Blenheim Palace - Private Tour From London

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Duration - 6 to 8 hours

INR 21,687 p.p. onwards

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London, United Kingdom

A private and bespoke tour with your own driver and guide direct from your London accommodation to the stunning Blenheim Palace.

Seat of the Dukes Of Marlborough and birth place of Sir Winston Churchill in 1874.

Blenheim is quite simply breathtaking or as King George III said to the 4th Duke of Marlborough - "We have nothing to equal this"

You will have plenty of time to fully appreciate the Palace at your leisure, and stroll through the beautiful grounds landscaped by Lancelot Capability Brown. You will also have the chance to visit the burial place of Sir Winston Churchill and his Wife Lady Clementine in nearby Bladon.
• Private Driver & Guide Direct From London
• No rushing or herding around - Tour at your pace
• Optional Traditional Pub Lunch in Cotswold borders
• Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off
• All entrance fees, travel & personal guide included.

Available options

Blenheim For One Person 08:30
A private and bespoke tour from your London accommodation to beautiful Blenheim Palace for one person with your own Driver and Guide. Relaxed pace and personal service.
Pickup included

INR 21,687
p.p. onwards

Blenheim For Two People 08:30
A private and bespoke tour from your London accommodation to beautiful Blenheim Palace for TWO PEOPLE with your own Driver and Guide. Relaxed pace and personal service.
Pickup included

INR 31,956
p.p. onwards

Blenheim For 3-4 People 08:30
A private and bespoke tour from your London accommodation to beautiful Blenheim Palace for UP TO 4 PEOPLE with your own Driver and Guide. Relaxed pace and personal service.
Pickup included

INR 38,539
p.p. onwards

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock OX20 1PP England

The drive to Blenheim Palace takes approximately 1.5 Hours from London. But London seems like a whole world away when you gaze for the first time at Blenheim Palace.

Perhaps King George III words to the 4th Duke of Marlborough say it all, "We have nothing to equal this!"

The land and money to build Blenheim Palace was gifted to John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough by Queen Anne for his leadership and victories during the War of the Spanish Succession. With a final great triumph at the battle of Blenheim.

His wife Sarah was a great friend of Queen Anne until the relationship soured and both John and Sarah went into exile in France leaving Blenheim Palace unfinished. Queen Anne died on 1st August 1714 and the Marlborough's moved back to England the next day. By 1722 the Palace was complete but John Churchill died the same year.

Today the 12th Duke of Marlborough and his family live in the Palace, therefore you quite literally are a guest of his Grace the Duke when you visit this spectacular family home.

The Palace has had a long and sometimes troubled past, but all the best stories have ups and downs. Your personal Driver and Guide will give you a detailed history of the magnificent Palace and a tour through it's many beautiful rooms, including the room where Sir Winston Churchill was born in 1874. If you are feeling energetic there are beautiful walks to be had in the gardens, and for those with a particular interest in Winston Churchill, your guide will take you to the spot where he awkwardly proposed to Clementine in August 1908,

There are optional tours available at certain times of the year when the Duke of Marlborough and his family are not in residence. Those interested may want to visit his personal apartments or perhaps see how life below stairs in the servants quarters used to be.

Lunch can either be taken at the Palace or in the nearby Villages of Woodstock or Bladon.

A personalised and non rushed tour at your pace.

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: St. Martin's Church, Church Street, Bladon, Woodstock OX20 1RW England

An optional visit to the small Church where Sir Winston Churchill and his Wife Clementine are buried. Sir Winston is buried with other members of his family including Consuelo Vanderbilt who in part inspired the character of Cora in Downton Abbey.

Very close to the Church is a pub which may make an ideal lunch stop.

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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • If you have a disability please contact before booking to ensure my vehicle meets your needs
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • All UK Government Safety guidelines and requirements at the time of travel will be followed during your tour.

Inclusions

  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Blenheim Palace

Departure time

08:30 AM


Departure point

Traveler pickup is offered
Any central London Location or Accommodation


Recent reviews

MartinSeiler   2nd November 2019

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Richard is simply a fantastic guide, extremely knowlegdeable and a great conversationalist. A private tour with him is a real treat. Richard makes sure you get the most out of your visit, and enables you to experience what interests you and at your pace. He never rushed things and was always very accomodating. Richard is a smooth, skilled driver. Getting picked up at my hotel in London and being dropped off there later in the day was a great convenience. The roughly 90 minutes it takes to Blenheim Palace from London went by in a jiffy listening to Richard talking about (as well as discussing together) Churchill, the history of Blenheim Palace and many other things. Richard certainly knows his Churchill well, telling many interesting and often funny anecdotes about the great statesman. Seeing Churchill's grave at Bladon was a moving experience. Blenheim Palace was simply magnificent. Richard led me on a great tour around the estate and palace. We had a nice lunch there, too. The way back was just as pleasant as the drive to Blenheim had been. We were having very interesting discussions about politics and history and many other things. Thank you, Richard, for such a fantastic experience! Martin S. from Switzerland

rachelmF371UA   28th September 2022

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Fantastic tour! Blenheim palace was beautiful and interesting. Richard is amazingly well-read and knowledgeable. He told interesting stories throughout the day. We would be delighted to take another tour with Richard in the future and highly recommend him to others

Harry_G   12th June 2022

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Our guide was outstanding! Super knowledgeable and accommodating to what we wanted to do. Highly recommend.

SLWW626   15th October 2021

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Wonderful tour with Richard. Extremely knowledgeable about Churchill and Blenheim. Prompt pick-up in our London Hotel, courteous and personable, we took 2 other tours with Richard and totally enjoyed his knowledge and company. The day was filled with special moments of the gardens and seeing where Churchill proposed to ending up at his grave. Richard gave us plenty of time to explore on our own, rest, and eat. Totally accommodating! We will use him again! And have already recommended him to friends! He stays in constant contact.

August_F   9th September 2021

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Richard was a clear-spoken, informative, and thoughtful guide. His knowledge of virtually all the key historic points of interest in the area was exceeded only by his hard work to accommodate our party at every step of the way. I’d book him for any future tour in the London area.

C5192ELterryc   3rd May 2019

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Doesn’t get much better than this. Private tour with pick up at your door in London, great day touring, and then dropped back at your door. Richard is extremely knowledgeable, and clearly enthusiastic about Blenheim, the Marlboroughs and Winston Churchill. And on top of that, he is very personable. He adjusted the schedule beautifully to minimize the risk of being outside in the rain, successfully, and we made an interesting stop to see the Churchill family graves in Bladon, and then had a nice little drive and lunch at an old pub in the Cotswolds. Five out of five stars to Richard. Thanks Richard!

Heidi_W   24th May 2022

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Our tour guide, Richard, was very knowledgeable about Blenheim Palace and Winston Churchill. He was very accommodating and we got to see everything, including a fun maze. I would definitely recommend having Richard for this tour. He made our day memorable!

Katherine_L   6th January 2022

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Richard was the loveliest tour guide and he provided a personalised tour for us, which we are very grateful for, and allowed us to visit all the sites we wanted to see. It was both a very educational and picturesque trip and we would highly recommend hiring Richard for his private tours!

Peter_P   2nd December 2021

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Richard was prompt, courteous, very fun to visit with,, helpful and knowledgeable. He was an excellent guide. So grateful to him for making this a wonderful experience.

yinvest   17th December 2019

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Richard is knowledge, personable, and very professional. The visit to Blenheim Palace was interesting and enriching, thanks in large part to Richard’s expertise on the Churchills.