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This “Tribute to Downton Abbey" Tour Keeps the Crawley Spirit Alive

On Sunday, Downton Abbey—the record-breaking Masterpiece series-turned-pop culture phenomenon—will bid a final (and undoubtedly very proper) farewell on PBS. As viewers prepare for life without the Crawley clan and their lovable staff of servants, online luxury travel company Zicasso is keeping the Grantham spirit alive with a “Tribute to Downton Abbey" tour.

Over the course of nine days (with costs starting at $4499 per person), travelers will explore some of the series’ most iconic locations throughout England and Scotland, including private guided tours of Grantham House, Downton Place, and (on day five) Highclere Castle, the magnificent British country house that doubles as the Crawley family’s titular home.

The tour begins in London, where guests will enjoy afternoon tea at The Ritz, before heading south to Horsted Keynes Station (which regularly plays the Downton Railway Station) and the Goodwood Estate, home of the Goodwood Motor Circuit (where the scenes of Brooklands Race Track were filmed for Downton’s final season). The final two days will be spent in Scotland, where fans will roam the grounds of Inveraray Castle, which filled in for Duneagle Castle, the childhood home of Lady Rose, in 2012's gut-wrenching Christmas special.

If it seems like a lot to organize, fear not: the travel pros at Zicasso have planned it all out for you. Which is the next best thing to having your very own Mr. Carson.

Images courtesy of Masterpiece.

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