Tour Oxford, Woodstock and Blenheim Palace
Oxford is an architectural masterpiece and has produced some of the worlds most learned people. Now as famous for its education as it is for its appearances in TV dramas and movies. A trip to Woodstock is followed by a visit to Blenheim Palace, renowned for its connection to Sir Winston Churchill.
*Entrance Fees and Lunch Refreshments are not included in the price.
Visit the world famous academic city of Oxford, the quintessential English village of Woodstock and the magnificent Blenheim Palace.
Your knowledgable Chauffeur will collect you from your London hotel and drive you to the city of Oxford.
Oxford dates all the way back to Saxon times, around AD900, and has always played an important role in English history. Its heritage can be noted by the wide range of different architectural styles that can be seen around the city. You will see examples of every different period since the Saxons.
Oxford is most famous as a ‘University City’ and with references that date back to the 12th century. It is actually a collection of many different Colleges and Halls that combine to create what is possibly the worlds best known place of education.
Known as the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’, the honey coloured limestone buildings and amazing facades take you right back in time. After a few minutes here, it’s no wonder the city has been the inspiration for so many writers and film sets.
Explore the narrow cobbled streets, walk under the bridge of sighs and lose yourself in impressive Blackwell’s bookshop.
Woodstock is an old English market town and even gets a mention in the Domesday Book of 1086. It has been a popular retreat for many Royals throughout the centuries and boasted its own Palace, until it was destroyed in the English Civil War.
The town began to change in the 17th century when the Duke of Marlborough became a permanent resident here.
Woodstock is quintessentially English and an idyllic spot for luncheon. The Bear Hotel is a 13th century Coaching Inn and home to an award winning restaurant.
Alternatively, The Feathers, a 17th century townhouse in the centre of the village, could be another popular choice.
Blenheim Palace is one of the most impressive country houses you will find in England. It is also the only non-royal residence in England that carries the title of Palace.
Blenheim was built on the site of the old Woodstock Palace, whose ruins were gifted to the 1st Duke of Marlborough, along with £240,000, as reward for defeating French in the War of the Spanish Succession. They even managed to reuse some of the original masonry from the old Palace.
The gardens are equally impressive and over 2000 acres were re-landscaped by Capability Brown in the 18th century.
Throughout history, Blenheim has witnessed many major events and was the birth place for one of Englands most famous figures, Sir Winston Churchill.
The Palace offers a choice of guided tours, each room revealing more hidden treasures. There are several restaurants and cafés around the property, where one can enjoy an afternoon tea or glass of Champagne.
At the end of your visit, you will be driven back to arrive in London at 6:00pm by your Chauffeur.
Your round trip to Oxford will last around 10 hours. If you would like to add the services of a specialist ‘Blue Badge Guide’, who can provide even more insight into the places you are visiting, we can arrange this for you. An additional fee would apply.