Literary Lovers: Brontës Tour 2024

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3 Days / 2 Nights
Availability : September 16 - Only one departure
Start: London
End: London

Literary Lovers: Brontës Tour: 2 nts Haworth

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or dhtour@dhtour.ca to book. 

Discover Brontë Country and explore the stately homes, quaint villages and windswept moors which inspired some of the 19th century’s most treasured novels. Visit Haworth, boasting cobbled streets, vintage shops and the famous Brontë Parsonage. See how the Brontës lived and where they are buried, the pub frequented by Branwell Brontë and the local post office. We also visit Top Withins, the famous moor-top farm which inspired ‘Wuthering Heights’.

This tour can be combined with the Literary Lovers: Jane Austen Tour

Tour Details

Highlights:
– Visit Bolton Abbey
– Guided walk around Thornton
– Visit Shibden Hall, a 600-year-old medieval timber framed manor house
– Spend a morning in Haworth
– See the legendary ruins of Top Withens Farm

Pick Up Location & TIme

Train departs London – approx. 9am (meet guide upon arrival in Leeds) (Google Map)

Drop off Location & Time

Train arrives back to London on last day – approx. 18:00 hrs

Price Includes

  • 2 nights accommodation in 3 star hotel
  • Daily breakfast
  • Driver/Guide and motor coach
  • Tour Gide and entrance fees to Shibden Hall, Bolton
  • All taxes, hotel and service charges
  • England maps and information package

Meals

  • 2 breakfasts
  • 0 lunches
  • 0 dinner
  • 0 tea

Price Excludes

  • Air fare + air taxes
  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Lunches, Dinners
  • Driver / Tour Leader gratuity is at your discretion
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect

MAXIMUM: 15 GUESTS

This tour will operate on a small coach. 

You will be walking – please wear comfortable footwear. 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Monday, September 16Brontë country, Bolton Abbey

Train journey north, from London to Brontë country. Meet your local guide and visit Bolton Abbey, where Charlotte took her friend Ellen Nussey on one of her first visits to Haworth. Transfer to hotel for check in. 

Accommodation: Haworth Hotel or similar

Please note: The train journey is unaccompanied. You will be given your train tickets in advance and meet the guide in Bronte country on arrival at the train station in Leeds.

Day 2 - Tuesday, September 17Thornton, Shibden Hall

Breakfast. Visit Thornton where Patrick and Maria Brontë lived in the small parsonage with their children Maria and Elizabeth from 1815 and where Charlotte, Emily, Anne and Branwell were all born. After lunch (at own cost) enjoy a guided walk around Thornton to see key Brontë sites including Bell Chapel, where Patrick Brontë preached between 1815 and 1820 and where the Brontë children were baptised. Visit Shibden Hall, a 600-year-old medieval timber framed manor house and one of England’s oldest, dating back to 1420 – the house is a possible inspiration for ‘Thrushcross Grange’ in Emily’s Wuthering Heights. (B)

Accommodation: Haworth Hotel or similar

Day 3 - Wednesday, September 18Haworth, Top Withens Farm

Spend the morning in Haworth, the main location for everything Brontë. Begin with a walking tour of the village to hear stories of what life was like in the Brontës’ day. Visit the famous Parsonage which Patrick Brontë, his wife Maria and their six children moved into in April 1820. See the dining room where Charlotte, Emily and Anne did most of their writing (including ‘Wuthering Heights’, ‘Jane Eyre’ and ‘Agnes Grey’), the kitchen where they listened to their servant tell tales about the moors, the bedrooms – including Charlotte’s, in which she died – the study and the clock that Mr Brontë would wind up every night. Visit Haworth Parish church, home to the Brontë Memorial Chapel and where the Brontë family (except Anne) are buried. Free time for lunch (at own cost) for which you may wish to try The Black Bull pub, where Bramwell used to drink, or one of the pretty tea rooms. Afternoon on the moors – enjoy a walking tour to see the legendary ruins of Top Withens Farm, believed to be Emily’s inspiration for ‘Wuthering Heights’ manor house. En route you will also see the famous Brontë Waterfall. Return to London. (B)

Dates and Prices
Departure Date Double/Twin (pp) Single Rate
2024: September 16 $1,540 $1,690

Pricing

Pricing is per person (pp) based on twin/ double occupancy.
Rates are is $ CAD

This tour can be combined with the Literary Lovers: Jane Austen Tour. 


Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or dhtour@dhtour.ca  to book.

Ask us for air fare and about extending your stay.

 

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