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Private tours

Our exclusive visits and private tours offer a wow factor to any event or itinerary.

Our exclusive visits and private tours offer a wow factor to any event or itinerary.

It was our first trip to Europe and our guide was amazingly patient and knowledgeable with the palace history. The tour was everything we expected and more.

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Enhance your experience of Hampton Court Palace by joining one of our private tours, available both before and after we open to our visitors.

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Private Morning Tours

Join us to explore the palace before we open to our visitors. 

History Tour

Discover how the Tudor court was fed, view the exquisite paintings and tapestries and explore the beauty of the vast gardens. Uncover history through the centuries with a private out of hours tour of Hampton Court Palace.

Cost: £750 + VAT for up to 10 people, £75 + VAT for every additional person 

Timings: 09.00 – 10.00am with your personal guide

The King's Staircase ceiling, looking south-east. Showing ceiling and mural paintings by  Antonio Verrio.
The East Front, showing a general view of a charabanc drawn by two shire horses. A driver sits in the driving seat, and another stands next to the horses.

Horses and Heritage

We welcome you to come and meet the descendants of Henry VIII's great horses at Hampton Court Palace. Climb aboard your carriage and be taken around the Great Fountain Garden and Home Park on a 45 minute tour. Afterwards, have the option to enjoy your choice of either a roof top tour or a history tour around the palace. 

Tour time: 9:00 - 11:00

Tour cost: £2,000 + VAT

Maximum capacity: 15 guests

Real Tennis Experience

The Royal Tennis Court is one of less than fifty real tennis courts in the world, and one of the few courts where the public can watch this intriguing sport. Enjoy an hour learning about the game that the young Henry VIII was passionate about. 

Tour time: Between 10:00 to 16:00 (Wednesday - Sunday)

Tour cost: £2,000 + VAT

Maximum capacity: 25 guests

A match in progress in the Royal Tennis Court
Built in the reign of King Charles I and remodelled in the reign of Charles II, the tennis court is still is use today and is the venue for the British Open Real Tennis Championships.
A general view of guests standing in a row on the Palace rooftop during a rooftop tour.

Roof Top Tour

This tour shows the palace off to absolute best advantage, and are led by a professional guide to ensure that the experience is as memorable as the scenery! 

During palace opening hours: £350 + VAT for up to 6 people. £450 +VAT for up to 15 plus palace entry tickets. 

Outside of palace opening hours: £650+VAT 

Timings: Anytime between 10:00 – 16.00  

Maximum 15 guests, minimum 12 years old

Private Evening Tours

Uncover the mystery and history of spine tingling stories after dark.

Ghost Tour

Prepare yourself for a night of nail-biting ghost stories from the haunted history of Hampton Court Palace, and enjoy a spooky gallivant around the empty courtyards and corridors as you hear the spine-chilling stories of Hampton Court's supernatural past in this 90-minute walking tour.

Cost: £2,000 + VAT for up to 30 people. £75 +VAT for every additional person

17:00 - 18:30 November - March

The Haunted Gallery, looking north. Showing State Apartment Warder, Christian Lax acting as ghost tour guide.  The Haunted Gallery owes its name to the story of the ghost of Catherine Howard, King Henry VIII's fifth wife. Charged with adultery, the young Queen was placed under house arrest at Hampton Court. The story goes that she managed to escape from her rooms and run along the gallery to the Chapel where the King was at Mass. Before she was able to reach him, she was seized by the guards and dragged screaming back to her rooms. It is said that her ghost still shrieks along the gallery. The photograph shows a blurred image behind Christian Lax, representing the ghost of Catherine Howard.
The Great Hall, looking north-east.

The Great Hall built by King Henry VIII replaces a smaller hall on the same site. The Hall is an entranceway to the King’s state apartments and was a communal dining room. Here up to 600 members of the court would eat in two sittings, twice a day. 

Tapestry wallhangings can be seen, attributed to Pieter Coeck van Aelst (1502-50) they depict scenes from the life of the Prophet Abraham. Also shows part of the hammerbeam roof designed by King Henry VIII's Master Carpenter, James Nedeham.

History Where It Happened

View the majestic splendour of Hampton Court Palace in a different light as dusk steals over the palace and we are closed to the public. 

Cost: £2,000 +VAT, £75 + VAT for every additional person. 

Timings: 18.15 – 19.45 (17.00 – 18.30 in winter)

Crowning Glory: Coronation Tales

As we enter the new Carolean age, join us on a tour of Hampton Court Palace, for an array of fascinating coronation tales, from Henry VIII to Elizabeth II.

Learn how the crown was lost to history and later restored. View the famous Abraham tapestries, the most valuable item in the Royal Collection, after the Crown Jewels. Explore stories of royal beasts, banquets & balls, and all the ingredients of celebration, from sublime music to ‘Coronation Chicken’!

Morning Tour:
• £800 + VAT for up to 10 people
• 09:00 – 10:30am

Evening Tour:
• £2,000 +VAT for up to 30 guests
• 18:15 - 19:45

A view of King Henry VIII's re-created Crown of State

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