Our Downton Abbey tour from Southampton to London and Heathrow visits the village that was used in and inspired the making of the Downton Abbey TV series. Visit the real-life village of Downton,
Available on selected dates from £112 per Person
With hotel dropoff
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Our Downton Abbey tour from Southampton to London and Heathrow visits the village that was used in and inspired the making of the Downton Abbey TV series. Visit the real-life village of Downton, as well as some of the nearby pretty towns, and enjoy lunch in a traditional English pub. Led by an experienced guide, the tour will pickup from Southampton Port and will dropoff at Heathrow Airport and Central London.
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The tour begins at Bampton, which is the real-life version of the village of Downton. Here, you’ll get to see many of the iconic locations that feature in the series such as the post office, church, town square, and cottage hospital.
From here, we’ll drive through the English countryside, along the narrow lanes and past the sweeping green hills, towards Burford. This is one of the most iconic villages in the region, with typical sandstone coloured buildings and thatched-roofed cottages.
Enjoy lunch in a 15th Century tavern, complete with stone floors and wood fires, which is sure to put you in the Downton Abbey mood!
After lunch, we head to a beautiful town called Stow-on-the-Wold. The town was once an important centre for the wool trade, and today is known for its pretty shops, narrow cobbled streets and 16th Century Church. You’ll have free time to explore Stow-on-the-Wold.
From here, we drive towards Central London, stopping at Heathrow Airport along the way.
08:30: Depart Southampton Port
11:00-11:45: Visit Bamtpon
12:00-13:30: Visit Burford (with lunch)
13:45-14:45: Visit Stow-on-the-Wold
16:15-16:45: Drop-off at Heathrow Airport & Hotels (we don’t recommend this tour for anyone departing Heathrow Airport before 20:00PM.)
17:45: Drop-off at Central London hotels
19:00-19:15: Drop-off at London Victoria Station (from here, there are trains and buses to Stansted, Gatwick & Luton Airports)
All times are approximate and can vary according to traffic conditions
Departure from Southampton Port:
Most ships arrive at Southampton Port between 05:00-06:00. Disembarkation starts at around 07:00.
Your driver will meet you at the exit of the terminal building at 08:00
Departure from Southampton Port at 08:30
For London hotel and train station drop-off locations see here
For Heathrow Airport & Hotels drop-off locations see here
For Gatwick, Stansted or Luton Airports, we can drop you off at London Victoria Station. From here, there are trains and buses that go directly to these airports.
**If your accommodation is not on the list, please contact us with the name and full address. We can drop off at any city centre hotel, air bnb or guest house accommodation.
Lunch in a 15th Century Tavern
An expert tour guide
On our booking form, you will be asked to select your cruise ship. If your cruise ship is delayed then the tour bus will wait.
If your cruise ship is not on our list, you are still welcome to take the tour. However, in the unlikely event your ship is delayed, we cannot wait for you.
The luggage allowance is 2 large cases per passenger (maximum 23kgs per case) plus 2 pieces of hand luggage (max 10kg per case). If you have excess baggage, special baggage (like a wheelchair, mobility vehicle) or bulky items, contact us.
This Downton Abbey tour visits the village used in the making of the TV series, and other typical towns and villages of the region. It does not visit Highclere Castle.