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Edwardian Lords and Ladies including Highclere Castle

5 Days 2 Countries 3 Cities

Edwardian Britain at its best, revealed through a five-day tailored itinerary locations.

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5 Days, 2 Countries, 3 Cities

Edwardian Lords and Ladies including Highclere Castle

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About this trip

This is Edwardian Britain at its best, revealed through a five-day tailored itinerary exploring several filming locations, including London, Blenheim Palace, Highclere Castle which doubles as the family's home, and the beautiful villages of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds that feature prominently, including Bampton and Cogges Farm, among others.


Trip type: Special Interest

Trip code: CF0002

4 Nights

accommodation

6 Meals
  • 4 full breakfasts

  • 2 dinners

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

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    • City tour in London

    • View Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace

    • Visit Blenheim Palace and its gardens, Cogges Farm and Highclere Castle


What's Included

Dining

    • 4 full breakfasts

    • 2 dinners


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Travel Highlights

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host at your Trafalgar London hotel

    • Use of Trafalgar's London Reception Centre offering a range of services including tickets for day trips and local attractions

    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

    • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. See airport transfers page link below for details

    • VIP entry to many sights


    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


Edwardian Lords and Ladies including Highclere Castle

Your Itinerary

1. Arrive London

Welcome to London, capital of Great Britain. Relax after check-in at your centrally located hotel or take a stroll down Oxford Street - one of the most famous shopping streets in the world. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception at a nearby traditional British pub.

Meal(s)
Welcome Reception
Hotel
Cumberland

2. London Sightseeing – Oxford (2 Nights)

This morning enjoy an included half-day morning sightseeing tour featuring Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. See the Changing of the Guard before the tour finishes in central London for free time for lunch. Later travel to the city of dreaming spires - Oxford. A short walking orientation of the city will show you the main sights and give you the opportunity to admire the magnificent architectural highlights of one of the world's greatest and oldest universities.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Hotel
Holiday Inn

3. Excursion to Blenheim Palace, Cogges Farm and Bampton

Today enjoy a full-day excursion from Oxford into the picturesque Cotswold countryside. First visit the impressive Blenheim Palace which was built for the 1st Duke of Marlborough, John Churchill from 1704 to 1722. With interiors designed by Sir Christopher Wren, this historic stately home was also birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill in 1874. During your guided tour with a Local Specialist, discover how the aristocracy lived and gain an insight into the 'upstairs and downstairs' of class conscious life. Enjoy some free time after the visit of the house to take in the splendid gardens. Later visit Cogges Farm. Learn of the relationship between land owners and tenant farmers and explore the great house and historic farm buildings with a Local Specialist. Finally stop in the village of Bampton before returning to your hotel in Oxford after a full day of Edwardian sightseeing- the perfect way to set the scene for tomorrows highlight visit. ( FB )

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Hotel
Holiday Inn

4. Oxford – Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey) – London

Today's highlight is a visit to the magnificent Highclere Castle. The architect of the castle was Sir Charles Barry - famed for his role in rebuilding the Palace of Westminster - also known as the Houses of Parliament. The main hall, library and sitting rooms are particularly impressive. Enjoy the fantastic gardens and consider visiting the tea rooms before your return to London. This evening meet with your Travel Director and travel companions for a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant with a toast to your unforgettable Edwardian experience.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Farewell Dinner
Hotel
Cumberland

5. Depart London

After breakfast, say farewell to London and your newfound friends as you prepare to return home after a fabulous Edwardian escape. London Airport Transfer services are available to purchase. Conditions apply.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast

Available Departures

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Sightseeing Highlights

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    • City tour in London

    • View Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace

    • Visit Blenheim Palace and its gardens, Cogges Farm and Highclere Castle


What's Included

Dining

    • 4 full breakfasts

    • 2 dinners


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What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host at your Trafalgar London hotel

    • Use of Trafalgar's London Reception Centre offering a range of services including tickets for day trips and local attractions

    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

    • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. See airport transfers page link below for details

    • VIP entry to many sights


    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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    The Days of Devotion tour was excellent in all respects, especially the efforts of travel director Jorge Coelho and driver Pedro Salvador. Both gentlemen clearly enjoyed what they were doing and made the trip that much more enjoyable for all of us. Imelda and I will definitely keep Trafalgar on

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    Trafalgar made sure that each day of our trip was well planned and that everyone enjoyed! Great tour director, Jorge Coelho!

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    Service rating : The director and bus driver were very accommodating.Product : Good, clean hotels with spacious rooms.

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    Service rating : James was a fantastic Travel Director. His knowledge on everything relating to our trip was astounding, and I appreciated the perspective he was able to give on the sites we were visiting.Product : I had a lot of expectations going into this trip, and Trafalgar surpassed them

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