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$ 83.52 per person

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
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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

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  • 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 131 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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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

This is an excellent tour with stops at Blenheim palace where you can explore the palace and beautiful gardens, explore a Cotswold village, and visit the Downton Abbey village. Our guide was lovely and provided excellent history and commentary along the way , but he was a substitute guide and had NO knowledge of Downton Abbey at all or the significance of this stop. We toured the church in the Downton Abbey town but did not see any of the other stops like the Grantham Arms, Post Office or Mrs Crowley house. This was disappointing! Overall a wonderful experience and would highly recommend , took off one star because of the Downton Abbey village stop.

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June 19, 2022

Our tour guide was great. She was attentive to our transport needs. Hopefully though the stay in Bampton would be lengthened as we only stayed there for 35 minutes. It was great for Downton Abbey Fans. Blenheim Palace without tickets was also great because you could go to the gardens, visit the Harry Potter Tree, and get a good view of the castle. Bourton on the Water was beautiful but is just one of the Cotswolds Towns so if you want a taste of the Cotswolds, this js the tour for you as we want to go back to see the other towns.

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June 8, 2022

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