If you love Downton Abbey...
... then you will love these themed package tours, from overnight stays to day trips.
Mountain Lake PBS Television
Discover the world of Downton Abbey in fact and fiction, past and present, culminating in an exclusive private tour and reception at Highclere Castle with Mountain Lake PBS Television.
Visit www.mlpbs.org or call Janine Scherline at 518-324-0157
Register by June 2, 2014
Tour: September 4 - 11, 2014
Premium Tours, Ltd.
Travel in style with a four night stay at London’s Grange Tower Bridge that includes daily breakfast. A Downton Abbey-themed day trip includes Oxford, Bampton, and a tour of Highclere Castle. Other activities include a vintage open-top bus tour with cruise on the River Thames, the Tower of London, Stonehenge, and Bath with entrance to the Roman Baths. Departure dates begin in April and end in early September. Call Maria at Premium Tours USA on 1-800-815-4003.
Across The Pond Vacations
Take a trip across the pond for 12 days/10 nights with a focus on Downton Abbey. Enjoy hotels in London, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Windsor, all with an included daily Full English breakfast. The focus of the tour is the Downton Abbey group day tour departing from London. Also included in the trip are tickets to Stonehenge, six (6) days’ car rental (compact, automatic transmission, CDW), and airport transfer via authentic London taxicab from the airport to your hotel. Tour starts at $2,995.00 per person based on double occupancy.
Embark on a 3-day journey into the world of Downton Abbey with 4-star accommodations in London. Day 1 begins with a tour of Haxby Park, the mansion that (almost) became home to Sir Richard Carlisle and Lady Mary. A visit to Downton Place follows, where the Crawley family planned to move under financial duress in season 3. Next follows a trip to Bampton Village, the set of Downton Village. Dinner will be held in the restaurant where Lady Edith and Michael Gregson had a romantic dinner date. Day 2 includes a tour of London filming locations, afternoon tea, and a scenic journey on a steam train. On Day 3 you’ll find yourself having tea in the Dowager Countess’s home, followed by a grand tour of Downton Abbey. A shared room is £697 and a single room is £747.
Jet off to London with return economy class flights out of NYC with private car transfer. Enjoy a six-night stay at the 5-star Grange Tower Bridge in London. Experience the magic of Downton with the Downton Abbey Tour, see London from the London Eye and a hop-on hop-off tour, and revel in the history of Stonehenge and Bath. The Downton London Experience starts at $2,465.00. Contact Worldwide Traveler today for more information.
Live like a lord or lady starting with returning business class flights out of NYC with private car transfers. Feel like royalty during your four-night stay at the 5-star Savoy Hotel London. After exploring the Downton Abbey Tour and Majestic London Tour, depart for Paris with first class Eurostar tickets. Stay three nights at the 5-star Hotel de Louvre. Indulge yourself in the city of love and enjoy the Historic Paris Tour and guided Versailles Tour. The Downton Double Indulgence starts at $6,875. Contact Worldwide Traveler today for more information.
Go-Today (Downton Abbey Escape)
Treat yourself to a week of all things classically English. This 4-night London stay with included breakfast features the crème de la crème of English history, luxury and intrigue! In addition to this package’s crown jewel—a self-guided tour of the splendid Highclere Castle, the setting of the smash hit, Downton Abbey—this terrifically-valued package will take you through iconic London atop a vintage double decker, inside the infamous Tower of London, down the River Thames, and to the legendary university town of Oxford. Visit Stonehenge, the Roman Baths and the pretty village of Bampton in Oxfordshire, which serves as the village of Downton.
Live like a 1920s aristocrat for three nights in a 4-star deluxe London hotel on an exclusive Downton Abbey tour. Explore the countryside and enjoy an exclusive guided tour of Highclere Castle, the location of Downton Abbey itself. Indulge in a luxury afternoon tea at Byfleet Manor (Violet Crawley’s Downton residence) and explore Windsor Castle, the Queen’s home, guided by a serving Military Knight. Back in London, enjoy a cruise on the River Thames and take in the breathtaking birds-eye view from the London Eye in a Private Capsule with Champagne. The tour takes place May 27-30, 2014. Price per person: $1650.00 for a Double Room and $2010.00 for a single Room.
International Friends Tours
Enjoy a two day tour with a 3-star overnight stay in the beautiful Oxfordshire Cotswolds. Day 1 includes a stop at Windsor Castle (entry not included), entry to Stonehenge, and a tour of the Roman Baths in the city of Bath. Day 2 is primarily dedicated to all things Downton Abbey. Visit Bampton, Cogges Manor, and other Downton filming locations in the countryside. A stop in Oxford includes a tour of the university and free time to explore before returning to the original London departure point. Tour departs every Tuesday and Thursday beginning March 2014. Adult tickets are £239.00 and student/child tickets are £229.00
This 7-night tour focuses on Season 3 filming locations for Downton Abbey and includes 4-star hotels with breakfast. Immerse yourself in the world of the Crawleys with a journey through the locations and themes of last season. Highlights include Highclere Castle, Staffordshire, Oxfordshire, and an optional excursion to Scotland. Enjoy afternoon tea at London’s Goring Hotel, one of the most prestigious in London. Any element of this tour can be customized by our specialist partner. The tour starts at $3,250 per person based on double occupancy. The optional 2 nights in Scotland starts at $499.00 per person.
