Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace
Tour the rolling Cotswolds hills, experience rural England, and visit the grand stately home of Blenheim Palace.
Full day duration (10 hrs)
Private driver-guided tour
Luxury Sedan or Vans (Mercedes, Lexus, Jaguars)
Tour the Cotswold and Blenheim Palace
Discover England's rural idle, rolling farmland, honey-coloured Cotswolds villages with old churches, antique shops, and the local pub, of course. Visits to show gardens and stately homes are a must. Blenheim Palace is one of the best, with awe-inspiring landscaped grounds, Italianate gardens, and a series of fountains.
- UNESCO World Heritage Site; Blenheim Palace
- The Cotswolds (AONB) Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
- Enjoy lunch in Oxford
Our expertly designed full-day tour itineraries include entrance tickets and a professional driver-guide with a luxury vehicle. This day tour from London is fully flexible on the day and customisable. Let us help you make the adjustments to match your pace of travel, personal interests and lunch requirements.
Tour the Cotswolds back roads
Get off the main roads and have your driver guide take the backroads
Blenheim Palace is the private home of the 12th Duke of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, Britain's wartime leader.
The stately home was a gift from the nation to the talented military tactician John Churchill. He was rewarded with a Dukedom and became the first Duke of Marlborough. The entire property is dedicated to the great victories over the French monarch King Louis 14th during the Wars of Spanish Succession (1701-14).
Tour the staterooms that tell the story of the first Duke and the wars that changed Europe forever. See the formal Italian gardens and enjoy the amazing vistas created by England's greatest landscape gardener, the irrepressible Lancelot "Capability" Brown. The pleasure gardens feature a wonderful yew hedge maze.
Take a journey through England's countryside and visit the golden limestone villages in the Cotswold Hills. Visit Bibury, which first earned its title of 'the most beautiful village in England' from the artist and craftsman William Morris. Shop for blankets, and high-end woollen items, before going inside a magnificent "wool" church.
During the afternoon, you may wish to tour some of the quintessentially English gardens of the Cotswolds region. Tour Hidcote Manor Gardens is one of England's most exquisite gardens. The design is a series of garden rooms, much like an outside house. The herbaceous borders and chambers of hedges add to the theme and character of the garden - every corner turned brings a smile to the face. There is time for tea and cake before heading home.
Prefer to stay overnight in the Cotswolds? Please see our customisable Town and Country itinerary.
Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace gallery
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Our UK office based staff will listen to what you want to see and experience.
Whether you are a honeymoon couple, a family or a corporate incentive group, our team’s collective resources will be brought together to build the experience that’s right for you.
We will require your arrival and departure dates, details of your personal preferences and places that you would like to visit as well as the events you would like to experience.
We will then prepare a draft itinerary and send it to you by email for your approval. Once agreed, we will send you a Booking Confirmation with Personalised Itinerary and Information Pack via email.