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!
Great tour guide! You get to see a lot in one day, but it's a comfortable pace.
This day was the best!!! We enjoyed our visit to Oxford and then ... to Highclere Castle! It was delightful!! Everything we had hoped for - more extensive visit of the home than we had anticipated, and the docents are so full of information!
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Excellent trip! We thoroughly enjoyed our day trip from London to Downtown, Bampton Village, and Oxford. The trip was well coordinated and our guide was knowledgeable about our destinations as well as London/England in general and gave lots of interesting tidbits about sites we passed en route to our destinations. We loved Oxford and Bampton Village was delightful. The tour of Highclere was just the right amount of time and allowed us to walk the beautiful gardens and have tea and scones after touring the house. It was a really lovely day! Would highly recommend the tour.
This trip was amazing. It was the entire reason we planned our vacation to London to begin with. Highclere castle and Bampton village were everything I had hope it would be. I felt like we had plenty of time to really enjoy it. I could have done without visiting Oxford. We spent 2 hours there, and besides seeing the University, there really wasn't much to do. I would have rather had the day trip shorter just seeing Highclere castle and the village. Overall though, it was a fantastic experience.
Very pleasant afternoon, plenty of time to see the castle and grounds. Visit to Bampton was a great treat.
My daughter and I really enjoyed this trip. I'm sure part of the reason for that was the excellent tour guide we had. This is certainly a beautiful place to visit even tho it was raining and it will make watching the show Downton Abbey so much more fun.
Every thing was so well coordinated. The tour guide very helpful and knowledgeable of all details.
Thanks for your help. We will keep you in mind for future trips Javier and Ruby Valverde USA.
Excellent. Our tour guide was Frank. His way of speaking was so professional like someone who is a stage actor and he kept us enthralled with all the interesting tidbits about the streets of London as well as Oxford, Bampton and Highclere. Oxford was a big surprise. So interesting and he made it easy for us to understand how the schools were formed etc. We actually booked this tour as our final day in London. Fun guide, fund tour, fun day!
It was great! Loved every minute of it. Our guide did a great job and knew all about Downton Abbey and all the characters and the places we stopped at.
Loved it! Highly recommend for any Downton fan. Plenty of time at each location. Even some non Downton fans would enjoy.
Excellent tour. Very knowledgable guide. Exactly what was advertised. Hotel pick-up was great.
Well organized trip. Easy, informative and Highclere Castle is absolutely beautiful.
The Downton Abbey tour was fantastic. Our tour guide was not only a walking and talking Downton historian,he was also really a nice guy.. The only part of the trip that I think was unnecessary was the last leg, which took us to the farm . That made the day too long.
What a wonderful tour and especially the tour guide. He had some insider info and was very informed on all things Downtown Abbey. Couldn't have been better. The real plus..there was an accident on the highway leading to Highclere casle. Our bus driver knew about it and took us a different way. We got to see some quaint little towns we wouldn't have seen AND saved two and a half hours of sitting in traffic waiting for them to open the highway. Other tour buses were stuck in that traffic. Great attention to detail!
It was a long day but thoroughly enjoyed it. The visit to Oxford and Bampton village aka Downton were very enjoyable and of course the highlight of the day was our visit to Highclere Castle aka Downton Abbey. Had plenty of time to tour the house, wander about the gardens and enjoy tea and scones. Our driver Ian did an excellent job especially after an alternate route from Bampton to Highclere was necessary due to an accident and subsequent traffic tie-up on the original plan route. Our guide Frank was very knowledgeable about all sights visited and we enjoyed listening to him.
Unbelievable, tour which included a tour of Oxford Univ., Highclere Castle is unreal, everyone needs to
see this!!!! If you saw the series, this is a must, don't miss it, if you are in London, it is a must!!!
This was a wonderful tour. There were only three of us so it was as if we had a private tour guide. For Downtown Abbey fans who have already been to Highclere , it was great. We got to see several of the places from the series, and pictures of the new season being filmed--like Daisy, the Kitchenmaid with her I Phone. Blenheim was beautiful. I loved seeing Winston Churchill's baby saddle. The public rooms of the Palace are spectacular. Altogether, it was a wonderful day trip out of London.
The tour guide was excellent as was the driver. It was a great tour.
Amazing the possibility to live what we have only in imagination. Besides seeing everything the castle has, experience the environment and the surroundings is an experience to not miss.
Such a beautiful place! We had such a great time and the tour guide Debbie was so amazing. She was so happy and delightful! We really enjoyed this tour! The house is gorgeous and the landscape is perfect. We had such a great time!! I would recommend!!
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