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A full day tour from London to Blenheim Palace and the enchanting villages of the Cotswolds, including the village of Bampton where many scenes from "Downton Abbey" were filmed. Tour includes entrance to Blenheim Palace.


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Highlights

  • Visit Blenheim Palace State Rooms and walk through the magnificent Gardens
  • Panoramic tour of the enchanting Cotswolds
  • Visit the villages of Bibury and Bourton-on-the-Water
  • Visit the village of Bampton, setting for the TV series "Downton Abbey"
  • First-class luxury Motor-coach and the services of a professional Tour Guide
  • Personal Audio Headset
Free WiFi on Tour Coaches

Free WiFi on Tour Coaches


Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace is a masterpiece of English Baroque architecture and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. The stunning State Rooms are brimming with priceless works of art and magnificent tapestries. The Palace is still inhabited today by the Duke of Marlborough. The Gardens are set in over 754 hectares of land with an exquisite water garden.

Tour of the Blenheim Palace State Rooms where their own guide will bring the history of this fabulous palace to life.

The Cotswolds

This region of outstanding natural beauty is characterised by attractive small towns and thatched villages of yellow Cotswold stone made prosperous by the historic wool trade.

We'll make a short stop in the village of Bibury, once described by William Morris as "the most beautiful village in England" and see Arlington Row, a row of weavers cottages built of local stone. Then on to Bourton-on-the-Water, the "Little Venice" of the Cotswolds. Its picturesque High Street is flanked by shaded greens, and the River Windrush, spanned by several arched stone bridges, runs alongside.

Downton Abbey Village

In the village of Bampton, we visit the street where many scenes from the "Downton Abbey" TV series were filmed. You can see the Church where a number of "Downton" events were hosted, from weddings and funerals to the Downton Fair. Next to the church is Churchgate House which was used as the Crawley family home, and the old Grammar School which now houses the Bampton Library and Community Archive and served as the Downton Cottage Hospital. The street is also the location for two local pubs, "The Grantham Arms" and "The Dog & Duck".


  • Entrance to Blenheim Palace is included in the tour price.

Days of operation:

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (May-October)
Tour Starts: 8.45am Victoria Coach Station*
Tour Finishes: approx 7.00pm Victoria Train Station

*The Evan Evans Tours check-in desk is at Victoria Coach Station, opposite Gate 2. Passengers are advised to arrive promptly, ideally 30 minutes before the departure time.

Duration: 10 hours

English Tour operates in English.

Japanese Fri: Tour sometimes operates bilingual English/Japanese.

Please Note: this tour does not visit Highclere Castle.

Disclaimer: This tour is an unlicensed and unauthorised tour of sites featured in the television series 'Downton Abbey' produced by Carnival Film and Television and NBCUniversal International Limited. Evan Evans Tours Limited and this tour does not have any association with, connection to, sponsorship by or endorsement of, the television series 'Downton Abbey', Carnival Film and Television or NBCUniversal International Limited.

VOX Radioguide®

The state of the art VOX Radioguide® system is used during the walking sections of this tour: guests are issued with a personal headset ensuring they never miss a word of the guide's commentary.



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Blenheim Palace, Downton Abbey Village & the Cotswolds (Classic)

Service rating : Really great! The buses are comfortable and our tour guide Phil was excellent! He provided lots of interesting commentary,
it was both educational and entertaining!
Product : This was a really great tour! The bus was comfortable, and our tour guide Phil was very knowledgeable...

29-Aug-2017


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Blenheim Palace, Downton Abbey Village & the Cotswolds (Classic)

Service rating : It was a nice tour especially since we were able to roam around on our own as well. Kevin our tour guide was alot of fun! Gary the bus driver was good too!
Product : Overall a good day and we got to see alot

23-Aug-2017


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Blenheim Palace, Downton Abbey Village & the Cotswolds (Classic)

Service rating : Our coach was very comfortable and our guide was very knowledgeable and shared so much information and enthusiasm for the sites that we were able to visit. There were a number of people on our trip whose native language was Japanese, and our guide was a fluent speaker so their...

23-Aug-2017





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