Welcome to Woodstock

Old pubs, antique stores and fine stone houses dominate the well-heeled centre of beautiful Woodstock, 8 miles northwest of Oxford, which has long been linked to royal history. But what really draws the crowds here is Blenheim Palace, the extravagant baroque pile that was the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill

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$52.13 Cultural & Theme Tours

Blenheim Palace and The Cotswolds Day Trip from Oxford

Departing central Oxford in the morning, you will start the day by visiting the magnificent Blenheim Palace located just a short journey north of Oxford. Entrance to the palace, park and the gardens is included in the tour. See one of the most impressive and biggest houses in all of England.Blenheim Palace is a monumental country house situated in Woodstock, Oxfordshire. It is the main home of the Dukes of Marlborough, and the only non-royal country house in England to hold the title of palace. The palace was built between 1705 and 1722. Blenheim Palace was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. It has been the home to the Churchill family for about 300 years and was the birthplace of Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of Britain during World War II.After plenty of time to enjoy your surroundings you will then continue into a national area of outstanding beauty - The Cotswolds. It is full of quaint small villages with houses and churches that date back around 500 years with most buildings made in local limestone (similar to Bath or some Oxford University Colleges).After another short journey that shows you some of the Cotswold villages and the natural landscape of fields and gentle rolling hills, you will stop at one of the prettiest of all the villages, Bourton-on-the-Water. After a quick tour you have time for lunch (own expense) and free time to enjoy any of the attractions, sights or events on offer.Departure will be late afternoon returning to Oxford by 5pm and returning to Bournemouth by 7pm.

$110.78 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Small-Group Cotswold Explorer Tour from Oxford

You start your unforgettable Cotswold journey driving to Burford (the Gateway to the Cotswolds) through Minster Lovell, with its its attractive thatched houses and ruined Hall – and the beautiful villages of Asthall and Swinbrook (home to the Mitford sisters).Continuing through the quarrying villages of Taynton and the Barringtons to Bourton-on-the-Water (the Venice of the Cotswolds – with its delightful bridges over the River Windrush).From Bourton-on-the-Water your route takes you through some enchanting Cotswold villages to Broadway – the village which inspired artists and writers, such as Frank Millet, J M Barrie and William Morris.After a lunch stop you continue on to the beautiful market town of Chipping Campden, often considered the centre of the Arts and Crafts movement in the Cotswolds and then on to Stow-on-the-Wold, the highest town in the Cotswolds. Here you can browse among the narrow footpaths and the antique shops and art galleries.You return to Oxford via the bustling market town of Chipping Norton with our final stop in Woodstock, the site of Blenheim Palace (birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill).

$296.07 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Tour: Woodstock Day Trip from Cape Town

Meet your private guide at your central Cape Town hotel, and then hop aboard an air-conditioned minivan and travel to Woodstock, a former industrial district that has recently seen a surge of trendy restaurants and shops popping up in its old warehouses and abandoned buildings.Make your first stop at the Woodstock Exchange, a creative hub where you’ll find photographers, designers, illustrators, film directors, artists and traders working alongside one another. Soak up the inspirational atmosphere as you explore with your guide, and visit a renowned shoe store to see how these local shoemakers craft each pair by hand.Continue on to Bromwell Boutique Mall. Wander around the 16 pop-up stores and perhaps purchase limited-edition clothing and accessories, as well as one-off pieces of art, sculpture, furnishings and jewelry.Next, head to the Old Biscuit Mill, a bustling village in the heart of Woodstock that is home to day and night markets, dynamic workspaces, boutique stores, world-class restaurants and some of the country’s most talented designers, artists and photographers. With your guide, peruse the stalls crammed with gourmet food and maybe step into some of the art galleries or shops.Then, dependent on timing, visit the Woodstock Co-Op, where entrepreneurs peddle innovative products and services in fashion, design, furniture and the artistic fields. You might also visit Delos, a leading antique lighting and furniture showroom in a converted church, to see one of the largest collections of original antiques in South Africa.Your final stop is the Woodstock Foundry, a complex of studios specializing in bronze casting. Tour the galleries with your guide and marvel at the wall-mounted work, sculptures, and unique pieces of furniture and art. At Tribe Coffee Roasting enjoy a coffee-roasting demonstration and a light lunch (own expense).Finish with a bronze-casting demonstration before returning to your hotel.Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.

