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Blenheim Palace & the Cotswolds (Select)

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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.


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
  • Discount Tickets - Save 10% booking online
Free WiFi on Tour Coaches

Free WiFi and USB Charging 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".


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.





  • Attraction entrances are not included within the tour price, giving you more choice as to how you wish to enjoy your day. This option is perfect for those wanting to explore the historic towns rather than attractions. Entrances can be purchased from your guide on the day.


Evan Evans Tours

This tour is booked and operated by Evan Evans Tours.

Days of operation:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (April-October)
Monday, Friday and Sunday (November-March)
Tour Starts: 9.00am Victoria Coach Station (boarding commences 8.30am)
Tour Finishes: approx 7.00pm Victoria Train Station

*The Evan Evans Tours check-in desk is at Victoria Coach Station, opposite Gate 2.

Duration: 10 hours

English Tour operates in English.


Victoria Coach Station: Is a 10-15 minute walk from Victoria Train Station. Boarding: Commences 30 minutes prior to departure and the gates close 2 minutes in advance of departure. On Board Our Coaches: There are no toilets and no hot drinks or hot food are allowed (cold drinks & odourless food are allowed).

This tour does not visit Highclere Castle.

Please note, you do NOT require a printed copy of your eticket. On booking, you'll recieve an email confirmation with your eticket. If you don't have access to a printer, an electronic copy on your phone is sufficient to join the tour.

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.



We have implemented the following COVID 19 - Hygiene & Physical Distancing Measures for your wellbeing.

  • Guests are encouraged to bring their own face coverings as these must be worn throughout the tour. A supply of spare disposable masks will also be made available at check-in.
  • The maximum capacity of our vehicles will be limited, and seating is planned so that empty seats are left next to single travellers and odd numbered groups.
  • Vehicles are fully sanitised before the start of each tour. All surfaces are cleaned and disinfected daily.
  • Hand sanitiser, antiviral sprays and wipes are available on board throughout the day.
  • Physical distancing measures will be in place during check-in, boarding and to disembark our vehicles. Please follow floor markings, signage and instructions from staff members, your guide and driver.
  • Guests will be provided with personal audio headsets so distancing can be maintained when listing to commentary.
  • We encourage guests with e-tickets to bring these on their smart devices, and we recommend contactless payments only.
  • Our team, including our guides and drivers have been newly trained in our enhanced hygiene and physical distancing procedures.
  • All tour inclusions have been vetted to ensure they adhere to physical distancing and hygiene guidelines.
  • Please visit our Travel Health page for full details of our enhanced hygiene standards and protocols.


A full refund or date change will be offered up to 24 hours before travel. Cancellations inside 24 hours will be charged at 100%. Please contact the Evan Evans Reservations Team on UK +44 (0)20 7950 1777.




Reviews & Ratings

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

Well all of the above reasons

24-Oct-2019


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

Porque cumpli mis expectativas

11-Sep-2019


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

The visit to the Downton Abbey village was a waste of time. Didnt have enough time at Blenheim Palace.

01-Sep-2019



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