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Built in the early 18th century, this stately home is one of Britain’s grandest historical estates. It was gifted by Queen Anne to the Duke of Marlborough, General John Churchill, for his role in defeating the French at the 1704 Battle of Blenheim, and Britain’s beloved wartime leader Sir Winston Churchill was born here in 1874.

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Blenheim Palace Tour and The Cotswolds Day Trip from London
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Blenheim Palace Tour and The Cotswolds Day Trip from London

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Delve into the rich cultural tapestry of England on a fulfilling full-day trip to Blenheim Palace and the Cotswolds from London. With an accomplished guide, explore the opulent chambers of Blenheim Palace, a Baroque manor house that boasts UNESCO World Heritage status, and discover the building's historical heritage. Travel to the Cotswolds to absorb the splendor of an area replete with charming churches and gorgeous natural panoramas including Bourton-on-the-Water and Bampton, to see filming locations for 'Downton Abbey.'
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Downton Abbey Village, Blenheim Palace and Cotswolds Day Trip from London
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Downton Abbey Village, Blenheim Palace and Cotswolds Day Trip from London

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Experience a wealth of England’s rural and historical treasures, and the fictional ‘Downton Abbey’ village, on this full-day trip from London with an expert guide. Marvel at splendid Blenheim Palace, the UNESCO-protected country house where Sir Winston Churchill was born, and discover the enchanting scenery of the Cotswolds, with visits to an idyllic village: either Bibury or Bourton-on-the-Water. Lastly, explore the pretty village of Bampton to see some of the locations where the much-loved TV series, ‘Downton Abbey’, was filmed, and enjoy time for lunch here before returning to London.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.97
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The Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace
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The Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace

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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.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$143.39
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Private Tour: Blenheim Palace from London
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Private Tour: Blenheim Palace from London

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Spend a relaxing day at Blenheim Palace with this private day trip from London. You’ll travel with your own personal guide for your group of family or friends, and get the lowdown on the history behind the elegant country house that was the birthplace of Sir. Winston Churchill. With private transport and prebooked entry, you’ll spend less waiting around and more time admiring the house’s interiors and landscaped gardens.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$478.26
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Cotswolds Villages & Blenheim Palace Day Trip From London Plus Country Pub Lunch
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Cotswolds Villages & Blenheim Palace Day Trip From London Plus Country Pub Lunch

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Get a taste of the Cotswolds on a day trip from London, and discover the region’s famous honey-colored villages amid rolling green hills. Through a mix of walking tours and free time, get to know the market towns and villages of Burford, Bibury, Bourton-on-the-Water, and Stow-on-the-Wold. Savor lunch at one of England’s oldest inns, then spend the afternoon at Blenheim Palace—the birthplace of Sir William Churchill. Numbers are limited to 16 for a small-group experience.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$192.02
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City Sightseeing Oxford Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Oxford Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Experience one of the world’s greatest university cities on this hop-on hop-off Oxford bus tour. With a 24- or 48-hour pass, design a personalized itinerary with several possible stops including the University of Oxford buildings (some featured in the 'Harry Potter' films), Oxford Castle, and Bodleian Library, one of the world’s oldest public libraries. Enjoy unobstructed views from the open-top viewing deck and fun onboard commentary as you savor this elegant city.
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  • 1 hour
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$21.20
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Oxford University Walking Tour With University Alumni Guide

Oxford University Walking Tour With University Alumni Guide

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Walk the halls of one of the world’s oldest and most famous universities on this walking tour of Oxford University. Get a glimpse of student life as you peek inside the famous Bodleian Library and see landmarks like the University Church of St. Mary, Radcliffe Camera, and Trinity College. Learn about the prestigious university’s famous alumni, hear fascinating stories and anecdotes about its history, and see on-campus locations used in the Harry Potter films.
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  • 2 hours
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Oxford Sightseeing Picnic River Cruise
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Oxford Sightseeing Picnic River Cruise

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Explore one of England’s most ancient cities on this 2.5-hour sightseeing river cruise in Oxford. Cruise onto the tranquil Thames River as your skipper points out places of interest such as Christchurch College, the Meadows, the Oxford University boathouses, Osney Island, Port Meadow and Folly Bridge. See a side of Oxford's rich heritage that many visitors miss, and discover sites made famous by authors including Lewis Carroll and C S Lewis. Stop off along the way for a delicious picnic of delicacies such as potted salmon and Mediterranean vegetable loaf.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Along The University Regatta Course
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Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Along The University Regatta Course

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Explore Oxford University’s famous regatta course on this 50-minute Thames River sightseeing cruise in Oxford. Hop aboard your sightseeing vessel in the heart of Oxford and cruise out onto the famous waterway. Listen as your guide sheds light on the city’s rich history, and discover local landmarks such as Folly Bridge, Christchurch College, the Oxford University boathouses and the Meadows. Share the waters with rowing eights, punts, university boats and cruisers, and watch the banks for sightings of native river wildlife.
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  • 50 minutes
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1.5-hour Oxford University and Colleges Walking Tour

