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Downton Abbey Village, Blenheim Palace and Cotswolds Day Trip from London
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Downton Abbey Village, Blenheim Palace and Cotswolds Day Trip from London

By Evan Evans Tours
About
Even if you’ve only got limited time in London, its still possible to escape the city and explore the English countryside. Tick off some of southern England’s top attractions on a day trip that allows you to skip the hassle of car hire and navigation, and transports you to Blenheim Palace and charming Cotswolds villages, including the filming location of hit TV show Downtown Abbey.
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Ages 0-99, max of 52 per group
Duration: 10h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Escape the city on a day trip to the countryside
  • An ideal choice for travelers who have already ticked off top London attractions
  • Letting someone else drive allows you to enjoy the scenery
  • Explore places on foot for a more intimate glimpse into the area

  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Free WiFi on coach
  • Audio guide
  • Blenheim Palace, State Rooms and Gardens (if option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - Blenheim Palace
What's not included
  • Optional gratuities
  • Food and beverages
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Bourton on the Water
  • Entry/Admission - Burford Library


Start:
  • Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 9TP, UK
    Tour departs at 9 am (boarding at 8.30 am), Victoria Coach Station, Gate 1-5, Evan Evans Tours
End:
  • 15 Victoria St, London SW1V 1JU, UK
    Tour finishes near Victoria Station

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3858EE019

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please Note: this tour does not visit Highclere Castle
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • For a wheelchair user : Please inform us in advance if you intend to bring wheelchair.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 52 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Which attractions will I visit with Downton Abbey Village, Blenheim Palace and Cotswolds Day Trip from London?
How much is Downton Abbey Village, Blenheim Palace and Cotswolds Day Trip from London?
Downton Abbey Village, Blenheim Palace and Cotswolds Day Trip from London price starts from $101.72. Discover and book Downton Abbey Village, Blenheim Palace and Cotswolds Day Trip from London on Tripadvisor
What is the Downton Abbey Village, Blenheim Palace and Cotswolds Day Trip from London cancellation policy?
Downton Abbey Village, Blenheim Palace and Cotswolds Day Trip from London cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Downton Abbey Village, Blenheim Palace and Cotswolds Day Trip from London on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Downton Abbey Village, Blenheim Palace and Cotswolds Day Trip from London?
Downton Abbey Village, Blenheim Palace and Cotswolds Day Trip from London is hosted by Evan Evans Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Evan Evans Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Downton Abbey Village, Blenheim Palace and Cotswolds Day Trip from London on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3858EE019

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Victoria Coach Station
    Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 9TP, UK
    Tour departs at 9 am (boarding at 8.30 am), Victoria Coach Station, Gate 1-5, Evan Evans Tours
    See address & details
  • 1
    Blenheim Palace
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Bampton Heritage & Visitor Centre
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Bourton on the Water
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    Burford Library
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll end at
    15 Victoria St
    15 Victoria St, London SW1V 1JU, UK
    Tour finishes near Victoria Station
    See address & details
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  • Evan Evans Tours
    18,763
    London, England
    Joined in February 2011
  • 178martinap
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent activity after a whole day's walking!
    We were taken to some beautiful spots in this gorgeous city. Some of them we had already seen before that day, but it was amazing to see them illuminated and hear what Kevin has to say about Harry Potter and Old/New Scotland Yard :) funny and interesting guide, thank You.
    Written April 12, 2024
  • A4752FIjamesg
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stellar
    Andrew Great Tour Guide and Fabulous views. Fun day. I'm Still typing to hit 100 characters or more I'm only at 82 heading toward 100
    Written April 12, 2024
  • 558edr
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour
    Andrew and Red were excellent, tour stops were fantastic. The castle was beautiful and Stonehenge was amazing. I now want to spend an entire day in Bath. Really cool place.
    Written April 12, 2024
  • 802sylviat
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Day Trip from London!
    Wonderful experience from start to finish! Our tour guide Robert excelled at both educating and entertaining. Jan was a great driver. Made us feel safe the entire time. Oxford was my favorite part of the trip. Couldn’t recommend this tour enough!! Thanks for an amazing day, Robert!
    Written April 12, 2024
  • naydat2024
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing and memorable adventure
    Incredible tour experience from start to finish. Robert was knowledgeable and engaging, making the journey not only informative but also entertaining. The sights we saw were breathtaking, and the overall organization was top-notch. The bus driver, was also amazing. Thank you for such a memorable adventure!
    Written April 12, 2024
  • fabiodM3852UI
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent one day tour through lost of England history.
    Excellent one day tour. Robert is an excellent guide, knowledgeable, walk us through a lot in such short period of time. The driver was excellent, smooth drive and quick.
    Written April 12, 2024
  • uthayapalikan
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good
    If I want to say in one word It was Excellent. Our tour guide (Robert) expalined every thing in detailed. It's really interesting tour.
    Written April 12, 2024
  • ichibanrR
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent trip
    Good tour. Good guide.the guide is very delicate and look after the members. And explained very clearly and funny. And control the time.
    Written April 12, 2024
  • juvergarcia
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent tour!
    Great tour! Robert is one of the best guides I have ever had!! Very knowledgeable person. He made the tour very interesting and fun
    Written April 12, 2024
  • 823hxjdjdj
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    See a lot in one day, gear snapshot of England!
    Great Tour! Got about an hour and a half at each location and our tour guide Robert was very informative and entertaining!
    Written April 12, 2024
  • Quest785300
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great for solo travel
    This was an absolutely amazing tour. We had Robert as our tour guide and he was brilliant! He was very knowledgeable and kind and would answer any question you had. He also gave little snippets of Harry Potter filming locations along the way. He was also very knowledgeable about the Royal’s which was a great add. Jan was our driver and did a great job. We were running behind and somehow we ended up saving 12 minutes instead of losing 12. Thank you Jan and Robert!! 10/10 recommend
    Written April 12, 2024
  • 274pascales
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great trip on the outskirts of London
    Great Tour with Rob and Jan. Tob introduced us to Windsor Castle, Stonehendge and Oxford with many little and big stories and in a very humurous and nice manner. Strobgly recommrnded
    Written April 12, 2024
  • dhanangaj2017
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Tour
    Very experienced guide Robert directed us and shared his knowledge and made sure to make few jokes to make the tour interesting. Comfortable coach the safe driven by Jaan. Great coverage on places. Effective and efficient.
    Written April 12, 2024
  • Culture45626208230
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome Day Trip from London
    We were very happy that we got to see 3 great attractions in 1 day. Thank you very much to our guide Robert and driver Jan. They were also very accommodating to my father’s minor mobility problems.
    Written April 12, 2024
  • jazlim2024
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent tour!
    Excellent guided tour with great weather, very experienced driver and experienced and well-read tour guide (Robert and Jan)
    Written April 12, 2024
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Stewart W
Bangkok, Thailand4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Overrated and overcharged.

