Blenheim Palace Guided Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Moreton-in-Marsh

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Enjoy a guided tour of one of England's most famous palaces & gardens but also home to the Churchill family and Duke of Marlborough. Our tour will describe the destiny of events which led to the creation of Blenheim palace. Its creation was no easy achievement- the main architect was even refused entry to see his completed work! However, it is open today for all to enjoy its sumptuous interior and its expansive gardens, lake house and maze.
Upon arrival at Blenheim palace, your guide will take you on a guided tour from approximately 2pm to 3.30pm. You will then have free time to visit other parts of the palace and gardens on your own or to enjoy a meal at the palace gardens cafe or interior restaurant. After the tour of Blenheim palace, we recommend that you also visit Woodstock village which is just 15 minutes walk from the palace. Woodstock has Cotswolds style traditional stone buildings and is very pretty with some good pubs and a museum which closes at 4pm or 5pm. For your information, there is a regular bus service back to Oxford which leaves outside the palace gates or from Woodstock village centre, until late in the evening. Most of our tours are effectively private group bookings and they are limited to max 6 persons only. Thus, average numbers on tours are only 2 persons. Guided tour duration is 90 minutes+.

What’s included

  • This tour will not run on Dec 25th 2018, Jan 7th and Jan 8th 2019 due to palace closures.
  • Entrance fees worth up to £27 per person in 2018 are included in ticket.
  • Local guide for guided tour of the palace (this does not include  tour of the gardens and estate)
  • If you book to meet us in Oxford city, we provide return bus ticket paid by us to join your guide to take you there on the public bus.

What’s not included

  • Palace closed on Dec 25th 2018 and Jan 7th plus Jan 8th 2019.
  • Food and drinks can be purchased before or after the tour from the palace café.
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • We offer you a guided tour of the palace state rooms. The tour does not include a tour of the gardens and the estate grounds as the estate is very extensive and you can explore the gardens and grounds at leisure after the tour in your own free time.
  • If you opt to visit Oxford after the palace tour ends, then please note that there is a regular bus service operating from outside Blenheim palace gates or Woodstock village into Oxford, costing £4 per person. Alternatively, a taxi may cost anything from £30-45 single journey.