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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.
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!
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!
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.
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!!!
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.
We had a great time during the tour. Lucy, our guide, was amazing, full of information and very funny!!
Excellent tour! Our tour guide Lucy was amazing and she knew more about Downton than we did. Plenty of time to see everything on the tour. She gave perfect suggestions on what to see and do in Oxford! We highly recommend this tour and Lucy!
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This was our primary reason to travel to England and we were not disappointed. My husband and I look forward to watching Downtown Abbey on PBS every Sunday night.
The grounds are vast, rolling and lovely. The inside of Highclere Castle looks just like the movie. Absolutely stunning. We enjoyed afternoon tea outside along with a delicious pastry. This was a pot of tea too.
Its nice to know that my small contribution is assisting the family in trying to keep this jewel available for others to experience in the future. This is must see on your London trip.
This was lovely. Our tour guide was articulate, literate and entertaining from the first moment we boarded the bus. Enough time was given for each part of the program. We saw far more of Downton Abbey than we were expecting, and we were even giving a really interesting book about the history of Highclere Castle. Stopping at the little village of Brampton, where the village scened in Downton Abbey are filmed, was particularly delightful. We are very glad that we took this tour.