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3 Day Luxury Small Group Home Counties and Downton Abbey

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3 Day Luxury Small Group Home Counties and Downton Abbey

Country estates strolled by elegant aristocrats. City streets straight out of classic novels. Discover the England of page and screen on this star-studded tour that takes in many of the country's captivating filming locations.

Our adventure map

Map of Iconic England | 2017

Day by day

First Day we visit West Wycombe Park then Oxford then Marlow-On-Thames

Beautiful scenery, graceful architecture and a scandalous heritage – West Wycombe Park really sets the scene. Redeveloped in the 18th century by Sir Francis Dashwood, founder of the infamous Hellfire Club, the estate has starred in everything from period dramas to the fantastical Labyrinth. Next comes Oxford, where a walking tour introduces us to its historic colleges. Then it’s time to become acquainted with our magnificent country house hotel over a welcome dinner. (B, D)

Hotel:    Danesfield House Hotel and Spa 

Second Day we journey to Lacock and Bath then return to Marlow

Our adventure takes us to impossibly pretty Lacock, which doubled as Meryton Village in an adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. There’s time to peek inside the Abbey, whose peaceful cloisters have often graced the silver screen. Next comes another Austen favourite, Bath. From the Roman Baths to the Royal Crescent, a walking tour reveals thousands of years of history. After free time to explore, we return to Marlow. (B, D)

Hotel:    Danesfield House Hotel and Spa 

Third Day we see Henley-On-Thames and Highclere Castle and return to London

A spectacular riverside setting, historic market place and renowned boating heritage make Henley-on-Thames an English classic. Touring Highclere Castle and Gardens, made famous as the Crawley family’s stately home in Downton Abbey, is our final act. (B)

Travel Highlights

  • 2 nights' accommodation in boutique hotels
  • Experienced Tour leader
  • Luxury mini-coach transportation
  • Full English breakfast daily (B)
  • Two evening meals (D)
  • Entrance fee included to: West Wycombe Park, Lacock Abbey and Highclere Castle

The Difference

Go behind the scenes at the real Downton Abbey with a tour of Highclere Castle and Gardens

Live like lords and ladies with a stay at a former country house overlooking the River Thames

Saunter around Lacock village and West Wycombe Park, known for their film-set good looks

Guarantees, Bonds and Awards

  • This tour is run by our outstanding travel partners who are award winners British Travel Awards Best Small Group.
  • All Tours are Guaranteed Departures.
  • Tours are fully bonded, protected and guaranteed and you pay the operator directly when booking.
  • ABTA protected

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