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Downton Abbey Village, Blenheim Palace and Cotswolds Day Trip from London provided by Evan Evans Tours

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

Downton Abbey Village, Blenheim Palace and Cotswolds Day Trip from London
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Tour snapshot
Escape the city on a day trip to the countryside
Duration:
10h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
51
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    10h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    51
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 3858EE019
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Free WiFi on coach
  • Vox Headset
  • Blenheim Palace, State Rooms and Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Blenheim Palace
Exclusions
  • Optional gratuities
  • Food and beverages
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Bourton on the Water
  • Entry/Admission - Burford Library
Duration
10h
Departure details
  • 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
  • Victoria Station, London SW1V 1JT, UK Tour finishes near Victoria Station
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please Note: this tour does not visit Highclere Castle
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 51 travelers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Free WiFi on coach
  • Vox Headset
  • Blenheim Palace, State Rooms and Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Blenheim Palace
Exclusions
  • Optional gratuities
  • Food and beverages
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Bourton on the Water
  • Entry/Admission - Burford Library
Departure details
  • 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
  • Victoria Station, London SW1V 1JT, UK Tour finishes near Victoria Station
Duration
10h
Return details
  • Victoria Station, London SW1V 1JT, UK Tour finishes near Victoria Station
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please Note: this tour does not visit Highclere Castle
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 51 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Nov 26, 2021
A note from Downton Abbey Village, Blenheim Palace and Cotswolds Day Trip from London
Personal audio headsets provided to maintain distancing / Inclusions vetted to ensure they adhere to safety measures / E-tickets only no paper tickets / Staff newly trained in safety measures
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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
    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
    Victoria Station
    Victoria Station, London SW1V 1JT, UK
    Tour finishes near Victoria Station
    See address & details
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
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sued416
London, UK82 contributions
Apr 2022
We were very lucky to have such a knowledgeable guide in Sheila. She was full of little snippets of information and facts that made the trip very interesting and amusing. I must also remark on the splendid coach driving of Romaine, our dedicated driver for the day.
The trip was interesting and full of beautiful scenery.. The three locations were an excellent choice and well worth visiting, even though we only stayed in the Downton Abbey Village for a short time, as it only has a limited amount of TV locations to recommend it. My husband and I could not fault the trip.
Written April 12, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Marianna
London, UK2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
We had a lovely day trip! Our guide Kevin was very knowledgeable about the history of the area and it was really interesting to learn more about the places we visited. Paul our driver was really friendly. Blenheim Palace is worth a visit and the gardens are beautiful as well! We also visited two villages of the Cotswolds. I would recommend this trip to anyone who wants to experience the Cotswolds in one day.
Written May 3, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
EvanEvansAdmin
Hello Mary, Thank you for leaving us a 5* review! We work hard to offer high-quality service to every guest and it makes us happy to see you had a wonderful experience with us. We will share this feedback with Kevin and Paul so they get the recognition that they deserve. They will be delighted to hear your feedback. We hope to see you again soon on another one of our tours. Best wishes Evan Evans Team
Written May 5, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ariesss01
4 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
We enjoyed our day tour. Our guide was pleasant and professional. All three destinations were beautiful and interesting. We appreciated that we could get off at a station close to our home
However it would be recommended to have more time to the final destination that was the bourton on the water village as we were only left around 1 hr to was not enough to get some food and walk around
Written March 7, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
EvanEvansAdmin
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for leaving us a review! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us details about your recent tour with us. We agree with you that we would love to allow more time in the venues however we are restricted with time in each venue due to driving hour legislation. We are glad to see that you have enjoyed the tour and we look forward to welcoming you again on another one of our tours. Sending you our best wishes Evan Evans Team
Written March 10, 2022
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Heather R
7 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Although the sites we visited were breathtaking and full of so much history and beauty, we had little time at any of them. The tour lady, who was not very friendly, left us behind when we has to find out where to pay for the tour inside Blenheim. A manager of Blenheim was not impressed with her either.
The late lunch stop in Cotswolds was at 1430 and most of the restaurants were closed until dinner time. Since we only had a limited amount of time we had to find a pastry shop and hurry back to the bus. The lunch stop should have been planned out better by the tour.