1.5-hour Oxford University and Colleges Walking Tour

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Oxford University is one of the world’s most famous universities and this 90-minute walking tour takes you behind the scenes of its historic colleges. Follow in the footsteps of alumni such as Stephen Hawking, Albert Einstein, and J.R.R. Tolkien; admire architectural landmarks such as Trinity College, New College and the Radcliffe Camera; and peek inside the colleges, chapels, and halls.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Oxford City and University Walking SMALL GROUP Tour

Oxford City and University Walking SMALL GROUP Tour

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If you’re interested in Oxford’s rich history, look no further than this walking tour for a comprehensive overview of the historic city. In a small group limited to 15, visit Bodleian Library—home to 'Harry Potter' filming locations—and one other college, and learn about Oxford University alumni such as C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Plus, receive an ILoveOxford map showing all of the main sites.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$31.17
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Harry Potter Walking Tour of Oxford Including Christ Church
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Harry Potter Walking Tour of Oxford Including Christ Church

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Discover the Harry Potter movie locations of Oxford on this walking tour. Visit the famous Bodleian Library to see the hall used as Hogwarts’ Infirmary in many movies, and view other locations in one or two of Oxford’s oldest colleges. As you walk, enjoy a fun Harry Potter quiz, and learn about Oxford University and other famous children’s books written in the city. Entrance fees to the Bodleian and select colleges are included.
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  • 2 hours
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'Inspector Morse,' 'Lewis,' and 'Endeavour' Walking Tour of Oxford

'Inspector Morse,' 'Lewis,' and 'Endeavour' Walking Tour of Oxford

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Follow in the footsteps of Inspector Morse, star of the British TV detective drama that was filmed on the streets of Oxford. With a guide, you’ll see the eminent university city through the eyes of Morse and his sidekick Lewis, visiting filming sites such as pubs and even one of the university colleges. Along the way you’ll learn all about the cast and crew who were involved in the much-loved productions of Inspector Morse, the Lewis spin-off series, and the Endeavour prequel—all filmed in the city.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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Inspector Morse, Lewis and Endeavour Oxford Walking Tour
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Inspector Morse, Lewis and Endeavour Oxford Walking Tour

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Immerse yourself in the world of Inspector Morse, Lewis, and Hathaway during this 2-hour walking tour in Oxford. Listen to stories about the city's most famous detectives and stop at landmarks such as Broad Street, the White Horse pub, and the Randolph Hotel.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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Blenheim Palace - Private Tour From London
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Blenheim Palace - Private Tour From London

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Discover Blenheim Palace on a day trip from London with your own private guide and driver. Allowing you to visit the handsome estate at your own pace with no rushing around, the experience includes a guided tour of the palace and time to explore the grounds, as well, if you wish. Hear tales of the Dukes of Marlborough, Sir Winston Churchill, and Downton Abbey filming as you walk.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Oxford University City and Blenheim Palace Private Car Tour
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Oxford University City and Blenheim Palace Private Car Tour

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Whether you're a Harry Potter fan hoping to see the inspiration for Hogwarts, or a history buff that wants to visit the university attended by numerous British Prime Ministers, you shouldn't miss a day trip to Oxford. With this private, guided tour from London, start with easy hotel pickup before you're whisked in a private car to the top sights around the city. Highlights include stops at Oxford University, Christ Church, and the historic Blenheim Palace—all included.
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  • 9 hours
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Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace Private Day Tour from Oxford
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Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace Private Day Tour from Oxford

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Discover some of the most picturesque highlights of the Cotswolds—and visit UNESCO-listed Blenheim Palace—on this full-day, private tour. Meet your guide at your area accommodation, and set off via air-conditioned vehicle. Head first to the Cotswolds (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) to visit charming English villages like Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold. Next, transfer to Blenheim Palace: famed for its opulent design, the palace was also Winston Churchill’s birthplace. As this is a private tour, the itinerary can also be customized to suit your interests.
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  • 8 hours
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$317.95
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Cotswold Winter Explorer
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Cotswold Winter Explorer

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Get to know the Cotswolds on a day trip that's set up just for the winter months. Introducing you to the sights best seen during the colder weather, the tour puts the spotlight on the quaint stone villages for which the region is loved. Admire the thatched-roof cottages and rolling hills around Asthall, Swinbrook, and Bourton-on-the-Water -- the so-called Venice of the Cotswolds. On the way back to Oxford, you'll enjoy further stops at Moreton-in-Marsh and Woodstock with its links to Sir Winston Churchill.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.98
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'Downton Abbey' TV Locations and Blenheim Palace Tour from London
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'Downton Abbey' TV Locations and Blenheim Palace Tour from London

