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Select Sightseeing - 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. Entrance fees are not included, but tickets may be purchased from your guide.


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Highlights

  • See Blenheim Palace with an option to visit the Palace State Rooms and 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.

  • Optional: Purchase an entrance ticket to Blenheim Palace, 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".


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.



Reviews & Ratings

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

Service rating : Our tour guide, Debra, was wonderful. She's so knowledgeable, polite, and helpful. We had an amazing time. Thank you!
Product : Amazing tour, we had a wonderful time. Our tour guide, Debra, is a great guide! Thank you for the unforgettable memories :)

23-Oct-2017


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

Service rating : Knowledgeable guide, great bus driver, beautiful locations.
Product : Blenheim Palace was my favorite, absolutely beautiful! Needed more time there.

23-Oct-2017


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

Service rating : Evan tours tours really planned well and value for money ;-)
Product : While booking tour online, haven't seen payment gateway page, so initially was thinking on online security part.

26-Jun-2017





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