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Blenheim Palace, Downton Abbey Village & the Cotswolds Tour

By Evan Evans Tours
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10h
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Highlights

  • Lush gardens & splendour of Blenheim Palace State Rooms

  • Rolling hills & thatched medieval homes in the Cotswolds

  • Visit the beautiful village of Bourton-on-the-Water

  • See Bampton village, the setting for TV series Downton Abbey

  • Informative live commentary on your personal audio headset

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour of Blenheim Palace, Bampton, and the Cotswolds

  • What's included

    Admission to Blenheim Palace & Gardens, including the State Rooms

  • What's included

    Wi-Fi onboard tour bus

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

  • What's included

    Personal headset for live tour commentary

  • What's excluded

    Meals and drinks

  • What's excluded

    Hotel pick up and drop-off

Cleaning and safety practices

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  • Masks required
  • Contactless tickets
  • Vehicles and venues disinfected

Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary provided they do not occupy their own seat.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • This tour does not visit Highclere Castle.

  • Bampton may be closed to visitors on some days due to filming.

  • The order of the tour may vary for operational reasons.

What you can expect

Stroll through gorgeous gardens outside ornate English manors on this fanciful day tour. Wander through Blenheim Palace and the enchanting villages of the Cotswolds and Bampton, where scenes from the popular show Downton Abbey have been filmed.

Your journey begins with convenient pickup from central London and transport to the countryside aboard a comfortable bus. Arrive at the Blenheim Palace, an enormous mansion of extraordinary English Baroque architecture and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Follow your guide through stunning state rooms bursting with lovely paintings and colourful tapestries before heading out to the green gardens, set on more than 1,860 acres (750 ha) of manicured land.

Next, head to the Cotswolds, an area of attractive small towns, including Bourton-on-the-Water, known as the “Little Venice” of the Cotswolds, under shade-giving trees and over arched bridges.

Finally, explore the village of Bampton, where many scenes from Downton Abbey were filmed. Here you can see the church where a number of Downton events were hosted, the Churchgate House, which was used as the Crawley family home, and the old Grammar School that served as the Downton Cottage Hospital. The street is also the home to 2 local pubs, where you can stop in for a pint before heading back to London.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place
  • Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Masks required
  • Hand sanitiser provided

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Location

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Activity Location

  • Cotswolds

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Victoria Coach Station, Gate 1-5
  • 164 Buckingham Palace Road
  • London England SW1W 9TP
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