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Immerse yourself in the lives of the fictional Crawley family on a full-day tour of 'Downtown Abbey' filming locations from London. Explore the picturesque county of Oxfordshire as you visit charming villages like Bampton, Cogges, and Swinbrook to see sites the popular TV drama was filmed at. Discover the regal majesty of UNESCO-listed Blenheim Palace and the history behind the home of Winston Churchill, and then return to London by luxury coach in the evening.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$185.78
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Cotswold Taster Tour from Oxford
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Cotswold Taster Tour from Oxford

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If you're short on time but want to experience the Cotswolds, book this half-day tour from Oxford. The region is known as an English countryside idyll with its gentle hills and thatched-roof villages, and you'll discover its highlights with the help of a guide. The experience includes sights of all the must-see villages including Bourton-on-the-Water, Asthall, Stow-on-the-Weld, and Woodstock where Sir Winston Churchill was born.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.05
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Cotswold Summer Explorer Tour

Cotswold Summer Explorer Tour

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Spend a day in the Cotswolds with this guided day trip from the city of Oxford. A region of postcard-perfect English villages, green hills, and manor houses, the Cotswolds has been designated as an Area of Outstanding National Beauty. See its highlights with a guide, and discover villages such as Asthall, Swinbrook, and Bourton-on-the-Water -- places that inspired writers and artists with their idyllic appeal. Through the day, you'll enjoy a mix of guided activities and free time to explore at your own pace.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Cotswold Winter Adventurer
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Cotswold Winter Adventurer

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The Cotswolds are the epitome of classic English countryside: from thatched-roof cottages and riverside hamlets to rolling green hills, the scenery has earned the region an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty designation. This full-day, small-group tour from Oxford makes it easy to see the sights. Traveling by luxury minibus, you’ll venture to some of the Cotswolds’ prettiest villages. As you go, your guide will share facts and stories about the region’s key landmarks and wealth of history.
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  • 7 hours
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Cotswolds Summer Adventurer Tour
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Cotswolds Summer Adventurer Tour

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The Cotswolds, a picturesque region in England, epitomizes idyllic village life. Visit a trove of thatched cottages, trout farms and tea shops, and centuries-old estates during this small-group guided tour. Highlights include Bibury’s Arlington Row—known as the prettiest street in England—and the real-life backdrop to hit series “Downtown Abbey.”
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  • 8 hours
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Blenheim Palace Guided Tour from Oxford- private tours

