Blenheim Palace & the Cotswolds

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DURATION (APPROX): 10 hrs


Highlights

  • Entrance to Blenheim Palace and Magnificent Gardens
  • Panoramic Tour of the Cotswolds
  • Visit the Villages of Bibury and Burton-on-the-Water
  • Visit the Village of Bampton, setting for the TV Series "Downton Abbey"
  • Personal Audio Headset
  • Luxury Air Conditioned Coach and Free WiFi
  • Professional Tour Guide

Schedule

1 April - 31 October

Monday / Wednesday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday

Tour Starts: 8.45am, Victoria Coach Station

Tour Finishes: Approx 7.00pm, Victoria Train Station


Description

Your full day tour begins with a visit to Blenheim Palace, a panoramic tour of the enchanting Cotswolds, and a visit to the villages of Bibury and Bourton-on-the-Water. The highlight of your day is a visit to Bampton, the village which was used for much of the filming for the "Downton Abbey" TV series.

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Blenheim Palace

Early arrival at Blenheim Palace ensures an almost private viewing of this masterpiece of English Baroque architecture. You will be guided through the stunning State Rooms and marvel at all the priceless works of art and magnificent tapestries. Blenheim Palace was the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, and is still inhabited by the Duke of Marlborough. During your visit, don’t miss a tour of the beautiful gardens, set in over 754 hectares of land and grab a photo opportunity at the shimmering lake.

The Cotswolds

This region of outstanding natural beauty is characterised by attractive small towns and thatched cottages of yellow Cotswold stone made prosperous by the historic wool trade.

We'll make a short stop in the village of Bibury, once described by William Morris as “the most beautiful village in England”, and see Arlington Row, a row of weavers cottages built of local stone. Then on to Bourton-on-the-Water, the “Little Venice" of the Cotswolds. This picturesque village never fails to impress, with its elegant low bridges, tea houses and gift shops, you won’t want to leave!

Downton Abbey Village

In the Village of Bampton, we visit the street where many scenes from the "Downton Abbey" TV series were filmed. You can see the Church where a number of "Downton" events were hosted, from weddings and funerals to the Downton Fair. Next to the church is Churchgate House which was used as the Crawley family home, and the old Grammer School which now houses the Bampton Library and Community Archive and served as the Downton Cottage Hospital. The street is also location for two local pubs, "The Grantham Arms" and "The Dog & Duck".

Inclusions

  • Entrance to Blenheim Palace
  • Personal Audio Headset
  • Free WiFi

Exclusions

  • Lunch (time will be included in the itinerary for a refreshment break)

Additional Information

This tour does not visit Highclere Castle.


Prices

TICKET TYPE
Adult£82.00£73.80
Child (3-16)£72.00£64.80
Senior/Student£77.00£69.30
Family (2Ad+2Ch)£298.00£268.20

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REVIEWS

"This tour was the highlight of our vacation to England. It was a superb trip that did not disappoint. Thank you."

Five stars Anonymous - Tokyo - 15/05/18

"A truly awesome day trip. We loved it! Pity about the damp British weather.."

Four stars B. Moore - USA - 12/07/18


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