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Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill

Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill

Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill, cousin of Sir Winston Churchill, is your host for this exclusive tour of his ancestral home, Blenheim Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Lord Charles personally greets you as privileged guests and invites you for the guided tour of Blenheim's Baroque grandeur during this special visit of the palace. During your tour, learn about the estate's storied history, marvel at its priceless furnishings and artifacts, and take a behind-the-scenes look at the life of one of history's greatest figures, Sir Winston Churchill. Outside, admire the tranquil beauty of Blenheim's 2,200-acre park-created by the noted landscape architect "Capability" Brown - featuring the world's second largest symbolic hedge maze, and one of Britan's most exquisite formal gardens. Dine in the original mural-lined Indian Room while enjoying delightful views of Blendheim water terraces and gardens. Afterwards, continue to the nearby village of Bladon where Sir Winston Churchill lies buried in a modest grave alongside his beloved wife.



Queen's Hotel

While experiencing traditional Village Life in the Cotswolds, enjoy seven nights in the charming Queens' Hotel ideally located at the top of Cheltenham's main tree-lined promenade. Founded in 1838, its lovely gardens and stately neoclassical facade, modeled after Rome's Temple of Juniper, still attract Cheltenham's finest for traditional afternoon teas. Each of the hotel's comfortable 79 guest rooms features a private bathroom, air conditioning, satellite television, hair dryer, trouser press and 24-hour room service. Throughout the program, regional cuisine and international specialties are served in the hotel's gracious Conservatory Dining Room. The hotel's intimate lounge and bar are perfect for relaxation and conversation.

England's Cotswolds


Village Life in England's Cotswolds
May 24 - June 1, 2009

Time has passed with an unusually gentle hand over the rolling hills and small villages of England’s Cotswolds, a delightful region of lush pastoral landscapes, medieval castles and deep-rooted cultural traditions. On this exclusive sojourn, immerse yourself in the heart of English countryside and discover this region’s enchanting natural beauty and priceless historic treasures. Stroll across the fabled quads of Oxford, marvel at the grandeur of Gloucester Cathedral, and experience the traditions of villages like Broadway and Chipping Campden where life has remained little changed for centuries. Take a special private tour of Sir Winston Churchill’s birthplace at Blenheim Palace hosted by Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill. Throughout your stay, enjoy charming accommodations at the Queen’s Hotel, a splendid 150 year-old example of Regency style architecture situated amidst immaculately groomed gardens of Cheltenham.






Village Life in England's Cotswolds is one in a unique series of Village Life programs designed for travelers who know the true character of a country is best found in its heartland, on its backroads and around local market squares. It offers a cultural and educational experience like no other. 

A comprehensive and an exceptional value, Village Life in England's Cotswolds focuses on a regions known for centuries as "the heart of England", where past blends seamlessly with the present. 


Cost  Special Tulane pricing is from approximately $2895 per person, plus airfare and based on double occupancy.

Booking  For booking information please contact Thomas P. Gohagan at 800-922-3088, or  Tulane Alumni Travel at 877-488-5263.

Specific trip details (itinerary, meals, sightseeing & accommodations) will be published in the brochure.

Alumni Relations, Tulane University, 6319 Willow Street, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5901