Blenheim Palace was beautiful with 2 & half hours visiting time.

The rest of the trip absolutely rubbish.

Cotswold we had 55 mins of visiting time.
As a group we was told this would be around lunch time to grab something to eat . We arrived at 14.15 and told we had 55 minutes to look around . So as you can imagine grab some food no time what’s so ever to walk around.

Downton Abbey village again when you arrive walked around 6 locations of property that featured in the program none of which looks the same as you can imagine for tv purposes. This trip last for 30 mins.

Absolutely overrated over charged and would definitely take a wide birth for £187 for two people to spend much of your day travelling for nearly 9 hours in a coach. I appreciate traffic I understand this but the time spent at venues is very poor.
Written October 8, 2022
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Dear Stewart, Thank you for your feedback on your Downtown Abbey, Blenheim palace and Cotswolds tour. We are sorry that you could not experience the tour the way we would have liked you to experience it. We agree that we would like to give more time at each venue however due to time constraints unfortunately this is not possible. We usually spend about 30 minutes there as this is the maximum amount of time the sight allow us to be there for. If you have any further queries please email us at reservations@evanevanstours.co.uk. Best wishes, Evan Evans Team
Written October 12, 2022
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Aida
5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The first emails about timing of the tour indicated meeting at 9 am and where to meet was absolutely not clear. Thirteen people were left behind, it says something about communications. No refund because they sent an email the day before, I and 12 others missed it, we were traveling and arrived when bus departed.
Written July 8, 2023
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Hello amarranzini, Thank you for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to write to us. We are sorry to hear that you couldn't go on your tour. This was an issue with Viator and we deeply apologize for any miscommunication on our end. We would like to hear from you with any additional questions, comments, or concerns. You can contact us on 0207951777 or email us on Reservations@evanevanstours.co.uk We would love the chance to make things right with you and hope you choose to give us a second chance. Sending you our best wishes, Evan Evans
Written July 13, 2023
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David G
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
I was intensely disappointed when I learned that we would NOT be visiting Downton Abbey which is what the hype for the trip led me to believe would happen. It should be made clear that the Abbey is not included. Nor are the fake pubs. As for seeing Lady Crowleys house, it was a joke. The entire ground floor was blocked out by a very high stone wall which we couldn’t enter or see over.
The Cotswolds were nice though more time to wander the streets would have been nice.
Written November 14, 2022
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Dear David, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to her that it was not clear to you that the Abbey is not included in this itinerary. Should you wish to discuss your experience further, please email us at reservations@evanevanstours.co.uk All the best, Evan Evans Team
Written November 15, 2022
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Christl L
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sheila our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and really enjoyed listening to her narrative about the history, architecture, what to see and do during stops, what to expect. It could not have been a better trip. The coach was comfortable and had USB power ports at each seat. The driver was friendly. Enjoyed the journey very much.
Written July 16, 2022
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Dear Guest, Thank you for leaving us a 5* review! We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. So, thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes Evan Evans Team
Written July 17, 2022
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Beth C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I learned so much history and also many great facts from our wonderful guide, Andy Jackson. He spoke eloquently and clearly and was obviously genuinely interested in what he was telling us. Our driver, Gordon, handled that big coach expertly! I couldn’t believe how he could back into the small parking spot with ease.
Written March 26, 2023
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Hello Beth, Thank you so much for this 5-star review. We really appreciate you being a customer and helping to share the word about us. We hope to see you again on another one of our tours! Best wishes Evan Evans Team
Written March 27, 2023
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Soph
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
If you want to get out of city for the day and experience the beautiful English countryside this is it! Our guide, Godfrey, was just awesome and incredibly knowledgeable giving us great facts and history tidbits from the time you pull out of the terminal to back again. He kept us entertained the whole trip! The 3 locations were very interesting and beautiful - Godfrey gave us plenty of time at each site and made sure we enjoyed the areas we visited.
And of course a massive shout out to our dedicated driver, Aaron, who ensured we had a safe and comfortable drive the whole time.
Written July 25, 2022
