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Stately Homes and Gardens of England Black Taxi Tour from London

London, United Kingdom
Stately Homes and Gardens of England Black Taxi Tour from London

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Spend a day admiring some of England’s beautiful stately homes and gardens on a private full-day London black taxi tour. Depart London by iconic black cab with an expert driver-guide, and visit Bowood House, the magnificent 18th-century Wiltshire home of the Lansdowne family. Admire the house and gorgeous gardens landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown before using the rest of the day to explore the house of your choice from the six available, such as Blenheim Palace, Greys Court, or Hidcote. Price is per taxi, based on a maximum of five passengers.
  • Private full-day stately homes and gardens tour from London by black taxi
  • Visit Bowood House, the stunning family home of the Lansdowne family, in Wiltshire
  • Explore the 18th-century house and glorious gardens, designed by ‘Capability’ Brown
  • Stroll around the interesting rooms and sweeping lawns, lake, and ornamental features
  • Spend the afternoon at your choice of six other houses, such as Blenheim Palace, Sulgrave Manor, or Hidcote
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Enjoy undivided attention and onboard personalized commentary from a private driver-guide
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Hotel pickup
Round-trip travel from central London
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Food and drinks

Departure Point

Pickup Details

PICK UP ZONES A Central London Hotel is one with a post code (or zip code)  E1, EC1, EC2, EC3, EC4, N1, SE1, SW1, SW3, SW7, W1, W2, W8, WC1, WC2. Should your Hotel be outside of these areas, or in the suburbs or Airport locations, we would be happy to provide you with a separate quote

Ports

Southampton Port, Cunard Rd, Southampton SO14 3QN, UK
Tilbury Docks, Tilbury RM18 7NG, UK
Harwich International Port, Harwich CO12 4SX, UK

Airports

Heathrow Airport, Hounslow TW6 England
Gatwick Airport, Horley RH6 0NP England
London City Airport, London England
Stansted Airport, Bassingbourn Rd, Stansted Mountfitchet CM24 1QW England

Departure Time

9:00 AM
Make your booking and before your tour, select the second stately home you want to visit after Bowood House. Then, begin with a pickup from your central London hotel. Meet your friendly driver-guide, and hop inside your private black taxi.

Once aboard, enjoy the views as you leave London and head into the countryside to your first stop: Bowood House, the magnificent ancestral home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne. Begun around 1720, Bowood was completed in around 1754 and sits within vast gardens landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown.

Step out and head into the house and grounds (own expense). Stroll through the handsome rooms to admire the Georgian architecture and plush furnishings, and note some of the historical artifacts and heirlooms, including Queen Victoria’s wedding chair and Napoleon's death mask.

Other interesting sights include the laboratory, where oxygen was discovered in 1774, and collections of Georgian costumes and watercolors.

Afterward, enjoy a walk around the gardens, considered some of England’s most beautiful and laid out to Brown’s design in 1762. Take in the sweeping lawns that stretch to the long, winding lake, and admire the prize collections of trees, shrubs, and flowers such as azaleas. Perhaps stroll to some of the ornamental features, such as Hamilton’s Cascade, a waterfall cascading over an outcrop of rocks, and the Doric Temple.

Then, set off to spend the rest of the day at your second, selected stately home: Blenheim Palace, Greys Court, Sulgrave Manor, Buscot Park and Gardens, Hidcote, or Kelscott Manor.

On arrival, pay the entrance fee and explore as at Bowood. All six houses offer rich history, stunning architecture and glorious gardens.

Finally, relax on your taxi ride back to London where your tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel or a central location.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Capital Taxi Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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