Combined Oxford walking tour plus Oxford to Blenheim palace tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

357762


Categories

Local Experience, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town, City

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (advanced), German (conversational), Japanese (conversational), Spanish (advanced)

Oxford walking tour followed by bus transport to Blenheim with palace guided tour


This tour option is offered as a combination of the Blenheim palace tour (approx 60 minutes guided tour in palace gardens plus then a self guided tour inside the palace state rooms) and in addition an Oxford walking tour (approx 90 minutes). This tour will focus on different themes than the other tour you are booking with us, so as not to be repetitive. Colleges we visit may be free entry or chargeable entry. If the colleges are chargeable entry, then the guide will pay for these costs.

Notice:

If you are booking the Blenheim tour, you must book this Oxford college tour to start in the morning before you depart at 1pm for Blenheim palace, as the palace is 10 miles away from Oxford.

NB unfortunately Blenheim palace now forbids any private guiding inside the palace but I can offer you an insightful tour in the palace gardens all about the Churchill family and the history of the palace going back to Queen Anne's era. Then you can see inside the palace state rooms with self guided audio guide after the tour.

Itinerary

60 minutes+ Blenheim palace tour with palace ticket worth £27 and public bus return fare included.

Plus 90 minutes+ guided walking tour of Oxford city centre, going inside university sites.

It will take up to one hour to get from Oxford to the palace, so please presume half a day to schedule this tour. The palace closing time is seasonal but usually closing about 5pm.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: Meet OUTSIDE Oxford visitor info centre, 15 Broad street, ox1 3as. You will find my advertising signage outside and I will be wearing a red <iloveoxford> lanyard.

Duration: 4 hours

Oxford walking tour 90 minutes duration + Blenheim palace 60 minutes+ guided tour. Start time can be negotiated but proposed ideal start time is 10.30am.

Transportation

walking tour but free return public bus transport included to/from palace and back to Oxford

What’s Included

Other: Guided walking tour of Oxford city centre, seeing inside university sites plus guided palace tour and transport from Oxford to Blenheim palace.
NB Notice- we cannot however take you on guided tour element inside the palace state rooms as guiding inside is forbidden. So the palace guided tour takes place in the palace gardens and we arrange for your £27 palace entry ticket and self guided audio tour inside palace state rooms to take place after we finish our palace tour in the palace gardens.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

No cash is needed for this tour

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses

Restrictions

I do not own a vehicle & am not licensed for private hire but if you have car hire or if you wish to arrange directly yourselves to book a referred taxi driver, then I can help arrange such.

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    357762


    Categories

    Local Experience, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town, City

    Details

    Kid Friendly: No.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 6

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent), French (advanced), German (conversational), Japanese (conversational), Spanish (advanced)

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