Royal Palaces and Historic Buildings Escorted Tour

Tour highlights

  • Guided tour of the Tower of London
  • Visit Kensington Palace and The Royal Mews
  • Guided tour of an Oxford University college
  • Blenheim Palace & gardens visit
  • Windsor Castle guided tour
  • Lunch cruise on the River Thames near Henley

Days 1 - 3: Arrival and excursion to The Royal Mews and Kensington Palace

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Day 1: Arrival at Abbey Wood Club campsite

Arrive at the site, pitch up and then meet your tour hosts and fellow members.

Day 2: Free day to enjoy at your leisure

The second day is a free day for you to relax at the site after yesterday's journey or you might like to explore London at your own pace. If you want to head into London, you’ll find the new Elizabeth line is a short walk from the campsite and can whisk you into central London.

Day 3: The Royal Mews and Kensigton Palace

Today you’ll be taken by coach from the site into central London and your first destination of The Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace. A working stables very much in use today, it is responsible for all road travel arrangements for The King and members of the Royal Family, from horse-and-carriage to car and from livery to harness. As you visit the Mews you’ll get to see some of the horses as well as the carriages used by the Royal Family, in particular the iconic 260-year-old Gold State Coach, used at State occasions such as Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation in 1953 and Platinum Jubilee in 2022.

You then have some free time before our next destination of Kensington Palace. The palace is over 300 years old and is most famous as being the birthplace of Queen Victoria and subsequently the home for young royals down the years. Enjoy the ornate State Apartments and learn about the history and majesty of the rooms, each one grander than the one before.

Days 4 - 6: Tower of London and travel to Henley-on-Thames

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Day 4: Free day to enjoy at your leisure

Day 5: Tower of London

The iconic Tower of London has a unique and storied history, as a fortress, an infamous prison and a royal palace. Now a World Heritage Site, explore the Tower as you get up close to the Crown Jewels, meet the legendary ‘Beefeaters’, officially known as the Yeoman Warders plus the ravens that have famously made the Tower their home. Enjoy a group lunch followed by some free time to enjoy the city before heading back to the campsite by coach.

Day 6: Travel to Henley-on-Thames

Leaving London behind, your next destination is Henley-on-Thames and the club’s Henley Four Oaks Club campsite. Once you arrive, settle in at the site and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Days 7 - 10: Oxford and Blenheim Palace to Windsor Castle and Thames cruise

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Day 7: Oxford and Blenheim Palace

Your first destination today is the city of Oxford, renowned for its University and the historic colleges that form the university. Enjoy a guided tour of one of the colleges to get a glimpse behind the scenes and marvel at the architecture, as you learn about the history and stories of the college. You’ll then have some free time in the city before travelling by coach to Blenheim Palace in the Oxfordshire countryside, where you can explore the Palace and its wonderful gardens, including the Marlborough Maze, ornately sculpted from hundreds of yew trees.

Day 8: Free day to enjoy at your leisure

Day 9: Windsor Castle and Thames cruise

Windsor is your destination today, with a visit to Windsor Castle, the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. Founded by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, it has since been the home of 40 monarchs and was a favourite of Queen Elizabeth II. Then at lunchtime enjoy a lunch cruise on the River Thames taking in views of Windsor Castle and Eton College as you float down the river. In the afternoon you have some free time to enjoy Windsor at your leisure.

Day 10: Depart campsite

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