This simply is THE tour for enthusiasts of the story and life of Anne Boleyn.
You'll explore the life and death of the ill-fated second wife of Henry VIII and mother to Elizabeth I, in places key to her story and with eminent historians. We'll be joined for the entirety of the tour by my co-host, Gareth Russell and by special guest speaker Tracy Borman.
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.
**New for 2022 - you will have the opportunity to dress as Tudor Royalty for the day at Hever Castle!
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!
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.
Full day at Hever Castle.
Enjoy a relaxed breakfast before spending the day exploring Hever Castle and its grounds. You can choose to take the short walk to St Peter's Church where the Boleyn family worshipped and see Thomas Boleyn's tomb.
Dress as Tudor Royalty for the Day! (Optional Extra) After being dressed you can wear your outfit for the day, take as many photos as you want with Hever as a backdrop! Your outfit will be picked up the following morning so you can choose to wear it for our evening activity and dinner!
During the evening we go on an after hours tour of Hever Castle after its closed to the public. As if that weren't enough we then dine in top luxury in the Castle's dining room!
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 a pre-dinner talk by our resident historian on this tour, the fantastic Gareth Russell.
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 Gareth 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 Tracy Borman.
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.