From London: Day Trip to Highclere Castle and Oxford

From London: Day Trip to Highclere Castle and Oxford

From $122.36 per person

Relive scenes from Downton Abbey at Highclere Castle, set in 1000 acres of beautiful countryside, followed by a visit to the university city of Oxford.

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Duration 10 hours
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  • Visit the real-life Downton Abbey
  • Marvel at Egyptian artefacts and learn more about Tutankhamun at the Egyptian Exhibition
  • Admire Radcliffe Camera, the stunning exterior of the Bodleian Library in Oxford
  • Enjoy a walking tour past the historic colleges of Oxford University
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Visit the real-life Downton Abbey on this guided tour of Highclere Castle. Start your tour in the main State Rooms before heading upstairs to the Galleried Bedrooms. There are over 300 rooms in the castle, many of which you will recognize from scenes from the show. After exploring the bedrooms, head downstairs to the cellars and old staff quarters where you will find the Egyptian Exhibition. At the Egyptian Exhibition, discover the events that led to the Earl of Carnarvon's discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun. Wander through the exhibition's 6 rooms and learn more about his fascination with Egypt, his early excavations and even admire the Earl's own collection of antiques. In the afternoon, explore the university city of Oxford and its incredible architecture. Enjoy a walking tour of the city with your expert guide, who will bring the history and charm of this beautiful city to life. As you walk through the cobbled streets, witness architecture from every period in English history, from early Saxon right through to the Gothic Revival.
  • Entrance fees
  • Tour guide
  • Audio headset
  • Transportation
  • Wi-Fi
  • USB charging
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
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  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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