Cambridge – Cotswolds – Oxford, featuring Highclere Castle

Cambridge – Cotswolds – Oxford, featuring Highclere Castle



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!

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Trip Type
International Land & Rail Voyages
Departure Dates
Aug 9, 2019 - Aug 17, 2019




  • day 1

    1 Depart the U.S.

  • day 2

    London, England/Cambridge (r)

    ◆◆ Check into the comfortable Hilton Cambridge City Centre.

  • day 3

    Cambridge (b,l)

    ◆◆Walking tour, visits to Emmanuel College, Wren Chapel and King’s College Chapel.
    Cultural Enrichment:
    ◆◆ Coffee break in the famous Eagle Pub.

  • day 4

    Cambridge (b)

    ◆◆ Visit to the Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial.

  • day 5

    Cambridge/Bletchley Park/Oxford (b,l)

    ◆◆ Check into the Five-Star Macdonald Randolph Hotel.
    Cultural Enrichment:
    ◆◆ Tour of Bletchley Park.

  • day 6

    Oxford (b,d)

    ◆◆Walking tour of Oxford and its colleges.
    Cultural Enrichment:
    ◆◆ Town & Country Life® Forum.

  • day 7

    Oxford/Highclere Castle/Bampton (b)

    Cultural Enrichments:
    ◆◆ Visit to Highclere Castle, the authentic country house featured in Downton Abbey.
    ◆◆ Visit to Bampton, a pastoral village filming location for Downton Abbey.

  • day 8

    Oxford/Cotswolds/Blenheim Palace /Bladon (b,l,d)

    ◆◆ Privately guided tour of Blenheim Palace.
    ◆◆ Visit to Sir Winston Churchill’s grave in Bladon.
    Cultural Enrichments:
    ◆◆ 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.

  • day 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.

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