Small Group Tour: Downton Abbey and Village Tour of Locations from London

Duration: 9 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, London
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  • 9 hours
  • London
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  • Cancellable

Overview

Take a journey back to the early nineteenth century on this fully guided small group tour from London that includes a tour of Downton Village and entry to Highclere Castle.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Highclere Castle Highclere Park, Highclere RG20 9RN England

Explore the jewel in the crown of the TV show Downton Abbey with this visit to Highclere Castle.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Bampton, Bampton, Oxfordshire, England

Get a guided tour of the village featured in the TV show and movie. See the church, Crawley House, the post office and village green. So many scenes were shot here and your guide will give you behind the scenes info and how the village was used.

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Entry to Highclere Castle
  • Transport by Mini Coach
  • Entry/Admission - Highclere Castle

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
Departure Point

Gloucester Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 4SF, UK


Departure Time

09:00 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

9 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

SimonPaco

10 Nov, 2022

What a great tour, tour guide and driver! Our tour guide was Eva. She did a great job! Eva had each of us decide which character from Downton Abbey we wanted to be for the day. She then addressed us by the character’s name. My husband said he was Moseley. Eva teased him a lot - all in fun. It was a long day but they played episodes of Downton Abbey while we were on the bus. Made the drive time go by fast. Plus Eva and John the driver kept us entertained. The village tour was great as you could experience where the village scenes were filmed. Then we went to Highclere castle. It was so cool and magical. So of course we HIGHLY recommend this tour! Many thanks to Eva…awesome job! Driver John - kudos to you. Your sense of humor and driving skills were excellent! We would do this same tour again!

robink902

16 Sep, 2022

Amber was great. We really enjoyed the tour and getting to see Highclere castle. We got a lot of information about one of our favorite series.

Janyce W

15 Sep, 2022

I am now 3 weeks out from the experience and my assessment of the trip remains the same. Our tour guide (Chloe) was inexperienced and lacked knowledge. It may have been her first tour, but if that's the case then she should have been shadowing someone more experienced. Clearly she did not do her homework, and she was fumbling through a picture album trying to describe what we were standing in front of in Bampton and what scenes were filmed there. The pavement is cobblestones, and we were not warned that the unevenness was a tripping hazard; one of our party actually fell! Bampton, itself, was shabby and hardly worth the trip. We were given 3 hrs. at Highclere, which was much too long. Fifteen rooms were on the self-guided tour, but you didn't get to walk through all rooms; some you viewed from the doorway. There were guides available to answer questions in some rooms, but there was no narration provided. We were handed a two-sided sheet with a few sentences about each room. Chloe, the travel guide provided by La Vacanza Travel was not responsible for any part of the Highclere tour and could not answer even the simplest questions like: Where is the gift shop? Where is the most advantageous spot to stand where I can get the iconic shot of the castle? (I had read about that in a guide book so why wouldn't she know that?) I could go on and on, but those are the highlights of my experience. If you take this tour, I hope you get a more experienced, conscientious guide!

Bev P

11 Sep, 2022

This tour was well organized and our guide, Emma, was very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Our small group was on a full-size bus which was comfortable. Our only suggestion would be that the guide have a microphone on the the bus as it was hard to hear her commentary from our seats. We enjoyed the tour of Bampton village, seeing the filming locations for the show. Highclere Caste was great to see - photography inside would be nice although we realize this is a castle policy, not one of the tour company. We visited on the record hot day, so our time at Highclere was somewhat too long as it was too hot to spend much time wandering around the grounds. On a cooler day, this would have been nice to do! We would definitely recommend this tour!

Gloria_C

02 Sep, 2022

Our guide Amber was very good, explained very well and friendly. We had a great experience and we will highly recommend.

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