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Blenheim Palace - Private Tour From London

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A private and bespoke tour with your own driver and guide direct from your London accommodation to the stunning Blenheim Palace.

Seat of the Dukes Of Marlborough and birth place of Sir Winston Churchill in 1874.

Blenheim is quite simply breathtaking or as King George III said to the 4th Duke of Marlborough - "We have nothing to equal this"

You will have plenty of time to fully appreciate the Palace at your leisure, and stroll through the beautiful grounds landscaped by Lancelot Capability Brown. You will also have the chance to visit the burial place of Sir Winston Churchill and his Wife Lady Clementine in nearby Bladon.
• Private Driver & Guide Direct From London
• No rushing or herding around - Tour at your pace
• Optional Traditional Pub Lunch in Cotswold borders
• Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off
• All entrance fees, travel & personal guide included.

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock OX20 1PP England

The drive to Blenheim Palace takes approximately 1.5 Hours from London. But London seems like a whole world away when you gaze for the first time at Blenheim Palace.

Perhaps King George III words to the 4th Duke of Marlborough say it all, "We have nothing to equal this!"

The land and money to build Blenheim Palace was gifted to John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough by Queen Anne for his leadership and victories during the War of the Spanish Succession. With a final great triumph at the battle of Blenheim.

His wife Sarah was a great friend of Queen Anne until the relationship soured and both John and Sarah went into exile in France leaving Blenheim Palace unfinished. Queen Anne died on 1st August 1714 and the Marlborough's moved back to England the next day. By 1722 the Palace was complete but John Churchill died the same year.

Today the 12th Duke of Marlborough and his family live in the Palace, therefore you quite literally are a guest of his Grace the Duke when you visit this spectacular family home.

The Palace has had a long and sometimes troubled past, but all the best stories have ups and downs. Your personal Driver and Guide will give you a detailed history of the magnificent Palace and a tour through it's many beautiful rooms, including the room where Sir Winston Churchill was born in 1874. If you are feeling energetic there are beautiful walks to be had in the gardens, and for those with a particular interest in Winston Churchill, your guide will take you to the spot where he awkwardly proposed to Clementine in August 1908,

There are optional tours available at certain times of the year when the Duke of Marlborough and his family are not in residence. Those interested may want to visit his personal apartments or perhaps see how life below stairs in the servants quarters used to be.

Lunch can either be taken at the Palace or in the nearby Villages of Woodstock or Bladon.

A personalised and non rushed tour at your pace.

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: St. Martin's Church, Church Street, Bladon, Woodstock OX20 1RW England

An optional visit to the small Church where Sir Winston Churchill and his Wife Clementine are buried. Sir Winston is buried with other members of his family including Consuelo Vanderbilt who in part inspired the character of Cora in Downton Abbey.

Very close to the Church is a pub which may make an ideal lunch stop.

Duration: 30 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • If you have a disability please contact before booking to ensure my vehicle meets your needs
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • All UK Government Safety guidelines and requirements at the time of travel will be followed during your tour.
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Blenheim Palace


Exclusions
  • Food and drinks


Duration
6 to 8 hours

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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.