A bespoke experience, tailored to your interests
Private guided tours require advance booking and are not included in palace admission. A separate palace admission ticket is also required.
Palace admission is free for Historic Royal Palaces Members.
For a truly memorable visit to Hampton Court Palace, book one of our friendly and knowledgeable guides for a private tour.
A bespoke guided tour can be tailored to your historical interests. Our guides can share fascinating stories and reveal scandalous secrets of Tudor, Georgian or grace and favour residents.
Starting from £132, private guided tours are the perfect way to make the most of your visit or celebrate a special occasion.
Guided tours can cover the highlights of the palace’s history, illuminating its changing status from the home of Henry VIII in the 16th century, to the home of grace and favour residents. Alternatively, tours can take you on special thematic routes such as:
All of our guides are qualified at Institute of Tourist Guiding Level 2, which sets the gold standard for professional guiding.
Marvel at spectacular views of Hampton Court Gardens as you learn about the history of the palace with our rooftop tours. This special offer provides rare access to areas usually off-limits to visitors.
Experience a unique view of the historic formal gardens, and see if you can spot the iconic London skyline in the distance.
Rooftop tours last for one hour and are only available for those aged 12 years and above.
Due to the historic nature of the roof, groups size is restricted to a maximum of 15 people. Visitors must wear flat, enclosed footwear, and be able to walk up 109 steps to get to the roof.
For a more visual experience, consider hiring a guide in costume. Discover the history of the Tudor palace in the company of a noble lady or servant, or hear secrets of the Baroque palace from a resident.
“My favourite thing about guiding is the look of awe and enthusiasm on guests faces when you tell them a funny story or some fascinating facts about Hampton Court Palace."
Sheila, tour guide.
“One of the joys of giving guided tours at Hampton Court is the luxury of going into greater detail about some of the lesser known aspects of the palace’s vibrant and varied history."
David, tour guide.
Booking staff will be in touch to confirm your booking and take payment.
You can get in touch with booking staff if you have any enquiries or to arrange your guided tour over the phone.