The Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace

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Duration - 10 hours

INR 8,645 p.p. onwards

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Greater London, United Kingdom

Discover some of the most picturesque areas of the United Kingdom on this fantastic day trip to the English countryside. For one day, you can swap the hustle and bustle of London for the fresh air and tranquillity of the Cotswolds – what’s not to love? Step into the beautiful Blenheim Palace, catch stunning views of some of the prettiest villages within the Cotswolds and have a delicious two-course lunch at a quintessentially British pub.

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Tour in English (live guide) 08:30

INR 8,645
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Tour in Mandarin (live guide) 08:30

INR 8,645
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Itinerary
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Stop At: Bulleid Way, London SW1W, UK

Start your adventure nice and early in central London, from where your coach will be leaving at 8:30am (make sure you are there 30 minutes beforehand to check in).

Discover some of the most picturesque areas of the United Kingdom on this fantastic day trip to the English countryside. For one day, you can swap the hustle and bustle of London for the fresh air and tranquillity of the Cotswolds – what’s not to love? Step into the beautiful Blenheim Palace, catch stunning views of some of the prettiest villages within the Cotswolds and have a delicious two-course lunch at a quintessentially British pub.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Cotswolds, Cotswolds, England

Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Cotswolds encompasses many picturesque villages within the counties of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and a few others. As you’re driven through one of England's most beautiful regions you’ll be treated to unmissable views of medieval villages and bustling market towns (including the lovely Burford and Stow-on-the-Wold), rolling hills and the breath-taking countryside.



Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Bourton-on-the-Water, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds, England

There will also be a swift one-hour long stop in the charming Bourton-on-the-Water, known as the Venice of the Cotswolds. Voted many a time as one of the prettiest villages in England, it’s safe to say you’ll want to have your cameras at the ready for this stop!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock OX20 1PP England

The birthplace and ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill is a striking country house worthy of a fairy-tale located in the Oxfordshire countryside. A designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, Blenheim Palace was built in an English Baroque style back in the 18th century. For about two hours, you’ll have the chance to discover the palace’s sumptuous State Rooms, stroll through the lovely gardens designed by renowned landscape architect Capability Brown and grab a photo opportunity at Blenheim Lake – home to what was once described as the ‘finest view in England’ by Lord Randolph Churchill (father of Winston).



Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock OX20 1PP England

Exhibition: Churchill and Blenheim Palace

In this fascinating and exclusive exhibition, visitors will get a rare insight into the private world of Blenheim Palace’s most famous resident and the ‘Greatest Briton’ – Winston Churchill. Step into the very room he was born in, see a lock of his hair and visit the palace’s formal gardens and parkland to find the spot where he proposed to his beloved wife Clementine. The exhibition will also be sharing plenty of artefacts, photographs, anecdotes and interesting facts – revealing key moments from Churchill’s extraordinary life.

The tour will be finishing at approximately 6:30pm - subject to traffic conditions, you will be dropped off in either Victoria or Kensington (Gloucester Road).

Duration: 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
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • *During Peak Periods, Additional Vehicles Without Wi-Fi May Be Used
  • Please note: the tour itinerary and order may change. The time spent at each location is approximate and is subject to change depending on various factors (traffic conditions, etc)
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Our vehicles are modern, comfortable, and kept to the highest standards of cleanliness, including a deep clean every day
  • 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 53 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Some attractions may have different social distancing measures in place, but the safety and comfort of customers and staff is always the main priority.

Inclusions

  • Admission to Blenheim Palace
  • Drive through the Cotswolds including Burford and Bourton-on-the-Water
  • Transportation in luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Professional expert guide
  • Entry/Admission - Blenheim Palace

Departure time

08:30 AM


Departure point

Bulleid Way, London SW1W, UK


Recent reviews

Ronald_C   25th September 2022

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The local tour operator cancelled the whole trip I need a refund. They Told us that due To unforeseen circumstances the tour to Blenheim was cancelled and they sent it to me by email the day before. We tried calling and no one answered we also tried calling Viator in the US but no one picked up. It has been a nightmare.

