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Hampton Court Palace Tours

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Hampton Court Palace
The famous former residence of the infamous King Henry VIII, Hampton Court is one of the king’s two remaining palaces and one of the grandest castles in England, having once been planned to rival the Palace of Versailles in France. Today, visitors can explore the castle interior, which showcases two architectural styles (the Tudor palace of Henry VIII and the baroque palace of William III), stroll through its massive hedge maze, see the historic tennis court, and view the largest grape vine in the world. Don’t miss the State Apartments’ royal bedrooms and galleries, the Tudor kitchens, Chapel Royal, or the medieval Great Hall, which has been in continuous use for more than 450 years.

The Basics
Hampton Court Palace is commonly visited from London either independently or as part of a royal palaces tour and paired with a stop at Windsor Castle. Book priority entrance tickets to skip the line and spend more time exploring the grounds, or, for more context, choose a guided historical tour that walks you through the palace and formal gardens. Bike tours of the Hampton Court Palace grounds are another popular options.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Helpful red-coated guides can be found all over the grounds offering interesting information about the castle (while making sure you keep your hands off the valuable furnishings).
  • Book an advance ticket with timed entry to avoid lines. 
  • Free Wi-Fi access is available.
  • Much of the palace is wheelchair accessible, and disabled visitors may bring a caregiver free of charge.
  • Hampton Court Palace entry is included in the London Pass.

How to Get There
Hampton Court Palace is set in the royal borough of Richmond upon Thames, on the River Thames and a short distance from London in the town of Surrey. It’s accessible by public transport—Hampton Court Station is a 30-minute train ride away from Waterloo Station in central London. From the train station, it’s a short walk across the Hampton Court Bridge over the River Thames to the palace.

When to Get There
The palace is open daily from 10am to 4:30pm, with extended hours until 6pm in summer. Arriving earlier in the day or taking a private tour will help you avoid crowds.

Royal Palaces of England
For a glimpse at royal life and customs in settings truly fit for royalty, go beyond Hampton Court and visit the royal residences at Kensington Palace and Buckingham Palace in London, as well as nearby Windsor Castle.
Address: East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU, England
Hours: Daily 10am–6pm (until 4:30pm in winter)
Admission: £15.90 (adults)
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47 Tours and Activities to Experience Hampton Court Palace

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Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace - Private Bespoke Tour From London

Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace - Private Bespoke Tour From London

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Enjoy all of the benefits of a guided tour with none of the rushing on this bespoke private tour of two of England’s historic treasures. Relax as your personal driver/guide collects you from your door and escorts you to Windsor Castle—where Harry married Meghan!—and Hampton Court with its beautiful gardens.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$424.48
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Hampton Court Palace - fascinating private walking tour with a qualified guide

Hampton Court Palace - fascinating private walking tour with a qualified guide

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Swap the hustle and bustle of central London for a day exploring the magnificent Hampton Court Palace complex. By exploring the palace with a guide—ensure that you don’t miss any important highlights, such as the beautiful gardens, the Haunted Gallery, and an ancient grapevine. Your guide entertains you and enhances your experience with stories about Henry VIII and William III, palace etiquette, and the palace hauntings too.
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  • 3 hours
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$190.33
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Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Private Car Tour

Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Private Car Tour

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Travelers that want to walk in the footsteps of British royals can avoid the hassles of renting a car or booking train travel with this private guided tour, where you're whisked to Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace. After purchasing entry, you can explore Windsor Castle's State Apartments and St. George's Chapel, and take advantage of the included audio guide to learn as you go. At Hampton Court, uncover Tudor history in the regal surrounds, and even stroll through some of the most splendid gardens in England.
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  • 8 hours
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$1,092.15
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Private Bespoke Hampton Court Palace Tour

Private Bespoke Hampton Court Palace Tour

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Visiting Hampton Court Palace on your own may mean you miss out on the full history and tales behind this Tudor and baroque royal residence. Get the most from the palace—once home to Henry VIII—on this private tour from London, with your own guide to bring everything to life and ensure you cover the highlights. Plus, explore unrushed at your own pace, with return hotel transfers for convenience.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$382.03
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Hampton Court Palace Grounds Bike Tour

