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

Duration: 10 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, London
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  • 10 hours
  • London
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Discover the resplendent English county of Oxfordshire, an area renowned for its rolling green hills, spectacular stately homes and quintessentially English market towns. See beautiful Blenheim Palace, where Sir Winston Churchill was born and raised, plus visit some iconic filming locations from the popular BBC TV series 'Downton Abbey'.

- Explore the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill* (if you selected this option)
- Enjoy a scenic drive through the Cotswolds
- Visit two traditional English villages
- See 'Downton Abbey' film locations

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock OX20 1PP England

This awe-inspiring stately home, the current private residence of the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough, is perhaps best-known as the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Admire the stunning details behind the portraits, tapestry and furniture in the lavishly decorated State Rooms, which includes furniture ornate furniture by Boulle, Savonniere carpet and the iconic 'Victories' series of tapestries celebrating the Duke's victory over the French armies of 'The Sun King', Louis XIV, at the Battle of Blenheim.

Enjoy a stroll through the beautifully landscaped formal gardens and more than 2,000 acres of parkland, or walk in the footsteps of Sir Winston Churchill; visit his most cherished outdoor places on the grounds of Blenheim Palace, including the spot where he proposed to Clementine Hozier.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Bampton Heritage & Visitor Centre, St Michael's Church, Bampton EX16 9NG England

Our final stop of the day sees us visit the picturesque village of Bampton; the filming location for many of the famous landmarks featured on the popular period drama television series, Downton Abbey. You’ll see the buildings that played the part of the home of Isobel Crawley, the Downton Cottage Hospital, the church, and also the location for two fictional local pubs, The Grantham Arms and The Dog & Duck.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Bourton on the Water, Windrush river, Bourton-on-the-Water England

Burford is a small medieval town on the River Windrush in the Cotswold hills in West Oxfordshire district of Oxfordshire, England. It is often referred to as the 'gateway' to the Cotswolds. Burford is located 18 miles west of Oxford and 22 miles southeast of Cheltenham, about 2 miles from the Gloucestershire boundary.
*Please note that you will show you Bourton on the Water or Bibury*

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Burford Library 86A High Street, Burford OX18 4QF England

Burford is a small medieval town on the River Windrush in the Cotswold hills in West Oxfordshire district of Oxfordshire, England. It is often referred to as the 'gateway' to the Cotswolds. Burford is located 18 miles west of Oxford and 22 miles southeast of Cheltenham, about 2 miles from the Gloucestershire boundary.
*Please note that you will show you Bourton on the Water or Bibury*

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Free WiFi on coach
  • Vox Headset
  • Blenheim Palace, State Rooms and Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Blenheim Palace

Exclusions
  • Optional gratuities
  • Food and beverages
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Bourton on the Water
  • Entry/Admission - Burford Library
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please Note: this tour does not visit Highclere Castle
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 51 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Personal audio headsets provided to maintain distancing / Inclusions vetted to ensure they adhere to safety measures / E-tickets only no paper tickets / Staff trained in safety measures
Departure Point

Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 9TP, UK


Departure Time

09:00 AM


Return Details

Victoria Station, London SW1V 1JT, UK

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

10 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

davidgP3587DZ

14 Nov, 2022

I was intensely disappointed when I learned that we would NOT be visiting Downton Abbey which is what the hype for the trip led me to believe would happen. It should be made clear that the Abbey is not included. Nor are the fake pubs. As for seeing Lady Crowleys house, it was a joke. The entire ground floor was blocked out by a very high stone wall which we couldn’t enter or see over. The Cotswolds were nice though more time to wander the streets would have been nice.

Catherine_W

09 Nov, 2022

We loved this tour. It is great to see the classic rural areas of the Cotswolds. So enjoyed this. Just beautiful. And also the stunning Blenheim Palace with all its history. The place is so very well kept and the grounds were beautiful.

Timothy_N

08 Nov, 2022

Fun stops. Very relaxing. Slow pace. Good tour guide. Tads yada yada!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks again for sharing your thoughts with us.

brettmN6065HI

05 Nov, 2022

A lot to do in a day....but very worthwhile. Guide (Chrissie) was excellent. Knowledgeable and kept everything running on time. Represents great value for money and gives you a great introduction in to the English countryside without everything pre-organised.

Dolores_H

01 Nov, 2022

Excellent tour! Our tour guide, Andy, was fantastic. More than just a tour- it was a historical and cultural experience.

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