Regent Seven Seas Cruises in partnership with Artful Travelers and PBS, have announced an exclusive “Downton Abbey” special event as part of Regent’s upcoming cruise sailing from London to Stockholm on August 27, 2014.
On this full-day pre-cruise excursion, you’ll travel by luxury coach through the idyllic English countryside, arriving at Baisldon Park for a guided tour. Baisldon Park was the setting for the “Downton Abbey” Christmas 2013 special. Following the tour, you’ll enjoy a lavish three-course lunch at The Vineyard restaurant, hosted by best-selling author Lady Fiona Carnarvon, the chatelaine of Highclere Castle, the primary setting for “Downton Abbey”.
After lunch, you’ll be treated to a book signing of Lady Carnarvon’s latest book, The New York Times best-seller “Lady Catherine and the Real Downton Abbey.”
Once onboard the Seven Seas Voyager, you’ll have a chance to participate in seminars, panel discussions, and Q&A sessions with esteemed PBS personalities and award-winning performers, including Gwen Ifill of “Washington Week”, Michael Kantor, Executive Producer of “American Masters”, and David Zippel, a Tony Award-winning lyricist and director.
Private dinners, shore excursions, and cocktail receptions will allow for one-to-one conversations throughout this enlightening adventure.