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Downton Abbey Tours from Oxford - page 3

Downton Abbey Tours from Oxford

Few British period TV series have captured the world’s attention the way Downton Abbey did, with millions of viewers around the globe tuning in. Here are a few ways to follow in the footsteps of the famous Crawley family, using Oxford as a base.

Cotswolds Filming Sites

Many of the set locations made famous in Downton Abbey are in Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds—the countryside outside Oxford—and the city makes a great base from which to go exploring. Tours visit picturesque hamlets such as Bampton (which doubles up as the on-screen Downton village) Bladon, Cogges, and Swinbrook, and spot some of the locations featured in the series. There’s the home of Isobel Crawley, the church where Lady Mary married Matthew Crawley, the village where Lady Sybil eloped with then-chauffeur Tom Branson, and the Grantham Arms pub—where scheming maid Edna seduced the widowed Branson. Although not directly linked to Downton Abbey, nearby UNESCO World Heritage–listed Blenheim Palace is also featured on many tours from Oxford.

Highclere Castle Filming Sites

Home to the Carnarvon family, Highclere Castle is the real-life 17th-century stately home that doubled for Downton Abbey itself in the popular television series. Downton fans will recognize the castle’s sweeping driveway, grand facade, and main hall featured heavily throughout the series; some of the bedrooms were used as well.

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Cotswolds Summer Adventurer Tour

Cotswolds Summer Adventurer Tour

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The Cotswolds, a picturesque region in England, epitomizes idyllic village life. Visit a trove of thatched cottages, trout farms and tea shops, and centuries-old estates during this small-group guided tour. Highlights include Bibury’s Arlington Row—known as the prettiest street in England—and the real-life backdrop to hit series “Downtown Abbey.”
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.08
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$119.08

Downton Abbey and the Cotswolds

Downton Abbey and the Cotswolds

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Head into the English countryside to visit Highclere Castle, the site of Downton Abbey, on this day trip from Oxford. You'll have the chance to see where filming took place at the real-life home of the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon and explore the grounds of the castle. Then check out the village of Bampton, which stood as Downton village, where Lady Mary, the rest of the Crawley family, and other characters spent much of their time. Lastly, take a drive through the villages of the northern Cotswolds. A stop for lunch is made at the Swan Inn in Swinbrook (not included).
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$140.09
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$140.09

The Cotswolds and Shakespeare Tour from Oxford

The Cotswolds and Shakespeare Tour from Oxford

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Delve deeper into the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon than you could independently in a day on this small-group tour from Oxford. With a driver-guide and minivan transport to free you from travel hassles, you can simply enjoy the scenery on route to Stratford. After a guided walk and optional visit to Shakespeare’s birthplace, criss-cross through the Cotswolds, dipping into stone villages along the way.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.08
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$119.08

Blenheim Palace Guided Tour from Oxford- private tours

Blenheim Palace Guided Tour from Oxford- private tours

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Experience Blenheim Palace through the eyes of a historian, as well as the eyes of an explorer.  With maximum four people in your group, you’ll enjoy a personalized 90-minute tour with your private guide.  Afterwards, explore the palace and its grounds at your own pace, pausing where and when you like. At the end of the day, easy to use public transportation takes you back to Oxford.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$350.22
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$350.22
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Cotswold Winter Adventurer
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Cotswold Winter Adventurer

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The Cotswolds are the epitome of classic English countryside: from thatched-roof cottages and riverside hamlets to rolling green hills, the scenery has earned the region an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty designation. This full-day, small-group tour from Oxford makes it easy to see the sights. Traveling by luxury minibus, you’ll venture to some of the Cotswolds’ prettiest villages. As you go, your guide will share facts and stories about the region’s key landmarks and wealth of history.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.08
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$119.08

Private Guided Tour via Luxury Mercedes in Cotswolds

Private Guided Tour via Luxury Mercedes in Cotswolds

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Stray from the beaten path and visit Cotswolds’ attractions that aren’t covered by typical tours on a day trip that transports you in a luxury Mercedes vehicle. Taking a private tour means that you’ll receive undivided attention from your guide and enjoy the flexibility to tailor your itinerary according to your preferences.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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$181.64
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$181.64

Private Round Trip Transfer: Heathrow Airport to Oxford

Private Round Trip Transfer: Heathrow Airport to Oxford

Book a private airport transfer from Heathrow Airport to Oxford City and back to the Airport with a professional chauffeur driver to travel in style. Meet and greet service provided customers at the arrivals terminal at Heathrow Airport.  Passengers can travel to any address in following postal code areas in Oxford: OX1, OX2, OX3, OX4, OX5 Price showing here is for a vehicle not per person.
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  • 1 minute to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$308.20
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$308.20
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Oxford Castle and Prison Guided Tour

