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Downton Abbey Village, Blenheim Palace and Cotswolds Day Trip from London

From US$112.17
  • Full-day trip to Blenheim Palace, the Cotswolds, and Downton Abbey village from London, led by an expert guide
  • Explore Blenheim Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the birthplace of Sir William Churchill
  • Revel in the quintessentially English villages and thatched-roof houses of the Cotswolds from the comfort of a luxury coach
  • Visit the charming villages of Bibury and Bourton-on-the-Water
  • Enjoy a walking tour of the village of Bampton, featured in Downton Abbey as Downton village
  • Please note a visit to Highclere Castle is not included
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Experience a wealth of England’s rural and historical treasures, and the fictional ‘Downton Abbey’ village, on this full-day trip from London with an expert guide. Marvel at splendid Blenheim Palace, the UNESCO-protected country house where Sir Winston Churchill was born, and discover the enchanting scenery of the Cotswolds, with visits to the idyllic villages of Bibury and Bourton-on-the-Water. Lastly, explore the pretty village of Bampton to see some of the locations where the much-loved TV series, ‘Downton Abbey’, was filmed, and enjoy time for lunch here before returning to London.
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Depart Victoria coach station by comfortable, air-conditioned coach, and travel northwest into scenic Oxfordshire.
After approximately 1.5 hours on the road, stop at UNESCO-listed Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Sir William Churchill. Head inside, put on your audio headsets to hear commentary from your guide, and stroll around the opulent State Rooms of this magnificent stately house, built in the 1700s. Admire the priceless artworks and tapestries that adorn the walls and view the formal gardens on a leisurely walk in the grounds.

Back aboard your coach, soak up the views of the gorgeous Cotswolds region, where rolling green hills give way to stone-built market towns and thatched villages. Stop in the picture-postcard hamlet of Bibury, and amble past its famous weavers’ cottages, originally built as a wool store in 1380, and the 12th-century St. Mary's Church.

Drive on to idyllic Bourton-on-the-Water, sometimes known as ‘Little Venice’ for the series of handsome low bridges that cross the Windrush River that flows through the village center. Amble through the lanes and admire the lush greens, quaint shops, and stone banks along the riversides.

Next, continue to Bampton, the classic English village that doubled as fictional Downton village in the famous TV drama series of Downton Abbey. View the church where Lady Mary and Matthew Crawley were wed and the house that served as Isobel Crawley’s home. Pass the old school that was Downton Hospital and buildings that starred as two village pubs. While you’re here, take the opportunity to relax over lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant or café, and then return to London where your trip finishes at Westminster.
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Lovely Trip, Highly recommend

Everything was perfect about this trip. I went with my mom, who was visiting England for the first time and it was everything we would have imagined. You get to take in a full day of English countryside and visit some of the memorable Downton...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Kristen A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a fantastic day on this tour on Saturday 20.4.19. Leisurely pace. Our guide Lesley was very informative and gave us good and interesting background details of places visited. The comfort break at Welcome Service station an excellent choice. The lunch stop at Burford was...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank SDE61
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile
Memorable trip

I and my friend we both went for this trip. We enjoyed the complete trip and brought lovely memories. The great team members were Mr Mark coach incharge and Miss Charlotte tour guide, credit goes to both for delivering the best trip. Both deserve award...More

Thank 83Chloe
Evansadmin, Evan Evans Team at Evan Evans Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2018

Dear 83Chloe, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. We will pass on your kind words towards Charlotte. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best wishes, The Evan Evans Team

Reviewed October 22, 2018
Phil was Great

This was the third day trip I did on my recent trip to London and I have to say that Phil was my favorite of the three guides I had. He was super knowledgeable and on our way out of London, provided tons of information...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jehenson81
Reviewed September 27, 2018
Great day !

Our experience was very positive with this tour, our guide Phil was very knowlegable about the area and the english history, we learned a lot. The bus left the station without delays which was great. The schedule was a bit tight, 30 minutes in 2...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Evansadmin, Evan Evans Team at Evan Evans Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2018

Dear Andrée G, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. We will pass on your positive feedback to Phil. We hope to see you again soon in the future. Best wishes, The Evan Evans Team

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