'Downton Abbey' Christmas Experience at Highclere Castle: Dinner, Champagne and Carols

'Downton Abbey' Christmas Experience at Highclere Castle: Dinner, Champagne and Carols
Cultural & Theme Tours > Movie & TV Tours > TV Tour
$656.01
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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Get into the festive spirit at ‘Downton Abbey’ this Christmas, with an evening visit and 3-course meal at beautiful Highclere Castle in Hampshire, setting of the popular British TV series. Enjoy a Champagne and canapé reception in the welcoming Saloon, and explore the public rooms prepared for your visit. Meet Highclere guides, who are on hand to tell you about the castle’s history and features, and sit down for a 3-course evening meal with wine. Afterward, listen to choristers perform a number of festive carols.

Leave London by luxury, air-conditioned coach and travel to Highclere Castle, the setting of popular television series Downton Abbey. A most wonderful setting during the festive Christmas period, the manor house is widely considered to be one of England’s most beautiful Victorian buildings. Enjoy a Champagne and canapé reception in the elegant Saloon room as you soak up the atmosphere in the famous stately home, enjoy the conversation of your fellow guests and watch the flames dancing in the open fireplace.

Some of the public rooms in the castle are open for the evening, and you’re free to explore them at your leisure. Spend time in the opulent Drawing Room, Smoking Room and Library — you may even recognize them from the Downton Abbey series! Chat to the Highclere guides in the main State Rooms, who are on hand to answer any questions you may have on the castle’s fascinating artwork, features and history.

Later in the evening, sit down to a sumptuous 3-course evening meal with wine. Pull Christmas crackers with your fellow guests, chat to newfound friends and enjoy delicious food prepared in the castle’s own kitchens. The emphasis here is on local produce — sourced and grown in the area. See the Itinerary for a sample menu. The free raffle after dinner is your chance to win prizes such as a Eurostar train ticket to Paris, chocolates and Champagne.

End your Downton Abbey experience around the Christmas tree back in the Saloon, and enjoy a festive performance of carols from a group of local choristers. Feel free to join in, of course!

At the end of the evening, return to London by luxury coach.

Special Offer - Book by December 11 to save 20% off our previously offered price! - Book Now!

Special Offer - Book by December 11 to save 20% off our previously offered price! - Book Now!

Get into the festive spirit at ‘Downton Abbey’ this Christmas, with an evening visit and 3-course meal at beautiful Highclere Castle in Hampshire, setting of the popular British TV series. Enjoy a Champagne and canapé reception in the welcoming Saloon, and explore the public rooms prepared for your visit. Meet Highclere guides, who are on hand to tell you about the castle’s history and features, and sit down for a 3-course evening meal with wine. Afterward, listen to choristers perform a number of festive carols.

Special Offer - Book by December 11 to save 20% off our previously offered price! - Book Now!