Oxford Castle and Prison Guided Tour

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Feel like you’ve gone back in time on this 1-hour tour of Oxford Castle. Led by a costumed guide who plays a real-life character from history, you’ll explore the Norman castle’s medieval remains, from the prison to the 900-year-old crypt. Climb up the steps to the top of St. George’s Tower, discover the Debtors’ Tower and the prison’s D-Wing, and make your way to the mound of the 11th-century motte-and-bailey castle.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.29
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$21.29

Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and the Cotswolds Day Tour

Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and the Cotswolds Day Tour

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With a small and personal group, visit three of England’s most famous locations in a single day. Join us on a journey through the heart of the English countryside, to the unblemished rolling green hills of the famous Cotswolds. Piercing the morning fog, to exploring the traditional farmland; our small vehicle is able to visit locations others simple are not. Be transported back to a simpler time, of quaint villages, thatched cottages and medieval churches. Our guide will expertly uncover the history and beauty of this area that has attracted global attention. Of course, we incorporate some time to visit rural shops to sample their natural and rare products, along with a traditional historic pub for lunch. You can either eat the locally sourced produce at this pub, or take in the idyllic views with your own pack lunch (not included).
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  • 8 hours
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$151.14
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$151.14

Cotswold Winter Explorer

Cotswold Winter Explorer

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Get to know the Cotswolds on a day trip that's set up just for the winter months. Introducing you to the sights best seen during the colder weather, the tour puts the spotlight on the quaint stone villages for which the region is loved. Admire the thatched-roof cottages and rolling hills around Asthall, Swinbrook, and Bourton-on-the-Water -- the so-called Venice of the Cotswolds. On the way back to Oxford, you'll enjoy further stops at Moreton-in-Marsh and Woodstock with its links to Sir Winston Churchill.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.08
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$119.08

Oxford Private Guided Walking Tour

Oxford Private Guided Walking Tour

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Oxford is one of England’s most renowned university cities and a private tour means you can explore at your own pace. On this 3-hour walking tour, admire Oxford landmarks such as the Bodleian Library, Christchurch Cathedral, and the Ashmolean Museum; learn more about the city’s fascinating history and heritage; and see the famous Oxford University colleges.
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  • 3 hours
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$359.22
per group
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$359.22
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Oxford Combined Cycle Walking Tour - (Saturdays Only April to August)

Oxford Combined Cycle Walking Tour - (Saturdays Only April to August)

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Explore more of Oxford’s University buildings, riverside parks, and picturesque countryside on this small-group half-day bike tour. Admire city landmarks such as the Bodleian Library and Christchurch; cycle along the scenic River Thames Path; and visit local villages such as Iffley, Binsey, and Old Marston.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.07
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$105.07
Price varies by group size

Oxford City to London Heathrow Airport Private Transfer Service

Oxford City to London Heathrow Airport Private Transfer Service

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Private transfers provide a terrific way to get to the airport from your Hotel or Private residence, Depart from Oxford to Heathrow Airport, the easy way with a pre-booked private transfer service, at a time that suits you. A professional driver will pick you up directly from your Hotel or Private residence, AirBnB. Relax and enjoy the ride as you make your way in a comfortable sedan or minivan with a lot of space for your luggage. • Private door-to-door transfer • Service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week • Enjoy smooth, friendly and hassle-free transfer service • Rates cover private groups of 1 to 2, 3 to 4 and 5 to 8 passengers
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.06
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$98.06
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Walking Tour Combined with River Punting Rowing (3 hours duration)

Walking Tour Combined with River Punting Rowing (3 hours duration)

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This fantastic combination tour allows you to see the highlights of Oxford from the land and the water on the same day. You’ll save hours shortlisting the city’s top sites by having a guide to show you around instead. The guided walking tour takes you past top city sites including Oxford University, Harry Potter filming locations, and Christ Church Meadow. A highlight of the tour is a boat trip, where you can choose to row yourself or have a chauffeur to punt for you.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$280.18
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$280.18
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Cotswolds One Day or Half Day Driving Tour with Local Guide

Cotswolds One Day or Half Day Driving Tour with Local Guide

Swap Oxford for a day visiting the picturesque countryside gem of The Cotswolds. This flexible experience is well suited for travelers of all fitness levels, as you can choose to either go on a cycling tour or a driving tour by car/minibus. Wander around scenic villages, and admire traditional architecture, and rolling hills. Highlights include Bourton-on-the-Water, Broadway Tower, and lots of scenic viewpoints.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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$1,036.43
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$1,036.43
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Inspector Morse, Lewis & Endeavour Tour of Oxford

