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Experience off the beaten track exploration on this day trip from London. With your expert, friendly guide you will discover beautiful Cotswold villages and the magnificent Blenheim Palace.
Visit Burford, Bibury, Bourton on the Water and Stow on the Wold
Entry to Blenheim Palace & Gardens
Travel by executive coach
Full day professional guide
Our day trip from London begins with a drive to the gentle rolling limestone hills of the Cotswolds exploring the back roads and little winding valleys. With an expert guide on board, we will learn of the rise and fall of the wool trade in this region and how it left behind a landscape untouched by the modern world, featuring small honey coloured stone villages and hidden green valleys with babbling streams.
We visit popular Bourton on the Water with its collection of stone bridges, bustling Stow on the Wold with its vibrant market square, and Bibury with its photogenic collection of houses known as Arlington Row. Our next stop is delightful Burford with stone houses cascading down to the River Windrush, see Woolsack tombs in the historic churchyard.
We continue our drive through more Cotswold scenery to stately and opulent Blenheim Palace, the largest privately owned house in the country and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. We tour the grand interior and walk amongst the lavish formal gardens and the breathtaking landscaped grounds by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, featuring its impressive lake and the famous Column of Victory. There will be time to visit the Churchill Museum and see the room where he was born in 1874. Marvel at this awe-inspiring building, created to rival Versailles, and soak in the wonderful views before our day trip ends, and we return to London.
Depart Central London
Tour of Cotswolds villages begins
Entry to Blenheim Palace
Depart Blenheim Palace
Please note that all timings above are estimated and assuming normal traffic conditions. Due to the changeable nature of road conditions, we cannot guarantee a precise time when you will get back to London, it is usually between 6-7pm.
On the return to London your driver will drop you at the same point you were collected in the morning.
Please ensure you arrive at your allocated departure point at least 10 minutes before your departure time.
Outside Gloucester Road Tube station, meet at the station exit. (MAP)
Outside International Student House, opposite Great Portland Street tube station, W1W 5PN (MAP)