Discover the magnificent Hampton Court Palace Henry VIIIs favourite Royal residence. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the bustling Base Court and marvel at the breath-taking grandeur of Henrys State Rooms; look around the wonderful gardens and lose yourself in the famous maze. Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. Established in the 11th century by William the Conqueror, it has been remodelled by successive kings and queens.
Hilton T5 ****
Gold and Glory: Henry VIII and the French King
New exhibition opening April 2020
A special exhibition of dazzling Tudor treasures celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Field of Cloth of Gold, Henry VIII's legendary encounter with his great rival François I.
Immerse yourself in Tudor history as we reunite stunning works of art, gold, weapons, manuscripts and clothing from the actual historic event, as well as from the 16th-century English and French courts.
Henry VIII vs. François I: the Rematch!
23-31 May 2020
500 years ago it ended in a draw. Join us to cheer on the English or French court in a replay of the greatest showdown in centuries.
Fresh from the Field of Cloth of Gold, join the French king as he arrives in the palace gardens for the rematch. Support your chosen champion from the English and French camps as Henry and François compete to up the stakes in everything from jousting and wrestling to courtly dance and quick wit. Which King will win, and how will the loser soothe his bruised ego?
Join the party to the sound of Tudor music as you dance with our courtiers, explore Henry VIII's tent, practise your combat skills and learn to party like a Tudor.
Depart South Wales travelling to London arriving in time for our pre-booked visit to Hampton Court Palace & Gardens . After our visit we transfer to our hotel. Remainder of day at leisure.
After breakfast we load our luggage onto the coach, and make a short transfer to Windsor Castle where we have included entry. We then make our way to a local establishment for Afternoon Tea, before returning home to South Wales.
Executive coach travel
1 night dinner, bed and full English breakfast at Hilton Heathrow T5
Entry into Hampton Court
Entry into Windsor Castle
Afternoon Tea in Windsor
Entry fees not included unless otherwise stated.
DEPARTURE DATES AND PRICES
30th May 1 night £209 - Henry VIII vs. François I: the Rematch!
8th Aug 1 night £209
19th Sep 1 night £209
17th Oct 1 night £209
Single room supplement £21
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Aberdare Bus Station|| Bus Station, Aberdare - Stand 1 |
|Abergavenny Bus Stn|| The Bus Station, Abergavenny - NP7 5HF - Stand 1 |
|Beddau Post Office|| The Post Office, Beddau |
|Blackwood Bus Stn|| Bus Station - Stand 9 - Blackwood |
|Blaenrhondda, New Bridge|| The New Bridge in Blaenrhondda |
|Brynmawr Bus Station|| Brynmawr Bus Station Coach Bay |
|Caerphilly Bus Station|| Caerphilly Bus Station Stand 10 |
|Cardiff West Services|| Cardiff West Services Coach Park |
|Cardiff, Westgate Street|| Bus stop Outside NCP Car Park, |
Opposite Principality Stadium
|Carmarthen - Boars Head|| Carmarthen Llamas Bus Stop (Outside Boars Head) |
|Church Village|| Church Village - Library Bus Stop |
|Cilfynydd Inn|| The Cilfynydd Inn, Cilfynydd |
|Coed Ely Club|| Coed Ely Layby outside the Club |
|Cross Hands Library|| Bus Stop outside old Library, Cross Hands |
|Cross Inn, Llantrisant|| Llantrisant, Cross Inn Village Bus Stop |
|Cwmbran Railway|| Railway Station, Cwmbran |
|Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet|| Travel Centre, Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet |
|Ebbw Vale Bus Station|| Ebbw Vale Bus Station |
|Edwards Llantrisant Depot|| Edwards Busnes Park, Llantrisant, CF72 8QZ |
|Ferndale Job Centre|| Ferndale Job Centre (Library) |
|Heol Caerlan Bus Stop|| Heol Caerlan Bus stop, by the bollards,Beddau |
|Hopkinstown Spar|| Hopkinstown Spar (Castle Ivor Bus stop) |
|Llanelli - Town Hall|| Llanelli -The old bus stops, behind the Town Hall |
|Llantwit Fardre - Bush|| (New Inn) Bush Inn Bus stop, Llantwit Fardre. |
|Maerdy Hall|| Maerdy Hall Bus stop, MAERDY |
|Magor Services|| Magor Service Coach Park |
|Merthyr Bus Stn|| Merthyr Bus Station - Stand 16, MERTHYR TYDFIL |
|Moriah Chapel, Risca|| Risca - Moriah Chapel. Tredegar Street |
|Mountain Ash Town hall|| Mountain Ash Town Hall |
|Neath - Railway|| Neath - Outside Railway Station |
|Nelson Bus Station|| Nelson Bus Station |
|Newbridge, Co-op|| Newbridge, Bus stop outside the Coop |
|Newport RAILWAY STATION|| Stops Q1 & Q1A outside the RAILWAY STATION,NEWPORT |
|Partridge Square|| Partridge Square Bus Stop (Near the Post Office) |
|Penlline Road|| Bus Shelter, Penlline Court, Whitchurch |
|Penny Farthing|| Penny Farthing Layby, LLANTRISANT |
|Penygraig Labour Club|| Penygraig Labour Club, PENYGRAIG |
|PICK UP NOT REQUIRED|| PICK UP NOT REQUIRED |
Client making own way to Resort / Venue
|Pontypool Town Hall|| Pontypool Town Hall, Bus stops on Clarence St |
|Pontypridd Bus Stn|| Pontypridd Bus Station, Coach Stop (Bay 13) |
|Port Talbot Temporary|| Port Talbot Bus Stop OUTSIDE Customs House |
Just past the Plaza
|Porth - Wedding World|| Porth, Layby outside Wedding World |
|Rhiwbina - Deri Inn|| Rhiwbina - Deri Inn. Just before the Pub. |
|Rhydyfelin College|| Rhydyfelin - College Bus Stop |
|Ruperra St, Llantrisant|| Ruperra St, Llantrisant |
|Sarn SERVICES|| Sarn SERVICES - Coach Park |
|Swansea Wellington Street|| Swansea Wellington Street |
|Taffs Well Station|| Taffs Well Station, bus stop on Cardiff Road |
|Talbot Green Bus Stn|| Talbot Green Bus Station |
|The Hibernian Club|| The Hibernian Club, Gelli |
|Ton Pentre|| Ton Pentre, Gymnasium. (Old Freezer Centre) |
|Tonypandy Bus Stn|| Tonypandy Bus Station |
|Tonyrefail Tyres|| Tonyrefail Tyres, Thomastown (Meyler St Bus Stop) |
|Tredegar, Lidls|| Tredegar, Lidls, bus stop outside. |
|Treherbert Village Tavern|| Treherbert The Village Tavern |
|Treorchy PO|| Treorchy Post Office, bus stop, TREORCHY |
NOT OUTSIDE THE POST OFFICE
|Tylorstown Surgery|| Tylorstown. Layby outside Surgery / Pharmacy |
|Valley View, Tonteg|| Valley View, Tonteg |
|Wattstown,Ty Calfaria|| Wattstown,Ty Calfaria (Old days) |
|Waunrhydd Road|| Waunrhydd Road, Tonyrefail |
|Whitchurch Three Elms|| Whitchurch Three Elms |
|Whitchurch, Hollybush pub|| Hollybush pub, Whitchurch. Bus stop opposite |
|Ystrad Mynach|| Ystrad Mynach Bus Station, High Street. |
Outside Public Toilets
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