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Blenheim Palace - Private Tour From London

Blenheim Palace - Private Tour From London
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$301.23
Duration: 6 to 8 hrs
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A private and bespoke tour with your own driver and guide direct from your London accommodation to the stunning Blenheim Palace.
Seat of the Dukes Of Marlborough and birth place of Sir Winston Churchill in 1874.
Blenheim is quite simply breathtaking or as King George III said to Queen Caroline - "We have nothing to equal this"
You will have plenty of time to fully appreciate the Palace at your leisure, and stroll through the beautiful grounds landscaped by Lancelot Capability Brown. You will also have the chance to visit the burial place of Sir Winston Churchill and his Wife Lady Clementine in nearby Bladon.

  • Private Driver & Guide Direct From London
  • No rushing or herding around - Tour at your pace
  • Optional Traditional Pub Lunch in Cotswold borders
  • Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off
  • All entrance fees, travel & personal guide included.

Your personal driver will meet you at your London Hotel at 8:45 am and the journey to the Oxfordshire countryside should take around 1.5 hours. Passing through the magnificent gates and driving towards the palace you will get a glimpse of what awaits you. 
However, just wait until your Guide takes you to the front of the house to reveal the full splender!  

Blenheim is the only non Royal residence given Palace status. The land was a gift from Queen Anne to the 1st Duke of Marlborough as a reward from a grateful nation for his decisive battle at Blenheim during the War of The Spanish Succession. Effectively halting the threat of French invasion.

Some of the greatest names of British Architecture, Art and Landscaping help construct the Palace including John Vanbrugh, Nicholas Hawksmoor, James Thornhill and Cabability Brown in the English Baroque style. The interior also has superb 3D work by French Artist Louis Laguerre a Tromp Le'oeil (or Trick the Eye) Master.

In 1874 Sir Winston Churchill was born at the Palace, his Grandfather being the 7th Duke. See the small ground floor room he was born in, and the exhibition about the life of this great man. It was also the place that he chose to propose to Clementine Hozier, and you can visit the Temple Of Diana, scene of his rather awkward proposal.

The Palace is currently home to his Grace the 12th Duke of Marlborough, and when you visit, you literally are a personal guest of the family.
When the family are not in residence it is possible to book a tour of their private living apartments.

You will have ample time to explore the Palace and grounds with your own guide, or if you prefer to have some time alone then the day is yours. After visiting the Palace, we can make a stop at Bladon, the small village on the boundary of the Blenheim Estate. Within the small Church Yard are the Graves of Sir Winston Churchill and his Wife Lady Clementine. 

For those wanting to see a little of the surrounding Countryside we can make a short journey into the Cotswold borders to enjoy Lunch in a traditional Pub dating back 400 years.

This is a non rushed and flexible tour at your pace. Your Driver will be happy to return you to your London accommodation or agreed central London location. It is also possible to be dropped off in Oxford as well.

A private and bespoke tour with your own driver and guide direct from your London accommodation to the stunning Blenheim Palace.
Seat of the Dukes Of Marlborough and birth place of Sir Winston Churchill in 1874.
Blenheim is quite simply breathtaking or as King George III said to Queen Caroline - "We have nothing to equal this"
You will have plenty of time to fully appreciate the Palace at your leisure, and stroll through the beautiful grounds landscaped by Lancelot Capability Brown. You will also have the chance to visit the burial place of Sir Winston Churchill and his Wife Lady Clementine in nearby Bladon.

  • Private Driver & Guide Direct From London
  • No rushing or herding around - Tour at your pace
  • Optional Traditional Pub Lunch in Cotswold borders
  • Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off
  • All entrance fees, travel & personal guide included.