Day trip

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

Activity provider: Premium Tours

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

Activity provider: Premium Tours
Likely to sell out

From US$ 175.03 per person

Likely to sell out

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

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • 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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Participants

Date

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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Important information

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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 102 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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It was a fantastic tour! The day tour was a surprise for my parents birthday, and they were thrileld. We really enjoyed discovering the british countryside with the excitement to see Downton Abbey real life places. The Castle was beautiful, and it really felt like jumping into the tv show. A wonderful guide was taking care of us, sharing interesting information and also giving us time to explore by ourselves, and enjoy the quiet. Bus was very comfortable, schedule was kept on time. Deeply recommended.

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August 2, 2022

It was a really enjoyable day. We had any amazing guide, Karen who definitely added the the amazing tour. She shared a lot of great information leading up to the sites and was available if any issues. Although a big tour, I believe 84 people, it ran very smoothly and everything was on time. It was a bit hectic in the morning boarding the tour because there were many different tours leaving around the same time, but after we departed everything went great. It would have been nice to have a little more time in Oxford, but still had the opportunity to work around the town a bit. I understand given the length of the tour and the planned stops, it limits the time you can spend in each place. I would definitely recommend the tour.

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July 31, 2022

The tour is really a lot of fun. The guide and driver were great. They give you just about the right amount of time at each spot. It is really neat to see where everything was filmed. Only advice - I would bring food with you on the trip. Makes it easier.

July 24, 2022

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