Downtown Abbey Village In The Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace with Optional Lunch

Experience the beautiful English countryside by driving through the picturesque Cotswolds and visit the stunning 300-year old Blenheim Palace. This trip includes a two-course lunch at a traditional British pub.

Admission to Blenheim Palace
Stop at the Cotswolds villages of Bampton and Bourton-on-the-Water
Entry to St Mary's Church and Downtown Abbey 'behind the scenes' exhibition at Bampton Library
Drive through Burford
A 2-course lunch in a traditional British pub (if purchased)
Transport in air-conditioned coach
Professional expert guide
Additional refreshments
Important Information

1st April 2024 - 15th November 2024

Check-in: 8:15am
Departure time: 8:30am
Departure point: Bus Stop 1, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London SW1W 9SR

Return time:approx. 6:30pm at Gloucester Road
Return time:approx. 7pm at Victoria

Please note that the actual arrival time in Gloucester road and Victoria is subject to traffic conditions, and the only drop-off location may be at Gloucester Road in certain circumstances.

Please note:

Please show this e-ticket to gain entry to this tour.
*During peak periods, vehicles without Wi-Fi may be used.
Our vehicles are modern, comfortable and deep cleaned daily.


Discover some of the most picturesque areas of the United Kingdom on this fantastic day trip to the English countryside. For one day, you can swap the hustle and bustle of London for the fresh air and tranquillity of the Cotswolds – what’s not to love? Step into the beautiful Blenheim Palace, catch stunning views of some of the prettiest villages within the Cotswolds, have a delicious two-course lunch at a quintessentially British pub, and visit the Downtown Abbey behind-the-scenes exhibition at Bampton Library.

Start your adventure nice and early in central London, from where your coach will be leaving at 8:30am (make sure you are there 30 minutes beforehand to check in).

The Cotswolds

Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Cotswolds encompasses many picturesque villages within the counties of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, and a few others. Explore the beautiful villages of Bourton-on-the-Water and Bampton – the location where Downtown Abbey was filmed. Visit St Mary’s Church and the Downtown Abbey behind the scenes exhibition at Bampton Library!

Bampton, a charming village in Oxfordshire, England, rose to prominence as the filming location for the beloved television series Downton Abbey. Revered for its picturesque streets and well-preserved historic architecture, Bampton authentically portrayed the fictional village of Downton in the show, with its St. Mary's Church serving as a central backdrop for key story events. Notably, Bampton Library played a unique role by hosting the Downton Abbey 'behind the scenes' exhibition, offering fans an immersive experience into the making of the series. This exhibition further solidifies Bampton's cultural significance in the world of film and television, creating a tangible link between the fictional world of Downton Abbey and the village's timeless charm, making it a must-visit destination for both enthusiasts and curious visitors alike.

The enchanting Bourton-on-the-Water, often referred to as the Venice of the Cotswolds. Consistently recognized as one of England's most beautiful villages, it's a perfect opportunity to keep your cameras handy! Step away from the sightseeing for a while and relish a delightful two-course lunch at a quaint and authentically rustic British pub tucked away in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Take a break from all the sightseeing and enjoy a delicious two-course lunch at a traditional, charmingly rustic British pub restaurant.

Blenheim Palace

The birthplace and ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill is a striking country house worthy of a fairy-tale located in the Oxfordshire countryside. A designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, Blenheim Palace was built in an English Baroque style back in the 18th century. For about two hours, you’ll have the chance to discover the palace’s sumptuous State Rooms, stroll through the lovely gardens designed by renowned landscape architect Capability Brown and grab a photo opportunity at Blenheim Lake – home to what was once described as the ‘finest view in England’ by Lord Randolph Churchill (father of Winston).

Celebrating 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir Winston Churchill

Blenheim Palace will be commemorating the 150th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill's birth in 2024, inviting visitors to join us in celebrating the extraordinary life of this iconic figure. Explore the pivotal moments that unfolded within the walls of Blenheim Palace, from Churchill's birth to his heartfelt proposal to his beloved wife Clementine Hozier. Embark on a captivating journey through the living history of Sir Winston Churchill as we honour his enduring legacy with a series of thrilling activities. Immerse yourself in a fascinating and exclusive exhibition that provides a rare insight into the private world of Blenheim Palace's most famous resident and the 'Greatest Briton.' Step into the very room where Churchill was born, witness a lock of his hair, and visit the palace's formal gardens and parkland to discover the exact spot where he proposed to Clementine. The exhibition will showcase a wealth of artifacts, photographs, anecdotes, and interesting facts, unveiling key moments from Churchill's extraordinary life. Don't miss this unique opportunity to connect with the personal history of Winston Churchill at the heart of Blenheim Palace.

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Downtown Abbey Village In The Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace with Optional Lunch
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