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Crystal Cruises NEW Downton Abbey Extended Land Programme

Crystal Cruises offers guests the rare opportunity to live the luxurious life depicted in the hit drama, Downton Abbey, on a post-cruise land programme in 2015.

On July 8th 2015, Crystal Symphony will set sail from Reykjavik, Iceland, on an 18-night North Cape and Arctic Circle “White Sea Exploration” voyage to Dover. When the cruise comes to an end, guests will have the chance to enjoy a two night “English Countryside & Highclere Castle” Extended Land Programme - complete with early 20th-century period costumes and cars plus exclusive access to filming locations, including Downton itself - the real-life Highclere Castle.

During the excursion, guests will visit Highclere Castle in Hampshire, arriving just like visitors on the show - in vintage 1920’s chauffeur-driven automobiles. There, Crystal travellers will be the guests of honour at a private champagne reception and tour of the estate, including numerous rooms made famous on the series, such as the library and drawing room. Prior to visiting the Castle, guests will also visit Berkshire’s Basildon Park, which is used as the Grantham family’s London house; Swan Inn, where Lady Sybil and Branson elope; Byfleet Manor, known as the Dowager Countess’ home, for lunch Downton-style, with period-costumed hosts; and Bampton, a village filled with locations that double as the Crawleys’ home, the hospital and the church where Lady Edith was jilted at the altar. At night, tour participants will sleep in an authentic English manor house - the Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire - boasting the most luxurious of modern amenities amid a centuries-old setting.

White Sea Exploration Aboard Crystal Symphony

Itinerary : Reykjavik, Iceland (overnight in port) | Akureyri, Icealnd | At Sea x4 | Archangel, Russian Federation | Solovetsky Island, Russian Federation | At Sea | Murmansk, Russia | Honningsvag, North Cape, Norway | Lofoten, Norway (overnight in port) | Bodo, Norway | Narvik, Norway | At Sea | Geiranger, Norway | Oye, Norway | Bergen, Norway | At Sea | Dover, England

Maiden calls for this voyage are: Solovetsky and Zayatsky Islands, Russian Federation, and Bodø, Narvik and Øye/Hørundfjord, Norway.

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For more information on this voyage or more details on the “English Countryside & Highclere Castle” extended land programme, please call one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677.