After a three-year gap, focussing on other periods, AWT are returning to the Tudor age for a brilliant progress visiting historical sites of Tudor England that we have (mostly) so far not explored. This tour will contain all the specialities for which AWT have become renowned: luxury historic hotels, lavish group dinners, an array of top historians and speakers, and a broad variety of historic sites, with private guided tours and privileged access to places not normally open to the public.
Responding to guest feedback, our aim is now to offer more time to enjoy the hotels, and courtesy coaches on two days, to allow guests flexibility of choice in opting for a packed itinerary of historical enrichment or a more relaxed experience. We will be staying at just three hotels, to avoid too many change-overs and shifting of luggage, and to give guests the chance to take advantage of the amenities the hotels offer.
Because of high demand, and a long waiting list, Alison Weir Tours are running this tour twice, with a maximum of 35 guests on each tour:
2nd to 11th May 2017
3rd to 12th October 2017
The tour will last for nine nights, and we will be staying at:
Hever Castle, Kent (3 nights) 5*
The Swan, Lavenham, Suffolk (3 nights) 4*
Oakley Hall Hotel, Hampshire (3 nights) 4*
Buffet lunch at the Kingsway Hall Hotel, London
Gala welcome dinner in the Dining Hall at Hever Castle, Kent
Lunch at Loseley Park, Surrey(May)/Lullingstone Castle (October)
Dinner at Penshurst Place, Hever, Kent
Lunch at Leeds Castle, Kent
Dinner at the Plough Inn, Leigh, Kent
Lunch at Ingatestone Hall, Essex
Dinner at the Swan Hotel, Lavenham, Suffolk
Lunch at the Tudor Barn, Eltham, Kent
Dinner at Oakley Hall Hotel, Hampshire
Lunch at Parham House, Sussex (May)/The Old Tollgate Hotel, Bramber, Sussex (October)
Gala farewell dinner at the Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Lunch at The Pineapple, Dorney, Bucks.
Afternoon tea at the Kingsway Hall Hotel, London
Hever Castle, Kent
Anne of Cleves House, Sussex (May)/Allington Castle, Kent (October)
Loseley Park, Surrey (May)/Lullingstone Castle (October)
Leeds Castle, Kent
Hall Place, Kent
Ingatestone Hall, Essex
Cambridge, its Tudor Royal Colleges and King’s College Chapel
Bury St Edmund’s, Suffolk: St Mary’s Church and Moyses Hall Museum
Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk
Eltham Palace, Kent
Parham House, Sussex (May)/St Mary’s, Bramber, Sussex (October)
The Weald and Downland Open-Air Museum, Susses
Priors Dean Manor House, Hampshire (privately owned, not open to the public)
The ruins of Cowdray House, Sussex
The Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Dorney Court, Bucks.
We are delighted to announce that best-selling historian Sarah Gristwood, military historian Julian Humphrys, and newly-published historian Nicola Tallis will be joining us for this tour.