Our Cotswolds & Blenheim Palace tour from London or Oxford takes you into the heart of the English countryside. This is a small group day trip and includes luxury transportation, an expert tour
Every Saturday from £154 per Person
Includes a pub lunch!
Our Cotswolds & Blenheim Palace tour from London or Oxford takes you into the heart of the English countryside. This is a small group day trip and includes luxury transportation, an expert tour guide and lunch in a traditional English pub. Visit charming villages from a bygone era, admire gorgeous thatched roofed cottages, and enjoy the spectacular scenery of the region. The tour operates with a maximum of 16 passengers and is available every Saturday from April to October. We pick up in three convenient locations in Central London, as well as in Oxford town centre.
Spend the morning visiting some of the most inspirational Cotswolds villages including Stow-on-the-Wold, Bibury & Bourton-on-the-Water. We will then head to the medieval town of Burford to have lunch in a traditional English pub.The afternoon begins with a relaxing drive along the narrow and windy country lanes to arrive at Blenheim Palace. Here, we’ll enjoy a guided tour of the magnificent state rooms, with free time to explore the gardens.
See Blenheim Palace on our small group tour from London
07:45: Depart from London. We can also pickup from Oxford at 09:15 am
10:00: Our tour of the Cotswolds villages begins. Drive into the English countryside, along windy country lanes and through picture postcard villages like Witney, Minster Lovell, Asthall & Swinbrook
Visit Stow-on-the-Wold, the highest town in the Cotswolds at nearly 800 ft. Enjoy a guided tour through the market square and along narrow cobbled streets.
Take a spectacular journey through the Coln Valley, admiring the extraordinary landscape along the way. We’ll stop at the 13th Century stone church at Coln St Dennis before heading to Bourton-on-the-Water, nicknamed by locals “Little Venice”. Bourton is considered one of the prettiest villages in England, surrounded by fields and the River Windrush that runs through it.
Just a few minutes drive away is Bibury, a gorgeous little village where we’ll discover the ancient shops and houses, the three medieval bridges and impressive church
12:30: Arrive at Burford where your guide will lead a tour of the market town. Here we’ll enjoy an English pub lunch in a traditional inn, and there’ll also be time to explore its 900-year-old church
14:30-16:30: Following lunch, we spend the afternoon at Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Explore the incredible interiors and landscaped gardens on a visit to the palace, with free time to explore one of the finest country houses in the UK. This includes seeing the Churchill Museum and enjoying the palace gardens. Your visit to Blenheim Palace includes an excellent audioguide
Return to London Victoria Train Station, arriving at approximately 18:30. Alternatively, return to Oxford at the end of the day.
A small group tour with a maximum of 16 passengers
A luxury minibus that is optimized for sightseeing
A professional guide who is an expert in the Cotswolds region
Fully refundable and amendable up until 7 days before travel, with flexible booking guarantee! You can view the booking conditions during the booking process, prior to confirmation of any booking
Enjoy a one-course meal in a traditional pub.
We normally eat in the Lamb’s Inn in Burford (occasionally we will eat in a different pub)
If you have any dietary requirements, you must let us know before the tour
We offer 3 different pickup locations in London:
07:15: Great Russell Street, outside British Museum main entrance
07:30: Outside Hard Rock Hotel, Marble Arch, London
07:45 Outside Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, 97 Cromwell Road, Kensington, (close to Gloucester Road Tube station), London
The Cotswolds is one of the prettiest places to visit in England. We use specially designed small minibuses that are able to go into the heart of the countryside and drive through winding, twisty narrow country lanes that are typical of the area. This will give you a true feel for the ‘authentic’ England. The minibuses that we use on this Cotswolds tour from Oxford are also custom made with extra windows on all sides of the vehicle, which means that you won’t miss a thing! We’ll drive along narrow roads, passing lush green fields, farmers herding sheep, and cows grazing in meadows, giving you a real taste of the area!
We’ll visit some of the prettiest towns and villages in the region. Places like Burford, Bibury & Bourton-on-the-Water. These places all contain the typical features of a true Cotswolds village, including thatched-roofed cottages and local limestone buildings. Our expert tour guide will lead you around these villages and will explain the rich history and heritage of the area.
Blenheim Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Britain’s most important country homes. It is a masterpiece of Baroque architecture and is known for its stunning State Rooms and magnificent landscaped gardens. Blenheim Palace is also the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, and his memory is honoured in the Churchill Exhibition and the Formal Gardens. Discover the history with an excellent audio guide. Visit Blenheim Palace on this small-group tour from London.
terms and conditions
Booking is subject to terms and conditions of the tour operator. All passengers are advised to arrange travel insurance.