The Anne Boleyn Experience July 2021

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Tour Details

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!


Tour Highlights

  • Historians Tracy Borman and Gareth Russell

  • Private After Hours Hever Tour of Hever Castle

  • 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

Anne Boleyn May 2022 Speakers

Gareth Russell
Gareth Russell is the author of seven books, including the best-selling “Young and Damned and Fair,” a biography of Henry VIII’s fifth wife, Catherine Howard. He studied History at Oxford and Queen’s University, Belfast, where his postgraduate dissertation was on the queen’s household in the 1540s. His most recent book, “The Ship of Dreams,” was named a Book of the Year by The Times and a Best History Read of 2019 by the Daily Telegraph. He was a contributor to the recent BBC series “The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family” and host of the podcast “Single Malt History”. He is currently working on a history of Hampton Court Palace and the people who lived there.
Tracey Borman
Tracy Borman is a best selling author, historian and broadcaster, specialising in the Tudor period. Her books include Elizabeth’s Women, Thomas Cromwell, The Private Lives of the Tudors and Henry VIII and the Men Who Made Him. She has also written a fiction trilogy, The King’s Witch, based in the court of James I. Tracy is also joint Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces, Chief Executive of the Heritage Education Trust and an honorary professor at Bishop Grosseteste University. She has presented a number of history programmes for Channel 5 and the Smithsonian Channel, including The Fall of Anne Boleyn, Inside the Tower of London and Henry VIII and the King’s Men. She is a regular contributor to BBC History Magazine and gives talks on her books across the country and abroad. Her forthcoming book, Crown & Sceptre: A New History of the British Monarchy, will be published in November 2021.

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1 - 16th May

    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.

  • Day 2 - 17th May

    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!

  • Day 3 - 18th May

    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.

  • Day 4 - 19th May

    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.

  • Day 5 - 20th May

    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.


What's Included

  • Accommodation at Hever Castle for 4 nights

  • All Dinners and Breakfasts included

  • Expert History Talks from top historians Tracy Borman and Gareth Russell

  • Resident historian for the tour - Gareth Russell

  • 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.

  • Special evening dining experience in Hever 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 Guided tours at Tower of London and Hampton Court Palace

  • An Experience of a Lifetime!


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Ticket Prices

£2,650

per person with Double Occupancy, Single Person Supplement of 50% Applies

Room Upgrades and Additional Items Charged Separately


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