WILL Travel and Tours

Aug. 8-18: Romance & Statecraft Tudor England tour

a castle on the english countryside

Penshurst Place, a hunting lodge for Henry VIII was convenient for courtship being only a few miles from Hever Castle, childhood home of Henry’s second wife Anne Boleyn. TourGroupPlanners

Join fellow Friends of WILL for a tour that combines culture and history while visiting the settings featured in your favorite WILL-TV programs. This trip will take our unique, easy-paced itinerary approach, as we head back to England, but this time to parts of Southern England and The Cotswolds we have not visited before.

History buffs will enjoy tours of fortresses and manor houses like Leeds Castle, Hever Castle (the childhood home of Anne Boleyn), Hampton Court, and more. There'll be time for country rambles and serious shopping, too. Of course, we'll stop at Highclere Castle so Downton Abbey fans can see where the beloved series was filmed.

On a WILL custom tour, we always have minimum two-night hotel stays to keep the pace modest—this time staying three to four nights at both locations. This also gives the possibility of more free time than the average tour allows. Best of all is traveling with other Friends of WILL who share a kinship from the first day.

Group size is limited and tours fill up quickly! Don’t delay in reserving your seat now!

For more information, call Danda Beard at 217-333-9393 (direct line), or to make a reservation, call Judy McElfresh at TourGroupPlanners, 217-422-5002. 

Get the full itinerary below.