Enjoy a guided tour of England's beautiful Cotswolds region, with lunch included in an old English pub, before ending the day at Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill. This day trip has a maximum of 16 people per tour, transported by an air conditioned mini coach.
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Stop At: Burford Library 86A High Street, Burford OX18 4QF England
The tour will drive through beautiful villages until arriving at Burford, the elegant market town known as the 'Gateway to the Cotswolds'. Here you will take a guided walk to the 900 year old church of St John the Baptist and see unique woolsack tombs and historic memorials.
After some free time you will depart and drive over to Bibury "the prettiest village in England" according to the art critic and writer William Morris. You can walk along the picturesque Arlington Row, one of the most photographed group of cottages in the country dating back to the 17th century, alongside clear trout filled streams and the village green. A single track country lane will take you up further up the Coln Valley and onto the 2,000 year old Roman Fosse Way.
Duration: 30 minutes
Pass By: Burford Library 86A High Street, Burford OX18 4QF England
Explore the area before our delicious lunch (included) at one of the finest pubs in the Cotswolds.
Stop At: Bourton on the Water, Windrush river, Bourton-on-the-Water England
Along this delightful secluded valley the tour will make a stop at the ancient stone church at Coln St Dennis, then onwards to Bourton-on-the-Water, the 'Little Venice of the Cotswolds' with its stream running through the center of the village and a series of stone bridges.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Stow-on-the-Wold Market Square, Stow-on-the-Wold England
Picture postcard houses nestle either side of the River Windrush as the tour follows the narrow lanes up to Stow-on-the-Wold, the highest town in the Cotswolds. This attractive market town was the center of the wool trade in the area when up to 20,000 sheep would be bought and sold at the annual fairs! It is the highest of the Cotswolds towns standing on the 800 feet high Stow Hill.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock OX20 1PP England
You will then continue the guided tour down to Woodstock and the magnificent Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. This stately home was designed by Sir John Vanbrugh and built between 1704 and 1722 for Sir John Churchill as a reward for defeating the French in the Wars of Spanish Succession. Beautiful landscaped grounds designed by Lancelot Capability Brown surround the Palace. Explore the opulent interior, see the room where Sir Winston Churchill was born and marvel at the great dinning hall and library. A wonderful way to end the day before our return to London.
Duration: 2 hours
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Vegetarian option is available for lunch, please advise at time of booking if required
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
- Itineraries are subject to change depending on road closures & conditions
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
- Face masks provided for travelers
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- 50% of all available seats will be left empty to ensure customer space and distancing.
- English country pub lunch
- Professional guide
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Tour of Cotswolds Villages
- Entry to Blenheim Palace & Gardens
- Lunch at one of the finest pubs in the Cotswolds
- Entry/Admission - Blenheim Palace
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