Hampton Court Palace Grounds Bike Tour

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The magnificent Hampton Court Palace is the former home of Henry VIII, set along the banks of the River Thames in the London Borough of Richmond. On this tour, enjoy stunning views of the historic palace as you cycle around the palace grounds, explore the royal Bushy Park and Hampton Court Park, and stop at landmarks including Eisenhower's WWII base and Long Water.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.08
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Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace Tour with Lunch Pack

Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace Tour with Lunch Pack

Discover two of the British monarchy’s most striking palaces on this return day trip departing from central London. Step back in time and discover a fascinating side of the British monarchy on this thrilling day trip departing from central London. You’ll get to visit Windsor Castle, Queen Elizabeth II’s favourite weekend residence, and Hampton Court Palace, known for being the main home of Henry VIII. The tour will be led by one of our friendly, professional and knowledgeable guides. Complimentary lunch pack! This tour includes a complimentary lunch pack, allowing you more time and flexibility to explore every venue. Highlights of the day: • Step inside two of the UK’s most famous royal palaces • See the incredible State Apartments at Windsor Castle • Discover the intricately made Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House • Get an insight of the Tudor highs and lows at Hampton Court Palace • Tour led by a knowledgeable and friendly guide • Complimentary lunch pack included
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.21
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London Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Access to Over 80 Attractions

London Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Access to Over 80 Attractions

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Discover London’s top sights for one low price with the London Pass®. Choose from a 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, or 10-day sightseeing credits package, and enjoy access to your London Pass straight from your mobile. Simply show it at the gate or ticket office to gain entrance to more than 80 attractions including Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey, and the "View from the Shard." You also benefit from skip-the-line access at some of the city's top attractions like the London Zoo. Your pass also includes a hop-on hop-off bus tour, a Thames River cruise, a free guidebook packed with useful information, and valuable shopping and dining discounts. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 30 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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  • 10 days
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$108.17
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Luxury Private Day Hire London-London Stopover at Windsor & Hampton Court Palace

Luxury Private Day Hire London-London Stopover at Windsor & Hampton Court Palace

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Leaving the Fantastic city of London enjoying many sites on the way we make our way to Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. It is open to visitors throughout the year. Founded by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, it has since been the home of 39 monarchs. Today The Queen spends most of her private weekends at the Castle. Leaving Windsor and its castle we travel to Hampton Court Palace A royal place and made famous by Henry the VIII, the most famous but dishonourable British monarch. The distinctive architectural styles of domestic Tudor and Baroque, the famous maze, the real tennis courts and the huge grape vines are gems of English culture that are to be discovered during your day trip. Discover Hampton Court but why not also visit the celebrated maze, the historic real tennis courts and the huge grape vine, claimed to be the largest in the world.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hampton Court Palace - Private Guided Tour

Hampton Court Palace - Private Guided Tour

Travelers that want to learn about British royals at Hampton Court Palace can skip the hassles of a crowded guided tour on this private outing, with your own personal guide to lead the way. After easy hotel meet-up, you head to the palace—with travel and entry at your own expense—where you explore the historic grounds, and hear tales of the British royals. Highlights include exploring the gardens, wandering the Hampton Court Maze, and marveling at the baroque architecture.
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  • 4 hours
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$465.19
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Private Tour: Hampton Court Palace Walking Tour with Historian Guide

Private Tour: Hampton Court Palace Walking Tour with Historian Guide

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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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$355.40
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Private London Hampton Court Palace Tour by Private Vehicle

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Private London Hampton Court Palace Tour by Private Vehicle

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Once home to King Henry VIII, Hampton Court Palace remains one of England’s most splendid royal landmarks. Discover the palace on a private tour, and learn more about its wealth of history. Choose your departure time and meet your guide at your London accommodation. Travel to Hampton Court and head straight inside with your fast-track entrance (at your expense). Explore the State Apartments, visit its sprawling gardens, and otherwise step back in time.
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  • 4 hours
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$365.76
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$487.70
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Private Hampton Court Palace Tour

