Tours

Attention Downton Abbey Fans

If you are a fan of the hit ITV/PBS period drama Downton Abbey, you won’t want to miss our new "limited time" Christmas package that will bring you back to an era when the grandeur of such stately residences was in fashion. These National Historic Sites of Canada are a fascinating step back to a very different time and a very different way of living. Whether you are a southern Ontario resident who wants to experience a little bit of Downton Abbey close to home or a history buff who just wants to take in a piece of Canadian history. This tour is sure to please.

The Victorian Christmas Tour

The Victorian Christmas Tour Starting from $47.50 per person.

Step back in time and experience a lavish mid-19th century Victorian Christmas tour by visiting the lavish Dundurn Castle. Situated a short distance from Niagara, the Castle is decorated in it's Victorian splendor with cedar boughs, ribbons and dried flowers. 

The tour will bring you through some of the most opulently decorated rooms serving a variety of functions, such as the family room, where the MacNab daughters would gather to play piano or games with their parents, the pink formal sitting area for the ladies, the grand dining hall with space for a sumptuous dessert table, and a library, smoking room and study where the master of the house could host male guests or retreat to do business. 

In each room you'll find a unique handle that, when turned, causes a bell to chime in the downstairs servants’ quarters, just like the ringing bell in the opening credits of Downton Abbey. Each bell chimes a different note, which let servants know where in the house they were needed.

Bring your family and share a Hamilton holiday tradition. 

* Suggested package mentioned is for bus 10 guests.

* Private chauffeured tours for two or larger size groups also available.

Downton Abbey Inspired Tour

Downton Abbey Inspired Tour Starting from $60.00 per person.

Enjoy a unique opportunity to visit Sir Allan MacNab's lavish home, Dundurn Castle as well as the McQuestern Mansion, Whitehern.  Both inspired by this special time of year, they are opulently decorated in a Christmas theme. At Whitehern, the family toys are revealed under a tree decorated with whimsical decorations in the style of the 1880s. The table is set with the China they used for Christmas and New Year's from the 1850s to the 1930s. Cedar roping and satin ribbon complete the picture. You won't want to miss this rare opportunity.

* Suggested package mentioned is for bus 10 guests.

* Private chauffeured tours for two or larger also available.

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