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Downton Abbey Village, Blenheim Palace and Cotswolds Day Trip from London

Highlights
  • Full-day trip to Blenheim Palace, the Cotswolds and Downton Abbey village from London, led by an expert guide
  • Explore Blenheim Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the birthplace of Sir William Churchill
  • Revel in the quintessentially English villages and thatched-roof houses of the Cotswolds from the comfort of a luxury coach
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Downton Abbey Village, Blenheim Palace and Cotswolds Day Trip from London
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Overview
Experience a wealth of England’s rural and historical treasures, and the fictional ‘Downton Abbey’ village, on this full-day trip from London with an expert guide. Marvel at splendid Blenheim Palace, the UNESCO-protected country house where Sir Winston Churchill was born, and discover the enchanting scenery of the Cotswolds, with visits to the idyllic villages of Bibury and Bourton-on-the-Water. Lastly, explore the pretty village of Bampton to see some of the locations where the much-loved TV series, ‘Downton Abbey’, was filmed, and enjoy time for lunch here before returning to London.
What to Expect
Depart Victoria coach station by comfortable, air-conditioned coach, and travel northwest into scenic Oxfordshire.

After approximately 1.5 hours on the road, stop at UNESCO-listed Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Sir William Churchill. Head inside, put on your audio headsets to hear commentary from your guide, and stroll around the opulent State Rooms of this magnificent stately house, built in the 1700s. Admire the priceless artworks and tapestries that adorn the walls and view the formal gardens on a leisurely walk in the grounds.

Back aboard your coach, soak up the views of the gorgeous Cotswolds region, where rolling green hills give way to stone-built market towns and thatched villages. Stop in the picture-postcard hamlet of Bibury, and amble past its famous weavers’ cottages, originally built as a wool store in 1380.


Drive on to idyllic Bourton-on-the-Water, sometimes known as ‘Little Venice’ for the series of handsome low bridges that cross the Windrush River that flows through the village center. Amble through the lanes and admire the lush greens, quaint shops and stone banks along the riversides.


Next, continue to Bampton, the classic English village that doubled as fictional Downton village in the famous TV drama series of Downton Abbey. View the church where Lady Mary and Matthew Crawley were wed, and the house that served as Isobel Crawley’s home. Pass the old school that was Downton Hospital and buildings that starred as two village pubs. While you’re here, take the opportunity to relax over lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant or café, and then return to London where your trip finishes at Victoria.
Reviews (89)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great day !

Our experience was very positive with this tour, our guide Phil was very knowlegable about the area and the english history, we learned a lot. The bus left the station without delays which was great. The schedule was a bit tight, 30 minutes in 2...More

Thank Andrée G
Evansadmin, Evan Evans Team at Evan Evans Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Andrée G, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. We will pass on your positive feedback to Phil. We hope to see you again soon in the future. Best wishes, The Evan Evans Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A very enjoyable trip

It ended up with a pretty small group, only about 20+ people on the coach. The check in was quick and the tour started right on time. We have Leslie as our tour guide and James as our driver. It is funny that I actually...More

1  Thank SusannaK360
Evansadmin, Evan Evans Tours at Evan Evans Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear SusannaK360, We're delighted to hear that you had a great experience on our Evan Evans tour. Your kind words will be passed on to the guide who will be very pleased with your kind words. We are pleased that you had a pleasant overall...More

Reviewed 11 September 2018
Excellent tour of the beautiful Cotswolds area of England

We booked our Evan Evans tour while still in the US. The booking process was easy, pricing very fair. Our tour did everything as specified & we had a wonderful tour guide David. Joe who was our driver was the best that we had while...More

2  Thank Baja001
Evansadmin, Evan Evans Tours at Evan Evans Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Hi There, We're delighted to hear that you had a great experience on our Evan Evans tour. We are pleased that you had a pleasant overall experience, We would like to thank you for the positive feedback and we hope you take another tour with...More

Reviewed 7 July 2018
Would do it differently

The bus was very comfortable, and the sites were amazing, but we didn't get to see as much of the villages and palace as we expected. At Bibury, there was no place to park the bus, so after a very short stop, we all had...More

3  Thank Tandy C
Evansadmin, Evans Evans team at Evan Evans Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review our Blenheim Palace, Downton Abbey Village & the Cotswolds tour and we are sorry to hear you were disappointed with the experience. Would you be able to kindly send an email to reservations@evanevanstours.co.uk with your...More

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Amazing day trip

We had Phil for a guide who was absolutely amazing! He was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and provided ample time at each destination. We loved the Cotswolds! Would love to go back. The small village of Brampton was a great stop if you are a Downton...More

2  Thank LandonsMimi
Evansadmin, Evan Evans Tours at Evan Evans Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Dear LandonsMimi, We're delighted to hear that you had a great experience on our Evan Evans tour. Phil is such a brilliant guide with his knowledge and manner to tell the a story. It sounds like you had a great time in the Cotswold and...More

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