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Highclere Castle & Oxford day tour from London

You have watched the series and seen the movie: now relive every scene of the worldwide hit ‘Downton Abbey’ at Highclere Castle – the stunning home of Lord and Lady Carnarvon, set in 1,000 acres of beautiful countryside.
Then discover the historic city of Oxford with an expert guide: world-famous for its university it is the perfect photo location with incredible architecture including Radcliffe Camera, the Sheldonian Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum and many more.

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  • What's included :
    • Visit stunning Highclere Castle, home to Lord and Lady Carnarvon
    • See unique antiquities relating to Tutankhamun in The Egyptian Exhibition
    • Relive scenes from ‘Downton Abbey’ at Highclere Castle
    • Marvel at Radcliffe Camera – the stunning exterior of the Bodleian library in Oxford
    • Enjoy a walking tour past the historic colleges of Oxford University
    • Expert guide
    • Superior Coach incl. Wifi & USB charging on board
    • Personal Audio Headset
    • Entry/Admission - Highclere Castle
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Highclere Castle Highclere Park, Newbury RG20 9RN England

    Highclere Castle has been home to the Carnarvon family since 1679 and is set amidst 1,000 acres of spectacular parkland, in the Hampshire countryside. The original house dates back to the Domesday Book while the present-day Castle was designed in 1842 by Sir Charles Barry – the same architect who designed the Houses of Parliament in Westminster. The gardens were designed for the 1st Earl of Carnarvon by the famous 18th century landscape gardener "Capability" Brown.
    The Castle’s history also includes a fascinating connection with ancient Egypt, as the 5th Earl, with Howard Carter, discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings in 1922.
    In more recent history, Highclere Castle has become the location of ‘Downton Abbey’ – the hugely successful drama series with over 11 million viewers in the UK and now shown in over 100 countries across the world.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Highclere Castle Highclere Park, Newbury RG20 9RN England

    The Egyptian Exhibition at Highclere Castle
    In November 1922 the 5th Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter stood outside a sealed door in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt and went on to discover the tomb of Tutankhamun. It was the first global media event and has given a legacy of understanding knowledge and insight into a remarkable civilisation.
    A highlight of the tour, The Egyptian Exhibition explores the path to the discovery of this most famous of tombs. The six rooms of the exhibition catalogues the Earl’s fascination with Egypt, his early excavations from 1906 onwards, his relationship with his friend Howard Carter and the discovery and contents of the tomb, including a magnificent reproduction of the sarcophagus. It begins with part of the Earl’s own collection of antiquities.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Highclere, Highclere, Hampshire, England

    Relive ‘Downton Abbey’ at Highclere Castle
    It has been over four years since Downton Abbey’s final television episode aired, capturing over 180 million of us, but while it left our screens, it has never left the hearts of its fans across the world.
    2019 saw the premier of Downton Abbey: The Movie in which the beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepared for the most important moment of their lives - a royal visit from the king and queen of England which left the future of Downton hanging in the balance.
    You have watched the series and seen the movie – now relive every scene during your visit to Highclere Castle: glide down the grand oak staircase like Lady Mary did on her wedding day, sit at Jackdaws Castle where Lady Edith so often found herself and take in the state dining room where many of the Dowager Countess' wonderfully acerbic lines were delivered by Dame Maggie Smith.

    Stop At: Oxford, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

    We continue our day with a visit to 'The City of Dreaming Spires', perhaps best known for its world-famous university and incredible architecture.

    The origins of Oxford University can be traced back to the 11th century, making it the oldest university in the English-speaking world.

    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, you'll see architecture from every period in English history, from early Saxon right through to the Gothic Revival.

    This is the only place in the country where you'll find buildings from every period in English history, which is what makes Oxford so unique. Highlights include Radcliffe Camera – the breath-taking exterior of the Bodleian Library, the Ashmolean Museum and the Sheldonian Theatre. You will also see the entrance to Christchurch College, linked with the Harry Potter films.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Pass By: Bodleian Library Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG England

    The Bodleian Library is the main research library of the University of Oxford, and is one of the oldest libraries in Europe. With over 12 million items, it is the second-largest library in Britain after the British Library.

    Pass By: Radcliffe Camera, Radcliffe Square, Oxford OX1 4AJ England

    The Radcliffe Camera is a building of Oxford University, England, designed by James Gibbs in neo-classical style and built in 1737–49 to house the Radcliffe Science Library. It is sited to the south of the Old Bodleian, north of the Church of St Mary the Virgin, and between Brasenose College to the west and All Souls College to the east. The Radcliffe Camera's striking circularity, its position in the heart of Oxford, and its separation from other buildings make it the focal point of the University of Oxford, and as such it is almost always included in shorthand visual representations of the university.

    Pass By: Christ Church, St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1DP England

    Christ Church is a constituent college of the University of Oxford in England. Christ Church is a joint foundation of the college and the cathedral of the Oxford diocese, which serves as the college chapel and whose dean is ex officio the college head.

  • Departure Point :
    Evan Evans Tours, 258 Vauxhall Bridge Rd, Westminster, London SW1V 1BS, UK
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • At Highclere Castle: Any bags must be carried and photography is not permitted inside the Castle.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 53 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • Limited vehicle capacity empty seats left next to single travellers & odd numbered groups / Personal audio headsets provided to maintain distancing / Inclusions vetted to ensure they adhere to safety measures / E-tickets only no paper tickets / Staff newly trained in safety measures
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.



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Activity ID: V-3858P176

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