The Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace with Lunch in a Traditional British Pub

Activity code: 16

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Duration Approx. 10 hours
Departure Point Golden Tours Visitor Centre Victoria
Departure Time 8:30 am
E-Ticket Accepted

Highlights

  • Entry to Blenheim Palace — the birthplace of Winston Churchill
  • See the pretty Cotswolds villages of Burford and Bourton-on-the-Water 
  • Travel on a comfortable coach with Wi-Fi 
  • Enjoy an optional two-course lunch in a traditional British pub




Description

Leave the fast-paced bustle of London behind and head out to the quintessentially English region of the Cotswolds for a glorious and relaxing guided day tour. 

Blenheim Palace
A monumental house with 2,000 acres of beautiful parkland, Blenheim Palace is the only non-royal and non-religious country house in England to hold the title of Palace. Built in 1705 and 1722, Blenheim Palace is the birthplace of the 1st Duke of Marlborough’s descendent Winston Churchill whose life and achievements are commemorated in a permanent exhibition in the suite of rooms in which he was born. 

Cotswolds’ Villages
See the gorgeous sights of the Cotswolds as you drive through the most beautiful villages. You’ll pass Burford, often called the ‘gateway’ to the Cotswolds, and Bourton-on-the-Water which sits aside the River Windrush and is known as the Venice of the Cotswolds.

Spend some time exploring Bourton-on-the-Water and enjoy an optional traditional British pub lunch before heading back to London on your coach.

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Additional Information

What's Included


  • Admission to Blenheim Palace
  • Drive through the Cotswolds villages including Burford and Bourton-on-the-Water
  • A 2-course lunch in a traditional British pub if selected
  • Transport in an air-conditioned coach
  • Professional expert guide

What's Excluded


  • Additional refreshments
Please Note:
  • To see our health and safety policy, click here.
  • You must bring the e-ticket provided to gain entry to this tour.
  • During peak periods, additional vehicles without Wi-Fi may be used.
  • Our vehicles are modern, comfortable, and kept to the highest standards of cleanliness, including a deep clean every day.
  • Cancel bookings up to 24 hours before travel to receive a full refund.
Schedule

Days of Departure: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Check-In time: 8:15am
Departure time: 8:30am
Return Time: 7:00pm approx. 
Departure and Return Point: Golden Tours Visitors Centre, Bus Stop 1, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London SW1W 9SH

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Directions from Victoria Station to Bulleid Way: Exit Victoria Station via the Buckingham Palace Road Entrance, to the right of the Gatwick Express platforms. Turn left and walk down Buckingham Palace Road until you reach the first main junction. When it’s safe to do so, cross the road at the traffic lights and turn left. Walk around 20 yards, before turning right into Bulleid Way. Your coach will NOT depart from Victoria Coach Station.

Due to a legal working hour’s restriction for drivers, if your tour arrives back into London after 7:45pm, you will be dropped off at Gloucester Road Underground Station, not Victoria. Your driver will drop you off within a couple of minutes’ walk to Gloucester Road Underground Station. Gloucester Road is in Zone 1 and is three stops on the Circle or District Lines to Victoria. The Piccadilly Line also runs through Gloucester Road, where it is only 5 stops to Piccadilly Circus.