Visit Oxford, explore villages in the Cotswolds and experience England!
Visit Oxford, where we will have an opportunity to explore Oxford University. Have lunch in the Cotswolds, one of the most beautiful parts of this country. In the afternoon, choose to either visit Blenheim Palace (an eighteenth century stately home, the home of the Duke of Marlborough and birthplace and final resting place of Sir Winston Churchill), or to visit other parts of the Cotswolds associated with Downton Abbey (Bampton, Swinbrook, Shilton, Cogges Farm and Basildon Park).
9am - 1030am Drive to Oxford
1030am - 1130am Walking tour in Oxford. This will include all of the most important university buildings (St Mary the Virgin Church, the Radcliffe Camera, the Bodleian Library, the Divinity School, the Sheldonian Theatre) and examples of some of Oxford's most historic colleges (Brasenose, All Souls, Trinity, Balliol, Exeter, Jesus). You will also have an opportunity to do some shopping before we leave.
1130am - 1215pm Drive to Stow in the Wold in the Cotswolds
1215pm - 1330 Have lunch, and explore in Stow on the Wold in the Cotswolds.
1330 - 1430 Drive to Bibury, through some of the most beautiful and remote parts of the Cotswolds
1430 - 1800 Drive back to London through the Cotswolds. On the way back to London we can either visit Blenheim Palace or visit other parts of the Cotswolds where Downton Abbey was filmed (Bampton, Swinbrook, Shilton, Cogges Farm and Basildon Park).
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We can meet anywhere in Central London.
We can also arrange to meet outside London, but there will be an additional charge for this. This is something we can agree in advance.
End location: We can end our tour anywhere in Central London.
We can also arrange to end our tour outside London, but there will be an additional charge for this. This is something we can agree in advance.
Duration: 9 hours
You will have exclusive access to a friendly, fun and informative Blue Badge guide. You will be transported in a very well presented and fully air conditioned Mercedes Viano. All parking costs will be paid by your guide.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 GBP - Each member of the group should expect to spend about £20. Most groups avoid paying any entrance fees on this tour. But you will still need to pay for your lunch. There is also an entrance fee at Blenheim Palace, if you choose to include this as part of your tour.
Entrance fees, lunch, coffee.
Unfortunately I can only accept bookings more than two weeks in advance.
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We really enjoyed our tour with Marcus! He was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot of history from him. He was also very accommodating on our 8 hour tour to do whatever we asked of him and even change plans/destinations at the last minute. Marcus is funny and entertaining and made our 8 hours fly by quickly. We will definitely request him on our next trip to London!!