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Downton Abbey and Highclere Castle Tour from London provided by International Friends

Downton Abbey and Highclere Castle Tour from London

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Updated 22/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Downton Abbey and Highclere Castle Tour from London
50% of all available seats will be left empty to ensure customer space and distancing.
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Updated 22/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
  • You'll start at
    Hard Rock Hotel London
    c, o, Great Cumberland Pl, Marylebone, London W1H 7DL, UK
    07.30am Outside the Hard Rock Hotel main entrance, Marble Arch (formerly the Cumberland Hotel)
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  • 1
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Highclere Castle
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    London Victoria Rail Station
    Victoria, London SW1W 0AH, UK
    Returns to London Victoria Station at approximately 6.30pm.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Hard Rock Hotel London, c, o, Great Cumberland Pl, Marylebone, London W1H 7DL, UK
Return Details
London Victoria Rail Station, Victoria, London SW1W 0AH, UK
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Entry to Highclere Castle
  • Entry to Cogges Manor Farm
  • Guided tour of Bampton
  • Entry/Admission - Bampton Library
  • Entry/Admission - Cogges
  • Entry/Admission - Highclere Castle
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: Once the booking is submitted all sales are final, non-changeable, non-transferable and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Macnanc wrote a review Jul. 2020
Edmonds, Washington60 contributions64 helpful votes
I have nothing but good things to say about this company. We have used them once in the past and had such a wonderful tour that we booked them again this year. Unfortunately Covid-19 prevented us from traveling to the UK and we asked to cancel. Our tour venue was not being
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Mark wrote a review May 2020
Charlotte, North Carolina1 contribution
No hassle refund during the virus crisis even though the tour was theoretically not concealable. Appreciate that and hope to rebook in the future.
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Date of experience: May 2020
patfromnz wrote a review May 2020
Masterton, New Zealand14 contributions3 helpful votes
So sad we could not go on our Downton Abbey trip because of pandemic. When possible we will rebook. Service for organising refund was excellent and they were very helpful. A pleasure to deal with in these difficult times. See you in a couple of years!
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Jarne wrote a review Nov. 2019
Staten Island, New York39 contributions51 helpful votes
I have taken International Friends tours before. One thing I know is that We had to get to the bus stop early to get a front row seat because on hot days the back does not benefit from the air conditioning. Plus the seating can be quite uncomfortable especially in the back
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Response from iftravel, Guest Relations Manager at Downton Abbey and Highclere Castle Tour from London
Responded 6 Nov. 2019
Good morning,  Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am glad to read that you enjoyed the day with Tony. Please be assured that all of our vehicles are purpose built, fully air conditioned executive touring vehicles and I am very sorry that you found this uncomfortable. The reason for the smaller group size, and as such the smaller vehicle, is to allow the bus to get to the off the beaten track Downton Abbey filming locations. If this tour was operated in a bigger vehicle, these locations would be simply inaccessible and it would have been a different tour. I am sorry that you did not realise that the tour would be a small group experience.  Thanks again for taking the time to write a review, and we hope to see you again soon!  Kind regards, International Friends. 
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MN Traveler wrote a review May 2019
Minnesota18 contributions3 helpful votes
My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed this small group (12) tour of Downton Abbey filming locations in Cotswolds villages (Swinbrook, Shilton and Bampton) and Highclere Castle. Our guide, Andrew, was amazing. He knew everything about the show. Had fun facts and answered any
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Date of experience: May 2019
About the operator

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By: International Friends
Great day out
Ah this was magical! We didn't really know what to expect from the tour but it definitely exceeded expectation. It
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Michael W
Well preserved, with excellent audio tour, and signage.
Well preserved site. excellent audio tour that fully explained all aspects of Stonehenge in a simplistic yet info
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love international friends - thank you
with covid - everyone on the planet gives refunds - airbnb, hotels, airlines. everyone except the lovely, caring d
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Hassle free refund
Unfortunately due to the COVID19 travel ban, we were not able to make it to this trip. However, the staff was very
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Hassle-Free Rescheduling
When we scheduled our British Isles cruise, we thought that a Highclere Castle tour would be the perfect post-cruis
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Wonderful Customer Service
While I unfortunately was not able to take this tour (yet), I wanted to share my great experience with this company
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A fantastic tour with Andrew and Badger!
My 21yo daughter and I are huge HP fans, and we planned our trip to the UK and Scotland for the past 2 years, with
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Didn't get to go...but want to share my experience.
We decided to spend an extra night near the airport before our cruise so we could rest up from the flight and tour
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While we were unable to make the trip due to Covid 19, we were promptly & cheerfully issued a full refund We will
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Supportive Staff
Due to COVID-19, my travel plans were cancelled for this year. I had planned for my trip and tours for over a year
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A Good Company To Schedule Excursions With
We had 2 excursions scheduled for June 2020 with this company. Due to the Covid-19 fiasco, everything was cancelle
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Tour Cancelled due to Covid-19 but Received 5 Star Customer Service
We chose this transfer from the Southampton cruise port to our London airport hotel as it seemed like a fabulous wa
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Can't wait to get to London
We were so disappointed that our trip to London was canceled due to COVID-19. The highlight of the trip was going
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Excellent Customer Care
While we did sign up and pay for this tour, scheduled for late April, Covid-19 forced cancellation. That said, ever
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Outstanding Service in a time of Crisis!
In 2019 we booked several post cruise tours and transportation arrangements with International Friends for June 202
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Key Details
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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