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Explore 'Downton Abbey's' Highclere Castle and the English countryside on a Thames cruise

Explore 'Downton Abbey's' Highclere Castle and the English countryside on a Thames cruise
A weeklong River Thames barge cruise visits castles and estates in the British countryside on an eight-passenger vessel. (Magna Carta)

"Downton Abbey" fans will get a chance to explore Highclere Castle, the centerpiece of the popular TV series, during a weeklong barge cruise aboard the Magna Carta, an eight-passenger hotel barge. The tour, organized by Frontiers Elegant Journeys,  will include stops at several British castles and estates, including Cliveden, the mansion once owned by the Astor family, and Hampton Court Palace, the one-time home of Henry VIII.

Dates: March 27, April 3, May 1 and May 29.

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Price:  From $4,490 per person, double occupancy. Includes accommodations, meals, wines, excursions, local transfers and admissions. International airfare not included.

Info: Frontiers Elegant Journeys, (724) 935-1577

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