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wonderful day out ! Steve our guide was determined to give us the best experience possible and did so magnificently ! not only was he informative and amusing but he also knew when to leave us to quietly take in all we were seeing we could not go to Downton as hoped but went to the village and then to Blenheim , weather was perfect and I highly recommend using Black Cab and Viator
Michelle United States of ...
This tour was amazing. Our tour guide was absolutely fabulous. I only wish we could've taken pictures inside the castle. So glad we stopped in Bampton and at Coggs Farm as well. I loved every part of the tour. A must do for any Downton Abbey fan.
The guide was extremely well informed and had loads of information and stories to tell. Plenty of time at each location to do everything I wanted to do.
Blenheim was amazing. It is hard to believe that people actually live this way. Our driver 'Chill' Jill and the tour guide, Debra, made this trip great. They are the dynamic duo for sure. What I loved about Debra was her knowledge about English history and the destinations we explored and her relaxed manner of speaking. Her guiding was very conversational which appealed to me. Both my daughter and I said that we would book a tour with the local tour operator again based on the tour guide and driver. We went on another tour with another company and it all felt rushed. Debra and Jill were on the side of the tourists they really did their best to give us as much time to look around as they were allowed to do based on their own time schedules.
We love Downton Abbey and we loved this tour. Our family of three generations enjoyed this wonderful trip to Highclere Castle, Brampton town and the drive to these locations. Though we are groupies of the show we all agreed the town of Brampton would is a quainte town to visit. So picturesque. Upon arriving at Highclere we were filled with excitement seeing the abbey in full view. Richard our driver and guide was excellent. The local tour operator did not disappoint! The self guided tour in the abbey was great seeing all the rooms and walking where Lord Granthum, Granny, Mary, Coea etc walked was so fun! We highly recommend it if you are Downton fans!
Melissa R USA
I had the most brilliant time on this tour! The driver whose name escapes me and Debbie, the tour guide, were simply wonderful. The castle and gardens were such fun to visit as well as the related filming sites of Yew Tree Farm and Downton Village. We had such lovely weather which made the day all the more enjoyable. The Egyptian artifacts exhibition was interesting, too. I'm so, so glad that I did this and would recommend it highly.
My tour was fantastic. My driver and tour guide Andrew was very informative and went out of his way to make my tour the best ever. I enjoyed talking with him and learning so much about the countryside, history and just loved visiting the Downton Abbey sites. The taxi was very nice, clean and comfortable. I highly recommend taking a private tour. Viator was so helpful when I booked and the company I dealt with in London was absolutely the best. I have been on many tours in my travels but this will always be the most memorable. Worth every penny!
Andrew wilcox was a great tour guide he thought of everything and especially enjoyed sharing my experience with Downton Abbey with him. He is the best tour guide. Loved Belheim Palace Andrew was knowledgeable about the place and guided us thorughout.
It was a fantastic tour. Our driver was so entertaining and full of Downton anecdotes. Loved every minute. Thank you.
So happy to have booked this tour! We had a lovely day traveling to Oxford and Highclere. Tour guides were informative and really enhanced the Oxford stop. Even if you are not a Downton fan, you will enjoy the scenery offered on this tour. My husband, who has not seen an episode, actually enjoyed the tour. Great job by our driver and tour guide.
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!
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