Discover a region of outstanding natural beauty, rolling hills, and spectacular stately homes, including a visit to Blenheim Palace; one of the largest houses in the country and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Visit quaint villages and see many well-known landmarks from the popular TV series ‘Downton Abbey’.
- Blenheim Palace entrance with State Rooms and Gardens visit
- Cotswolds panoramic tour
- Bibury and Bourton-on-the-Water village visits
- Bampton 'Downton Abbey' village visit
- Professional tour guide
- VOX audio technology ensuring you never miss a word your guide says
- Superior coach with complimentary Wi-Fi
This awe-inspiring stately home is the private residence of the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and birthplace of Winston Churchill. You’ll explore the lavishly decorated State Rooms, furnished with some of the most impressive collections of paintings in Europe and take a stroll through the beautifully landscaped gardens admiring the wonderful Rose Garden and The Water Terraces.
Visit charming village of Bibury; a wonderfully attractive setting along the River Coln and a backdrop for blockbuster films including Stardust and Bridget Jones’s Diary. Admire Arlington Row, the quaint group of weaver’s cottages dating back to the 16th Century. Then it’s on to Bourton-on-the-Water, regularly voted one of the prettiest villages in England with its attractive bridges that cross the gently flowing River Windrush.
Downton Abbey Village
Visit the village of Bampton; the film setting for many of the famous landmarks featured within the popular Downton Abbey TV series. 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.
- Entrance to Blenheim Palace
- Live English speaking guide
- Personal Audio Headset
- Free WiFi
- Lunch (time will be included in the itinerary for a refreshment break)
- Pick up and Drop off at your Hotel
Tour Starts: 8.45am, Victoria Coach Station
Tour Finishes: approx 7.00pm, Victoria Train Station
Entrance to Blenheim Palace is included in the tour price. If you choose the option excluding entrances, tickets may be purchased from your Tour Guide.
Please Note: this tour does not visit Highclere Castle in the Downton Abbey series.