Day trip

Blenheim Palace, Downton Abbey Village & the Cotswolds

Activity provider: Evan Evans Tours

Blenheim Palace, Downton Abbey Village & the Cotswolds

Activity provider: Evan Evans Tours
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From US$ 82.33 per person

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Full day escorted tour with visits to Blenheim Palace; birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, two beautiful Cotswold villages plus a walking tour of 'Downton Abbey' village.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, Japanese

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Blenheim Palace State Rooms and walk through the magnificent gardens
  • Embark on a panoramic tour of the enchanting Cotswolds
  • Discover two Cotswolds villages including Bampton, the Downton Abbey village
  • Travel by first-class luxury motor-coach and enjoy the services of a professional guide
Full description

Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace is a masterpiece of English Baroque architecture and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. The stunning State Rooms are brimming with priceless works of art and magnificent tapestries.

The Palace is still inhabited today by the Duke of Marlborough. The Gardens are set in over 754 hectares of land with an exquisite water garden.

The Cotswolds

In the Cotswolds you'll visit one the areas most beautiful villages, Bourton-on-the-Water. This is a must-see village, referred to as the 'Venice of the Cotswolds' due to the number of attractive bridges that cross the gently-flowing river at its center.

Downton Abbey Village

Visit the village of Bampton; the film setting for many of the famous landmarks featured in the popular Downton Abbey TV series.

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.

Includes
  • Visit to Blenheim Palace State Rooms and walk through the magnificent Gardens (if option selected)
  • Panoramic tour of the enchanting Cotswolds
  • Visit to the village of Bampton, the Downton Abbey village
  • Personal audio headset on walking sections
  • Food and drink
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note that the order in which the attractions are visited may vary for operational reasons
  • Please note this tour does not visit Highclere Castle
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 165 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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It was a very good day with an excellent guide Oliver. He was pleasant, informative and entertaining. We have learned interesting information during the tour, and enjoyed being in a a/c bus on the hottest day of the summer. It was a well planned itinerary and we glad we picked it.

July 20, 2022

Os lugares são muito lindos de se visitar, a nossa guia e o motorista foram muito atenciosos e simpáticos. Nossa guia sabia muito sobre cada local que visitávamos e isto ajudou a desfrutar ainda mais do passeio. Infelizmente tivemos pouco tempo para conhecer/desfrutar do Castelo e de Bank on the River(Costwoolds) mas excursão é assim mesmo. Mas certamente voltarei a cada um dos lugares que visitamos.

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July 18, 2022

Booking the tour was easy enough. Getting to the meeting place was a bit challenging. The tour itself was ok. The guide was helpful and friendly. I felt that we spent too long at Blenheim Palace and could have spent more time at Burton-on-the-water instead. We had to grab a snack on the go instead of sit and people watch. Going on a Sunday meant there were crowds everywhere. Good to get a local flavour but crowds make it less fun IMO.

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June 29, 2022

Product ID: 2259