Discover the best parts of Hampton Court Palace on this 3.5-hour walking tour with a private guide. As you explore the site, get to know all the regal splendor of the royal palace, which is believed to have been King Henry VIII’s preferred abode. See the lavish Tudor Quarters, pause for reflection in the Chapel Royal, stroll through picturesque courtyards and admire art from the Royal Collection. Learn about all the history as you walk around the famous walls and listen to the stories of the royals who once called the palace home.
Private 3.5-hour Hampton Court Palace tour
Explore the magnificent palace, famously home to King Henry VIII
Wander the palace’s grand courtyards and see Anne Boleyn’s Gate
Stroll through the lavish state rooms and ogle ancient tapestries in the Great Hall
Get up close to prized artworks from the Royal Collection and see King Henry VIII’s replica crown in the Chapel Royal
Discover the history of the royal palace and the Tudor, Stuart and Georgian monarchs who resided there
Receive the undivided attention of a historian guide on this private tour
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
This private tour ensures you'll see the best of Hampton Court Palace's many highlights. Plus, your personal guide will tailor the commentary and itinerary to your interests, so if there's anything you'd like to hear more about or spend longer visiting, just ask!
Meet your guide at Richmond's Hampton Court Palace, approximately a 30-minute train ride from central London. The palace is best known as the former residence of King Henry VIII, one of the best-known British monarchs. Leave the admission area with your guide, and start your palace tour. Pose for photos in front of the palace’s iconic red-bricked front, and head through the arched entranceway, which is flanked by elegant columns and towers. Follow your guide as you learn about the highlights of Hampton Court Palace. Admire Anne Boleyn’s Gate, a Tudor gatehouse, and gaze up at the Clock Court’s Astronomical Clock. Wander around the Tudor Quarters and Great Hall to see the impressive hammer-beam roof and the tapestries that cloak the walls. Ogle the art from the Royal Collection inside the Cumberland Art Gallery, and see acclaimed artwork by the likes of Canaletto, Caravaggio, Holbein and Rembrandt. Then, check out the opulence of the Chapel Royal — a site that was decadently decorated for the christening of Edward VI. As you stand beneath the gold-and-blue ceiling, wander to the royal pew to admire a replica of the crown worn by King Henry VIII himself. Stop for refreshments at an on-site cafe before you view the Triumphs of Caesar. The collection of Andrea Mantegna paintings are said to make up some of the world’s most significant Italian paintings of the Renaissance period. After 3.5 hours, make the most of some free time to explore independently. Maybe rest and enjoy lunch, or take an amble through the garden and grounds.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Please note: trains from London Waterloo Station run regularly to Hampton Court; travel time is approximately 30 minutes. From Hampton Court Train Station to Hampton Court Palace is approximately a 10-minute walk
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
, Sep 2016
Six women paid almost a thousand dollars for this guided tour. We were very dissappointed. The guide was not understandable, mumbled and was poorly organized.
This was beyond amazing and by far the high light of my trip! Having the private tour enabled me to view artwork, places of interest to me, and get inside information from a true historian! My guide could not have been more knowledgeable. We both shared a passion for this castle and all its treasure
Wenn ich ehrlich sein sollte, war es leider das Geld nicht wert. Die Führung dauert lediglich bis um 13 Uhr, also eine Stunde weniger wie von Ihnen versprochen. Zudem war die Führerin zum Beispiel noch nie in den Küchen. Diese hätten mich so sehr interessiert.
Die Dame war sehr liebenswürdig und unkompliziert und wahrscheinlich eine hervorragende Spezialistin für italienische Kunst.