Discover the enchanting English county of Oxfordshire, an area renowned for its rolling green hills, majestic stately homes, and charming English market towns. Immerse yourself in the splendour of UNESCO World Heritage Site Blenheim Palace, the birthplace and childhood home of Sir Winston Churchill, where you'll observe opulent architecture and lush landscapes.
You'll be taken to iconic filming locations featured in the beloved BBC TV series 'Downton Abbey' and visit the lovely village of Bourton-on-the-Water, also known as the 'Venice of the Cotswolds'. This curated day tour from London invites you aboard our comfortable coach into a world where history, culture, and nature converge for an unforgettable journey through Oxfordshire's resplendent landscapes and captivating stories.
Victoria Coach Station
Our team will be waiting to greet you by our Welcome Desk at Victoria Coach Station and will direct you to the correct departure gate.
Victoria Coach Station is a 10-15 minute walk from London Victoria Station and Victoria Underground Station, and our Welcome Desk is located in front of Gates 1 and 2.
Please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled departure time for boarding.
Bampton, Downton Abbey Village
The first part of our journey sees us head out of the hustle and bustle of London and into the serene expanses of the Cotswolds, England's largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Nestled within the heart of the Cotswolds, the charming village of Bampton invites you to step into the real-life backdrop of the world-famous "Downton Abbey" TV series. This picturesque gem, with its honey-hued stone cottages and winding streets, seamlessly captures the quintessential English charm.
Bampton invites you to savour the authentic Cotswold experience - see the home of Isobel Crawley, the Downton Cottage Hospital, the village church, and the location for two fictional local pubs, The Grantham Arms and The Dog & Duck.
The Cotswolds & Bourton-on-the-Water
After a brief journey through some of the most beautiful countryside in England, we will arrive at our next destination: the lovely village of Bourton-on-the-Water. Also known as the 'Venice of the Cotswolds', this quintessentially English village is a must-see for all visitors to the Cotswolds.
Bourton-on-the-Water isn't just a destination; it's an immersive experience, inviting you to embrace the unhurried pace of village life. As you step into this postcard-perfect village, you'll be greeted by the harmonious blend of golden stone architecture and the gentle river flow, creating a scene straight from a fairytale.
Indulge in an authentic afternoon tea experience at a riverside café, or take a stroll down the river banks and peruse the eclectic mix of local stores offering everything from homemade ice cream to charming gifts for friends and family back home.
Explore the opulent legacy of Blenheim Palace, a majestic stately home and the private residence of the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough. This historical marvel, best known as the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, invites you to immerse in the sumptuous ambience of the lavishly decorated State Rooms.
Admire the stunning details behind the portraits, tapestry and furniture in the lavishly decorated State Rooms, which includes ornate furniture by Boulle, Savonniere carpet and the iconic 'Victories' series of tapestries celebrating the Duke's victory over the French armies of 'The Sun King', Louis XIV, at the Battle of Blenheim.
Step into a realm of horticultural mastery as you wander through the meticulously designed formal gardens, a verdant canvas brought to life by the legendary Lancelot 'Capability' Brown. With over 2,000 acres of parkland, the grounds of Blenheim Palace beckon you to explore the essence of natural beauty.
Follow in Sir Winston Churchill's footsteps and discover the outdoor spaces he cherished the most, such as the spot where he proposed to Clementine Hozier.
London Victoria Train Station
Your Tour will finish outside London Victoria Train Station, centrally located and easily accessible by national rail and underground; it is serviced by the Victoria, District and Circle Lines and is in Travel Zone 1.
Days of operation: except 24-26 December
English: Apr-Oct: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun / Nov - Mar: Mon, Fri, Sun
Tour Starts: 9:00 am, Victoria Coach Station (boarding commences 8:30 am)
Tour Finishes: approx 7:00 pm, Victoria Train Station.
This Tour does not visit Highclere Castle from the Downton Abbey series
Entrance to Blenheim Palace is only included if purchasing the including entrances option
Disclaimer: This Tour is an unlicensed and unauthorised tour of sites featured in the television series 'Downton Abbey' produced by Carnival Film and Television and NBCUniversal International Limited. Evan Evans Tours Limited and this tour do not have any association with, connection to, sponsorship by or endorsement of, the television series 'Downton Abbey', Carnival Film and Television or NBCUniversal International Limited.
Guests are encouraged to bring their own face coverings which are recommended when traveling on board our vehicles. Spare disposable masks are available at check-in
Vehicles are fully sanitised before the start of each tour. All surfaces are cleaned and disinfected daily
Hand sanitiser, antiviral sprays and wipes are available on board to use throughout the day
Guests are provided with personal audio headsets so distancing can be maintained when listening to commentary
Our coaches are operating at normal capacity
Please visit our Travel Health page for full details of our enhanced hygiene standards and protocols
Blenheim Palace, Downton Abbey Village & The Cotswolds - NO ENTRY FEES INCL to Blenheim Palace£79.00
Blenheim Palace, Downton Abbey Village & The Cotswolds - no entrance to Blenheim Palace - Discover The Cotswolds, see beautiful Blenheim Palace, where Sir Winston Churchill was born and raised, plus visit some iconic filming locations from the popular BBC TV series 'Downton Abbey'.
Blenheim Palace, Downton Abbey Village & The Cotswolds - TOUR WITH ENTRY FEE INCL to Blenheim Palace£99.00
Blenheim Palace, Downtown Abbey Village & The Cotswolds - including entrance to Blenheim Palace - Discover The Cotswolds, see beautiful Blenheim Palace, where Sir Winston Churchill was born and raised, plus visit some iconic filming locations from the popular BBC TV series 'Downton Abbey'.
Explore the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill*
Enjoy a scenic drive through the Cotswolds
Discover two traditional English villages
See the filming location of 'Downton Abbey' village
Entrance to Blenheim Palace (if option selected)
USB Charging On-board
Personal Audio Headset
Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off
Entrance to Blenheim Palace (unless option including entrances is selected)
BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE
No Cancellation Fees
No Change Fees
No Booking Fees
Your Money is Protected - Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the day of departure
Our team, including our guides and drivers have been trained in our enhanced hygiene procedures, Please refer to our Travel Health page for more information