The Bragança Family was the last Royal Family that ruled Portugal until 1910.On this tour you visit the Ajuda Palace, the last official Royal Residence.This is a beautiful and very well decorated Palace where you will learn more about the daily life of the last Kings and Queens that ruled Portugal.Next we visit one of the most spectacular museums in Lisbon: the National Coach Museum, located in the Belém district. Here you will see the old horse carriages and other horse vehicles that were used by our Royal family. It is one of the best collections of Royal Carriages in Europe!Don't miss this tour!
Hampton Court Palace, built by King Henry VIII 500 years ago, is a fantastic example of Tudor extravagance and royal wealth.Sir Christopher Wren almost doubled its size during the late 1600's for King William & Queen Mary, creating a royal residence of baroque opulence and grandeur.It was expanded again fifty years later for the Hanoverian monarchs (the Georgians). There's a lot to see here and it's all pretty amazing.Is Hampton Court spectacular? Beautifully featured? Grandly furnished? Jammed packed with art and treasures and full of history? Of course it is. It's a Royal Palace!I am your driver and walking guide throughout the day.The drive back to central London takes an hour.The Royal London Tour, during the afternoon, covers the royal City of Westminster: Buckingham Palace, St James's Palace, Westminster Abbey and other Royal Highlights.The entire day is a right royal romp!
Made in commemoration and celebration of the Jubilee of King George V, this is the story of the first twenty-five years of his reign, told through the many travels of a penny that was minted in the year of his accession: 1910. Through a series of individual stories, Royal Cavalcade covers a period of striking change in every area of life – from the suffragette movement to the trenches of World War One, the effects of the Depression to single events such as the first ever Royal Command Performance, featuring Anna Pavlova and George Robey. Combining newsreel footage and dramatised re-enactments and boasting some of the era's most popular stage and screen stars, this little-seen documentary feature is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in it as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. Special Features: Image Gallery Promotional Material PDF's
Turin was founded by the Romans: it is one of the most important and beautiful cities in northern Italy, problably the most elegant city in Italy: Turin was Savoia's royal dinasty capital city where all kings of Italy were born, here in Turin you can really feel the taste of the most aristocratic and elegant city in Italy. Moreover there are lots of places and attractions to be visited in Turin, a lot of neoclassical architecture style buildings built during the Savoia's kingdom to celebrate the power of Savoia's royal dinasty. Turin is called the city of Magic since Nostradamus and Cagliostro were hosted here and there is also the very famous Egyptian museum full of magic and mistery. Come to Turin! it is an unforgottable experience! This is a private guided tour for your group only or if you are a single tourist only for you.
We invite you to having a guided visit to early 19th century palace, construction completed in about 15 years. Construction cost was about 35 tons of gold in nowadays value, which was 5 million Ottoman Empire gold liras. Ottoman Armenian architect were in charge for the design of the Palace.The palace was home to six Sultans from 1856, when it was first inhabited, up until the abolition of the Caliphate in 1924: The last royal to live here was Caliph Abdülmecid Efendi. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder and first President of the Republic of Turkey, used the palace as a presidential residence during the summers and enacted some of his most important works here. Atatürk spent the last days of his medical treatment in this palace, where he died on November 10, 1938.Today, the palace is managed by Directorate of National Palaces of Turkish Republic. Responsible to the Grand National Assembly of Turkey.
Godollo Castle is the only Hungarian Royal Castle survived the stormy history of Hungary, and the second largest Baroque Castle of the world. The castle was used by the Grassalkovich family, Austrian empress Marie Therese and during the Austro-Hungarian Empire became a favorite summer residence of the royals. Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife Elizabeth, who spent a great deal of time here.
Travelers will get in heart of ancient culture of Georgia through the crossroad of trade roads between western and eastern civilizations. Mtskheta town – The royal city until V century, from where Christianity was spread in Georgia. The city-museum is included in the world heritage list of UNESCO. Here can see the Jvari monastery and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, which are also included in that list of UNESCO heritages.
A true place you cannot miss in Turin is the Royal Palace. Here is where a lot of Italy’s history happened, such as the unification of Italy. With an expert local guide you will spend two hours walking the same steps as kings in the past. Walk along the corridors of the Royal apartments, elegantly furnished and decorated. Pass by the Galleria Beaumont and admire at the Royal Armoury, a collection of royal weapons and armours. Then visit the Royal Library, where more than two hundred thousand books from around the world are collected. Last but not least you will visit the Cappella della Sindone, a chapel that preserved the Holy Shroud, now moved to the Cathedral. This chapel, thanks to the genius of Guarino Guarini, was built in a way that has a direct entrance from the Royal apartments. In this tour you will learn so much of Italy’s history that will want to know more about it!
When the knights of the Order of St. John came to Malta in 1530, they settled down in the harbor hamlet called Il- Birgu. Here they built their first hospital, Auberges and also fortifications as they expected the Ottomans to attack. The Ottomans attacked in 1565, the knights won the siege which remained known in history as The Great Siege of 1565. After the victory, the town was renamed Vittoriosa, the victorious city. In 1571 the Knights moved to Valletta, the new city which they themselves had built. Vittoriosa did not lose its importance as the Order’s fleet was stationed here. When Malta became a British Crown Colony in 1814, many of the buildings built by the knights now served the Royal Navy. Vittoriosa is a small town with a rich history.