Oxford & Blenheim Palace by Car
9 hour tour
A tour of incredible history and amazing architecture – “That sweet city with her dreaming spires….”
You can feel the 750 plus years of history pouring out of Oxford, the home to the oldest university in the English speaking world. Made up of 38 different colleges, we’ll be able to get inside one of these ancient ‘cathedrals’ of learning and feel what it was like for past students such as Lewis Carroll, Margaret Thatcher, C S Lewis, Tony Blair, J R R Tolkien and Bill Clinton.
And if you’re a Harry Potter fan, be ready for some familiar sights! Oxford really does have an atmosphere all of its own.
Then it’s onto Blenheim Palace.
Set in over 2,000 acres of spectacular landscaped gardens and parkland, this Palace has been the stately home of the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough since its construction in the early 1700s.
Inside this Baroque masterpiece is a collection of rooms filled with the finest paintings, porcelain and tapestries. These along with the magnificent hand painted ceilings, help to tell the story of the family right up to the present 12th Duke and Duchess.
With family links to Blenheim Palace, this is where an American girl gave birth to one Winston Churchill. Although Winston never lived here, he did return to the spectacular grounds of Blenheim to propose marriage to his wife Clementine. Winston was also laid to rest close by in a local village churchyard. We will visit his grave before returning to London.
Average travelling times: Central London to Oxford = 1.5 hours, Oxford to Blenheim Palace = 20 mins, Blenheim Palace to Central London = 2 hours
Average time spent on site: Oxford = 1.5 hours, Blenheim Palace = 1.5 hours