Depart from a central London location in a luxurious, air-conditioned coach, and admire the undulating limestone hills of Oxfordshire as you travel towards your first stop. Listen to entertaining anecdotes and insider gossip surrounding Downtown Abbey as you travel, and hear tales and trivia about the popular TV drama and its global fan base.
First, stop at a charming farm near Cogges, and refresh with a hot drink (own expense) as you admire the filming locations scattered around the farmland. Continue to Bampton to admire the stone cottages and winding English streets. Recognize famous Downtown Abbey sites, such as the village church and the Crawley family home. Plus scour the scenery for shops and pubs featured in the show.
Travel onward to the ancient village of Shilton, and visit an ambient pub featured in Downtown Abbey. Hear of how Lady Sybil eloped with the family chauffeur, and then head to Blenheim Palace for a comprehensive tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed ancestral home of Winston Churchill.
Marvel at the stately grandeur of the residence as you approach, and then venture within to delve into the rich historical heritage of the structure. Stroll through the opulent State Apartments, wander the landscaped beauty of the gardens, and then return to your comfortable coach. Relax on the journey back to central London, where your tour concludes.