Bri­tish Pomp and Pageantry with Lux­ury Gold

Taste & Travel - - Dispatches - By Damian March www.lux­u­ry­gold­va­ca­­tish-royale-sum­mer-2018.

Be­tween cel­e­brat­ing Royal Baby Fever, the re­cent 70th wed­ding an­niver­sary of Queen El­iz­a­beth and Prince Phillip, the re­lease of the new­est sea­son of Net­flix's The

Crown, and a royal wed­ding com­ing up, this could not be a more thrilling time to visit the United King­dom. Lux­ury Gold's Bri­tish Royale 9-day es­corted jour­ney takes trav­ellers across Bri­tain to en­joy a se­lec­tion of ex­clu­sive ex­pe­ri­ences, in­clud­ing pri­vate vis­its to royal gar­dens, Ed­in­burgh Cas­tle and the Tower of Lon­don for the Cer­e­mony of the Keys, an anc ient gate-clos­ing rit­ual that has been car­ried out every night by the Beefeaters for the last 700 years. Guests will wit­ness the Chang­ing of the Guard at Buck­ing­ham Palace be­fore head­ing to Wind­sor Cas­tle to meet a Mil­i­tary Knight who will de­scribe how Knights are ap­pointed, and what du­ties they per­form. Guests can en­joy spe­cial ac­cess to the mag­nif­i­cent Ed­in­burgh Cas­tle, the Crown Jew­els and Stone of Destiny. They will ven­ture to the ma­jes­tic Al­nwick Cas­tle for an af­ter­noon spent with the el­e­gant Duchess of Northum­ber­land and will ex­plore one of Bri­tain's most iconic cas­tles, home to the Percy fam­ily for 700 years and film­ing lo­ca­tion for

Down­ton Abbey and Harry Pot­ter.

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