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OXFORD & BLENHEIM PALACE PRIVATE TOUR – ITINERARY

Introduction
Your driver-guide will pick-you up from your central London hotel or place of residence at the specified time. We recommend 8am. After a fast-route from London, this tour takes us to the county of Oxfordshire.

Blenheim Palace
Here, we visit an opulent palace set in magnificent parkland. Built to commemorate a great military victory over 300 years ago, this stately home is an example of the excesses of baroque architecture. Fascinating stories abound throughout its history and your guide will fill you in with the details as we wander the rooms at an easy pace. The grounds, designed in part by the famous Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, are simply stunning in its magnitude. There is also an opportunity to visit the churchyard in the nearby Cotswolds village of Bladon to see the simple grave where Winston Churchill is buried.

Your driver-guide will suggest appropriate lunch options. Next, to a city famous throughout the world as a university centre. Your guide will explain the mysterious traditions of this ancient town, its college system, and the architecture, including the famous ‘dreaming spires’ which sets it apart from other centres of academia, and the real world! You can usually choose from a number of college visits which your guide will suggest. Fans of Harry Potter or Alice in Wonderland will recognize references at the great hall at the famous Christchurch College. There is also an option to visit the renowned Bodleian Library.

Lunch
Your driver-guide will suggest appropriate lunch options on the day. Perhaps a village tea-room, riverside restaurant or traditional pub, perhaps the hidden pub where Bill Clinton allegedly ‘didn’t inhale’! Alternatively, you may want to bring a pre-packed lunch or just grab a sandwich. It’s your tour, it’s your choice. (Note: Day in Oxford & Blenheim Palsce Tour price does not include food or refreshments).

City of Oxford
A city renowned  as a university centre. With over 40 colleges, and numerous university buildings spanning the medieval to Georgian architectural spectrum, the city is stunningly picturesque. The poet Matthew Arnold famously described it as ‘That sweet city with her dreaming spires’. For a place to relax, there are many watering holes, including the famous Eagle & Child pub, where J. R. R. Tolkein, creator of the Lord of the Rings series, and C. S. Lewis, author of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe would often meet for inspiration.

College Visit
You can usually choose from a number of colleges to visit. Your guide will explain the mysterious traditions of the college system, which sets it apart from other centres of academia, and the real world! Fans of Harry Potter or Alice in Wonderland will recognize a number of references at the great hall at the famous Christchurch College. There is a variety of museums to visit in Oxford, including the renowned Bodleian Library and the famous Ashmolean Museum.

OXFORD & BLENHEIM PALACE PRIVATE TOUR – NOTES

Tour price includes:

  • Personal qualified driver-guide.
  • Private guided tours of all attractions in your itinerary except where stated.
  • Tour vehicle, fuel costs, parking, taxes, tolls & local charges.
  • Skip-the-line tickets to attractions. For this tour we will book tickets to both attractions on the itinerary and add them to your tour price. These are priced at the attraction’s standard rate including any transaction fees and are non-refundable.

Tour price does not include:

  • Meals or refreshments.
  • Gratuities or tips to guide (at client’s discretion).
  • Pick-ups or transfers from outside central London (unless agreed at time of booking).

OXFORD & BLENHEIM PALACE
PRICES & PRACTICAL INFORMATION

● Description: day tour by private vehicle from London
    conducted by accredited driver-guide.
Depart/return times: 8am-5pm.
Pick-up/drop-off: any central London address.
Price (based on number of passengers: max 7):
    1-2 = £670.00;  3-5 = £710.00; 6-7 = £750.00.
Attraction tickets: for this tour we book standard
    tickets in advance and add them to your tour price.

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