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Below is a list of foreign visits made by Queen Victoria during her reign (which lasted from 1837 until 1901), giving the names of the places she stayed and any known reasons for her visit.

Despite being head of an empire on which the sun never sets, Queen Victoria never travelled outside of Europe, only travelling as far north as Golspie, southwesterly as San Sebastián, southeasterly as Florence and as far easterly as Berlin. The majority of her visits were made to the duchies and kingdoms of Germany (often via Belgium or the Netherlands) which was the home of many members of her family and the birthplace of her husband, Albert. She also made a few official visits to France and frequently holidayed there towards the end of her life and reign, as well as holidaying a few times in Italy and once in Switzerland. During their married life, the couple tended to make foreign trips in late summer, however from the 1870s (in her widowhood), Victoria travelled during the spring.

1840s

Date(s) Locations Country Details
1843 September 2 — September 7 Château d'Eu, Eu  July Monarchy Visiting Louis Philippe I
1845 August 11 — August 14 Schloss Brühl, Brühl, Aachen Cologne, Bonn  Prussia Visiting Frederick William IV of Prussia and seeing the unveiling of a new statue commemorating Beethoven.
August 14 — August 16 Schloss Stolzenfels, Koblenz
August 16 — August 18 Hotel de l'Europe, Mainz,  Grand Duchy of Hesse Visiting Crown Prince William of Prussia
August 18 — August 19 Schloss Würzburg, Würzburg,  Kingdom of Bavaria Visiting Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria
August 19 — August 27 Schloss Rosenau, Coburg  Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Visiting Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
August 27 Elisabethenburg Palace, Meiningen Visiting Bernhard II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen
August 27 — August 28 Reinhardsbrunn, Friedrichroda
August 28 — September 3 Schloss Friedrichsthal, Gotha Visiting Karoline Amalie, Dowager Duchess of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
September 3 Wartburg, Eisenach  Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach Visiting Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
September 3 — September 4 Kurfürst Hotel, Fulda  Grand Duchy of Hesse
September 4 — September 5 Hotel d'Angleterre, Frankfurt
Free City of Frankfurt
Receiving Ludwig I of Bavaria
September 5 — September 6 Hotel, Deutz  Prussia
September 6 — September 7 Antwerp  Belgium Visiting Leopold I of Belgium
September 8 — September 9 Château d'Eu, Eu  July Monarchy Visiting Louis Philippe I

1850s

Date(s) Locations Country Details
1855 August 18 — August 27 Château de Saint-Cloud, Saint-Cloud, Paris, Versailles and Saint-Germain  Second French Empire Visiting Napoleon III
1858 August 5 — 6 August Cherbourg
August 11 — August 12 Breidenbacher Hof, Düsseldorf  Prussia
August 12 Herrenhausen
August 12 — August 28 Babelsberg Palace, Potsdam Visiting George V of Hanover
August 28 — August 30 Hotel de Bellevue, Cologne Visiting Crown Prince William of Prussia

1860s

Date(s) Locations Country Details
1860 September 24 — September 25 Hotel d'Angleterre, Frankfurt
Free City of Frankfurt
September 25 — October 10 Palace, Coburg  Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Visiting Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
October 10 — October 11 Rheinische Hof Hotel, Mainz  Hesse
October 11 — October 13 Palace, Koblenz  Prussia Visiting Crown Prince William of Prussia
October 13 — October 16 Royal Palace of Brussels, Brussels  Belgium Visiting Leopold I of Belgium
1862 September 2 — September 4 Royal Palace of Laeken, Laeken Visiting Leopold I of Belgium
September 5 — October 3 Reinhardsbrunn, Friedrichroda  Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
October 3 — October 17 Palace, Coburg Visiting Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
October 18 — October 2 Royal Palace of Laeken, Laeken  Belgium Visiting Leopold I of Belgium
1863 August 12 — August 14
August 15 — September 7 Schloss Rosenau, Coburg, Schloss Ehrenburg, Coburg  Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Visiting Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.Meeting Franz Joseph I of Austria
1865 August 11 — September 5 Schloss Rosenau, Coburg Visiting Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
1868 August 6 Paris  Second French Empire
August 7 — September 9 Pension Wallis, Lucerne   Switzerland

