• Tour code: 5528IFCRUISEDOWNTON
  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

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When your cruise ship sails into the vibrant city of Southampton, discover the delights of the English countryside on a full-day shore excursion to medieval villages, regal palaces and ‘Downtown Abbey’ filming locations. With a knowledgeable guide, travel to the quintessentially English village of Bampton, featured in the hit British TV show ‘Downtown Abbey’, and feast upon a traditional pub lunch in the medieval village of Burford. Absorb the imperial majesty of Blenheim Palace, a UNESCO-listed royal residence, before returning to Southampton by luxury coach. 

Highlights

  • Full-day shore excursion of Downton Abbey filming locations, the Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace from Southampton
  • Visit the Cotswolds village of Bampton, which featured as Downton village in the popular British TV series, Downton Abbey
  • Savor a quintessentially English pub lunch in the medieval village of Burford
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed Blenheim Palace, the ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill
  • Please note a visit to Highclere Castle is not included

What You Can Expect

Southampton Shore Excursion: Post-Cruise Downton Abbey Village, the Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace Tour

Visit Blenheim Palace on your tour

Depart from Southampton Cruise Terminal in a luxurious, air-conditioned coach and admire sweeping vistas of the English countryside as you travel towards Bampton, nestled amid the verdant beauty of Oxfordshire. 


On a guided walking tour with your knowledgeable guide, discover famous filming locations featured in the popular British series, Downtown Abbey. See Churchgate House, home of Isabel Crawley; admire the charming church in which Mary and Matthew Crawley were married; and capture photographs of fictional sites like the Dog and Duck pub.  


Next, delight in the medieval architecture of Burford and pleasure your palate with English specialties in an ambient local pub. Listen to anecdotes surrounding the village’s rich history and the visit the impressive St John the Baptist Church to see 16th-century American Indian carvings. 


Enjoy some relaxed free time to explore the village independently and then travel to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site of Blenheim Palace, a regal residence that boasts the title of Sir Winston Churchill’s ancestral home. Appreciate the opulence of the State Apartments and absorb the botanical beauty of the gardens before returning to your preferred return point. 


Worry-free Shore Excursion:
If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.


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