Enjoy a 7-day trip for the biggest of Downton fans while staying at one of the most executive boutique hotels in London. Visit some of your favorite locations from the show, including Highclere Castle and Bampton Village. Discover the beauty of the English countryside as well as the highlights of London during this private customizable tour. Price starts at $4,500.00 per person based on double occupancy, depending on final hotel choices.
Gold Crest Holidays
Enjoy a 2-day, 1 night tour with 4-star accommodations including breakfast. On Day 1 explore the historic city of Oxford. Famed for its beautiful architecture and prestigious university, take the day to sightsee, shop and relax. On Day 2, visit Newbury or Henley-on-Thames, both picturesque towns, before continuing on to Highclere Castle, the setting for Downton Abbey. Tour departs on either August 30 or August 31. Adults are £139 and kids are £129.
Enter the world of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants on a day-long tour of Downton Abbey filming locations. Depart from central London for Bampton Village, which poses as Downton Village on the show, where you’ll get a guided tour of locations such as Downton hospital, the village pub, the Matthew’s family home, and the local church. En route to Highclere Castle, you’ll learn about its 1,000 year history and life ‘above and below stairs’. Explore the ‘Above Stairs’ area of Downton Abbey with the help of our self-guided information sheet. Purchase or bring your lunch to enjoy on the beautiful grounds surrounding the estate. Adult tickets (16+) are £95 and Child tickets (under 15) are £85. Group tours depart at 9am from the Gloucester Road Tube London Underground Station on April 13, July 20, July 27, and August 17. Private tours are available on certain days.
International Friends Tours
Imagine life as Lord or Lady Grantham during a day trip to Downton Abbey’s most famous filming locations. Enjoy coffee or tea after exploring the Yew Tree Farm at Cogges Manor, followed by a tour of the manor house. A stroll around the Bampton Village reveals many of the locations used to create Downton Village, including the Matthew Crawley’s family home. A short drive leads the tour to Highclere Castle, the estate posing as Downton Abbey in the series. Explore the grounds and enjoy lunch before a tour through the stunning castle. Limited dates in the spring include April 15, April 22, May 6, and May 27. Summer dates to be announced in February 2014. Tickets are £149.00.
International Friends Tours
Take a day trip to the Oxfordshire Cotswold countryside and explore some of Downton Abbey’s most iconic filming locations, including: Cogges Manor, featured in season 4; Bampton Village, which poses as Downton Village in the series; Shilton Village, where the forge was transformed into the village pub; and the Swan Inn in Swinnbrook, where Lady Sybil and Branson eloped. End the day with a tour at Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, where you can see in action the strict social standards that were maintained during the days of Downton. Tours depart every Wednesday and Friday from five locations around London beginning March 12, 2014. Tickets are £119.00.
Worldwide Traveler (through Premium Tours)
Join the team from premium tours as they whisk you from London to Oxford, the city of Dreaming Spires. Explore the city with a guided walking tour and the opportunity to have a local lunch. The beautiful village of Bampton is next, here you will see the setting for exterior village scenes from the hit TV series and have the opportunity to visit the local stores. Your next stop is the highlight of the trip, a visit to Highclere Castle, made famous by Downton Abbey. You will visit the magnificent public hall, the library and sitting rooms in addition to other rooms and the manicured gardens featured in Downton Abbey. Tours available on the following Wednesdays: August 13th, August 20th, September 3rd, and September 17th. Contact Worldwide Traveler for more information.
Premium Tours and European Pacific Gateways
Start your day with a short walking tour around Oxford, the city of dreaming spires and home to one of the world’s oldest universities. A visit to Bampton Village reveals many of the locations used to portray Downton Village. The tour culminates with a trip to Highclere Castle, the set of Downton Abbey. Experience the English countryside as Lady Mary Crawley sees it this magnificent day trip from London. Adults are £109.00, Children (aged 4-15) are £99.00, and Seniors (60+) are £106.00. Tour departs from the Victoria Coach Station at 8:15am, though collection from London hotels is also available.
Great British Tours
The 8-hour chauffeur driven Real Downton Abbey Tour is a luxurious but affordable solution to sightseeing in style. Escape from the crowded streets and buses on an intimate tour in a private vehicle, with the chance to savor each location at a more leisurely and intimate pace. Explore Highclere Castle, home to the aristocratic family on Downton Abbey. Next take a trip to Bampton Village, where numerous Downton Village scenes were filmed. Tour costs £175 per person and departs daily at 9am when Highclere Castle is open (Sunday-Thursday through mid-September, with select blackout dates).
Visit Highclere Castle, where the Crawley family drama takes place on Downton Abbey. Visitors follow a route through the manor where guides in each State room are happy to share anecdotes and information. Follow the Red Stairs to view some of the bedrooms and the gallery before walking down the oak staircase to the Saloon in the heart of the castle. Guests are free to explore the extensive grounds as well. Following Highclere, visit the medieval city of Salisbury and see the cathedral crowned with the tallest spire in Britain along with one of the few surviving original texts of the Magna Carta. Last on the tour, visit the most famous prehistoric monument, Stonehenge. Tour is £95 per adult and £85 per child aged 3-16 years.