Inspector Morse, Lewis & Endeavour Tour of Oxford

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Visiting Oxford on foot is the best way to see it and this tour is great for Morse, Lewis and Endeavour fans. Follow in Morse's footsteps with your expert and enthusiastic Guide who will remind you of episodes past and explain all the story lines. See some of Morse's favourite pubs and many of the buildings used as locations for these popular TV detective series! The City of Oxford has not changed much since last century and with so many ancient and impressive sights to see, this is an excellent all round tour to take.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.82
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$30.82

Inspector Morse, Lewis, and Endeavour Locations Private Walking Tour in Oxford

Inspector Morse, Lewis, and Endeavour Locations Private Walking Tour in Oxford

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Follow in the footsteps of Inspector Morse and his successors on this private ‘Inspector Morse,’  ‘Lewis,’ and ‘Endeavour’ walking tour in Oxford. With your own Blue Badge or Green Badge guide to lead you on their recommended route for the day, explore Oxford’s streets to see the buildings and places frequented by Morse, Lewis, and Hathaway as you hear about the series characters, production, and plotlines. Includes choice of morning or afternoon departure.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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$215.53
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$215.53
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London to Stratford, Oxford and The Cotswolds (Small Groups - Oxford Alumni)
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London to Stratford, Oxford and The Cotswolds (Small Groups - Oxford Alumni)

With a small and personal group, visit three of England’s most famous locations in a single day, led by one of our expert Oxford University educated guides. After exploring the birthplace of William Shakespeare, and England's largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the group will depart for Oxford, the world’s top-ranked University and one of the most interesting historical city centers that you could hope to see. You tour will be provided in a way that only Oxford alumni could provide.
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  • 9 hours
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$167.91
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$167.91

PRIVATE Inspector Morse Private Tour Oxford

PRIVATE Inspector Morse Private Tour Oxford

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Calling all fans of the iconic British TV programme, Inspector Morse, this 2-hour tour visit famous filming locations around Oxford. With a private guide, you’ll visit recognizable settings inside the Bodleian Library, Exeter College, and the Divinity School, all within the prestigious Oxford University campus. The tour concludes at a historic pub regularly featured in the Inspector Morse shows.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$168.11
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From
$168.11
Price varies by group size

Small and Exclusive Oxford Highlights Tour

Small and Exclusive Oxford Highlights Tour

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Explore the university city of Oxford on a tour that showcases its highlights in just a couple of hours. The walking tour introduces you to many of Oxford's famous colleges and university buildings as you stroll around the city with a guide. Get recommendations for things to do and see in the city in your own time, and hear insider tips for Oxford's many restaurants. The experience includes a visit inside one college and either the Divinity School or the University Church of St. Mary the Virgin.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.02
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$28.02

Oxford Guided Tour (in your foreign language)

Oxford Guided Tour (in your foreign language)

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This Oxford Guided Tour is an ideal choice for first-time visitors to the city, especially those who are Harry Potter fans. As it’s a private tour, you won’t waste any time waiting around for other travelers and can customize your tour based on your needs. Decide which sites you want to visit, and enjoy a day exploring Oxford’s top landmarks with a guide. Potential attractions you’ll see include New College, and the Divinity School at the Bodleian Library.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$215.53
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From
$215.53
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Oxford Scenic Cycle Tour- 2 persons minimum (from April 2022)

Oxford Scenic Cycle Tour- 2 persons minimum (from April 2022)

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Immerse yourself in the charming English countryside on a 2-hour cycling tour from Oxford. In a small group limited to 15, you’ll cycle along the Thames River and pass narrow boats, ducks and swans, and traditional country pubs. Stop to learn about the area’s rich history and take photos in Christchurch and Binsey, home to medieval thatched cottages and a Norman chapel.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.07
Price varies by group size
From
$105.07
Price varies by group size

Cotswold Rover

Cotswold Rover

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This is a perfect half-day tour for those wanting to experience the delights of the Cotswolds but who cannot spare a whole day. You will see idyllic stone hamlets, hidden valleys and rivers and be entertained with stories about the history and culture of the region and local traditions. An unforgettable introduction to one of Britain's finest regions delivered by local experts in a small group tour.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.06
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$91.06

Private Oxford Students Tour with Entrance Advice Session

Private Oxford Students Tour with Entrance Advice Session

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If you are considering studying at Oxford, then what better way to acquaint yourself with the application process and to find out what student life is like, than to book our private tour plus Q and A session with our Oxford or Cambridge educated university alumni guides? Expected total activity duration is 90-120 minutes walking tour plus up to one hour Q and A session led in person and/or by online process.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$280.16
per group
From
$280.16
per group