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Downton Abbey and Oxford Tour from London Including Highclere Castle

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    What to Expect
    Depart from London by coach around 8:30a.m., and travel to the historical city of Oxford, roughly 1.5 hours away. As you travel, hear about the world-famous University of Oxford whose ivy-strewn buildings you’ll visit during your comprehensive walking tour.

    On arrival, follow your guide along the timeworn streets, and check off top sights like the Bridge of Sighs. Then enjoy free time to sightsee independently.

    When the time comes, return to your coach and relax on the journey to Bampton village in Oxfordshire, which is featured in Downton Abbey as Downton village. Pass recognizable sights like the church where Lady Mary and Matthew Crawley wed and Grantham Arms. Go to the Bampton Community Archive, as well as a local exhibition about the village’s history.

    Afterward, continue on south to Hampshire, where the grand Highclere Castle awaits. The estate, which dates back to the Victorian eta, is set amid 1,000 acres (405 hectares) of rolling parkland and was featured as Downton Abbey on the show. Tour the castle’s opulent rooms with your guide, and see the main hall and library — all used in the filming of Downton Abbey. Hear about your favorite Downton characters and the real-life family who owns Highclere.

    Make the most of some free time before jumping back in your coach for the return drive to London.

    Upgrade to include a signed copy of “Entertaining at The Real Downtown Abbey” book written by Lady Carnarvon.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Victoria Coach Station, Belgravia, London SW1W 9RH, UK
    Departure Time
    8:15 AM
    Duration
    10h
    Return Details
    Victoria Station, Victoria St, Victoria, London SW1E 5ND, UK
    Inclusions
    • Highclere Castle
    • Walking tour of Oxford and a village of Bampton
    • A copy of Lady Carnarvon's autobiography
    • Upgrade to include an additional book “Lady Catherine” OR "Lady Almina" written by Lady Carnarvon
    • Professional guide
    • Air-conditioned vehicle with WI-Fi on board
    • Entry/Admission - Highclere Castle
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - University of Oxford
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 75 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    I went on this tour with my husband and we just lovd it. Our guide, Carol, was simply amazing! She knew every bit of history in Oxford, showed us the universities, talked about Tolkien, C.S.Lewis and even Endeavour! The Downton Abbey village and castle were spectacular, I highly
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    I would highly recommend taking this tour for anyone, even if you have not seen the show Downton Abbey(like myself). The tour guide Carol was absolutely fabulous. She was so knowledgeable, not only about the show; but, also about every single mile we went from London, into the
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    Tour of Oxford, Bampton and HighClere was delightful! The castle was definitely the gem of the day. In Oxford you were just given free time and no guided tour there sadly. Bampton was small and cramped spaces, we could have spent less time there actually. The castle was nice at
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    We travel quite a bit and usually don’t like to use tours, prefer doing our own thing. But we decided to use one for the Downton Abbey tour. It was an excellent decision! We had Frank as our guide and Carlos as our driver. Just the ride itself was enjoyable. Smooth, very
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    This tour was a very easy, pleasant way to see Downton Abbey, Bampton- Downton Abbey Village and Oxford. The bus was luxurious- a double decker with extremely comfortable seats, air conditioning and a bathroom. Our guide was very charming and she truly cared about each person on
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    • Languages Offered: English
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