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Great tour/leader and enjoyed the bus drive there and seeing the Cotswolds. Only negative was that I accidently left my camera at Blenheim, and it was not turned in. Otherwise, a great trip.
Very good tour- it was great seeing the lovely Cotswolds and there was just enough time for the Palace though not enough for its gardens. Our guide Norma was very pleasant and knowledgeable.
We had a great time on this tour! The coaches were on time and our tour guide, Kevin was ve entertaining and informative The places we visited - Blenheim Palace and he Cotswold's - were beautiful and an amazing experience. Downtown Abbey, however, was a little disappointing. I really recommend this trip!
Lovely tour guide. A great day out. Got some lovely pictures and was amazed by the gardens of Blenheim Palace. Loved seeing Churchill's birthplace.
If your like a true historic house, this is the place. Famous more for its Churchill connection than for its primary owners, it has a beautiful interior and nice gardens. Our tour ran smoothly. The house has its own docents which are excellent. You can get a bite to eat there as well.
Excellent.Would have been better if another village stop is included.
The tour guide was a bit boring, kept telling us info we didn't want to hear like the history of traffic in London..., rather than building and general history,
We enjoyed the day tour as a whole. The tour guide was knowledgeable and very considerate of the needs of both English and Non-English guests. I would recommend and use this company again in the future.
If you love a lazy relaxed tour through beautiful countrysides and lush green meadows bathed by golden sunlight, this tour is for you. We visited the most beautiful villages of England. Bibury is like a fairytale town, Bourton has more hustle bustle and is a very lively village and Downton is a lovely quaint town as if stuck in the past. Our guide Marianne was very knowledgeable and pleasant and made the tour even more enjoyable. I would recommend spending as little time inside Blenheim palace and rather explore its vast gardens and lakeside. And do try to take the tour on a sunny day!
Very wonderful tour. We highly recommand it. Visit the Costwolds is just amazing. Bibury, Bourton on the Water and Bampton are just unbelievable. The guide was very good, speaking many languages. The pick-up at the hotel was also on time.......great tour operator.
Our guide Sheila and our driver John were excellent. They were very knowledgeable and took great care of us from start to finish. The weather was gloriously beautiful on a Sunday in June, and all the locals were out enjoying it with us and with their children and dogs. The three Cotswold villages that we visited were picture perfect, and lunch at the Mermaid pub was wonderful. Blenheim was simply breathtaking--right up there with the Taj Mahal.
Great tour with good guide and coach. A nice overall picture of the Cotswolds
I had a wonderful day in the Cotswolds and at Blenheim Castle! It was everything that I had hoped for!!! The tour guide was very friendly and helpful.
Kevin was our guide for this trip and did a wonderful job. He is very knowledgeable and a great entertainer! Presents the history and background in very enjoyable way. In two languages that day.
Give him five stars.
Though it was busy with a triathlon, it was beautiful, guide very knowledgeable. A lovely day.
One of the best tours we have ever had and the guide was excellent! Beautiful countryside. We agree with the folks you suggest you skip lunch and use the time to explore--we grabbed a quick sandwich at a small bakery and kept moving.
What a wonderful trip! The sights were beautiful and the guide was really enthusiastic about the locations he was taking us to. Blenheim Palace is a real beauty. Obviously there isn't enough time to see everything this place has to offer, but that is to be expected on a tour, when you are trying to fit in so much. I don't normally choose to have lunch with the tours, since the meals are normally overpriced and not very good, however, this time I did and was pleasantly suprised. The Mermaid Inn, where we ate lunch, was a lovely old inn (dated 1500s), with slanting ceilings and crooked floors, but you felt as though you were eating in a time gone by, and the food was delicious - I had the Bangers and Mash. The Cotswolds is not rated by Lonely Planet as one of the Top 10 things to see in the UK for nothing. Every town has a quaint, unique atmosphere, and it was really special walking through the cobbled streets and ducking into small antique shops. This trip affords you to see a lot in a small space of time. I would definitely recommend it.
The tour was very enjoyable and we cruised along in a relaxing way in spite of the intermittent rain. The coach was not completely full so we didn't feel like sardines in a can. William the tour guide is very informative and professional. He definitely enjoys his job and has a great customer service.
We just moved to London and really wanted to learn about some places outside of London but have not had much time to plan. This was the perfect day out. The weather was great. Every stop was interesting and gave us plenty of ideas of places to visit next time. Blenheim was beautiful also. Plus, we were able to go online after our visit with our Blenheim ticket and extend to a year pass for FREE!. We also traveled with our 4 year old. She had an excellent time. She especially enjoyed the maze and butterfly house at Blenheim and the canal at Burton on Water.
My sister and I loved this tour and we highly recommend it. The tour was well organized and the guide very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Blenheim Palace is a must-see for all fans of Churchill and the gardens are just breathtaking. We very much enjoyed stopping in the different villages of the Cotswolds - one more charming than the other and quintessentially English! We would definitely do this tour again!
The tour was well organized and hats off to our guide and bus driver Chrissy and Leo who were marvellous. Chrissy had a hard time making sure people were back at the bus in time for departure, but she handled it very professionally. (I say leave them next time.) Enjoyable day in all.
We loved this day trip! The guide (Sheila) and bus driver (Chad) were wonderful! Everything went so smoothly on your end. We were the last group thru the Palace and even though the guide thought it was rushed, we really enjoyed all the info. We wish we could have had more time in the villages, but understand it was a really full day. Will definitly use Viators again.
Great tour! Both our guide, Kevin, and driver, Michael, were knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. We fell in love with the Cotswolds and hope to return there. Blenheim Palace and grounds are beautiful. It was a great day!