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It was everything we anticipated except for the weather. The visit to the farm near Cogges and the Cotswolds village of Bampton was excellent and the guide was very informative. Highclere Castle was beautiful inside and it was amazing to see where Downton Abbey was filmed but unfortunately we could not tour the grounds because of the rain.
This tour was fantastic. Our driver, Mick, was so knowledgeable and enjoyable. We had a fantastic time. Highclere Castle is more gorgeous on the inside than anyone can ever imagine. It's so delicate and exquisite! It was incredible to be there!!
Andrew was our guide and he provided great information about the actual Downton Abbey focus, but he also knew so many other interesting tidbits about everything along the way.
This was an excellent tour. A lot to see in just a day without being too much!
Highclere Castle is the last and best stop, very impressive and it was a day very well spent not just for Downton Abbey fans....
Andrew Wilcox was a wealth of information, a great guy and a fabulous driver. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with him!!!
Tour guide Debbie and driver Caroline offered a wonderful look into places where Downton Abbey was filmed. Fascinating commentary and backstage stories. Plus a trip to breathtaking Blenheim Palace. Very worthwhile and fun
The tour itself and the tour guide were both excellent. Meeting up to start the tour needs work. Better communication. Still give 5 stars for the overall experience. A must for Downton Abbey fans.
I loved being at Highclere Castle and the grounds are beautiful. I also enjoyed Oxford
Very happy. The carpark at Highclere Castle had flooded due to bad storms and the public could not buy tickets. The viator tour was still admitted. I could have easily missed the visit I had travelled to London for. Guide was lovely. Oxford stop was longer than I expected - great place.
Our tour guide was wonderfull! We loved the tour! We had plenty of time in all locations.
This was a unique experience for a Downton Abbey fan! The guide was very knowledgeable and personable. Visits to all the filming locations, including the inside of Highclere Castle. Unforgettable and well worth the time and money.
Steve Cahill was wonderful, friendly, knowledgable and flexible. He made it a great day! Vanessa
Excellent tour! Our tour guide Steve was knowledgeable, humorous, and very very personable. He got to know us and we him and we had a great 9 hours together. He took us to all the sites we wanted to see and gave us inside stories wherever he went. His black cab was immaculately clean and roomy. He left us with great memories on the last day of our British Isles vacation. We loved it. Thank you Steve!
Tour guide Andrew was amazing.
He is a true scholar and incredible organizer.
Also, the country side and palace were unbelievable!
Very nice tour - gave us a taste of the Cotswolds and Blenheim palace. Now we want to go back when we can spend more time at each place. Our guide was very good and informative, and our driver was great! Coach was very nice as well. Will use Viator again!
The tour was excellent, despite the rain. It was fun visiting Cogges Farm and Bamford village, then the highlight: Highclere Castle. Tony was a terrific guide and driver. He got us around in a safe and timely way and was full of knowledge about the history and fun information about Downton Abbey. So glad I did this!
IT WAS AGOOD TOUR , THE GUIDE WAS VERY GOOD . HOWEVER THERE SHOULD BE
BETTER INFORMATION ABOUT THE PICK UP TIME ETC . WE RANG THE COMPANY A COUPLE OF TIMES.. ABOUT IT THE 0830 TIME PICK UP AS STATED WAS FROM VICTORIA
STAION WHICH WAS NOT MENTIONED IN THE ORGINAL PAPER WORK
Great day! The villages were lovely and Sheila, our tour guide, was great! Very knowledgeable and entertaining!
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!
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