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!
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!
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!
A lovely tour, so glad I went on it, I really felt like it was a home, not just a large mansion,
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.
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!