Blenheim Palace Guided Tour from Oxford- private tours

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Experience Blenheim Palace through the eyes of a historian, as well as the eyes of an explorer.  With maximum four people in your group, you’ll enjoy a personalized 90-minute tour with your private guide.  Afterwards, explore the palace and its grounds at your own pace, pausing where and when you like. At the end of the day, easy to use public transportation takes you back to Oxford.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$374.06
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Blenheim Palace Tour and The Cotswolds Day Trip from London
"Lesley was very professional very good explaining the history of the places and the driver was very patient especially when there was a very bad trafic."..."
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Downton Abbey Village, Blenheim Palace and Cotswolds Day Trip from London
"Sheila, our guide, and Earl, our driver, were top notch! A great tour through the beautiful country. Blenheim Palace was a treat, as was Bourton on the Water. Highly recommend this day trip for those who want a brief excursion away from London."..."
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The Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace
"this was wonderful. the only bit we were disappointed in was the lunch. we took this tour as we thought we were going to have a nice lunch with it. we would have been better off buying our own lunch. the Cotswolds were lovely and Blenheim palace was magnificient"..."
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Private Tour: Blenheim Palace from London
"Our tour guide, Kevin, clearly has keen interest in English history and knows it well. He was easy to talk to and he shared many “insider” facts regarding Blenheim - past and current - that made the tour especially worthwhile."..."
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Cotswolds Villages & Blenheim Palace Day Trip From London Plus Country Pub Lunch
"Great trip! Our guide was knowledgeable of the area and very informative. Highly recommend this for anyone traveling to the UK!"..."
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City Sightseeing Oxford Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
"Excellent experience, driver so polite and patience, dealing with busy traffic. Oxford is a nice city. I really enjoyed so much."..."
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Oxford University Walking Tour With University Alumni Guide
"Guide was excellent!! Had enough interesting historical facts accompanied by stories which kept the tour fascinating"..."
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Oxford Sightseeing Picnic River Cruise
"Thie rivercruise was a very wonderful happening. The skipper had so much to tell about the cruise, area, river and history. I really recommend this cruise for all visitors to Oxford."..."
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Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Along The University Regatta Course
"We were a group of 10 friends enjoying a reunion in Oxford 28th April. We all thoroughly enjoyed our trip up the river guided by Evie. She pointed out all the relevant sites and she was also quite entertaining. We would definitely recommend this trip as a bit different. As a tip try to suss out the pick up point in plenty of time. The Folly restaurant looks very smart it is a pity we did not have time to eat there but we did have a coffee."..."
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1.5-hour Oxford University and Colleges Walking Tour
"Our guide Simon was lovely, friendly and very knowledgeable. Really enjoyed it and learnt a lot. Perfect birthday treat"..."
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Oxford City and University Walking SMALL GROUP Tour
"In addition to learning more about the history of Oxford and its environs, we especially liked the description of Oxford’s influences on writers, poets, and artists, such as Tolkien, Carroll, and Rowling. Peter was very personable and provided us with little chocolate treats. Lots of connections to films, which we personally found very interesting. Because we had expressed on interest in the Harry Potter films, he also brought a hat and wand. He also took lots of photos of the two of us before some of the sites."..."
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Harry Potter Walking Tour of Oxford Including Christ Church
"The trip was organized for our 2 granddaughters aged 15 & 13. Both avid & knowledgeable Harry Potter fans. (They absolutely loved it!) We were lucky to have beautiful weather on a Sunday when Oxford was not ever so busy. Also our guide was superb. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable."..."
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'Inspector Morse,' 'Lewis,' and 'Endeavour' Walking Tour of Oxford
"We had a entertaining guide, Elizabeth, who knew many of the actors on the series and was happy to share her anecdotes. It’s a good idea to catch up with the programs I’d you want to get the most from the tour."..."
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Inspector Morse, Lewis and Endeavour Oxford Walking Tour
"Seeing the locations for filming of Inspector Morse and the details given by the tour guide about Oxford, personal life: Dexter and the actors involved in the series."..."
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Blenheim Palace - Private Tour From London
"Richard was the loveliest tour guide and he provided a personalised tour for us, which we are very grateful for, and allowed us to visit all the sites we wanted to see. It was both a very educational and picturesque trip and we would highly recommend hiring Richard for his private tours!"..."
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Oxford University City and Blenheim Palace Private Car Tour
"David Garcia was an outstanding guide. Car was very comfortable and he was engaging and extremely knowledgeable. It was such an enjoyable day!"..."
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Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace Private Day Tour from Oxford
"Ian Mowbray-Williams was the most amazing guide After picking our family up at our hotel he took us to little hidden gems, stopped for priceless family photographs and was the highlight of our 18 day trip! He truly listened and conformed this day to our specific desires. We would highly recommend this tour and most especially this guide !"..."
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Cotswold Winter Explorer
"We had Helen and David as our guides and both of them were amazing! They were well informed and were warm and kind. There are about 4-5 places where they stop, but we left with memories of 10 different villages with stories for each! Definitely recommend this tour and would happily do it again myself!"..."
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'Downton Abbey' TV Locations and Blenheim Palace Tour from London
"We had a terrific tour with Amber. I really enjoyed visiting Bampton Village and Woodstock. Blenheim Palace is amazing. A great day!"..."
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Cotswold Taster Tour from Oxford
"We did not have a lot of time during our short visit to Oxford, but I desperately wanted my wife and daughter to get a taste of what lies outside the town. What better than this offering that is literally called a 'taster tour'! Isobel was a wonderful guide, immensely knowledgeable and personable about all aspects of the area, from the history of limestone to which musicians did their recording in the area. We had two planned stops, which afforded us the opportunity to explore on our own a bit. And we were blessed with almost perfect weather. It was a great day by all measures. A special shout-out to the driver David, who affirmed my decision never to drive these routes on my own. How he reversed the van on that little Minster Lovell lane I will never know! Highly recommended."..."
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Cotswold Summer Explorer Tour
"David and Isabelle were gracious, knowkedfeable, friendly and full of interesting details of everything we saw. They were well worth every farthing and we highly recommend this tour"..."
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Cotswold Winter Adventurer
"David and Irene absolutely fabulous in bringing us around to all these charming small towns and villages period we learned a lot of history from them. This is a better trip than from London due to shorter distances."..."
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Cotswolds Summer Adventurer Tour
"On time. Welcoming. Warm. Relaxed. Very thoughtful and informative about where we were visiting - shown on map. Identified details that made trip more meaningful. Very comfortable vehicle. Felt safe altogether!!! Should have given the guys a token!"..."
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Blenheim Palace Guided Tour from Oxford- private tours
"Taxi driver Duci was prompt, friendly driving us from London to Oxford. Equally we enjoyed our tour of Blenheim Palace with iloveoxford tours.Alastair and Michiel were a pleasure to meet. Michiel was a FABULOUS resource through the palace with his knowledge of history and art and personal gracious manner."..."
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