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From Oxford: Blenheim Palace Guided Tour

4.9 / 5

7 reviews

Activity provider: Visit Oxford Tours

From Oxford: Blenheim Palace Guided Tour

Activity provider: Visit Oxford Tours

From US$ 184.50 per person

Enjoy a guided tour of one of England's most famous palaces and gardens and home to the Churchill family and Duke of Marlborough. Learn about the events which led to the creation of Blenheim Palace. Enjoy a private tour for a maximum of 4 persons.

About this activity

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Dutch
Optional audio guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • See inside one of England's most famous palaces and enjoy its gardens
  • Enjoy its sumptuous interior, expansive gardens, lake house and maze
  • Have free time after the tour to visit other exhibition spaces, the maze, gardens or Woodstock village
  • Receive an entry ticket worth £32.50 per person in the ticket price
Full description
The creation of Blenheim Palace was no easy achievement - the main architect was even refused entry to see his completed work. However, it is open today for all to enjoy its sumptuous interior and its expansive gardens, lake house, and maze. The palace entry ticket with audio guide worth £32.50 per person is also included in your ticket price. These tours are only offered as private group tours max 2-4 persons.  Your guided tour, which will highlight the history of the palace and the Marlborough family, will take place while walking through the gardens and grounds plus part of the palace. Enjoy free time to further explore the palace exhibition spaces and garden. Visit other parts of the palace and gardens on your own or enjoy a meal at the palace gardens cafe or interior restaurant. Scheduled start times can be revised provided you make such a request known when you book.
Includes
  • Palace entry fee (worth £32.50 per person)
  • Transport from Oxford by bus (if option chosen)
  • Complimentary tea or coffee
  • If you prefer to take a taxi to the palace, this can be booked for you at your own cost
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Date

Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Face mask or protective covering

Know before you go

  •  Please note, the palace will reopen from May 17, 2021
  • This tour allows private group tour bookings for a maximum 1-4 persons only; for larger group sizes, please ask GetYourGuide to call the operator for details
  •  Due to current regulations, the local partner cannot offer guided tours inside the palace staterooms. Thus, your guided tour, which will highlight the history of the palace and the Marlborough family, will take place while walking through the gardens and grounds. You will then receive an entry ticket worth almost £30 for a self-guided audio guide entry inside the palace staterooms.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 7 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    3/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Peter was delightful! He went above and beyond our expectations. Peter is full of information and his delivery is very entertaining. We spent the day touring and engaging in pleasant conversation about the primary points of interest as well as incidental information. This made for a rich and enlightening experience. We could never have learned as much from a prepackaged headset. Bravo, Peter!

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October 1, 2022

We had a private tour to Blenheim Palace with Michiel. He was an excellent guide. His company was I ♥️ Oxford. Michiel was extremely knowledgeable, giving us a thorough explanation of the history of the palace and the people who played out in its history. He was very adaptable to our needs and requests. I would definitely recommend him as a guide for this trip while in Oxford.

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September 18, 2022

Our guide, Peter, was very informative about the Palace and its history and manged the tour in a very professional manner. In particular, the transport and ticketing arrangements were well organised. He has a very sociable manner and readily responded to questions relating to the Palace and to other aspects of Oxford and its history.

September 19, 2019

Product ID: 117669