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Downton Abbey Village, Blenheim Palace, Cotswolds from London

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, EnglandThis awe-inspiring stately home, the current private residence of the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough, is perhaps best-known as the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Admire the stunning details behind the portraits, tapestry and furniture in the lavishly decorated State Rooms, which includes furniture ornate furniture by Boulle, Savonniere carpet and the iconic 'Victories' series of tapestries celebrating the Duke's victory over the French armies of 'The Sun King', Louis XIV, at the Battle of Blenheim.Enjoy a stroll through the beautifully landscaped formal gardens and more than 2,000 acres of parkland, or walk in the footsteps of Sir Winston Churchill; visit his most cherished outdoor places on the grounds of Blenheim Palace, including the spot where he proposed to Clementine Hozier.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesPass By: St. Mary's Church, Bibury, Cotswolds, EnglandA Grade I listed church in one of the most popular villages in the Cotswolds. St Marys dates to the 12th century but a Saxon gravestone embedded in the church wall speaks of a much older heritage. There are wonderfully carved doorways, an unusual 13th century square font, and medieval glass. The attractive timber roof dates to the 15th century. The north Chancel wall of the Church is home to a stained glass window which was designed in 1927 by Karl Parsons and was featured in the 1992 Christmas stamp set issued by the Royal Mail.Stop At: Arlington Row, Bibury, Cotswolds, EnglandThe picturesque Arlington Row cottages were built in 1380 as a monastic wool store. This was converted into a row of cottages for weavers in the seventeenth century The cloth produced there was sent to Arlington Mill. Arlington Row is a popular visitor attraction, probably one of the most photographed Cotswold scenes, and was preserved by the Royal College of Arts. It has been used as a film and television location, most notably for the films Stardust and Bridget Jones's DiaryDuration: 15 minutesPass By: Evan Evans Tours, London, EnglandEvan Evans Tours is the oldest and largest sightseeing company in London and has been accompanying visitors on city tours and out-of-town excursions since 1930. Evan Evans Tours is owned by The Travel Corporation of 25 highly successful travel and tourism companies including Trafalgar Tours, Insight Vacations, Contiki Holidays and Red Carnation Hotels. The Travel Corporation is committed to maintaining the highest standards of quality and guest service and this this follows for each individual brand.Stop At: Bampton Heritage & Visitor Centre, Bampton, Devon, EnglandOur final stop of the day sees us visit the picturesque village of Bampton; the filming location for many of the famous landmarks featured on the popular period drama television series, Downton Abbey. You’ll see the buildings that played the part of the home of Isobel Crawley, the Downton Cottage Hospital, the church, and also the location for two fictional local pubs, The Grantham Arms and The Dog & Duck.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Bourton on the Water, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds, EnglandLocated in a small valley amongst the gentle rolling hills of the Cotswolds, Bourton-on-the-Water is a must-see village referred to as the 'Venice of the Cotswolds' due to the number of attractive bridges that cross the gently flowing river at its centre.Duration: 1 hour

$65.06 Day Trips & Excursions

Oxford and Cotswolds Full-Day Small-Group Tour from London

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: University of OxfordYour first stop is Oxford, where you have time to explore the precincts of the many colleges, climb one of the vantage points to take in the skyline, or see the art and antiquities collections in the Ashmolean Museum. The choice is yours.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Bampton Heritage & Visitor Centre, Bampton, Devon, EnglandDownton Abbey fans and history lovers will enjoy this traditional village’s honey coloured cottages.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Burford, Burford, Cotswolds, EnglandOur next stop is in Burford, the ‘Gateway to the Cotswolds’. It’s a small market town with enormous character and a huge history. The main street is lined with gorgeously quaint cottages and properties.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Arlington RowFinally, you make the short journey to Bibury, described by William Morris as the prettiest village in England, and the place that Henry T Ford wished to dismantle and ship back to the USA.Here we have time to stroll past the famous and fairytale-like Arlington Row. After a full day exploring the city of Oxford and the villages of the Cotswolds we’ll embark on the comfortable return journey to London.Duration: 45 minutes

$112.86 Day Trips & Excursions

Cotswold Adventurer Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Bampton Library, Bampton, Eden District, Lake District, Cumbria, EnglandWe start our tour with a drive to the ancient market town of Bampton, one of the oldest towns in England and now well known as the village of Downton in the popular TV series Downton Abbey. See some of the cottages, houses and church used in Downton Abbey.Duration: 20 minutesPass By: Kelmscott Manor, Kelmscott, Gloucestershire, EnglandWe then continue our drive, passing through Kelmscott, the home of the Arts and Crafts founder, William Morris.Stop At: Arlington Row, Bibury, Cotswolds, EnglandOur journey from Kelmscott takes us through the old market town of Lechlade and some pretty Cotswold stone villages to idyllic Bibury. Enjoy walking around the 17th century cottages, water meadow and trout farm. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Church of St Peter & St Paul, Northleach, Cotswolds, EnglandHeading through the Coln Valley we travel through a succession of stone hamlets, hidden valleys and remarkable scenery, before arriving in the historic wool town of Northleach, with its impressive Perpendicular church. Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Bourton on the Water, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds, EnglandWe then head into the North Cotswolds and visit Bourton-on-the-Water, the Venice of the Cotswolds. Enjoy a stroll along the beautiful River Windrush or visit the model village or vintage car museum.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Stow-on-the-Wold Market Square, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswolds, EnglandA short drive take us to Stow-on-the-Wold, the highest town in the Cotswolds. Enjoy browsing around the quaint antiques shops, boutiques and charming cafes or visit the fine St Edwards Church. Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, EnglandWe return to Oxford via the bustling market town of Chipping Norton, passing finally through Woodstock, the site of magnificent Blenheim Palace. We make a brief photo stop outside the gates of Blenheim Palace. Duration: 10 minutes

