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.
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.
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