In the popular Emmy® Award-winning Masterpiece series Downton Abbey, the opulent estate plays such a prominent and integral role in the story, it becomes a character itself. Rhode Island PBS and Collette Vacations have collaborated to customize a trip of a lifetime for fans of the series and friends of Rhode Island PBS to visit the real life Downton Abbey: Highclere Castle. The visit is a special addition to the British Landscapes tour through England, Scotland, and Wales.
Just for Rhode Island PBS viewers and friends, Collette has extended their British Landscapes tour by one day to accommodate a visit to Highclere Castle, the filming location of the Downton Abbey series. Highclere Castle will be on a limited public tour schedule in 2013, and Rhode Island PBS is thrilled to be among the few tour groups permitted.
The Rhode Island PBS trip departs on the 11th of September 2013 and returns on the 21st. The 11-day excursion includes 15 meals (9 breakfasts and 6 dinners), round-trip airfare from Logan International Airport, air taxes, fees and surcharges, hotel accommodations, and transfers.
Travelers have several options to get more information about the itinerary:
1) Visit www.ripbs.org/britain
2) Q & A Slideshow
Thursday, 25 October 2012 at 6:30 P.M.
Travel planning professionals from Collette Vacations will be at the Rhode Island PBS studios on Thursday, 24 October 2012 to present a slide show, distribute informative pamphlets, and answer questions during this meeting.
3) Q & A Webinar
Monday, 29 October 2012 at 6:30 P.M.
Collette Vacations will host a Webinar (online meeting and visual presentation with live chat) on Monday, 29 October at 6:30 P.M. (Advance registration is recommended to verify proper video and audio set-up.) Click here for Webinar information.
4) Travel planning professionals at Collette Vacations are also prepared to answer questions at any time by telephone at 877-872-4331.