Hampton Court and Windsor (Fields of Cloth of Gold)
Wed 20 May 2020
HAMPTON COURT AND WINDSOR
Let Battle Commence – Field of Cloth of Gold
The nations interest in all things Royal has grown over recent years and here we have a chance to look deeper into the life of the different members and eras of the Royal family. On this magical tour we visit Hampton Court former Palace of Henry VIII and some 500 years ago Henry met Francis I at an astonishing European festival. We also come right up to date with a visit to Windsor.
We leave Cumbria and head South making a Coffee stop en route to Warwick where we have enough time for lunch and a look around before we head to our hotel. Dinner is served in the hotel tonight.
A full day visit to Hampton Court where as well as entry to the Palace we can take in the spectacle of The Field of Cloth of Gold which is taking place for 9 days at the end of May 2020. See the rematch of the festival from 500 years ago where thousands of courtiers took part in tournaments, masquerades and religious services. We witness encampments see the armourers food and crafts from the era and take in the jousts, a full day back in time. We return to the hotel for Dinner.
We travel to nearby Windsor where we have time to explore the town or maybe take a boat ride. Walk up to Castle, stroll through the Great Park or have lunch along the High Street. Early in the afternoon we depart for home making comfort stops en route arriving back in Cumbria early evening.
The Holiday Inn Heathrow has comfort all wrapped up and is a popular hotel with its guests. It a convenient location for our needs
2 Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Entry to Hampton Court Palace and The Fields of Cloth of Gold
Visits to Windsor and Warwick
Executive coach travel throughout
£ per person based on two passengers sharing a twin or double bedroom
29 May 2020 (3 days)