Castle Tour, London
Visit two of England's most historic castles - Hever Castle & Windsor Castle as well as Hampton Court Palace - and Churchill's private home Chartwell with your own expert London tour guide. Spend the night at historic Amberley Castle.
Your personal tour guide will collect you from your London hotel. Visit first Hampton Court Palace, a favourite palace of Henry Vlll beautifully situated on the River Thames. See Eton, the famous boys school where both Princes William and Harry attended and the boys are still dressed in traditional black tail coats. Time permitting stop at Runnymede where the Magna Carta was signed in 1215.
Visit Windsor Castle, England's largest royal residence and still lived in by the Queen. See the magnificent State Apartments, St. George's Chapel, one of the finest examples of perpendicular architecture and fan vaulted ceilings in Britain and Queen Mary's Dolls' House, perfect to the tiniest detail.
Your overnight stay is at luxurious Amberley Castle in West Sussex. Hidden away for 900 years near the picturesque village of Amberley in the chalk South Downs, Amberley Castle is a magnificent historical treasure that offers a truly unique experience. Through the portcullis and 60 ft curtain walls you will find beautiful landscaped gardens, fine examples of medieval architecture and an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity.
On your second day, your guide will collect you from Amberley Castle and take you to Chartwell, Churchill's family mansion, which serves as a splendid memorial to all that he did to help his own country. As you go round the house, you notice his stamp everywhere - from the books on the shelves to the paintings on the walls and the family photographs on the side tables. Then continue on to Hever castle, a 13th century moated castle, childhood home of Anne Boleyn and setting for her courtship with Henry VIII.