$173.27 Day Trips & Excursions

London to The Cotswolds, Blenheim Palace Day Trip with Lunch

After a pick up 7:30am pick up from Central London, begin the day by escaping London city life, and watch as the scenery changes to stunning countryside, streams and honey-colored cottages. The tour will drive through beautiful villages until arriving at Burford, the elegant market town known as the 'Gateway to the Cotswolds'. Here you will take a guided walk to the 900 year old church of St John the Baptist and see unique woolsack tombs and historic memorials. After some free time you will depart and drive over to Bibury "the prettiest village in England" according to the art critic and writer William Morris. You can walk along the picturesque Arlington Row, one of the most photographed group of cottages in the country dating back to the 17th century, alongside clear trout filled streams and the village green. A single track country lane will take you up further up the Coln Valley and onto the 2,000 year old Roman Fosse Way. Along this delightful secluded valley the tour will make a stop at the ancient stone church at Coln St Dennis, then onwards to Bourton-on-the-Water, the 'Little Venice of the Cotswolds' with its stream running through the center of the village and a series of stone bridges. Picture postcard houses nestle either side of the River Windrush as the tour follows the narrow lanes up to Stow-on-the-Wold, the highest town in the Cotswolds. This attractive market town was the center of the wool trade in the area when up to 20,000 sheep would be bought and sold at the annual fairs! It is the highest of the Cotswolds towns standing on the 800 feet high Stow Hill. Explore the area before our delicious lunch (included) at one of the finest pubs in the Cotswolds.  You will then continue the guided tour down to Woodstock and the magnificent Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. This stately home was designed by Sir John Vanbrugh and built between 1704 and 1722 for Sir John Churchill as a reward for defeating the French in the Wars of Spanish Succession. Beautiful landscaped grounds designed by Lancelot Capability Brown surround the Palace. Explore the opulent interior, see the room where Sir Winston Churchill was born and marvel at the great dinning hall and library. A wonderful way to end the day before our return to London. On the return to London your driver will drop you at Victoria Train Station in the city center. This is one of the largest transport stations in London, with excellent connections to all parts of London and beyond.

$385.05 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Cotswold Villages and Countryside Day Trip from Bath

At the start of your tour, you will be collected from your Bath hotel or accommodation address for a full-day tour of the Cotswolds villages and countryside, typically visiting villages and towns such as Castle Combe, Bibury, Upper and Lower Slaughter, Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold before returning back to Bath at approx. 5pm-5.30pm. Reasonable adjustments to the itinerary to meet your requests and interests can be made on the day with your driver - please request these in advance wherever possible.Please note that the travel time from Bath to the central Cotswolds area is around 75-90 minutes in each direction.Transportation will provided in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle and is exclusive to your family/party (not a shared bus service). The vehicle will be driven by one of our friendly and experienced drivers who will provide general information and conversation whilst driving. Drivers do not normally enter attractions with clients.

$770.10 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Cornwall & the Cotswolds: Small-Group Tour from London (5-days)

Day One: Your journey begins by departing London and heading towards your first stop, Stonehenge; the most famous stone circle in the world. This monument is thought to be 4,500 years old, yet it’s meaning is still not truly understood. Next, you'll visit the medieval city of Salisbury; explore the magnificent Cathedral and see the Magna Carta, wander through the charming city centre and have lunch. This afternoon you’ll travel to Durdle Door; a spectacular limestone arch which is one of the most iconic features of the Jurassic Coast.Day Two: This morning you'll negotiate country lanes and absorb beautiful scenery in Dartmoor National Park; known for its Sherlock Holmes connection, native wild ponies and infamous prison. You'll stop in at the charming town of Tavistock; birthplace of Sir Francis Drake, where you can try a traditional Devonshire Cream Tea. By this afternoon you're in Cornwall, and you'll visit the quaint community of Polperro; a fishing village where smuggling once prospered. Then it’s a short trip to the historic port of Charlestown; a main location in TV series Poldark.Day Three: Today will take you to some of the most isolated parts of Cornwall's coastline. You'll start by visiting the iconic St Michaels Mount; an island that’s been home to a monastery since at least the 8th century. Next up is the Minack Theatre; a venue with a spectacular location that would rival any theatre in the world. From here, head to the mainland Britain's most western point; Lands End, and gaze out over the Atlantic. Then travel back to Falmouth, with time to explore Pendennis Castle and the National Maritime Museum Cornwall.Day Four: This morning your first stop is the popular seaside town, St Ives; an important fishing settlement and now a haven for artists, where you can stroll down cobbled lanes or along the harbour front. Next, meander to the charming village of Port Isaac; where hit TV series Doc Martin is filmed. Commonly known as 'Portwenn', you'll have time to see all the Doc Martin connected locations. Then, continue along the coast to Tintagel to explore an island that was once home to an ancient castle legend suggests is the birthplace of King Arthur.Day Five: The final day begins by travelling to the beautiful city of Bath where you can visit the Roman Baths, the Jane Austen centre and see the famous Georgian architecture. After lunch you’ll head into the quintessentially English countryside of The Cotswolds; an area of outstanding natural beauty. The next stop is Castle Combe, possibly the most picture-perfect village in the region. Then, continue through rural scenery to Bibury; described by some as the prettiest village in England. Now its time to return to London, where your adventure concludes.Overnight locations: Exeter (1&4) and Falmouth (2-3)