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Churchill Blenheim Palace Tour with Expert Talk and 3 course lunch
Sat 15 July 2017, 10:00 – 17:00 BST
Winston Churchill & Blenheim Palace | Day Tour
Morning | Visit Blenheim Palace | Talk on Churchill's Early Life | Afternoon Tea at the Palace with Talk on Churchill
"At Blenheim I took two very important decisions; to be born and to marry. I am content with the decision I took on both occasions..." Sir Winston Churchill
This morning you will learn about Churchill’s early life.
The visit starts with tea, coffee and biscuits served in a private room followed by a talk on Churchill and a private tour of the Palace.
Led by one of the palace’s key historians, you will learn all about how Churchill spent his time here and what it meant to him. It will highlight his connections with the palace and the strong relationships he formed with his family, including his admiration for his ancestor John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough.
Afternoon | Lunch at the Palace with Talk on Churchill | Visit Churchill Exhibition | Walk in Churchill's Footsteps Trail | Special Winston Churchill Premier Tea Served in the Indian Room | Visit Churchill's Grave at Bladon Church | Optional* Themed Tours
Enjoy lunch followed by a special talk on Churchill by your Expert lecturer.
In the afternoon enjoy a tour of the permanent Churchill exhibition which has recently been reinvigorated as part of the palace’s programme to celebrate his life.
This is followed by a Walk in Churchill's Footsteps Trail. Here you will be able to explore the history of Sir Winston Churchill across the Palace, Park and Formal Gardens.
A Special Winston Churchill Premier Tea will be served in the palace’s Indian Room before you take the palace shuttle service to Churchill's grave in the neighbouring village of Bladon.
During the afternoon there will be free time to explore the grounds at your own leisure. There is also the option to take other themed tours*.
Meals included: L
* Please advise the Grand Cultural Tours sales representative during the booking process if you wish to partake in an optional tour at Blenheim Palace. These include (and are not limited to) the following:
The Military Marlboroughs - This tour explores the Palace's involvement in the military from the 1st Duke's victory at the Battle of Blenheim to Sir Winston Churchill.
The Battle of Blenheim - Gain an insight into the great battle after which Blenheim Palace was named, and learn about John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough for whom it was built.
A Closer Look at Baroque - For those interested in the items that make up Blenheim's Baroque collection as well as how the baroque style influenced aspects of the Palace's design.
Ceramics and Furniture - This talk and tour takes a closer look at some of the pieces that make up one of the finest antique furniture and porcelain collections in Europe, housed inside the Palace.
Running a Great Estate - Visitors who want a glimpse into the day to day running of a great Estate will be enthralled by this behind-the-scenes tour.
** Please contact us for further details about restaurants included in the tour.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Please see the Blenheim Palace website for transport and parking options http://www.blenheimpalace.com/visit-us/opening-times/
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please contact Grand Cultural Toursvia email at email@example.com or via telephone at 020 8877 2883
What's the refund policy?
If you cancel more than 28 days in advance a full refund will be made. If Grand Cultural Tours for whatever reason cancels the event, Grand Cultural Tours will issue a full refund.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Does the event have minimum numbers?
Yes. For the event to take place, Grand Cultural Tours must receive a minimum of 15 bookings. If less than 15 bookings are made, Grand Cultural Tours will inform you no less than 2 weeks in advance, giving a full refund. Please see refund policy above.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?