If you are an avid traveler and also a substantial fan of the Downton Abbey series there’s an thrilling new chance for you. Viking River Cruises, which has frequently been named as the premier cruise line in the travel business, is partnering up with the upcoming Downton Abbey film to enable travelers to encounter expanded privileged access to Highclere Castle. Here’s what you will need to know.

Step Inside The Historical Drama

Viking Cruises has partnered with Concentrate Functions, Universal Images and Carnival Films for the release of the new complete-length film Downton Abbey, which will hit theaters later this year. Starting in 2021, Viking will add a new pre and post-cruise extension referred to as Excellent Properties, Gardens & Gin. This encounter will enable fans and guests to get a taste of the English way of life though also providing Downton Abbey fans an chance to step inside the historical drama, which followed the lives of the Crawley loved ones and their servants in the family’s Edwardian nation home. The British series initial debuted in the UK back in September of 2010 and in the U.S. in January of 2011 and depicted how some of the excellent events in history had an impact on the lives of the Crawler loved ones and on the British social hierarchy.

Extension Offered On Viking’s Rhine Getaway

The new 5-day extension will be offered on Viking’s Rhine Getaway river cruise itinerary and British Isles Explorer ocean cruise itinerary. The plan incorporates Viking’s Privileged Access® tour of Highclere Castle, as nicely as a go to to Broughton Castle, household to the influential Fiennes loved ones, whose members incorporate the renowned British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes and actors Ralph Fiennes and Joseph Fiennes.

“Many of our guests had been introduced to each Viking and Highclere Castle though watching the Downton Abbey series. For this cause, we are linked in the minds of lots of Downton Abbey fans,” stated Karine Hagen, Executive Vice President of Viking, in a new statement to the press. “Partnering for the release of the new film is a all-natural extension of our close partnership with Highclere Castle and our close private friendship with the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon – with whom we proudly produced Viking’s highest-rated cruise extension.”

Excursions Will Contain

Privileged Access excursions will incorporate experiences such going to St. Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum “behind closed doors” a private cooking class in a Tuscan castle 3 diverse extensions that go to Highclere Castle, the filming place of Downton Abbey and an exclusive dinner in the Churchill War Rooms in London.

A single of the causes why so lots of avid and seasonal travelers choose Viking time and time once more is since they really like the cruise line for their clean, sophisticated and Scandinavian-inspired décor. Plus, they give their guests a true chance to encounter a cultural immersion trip, which is one thing that you do not frequently get from a cruise line.

Even even though there are often offered American classics on board, guests can also dine at each and every a single of their destinations. If that weren’t sufficient, there’s also a correct concentrate on cultural immersion experiences each onboard and onshore as nicely. There are Viking Chef-hosted trips to nearby farmers markets, tea at household with nearby residents and visits with nearby households and schoolchildren to give you a a single-of-a-sort and unforgettable cruise.

Your Opportunity To Win A Trip To Highclere Castle

Viking is providing U.S. residents a likelihood to win a trip to Highclere Castle, with the grand prize which includes roundtrip international Company Class air for two, an eight-day Paris & the Heart of Normandy river cruise and the three-evening land extension plan going to Oxford and Highclere Castle. For additional info and to enter by October 31, 2019 go to: https://www.vikingrivercruises.com/unique-presents/highclere-castle-sweepstakes-river-hp.html

It is also been noted that from now by way of September 30, 2019, U.S. residents can take benefit of unique savings on cruise fares, and up to free of charge air on pick 2019, 2020 and 2021 ocean and river itineraries.

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