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.
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.
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
Loved our tour guide Shiela made the day fun
Blenheim Palace was lovely to see just wish we had more time
Excellent tour - our guide Sheila was a lot of fun and very informative. The tour gave you a great taste of the Cotswolds enough to want to go back!!.
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.
Harold C USA
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.
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