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Golden Tours Takes Sightseers to the Homes of Period Dramas & More

From the stunning village backdrops to Downton Abbey and Pride and Prejudice to tours exploring the connections between the US and the UK, Golden Tours offers trips to suit all your guests.

Visit picturesque Cotswold villages. Photo: Shutterstock.
See the Iconic Downton Abbey Village in the Cotswolds

Featured in the hit British TV series Downton Abbey, the stunning village of Bampton was the backdrop for the fictional town of Downton Village and was used for most of the buildings in the show.

Golden Tours provides a dedicated tour of the area where guests can see St Mary’s Church, the Bampton Library, and Isabel Crawley’s house, and even get entry to St Mary’s Church and a behind-the-scenes exhibition at Bampton Library.

Bourton-on-the-Water, featuring a three-arched medieval bridge. Photo: Shutterstock.

During the tour, guests will also get to experience the ancient houses and shops of Burford and travel through Bourton-on-the-Water, which is often regarded as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’ and is home to England’s oldest pharmacy, a three-arched medieval bridge, and medieval almshouses.

The tour includes entry to Blenheim Palace and the Churchill Exhibition, with an optional lunch.

It’s the perfect getaway for lovers of Downton Abbey and rich British history!


Experience the Beauty of Lacock and Oxford

The preserved medieval village of Lacock has been around for over 200 years, and the original timber-framed cottages, quaint narrow pebbled streets, old village lock-up and lack of telephone cables and satellites are something to behold. The walking tour of Lacock will take you through the streets of the iconic village which has been the backdrop for periodic dramas such as Downton Abbey and Pride and Prejudice, as well as filming locations for the Harry Potter films.

Visit the stunning University of Oxford.

Oxford is home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world and is an iconic city filled with cobbled streets and incredible points of interest. This guided walking tour takes guests through the charming college courtyards including Christ Church College and Trinity College, the 17th-century Bodleian Library, the 13th-century University Church of St Mary the Virgin, and ancient squares, and towering spires. Admission to the Divinity School is also included.


Explore the Connections between the US and the UK

This panoramic bus tour takes guests past the locations and landmarks representing the strong relationship between the United Station and the United Kingdom. With connections found throughout the city, the tour includes the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation HQ, the Abraham Lincoln Statue, the new and former U.S. Embassies, Temple Gardens, London Bridge, HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge, St Clement Dane’s Church, the High Commission of Canada and more.


Experience the magnificence of St Paul's Cathedral. Photo: Shutterstock.

Guests will get to experience the magnificence of St Paul’s Cathedral – which includes the American Memorial Chapel honouring the American servicemen and women who died in World War II, as well as photo stops at All Hallows by the Tower, the oldest church in London and where the 6th U.S., and the Embassy of the Republic of Texas in St James’ Street.

A private tour of Benjamin Franklin House, the world’s only surviving residence of one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, will wrap up this historic day.


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