Visit Blenheim Palace and the villages of the Cotswolds on a day-long tour from Oxford. Just a short drive away from the city, the UNESCO-listed Blenheim Palace was the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and has found recent fame as a filming location in productions such as Downton Abbey. Explore the palace, park, and gardens, and then continue to the Cotswolds, a region loved for its limestone villages and green hills. You'll stop to explore the village of Bourton-on-the-Water before your return to Oxford.
Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace tour with transport from Oxford
Explore Blenheim Palace and gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Travel through the Cotswolds, a region that embodies the English countryside
Stop to explore Bourton-on-the-Water, a pretty Cotswold village with bridges
Relax with convenient round-trip transport from central Oxford
The guide was excessively rushed and walked so fast that most people had a hard time keeping up, then went through his presentation and started off before everyone was there to hear him. Don' bother renting the audio ' guides' at Blenheim as each room had a total length of 75 - 90 SECONDS on the tape and didn't provide any real information.
Visiting the Cotswolds was quite enjoyable, they have managed well to keep the place as untouched by time as possible. This has been rated the most butiful place in the UK and I agree! Browsing through the small town with a shallow river in the middle where children and others could play barefooted in withouth fear, sitting outside by many excellent restaurants and in the tiny park by the river was a good feeling. The Blenheim Palace was even bigger than I had imagined and the surroundings are spectacular. This trip was excellent and worth every penny!
It was an interesting tour. Blenheim was really good to see, although I wished that we had skipped the second floor experience. It was very informative about the lives of the rich and famous of the day! It was a sampling of the Cotswalds this was our first time so it gave us a basic taste of what it is like. A smaller group in a smaller vehicle would be able to see more but it was the only way that we could do it within our framework. The bus was about 15 minutes late arriving as it dropped off an Oxford tour group. I recommend this tour although it is only a basic visit to the Cotswalds.