The Upstairs Downstairs Tour around London & the countryside – This is the very best of the Downton film locations both in London and in the Countryside. It does not go to Highclere Castle.
Your day starts when your registered tour Guide collects you from your hotel and drives you out into the Oxfordshire countryside. As you pass through London your guide will stop and show you a selection of the Downton London locations. The exact locations will depend on where you are staying in London, but don’t worry you will see the rest when you return late afternoon.
Arriving in the Cotswold’s mid- morning we will stop at the small village that became (Kirbymoorside) where Anna’s bus splashes through the stream outside the pub where Bates worked. We will also visit the pub where Branson and Lady Sybil stay when they elope in Series 2.
The star attraction of the morning will be visiting the Cotswold village that became the village of Downton. Your Guide will give you a guided tour of the village, where you will see the exteriors of familiar sites such as Downton hospital, 2 village pubs, the former home of Matthew Crawley and the local church, where all the weddings and funerals took place. We will visit inside the church (providing the church has no services on) There will be time for you to explore the village for yourself as well.
Leaving Downton behind we will return to London but before we do we need lunch. Where better than to have lunch than at Yew Tree Farm from the series. The farm was used as the home of Mr Drewe, the tenant who agrees to help raise Lady Edith’s daughter without anyone knowing. Lunch is in the farms main eating area and then your guide will give you a private tour of the grounds and the locations.
Arriving back in London we carry on viewing the London Locations. Besides the film sites you will see how the rich would shop, relax, dine and live. See where lady Grantham would shop for clothes and visit the shops where Lord Grantham would purchase clothing for the Hunting weekends. Your tour will show you a London as you have never seen it before. There are so many surprises on this this tour it is too good to miss. Follow the footsteps of the landed gentry and see the restaurants they would visit, the areas where they lived, and the Clubs they belonged to. During the tour see where Harold, the ‘maverick playboy’ son of Martha (Shirley MacLaine) and brother to Cora, played by Elizabeth McGovern, sat and enjoyed their London picnic.
Visit sites that were used in the first and second series, and Matthew Crawley’s work place. Stroll along the pathway where Lady Mary Lady Rosamund walk and talk and where did Anna visit to find out information about bates View the London family home (exterior only) and learn some secrets regarding the making of the series. See the building that became Buckingham Palace, the registry office where Rose MacClare married Atticus Aldridge, the Grand Hotel Entrance plus the Embassy Club and the Lotus Club. This tour will show it all to you.
Tour Price £699.00 per taxi up to 6 people
OPTION 2 – We also offer this tour without London so you can visit the Cotswolds Villages and farm that became part of the Downton series and then carry on driving through the Cotswolds and viewing the wonderful villages of this area.
OPTION 3 – We also offer this tour without London so you can visit the Cotswolds Villages and farm that became part of the Downton series then carry on to Blenheim Palace ancestral Home of Winston Churchill. This is a spectacular Palace and one not to be missed.
OPTION 4 – We also offer this tour without London so you can visit the Cotswolds Villages and farm that became part of the Downton series then carry on to Oxford the “City of dreaming spires” This makes a fantastic day out
DISCLAIMER: This tour is an unlicensed and unauthorised tour of sites featured in the television series ‘Downton Abbey’ produced by Carnival Film and Television and NBCUniversal International Limited. Capital Taxi Tours Ltd and this tour does not have any association with, or connection to, the television series ‘Downton Abbey’, Carnival Film and Television or NBCUniversal International Limited.