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
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  • Cancellable

Overview

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.'

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 & All Angels Church Station Road, 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
  • Not wheelchair 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
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • 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
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Limited vehicle capacity empty seats left next to single travellers & odd numbered groups / Personal audio headsets provided to maintain distancing / Inclusions vetted to ensure they adhere to safety measures / E-tickets only no paper tickets / Staff newly trained in safety measures
Departure Point

Victoria Coach Station, Belgravia, London SW1W 9RH, UK


Departure Time

9:00 AM


Return Details

Vauxhall Bridge Road, Vauxhall Bridge Rd, London, 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

Roger G

24 Oct, 2019

We so enjoyed this excursion out of the city. Andy Jackson was our guide. His wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm enhanced this tour. The stop in the Cotswolds was a charming village with lots of dining and shopping options. It was fun to see the Downton Abbey Village as a fan of the program. The highlight of the tour was Blenheim Palace. Steve handled the bus expertly and was quick to assist passengers on and off.

Kenneth M S

18 Oct, 2019

Great Tour
Saw alot of the Country
Ebnjoyed the Downton Abbey Village
Blenhiem Castle was a great visit - a lot of history
Guide was great
Enjoed the Cotswolds

chris.borczon

30 Sep, 2019

Kevin our guide was funny and very good at hearding cats. This is a full day and Kevin helped us get the most out it. Great history and funny quirky stories.

Jennifer S

27 Sep, 2019

The attractions were beautiful, most certainly. And we never would have seen these places on our own. The tour made it so easy and seamless. But what made this a fantastic day for our group was our tour guide, Deborah. She was not only incredibly knowledgeable, but also fun, hilarious, so very British, and all-around delightful. She made the trip over the top wonderful, and even though the day was rainy, it was our favorite part of our trip to the UK. I chose this excursion based on online reviews, so was a little nervous. But I would absolutely come back again to use Evan Evan’s tours, and have already recommended it to friends!

Ann M

07 Oct, 2019

Our tour was great. Your guide very good. Omar. Knowleable and pleasant man
Our driver was good and I felt safe
Palace was outstanding.
The towns we went to were perfect.

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