The Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace

Greater London, United Kingdom
Blenheim Palace and the Cotswolds Tour from London

From USD 154.52

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 10 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Sample the best of the British countryside as you visit a lavish private estate and a traditional English country village on this full-day tour from London. Start your adventure with a guided tour of the opulent Blenheim Palace, where you can peek into the state rooms and stroll around the magnificent gardens, designed by Capability Brown. Next, continue to the heart of the Cotswolds and stop to see the timber-fronted houses of Burford village, explore the market town of Stow-on-the-Wold and stroll the idyllic waterways of Bourton-on-the-Water.
  • Full-day tour of Blenheim Palace and the Cotswolds from London
  • Lunch and entrance fees included
  • Travel by luxury air–conditioned vehicle
  • Ideal introduction to the English countryside

What's Included

  • Admission to Blenheim Palace
  • Drive through the Cotswolds including Burford and Bourton-on-the-Water
  • Transportation in luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Professional expert guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Bulleid Way
    Bulleid Way, London SW1, UK

    Meeting point & Departure point: Bus Stop 1, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London, SW1W 9SH Meeting time: 8:00am Departure time: 8:30am Return time: approximately 6:30pm in Victoria or Kensington (Gloucester Road) – subject to traffic conditions

Start time

08:30 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Bulleid Way

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


1 hour Admission Ticket Free


1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Blenheim Palace

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Blenheim Palace

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • *During Peak Periods, Additional Vehicles Without Wi-Fi May Be Used
  • Please note: the tour itinerary and order may change. The time spent at each location is approximate and is subject to change depending on various factors (traffic conditions, etc)
  • Our vehicles are modern, comfortable, and kept to the highest standards of cleanliness, including a deep clean every day
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 53 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

Lunch was a small box lunch, advise bringing your own snacks.


