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

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Duration - 10 hours

INR 6,888 p.p. onwards

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Greater London, United Kingdom

Uncover England’s stunning natural beauty and rich historical and cultural heritage on this day trip from London. With an expert guide, get up close to the grandeur of Blenheim Palace, a UNESCO-listed Baroque manor house where Sir Winston Churchill was born. Then, enjoy a panoramic tour of the beautiful Cotswolds, with stops at two of the region’s most picture-perfect parishes. End your tour with a trip to Bampton, the quintessential village that featured as Downton village in hit TV show 'Downton Abbey.'

Available options

Departure in Japanese 09:00
Tour operated with Japanese-speaking guide

INR 6,888
p.p. onwards

Departure in English 09:00
Tour operated with English-speaking guide

INR 6,888
p.p. onwards

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

Terms & conditions

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


Additional info

  • 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

Inclusions

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

Departure time

09:00 AM


Departure point

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


Recent reviews

vickipark1   30th September 2022

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Our guide, Kevin was superb! He is extremely knowledgeable and had a wonderful sense of humor. I would highly recommend this tour and especially our guide/driver.

Joe R   26th September 2022

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For history buffs especially, the castle is a must-see. It is also very impressive for its garden . Educational and enjoyable.

819eileenh   28th September 2022

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This is a fantastic tour through Evan Evans. The coach is very comfortable and our driver, Rebecca, was excellent! Lesley, our tour guide was well versed in the area and took us off the beaten path! Highly recommend this tour!

Inspire99519   30th September 2022

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Kevin and Jill were a fantastic tour team! So friendly and knowledgeable! We learned so much and really enjoyed our time in the villages on the way to the spectacular Blenheim Palace. I will recommend this tour company, and Kevin in particular, to all my friends. Thank you for a wonderful day!

Renee_T   1st October 2022

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Our tour guide was amazing and unfortunately I cannot remember her name. Our tour was 9/17/22 so I hope the date gives her proper credit! Please read the full description as this is not a Downton Abbey village tour with the exception of a very small portion. The drive into the English countryside while seeing and learning about the structure of the houses is beautiful. Blenheim Palace is amazing and nothing to do with Downton Abbey. The second stop was very “touristy” and not what we expected, but all in all we were pleased with all that we got to experience and again, the guide (and driver) was what made our tour great!

Susan_A   1st October 2022

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It was not as expected. We were only able to enter one palace because the rest were closed and we were not informed until we were sitting on the coach. The weather was horrendous and we had to eat lunch outside under a tree while it rained … although this wasn’t the fault of the guide or driver I wish we had more time to sit down in a restaurant to eat normal. Our guide Kevin was nice and filled with random facts and even had a good sense of humor but I just didn’t enjoy the experience as I expected.

Sunnie L   30th September 2022

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Excellent tour guide, comfy bus, beautiful scenery! Definitely worth every it!! Got to see parts of England I would’ve never been able to do by myself. Even my 10 year old enjoyed it!!

A2322MOpaulao   1st October 2022

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Kevin and Jill were the best of host, despite the weather. Very enjoyable trip. Palace was extraordinaire.

Keith_W   29th September 2022

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Guide, Lesley and driver, Rebecca, made this a fabulous day trip from London! We were impressed with how knowledgeable our guide was and how she made everything so interesting. Our driver was so exceptional skillful in manoeuvring around little country roads and bay city streets.

G P   25th September 2022

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Andrew was an amazing tour with vast knowledge. Both areas of the tour were great spots. As a Downton Abbey fan, it was very cool to see a filming spot and learn a bit more about how the own was picked. Highly recommend this tour - the palace is spectacular, Cotswolds are a must-see and the little town was an added bonus.