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History Tours

Histerna historica, crastina mystica

(Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery)

Bespoke History/Sightseeing guided tours
around the rural surroundings of Oxfordshire
in a chauffeur-driven classic Rolls-Royce or bentley

Welcome

Welcome to  Concierge History Tours. My name is Jonathan and I would like to show you some of the wonderful Historical locations in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire in my Oxford Blue Rolls Royce Silver Shadow Mark 2 and Cambridge Blue Bentley Turbo R.

I am a former History master from a large and well known Independent School near Buckingham and I intend to take you to various historical sights and educate and entertain you.

Since it is bespoke you can choose which areas of history and their locations interest you. You could choose Sulgrave Manor, the ancestral home of George Washington and/or Stowe House, currently an independent boarding school and the former palatial home of the Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, and/or Canon's Ashby, one of the former monasteries dissolved on the orders of King Henry VIII.

Alternatively you can visit Blenheim Palace, ancestral home of the Duke of Marlborough, military genius of the 1700s and birthplace and grave of the greatest Englishman, Winston Churchill. There is an opportunity to visit delightful villages in the Cotswolds such as Bourton on the Water and on the Thames at Henley upon Thames, where the world famous regatta takes place.

Trips further afield can include Hampton Court, a Tudor palace built by Cardinal Wolsey and stolen by King Henry VIII (explore the Palace and come to understand the ramifications of the Royal Divorce, the confiscation of land from the Church of Rome to the spread of the Church's wealth amongst the landed gentry and merchants and its eventual impact on liberty and the growth of the British Empire).
AREAS OF OPERATION
Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire

Basic Packages

Tudor Tour

Visiting Hampton Court Palace, built by Cardinal Wolsey, Lord Chancellor to Henry VIII, who unable to arrange a divorce for Henry to marry Ann Boleyn, lost his power and in order to placate his master, he ‘voluntarily’ gave up this palace. See the Chapel where Henry was told of the infidelity of his young queen, Katherine Howard, the corridor haunted by her screams as she tried to beg for her life. You will also see the structure of the King’s Council, the Great Hall where Henry dined and the great kitchens, and the formal gardens and Maze. We will have tea at the Phyllis Court Club in Henley.

£800

(lunch included)

Shopping for History

Visit the designer Bicester Village outlet using your discount card, and/or Sulgrave Manor, ancestral home of George Washington, or Waddesdon Manor, the sumptuous French chateau of Lord Rothschild and/or Stowe House, ducal palace of the Dukes of Buckingham, and their famous gardens. Nearby is the Bletchley Park exhibition about ‘Enigma’, that helped defeat the Nazis, or visit Canons Ashby, rebuilt from a ‘dissolved’ Henrician Tudor monastery. Drive a tank cross country and crush a car at Tanks-a-lot, or fly in a Tiger Moth biplane (both need pre-arranged notice and come at an extra cost).

£800

(lunch included)

Cotswold Cream Tea

We drive to the ‘chocolate box’ village of Bibury with its streams and ponds before venturing to Bourton On The Water for antiques and cream tea or luncheon. We then visit Blenheim Palace built by John Churchill, the great English general of the Marlborough Wars who was given a dukedom and built the palace where his descendant, Winston Churchill was born and we also visit  the grave of  Churchill, the greatest Englishman, the man who ‘gave England its roar!’ in World War Two and cemented the ‘Special Relationship’ between the greatest English speaking peoples.

£800

(lunch included)

Shakespeare Tour

After an hour’s drive from Oxford we visit the birthplace of Shakespeare, England’s greatest writer and poet, at Stratford upon Avon. Next on our route are the cottage where Anne Hathaway, the Bard's wife, resided, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s purpose-built theatre, and various other places of note in this world-famous literary town. For all you ‘culture vultures’, this itinerary can be combined with the fascinating automaton museum in Compton Verney or Warwick Castle for a view of a medieval castle which has been fully restored and is a great historical resource.

£800

(lunch included)

Other bespoke services negotiable, just ask >>

All tours are in English.

Price per day subject to the itinerary chosen. Maximum party size: four persons.

Luncheon is always arranged at good examples of fine dining.

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