Private Hampton Court Palace Tour

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Follow in the footsteps of King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth on a private half-day tour of Hampton Court Palace. With a personal guide, you’ll admire the opulent Great Hall and Cumberland Gallery; enjoy the serenity of the Chapel Royal; and lose yourself in the famous Hampton Court Maze. Hotel pickup and drop-off in London are included.  
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  • 3 to 5 hours
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$469.69
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Visit Hampton Court Palace & Glorious Gardens

Visit Hampton Court Palace & Glorious Gardens

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Excellent, professionally qualified guide with decades of experience. For the past 20 years Jackie Clemson has worked within the heritage industry, in the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle, and as a Guide Lecturer for Historic Royal Palaces. She specialises in walking tours of London, as well as the gardens and palace of Hampton Court; and is accredited by the City of London University and Institute of Tourist Guides. Jackie also delivers illustrated lectures on HM Queen Elizabeth II, Windsor Castle, Royal Westminster and the history, ceremonies, & ancient traditions, of many different areas of London.
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  • 2 hours
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$183.48
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$183.48
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Hampton Court Palace Private Independent Visit by Luxury Sedan

Hampton Court Palace Private Independent Visit by Luxury Sedan

Travel by an air conditioned luxury sedan. Private driver. Independent visit. Tour at your own pace.
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  • 5 hours
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$350.77
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Private Hampton Court Palace Taxi Tour Up To 5 People

Private Hampton Court Palace Taxi Tour Up To 5 People

Private tour only your group will participate Private driver guide Travel by iconic London Taxi See two great palaces on one site Magnificent gardens
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$425.42
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Royal Windsor & Hampton Court Palace by Executive Luxury Vehicle Private Tour

Royal Windsor & Hampton Court Palace by Executive Luxury Vehicle Private Tour

MY TRANSFERS UK PRIVATE TOURS All Tours Carried out in Executive Vehicles i.e Mercedes E-Class Mercedes V Class Viano and Mercedes Vitto, BMW 5 and 7 series Audi A6 and A8 Our definition of “private tour” simply means your tour, where all ground services are provided by your very own personal driver, with a private vehicle and chauffeur, exclusively for your party. Flexible itinerary designed around your interest, need and budget. Only you and your family or friends. Especially convenient if you are traveling with children or elderly people. Private and comfortable car with your own driver who is always ready to transfer you to the next destination. Tours pick up and drop off at clients’ hotel. Tour pick up times are flexible but MUST be advised at time of booking.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$470.47
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Hampton Court Palace & Windsor Castle Private Car Tour from London

Hampton Court Palace & Windsor Castle Private Car Tour from London

Immerse yourself in Britain’s storied royal history during this full-day, luxury tour of two stunning estates, Hampton Castle and Windsor Castle. Travel comfortably from your London hotel in a private, chauffeured Mercedes vehicle. Highlights include a stroll through the famous hedge maze and formal gardens, a peek at the spectacular “Abraham Tapestries,” and a visit inside the chapel where Prince Harry wed Meghan Markle.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$616.18
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Hampton court palace private tour by train

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Hampton court palace private tour by train

Enjoy a private 4-hour tour of London Hampton Court Palace.  • Enjoy fast-track entrance to Hampton Court Palace • Visit the State Apartments of Henry VIII • Wander the beautiful palace gardens to see stunning floral displays • Feel the heat of the fire in Henry's Tudor Kitchens
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  • 4 hours
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$273.86
$342.32
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Private Vehicle To Hampton Court Palace From London With Admission Tickets

Private Vehicle To Hampton Court Palace From London With Admission Tickets

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Visit one of London's most extraordinary palaces—and leave all the logistics to someone else—on this seamless, private trip to Hampton Court Palace. Once the seat of King Henry VIII, the palace is one of the grandest and most history-saturated in the region. Enjoy a stress-free way to travel with round-trip transit from your preferred London address at a time of your choosing. Entry tickets and audio guides are also included, and make it easy to explore independently.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$233.64
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Royal Windsor & Hampton Court Palace by Executive Luxury Vehicle Private Tour

