Agents with clients who are Downton Abbey fans may find a new tour from Zicasso.com of interest. Included is a private, guided tour of Highclere Castle and a visit to the home of Winston Churchill. The 8-day customizable Downton Abbey Season 3 Vacation has extras, Zicasso.com says.
The tour starts in London with a visit to the Victoria and Albert Museum, a treasure trove of Downton-themed cultural artifacts, from fashion, to art and furniture, as an introduction to living the high life, post-Edwardian style.
The tour moves to Staffordshire, Berkshire, and Oxfordshire, where travelers will visit several Downton-themed locations, including the village of Bampton, the real Downton Village, the real St. Mary's Church and Greys Court, the real Downton Place.
The trip also includes a visit to Shugborough Hall, a historic mansion. An an add-on excursion to Inveraray Castle in Scotland is available for those who wish to see how Lady Rose MacClare and her family lived at Duneagle.
Also included is a visit to Blenheim Palace, childhood home of Winston Churchill and a filming location for Downton Abbey writer Julian Fellowes' 2009 screenplay, The Young Victoria.
Also featured is a complimentary afternoon tea at London's historic Goring Hotel, once a WWI command center,which recently received Kate Middleton and family on the eve of the Royal Wedding, Zicasso.com notes. Pricing begins at $3,250 per person based on double occupancy.