Visit Windsor Castle, Westminster Abbey, Hampton Court and the Tower of London and enjoy a talk from the Queen’s renowned biographer in her Platinum Jubilee year
This fascinating two-night tour will give you a glimpse into the
lives - and homes - of our very own Royal family.
Celebrate the capital's regal history and Her Majesty's Platinum
Jubilee, on visits to Hampton Court Palace, the Tower of London,
Westminster Abbey and Windsor Castle, where you'll go
behind-the-scenes on a private tour of the State Apartments and
enjoy a Champagne reception.
From Henry VIII to Queen Elizabeth the British monarchy features
some of history's most captivating figures - as well as its most
grisly tales - and these iconic palaces on the Thames are the
ultimate seats of power. So who better to give you a unique insight
into them than our very own Robert Hardman?
As a royal writer, commentator and film-maker, he has had
privileged access to the Royal Family and the Royal Household for
more than 25 years and can therefore give you an insider's view on
their past, present and future. Now a much-loved Mail
columnist, Robert will join you for an exclusive talk and Q&A.
You will also receive a copy of Robert's book Queen of the Our
Times - the Life of Elizabeth II (one per booking) which he
will happily sign for you.
Exclusive talk by Robert Hardman
As one of the UK's most respected Royal reporters, Robert Hardman
will give you an extraordinary insight into the workings of the
modern British Royal family in a private talk and Q&A session.
He has covered more than 60 international tours, been granted
special access to and interviewed members of the Royal Family
including Prince Charles, and written the acclaimed recent
biography, Queen of Our Times - the Life of Elizabeth
Royal castles and palaces
The walls may not be able to talk, but you will hear more
astonishing true tales of the monarchy in the most important Royal
houses across the city: Westminster Abbey, which has witnessed the
coronation of every monarch since William the Conqueror; the Tower
of London, the mighty fortress that is now the permanent home of
the Crown Jewels; and Buckingham Palace (exterior view only), the
official Royal residence in London since Queen Victoria's accession
Hampton Court with Robert Harding
You'll enjoy a fascinating guided tour of Hampton Court, forever
associated with Henry VIII and the Tudor court. Admire the
magnificent Great Hall, the huge Tudor kitchens and walk down the
infamous Haunted Gallery to the State Apartments.
Behind the scenes at Windsor Castle
Another highlight will be Windsor Castle, a Royal stronghold since
just after the Norman Conquest, where you will journey through
1,000 years of Royal history on a private tour of the State
Apartments at a time when the castle is otherwise closed to the
public - you'll also enjoy a glass of Champagne at the tour's
Historic hotel stay
You'll be based at The Talbot, a charming former coaching inn in
the historic Surrey village of Ripley. It has many period features
from its 500-year history and was also reputedly used as a hitching
post by Lord Nelson. It is said his love affair with Lady Hamilton