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Full-Day Downton Abbey, Oxford and Bampton Tour from London

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Activity provider: Premium Tours

Full-Day Downton Abbey, Oxford and Bampton Tour from London

Activity provider: Premium Tours
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 169.45 per person

Admire the architectural highlights of Oxford. Stop in Bampton village and tour Highclere Castle's rooms that have been featured in Downton Abbey.

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Duration 10 hours
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  • Enjoy a walk around Oxford, home to one of the world's oldest universities
  • Visit Bampton village, featured in the TV drama Downton Abbey
  • Enjoy a tour of Highclere Castle and see rooms featured in the series
  • Receive a copy of Lady Carnarvon's autobiography as a souvenir
Full description
Explore Oxford, the City of Dreaming Spires, home to one of the world’s oldest universities. Admire the architectural highlights of the many colleges. Next on this 10-hour tour is a visit to Bampton, the setting for the exterior village scenes in Downton Abbey. See the church, the house of Matthew Crawley's mother, homes transformed into the post office and various pubs. Head to Highclere Castle, the country seat of the Earls of Carnarvon. The tour of the Castle’s public rooms includes the magnificent main hall, the library, sitting rooms and other rooms featured in Downton Abbey. Take home a copy of Lady Carnarvon's book as a souvenir of your visit.
  • Entrance fee to Highclere Castle
  • Professional guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned luxury coach
  • A copy of Lady Carnarvon's book
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

The tour departs at 08:15 AM from gates 18-20 at Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9TP. Check-in begins at 08:00 AM. This is a 5-minute walk from the Victoria train station.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • The order of sites visited may change from time to time
  • Once the tour is booked there are no refunds unless the local partner is able to resell the tour ticket
  • Gratuities for the guide are not included in the tour and are up to your discretion
  • Due to a major renovation project at the Old Grammar School in Bampton, we are unable to visit the village until April/May. Instead, we will be spending extra time in Oxford with a walking tour of the city provided
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4.6 /5

based on 54 reviews

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Really nice!!

First of all, we had very good care from Frank and Carlos! Many thanks to the two for the excellent support! The bus was very comfortable and the schedule was well thought out. Of course you could spend more and more time everywhere, but after 10 hours you are really filled with wonderful impressions.

September 3, 2019

Great trip to the Cotswolds and Highclere Castle! Oxford was a bit boring. See that cleaning / refurbishment is needed in the courtyard at Highclere Castle. Great that the guide was English so it was easy to understand. At the station when we were waiting for the bus it was not always easy to understand what they were saying. Wifi was supposed to be on the bus, but it wasn't.

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August 4, 2019

The day as a whole was nice, also suitable for solo travelers.

May 9, 2022

Product ID: 76972