Oxford & Blenheim Palace


Our Oxford and Blenheim Palace tour will tick off two must do’s when visiting England. Oxford being the historic City that has inspired so many of it’s alumni over centuries to change the World we live in today, and Blenheim Palace as one of Britain’s finest palaces and it’s connection to the great leader Sir Winston Churchill.

Oxford is one of Britain’s finest cities and on the day we’ll tailor the city tour to you as there’s so much that can be seen in only a few hours. Most of the must see’s in Oxford link to the university which is made up of 38 colleges, each of which has its own character and we can explore these in depth and see how Oxford is still regarded as the No 1 College in the World.

Christ Church College and Magdalen College are the grandest and most famous, but smaller colleges, such as New College or Merton College, have a more intimate charm. Once you’ve seen the colleges, we can seek out the City’s world-class museums, modern art galleries, Victorian covered market and even a punt on the Thames river! Whether you like history, literature, architecture, arts, film, education and food Oxford has it all!

After our morning visit we can take you to a charming historic country pub and sample local food and drinks. After a short journey we’ll visit Blenheim Palace and marvel at this masterpiece of 18th century baroque architecture, which holds some of the finest antique collections in Europe. Admire the portraits and tapestries while learning about the 300-year history of this British National Treasure.

The Palace in modern times is known for it’s connection to Sir Winston Churchill, you can witness his childhood bedroom and explore the magical award winning gardens to where he proposed to his wife in front of the Greek Temple. To finish the day we could take in some wonderful Downton Abbey filming locations nearby.

Blenheim additionally has a mini steam train and maze for the kids and 2000 acres of breath-taking parklands so there is plenty to do whilst at the Palace for all ages. After our visit at the Palace we shall visit the adjoining village where Churchill is buried and also link in the nearby village where Downton Abbey is filmed.

Tour Highlights

  • Wander one of Britain’s finest Palaces
  • Guided walking tour of the City of Oxford
  • Discover the filming spots of Harry Potter, Endeavour & Downton Abbey
  • Explore as many of the 38 Oxford colleges as you like
  • Visit Sir Winston Churchill’s grave
25 November 2019

Cotswold Tours & Travel are the most accommodating and creative group I’ve ever had the pleasure of travelling with!

We knew we wanted to do private touring of the Cotswolds, so we asked Eddie Dale to help us design 3 days of “out of the ordinary” touring. And did he ever! David picked us up at our hotel in London, then travelled to Oxford, then Blenheim Palace, then indirectly to Stow-on-the-Wold. Wonderfully informative. Day two we did on our own — walking through fields to Bourton-on-t...

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