Welcome to our tour to Blenheim Palace and The Cotswolds.
We will start our day by visiting Blenheim Palace just north of Oxford in Woodstock. Entrance is included to the palace, park and gardens. You will see one of the most impressive and biggest houses in all of England!
Blenheim Palace is the main home of the Dukes of Marlborough and the only non-royal country house in England to hold the title of "palace". The palace was built between 1705 and 1722. Blenheim Palace was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. It has been the home to the Churchill family for about 300 years and was the birthplace of Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of Britain during World War II.
After a minimum of 2 hours to enjoy your surroundings we will travel into a national area of outstanding beauty called The Cotswolds. It is full of quaint small villages with houses and churches that date back around 500 years with most buildings made in local limestone.
A journey of 45 minutes takes you into the northern part of the Cotswolds, with views of fields and gentle rolling hills plus the "Old English" style villages. We will stop at one of the prettiest and best of all these villages: Bourton on the Water. After a quick walking tour you have time for lunch and free time to enjoy any of the attractions, sights or events on offer. You will have about 2 hours at this destination for free time.
Departure will late afternoon about 4.15pm taking a journey this time through the southern part of the Cotswolds before finishing in Oxford just after 5pm and Bournemouth around 7pm.