$129.06 Cultural & Theme Tours

Township Tour and Street Art Walking Tour in Cape Town

Introducing two opportunities to experience Cape Town authentically. Take the township tour of Khayelitsha and street art walking tour of Woodstock. Meet inspiring local residents and artists that are doing incredible things across the city. Enjoy an artisanal coffee at the Department of Coffee. Hear the story about this innovative group of young guys that are the first to bring coffee culture into the township. After you’ve enjoyed your brew, meander the sandy streets of Khayelitsha where you will be introduced to a variety of educational and inspiring street art. After you’ve gotten a glimpse of how much pride there is in the community, it’s time to get involved! If you love kids, you’ll love teaching a class of eager Khayelitsha nursery school children. Or, you can choose to participate in an exciting sustainability program where you will assist local residents in planting gardens out of recycled materials. This immersive experience is sure to provide you with a whole new perspective and appreciation of life in the Cape. After you’ve worked up an appetite, you’ll enjoy a traditional “township style” lunch at a local hotspot. Once you’ve experienced the vibrancy and culture of the township, you’ll head back into Cape Town and explore the street art of Woodstock. Woodstock is the home of many of Cape Town’s artists and creative types and serves as an open canvas for an array of colourful artworks. Your guide will take you on a journey on foot through the streets and tell you the often inspirational meanings behind the murals posted by both local and international artists. You may even get to meet one or two of the artists in their studios. It’s a great way to experience Woodstock and get a better understanding of the area, its history and its residents.

$52.13 Cultural & Theme Tours

Blenheim Palace and The Cotswolds Day Trip from Bournemouth

Departing Bournemouth in the morning, you will start the day by visiting the magnificent Blenheim Palace located just a short journey north of Oxford. Entrance to the palace, park and the gardens is included in the tour. See one of the most impressive and biggest houses in all of England.Blenheim Palace is a monumental country house situated in Woodstock, Oxfordshire. It is the main home of the Dukes of Marlborough, and the only non-royal country house in England to hold the title of palace. The palace was built between 1705 and 1722. Blenheim Palace was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. It has been the home to the Churchill family for about 300 years and was the birthplace of Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of Britain during World War II.After plenty of time to enjoy your surroundings you will then continue into a national area of outstanding beauty - The Cotswolds. It is full of quaint small villages with houses and churches that date back around 500 years with most buildings made in local limestone (similar to Bath or some Oxford University Colleges).After another short journey that shows you some of the Cotswold villages and the natural landscape of fields and gentle rolling hills, you will stop at one of the prettiest of all the villages, Bourton-on-the-Water. After a quick tour you have time for lunch (own expense) and free time to enjoy any of the attractions, sights or events on offer.Departure will be late afternoon returning to Oxford by 5pm and returning to Bournemouth by 7pm.

$5.28 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Royal Canadian Regiment Museum: Historic Wolseley Barracks Tour

Discover one of London, Ontario's best-kept secrets and explore one of Canada's finest regimental museums!The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum tells the story of Canada’s first Infantry Regiment with the permanent force. The Royal Canadian Regiment (The RCR) began as the Infantry School Corps (21 December, 1883) and evolved to four battalions located at Garrison Petwawa, ON, Garrison Gagetown, NB and London, ON. The RCR has a lineage back to 1863-64, when militia units were raised in Woodstock and London, ON.The RCR Museum is one of the oldest Canadian museums. On June 2, 1886, the House of Commons of the Dominion of Canada approved in its fourth session – fifth parliament, an expenditure of $30,000 for the London Infantry School. The works were eventually placed under the care of Henry James (1839 – 1893), the Chief Architect for the Militia Department. By the end of 1888, the construction was completed and the troops took quarters. The 1886 floor plans show a room specially designated to become a museum, adjacent to a “reading room” and to an office for the “professor”. No other armories or military buildings erected in Canada included such a designation before. Successive renovation projects brought the museum to today’s footprint, occupying the entire west wing of the historic building. The museum collection is vast and includes a large variety of artifacts: regimental memorials, silverware, uniforms, medals, original art, weapons, military equipment, archives, musical instruments, etc. The museum welcomes visitors in the old archway entrance. An expanded permanent gallery and a costumer friendly gift shop are high profile attractions in the city of London, ON. Attractive programs, high standard visitor services and events are scheduled year-round.