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  • 04
  • Oct
  • 2019

Visit the Filming Location of ‘Downton Abbey’ with Viking Cruises

Highclere castle famous as downton abbey with park and green trees newbury England

You can now combine your love of ‘Downton Abbey’ and European river cruises into one adventure.

While Viking Cruises have for years been offering ways for its guests to explore Highclere Castle, which is featured on the former TV series ‘Downton Abbey’ – the cruise line recently created a new way for passengers to experience even more of the acclaimed TV series turned movie.

As part of its “Great Homes, Gardens & Gin” cruise excursion, Viking Cruises partnered with Focus Features, Universal Pictures, and Carnival Films to develop a more detailed look at the various country-side settings in England used in Downton Abbey.

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Along with touring the main filming location of Highclere Castle with exclusive access, the extension of the normal tour includes visits to Broughton Castle, Chavenage House, the Bombay Sapphire Distillery, and the private home of Prince Charles – Highgrove House.

The extended Downton Abbey cruise excursion will also feature visits to the prestigious University of Oxford, Blenheim Palace, and the Cotswolds. History buffs can also explore legendary World War II beaches and the American Military Cemetery in Normandy.

The cruise excursion extension will be featured on Viking’s Rhine Getaway river cruise in 2021. 1.888.804.CRUISE (2784) so we can tell you how you can get in on these exclusive excursion opportunities.

Downton Abbey is a former PBS series that has been adapted for the big screen and is currently showing in theaters. The British TV import focuses on the lives of the Crawley family and their servants in a fictional Yorkshire country estate set in the early 20th century. There were 52 episodes that aired between 2010 and 2015 with the show being recognized as the ‘most critically acclaimed television show’ by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2011.

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Tour Downton Abbey with Viking Cruises

To help capture the excitement surrounding the movie and cult classic TV series, Viking Cruises has been offering exclusive tours of Highclere Castle since 2014. To tour Downton Abbey filming locations with Viking Cruises, the cruise line offers half-day guided tours on many of its ocean and river cruise sailings including Viking’s Egypt itineraries.

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