Day trip

From London: Blenheim Palace & the Cotswolds with Lunch

Day trip

From London: Blenheim Palace & the Cotswolds with Lunch

From US$ 121.65 per person

Explore the Cotswolds' breathtaking natural beauty, bustling market towns, and sleepy villages. Tour the villages, visit the stunning Blenheim Palace and relax with lunch at a traditional pub.

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Duration 10 hours
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  • Enter the magnificent Blenheim Palace
  • Drive through beautiful Cotswolds’ villages
  • Visit the quaint villages of Bourton on the Water and Burford
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch at a traditional English pub
  • Ride in luxury air-conditioned vehicles with a local guide
Full description
Discover the captivating Cotswolds! Enjoy views of breathtaking countryside, sleepy villages, and bustling market towns on this panoramic tour of one of England’s most beautiful regions. Bask in the beauty of Blenheim Palace! Early arrival at the Palace ensures an almost private visit of this fairy-tale country mansion. See the sumptuous State Rooms with their priceless treasures, stroll through sweeping landscaped gardens designed by Capability Brown, and grab a photo opportunity at the shimmering lake. Known as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’, the picturesque village of Bourton–on–the–Water boasts of many traditional features of the Cotswolds. Take time to marvel at its elegant low bridges and stroll along the magnificent Main Street. Estimated arrival time back to London is around 6.30 pm.
  • Admission to Blenheim Palace
  • Panoramic tour of the Cotswolds
  • 2-course lunch in a traditional British pub (if option selected)
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities
  • Food and beverages unless stated differently

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  • During peak periods, additional vehicles without Wi-Fi may be used
  • Please note: the tour itinerary and order may change
  • All vehicles are modern, comfortable, and kept to the highest standards of cleanliness, including a deep clean every day
Customer reviews

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4.1 /5

based on 33 reviews

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Lovely and quaint Cotswold villages, lunch was good (the portions were quite small though in my opinion), however it felt a bit rushed. I wish we would have had more time to enjoy Bourton-on-the-Water. There isn't much to see in Burford and it is perhaps not the prettiest of the Cotswold villages. Blenheim Palace was great and I had just enough time to see what I wanted to see there but I might have to go back some day. The guide was knowledgeable but not as charismatic or personable as the guy who did the Seven downs tour.

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March 28, 2023

Our guide, Aileen, was very knowledgeable and shared a lot of history with us. She was also very informed about the attractions and gave us recommendations on restaurants and other places of interest to visit. The driver, Antonio, is a very good driver, ensuring the drive throughout was a comfortable one. The time allocated to all places was sufficient and we did not feel it was too rushed, which is normally the case for most tours. Highly recommend this tour! Thank you!

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March 28, 2023

Great weather that day which made the trip through the countryside very enjoyable. Entertaining guide, lots of interesting info, personal and factual. Could provide more background info on the bus to allow more time to explore at location. Charming driver, handled the bus well. Saw main features and had a bit of time to explore. There is only so much you can do in one day! Some disappointment as I chose the tour for the focus on the Cotswolds which I booked online. However, the "new tour" included Oxford and left out Stow-on-the-Wold. New bus, very comfortable. No WiFi. Lunch was a sandwich, water, chips and a cookie? Not enough time to have a proper lunch in a cafe. Can't go wrong seeing historical Oxford and Blenheim Palace, along with beautiful old villages. Good use of the time for one day.

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March 28, 2023

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