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Hello sophiej, Thank you so much for this 5-star review. We really appreciate you being a customer and helping to share the word about us. We hope to see you again on another one of our tours! Best wishes Evan Evans Team
Written July 27, 2022
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Janette C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
First of all our tour guide, Deborah, was amazing and one of the best tour guides we have ever had., So interesting relating the history of Blenheim Palace in story fashion instead of blunt facts. The Palace was a self tour with furnishings and wall adornments, There was much to see, along with a small museum of Churchill. The Blenheim grounds were equally impressive. Cotswold, where I especially wanted to see and expected a quaint English town, was disappointing. However, it was a beautiful Sunday afternoon, and everyone was out to enjoy the day. So Cotswold was extremely crowded with appearance of yet another tourist trap. Perhaps a different day, a different reaction? Bampton, the Downtown Abby town, held more the quaintness I had hoped for. Previous reviewers of this town were disappointed, but our tour guide lead us to the notable Downton Abby sights and gave us again some great stories to add to the interest.
Written May 24, 2023
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Hi 936janettec, Thanks so much for giving us your take on how we are doing. We're glad that customers like you are having a great experience! We will pass on the kind words to Debbie.# We thank you for the recommendations and we hope to see you again soon! Best wishes Evan Evans
Written May 31, 2023
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Karen V
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
The area of the Cotswolds is beautiful. However, there wasn’t enough time at the Downton site to do much. As well, our guide, Irene, is a nice lady but is definitively not well- suited to the job of tour guide. I’ve done so many tours in Europe and the guides usually have the charisma and knowledge for the job. This lady tried her best but she did not stop talking, often not finishing sentences and often speaking about about irrelevant things. On the way back, it was clear that she was trying to better opportunity for tips by speaking to EVERY person on the bus when many were just trying to rest after a long day. We actually met people at our hotel who had done the tour and we all spoke about this. It’s a decent trip but I wouldn’t do it again - especially if Irene was in charge. Sigh.
Written July 31, 2023
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Hello U8106DAstephend, Thank you for providing us with feedback. We apologise that your experience failed to meet your expectations. Our company strives to provide our customers with the best experience possible. Please know that your experience is not normal, and we have taken steps to ensure that no other customers have the same issue. We would like to hear from you with any additional questions, comments, or concerns. You can contact us on 0207951777 or email us on Reservations@evanevanstours.co.uk We would love the chance to make things right with you and hope you choose to give us a second chance. Sending you our best wishes, Evan Evans
Written August 4, 2023
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Andrew C
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
I really enjoyed this tour with our guide Andrew. He was super knowledgeable about Downton Abbey and gave us some really good insight on how they filmed the show (camera work and all!) if you are the fan. Really recommend this experience if you want to explore the English countryside (which you definitely should!).
Written September 17, 2022
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Dear G4066, Thank you for leaving us feedback about the tour. We are glad that our team did a great job. We work very hard to ensure that our customers get outstanding service, and it makes us very happy that it reflected during your recent visit. Best wishes Evan Evans Team
Written September 21, 2022
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LisaLoo
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
This tour was one of our longest but we had planet of time to enjoy the day... nothing felt terribly rushed!
Blenheim Palace was a spectacular surprise and Oliver made sure we had plenty of time to take in the vast space and gorgeous architecture, art, and gardens! Oh what a beautiful surprise this Palace is!!
Oliver and Peter were amazing!
Peter got us everywhere safe and comfortable! He was so gracious to take care of my scooter at every stop with kindness and and big smile! What a lifesaver! He's just such a very sweet man!
Where to begin with Oliver! What an incredible tour guide and host! He has such a personal passion! When he's sharing the vast amount of knowledge he has stored in his brain, you know it comes from personal experience and trusted knowledge, usually first-hand! He is such a delight to have guide the tours and we are thrilled to have him take us on two tours... very different tours but equally informative and fun!! Oliver really makes it a great way to spend the day!
Another incredible tour to end our holiday in London!!
Written July 19, 2022
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Hello Taylor, Thank you for leaving us this wonderful 5* review! We are glad that the team has managed to meet your needs and was able to offer you the service you expected. We will pass on the kind words over to Oliver and Peter, they will be delighted to know they were able to make the day a memorable one for you. We hope you come visit us again soon Best wishes Evan Evans Team
Written July 19, 2022
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