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Highclere Castle Express from London

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Hard Rock Hotel London
Great Cumberland Pl, Marylebone, London W1H 7DL, UK11.15am Outside the Hard Rock Hotel main entrance, Marble Arch (formerly the Cumberland Hotel)
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    Highclere Castle
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    Depart London and drive away from the city towards the South West of England, a journey that takes approximately 90 minutes from London. On arrival at Highclere Castle there will be time to enjoy the beautiful gardens; The Monk’s Garden, White Border, Secret Garden and Wood of Goodwill. There will be time for lunch, or a snack in the Tearooms where you can enjoy light lunches or afternoon teas made in the Castle kitchens, (please note that food and drink are not included) before entering Highclere Castle for an afternoon visit. You will have approximately 4 hours at the Castle. The Carnarvon family has lived at Highclere since 1679. Major rebuilding work was carried out in the 18th and 19th centuries, and in 1838, the 3rd Earl of Carnarvon brought in Sir Charles Barry to transform his home into a truly stunning mansion. During the First World War the Castle was transformed into a hospital, returning to a private home in 1922. To this day the current (8th) Earl and Countess of Carnarvon live partly in the Castle and partly nearby, but remain closely involved in the Castle's day to day life and future. On entry to Highclere Castle visitors follow a route through the Castle through with guides in each State room. The State rooms include the Saloon, Library, Dining room, Music room, Drawing room and Smoking room. Visitors can then go up the Red Stairs to view some of the Bedrooms and the Gallery, before walking down the Oak staircase back to the Saloon in the heart of the house. Many of the rooms from the series can be seen on the tour including the Parlour where the Crawleys take tea, the bedrooms and of course the Dining room (scene of many family arguments!). Return to London, the coach will drop off at Victoria coach and train station, which has excellent links for forward travel throughout London and beyond. You will arrive back in central London by appropriately 4.30pm, depending on traffic conditions.
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London Victoria Rail Station
Victoria, London SW1W 0AH, UKThis trip ends at London Victoria coach & rail station, which has great transport links across London and beyond.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Hard Rock Hotel London, Great Cumberland Pl, Marylebone, London W1H 7DL, UK
    Departure Time
    11:15 AM
    Duration
    8h
    Return Details
    London Victoria Rail Station, Victoria, London SW1W 0AH, UK
    Inclusions
    • Round trip transport by executive vehicle
    • Entry to Highclere Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Highclere Castle
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
    • Lunch - Please note no food and drinks are included in the price of this tour.
    • This service includes transfers & entry ticket to Highclere Castle. This service is not guided.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please note: this trip is not accompanied by a professional guide. On entry to Highclere Castle there are staff available in selected rooms to answer questions
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    This tour was all I had hoped it to be...and more! I’m beyond ecstatic that I had the opportunity to do this! <3 :)
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    If you are a Downton Abbey fan, this tour is a must. We had a very nice driver who showed episodes of the program while we were on the bus and also pointed out some interesting sites along the way.Great to walk around the grounds and see the rooms up close. Added bonus an
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    We will only indicate that we used this tour as a means to get to the castle which we loved. The actual tour as indicated above did not happen. The driver was 1 hour late to pick us up although the company kept calling us to tell us he was on the way. When he did arrive he
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    Everything we thought it would be and more and would recommend it for anyone who is a Downton Abbey fan
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    Bianca
    Montreal, Canada
    2511
    Magical day!
    The tour was great. We met our guide Amber and our driver Badger near a metro station early morning, then we made
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    AML0296
    10
    Good experience!
    I would recommend this tour to people looking for a brief tour of Oxford and more of an extended visit to the
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    Alessandro H
    Leticia, Colombia
    96
    Confort and pontuality
    We get into car (VAN) o'clock,. Driver was at hotel reception on time and was friendly. The vehicle was very
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    Anshul G
    31
    Best guides and tour package for Harry Potter and Oxford
    Debbie and Christine were best. Cristine guided us for Harry Potter and all the way up and down. Debbie was our
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    Cynthia RM
    Raleigh, North Carolina
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    A Million Thanks!!!!
    International Friends made it possible for me to visit the Harry Potter Studio Tour on fairly short notice. They
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    Olivia B
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    Exceeds Expectations!
    My boyfriend and I are keen Harry Potter fans but tickets to the Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour were sold out
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    Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter & Oxford Tour Review
    An extraordinary Tour and day with with Jo our Tour Guide and Badger our bus driver. The combining of these two
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    10
    Bus tour to Oxford and Harry Potter World
    The tour was great from start to finish. The staff were friendly, informative and very helpful all along the tour
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    Kelowna, Canada
    347122
    Don’t Miss This
    Get your tickets early! If you don’t want to spend the day here then go for a late entrance (if taking the
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    chazuni
    Alexandria, Virginia
    5723
    No better way from London in a day to taste the magic of this area!
    The best day trip available to get a taste of the magic of of this area. Guide and driver, Chrstine and Badger,
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