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

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Jason G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2018

Everything we needed and nothing we didn't!

william w

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

A very interesting tour and the guide was very informative,plus had a great sense of humor. Blenheim was absolutely tremendous,the coach driver was the best.

Kathleen H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

What a lovely drive and every stop was a gem! The Downton Abbey Village is just a perfect spot for fans of the series. And Blenheim Palace and grounds are enormous and incredibly posh imagine what growing up or living there would have been like! The stories are ones to rival Downton Abbey or any work of fiction!

Wendy L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

Fantastic tour, really enjoyed it!

SYDNEY.ROMBOLA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

A great day out of London. Our guide, Phil, was exceptionally entertaining and a fount of knowledge. Quoting statesmen and poets alike. While we are not huge Downtown Abbey fans, we really enjoyed the small village of Bampton and the peaceful church there. The Cotswolds are beautiful and Blenheim was so impressive. Highly recommend this tour for a day out of busy London. The coach was comfortable and the driver was amazing with his skills at maneuvering the bus!

indigob3

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

Our guide was very informative and congenial. Would take this tour again. His explanation of the Palace and each place we stopped along the way was excellent.

Toni L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

Nice day out, it was wonderful.

Jan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

A full on day. We expected this but struggled with the shorter time to find suitable gluten free food for lunch at Burton on the water. The tour guide was a really good commentator on the bus. Appreciated Norma's knowledge and sense of humour. Loved the places we visited! Thanks

Steph A Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2017

I went on this tour on the 12/7/17 and absolutely loved it. The Cotswolds were beautiful. Both Bibury and Bourton-on-the-Water were charming, picturesque villages, each with different things to offer. Although I have not watched much of Downtown Abbey, it was still exciting to see where scenes are filmed in Bampton. Blenheim Palace was breathtaking. While you could probably spend hours there, the hour and a half allowed us to see the State Apartments and gardens in comfortable time. I felt we were given an appropriate time at each stop throughout the day and never felt rushed or like I was missing out on anything. The day was well planned and organized, with Evan Evans tours achieving a great balance between the time spent driving and at stops. Our tour guide, Sheila, was also very friendly, knowledgeable and entertaining. She is a real asset to the company. Overall, I had an excellent day and thoroughly enjoyed each stop. I would highly recommend this tour.

Christina C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2017

Conducted by Evan Evans tours. Guide Kevin, who also spoke fluent Japanese. Visited Bampton first. Very disappointing...there's not much to it and a half hour or so is enough :. You can see the church/graveyard, hospital and Isobel's house. Then we visited the Costwolds, which are quite enchanting. A couple of small towns, including one for lunch on your own. Plenty of time for lunch and shopping. The highlight was Blenheim Palace which is AMAZING, but because we saw it at the end of the day we were unable to catch some of the tours and just looked at the State rooms on our own. You could easily spend an entire day at Blenheim alone.

jrw United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2017

We had fabulous weather for our day out in the Cotswolds. Every stop was like a picture post card. The guide and driver were well informed, competent, and eager to please. Thoroughly enjoyed everything.

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!

Marina G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Blenheim was amazing. It is hard to believe that people actually live this way. Our driver 'Chill' Jill and the tour guide, Debra, made this trip great. They are the dynamic duo for sure. What I loved about Debra was her knowledge about English history and the destinations we explored and her relaxed manner of speaking. Her guiding was very conversational which appealed to me. Both my daughter and I said that we would book a tour with the local tour operator again based on the tour guide and driver. We went on another tour with another company and it all felt rushed. Debra and Jill were on the side of the tourists they really did their best to give us as much time to look around as they were allowed to do based on their own time schedules.

Justin L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Great tour, great tour guide. Thoroughly enjoyed the day.

Helen P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

The guide, Leslie, and driver were competent and helpful. The tour and its various destinations were well planned and completed within the allotted time frame. Leslie gave us some fascinating background on the Cotswolds, and on Blenheim, and the time in the villages and the Blenheim building and grounds were enriched by her preparatory commentary. We would recommend this tour as informative, comprehensive, and a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

Donna L J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

We had a wonderful time! Our guide was amazing and lots of fun!!! We will definitely us Viator again!

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