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I will show you some of the wonderful locations in my Rolls Royce or Bentley. I am a former History master from a well known Independent School and hope to educate and entertain you.

Since it is bespoke you can choose which areas of history and their locations interest you. You could choose Sulgrave Manor, the ancestral home of George Washington and/or Canon's Ashby, one of the former monasteries dissolved on the orders of King Henry VIII. Alternatively, you can visit Blenheim Palace, home of the Duke of Marlborough and birthplace and grave of the greatest Englishman, Winston Churchill. There is an opportunity to visit delightful villages in the Cotswolds or visit the Downton Abbey locations.

Trips can include Hampton Court, built by Wolsey and stolen by Henry VIII (explore the Palace and understand the ramifications of the Royal Divorce, the confiscation of land from the Church to the spread of its wealth and its eventual impact on liberty and the growth of the British Empire).

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: The Oxford Artisan Distillery, South Park Cheney Lane Old Depot, South Park, Oxford OX3 7QJ England

These bespoke tours would be suitable for businesses that want to reward valued customers or successful sales teams. The tours would commence with a pick-up from a chosen location followed by a visit to the Oxford Artisan Distillery where they will be given a private tour. Lunch at the Bear at Woodstock or the Randolph would be next, followed by a visit and tour of Napton Cidery and/or the Hook Norton Brewery before drop-off at the pick-up location. This would be valid all year round. Please note that the cost of tours at the distillery, cidery, and brewery are not included in the price.

£699

Duration: 9 hours

Stop At: Shakespeare's Birthplace, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6QW England

After an hour’s drive from Oxford we visit the birthplace of Shakespeare, England’s greatest writer and poet, at Stratford upon Avon. Next on our route are the cottage where Anne Hathaway, the Bard's wife, resided, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s purpose-built theatre, and various other places of note in this world-famous literary town. For all you ‘culture vultures’, this itinerary can be combined with the fascinating automaton museum in Compton Verney or Warwick Castle for a view of a medieval castle which has been fully restored and is a great historical resource.

£650

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Cotswolds, Cotswolds, England

We drive to the ‘chocolate box’ village of Bibury with its streams and ponds before venturing to Bourton On The Water for antiques and cream tea or luncheon. We then visit Blenheim Palace built by John Churchill, the great English general of the Marlborough Wars who was given a dukedom and built the palace where his descendant, Winston Churchill was born and we also visit the grave of Churchill, the greatest Englishman, the man who ‘gave England its roar!’ in World War Two and cemented the ‘Special Relationship’ between the greatest English speaking peoples.

£499

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Hampton Court Palace, A308, East Molesey KT8 9AU England

Visiting Hampton Court Palace, built by Cardinal Wolsey, Lord Chancellor to Henry VIII, who unable to arrange a divorce for Henry to marry Ann Boleyn, lost his power and in order to placate his master, he ‘voluntarily’ gave up this palace. See the Chapel where Henry was told of the infidelity of his young queen, Katherine Howard, the corridor haunted by her screams as she tried to beg for her life. You will also see the structure of the King’s Council, the Great Hall where Henry dined and the great kitchens, and the formal gardens and Maze. We will have tea at the Phyllis Court Club in Henley.

£650

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, Aylesbury HP18 0JH England

Visit the designer Bicester Village outlet using your discount card, and/or Sulgrave Manor, ancestral home of George Washington, or Waddesdon Manor, the sumptuous French chateau of Lord Rothschild and/or Stowe House, ducal palace of the Dukes of Buckingham, and their famous gardens. Nearby is the Bletchley Park exhibition about ‘Enigma’, that helped defeat the Nazis, or visit Canons Ashby, rebuilt from a ‘dissolved’ Henrician Tudor monastery. Drive a tank cross country and crush a car at Tanks-a-lot, or fly in a Tiger Moth biplane (both need pre-arranged notice and come at an extra cost).

£599

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Highclere Castle Highclere Park, Newbury RG20 9RN England

We visit TV and film locations from Downton Abbey and Morse in the picturesque Cotswolds countryside. We then travel through the iconic English villages tracing the impact of the Medieval Wool Trade wealth on the creation of churches and other religious sites and the eventual dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII and its effect on Tudor life and politics, which eventually led to the English Civil War, the Protectorate, and Restoration between 1644-1660. We will visit the battlefield sites of Edgehill and Stow in the Wold, the first and last battles of the First English Civil War.

£599

Duration: 8 hours

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private transportation
  • Entry/Admission - The Oxford Artisan Distillery
  • Entry/Admission - Shakespeare's Birthplace
  • Entry/Admission - Hampton Court Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Highclere Castle


Exclusions
  • Lunch - Other bespoke services negotiable.Luncheon is always arranged at good examples of fine dining. Cost of food and tickets for extra activities is not included in package prices.
  • Entry/Admission - Waddesdon Manor


Departure Point
1: London, UK
2: Oxfordshire, UK
3: Buckinghamshire, UK
4: Northamptonshire, UK

Traveler pickup is offered
Bespoke services are available, so this can be customised as necessary.



Departure Time
8:30 AM

Duration
7 to 8 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point


Voucher Info
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14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.