Discover the true character of England’s town and country life in historic Oxford and the picturesque Cotswolds. Call on stunning Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill; tour Victorian Highclere Castle, made famous on the beloved television series Downton Abbey; visit Stratford-upon-Avon; and hear about contemporary life from the locals.
Meet Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill during a Private Tour!
1 Depart the U.S.
2 London, England/Cambridge (r)
◆◆ Check into the comfortable Hilton Cambridge City Centre.
3 Cambridge (b,l)
◆◆Walking tour, visits to Emmanuel College, Wren Chapel and King’s College Chapel.
◆◆ Coffee break in the famous Eagle Pub.
4 Cambridge (b)
◆◆ Visit to the Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial.
5 Cambridge/Bletchley Park/Oxford (b,l)
◆◆ Check into the Five-Star Macdonald Randolph Hotel.
◆◆ Tour of Bletchley Park.
6 Oxford (b,d)
◆◆Walking tour of Oxford and its colleges.
◆◆ Town & Country Life® Forum.
7 Oxford/Highclere Castle/Bampton (b)
◆◆ Visit to Highclere Castle, the authentic country house featured in Downton Abbey.
◆◆ Visit to Bampton, a pastoral village filming location for Downton Abbey.
8 Oxford/Cotswolds/Blenheim Palace /Bladon (b,l,d)
◆◆ Privately guided tour of Blenheim Palace.
◆◆ Visit to Sir Winston Churchill’s grave in Bladon.
◆◆ Excursion to the Costwold villages of Burford and Bibury.
◆◆ Exclusive welcome by Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill in Blenheim Palace.
◆◆ Private luncheon in Blenheim Palace.
◆◆ Traditional Formal Hall Farewell Dinner in Oxford.
9 Oxford/Check out of hotel/London (b)
Post-Program London Option* or
◆◆ Return to the U.S.
*Available at additional cost.
Itinerary may vary due to university schedule.