Royal Windsor & Hampton Court Palace by Executive Luxury Vehicle Private Tour

*WINDSOR CASTLE is the largest castle in England and still a Royal residence. Famous for the Round Tower and St George's Chapel. This tour passes through Eton, home of one of England's famous public schools; Windsor Great Park and Runnymede, where King John sealed the Magna Carta; and the Kennedy Memorial *HAMPTON COURT PALACE Experience the public dramas and private lives of Henry VIII, his wives and children in the world of the Tudor court. Discover the spectacular baroque palace built for William III and Mary II and explore the magnificent gardens. MY TRANSFERS UK PRIVATE TOURS IN A EXECUTIVE LUXURIOUS VEHICLES Our definition of “private tour” simply means your tour, where all ground services are provided by your very own personal driver, with a private vehicle and chauffeur, exclusively for your party. Especially convenient if you are traveling with children or elderly people.
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  • 6 hours
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$280.70
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$280.70
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Kid-Friendly Hampton Court Palace Tour in London with Blue Badge Guide

Kid-Friendly Hampton Court Palace Tour in London with Blue Badge Guide

Join this half day Private kid-frienly tour to Hampton Court Palace and explore the rooms where Henry VIII's marriages changed the course of history. Discover its evocative corridors where legend has it that Tudor ghosts still wander. A tour aimed at families with children where the guide will make sure everyone is engaged and entertained for a fun and informative experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$307.28
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Private Full Day tour of Windsor castle and Hampton court palace from London

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Private Full Day tour of Windsor castle and Hampton court palace from London

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Delve into British regal history and architecture on this fantastic tour that’s perfect for history buffs. A private tour means no waiting around for other travelers, and a more personalized experience with door-to-door transport included. Visit both Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace in a day, with guide commentary to expand your historical knowledge.
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  • 8 hours
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$703.40
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$937.88
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Private Full Day tour of Windsor castle and Hampton court palace from London

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Private Full Day tour of Windsor castle and Hampton court palace from London

After you meet your guide, get a window into the lives of the Tudor kings with a look through the palace grounds. You can visit the Tudor kitchens, the Privy Garden, the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace garden, and the Great Hall. See how Henry VIII lavished money on fabulous tapestries and paintings, housed and fed the huge English court, and sought his succession of wives, political power, and domination over Rome. Beyond the grandeur of the original Tudor designs, the elegance and romance of the palace owes much to the Baroque buildings created by Sir Christopher Wren in the 17th century for the joint monarchs William and Mary. Head out to the pretty town of Windsor for your look at the castle, where centuries of royal history are waiting for you. Splendour of the building, St. George's Chapel, and the sumptuous state apartments.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$631.58
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$842.11
$210.53 savings
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Windsor Castle & Hampton Court Palace, Private Tour

Windsor Castle & Hampton Court Palace, Private Tour

Windsor Castle is a royal residence at Windsor in the English county of Berkshire. It is notable for its long association with the English and later British royal family and for its architecture. The original castle was built in the 11th century after the Norman invasion of England by William the Conqueror. *WINDSOR CASTLE is the largest castle in England and still a Royal residence. Famous for the Round Tower and St George's Chapel. Explore Hampton Court Palace and Garden Tudor kitchens. The Triumphs of Caesar. Privy Garden. The Chapel Royal Hampton Court Palace gardens. Costumed guided tours. The Maze. and Great Hall. Hampton Court Palace is a story of two palaces: A Tudor palace magnificently developed by Cardinal Wolsey and later Henry VIII, alongside a Baroque palace built by William III and Mary II.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$270.43
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$270.43
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Hampton Court Palace hours of operation?
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Hampton Court Palace hours of operation: Daily 10am–6pm (until 4:30pm in winter). Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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