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Cotswolds Villages & Blenheim Palace Day Trip From London Plus Country Pub Lunch

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London
| 9 hours

Overview

At a glance
Category: Tours, Day Trips, Food & Nightlife
Duration: 9 hours
Highlights
Lunch included
Day trip (destination A to B)
Vegetarian meal option available
Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
Description
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Burford Library 86A High Street, Burford OX18 4QF England

The tour will drive through beautiful villages until arriving at Burford, the elegant market town known as the 'Gateway to the Cotswolds'. Here you will take a guided walk to the 900 year old church of St John the Baptist and see unique woolsack tombs and historic memorials.

After some free time you will depart and drive over to Bibury "the prettiest village in England" according to the art critic and writer William Morris. You can walk along the picturesque Arlington Row, one of the most photographed group of cottages in the country dating back to the 17th century, alongside clear trout filled streams and the village green. A single track country lane will take you up further up the Coln Valley and onto the 2,000 year old Roman Fosse Way.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Burford Library 86A High Street, Burford OX18 4QF England

Explore the area before our delicious lunch (included) at one of the finest pubs in the Cotswolds. 

Stop At: Bourton on the Water, Windrush river, Bourton-on-the-Water England

Along this delightful secluded valley the tour will make a stop at the ancient stone church at Coln St Dennis, then onwards to Bourton-on-the-Water, the 'Little Venice of the Cotswolds' with its stream running through the center of the village and a series of stone bridges.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Stow-on-the-Wold Market Square, Stow-on-the-Wold England

Picture postcard houses nestle either side of the River Windrush as the tour follows the narrow lanes up to Stow-on-the-Wold, the highest town in the Cotswolds. This attractive market town was the center of the wool trade in the area when up to 20,000 sheep would be bought and sold at the annual fairs! It is the highest of the Cotswolds towns standing on the 800 feet high Stow Hill. 

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock OX20 1PP England

You will then continue the guided tour down to Woodstock and the magnificent Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. This stately home was designed by Sir John Vanbrugh and built between 1704 and 1722 for Sir John Churchill as a reward for defeating the French in the Wars of Spanish Succession. Beautiful landscaped grounds designed by Lancelot Capability Brown surround the Palace. Explore the opulent interior, see the room where Sir Winston Churchill was born and marvel at the great dinning hall and library. A wonderful way to end the day before our return to London.

Duration: 2 hours

Inclusions
English country pub lunch
Professional guide
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Tour of Cotswolds Villages
Entry to Blenheim Palace & Gardens
Lunch at one of the finest pubs in the Cotswolds
Entry/Admission - Blenheim Palace
Drinks
Gratuities

Location

Meeting point
Hard Rock Hotel London, Great Cumberland Pl, Marylebone, London W1H 7DL, UK

Reviews

Sep 2019

Beautiful day in the mini bus with Debbie and Derek. Plenty of stops and Blienhiem was great. The mini bus is best for the narrow roads

Feb 2018

Great little tour! Seeing all of the Little Cotswolds villages was amazing. Going to the oldest pub in England was a special treat. Then to see Blenheim Palace was incredible. The history is amazing. But the size of the palace is remarkable. Defiantly worth a trip!

Oct 2017

This was a wonderful tour. Andrew was a great guide. It was worth the extra money to be in a small group. The lunch was good and the restaurant was lovely. It was an organized and well run tour and I would highly recommend it.

Sep 2019

We had a very relaxing day in the Coltswolds!
Jose our guide was great!
Unfortunately Blenheim Palace was closed during our visit because someone stole a solid gold toilet! Go figure! But we made the best of it anyway!

Sep 2017

Excellent tour! He was willing to customize any way we wanted....very knowledgeable and engaging. Cotswolds were fabulous. Lunch was very good. Could've done without Blenheim...boring unless you're a history buff.

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