The Friendly Planet Blog

The ultimate Christmas experience for every Downton Abbey fan

Few places are more beautiful than London at Christmas time. The city transforms from a bustling metropolitan hub to a winter wonderland: gentle snow falls on city streets, white lights illuminate store fronts, and children glide across popup ice skating rinks.

The atmosphere is alive with Christmas spirit, and for that reason, we’ve developed our newest, one-departure-only tour to introduce travelers to this regal destination.

The London with Downton Abbey Christmas Ball tour not only transports travelers to the heart of London for four nights, but as an added bonus, passengers will attend the exclusive Christmas Ball at Highclere Castle — the filming location for the hit PBS TV show Downton Abbey. Dress up in black tie, perhaps inspired by a favorite Downton Abbey character, and spend the evening touring the castle, sipping Champagne, dining on a decadent three-course meal, listening to Christmas carols around the tree, and reenacting life in the Victorian era.

Our team specially crafted this tour to provide passengers with a once-in-a-lifetime experience at a highly affordable price. In fact, all airfare, accommodations, breakfast daily, transfers, tickets to the Christmas Ball at Highclere Castle, and a half-day vintage London bus tour and Thames River cruise are all included in the price! Visitors can also opt for a full-day luxury excursion to Paris to extend their royal experience.

If you’re dreaming of a Christmas to remember for years to come, click over to our itinerary to learn more about this one-time-only tour. But remember, tickets are limited so book quickly!


  1. BethShereyf

    I love Downton Abbey! This would be an amazing trip. That castle is beautiful on tv. I imagine in person it could bring a tear to the eye.

  2. Pierrette Beaudry

    One of the best series if not the best I have ever watched. How I would love to see this castle.


Leave a Comment


(required, not published)