8-Hour Private Historical Tour of England in a Classic Car | La Vacanza Travel

8-Hour Private Historical Tour of England in a Classic Car

Duration: 7 to 8 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Oxford

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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Oxford
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Chauffeur-driven in a Rolls Royce or Bentley, you will be entertained and educated by a former History Master, on a bespoke history tour, customised to your interests.

You could choose to include Sulgrave Manor, the ancestral home of George Washington, or Canon's Ashby, one of the former monasteries dissolved on the orders of King Henry VIII.

Visit Blenheim Palace, home of the Duke of Marlborough and birthplace and grave of the greatest Englishman, Winston Churchill.

Or perhaps explore the delightful villages in the Cotswolds, or the Downton Abbey locations.

Other options include Hampton Court, built by Wolsey and stolen by Henry VIII.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Cotswolds, Cotswolds, England

The Cotswolds Cream Tea Tour:

We drive to the ‘chocolate box’ village of Bibury with its streams and ponds before venturing to Bourton On The Water for antiques and cream tea or luncheon. We then visit Blenheim Palace built by John Churchill, the great English general of the Marlborough Wars who was given a dukedom and built the palace where his descendant, Winston Churchill was born and we also visit the grave of Churchill, the greatest Englishman, the man who ‘gave England its roar!’ in World War Two and cemented the ‘Special Relationship’ between the greatest English speaking peoples.

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Hampton Court Palace, A308, East Molesey KT8 9AU England

The Tudor Tour:

Visiting Hampton Court Palace, built by Cardinal Wolsey, Lord Chancellor to Henry VIII, who unable to arrange a divorce for Henry to marry Ann Boleyn, lost his power and in order to placate his master, he ‘voluntarily’ gave up this palace. See the Chapel where Henry was told of the infidelity of his young queen, Katherine Howard, the corridor haunted by her screams as she tried to beg for her life. You will also see the structure of the King’s Council, the Great Hall where Henry dined and the great kitchens, and the formal gardens and Maze. We will have tea at the Phyllis Court Club in Henley.

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Sulgrave Manor & Garden, Sulgrave Manor Manor Road, Sulgrave, Banbury OX17 2SD England

The Shopping for History Tour:

Visit the designer Bicester Village outlet using your discount card, and/or Sulgrave Manor, ancestral home of George Washington, or Waddesdon Manor, the sumptuous French chateau of Lord Rothschild and/or Stowe House, ducal palace of the Dukes of Buckingham, and their famous gardens. Nearby is the Bletchley Park exhibition about ‘Enigma’, that helped defeat the Nazis, or visit Canons Ashby, rebuilt from a ‘dissolved’ Henrician Tudor monastery. Drive a tank cross country and crush a car at Tanks-a-lot, or fly in a Tiger Moth biplane (both need pre-arranged notice and come at an extra cost).

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Stratford-upon-Avon, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England

The Shakespeare Tour:

After an hour’s drive from Oxford we visit the birthplace of Shakespeare, England’s greatest writer and poet, at Stratford upon Avon. Next on our route are the cottage where Anne Hathaway, the Bard's wife, resided, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s purpose-built theatre, and various other places of note in this world-famous literary town. For all you ‘culture vultures’, this itinerary can be combined with the fascinating automaton museum in Compton Verney or Warwick Castle for a view of a medieval castle which has been fully restored and is a great historical resource.

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: The Oxford Artisan Distillery, South Park Cheney Lane Old Depot, South Park, Oxford OX3 7QJ England

The Gin and IT Tour:

These bespoke tours would be suitable for businesses that want to reward valued customers or successful sales teams. The tours would commence with a pick-up from a chosen location followed by a visit to the Oxford Artisan Distillery where they will be given a private tour. Lunch at the Bear at Woodstock or the Randolph would be next, followed by a visit and tour of Napton Cidery and/or the Hook Norton Brewery before drop-off at the pick-up location. This would be valid all year round. Please note that the cost of tours at the distillery, cidery, and brewery are not included in the price.

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Stow-on-the-Wold, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswolds, England

The Downton Abbey and Civil War Tour:

We visit TV and film locations from Downton Abbey and Morse in the picturesque Cotswolds countryside. We then travel through the iconic English villages tracing the impact of the Medieval Wool Trade wealth on the creation of churches and other religious sites and the eventual dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII and its effect on Tudor life and politics, which eventually led to the English Civil War, the Protectorate, and Restoration between 1644-1660. We will visit the battlefield sites of Edgehill and Stow in the Wold, the first and last battles of the First English Civil War.

Duration: 8 hours

  • Private transportation

  • Lunch - Other bespoke services negotiable.Luncheon is always arranged at good examples of fine dining. Cost of food and tickets for extra activities is not included in package prices.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

1: Oxfordshire, UK
2: Buckinghamshire, UK
Traveler pickup is offered
Bespoke services are available, so this can be customised as necessary.


  • Heathrow Airport, Hounslow TW6 England

Departure Time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.
The Shopping for History Tour
7/21/2022 - 8/28/2024

Monday - Sunday : 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
The Tudor Tour
7/21/2022 - 8/28/2024
Monday - Sunday : 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
The Gin and IT Tour
7/21/2022 - 8/28/2024
Monday - Sunday : 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
The Shakespeare Tour
7/21/2022 - 8/28/2024
Monday - Sunday : 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Cotswolds Cream Tea Tour
7/21/2022 - 8/28/2024
Monday - Sunday : 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Downton Abbey & Civil War Tour
7/21/2022 - 8/28/2024
Monday - Sunday : 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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


7 to 8 hours

User's Reviews


23 Apr, 2023

The food was excellent. Lots of thankyous to the chef. Just great service as well. Nice host and quick service.


28 May, 2022

What a delightful treat it was to have the perfectly attired and gracious Mr. Jonathon Sayer chauffeur us about the English countryside as he offered a colorful narrative of intriguing local legends and historical facts about of each of the areas and villages he surprised us with. We had chosen in advance several specific destinations which in a timely manner Mr. Sayer whisked us off to in the comfort and style of his vintage Rolls Royce. His attentiveness allowed us to arrive and depart each location with ease, sip sparkling water and champagne along the way and even make a spontaneous roadside stop to photograph a lovely field of poppies we happened upon. Jonathon offers an opportunity to experience any adventure in unpretentious luxury, with friendly accommodating care, a dose of fun, and witty, intriguing conversation. This is a lovely way to tour England. Highly recommended!


26 May, 2022

We had the ever so knowledgeable, fun and professional Mr Sayers to guide us all day in his lovely vintage Rolls Royce We made many stops and he was such a joy with facts and lots of fun stories delivered as he drove us all day in his delightful plaid suit !! He can do many locales but we mostly focused on the Cotswolds and exquisite gardens ending with a top notch dinner. He adds such a vintage and a days gone by touch to his tours that I recommend it over other options His service is impeccable as well Never a door not opened !!! And choose from his Bentley or Rolls!!

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