Oxford and the Cotswolds & Downton Abbey

Friday, August 14, 2015 - 8:31am - Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 11:31pm

Savor three nights in a charming hotel in the heart of the Cotswolds and four nights in an historic five-star hotel in Oxford. A highlight will be a specially arranged visit to Highclere Castle, known to millions as Downton Abbey.

British Guild of Guides members lead exclusive tours of world-famous villages including Bampton, also of Downton Abbey fame. Enjoy an optional excursion to Jane Austen’s birthplace in Stevenson and her burial place at Winchester Cathedral. 

By special arrangement, Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill, Sir Winston Churchill’s cousin and brother of the present Duke of Marlborough, hosts an exclusive guided tour and private lunch in Blenheim Palace.

Enjoy a lecture on Oxford’s colleges and student life, explore the Ashmolean Museum and take a walking tour of historic Jericho, home of the Oxford University Press.

Farewell dinner in one of Oxford University’s colleges.  Accompanying will be Joan Russell, Vice President of Travel, native-born Brit and huge fan of "Downton Abbey".Three-night Cambridge Pre-Program and three-night Canterbury Post-Program Options.

$4,195 per person plus airfare.  Wait List Only

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