Blenheim Palace Guided Tour With Transport From Oxford

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 8 Hrs 20 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Daily at 2pm from Blenheim palace or at 12.45 meeting us from Oxford.
  • Departure Details :
    Oxford meeting point at 12.45 is OUTSIDE Oxford visitor info centre, 15 Broad street, OX1 3AS., Blenheim palace meeting point at 2pm is next to palace welcome desk info ticket desk inside palace entra.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Same as meeting point.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable

Overview

Enjoy a guided tour of one of England's most famous palaces & gardens but also home to the Churchill family and Duke of Marlborough. Our tour will describe the destiny of events which led to the creation of Blenheim palace. Its creation was no easy achievement- the main architect was even refused entry to see his completed work! However, it is open today for all to enjoy its sumptuous interior and its expansive gardens, lake house and maze. Most of our tours are effectively private group bookings. Thus, average numbers on tours are only 2-4 persons. Guided tour duration is 90 minutes+.Upon arrival at Blenheim palace, your guide will take you on a guided tour from approximately 2pm to 3.30pm. You will then have free time to visit other parts of the palace and gardens on your own or to enjoy a meal at the palace gardens cafe or interior restaurant.

Know More about this tour

If you have your own transport, you can either meet us at the palace cafe ticket point at 2pm. Alternatively, you can meet us at 12.45 in Oxford city centre at our usual meeting point OUTSIDE Oxford visitor info centre, 15 Broad street, OX1 3AS. We will include free return travel to the palace by bus or car from Oxford, catching the bus from Oxford at about 1pm.

We also recommend that after you visit Blenheim palace, you also visit Woodstock village which is just a short walk from the palace. Woodstock has Cotswolds style traditional stone buildings and is very pretty with some good pubs and a museum which closes at 4pm or 5pm. There is a regular bus service back to Oxford which leaves outside the palace gates or from Woodstock village centre, until late in the evening.

Our marginally higher ticket price reflects the special quality of typically having smaller groups than our competitors- average 2-4 persons only per tour.

ACTIVITY DURATION:

Your guide will introduce the palace heritage & its special place in English history with you on a guided tour of the palace lasting approximately 90 minutes from 2pm-3.30pm. However, you really should schedule at least another 2 hours free time to explore the palace and gardens yourselves. There are several different exhibit areas plus play areas for children and the maze for all ages, seeking an adventure. You also should take chance to walk to adjacent Woodstock village.  So you could plan your day to end as late as 6pm or later. I would assume 2 hours with guide + extra 2-4 hours free time.

Inclusions

  • Entrance fees worth £25 per person in 2018 are included in ticket.
  • Local guide
  • If you book to meet us in Oxford city, we provide return bus ticket is paid by us. Alternatively, we may opt to book a single outwards taxi journey but travel by taxi to palace will be dependent on our own circumstances.

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • If you opt to return after activity by taxi to Oxford, then that is not included (a taxi may cost anything from 30-45 single journey)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Blenheim palace is located just next to Woodstock village, so we recommend you visit both locations in your free time after the guided tour.