1870s

Date(s) Locations Country Details
1872 March 25 — April 6 Villa Delmar, Baden-Baden  Baden
 German Empire
Visiting Princess Feodora of Leiningen
1876 March 29 — April 10 Villa Hohenlohe, Baden-Baden
April 10 — April 20 Palace, Coburg  Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Visiting Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
 German Empire
1879 March 26 — March 27 British Embassy, Paris  French Third Republic Receiving President Grévy
March 28 — April 23 Villa Clara, Baveno  Kingdom of Italy
April 24 — April 25 British Embassy, Paris  French Third Republic

1880s

Date(s) Locations Country Details
1880 March 27 — March 30 Villa Hohenlohe, Baden-Baden  Baden
 German Empire
March 30 — April 1 Schloss, Darmstadt  Grand Duchy of Hesse Confirmations of Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine and Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine
 German Empire
April 1 — April 15 Villa Hohenlohe, Baden-Baden  Baden
 German Empire
1882 March 16 — April 12 Chalet des Rosiers, Menton  French Third Republic
1884 April 17 — May 6 Neues Palais, Darmstadt  Grand Duchy of Hesse Wedding of Prince Louis of Battenberg and Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine
 German Empire
1885 April 1 — April 22 Maison Mottet, Hotel de l'Europe, Aix-les-Bains  French Third Republic
April 22 via   Switzerland
April 23 — May 1 Neues Palais, Darmstadt  Grand Duchy of Hesse Confirmation of Prince Ernest Louis of Hesse
 German Empire
1887 April 1 — April 4 Villa Edelweiss, Cannes  French Third Republic
April 6 — April 28 Maison Mottet, Hotel de l'Europe, Aix-les-Bains
1888 March 24 — April 22 Villa Palmieri, Fiesole, near Florence  Kingdom of Italy
April 23 Innsbruck railway station, Innsbruck  Austria-Hungary Stopover luncheon with Franz Joseph I of Austria
April 24 — April 26 Charlottenburg Palace, Berlin, Brandenburg  German Empire Visiting Frederick III, German Emperor
1889 March 7 — March 27 Villa La Rochefoucauld, Biarritz, Basque Country  French Third Republic
March 27 San Sebastián Basque Country  Spain
March 27 — April 27 Villa La Rochefoucauld, Biarritz, Basque Country  French Third Republic Visiting Queen Regent Maria Christina

1890s

Date(s) Locations Country Details
1890 March 26 — April 22 Maison Mottet, Aix-les-Bains  French Third Republic
April 22 Stopovers at Geneva and Lucerne   Switzerland
April 23 — April 29 Neues Palais, Darmstadt  Grand Duchy of Hesse Visiting Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse
 German Empire
1891 March 25 — April 29 Grand Hotel, Grasse  French Third Republic
1892 March 21 — April 25 Grand Hotel de Costebelle, Hyères
April 26 — May 2 Neues Palais, Darmstadt  Grand Duchy of Hesse Visiting orphaned grandchildren after the death of Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse
 German Empire
1893 March 23 — April 26 Villa Palmieri, Fiesole, near Florence  Kingdom of Italy
1894 March 16 — April 16 Villa Fabbricotti, Florence
April 17 — April 28 Schloss Ehrenburg, Coburg  Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Wedding of Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse and Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
 German Empire
1895 March 15 — April 23 Grand Hotel, Cimiez, near Nice  French Third Republic
April 24 — April 29 Altes Palais, Darmstadt  Grand Duchy of Hesse Visiting Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse
 German Empire
1896 March 11 — April 29 Grand Hotel, Cimiez, near Nice  French Third Republic
1897 March 12 — April 28
1898 March 12 — April 28
1899 March 12 — May 2

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