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

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Duration - 9 hours

INR 11,706 p.p. onwards

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Greater London, United Kingdom

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.

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09:00

INR 11,706
p.p. onwards

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

Terms & conditions

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


Additional info

  • 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

Inclusions

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

Departure time

09:00 AM


Departure point

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


Recent reviews

Gloria_C   2nd September 2022

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

Janice_G   31st August 2022

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The village piece of the tour with pictures from the show. Michael was knowledge- perfect blend of guidance and free time! Fabulous tour!

RockCatWichita_KS   30th August 2022

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Michael was a very good guide - we were on time or ahead of time at our stops, so had more than adequate opportunity to see what we wanted to.

Janyce W   15th September 2022

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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 Viator 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!

Jenny_B   1st September 2022

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Great guide and driver. Knowledge of the area and the show was really good. Exciting to see the castle and grounds. Recognised much of the building, rooms and gardens used in the filming of Downton Abbey. Tour of Brampton Village was great as well. Interesting to see how the houses were dressed to look like the post office, pub and hospital.

Bev P   11th September 2022

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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!

Phillip W   26th August 2022

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This could have been a fantastic tour however there were too many issues that detracted. First of all, the mini bus was in horrible condition and very unclean. Even though we arrived early before everyone else we were stuck in the back of the bus where evidently the shocks were completely worn out. Then our guide must have been having a bad day as he seamed completely out of control of the timing of the tour stops and events, gave incomplete or unclear directions to the tour participants, and frankly seamed very unsure of his knowledge of the tour subject, although at times he did seam to know what he was talking about. His attempt at humor and his waiting 10 minutes past the start time for participants that never showed, were examples of things that could be addressed differently going forward.

Judith_T   30th August 2022

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If you are a fan of Downton Abbey you see the house (Highclere Castle) Pay extra to see Egyptian room (worth a look) Also see the village. Lovely picturesque.. Church beautiful. Great to travel on small minibus. Entertained by Catherine & Ron & Downton abbey episodes.

emma4evr   25th August 2022

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I have had the opportunity to enjoy several guided tours around the world and have to say that Amber was one of the most delightful and enthusiastic guides I’ve ever met! Her enthusiasm and knowledge really brought this tour to life for us. Norman was a fantastic driver and got us to and from each destination with great skill and care. Highclere Castle itself is wonderful, the guides inside had a wealth of knowledge to share and the grounds are stunning. We had lunch at the cafe and it was good — watch out for wasps!!! They are terribly aggressive, so if anyone in your group is allergic make sure they bring an epipen. The gift shop didn’t really impress us, but everything else about the tour was great.

robink902   16th September 2022

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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.