England Highclere Castle from Downton Abbey.

Tribute to Downton Abbey Tour

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Countries Visited

England, Scotland

Places Visited

Glasgow, London, Edinburgh, Berkshire...

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Suggested Duration

9 Days

Your 9-day personalized England tour allows you to relive your favorite moments of Downton Abbey's final season firsthand by visiting film locations across London and throughout the English countryside. You will experience the lavish lifestyle of the British aristocracy by exploring the allure of historic estates. Immerse yourself in the early 20th-century era of glamorous parties, gilded dinners, opulent castles, and charming villages set in the world of Downton Abbey.

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Trip Highlights

  • Visit iconic film locations of the series including scenes from Seasons 5 and 6
  • Traverse the historic neighborhoods of London on a Downton Abbey film locations tour with your own private driver guide who is an expert historian in early 20th-century history, events, and British aristocracy
  • Explore the depths of Highclere Castle, the magnificent estate pictured as Downton Abbey, on an exclusive private guided tour, with no more than six people per group
  • Delight in afternoon tea in the elegant atmosphere of The Ritz London, where Lady Edith and Aunt Rosamund dine
  • Stroll along the charming streets of Bampton village, the stand-in of Downton Village, and visit the church where Mary and Matthew are wed
  • Enjoy an elegant lunch at the world-famous Criterion Restaurant, where Edith Crawley meets Michael Gregson
  • Tour the opulent grounds of the Lancaster House, to feel as though you have entered Buckingham Palace
  • Relish a scenic train ride through the British countryside, taking you from Alnwick to Edinburgh, overlooking the cliffs of the northeastern sea
  • Drive a classic car on the “Brooklands Race Track” as shown in Season 6
Note: DOWNTON ABBEY is a trademark of Carnival Film & Television Limited and/or its affiliates. Neither the "Tribute to Downton Abbey Tour" nor this website is in any way affiliated with, related to or authorized by Carnival, nor any officially licensed or authorized DOWNTON ABBEY tours or other goods or services.

Detailed Description

You have traveled with the characters of Downton Abbey from 1912 to 1925 and felt completely absorbed in their world. The scenery has been majestic, filled with noble castles and the lush, secluded countryside. The staff ensured that the finer details of the day were addressed. From the opulent family dinners to the exceptional clothing, gossip-filled kitchens to quaint churches, you have felt as much a part of the Crawley family as one of Lord Grantham’s daughters. Your nine-day Downton Abbey tribute tour allows you to relive the magic of Downton Abbey, faithfully following in the footsteps of the entire series.

Your tour begins with your arrival in London. The city has an embracing energy that you quickly settle into. Your private transfer escorts you from the airport to your exquisite accommodation at St. Ermin’s Hotel, located in the heart of the city. In the afternoon, your driver takes you to the Ritz London for afternoon tea. You picture the moment when Lady Edith enters the restaurant and dines with her aunt. The following day, your knowledgeable guide leads you on a private England tour of the various filming locations throughout London. Visit St. Pancras Station, where Lady Edith meets her suitor.

Stroll along Belgrave Square and the charming neighborhood of Notting Hill. Follow in the evening strolls of the Crawley women in Lincoln Inn Fields. Your tour ends after indulging in the opulent décor of the Lancaster House, which doubled as Buckingham Palace. The next day, you can delight in London at your preferred pace, taking your time to absorb the beauty and culture of the city before indulging an elegant lunch at the Criterion Restaurant. Your private transfer leads you south to Horsted Keynes Station, the actual location of fictional Downton Station. Continue to Goodwood Circuit and race along the Brooklands Race Track of Season Six. Then, travel north to breathtaking Highclere Castle, the iconic backdrop of Downton Abbey.

Your local guide leads you on an exquisite tour of the estate, where you can view the lavish rooms, opulent décor, treasured history, and majestic connection to Downton. Your day continues in Bampton Village, also known as Downton Village, where the enchanting streets highlight various scenes throughout the series, including the church where Lady Mary and Matthew were married. In the evening, you relax in the luxuries of the Swan Inn, where Lady Sybil and Tom Branson once stayed. Enjoy the following morning in Basildon Park in Berkshire. The interior was used as the Grantham family’s London residence. Once at Greys Court, you stroll along the quiet, aristocratic estate that almost became the home of Lord and Lady Grantham when the selling of Downton Abbey was imminent.

You return to London in the late afternoon and settle back into the comfortable setting of St. Ermin’s Hotel. Next, you venture northbound on a scenic train ride to Newcastle. Your driver meets you at the station and leads you to Alnwick Castle, which served as the home of Bertie Pelham and which was featured in the Season Six finale. After your tour, you make your way to Edinburgh, Scotland on a fabulous train ride for a night at the luxurious Victorian Balmoral hotel. After breakfast, you travel to Inveraray Castle in Argyll to explore the noble manor and discover a connection to the Christmas Special of Season Three before arriving in Glasgow. On your final day, your private transfer greets you in the hotel lobby and escorts you to the airport for your flight home.

Note: DOWNTON ABBEY is a trademark of Carnival Film & Television Limited and/or its affiliates. Neither the "Tribute to Downton Abbey Tour" nor this website is in any way affiliated with, related to or authorized by Carnival, nor any officially licensed or authorized DOWNTON ABBEY tours or other goods or services.

Starting Price

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

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  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

Note: DOWNTON ABBEY is a trademark of Carnival Film & Television Limited and/or its affiliates. Neither the "Tribute to Downton Abbey Tour" nor this website is in any way affiliated with, related to or authorized by Carnival, nor any officially licensed or authorized DOWNTON ABBEY tours or other goods or services.

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