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  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:  10 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Downton Abbey and Oxford Tour from London Including Highclere Castle. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Fantastic. Great tour bus driver and great tour bus guide. Worth the money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

I had been so looking forward to this tour ever since I booked it, and it lived up to all expectations. I wasn't expecting Oxford to be such a charming city, so it was a very pleasant surprise. And as for Highclere, to see it in person makes you appreciate the show that much more. A large part of what made it so enjoyable was our tour guide Paul. He was very knowledgeable and provided information with a great sense of humor. If only every tour guide could be as entertaining as he was.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

It was great in spite of a really consistent rain all day! Didn't really tour the grounds or sit under those beautiful trees but the castle interior was everything we imagined it to be and the in room hostesses were great too. We were able to peek in every bedroom and it's simply amazing at the freedom guests are given to walk in the dining room, etc. without ugly plastic runners or anything (especially so given the rainy day). Great tour; worth every penny!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Our tour guide James was wonderful. He was full of information about Oxford and the areas we went through. Stopped at Brampton Village, and had a wonderful time at Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey). I was able to go inside the castle and see both upstairs and ground floor rooms. The castle is beautiful inside. Had a very nice tea in the garden. Just a great tour all the way.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

The tour was great and well worth the money. Paul was a superb tour guide and Martin did a great job getting us around safely. The morning at Victoria station was a little chaotic and it would help the participants if this was a little more organized. Also, there is no bathroom on the bus and few breaks with long drives in between, so just prepare for that! Highclere Castle was beautiful and so fun to see as a big fan of Downton Abbey. Oxford was a quaint and beautiful city with an incredible history. I highly recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Last year I tried to get tickets to see Highclere, but couldn't get them, so I thought the only way to secure them was through a tour. I was not disappointed. Our tour began with a wonderful tour of Oxford with a well-informed guide. Next we went to Bampton village, the site for many scenes in Downton Abbey. The real thrill was Highclere Castle itself. What a spectacular, magnificent place - inside and outside - to film the fantastic Downton Abbey series! This tour was worth every penny!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Great!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

The whole day was fun. Our tour guide Paul made it more fun as he was engaging and obviously enjoyed his work. His knowledge of Oxford was extremely informative and when we went to Highclere it was obvious he was as big a fan as everyone else on the tour. We would definitely recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

My aunt, cousin and I had a wonderful trip with Viatour on 8/20. Lovely day in Oxford with our most excellent and wonderful guide Mr. Metcalfe (Peter?). He was knowledgable, informative and a great sence of humor. We all loved our time at Highclere. I highly recommand this day trip. Mr. Metcalfe taught us how to remember royalty in terms of importance: "Doris Makes Eggs Very Badly." D - Duke, M - Marquis, E - Earl, V - Viscount and B - Baron. Great guide. My second day tour with Viatour. First was in Sept. 2013....pick up in Monaco for day trip to Cannes and Nice. Great day with excellent guide. Will continue to use and recommand Viatour again and again. Thank you for great days trips. G. Reeves. Atlanta, GA.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Paul our tour guide was fantastic. I thought we would be giben a brochure about Highclere Castle but we were not. How I would love to live in the castle.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

This trip was outstanding. Our tour guide Paul and driver Martin made the trip so enjoyable even when we encountered shut downs on the expressway!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

WOW...what an AMAZING experience!!! This was one of those once-in-a-lifetime events. The day started at Victoria Coach Station in central London, it was confusing based on our confirmation information where the tour was supposed to meet and we almost missed it. Viator should publish the Gate numbers along with the location. Once we got started, we had another amazing tour guide, Paul, was very knowledgeable, helpful and had an upbeat personality. The tour first stopped in Oxford which was a delightful town with friendly shop keepers and local residents. We then traveled to the Castle which was breathtaking, as a fan of the PBS series Downton Abbey, this tour was a MUST for our trip to London. Highly recommend this tour but be aware it's at least an 8 hour day but well worth it. Thank you.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Spectacular!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Excellent! Just too bad we couldn't take pictures in the castle!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

This tour did exactly what it said on the tin.An excellent tour guide ,who catered for the many Americans that were on the tour.The visit to Oxford was most informative .The real purpose of the trip was to see Bampton and HighClere Castle.This did not disappoint .The only minus was the behaviour of some of the American travellers , who argued over seating arrangements on the bus.It is hard to believe that these were middle aged and even OAPs . Apart from the latter,this was a brilliant tour and for fans of Downton Abbey is well worth going on.

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