Tour the Real “Downton Abbey” with Zicasso

written by | Posted on February 27th, 2013

Highclere Castle Downton Abbey.
(Photo by Bas Sijpkes on Flickr)

 

Zicasso’s new 8-day Downton Abbey-Season 3 Customizable Vacation is taking travelers behind the scenes of the popular English costume drama with a tour through England.

The itinerary starts with a 2-day stay in London before heading to Shugborough Hall in Staffordshire to see a historic mansion. The tour continues to Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire and then heads to the village of Bampton and St. Mary’s Church, where many scenes from the show take place. Travelers will also take a guided tour through Highclere Castle, the main filming location of “Downton Abbey.”

The tour includes four-star hotel accommodations (with the possibility of upgrading to five-star for a fee); breakfasts; transfers; day tours; and a private driver-guide, who is an expert historian on WWI, the British monarchy and noble society. In addition, tours booked by April 15 will include afternoon tea for two at Goring Hotel in London.

Travelers can add on a 2-day extension to the Scottish Highlands to visit Inveraray Castle—the home of “Downton Abbey” character Lady Rose MacClare—from $499 pp dbl. Tour rates start at $3,250 pp dbl. For more information, click here.