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The Anne Boleyn Experience 2020

12th - 16th July 2020

The Anne Boleyn Experience is back again in 2020 - twice! The May tour is now sold out and so, to avoid disappointing people, we have arranged a second tour for the year!

Explore the life and death of the ill-fated second wife of Henry VIII and mother to Elizabeth I, Queen Anne Boleyn with Anne Boleyn historian Claire Ridgway plus, guest speakers.

You will also enjoy a private after hours tour of Hever Castle, followed by dinner in the Hever Castle dining room, a visit Hampton Court Palace and the Tower of London.

For the duration of the tour you will stay at the magical Hever Castle, Anne's childhood home, for 4 nights of luxury!  Enjoy exclusive access to the entire Astor Wing including music room, billiard room, lawns, tennis court and outdoor swimming pool!

You will be transported in a luxury air-conditioned coach for the duration of the tour so you will arrive everywhere in comfort and style!


  • Private dining in the Castle Dining Room

    Private dining in the Castle Dining Room

  • Luxury Coach Interior

    Luxury Coach Travel

  • Staying for 4 nights at Hever Castle

    Staying for 4 nights at Hever Castle

  • Dinner and Breakfast in the Tudor Suite

    Dinner and Breakfast in the Tudor Suite

  • Hever Castle

    Private area at Hever Castle

  • Guided Tour at Tower of London

    Bespoke Private Tours

  • Private Lawns For Our Use

  • Claire Ridgway is our Resident Historian

Tour Highlights

  • Expert History Talks

  • Private Hidden Hever Tour of Hever Castle with Owen Emmerson

  • Dinner in the Castle Dining Room

  • Visit to Hampton Court Palace

  • Visit the Tower of London site of Anne Boleyn's incarceration, execution and final resting place

  • Private use of the Astor Wing of Hever Castle including our own Private Lawn next to the moat, Tennis Court, Billiards Room and Outdoor Heated Pool.

Historians on this Tour

Claire Ridgway

Claire Ridgway

The much loved and respected Tudor Historian, Claire Ridgway joins this tour as resident historian and co-tour leader.

Claire is the author of the best-selling books; George Boleyn: Tudor Poet, Courtier and Dipomat (co-written with Clare Cherry), On This Day in Tudor History, The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown, The Anne Boleyn Collection and The Anne Boleyn Collection II and many more.

Claire is the genius behind The Anne Boleyn Files history website, known for its historical accuracy, Claire's mission is to get to the truth behind Anne Boleyn's story and to share that with everyone. 

Philippa Brewell

Philippa Brewell

Philippa is well respected within the history and travel industries for creating historical experiences which consistently exceed expectations.

Philippa entertains thousands each week with her videos and stories from across the UK and British History. This ability to engage an audience in British history as well as being an expert in travelling the historical sites of the UK, makes her the perfect tour manager.

Her aim is to provide once in a lifetime experiences but which you'll want to repeat!

Further Speakers to be announced.

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1 - 12th July

    Meet at the designated, convenient pick-up point in London where you will board our private coach bound for Hever Castle. On arrival at Hever you will be shown to your beautiful room and you can begin to explore your home for the next few days.

    You will have exclusive access to the entire Astor Wing of Hever Castle where you can take advantage of our own private heated swimming pool, tennis court, billiards room and lawn next to the moat.

    At early evening, enjoy a welcome drinks reception on our private lawn and enjoy an evening meal followed by our first expert talk, from Claire Ridgway.

  • Day 2 - 13th July

    Full day at Hever Castle.

    After a leisurely breakfast take your time to explore the castle and grounds during the morning.

    This wonderful day continues with an evening private tour of 'Hidden Hever, led by Castle Supervisor and Historian Owen Emmerson who will take us behind the ropes and into rooms inaccessible to the public!

    As it that all weren't enough we then dine in top luxury in the Castle's dining room

  • Day 3 - 14th July

    We pay our respects to Anne Boleyn at the site of her final imprisonment, execution and resting place, the Tower of London.

    Following a morning private guided tour you will enjoy free time to explore other parts of the Tower and the waterfront. You then have the option to take a walk up to the Tower Hill execution site, where the men who fell victim to the events of 1536 were beheaded, with Claire and Philippa.

    We return to Hever Castle and enjoy a 3-course evening meal in our private dining room and our final history talk, from Claire Ridgway.

  • Day 4 - 15th July

    We will visit the ever impressive Hampton Court Palace and discover a story of transformation fuelled by Henry VIII's love for Anne Boleyn.

    We return to Hever for our final meal together.

  • Day 5 - 16th July

    Wake up for one final time in the magical Hever Castle.

    After a leisurely breakfast we board our private coach which will take us back to London where we say our final farewells.

 

 

Ticket Prices

£2,350*

per person with Double Occupancy, Single Person Supplement Applies

Sharing opportunities may be available - please enquire

 

What's Included

  • Accommodation at Hever Castle for 4 nights

  • All Dinners and Breakfasts included

  • Expert History Talks from top historians 

  • Resident historian for the tour - Claire Ridgway

  • Private use of the Astor Wing of Hever Castle including our own Private Lawn next to the moat, Tennis Court, Billiards Room and Outdoor Heated Pool.

  • Dinner in the Castle Dining room

  • Philippa as Tour Manager

  • Luxury Coach Travel from pick up to drop off

  • All Admissions as stated in the itinerary

  • Hidden Hever Tour after it closes to the public!

  • Private Guides at Tower of London and Hampon Court Palace

  • An Experience of a Lifetime!


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