Caren_S   30th August 2022

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Blenheim Palace is remarkable. So much history to enjoy. Visiting the Cotswolds was a pleasure. Our guide, Moreton was fantastic!

James B   16th July 2022

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Excellent guide; much interesting information about the area and the country. Had the privilege of playing the Willis organ at Blenheim.

Karen A   25th October 2019

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We did this tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. The stops in Oxford and the Cotswolds are not long but having a lunch on the coach helped to save time for seeing things instead of searching for a bite to eat. Certainly, it would be better to have more time in Oxford and Cotswolds but you can only do so much in a day trip and this gave us a taste of places we were not going to have time to see otherwise. Our guide Simon and driver Peter were awesome. They made everything smooth. Simon had the perfect balance of sharing interesting and entertaining information without talking constantly and oversharing. He gave us tips to enjoy our stops that helped us make good use of the short time we had. Blenheim palace was absolutely wonderful and two hours was needed to see house and grounds which are beautiful and extensive. The only negative was unique in that our visit coincided with the artist Cattelan's works being integrated within Bleheim. His displays in the rooms were distasteful and took away from our once in a lifetime experience to see Blenheim. It was meant to offend and be provocative but was not expected. Wish we had a warning before seeing a model of Pope hit by meteorite and full taxidermy horse hanging from ceiling... The displays end October 27th so should not impact others visiting Blenheim.

Marilyn H   11th October 2019

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Enjoyed our day with visits to Oxford, Blenheim Palace and Cotswolds. Lunch was a small box lunch, advise bringing your own snacks. Seemed to be some confusion between our tour guide and Blenheim Palace for entry procedures. Could have used more time there, but hard to see everything since so far from London.

Bonnie_E   28th September 2019

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Not enough free time in Oxford and the Cotswolds. Too much free time at Blenhiem palace. Too much standing in the rain while he gathered us to talk. He could have used on the bus.

Sara_S   24th September 2019

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I expected the majority of the time to be spent at Blenheim since that is the first place listed on the tour package. Instead we were taken to Oxford first. The second stop was a small town in the Cotswolds which was very crowded midday and over-comercialized. When we finally arrived at Blenheim, we had the last two hours of the day to tour the Palace. The driver was great. The tour guy was crotchety. Lunch was a typical box lunch. Disappointing at best.

Hilary A   23rd September 2019

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This was a well-timed trip with variety and plenty. of time at the various sites. Our host, Antonio, was very well informed, pleasant and provided enjoyable commentary and helpful suggestions. Our driver, Armando, was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed this. Last year we did the Stonehenge trip and enjoyed it as well. Highly recommend this company and the various packages they. put together for tourists.

chibiandlemar   13th August 2019

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We booked this Cotswolds trip 3-4 months prior to going on the tour. The date we attended was on 7/31/19. At the time of booking this trip didn't mention anything about visiting Oxford. When the tour changed, Golden didn't bother contacting us so we could cancel. We WASTED 1-2 hours walking around Oxford campus. Yeah, it's a nice campus, but Our interest was spending time in the Cotswold towns. The tour guide didn't seem very interested in the stop either. WASTE. Then... Once we finally got to the Cotswolds, we drove through them quickly, and didn't stop at the town that was promised on the posting (Stow-in-the-Wold). The driver and guide were worried about parking and traffic so they stopped at another town. The other town was OK, but we only had one our. I have to say, we PAY for a tour so your company can worry about traffic and parking. MAJOR DISAPPOINTMENT. We did go to Blenheim Palace as promised but we spend WAY TOO MUCH TIME THERE. Two hours. This whole day was a waste and wasn't what was promised to us.

J9872MHbrendac   5th July 2019

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Visiting Blenheim Palace and the Cotswolds was amazing! The Cotswolds is a beautiful town/village that warrants a few days to visit. Blenheim Palace is gorgeous with fantastic gardens and the walk through the Oxford campus was delightful and educational - what a beautiful campus! Our tour guide, Susan, was extremely informative and cheerful and I appreciate that we had an opportunity to visit Churchill's grave site although it was not part of the tour. I would go on this tour again in a heart beat - I highly recommend it.