Royal Hampton Court Palace Tour with Afternoon Tea

Immerse yourself in regal history as you tour the palace grounds and experience afternoon tea

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Looking for an easy way to visit Hampton Court Palace? This immersive tour will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time to 16th century Tudor England, as you stroll through the lavish royal palace and its majestic courtyards. Your knowledgeable guide will tell tales of Henry VIII and other royals who once lived here, before taking you to a royal afternoon tea. Afterwards, you’re free to spend the rest of the day exploring the palace grounds at your leisure with a full day access pass!

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  • Meet your guide at Hampton Court Palace
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Anne Boleyn's Gatehouse
  • Speak with historical actors
  • Eat like royalty
  • Hampton Court Gardens
  • End inside Hampton Court Palace

Your regal tour begins outside of the palace gates, which is easily accessible by metro or taxi, where your friendly guide and group of fellow travelers will be waiting. From here, your knowledgeable guide will lead you through the palace along with its majestic courtyards and gardens. All the while, you’ll hear fascinating tales of the royals who once lived at Hampton Court, along with legends of Henry VIII and his multiple wives.

Following your palace tour, your guide will lead you to the tea venue for a traditional afternoon tea. You’ll feel like royalty as you delight in delicious nibbles and choose from a royal selection of teas.

This tour grants you access to the palace for a full day, so you’re free to continue exploring the magnificent palace and its outstanding gardens at your leisure.

Royal Hampton Court Tour Description

Your 2-hour tour includes:

  • Fun, knowledgeable guide

  • Full day access

  • Traditional afternoon tea

  • Royal courtyard and sunken gardens

  • Learn about the history of Henry VIII and 16th century Tudor England

  • Max group size of 20 people

Meet at the Palace Gates

Begin your royal tour outside of the palace gates, where you’ll meet your knowledgeable guide and group of no more than 20 travelers. As you walk through the palace entrance, your enthusiastic guide will detail the fascinating history of how Hampton Court came to be.

Explore Hampton Court Palace

Wander into the grounds of the regal palace and through its enchanting courtyards as you listen to extraordinary stories of Henry VIII and his numerous wives. Continue past Ann Boleyn’s Gatehouse, where she resided before being executed.

Next, marvel at the majestic Fountain Court, a stunning baroque palace that was created by Sir Christopher Wren for William III and Mary II.

Afternoon Tea Like a Royal

Follow your guide to the restored sunken gardens, and then continue onto the expansive Tudor kitchens. From here, your guide will lead you to the tea venue for a traditional afternoon tea. Savor every moment as you enjoy delightful finger sandwiches, decadent patisseries, and fresh scones. Of course, you’ll also have your choice of tea from the Royal Selection.

Following your lavish afternoon tea, you’ll be free to explore Hampton Court Palace for the rest of the day at your leisure. This includes full access to the palace, along with the 60 acres of breathtaking gardens on the grounds.

What you get with this tour
Passionate English-speaking guide
All day Hampton Court Palace tickets
Royal courtyard
Sunken gardens
Traditional afternoon tea
Group size of 20
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Monica Marquette

Our tour guide Tom, was very informative and passionate about the history of Hampton Court. We enjoyed every minute. Highly recommend.

Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

Make sure you wear comfortable shoes as you will be walking around the Palace all day!

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

No, this tour is operated by one of our trusted and vetted partners in London.

What happens if it rains?

We run our tours rain or shine. Please bring an umbrella if the forecast shows rain.

Is lunch included in the price of the tour?

No, but Afternoon Tea with scones and light finger sandwiches will be provided.

Where does this tour end?

This tour ends in the tea venue following your Afternoon Tea. The tour includes a full day pass, so afterwards you’re free to continue exploring the grounds at your leisure.

What to bring?

Make sure you wear comfortable shoes as you will be walking around the Palace all day!

Is transportation from London included?

No, you'll have to arrange your own transportation from London to Hampton Palace before the tour begins. You can easily access Hampton Palace by metro or taxi.

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