Highclere Castle, Downton Abbey

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See where TV's 'Downton abbey' was filmed on this visit to Highclere Castle, one of England's most impressive inhabited residences. Follow in the footsteps of the show's cast, explore the beautiful grounds and uncover the castle's fascinating history and its links to ancient Egypt, on a break no 'Downton abbey' fan will want to miss!


We stay at the hotel named in the tour description or at a hotel selected by Leisuretime. All rooms will be en-suite, with a colour television and tea/coffee making facilities. We will let you know your selected hotel on your travel ticket.


See where TV's 'Downton Abbey' was filmed on this visit to Highclere Castle, one of England's most impressive inhabited residences. Follow in the footsteps of the show's cast, explore the beautiful grounds and uncover the Castle's fascinating history and its links to ancient Egypt, on a break no 'Downton Abbey' fan will want to miss!


Day 1: Join the coach and head to Oxford, the 'City of Dreaming Spires' for a guided tour. After our tour of fascinating Oxford we have some free time to explore the city's grand colleges, visit one of its many museums, stroll along the river or simply relax in the luxurious Grand Cafe, after we depart for our Leisuretime Selected hotel. Check-in with dinner this evening. Day 2: After breakfast, we will have a short visit to the delightful Henley-on-Thames. After, we will continue to Highclere Castle, to see where 'Downton Abbey's star-studded cast acted out the fortunes of the fictional aristocratic Crawley family and their servants. Wander the rooms as the knowledgeable guides reveal the house's many treasures and explore the vast grounds designed by Capability Brown, including the herbaceous borders and serpentine paths of the Secret Garden. Finally, don't miss the Egyptian Exhibition, commemorating the discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb by the 5th Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter. After what promises to be a fascinating visit, we board our coach for the return journey home. Arrive back later today.


Here is what’s INCLUDED:

  • Coach travel throughout
  • Reserved seating throughout your break
  • One nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast at Holiday Inn Basingstoke
  • All bedrooms with en-suite facilities
  • Admission to Highclere Castle
  • Visit to Oxford with guided tour

Important Notes

IMPORTANT INFORMATION Itinerary available on request OUR PRICES Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing; a selected number of singles available with no supplement. For the latest prices and offers visit us in store, online or call our travel experts. Free bar and drinks specials available on selected dates, subject to availability. Please ask for details.


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