New Discover the Tudors Tour 2012 with Early Bird Special Offer

Posted By on August 15, 2011

Thank you for all the emails I’ve been receiving asking about our 2012 tour programme – you’re all so excited and so am I!

I’ve improved The Executed Queens tour and Discover the Tudors tour itineraries based on feedback from this year’s attendees to make sure that these tours really are your dream Tudor vacations, that they are as perfect as perfect can be. So, here we go with our brand new Discover the Tudors Tour and special offer.

Discover the Tudor Tour 2012

New for 2012, this 9 day/8 night tour takes you to some amazing Tudor attractions and will really give you your Tudor fix!

This tour, taking place from Saturday 23rd June to Sunday 1st July, will be led by Claire (me!) and Tim Ridgway, creators of The Anne Boleyn Files and highlights include:-

  • Guided tour of Westminster Abbey – The resting place of 17 monarchs, including Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I
  • Visit to Windsor Castle – Official residence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and also the resting place of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville, Henry VI, Henry VIII and Jane Seymour, Charles Brandon Duke of Suffolk, Charles I and many more. A beautiful castle!
  • A day at Hampton Court Palace with our expert costumed guide and Tudor focused tour
  • Private evening tour of the Tower of London followed by the traditional Ceremony of the Keys
  • Visit to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre – A replica of the one which burned down in 1615 during a performance of “Henry VIII”!
  • A ghost walk of Stratford-upon-Avon – Be afraid, be very afraid!

  • A full day in the beautiful riverside town of Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare’s hometown. Walking tour including Holy Trinity Church (where Shakespeare is buried), Hall’s Croft, Nash’s House and New Place, and Shakespeare’s Birthplace. Coach to Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and Mary Arden’s House.
  • Day at Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre – Find out about the battle which started the Tudor dynasty, try your hand at falconry, enjoy a talk on weaponry and Tudor battle tactics, browse the exhibition and walk the battlefield
  • Hever Castle – Our time at this beautiful castle includes a private guided tour, talk by Hever historian, evening banquet in the main castle dining room and free time to appreciate the beauty and atmosphere of the Boleyn family home
  • The Astor Wing of Hever Castle

  • Penshurst Place – Visit to the house described as “the grandest and most perfectly preserved example of a fortified manor house in all England”.
  • Luxury accommodation at 3 venues – the 4 star Tower Hotel located on the banks of the River Thames just a stone’s throw from Tower Bridge and the Tower of London; the Alveston Manor Hotel, a stunning Tudor manor house in Stratford-upon-Avon, and Hever Castle, where we stay in the private and exclusive Astor Wing with its Tudor suite and private lawn.
  • Talks by historian Dr John Guy, Hever historian and one other (TBC)
  • Time to chat to Claire and get those nagging questions answered!

Special Offer – Don’t Miss Out!

Because we really need to ensure that this tour is going ahead, so that we can confirm our venue bookings, we are offering an Early Bird Special offer.

Book your place with a deposit of £300 per person before midnight on Monday 22nd August 2011 and we will give you a discount of £100 off the full price of the tour. Your name will also be put into a prize draw for a signed copy of “The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn” by Eric Ives.

Click here to book your place now. Places are limited to 20 so that everyone can have a truly personal and magical experience.

Full Details

The full itinerary, cost, dates and terms can be found at our tour website – click here.

You can read testimonials from past tour attendees on our Testimonials page.

What Next?

Tomorrow I will be sharing details of our updated Executed Queens Tour 2012 and after that I will be doing features on the amazing places we will visit on these tours, so keep your eyes on the site or your email inbox!

Don’t miss out on this offer and I hope to meet you next June!

11 thoughts on “New Discover the Tudors Tour 2012 with Early Bird Special Offer”

  1. Kelly says:

    Claire i have a question, i am very excited about this one, but i do not understand the booking, if i want to go with my husband (he really does not understand my passion of the Tudors, so i want to bring him with me, to let him see why i am so obsessed and maybe convert him to a tudorlover to). So if i want to book for 2 persons wich button do i have to push, i do not understand the difference between a double price or a twin price (am i to blond?)… Please help me out!

  2. Kelly says:

    Another question: can payments be made monthly? how does that work, you need a downpayment for 300 pounds pp or for the two… Sorry but i am getting grazy, this tour has everything in it i want to see

    1. Claire says:

      Hi Kelly,
      Don’t worry, you’re not being too blonde lol! I’m so excited that you want to come, that’s great news and it will be wonderful to meet you. The deposit is £300 per person, so a booking for two people would be £600 in total. A double room has one double bed (large bed) and is suitable for couples whereas a twin rooms has two single beds and is more suitable for friends sharing a room.

      Once you’ve booked, we will set up a payment page for you which will show the total left to pay and you can either pay in one lump sum 90 days before the tour or make regular payments before that. We’ve had some previous tour attendees make payments on a weekly or monthly basis to help them budget and there’s no extra charge for paying that way.

      Hope that makes sense!

      1. Rachel McNeil says:

        Hello Claire,

        I am confused why is a single room more expensive than a double? I really want to come on this tour with my mum, but it would cost us £5600 is that correct?

        Otherwise, I might have to go solo if I can afford it! I am thinking of it as a late 21st bday party for me, as I will be 21 in December haha x

        1. Claire says:

          Hi Rachel,
          We only use double rooms so a single space is more expensive because it’s single occupancy of a double room and also because you’re not sharing a room. A double room has one double bed and a twin room has two single beds, all rooms have en-suites. Yes, the per person price of people sharing a double/twin room is £2800 or £5600 in total. Hope that makes sense, do email me with any questions you may have.

  3. Sheena says:

    Looks like time to take that second mortage out on my house! =) This tour looks amazing- now to convince Chuck that we need to go on this one too!

    1. Claire says:

      Tell him that Tim will be there or you could try getting him a little tipsy on your Hever mead!

  4. Katherine says:

    This. Sounds. SUPER AMAZING.

  5. Karli says:

    Never before have I regretted being a poor college student so much lol. This just looks absolutely amazing.

  6. Riah says:

    This is probably a stupid question but flights are included, yes? I am talking my boyfriend into it, I’m excited!

    1. Claire says:

      Hi Riah,
      I hope that you can come. Flights are not included as we have attendees from all over the world. Our last tour had people from the UK, US, Canada, Belgium and Australia.

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