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Enjoy the stunning views across the South Downs and Surrey Hills as we visit King Henry VIII's favourite residence, Hampton Court Palace. With time to visit royal Windsor on the way and medieval Arundel on our return, this is a great value short break, with plenty of single rooms.
Detailed Overview

Price includes

  • 2 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • 3 course menu with 3 choices per course

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Full cooked breakfast

  • Free use of gym

  • Entrance to Hampton Court Palace

  • Fully escorted thoughout

  • Porterage

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

This morning we take the scenic route and make our way to Royal Windsor. Here we will have a few hours at leisure to explore this historic crown jewel. You may like to visit Windsor Castle, built in the 11th century by William the Conqueror and, as home to The Queen, is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. Or you may wish to make your way into the town to browse the shops and eateries. It’s then onwards to our hotel, where we arrive in time for dinner.

Day 2

Hampton Court Palace
After a leisurely breakfast, we make our way to Hampton Court Palace. A stunning, Grade I listed royal palace, set in delightful gardens, and one of Henry VIII's favourite palaces. You can explore his State Apartments, visit the Tudor Kitchen and wander through the gardens trying not to get lost in the famous Hampton Court Maze.

Transport yourself back to the heyday of Tudor feasting and entertainment in Henry VIII’s Kitchens and Great Hall. Discover the Stuart and Georgians Baroque Palace and how other Royal families made this palace their own.

If you still want more, lose yourself in the most famous maze in the world. The Hampton Court Maze is still baffling visitors after 300 years.

Other things you must see at the Palace include:

King Henry VIII’s Apartments

Young Henry VIII’s Story

Chocolate Kitchens

Cumberland Art Gallery

William III’s Apartments

Palace Gardens

Georgian Story

Mantegna Gallery

Refreshments are available on site. Alternatively, you may wish to leave the palace grounds and visit the nearby shops and cafes across the river, or take a pleasant riverside walk.

Day 3

Surrey Hills, South Downs and Arundel
Today we make our way across the scenic Surrey Hills and South Downs and spend some time exploring Arundel. Highlights include the magnificent castle, famous not only for its finely preserved interior, fascinating furniture, tapestries and rare collection of paintings, but for its wonderful gardens too. Or you may wish to visit the cathedral, art galleries, independent shops or just sit a while and take in the views. We then continue our journey home.

Please note:

If you would like to share a room with a friend or join us as a couple, then please do call us and we will aim to accommodate you.


Other Information

Hotel

3* Federation House, Leatherhead, Surrey

Federation House is ideally located in central Leatherhead, and is also home to the Police Federation Headquarters. The striking building features a glass façade, making a large, modern, open atrium area and houses 55 air-conditioned and recently refurbished bedrooms.

• Restaurant • Bar • TV • Hairdryer • Tea/coffee making facilities • Gym •

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