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From London: Day Trip to Downton Abbey, Oxford and Bampton

1. From London: Day Trip to Downton Abbey, Oxford and Bampton

Visit Oxford and top 'Downton Abbey' filming locations on this guided day trip from London. Start the day with a walking tour of Oxford and its famous university buildings. Continue to the Cotswolds’ village of Bampton. Visit the magnificent Highclere Castle with entry tickets included. Board your bus in London and set out on your tour. Journey in a comfortable bus as you head towards your first stop for the day, the city of Oxford. Here, embark on a guided walking tour of the city, home to one of the world’s oldest universities and packed with architectural highlights. Next up is a visit to Bampton, the filming location and setting for the exterior village scenes in Downton Abbey. See the church, the house of Matthew Crawley's mother, and homes transformed into the post office and various pubs. Head to Highclere Castle, the country seat of the Earls of Carnarvon. The tour of the Castle’s public rooms includes the magnificent main hall, the library, sitting rooms, and other rooms featured in Downton Abbey. Take home a copy of Lady Carnarvon's book as a souvenir of your visit.

Oxford: River Cruise with 3-Course Meal

2. Oxford: River Cruise with 3-Course Meal

Your Oxford evening begins when you board an elegant Edwardian gentleman’s riverboat for a cruise to take in the highlights of river life in Oxford. See Folly Bridge, Christchurch Meadows, the university boat houses, and part of the regatta course while sipping a complimentary glass of Prosecco. Enjoy either the lunchtime crisp air and sun or evening magical twilight on the river. Disembark at The Folly restaurant, where your meal will be served in charming surroundings either inside the restaurant or, weather permitting, on the floating river terrace. The Folly's evening a la carte menu offers relaxed fine dining. You’ll find a comprehensive wine list if you’d like to purchase wine to complement your meal.

London: The Cotswolds and Broadway Tower with Cream Tea

3. London: The Cotswolds and Broadway Tower with Cream Tea

The Cotswolds is classified as an area of outstanding beauty, famed for its traditional villages, rolling hills, cream teas, sheep, and Victorian follies. It is one of the UK’s most popular tourist spots so join us on our small group tour to get a more ‘off the beaten track’ experience of this charming area. Beautiful in all seasons we will visit some of the highlights of the Cotswolds, all within a day’s driving distance from London. A rural idyll that was once the heart of the wool industry in the medieval times, exporting textiles throughout Europe. During the Victorian Era the newly built railways passed this area by, meaning that its medieval charm has been preserved. It was rediscovered by the pioneers of Arts & Crafts Movement and the Pre-Raphaelites in the late Victorian era, who made it fashionable and created lots of small artisan workshops making goods such as furniture, jewelry and ceramics. First we will go to Burford, known as the Gateway to the Cotswolds, an old Market town on the River Windrush that winds around a medieval church with a fascinating history. Then we will visit a variety of villages including Bibury with its Trout Farm and the old Weavers Cottages of Arlington Row. After a meander through nearby villages including Bourton on the Water, we will visit the iconic Broadway Tower for some great views across the countryside.

Oxford: River Cruise plus 6-Course Tasting Menu

4. Oxford: River Cruise plus 6-Course Tasting Menu

The Ultimate Fusion of the Finest River and Dining Experiences in Oxford. Combine a serene river cruise, with a superb six-course tasting experience at one of Oxford's finest restaurants. Your experience begins boarding one of our elegant Edwardian River Launches for a 40 minute cruise taking in the highlights of river life in Oxford. We see Folly Bridge, Christchurch Meadows, the University boat houses and part of the Regatta course whilst a complementary glass of Champagne is served. This can be a wonderful time to be on the river as the sun gets lower in the sky and the light takes on a magical quality. Disembark at The Folly, where your exquisite meal will be served in charming surroundings either inside the restaurant or on the floating river terrace. The tasting menu is a showcase of the very best seasonal dishes, and there is the option of a 6-course wine pairing, at £39 per person, or alternatively, you can choose from a comprehensive wine list to complement your meal

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James our guide and Chris the driver were both excellent. We had time in Oxford, Bampton and Highclere to explore on our own. It was enough time at Highclere. If you are a slow shopper or I can’t decide what you want it wasn’t enough time in Oxford. But it was a fairly tight time schedule because the high clear time was very defined and we had to be there at a certain time. The tour is very organized and James is a veritable encyclopedia of information! Highly recommended

Karen our tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable and Chris the driver was also hilarious and drove well! Oxford and the downton abby village stops were brief but that meant a really good about of time at Highclere! Grab some food in Oxford or bring with as there’s not much elsewhere. Really excellent tour and we’ll run! Would highly recommend!

It was amazing. Our guide was very good and very knowledgeable and our driver was amazing. We saw a lot in the day but it was very relaxing and enjoyable

James is a very knowledgeable guide and it’s a great tour to join! We enjoyed the whole trip!

Carol was wonderful! What a fun and informative visit!