Written May 13, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
EvanEvansAdmin
Hello Heather, Thank you for leaving us feedback about the tour. Please accept our deepest apologies on behalf of everyone at Evan Evans Tours. This incident is rare and not the custom service. As you can see based on our overall review rating, we put customer service first and strive to always provide a 5-star customer experience. Please email Reservations@evanevanstours.co.uk with your contact information so that we have the opportunity to address your review. We look forward to hearing from you Best wishes Evan Evans Team
Written May 15, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Pam
Pompton Plains, NJ3 contributions
Simon, Simon Says…. What a fun informative day. A wonderful guide filling our day with fun facts. And Eves provides a safe ride to and from our destinations. Simon… although your duck was a “no show” at the Burton on the water - you showed up for us today — better luck next time at the races….
Written June 5, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
EvanEvansAdmin
Hello Alan, Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us — and we agree Simon is truly a gem to have on our team! We hope you come visit us again soon on another one of our tours. Best wishes Evan Evans Team
Written June 6, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Yifat
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Couples
We arrived for a tour this morning, just to find out it was cancelled and no one bothered to inform us! We are tourists from another country, so this was scheduled a while ago. It was very disappointing, not to mention a setback in our plans, and a miss opportunity to go outside of the city. Very irresponsible from Evan Evans, we won't schedule any tours with them again.
Written April 18, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
EvanEvansAdmin
Dear Guest, We are incredibly sorry that we were unable to operate Downton Abbey Village, Blenheim Palace and Cotswolds Day Trip on your booking date. Unfortunately with fewer international tourists visiting we are not always able to operate every tour date. When this happens, we give as much notice as possible, which is usually several days in advance of the departure date, and we offer guests the option to travel with us on the next available tour date, book another tour, or receive a full refund. We’re sorry to hear that on this occasion no notice was given, this is not in keeping with our usual high standards of customer service. You should have received a full refund along with our apologies, however if you do have any further questions or concerns then please call (02079501777) or email us (reservations@evanevanstours.co.uk). Best wishes, Evan Evans Team
Written May 20, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TMA8509
Danville, CA1 contribution
Jun 2022
Accidentally booked the wrong date .... a week before I arrived. Ugh. :(. Definitely my bad, but no flexibility on rebooking. I knew there would not be a refund, but was hoping maybe a credit for a future date. Recommend booking direct with the tour company.
Written June 24, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
EvanEvansAdmin
Dear Guest, We are deeply sorry to hear your feedback. At Evan Evans we offer a flexible cancellation and amendment policy, allowing as little as 24 hours before travel on most of our tours to cancel or change your reservation completely free of charge, for any reason. Where guests have to cancel with very little notice, we will review these reservations case-by-case – unfortunately in some situations we have already paid or committed to pay our suppliers and we’re unable to facilitate a refund or date change. In these situations, we would recommend for you to check if you are covered under your travel insurance policy. Wherever possible, even within cancellation charges, we will do our very best to provide a refund where possible in extenuating circumstances or offer a date change – unfortunately sometimes this is not possible, and we are very sorry this seemed to be the case with your booking. Best wishes, Evan Evans Team
Written June 27, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MonaM
1 contribution
May 2019 • Solo
Took the tour on 6th May. There was no wifi available.Tour description mentioned going to Bourton on the water and Bilbury, but we were taken to Burford. It mentioned a walking tour of Bampton, what we got was the guide pointing out a couple of houses and then leaving us on our own. Also didn't appreciate the guide yelling at me when I was only two minutes late getting back to the bus
Written May 8, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate this! I am sorry to hear you were disappointed with your experience. I hope to shed some light on this. In regards to the lack of WiFi in the coach, there is usually access for tour guests and do not normally experience problems with it. However there may have just been a glitch on that day and we apologize for this. In addition we, alongside our guides, work very hard to ensure that the trips run smoothly from start to finish, and a part of this is for our guides to arrange for all guests to meet back at the coach at an agreed time so you are then able to explore locations with enough time. We hope you had a wonderful time here in the UK & and if we can help with anything in the future please let us know at: reservations@evanevanstours.co.uk Thank you once again, Evan Evans Team
Written July 12, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Allison D
8 contributions
Please do not go on this tour! The title of it is misleading and the company is very hard to work with when things go wrong! First of all, if you don’t like being with a lot of people and taking forever to get on and off a bus then don’t book a big group tour, period. I knew what it was and was going to try it anyway, wanting to get away from the city. ( should have rented a car and drove ourselves) We stopped a few times for less than 30 minutes each, and the lunch stop is just that, lunch. By the time you find somewhere to eat, finish your meal, it’s time to get back on the bus. The last stop was supposed to be Blenheim castle, which seems to be the highlight of the tour, according to the reviews. We got there, and because of an event taking place at the time we arrived, we weren’t allowed in. We were told by Blenheim palace that all tour companies were notified in advance. We all go back on the bus and headed back to London. The tour company refunded the cost to get into the castle but that’s it! We lost a couple hours of the tour in time of what we paid, wasted a whole day riding an uncomfortable coach, and basically saw a few sights for a FEW minutes. They use the Downton Abbey name to lure people in. You get to go to one place where you see a chapel, post office, and hospital that was used in the movie for a tiny portion of one season. This is very misleading and you get to walk around for literally 15 min. They refuse to refund the HIGH price of the tour. I felt sorry for the tour guide, she was caught in the middle and I’m sure didn’t get very good tips. I will never book a tour with a big tour company again. Worst experience ever!
