• Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
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Delve into the rich cultural tapestry of England on a fulfilling full-day trip to Blenheim Palace and the Cotswolds from London. With an accomplished guide, explore the opulent chambers of Blenheim Palace, a Baroque manor house that boasts UNESCO World Heritage status, and discover the building's historical heritage. Travel to the Cotswolds to absorb the splendor of an area replete with charming churches and gorgeous natural panoramas, and then conclude in Bampton, a quaint village featured in hit TV show ‘Downton Abbey’.

Highlights

  • Full-day trip to Blenheim Palace, the Cotswolds and Downton Abbey village from London, led by an expert guide
  • Explore Blenheim Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the birthplace of Sir William Churchill
  • Revel in the quintessentially English villages and thatched-roof houses of the Cotswolds from the comfort of a luxury coach
  • Visit the charming villages of Bibury and Bourton-on-the-Water
  • Enjoy a walking tour of the village of Bampton, featured in Downton Abbey as Downton village
  • Please note a visit to Highclere Castle is not included

What You Can Expect

Blenheim Palace Tour and The Cotswolds Custom Day Trip from London

Stop in the picturesque Cotswolds on this tour

Greet your guide at your centrally located meeting point and climb aboard a luxury coach destined for Oxfordshire, home to the UNESCO-listed Blenheim Palace. Absorb gorgeous vistas of the English countryside on the 1.5-hour journey and listen as your guide sets the historical scene of the birthplace of Winston Churchill. 

On arrival, purchase an entrance ticket and embark on a guided tour of the regal residence; listen to illuminating commentary through state-of-the-art headphones as you explore lavish State Rooms, see priceless pieces of art and stroll through the beautiful landscaped gardens. 

After thorough exploration, return to your coach and travel to the Cotswolds, a quintessentially English region with an abundance of natural beauty. Delight in charming parishes and thatched villages during a brief interlude in Bilbury, home to a set of 14th century cottages known as Arlington Row. 

Next, head to a place declared the ‘Little Venice’ of the area and capture fantastic photographs of tranquil lanes parallel to sparkling waterways. Revitalize with a traditional lunch in Bourton-on-the-Water (own expense) and then clamber back aboard the coach for the last stop on your tour. 

Recognize the quintessential charm of Bampton as you tour the village featured in popular English TV show, Downtown Abbey, and allow your attention to be directed to an array of sites featured in the program. 

Relax during the return journey to London, where the tour concludes.

Customer Reviews

James E. M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This trip was great and worth the price. Our guide Celia was wonderful and she and the driver made our trip. Even though there was a small mishap not caused by tour or guide, but by crazy driver who ran into my husband even though we were standing on side of road in a very small village lady just ran into him with her car thank heavens he wasn't hurt guide was very upset but it wasn't her fault. We love the places we visited and wouldn't hesitate to book again.

Susan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Only 1 hour at Blenheim

jesse d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Excellent tour. Our tour guide Phil was outstanding. He had so much info and was a delight. Had been to London many times but the countryside and it is definitely worth it. Blenheim also was very interesting particularly for Churchill fans. Highly recommended.

Katherine K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

This was a good day and we really enjoyed the Cotswolds!

Brian J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

It was a great trip that took us to beautiful parts of the Cotswalds, including the Downton Abbey village of Bampton. My only complaint is that 25 minutes was not enough for the stop here and in Bibury. But our bus driver, Tom, was very capable and our guide, Chrissy, was excellent and very thorough and very good at directions and explaining what we were seeing. Our trip back to the city was very well organized.

mjburr

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Had a great day with Lesley on this tour. Could have spent more time at the place and gardens though. But over all a wonderful tour.

Tom M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great tour. Sandra was superb as a guide.

Tiffany S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was really well done. My tour guide, Debra, was so knowledgable, hilarious, and kind. I was kind of skeptical about how many 5-star ratings these trips have, but now I understand why.

Einar Olav H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

A very nice and knowledgeable guide. Relaxed and friendly. The itself was nice, a long day, but still relaxed and we got a lot of information. A perfect tour if you want the overview of Cotswold. Blenheim Palace needs a full day to see it all

elisedonchi

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Loved our tour guide Shiela made the day fun
Blenheim Palace was lovely to see just wish we had more time

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