Join us for a guided tour with a professional tour guide
Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of Britain's sovereigns since 1837.Today it is The Queen's official residence, with 775 rooms. Although in use for the many official events and receptions held by The QueenThe State Rooms of the Palace are open to visitors during the Annual Summer Opening.
Spend some time exploring Windsor before taking to the water mid afternoon for a two and a half hour cruise aboard a genuine Vintage steam vessel. We shall be boarding either the Steam Launch Nuneham built in 1898 or Steam Launch Streatley built 1905 for a nostalgic experience second to none. To complete your great day out a traditional cream tea will be served as we cruise through the grounds of Windsor Castle.
This excursion combines two of our favourite trips to make one Great Day Out, travelling through scenic Derbyshire we make our way to Bakewell home to the largest market in the Dales. After time for shopping and lunch we make the short journey up into the High Peak to join the Judith Mary for a 2 hour cream tea cruise along the beautiful Upper Peak Forest Canal
One of only a few working watermills in the country, the lovingly restored Jordan’s Mill offers a fascinating insight into the heritage of flour milling in Britain. We include a guided tour of the mill and time to explore the gardens, before enjoying a light 2-course lunch. We’ll then visit the nearby Stotfold Watermill, one of only four listed in the Doomsday Book where we have a talk and walk around the beautiful Grade II listed building.
Enjoy some free time to explore Henley on Thames before taking to the water aboard a Hobbs of Henley River Cruiser for a two hour cruise along the Thames complete with a live commentary on board pointing out Midsomer Murder locations and also the history and heritage of the River Thames at Henley including Henley Royal Regatta. Whilst on board enjoy an afternoon tea created by the award winning Time for Tea company.
Take the opportunity to go behind the curtain of this much-loved Grade I listed building and see parts of the Hall usually off limits to the public. This includes taking you under the stage, into one of our dressing rooms where all the stars have prepared to perform, and also into the loading bay deep underground. After the tour we shall enjoy a two course lunch in the Royal Albert Halls Verdi - Italian Kitchen.