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

78 reviews
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London
| 10 hours

Overview

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Category: Tours, Day Trips
Duration: 10 hours
Highlights
Informative, friendly and professional guide
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Description
Start your day by making your own way to Victoria Coach Station to meet your guide. Settle into your seat aboard a luxury coach, then relax on the journey to Oxfordshire, a picturesque county roughly 1.5 hours away.

Make your first stop at the UNESCO-listed Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Sir William Churchill. With your headset switched on to ensure you can hear your guide’s commentary clearly, set off on a tour of the lavish State Rooms. Delve into the history of the 18th-century manor house, and get up close to priceless works of art and tapestries. Then, enjoy a stroll through the landscaped gardens.

Next, hop back inside your coach and gaze out of the window as you journey through the Cotswolds, a region of outstanding natural beauty characterized by charming parishes and thatched villages. Stop in Bibury, and walk with your guide to Arlington Row, a set of pretty cottages that date back to the 14th century.

Continue on to the ‘Little Venice’ of the Cotswolds, Bourton-on-the-Water. Have your camera ready as you wander down the high street, lined with shaded greens. Then, feel the tranquility wash over you as you head across arched stone bridges for views of River Windrush.

After, head to Bampton, a quintessentially English village that featured as Downton village in the hit TV show Downton Abbey. See the church where Lady Mary and Matthew Crawley married, and the house that was once the Crawley family home. Pass Downton hospital and take in other sites such as the fictional Grantham Arms pub.You'll also have the opportunity to stop in at a local restaurant or cafe for lunch (own expense).

When the time comes, return to your coach for the journey back to London, where your day trip concludes at Victoria Station.
Inclusions
Professional guide
Transport by air-conditioned coach
Free WiFi on coach
Admission to Blenheim Palace
Headset, when needed
Optional gratuities
Food and beverages
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Location

Meeting point
Victoria Coach Station, London

Reviews

Jul 2018

The trip was great. The sites including the Cotswolds, Downton Village and Blenheim Palace as well were wonderful. Our tour guide Deborah and Bus driver were excellent. Deborah was very knowledgeable in British history.

Feb 2018

The trip is amazing. Good to visit Cotswold and other attractions in one day.

Jan 2018

Everything we needed and nothing we didn't!

Nov 2017

A very interesting tour and the guide was very informative,plus had a great sense of humor. Blenheim was absolutely tremendous,the coach driver was the best.

Oct 2017

What a lovely drive and every stop was a gem! The Downton Abbey Village is just a perfect spot for fans of the series. And Blenheim Palace and grounds are enormous and incredibly posh imagine what growing up or living there would have been like! The stories are ones to rival Downton Abbey or any work of fiction!

Oct 2017

Fantastic tour, really enjoyed it!

Oct 2017

A great day out of London. Our guide, Phil, was exceptionally entertaining and a fount of knowledge. Quoting statesmen and poets alike. While we are not huge Downtown Abbey fans, we really enjoyed the small village of Bampton and the peaceful church there. The Cotswolds are beautiful and Blenheim was so impressive. Highly recommend this tour for a day out of busy London. The coach was comfortable and the driver was amazing with his skills at maneuvering the bus!

Oct 2017

Our guide was very informative and congenial. Would take this tour again. His explanation of the Palace and each place we stopped along the way was excellent.

Jul 2018

Loved the tour but perhaps one less stop with more time at the castle would have been better.
Visited London for business and took this trip to go out of town.

Dec 2017

Wish it only went to Blenheim. Not enough time at any stops. Tour guide acted like she didn't want to be there.

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