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Experience a wealth of England’s rural and historical treasures, and the fictional ‘Downton Abbey’ village, on this full-day trip from London with an expert guide. Marvel at splendid Blenheim Palace, the UNESCO-protected country house where Sir Winston Churchill was born, and discover the enchanting scenery of the Cotswolds, with visits to the idyllic villages of Bibury and Bourton-on-the-Water. Lastly, explore the pretty village of Bampton to see some of the locations where the much-loved TV series, ‘Downton Abbey’, was filmed, and enjoy time for lunch here before returning to London.

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

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What You Can Expect

Downton Abbey Village, Blenheim Palace and Cotswolds Day Trip from London

Stop in the picturesque village of Bibury on this tour

Depart Victoria coach station or your central London hotel by comfortable, air-conditioned coach, and travel northwest into scenic Oxfordshire.

After approximately 1.5 hours on the road, stop at UNESCO-listed Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Sir William Churchill. Head inside, put on your audio headsets to hear commentary from your guide, and stroll around the opulent State Rooms of this magnificent stately house, built in the 1700s. Admire the priceless artworks and tapestries that adorn the walls and view the formal gardens on a leisurely walk in the grounds.

Back aboard your coach, soak up the views of the gorgeous Cotswolds region, where rolling green hills give way to stone-built market towns and thatched villages. Stop in the picture-postcard hamlet of Bibury, and amble past its famous weavers’ cottages, originally built as a wool store in 1380.


Drive on to idyllic Bourton-on-the-Water, sometimes known as ‘Little Venice’ for the series of handsome low bridges that cross the Windrush River that flows through the village center. Amble through the lanes and admire the lush greens, quaint shops and stone banks along the riversides.


Next, continue to Bampton, the classic English village that doubled as fictional Downton village in the famous TV drama series of Downton Abbey. View the church where Lady Mary and Matthew Crawley were wed, and the house that served as Isobel Crawley’s home. Pass the old school that was Downton Hospital and buildings that starred as two village pubs. While you’re here, take the opportunity to relax over lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant or café, and then return to London where your trip finishes at Victoria.

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Customer Reviews

ANN W Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Our Guide was great and very knowledgeable about both the destinations and sights along the way.

We would have liked more time at Blenheim Palace as 11/2 hours was not enough to vies the State Rooms and stroll in the beautiful gardens. We suggest that only the two Cotswold villages of Bibury and Boughto-on-the-Water be included in this itinerary. The Downton Abbey village only represents a venue for a fictional TV series.

Complimentary hotel pick-up was much appreciated as was a choice of drop-off spots convenient to public transportation.

Donna L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

excellent trip. Blenheim palace was wonderful!

PAULINE F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We saw so much, our guide was excellent and was able to give us a lot of information. Definitely recommend it.

Krysten F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We had a great time! The guide, Rob and driver, Victor the driver made the day! We loved the Blenheim Palace and grounds, which was my personal favourite and the stops along the way at charming towns and villages in the Cotswolds was really quite lovely. The tour was perfect with not too much walking, but it was still a fairly active trip. I would recommend this tour to anyone interested in seeing the countryside and one of England's spectacular palaces!

Martin H W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Outstanding! Great tour and sites. Guide was excellent.

Deborah C T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great tour. Lots of variety. There was a wedding at the Downton Abbey church while we were there!!!

Jeffrey S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Tour guide Andrew was amazing.
He is a true scholar and incredible organizer.
Also, the country side and palace were unbelievable!

Pamela J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Very nice tour - gave us a taste of the Cotswolds and Blenheim palace. Now we want to go back when we can spend more time at each place. Our guide was very good and informative, and our driver was great! Coach was very nice as well. Will use Viator again!

jasper3944

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

IT WAS AGOOD TOUR , THE GUIDE WAS VERY GOOD . HOWEVER THERE SHOULD BE
BETTER INFORMATION ABOUT THE PICK UP TIME ETC . WE RANG THE COMPANY A COUPLE OF TIMES.. ABOUT IT THE 0830 TIME PICK UP AS STATED WAS FROM VICTORIA
STAION WHICH WAS NOT MENTIONED IN THE ORGINAL PAPER WORK

David G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great day! The villages were lovely and Sheila, our tour guide, was great! Very knowledgeable and entertaining!

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