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‘Downton Abbey’ Cruises


Currently available on April 9, 16 & 30; May 28; July 9, 16 & 30; August 6 2017. Autumn dates to be announced in late Spring.

For a number of departures on hotel barge Magna Carta’s classic cruises, an excursion to Highclere Castle, setting for the renowned period drama series “Downton Abbey”is included.
 
The hugely impressive Victorian castle sits on an expansive 1,000 acre estate surrounded by gardens and is the iconic home to the fictional Crawley family on the show. The “real” Downton Abbey has been owned by the Carnarvon family since 1679, where Lord and Lady Carnarvon still live today.

Highclere Castle (April 2011)

Actually,  it is just one of many memorable tours in the Magna Carta itinerary. There is Cliveden, a magnificent mansion once owned by the Astor family and the scene of much political intrique and scandal in the 1960’s, as well as Hampton Court Palace, the magnificent Tudor home of Cardinal Wolsey and then Henry VIII which was a Royal residence until Victorian times.
 
   
And, of course, on every cruise along the Royal River Thames, our guests will also enjoy gourmet cuisine, fine wines, gourmet cuisine and impeccable service from an attentive crew, offering a taste of the grace and elegance that is  “fit for royalty”.  See Full Itinerary 
 


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