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5 Stars are not enough. Our guide Andrew was fantastic. His knowledge, the conversational engagement outstanding. My wife being an absolute Downton Abbey nut tested Andrew's knowledge through all episodes and she could not get him to falter, specially after she throw in some 007 themes. Well done my man.
The most memorable part of our holiday was this tour! Our guide was excellent and knowledgeable and of course being a Downton Abbey fan, we loved visiting Bampton and Highclere Castle. Don't miss this tour!
I am devote DA fan so this tour caught my eye and held me in anticipation until we joined the tour coach at Great Portland Street and headed to Oxfordshire. Deb our guide was priceless - what she didn't know about DA - including behind the scenes - wasn't worth knowing.
The tour is great and we were prepared with the fact that Highclere Castle tends to downplay its role in the period drama. There are some subtle interpretation boards in the Castle about certain rooms however the focus is very much on the family home and Egyptian exhibition - don't miss that!
This tour was the most wonderful part of our whole trip to London! Great tour guide, driver and coach. Stops were just the right amount of time and seeing Downton Abbey will be a memory to last forever! Worth every penny! Thank you!
Really great tour. I was a little nervous it would be a typical bus tour and this far surpassed that. Tour guide was great. The itinerary was good. Really an enjoyable day. Thank you!
An excellent tour, brought to life with an Oxford local.
Brilliant. Just brilliant.
Great tour guide and driver. Enjoyed the tidbets of London and about English sayings.
Really enjoyed this tour. The drive and guide were both very friendly and knowledgable and made the time on the bus go by quickly. For any Downton Abbey fans, seeing Highclere Castle and the town of Bampton really makes the TV series even more memorable. The trip to Oxford was also well worthwhile. Time in each stop was very well gauged, with enough time to see the sights at our own pace. Really was a day well spent!
My only small quibble was we had not inquired about arrangements for returning to our hotel at the end of the tour, so we had to do some last minute arranging. Not a major problem, but perhaps it should be made more clear that there will not be bus service back to the hotel on the return trip.
We loved this tour! It was so fun to go to Oxford and the place where they film the town and the house it self!
Great tour, one of the only to stay more time at Blenheim
A lovely tour, so glad I went on it, I really felt like it was a home, not just a large mansion,
My wifen my son, and I recently took this tour. When we booked our tour my wife was a bit disappointed because Highclere castle wasn't open so we decided on this tour with Blenheim on it. We were not disappointed at all. The tour guide, Tony, was fantastic. The stops were very nice and you were given the appropriate time at each. We never felt rushed all day. There are other tours a little cheaper that travel by bus. I would without a doubt spend a little more and get on this tour and travel in a small group van. Well worth it.
Great tour, great tour guide. Thoroughly enjoyed the day.
The guide, Leslie, and driver were competent and helpful. The tour and its various destinations were well planned and completed within the allotted time frame. Leslie gave us some fascinating background on the Cotswolds, and on Blenheim, and the time in the villages and the Blenheim building and grounds were enriched by her preparatory commentary. We would recommend this tour as informative, comprehensive, and a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
This was great. We had a lively, entertaining guide, Lucy, that had a cold but, was still bubbly. We went to Oxford and had enough time to go on her walking tour and go to Christ Church on our own. We grabbed a quick sandwich at Pret Manger. Did not have enough time to eat a leisurely lunch though which was fine with us. Then to Bampton, an adorable little town for the village scenes. Then to Downton. It looks just like it does in the show. This tour was well planned and not rushed. Lucy was informative and entertaining. Well worth the money.
I thoroughly enjoyed this tour and it was fun and informative. We had a small group so we had great attention to detail. I liked seeing the behind the scenes of Downton Abbey and Blenheim Palace is a tour of its own. I would recommend this tour to others, as I am a fan of Downton Abbey and Winston Churchill also stopped at his burial spot and I was interested in everything covered in the tour.
We had a wonderful time! Our guide was amazing and lots of fun!!! We will definitely us Viator again!
Magical, fantastic, bus great, tour guide was great and scenery superb. The guide was just right. Gave interesting information but not too much. Was very happy to drop us off at out hotels on the way home.
Gave us clear time limits each time we stopped in an area. Blenheim Palace was fantastic and the Dowton Abbey part was good too. I really loved seeing those things. The Cotswolds were superb and the whole day was fantastic. I would recommend this tour to anyone.
Loved it. Even if not a Downton fan, you would enjoy this day trip from London. Our tour guide was fabulous and gave us the perfect mix of Downton Abbey tidbits and historical information about the areas we visited.
My friends and I loved this tour. The stop at Oxford was an added bonus. The town of Bampton was so quaint and wonderful to walk the streets and buildings where some of the scenes were filmed. Highclere Castle was beautiful. Transportation was perfect. Picked up and dropped off at our hotel. We will be looking to tour with Viator in the future. Thanks for the memories.
Wonderful. Our guide knew everything about downtown. She was great. On stop in village tell guests little shop doesn't take credit cards. Our guide lent me the money till we got back to London. Very nice thing to do. Be sure to tell her. Ellie Brown
It was everything I expected. Wow what a great day. We had a great driver and the best tour guide. She was so informative, funny. Both driver and guide went out of the way to make it a great day.
Beyond my expectations! I was so wonderfully surprised by Oxford and the little village of Bamford. Those were great bonuses I wasn't expecting. At Highclere, we got to see more of the inside than I ever dreamed we would get to. The guide was wonderful, giving us the history of all the places, who lives where, etc. Also, the bus that took us was top notch, first class! We did a lot of bus tours on this trip, and this bus was, by far, the classiest and most comfortable of them all. Thank you, Viator!
Had a great time! Loved getting the signed books as souvenirs!
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