Written June 20, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Allison D, We're very sorry to hear that you didn't have a good experience We value and appreciate your strong feedback. Unfortunately due to the early closure the visit to Blenheim Palace wasn't possible. The venue guaranteed us entry on the day.However upon arrival the venue had closed earlier than anticipated without sufficient notice. We're sorry to hear that you wasn't able to have enough time for a meal. Lunch is at your own convenience during the tour. The partial refund for Blenheim Palace was agreed and this is because this part of the tour we wasn't able to fulfill due to events beyond our control. We're very sorry for the bad experience its unfortunate that on that day Blenheim Place had an early closure. We really hope you will take another tour with us in the future. Kind Regards, Evan Evans team
Written June 20, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

PrinCessPraze
Thailand342 contributions
Before we booked I specifically wrote to them to ask if Bibury was included as we ONLY wanted to book if Bibury was included. I was given a reply yes it was and a link to the tour hence I booked it. On the tour day we were told by the guide that Bibury had been taken out since last year and to bring my issue to the office, nothing he can do. I was very disappointed as Bibury was the stop we most wanted. If we knew there was a chance it would not be there we would have found alternate options as we had limited days in London. Highly disappointed with them, no explanation from them as yet.

The tour itself was quite rushed. They packed it right to the fullest which was ok, but unsure why they didn’t open both doors to let us get off quicker even though we were parked in the car park. The guide was well-meaning but he had a way of droning on and on and my natural instinct was to shut down. It was just that being crushed by the disappointment of the tour after paying the price of almost half my rent back home kind of put a damper on things.
Written June 20, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to review our tour, and I am sorry to hear you were disappointed with the experience. In reference to your comments regarding the visit to Bibury this was a stop we had as part of our itinerary in previous years, we do advise all our itineraries are subject to change. Your feedback regarding the usage of both the doors has been passed on to our coach team and will be investigated further. We thank you again for your feedback as it is extremely important to us, as we pride ourselves in offering the best possible experience. We hope you take another tour with Evan Evans in the future. Kind Regards, Evan Evans Team
Written June 20, 2019
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Great way to spend a day.
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Amazing trip
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Delayed 50th anniversary family trip.
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Stonehenge amazing - tour was ok
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A few problems....
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Amazing trip with a great guide
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Travel back in time
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Great introduction to London
Loved the tour through London with a great host. It was a great introduction to everything London has to offer.
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Amazing
Richard Morsell was an excellent tour guide! His passion for people and sharing his country with us gave us a wonde
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Great for a day trip to see some new places!
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Great day with great certified guide… Godfrey/Carina!!!!
Our family of three from Indianapolis, IN USA. We booked this tour with our certified Guide (Godfrey) and bus driv
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Get the all tickets included option. Else, you'll be missing part of the tour guide (and waste your limited touring time)!
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Outstanding day with fabulous insights
Our Evan Evans tour guide, Godfrey, and our driver, Carina, not only delivered us safely from point to point in a t
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