Blenheim palace guided tour from Oxford
See inside one of England's grandest homes & birthplace of Winston Churchill. Palace guided tour duration 90 minutes, then you have free time to explore the gardens. The palace is set in a beautiful park & it makes for a relaxing escape from Oxford's busy streets. Learn about the origins of the palace dating back to Queen Anne's era & the colourful family history. This tour option is based on 1 or 2 persons in your group. For every additional person, please ask me to raise a custom quote for a tour for larger group. The additional cost would be £100 extra per person.
Start time is flexible but default start time is 2pm and the guided tour is about 90 minutes duration. The guide can either meet you in Oxford city centre at 12. 45 or I can meet you at Blenheim palace visitor info arrival desk. Blenheim palace last entry is at 4. 45pm. You should really want to have adequate free time to also visit the various other exhibitions or see the gardens. Woodstock village, located by palace, is also worth visiting
The itinerary is as follows:
I can either meet you at the palace or meet you in Oxford city centre. If you meet me in the city centre, I will provide free return public coach transport from Oxford to Blenheim palace, which is located next to Woodstock village, about half hour away from Oxford. If however you prefer to arrive there by taxi, I can book a taxi at additional cost to yourself to pay the taxi driver (this costs average £25-40 per single journey).
Upon arrival at palace, I will conduct a guided tour lasting approximately 90 minutes of the palace rooms & I will introduce the events of 'Blindheim' battle and the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough's relationship with Queen Anne. We will explore their life & times.
I will then leave you and you will then have free time to visit Woodstock village or see more of the palace. I recommend at least an additional two hours to explore the palace's exhibitions or its gardens. This includes a child play park, maze, butterfly gardens & train around the estate.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: You can either meet me at the palace cafe info desk ticket point at entrance of palace at 1pm or you can meet me at 12.45 OUTSIDE Oxford visitor info centre, 15 Broad street, OX1 3AS.
End location: After guided tour introducing the palace, you will finish tour at the palace, permitting you free time to visit its exhibition spaces, gardens or adjacent Woodstock village.
Duration: 1 hour 30 min.
The guided tour of Oxford city and the guided tour of palace will each last approximately 90 minutes but if you book this tour to depart from Oxford city centre, then I will also join you to take the coach to the palace, which takes average 30 minutes. I recommend you also plan at least an additional two hours or more free time to see the palace exhibits, gardens or to visit Woodstock village during your free time.
This is a walking tour of the palace but with free return public coach travel transport provided.
Guided tour of palace, lasting approx 90 minutes plus palace entry ticket worth £25 per person plus return transport provided by public bus from Oxford to Blenheim palace.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 £ - For your personal expenses and optional transportation.
If you prefer to travel from Oxford to Blenheim by private taxi, then this additional cost needs to be paid directly to the driver on the day. This might cost anything from £30-50 single journey lasting 20-30 minutes, depending on traffic.