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A royal adventure around some of the monarchy's most beloved locations, including a special visit to Kensington Palace with Jennie Bond

Take the opportunity to celebrate a thousand years of royalty and the impressive reign of Queen Elizabeth II on guided visits to some of England's finest palaces. You'll enjoy extra-special moments, including visiting Kensington Palace with former BBC royal correspondent Jennie Bond.

This four-day trip begins at Windsor Castle, with a glass of champagne after it has closed to the public. A tour of the State Apartments offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into where Queen Elizabeth II spent much of her time during her reign; you'll peek inside the opulent rooms that have hosted dignitaries, royalty, and politicians.

An expert guide accompanies visits to Hampton Court Palace, Westminster Abbey, and the Tower of London. You'll stand where royals have exchanged wedding vows, hear insider tales of historical events, be dazzled by the Crown Jewels, and admire the grand architecture that has made these palaces, castles, and venues instantly recognisable the world over. A walking tour from Westminster Abbey takes you past Buckingham Palace and along the Mall, following in the footsteps of important moments both from the Platinum Jubilee and Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral.

Autumn is a splendid season to visit Kew Gardens when the tree canopies take on fiery hues. As part of a visit to these vast and beautiful gardens, you'll see Kew Palace, a hidden royal palace that was home to George III and Queen Charlotte.

The Crowne Plaza in Ealing is the ideal base for three nights, where you'll also spend a memorable evening with Jennie Bond when she talks about her time as the BBC's royal correspondent and answers questions on her fascinating career.

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Jennie Bond
Broadcaster and journalist

As a royal correspondent for 14 years, broadcaster and journalist Jennie Bond was at the heart of events that made headlines. She gave a personal account of her time as a royal correspondent in a documentary for Channel 5, Jennie Bond's Royals, and is the author of several books on the subject.

I’ve reported on the royal family for 30 years, through divorces and deaths, right up to the popularity the monarchy is currently enjoying. I hope my stories will help you understand what goes on behind palace walls – and make you laugh at the adventures royal reporting entails.

Jennie Bond

Price includes

  • Three nights of bed and breakfast accommodation at the four-star Crowne Plaza in Ealing
  • Two set menu dinners at the hotel
  • A visit to Kensington Palace with Jennie Bond
  • An exclusive talk and Q&A with Jennie Bond
  • A private tour of Windsor Castle and a glass of champagne
  • Tours of Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, and Hampton Court Palace with admission fees included
  • A walking tour of London, from Westminster Abbey to Trafalgar Square via Buckingham Palace
  • Coach transfers and the services of a tour manager throughout
  • A visit to Kew Gardens to see the exterior of Kew Palace
  • A walking tour in Richmond

Availability

From
Fri, Fri, Oct 21, 2022
To
Mon, Mon, Oct 24, 2022
Duration
4 Days
Price per person
£995*

* THIS PRICE IS FOR TELEGRAPH SUBSCRIBERS ONLY, per person based on two sharing a double room. Subject to availability. Single supplement on request. Itinerary subject to change. Our travel partner, Travel Editions, is ABTA-bonded. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events and the overall itinerary may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated.

From
Fri, Fri, Oct 21, 2022
To
Mon, Mon, Oct 24, 2022
Duration
4 Days
Price per person
£1,045*

* THIS PRICE IS FOR ALL OTHER READERS, per person based on two sharing a double room. Subject to availability. Single supplement on request. Itinerary subject to change. Our travel partner, Travel Editions, is ABTA-bonded. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events and the overall itinerary may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated.

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Windsor Castle State Apartments
    Windsor, United Kingdom

    After checking into the Crowne Plaza hotel in Ealing, you'll journey to Windsor Castle by coach for a private evening tour of the State Apartments after the Castle is closed to the public, where you'll also enjoy a glass of champagne. The Royal Family uses these lavish ceremonial rooms to host official visits by Heads of State from other countries. The Grand Reception Room is perhaps the most splendid, adorned with chandeliers and gilding.

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Day
    2
    Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace (exterior), and Kensington Palace
    Westminster, United Kingdom

    After breakfast at the Crowne Plaza, you'll head to Westminster Abbey for a tour to learn about its rich history and the world events staged here, including 17 royal weddings. From the Abbey, a guided walk leads you to the outside of Buckingham Palace before making your way along the Mall to Trafalgar Square, where the walking tour concludes.

    This afternoon, there's a special visit to Kensington Palace in store. Royal Expert, Jennie Bond, will join you for the visit and return to the hotel in the evening for an exclusive talk and Q&A about her time as a journalist and broadcaster.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  3. Day
    3
    Tower of London and Hampton Court Palace
    Hampton Court Palace, United Kingdom

    After breakfast, a coach takes you into central London to visit the iconic Tower of London, built in 1066 to keep hostile Londoners at bay. Now home of the Crown Jewels, it's a fascinating place to explore, see the Yeoman Warders, and meet the Tower's famous ravens.

    Later, you'll visit Hampton Court Palace for a guided tour. This magnificent palace was home to Henry VIII and the Tudor dynasty. Step inside the Great Hall, adored with Henry VIII's tapestries, and admire the world-renowned gardens, including the Privy Garden, which was restored to how it was in 1702 by closely following original accounts.

    Meals - Breakfast
  4. Day
    4
    Richmond, Kew Gardens, and Kew Palace (exterior)
    Kew, United Kingdom

    Choose some comfy shoes for today's fascinating walking tour of Richmond and Kew Gardens. The guided tour includes visiting Henry VIII's palace gatehouse in Richmond. Enjoy the autumn colours emerging in Kew Gardens and see the outside of Kew Palace.

    Meals - Breakfast

Accommodation

Crown Plaza London - Ealing

4
Ealing, United Kingdom

The four-star Crowne Plaza hotel in Ealing is the ideal base for your royal tours in central London, Windsor, and Richmond. Enjoy a buffet breakfast each morning and two dinners in the West 5 Brasserie and Bar that features a spacious terrace and lounge area. Guestrooms are modern and stylish, with everything you need for a comfortable stay.

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Availability

From
Fri, Fri, Oct 21, 2022
To
Mon, Mon, Oct 24, 2022
Duration
4 Days
Price per person
£995*

* THIS PRICE IS FOR TELEGRAPH SUBSCRIBERS ONLY, per person based on two sharing a double room. Subject to availability. Single supplement on request. Itinerary subject to change. Our travel partner, Travel Editions, is ABTA-bonded. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events and the overall itinerary may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated.

From
Fri, Fri, Oct 21, 2022
To
Mon, Mon, Oct 24, 2022
Duration
4 Days
Price per person
£1,045*

* THIS PRICE IS FOR ALL OTHER READERS, per person based on two sharing a double room. Subject to availability. Single supplement on request. Itinerary subject to change. Our travel partner, Travel Editions, is ABTA-bonded. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events and the overall itinerary may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated.

Call now to book 02039938321
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