72 reviews
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It was a wonderful experience !!
Mary_A, Sept 2023
It was a wonderful experience!! Venues and host were wonderful! Would highly recommend for couples!!
Dreams do come true!
Elvina_M, Sept 2023
Seeing the Blenheim Palace in person was incredible. The grounds, the building, the furniture, artwork.. I could go on and on, but you have to see it to truly experience it. And the Cotswolds.. my lifelong dream. I felt that I could stay there. The serenity and beauty is truly captivating. The breathtakingly beautiful overgrown doorways, the friendly locals and the special kind of atmosphere. Last but not least was our lovely tour guide and driver. Amanda was very sweet and I enjoyed being in her group. A special thank you to her!
Wow! Excellent! Amazing tour.
Lina_P, Sept 2023
Amazing tour. Take it, you will love it. Our tour guide and the driver were so knowledgeable and so nice and friendly. By the end of our tour the guide knew every one in the group and he took the time to mention EVERY one of our names and to thank us for being such a wonderful group. Tour guide spoke English, Mandarin, French, and Spanish, we were impressed.
A wonderful day outside of London
Ira_L, Aug 2023
Blenheim Palace was a place we greatly enjoyed seeing. The exhibit of Churchill memorabilia was particularly impressive. The small villages in the Cotswolds were quaint but overrun with tourists, this being a prime vacation period. The guide (Cedric) and driver (Kiernan) were an outstanding team that worked well together. Only compliant was that once booked with Viator we did not receive clear directions regarding were to meet the coach. That should behave been on the voucher. I needed to make calls when in London to get that information.
Great guide and driver.
JacquelynM_W, Aug 2023
Morton and driver were very personable and attentive to all our needs. He even visited everyone to make they knew how to get back.
Robert_P, Aug 2023
The exceptional bus operator and tour guide provide a delightful experience exploring the breathtaking palace and charming villages. Their expertise ensures a smooth journey, while their insightful commentary enriches the tour. The majestic palace mesmerizes with its grandeur and historical significance. In contrast, the picturesque villages enchant with their quaint beauty and warm-hearted locals. Together, this unforgettable journey weaves cultural discovery, natural beauty, and cherished memories into an amazing adventure.
Blenheim palace itself...
Carl_B, July 2023
Blenheim palace itself was wonderful. Our guide Dolly was very knowledgeable and well informed. Both she and our driver were Outstanding.
Your brochure and...
Patrick_M, July 2023
Your brochure and advertisement said we would have a personalized guide, which we had one we had to download on our phone and it was poorly organized. You folfs also know that this trip always exceeds driver hours, yet after spending over $300 on this, we had to take an expensive cab ride to get us back to our hotel because it was well short of Victoria Station. The lunch of a flattened chicken breast deep fried, with a lettuce garnish, with a spoon dip of ice cream is what we were fed for almost $100 for 2. Did not include a drink. Bread. Kind of soured our taste in the trip. Eileen was great The driver was excellent.
Irma_A, June 2023
Seeing all the art on the tapestries n gardens Our tour guide was very good n helpful . Our lunch stop was a wonderful little town and lunch was delicious
Beautiful countryside, impressive Blenheim Palace and charming Bourton-on-the-water
Marcos_L, June 2023
The countryside on route to Blenheim Palace and the Cotswolds is beautiful, and Blenheim Palace is most impressive, however just 1 hour to tour the largest private palace and gardens is not nearly enough. 2 to 3 hours would have been more reasonable at Blenheim instead of spending 2.5 hours in the charming Bourton-on-the-water. Very friendly and multilingual guide Cedric made a special effort to get to know the tour group.
Great tour. Very...
Martha_S, May 2023
Great tour. Very enjoyable. The guide (Morton) and the driver were excellent. Bring a raincoat just in case, since it can start out sunny and be rainy in the middle of the trip.
Terrible Bleimhein
Ronald_C, Sept 2022
The local tour operator cancelled the whole trip I need a refund. They Told us that due To unforeseen circumstances the tour to Blenheim was cancelled and they sent it to me by email the day before. We tried calling and no one answered we also tried calling Viator in the US but no one picked up. It has been a nightmare.
Must see!
Caren_S, Aug 2022
Blenheim Palace is remarkable. So much history to enjoy. Visiting the Cotswolds was a pleasure. Our guide, Moreton was fantastic!
Blenheim Palace Tour
Marilyn H, Oct 2019
Enjoyed our day with visits to Oxford, Blenheim Palace and Cotswolds. Lunch was a small box lunch, advise bringing your own snacks. Seemed to be some confusion between our tour guide and Blenheim Palace for entry procedures. Could have used more time there, but hard to see everything since so far from London.
Poorly organized. Very disappointed An the short time we had in both oxfords and bourton on water. Way too much free in
Bonnie_E, Sept 2019
Not enough free time in Oxford and the Cotswolds. Too much free time at Blenhiem palace. Too much standing in the rain while he gathered us to talk. He could have used on the bus.
Sara_S, Sept 2019
I expected the majority of the time to be spent at Blenheim since that is the first place listed on the tour package. Instead we were taken to Oxford first. The second stop was a small town in the Cotswolds which was very crowded midday and over-comercialized. When we finally arrived at Blenheim, we had the last two hours of the day to tour the Palace. The driver was great. The tour guy was crotchety. Lunch was a typical box lunch. Disappointing at best.
Wonderful tour!
Mary_A, June 2019
I did not know we were visiting Oxford, so that was a plus. We had a great Blue Badge guide, Geoff, and an outstanding driver, Cody. Lots of interesting historical information. Drove through the Cotswolds and spent a couple of hours in Bourton on the Water. Very nice little village. Then on to Blenheim Palace. It was so interesting, especially the parts dedicated to it as Churchill's birthplace. The box lunch was fine. I enjoyed the tour very much. As a single woman, it allowed me to visit these three areas very easily.
Excellent Tour!
Mary_A, May 2019
I did not know Oxford was included in the tour, so I was thrilled to visit that city and the colleges. I enjoyed the drive through the Cotswolds and our stop at Bourton on the Water. It was a pleasant town to stroll through. I very much enjoyed the magnificent Blenheim Palace, especially the parts dedicated to Churchill and his birth there. Our guide Geoff was an official Blue Badge Guide and he was wonderful. Our driver Cody was wonderful as well. The box lunch was fine. All in all, it was an excellent tour and I would highly recommend it!
Great Palace, awful guide
SVFOODIE, Sept 2018
Let me start from the beginning- the appearence of the guide is important, it shows professionalism - or a lack of. Our guide was disheveled and missing front teath. She lacked historical knowledge of the cotwolds. As we went from one village to the other she gave us about 5 minutes of information, let us off the bus and instructed to be back on the bus--NO guided tour! The Palace was wonderful-we had to use the audio guide--our guide did NOT enter with us. This was the most disappointing tour of our travels.
Blenheim Palace was wonderful. It...
JuanMiguel_C, Apr 2018
Blenheim Palace was wonderful. It was enjoyable to go around the palace at a leisurely pace. The gardens of the palace were very picturesque. The Cotswolds were very nice too. Bourton-on-the-Water, especially, was very pretty.

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