Product ID: 160965

From Oxford: Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace with Pub Lunch

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Experience a guided small-group tour of England's delightful Cotswold Hills. Then, enjoy a delicious 2-course country pub lunch followed by an afternoon at the magnificent Blenheim Palace.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
English
Easy cancellation
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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a 2-course traditional lunch in one of England's oldest pubs
  • Take the scenic route through the back-roads to see stunning hamlets and villages including Minster Lovell and Swinbrook
  • Visit the stunning Blenheim Place and Gardens, the birthplace of Winston Churchill
  • Visit the villages of Burford, Bibury, Bourton-on the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold
Full description
This small group tour takes place in England's most outstandingly beautiful countryside, the region of the Cotswolds. The small, executive vehicles allow the tour to go off the beaten track through the valley of the River Windrush, and along single track roads to the town of Burford.

Take a guided walk to the historic church, then after further exploration, continue to the Coln Valley and the charming Bibury, once described as the prettiest village in England. Stroll through the water meadows and see historic Arlington Row, a group of ancient weaver's cottages. It's then onwards to Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold, all the while taking in the leafy, winding country lanes that big coaches cannot travel on. A two-course lunch is then enjoye in a 1,000-year-old tavern with a chance to explore the beautiful village before the tour departs for the final and perhaps most impressive stop, Blenheim Palace.

Blenheim Palace is the largest privately-owned house in Britain, home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill in 1874. The house was designed by Sir John Vanburgh over 300 years ago, to rival the Palace of Versailles. You will be able to tour the magnificent rooms, stroll around the stunning gardens, see the Winston Churchill exhibition, all the while enjoying the sheer opulence and breathtaking beauty of the Palace before returning to Oxford. 
Includes
  • Admission to Blenheim Palace and Gardens
  • Two-course traditional lunch in one of England's oldest taverns
  • Round-trip transport from Oxford
  • A scenic drive through the back-roads to see stunning hamlets and villages around the Cotswolds region
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities

When you get there

Meeting point

Oxford Visitor Information Centre, 15-16 Broad Street

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Know before you go
• There is a maximum of 16 people per tour
Organized by

International Friends

Product ID: 160965