Literary Lovers: Jane Austen Tour 2024

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3 Days / 2 Nights
Availability : September 13 - Only one departure
Start: London
End: London

Literary Lovers: Jane Austen Tour: 2 nts Winchester

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

Be at the Jane Austen annual festival in Bath!

Take a trip back to Georgian England and the world of Jane Austen’s heroines. Visit elegant Bath, made famous by so many of her novels and the Pump Room, Assembly Rooms and Jane Austen Centre; Austen’s home in Chawton; her burial place in Winchester; houses where she danced and which inspired her novels. See locations used in TV and film adaptations and enjoy lunch in an 18th century pub and traditional afternoon teas.

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

Tour Details

Highlights:
– Visit Winchester Cathedral
– Enjoy the parade at the Jane Austen festival
– Visit the Jane Austen Centre
– Discover Lacock
– Visit Steventon Rectory – where Jane Austen was born
– See the sites in Jane Austen’s life and novels 
– Journey through the English countryside

Pick Up Location & TIme

Millennium Gloucester Hotel (London)  (Google Map)

8:30am – Outside Millennium Gloucester Hotel

Drop off Location & Time

Millennium Gloucester Hotel (London)  (Google Map)

approx. 6:00pm – Outside Millennium Gloucester Hotel

Price Includes

  • 2 nights accommodation in 4 star hotel
  • Daily breakfast
  • Driver/Guide and motor coach
  • Entrance fees to Winchester Cathedral, Jane Austen Centre, The Vyne and Jane Austen's House
  • 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. 

Do expect crowds at the Jane Austen Festival in Bath. 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Friday, September 13Hampshire County, Winchester and Winchester Cathedral

Morning departure from London with your driver/guide for the county of Hampshire. We take you back in time to the 18th and 19th Centuries, through a countryside of turnpikes and toll roads. Visit one of the important posting-houses and discover the fashionable modes of transport in Jane Austen’s novels: the curricle, the barouche landau and the gig. Lunch in a typical 18th Century pub (at own cost), followed by a walking tour of Winchester including the city museum and house where Austen died. Visit 11th Century Winchester Cathedral, to see where Jane Austen is buried and enjoy a tour of the Cathedral. This is truly Austen country and we promise many surprising additions along the way! Overnight accommodation in Winchester hotel.

Accommodation: Winchester Hotel or similar

Day 2 - Saturday, September 14Bath, Jane Austen Festival, Lacock

Breakfast. Visit the elegant Georgian city of Bath and a walking tour of the sites and houses where Jane Austen lived and visited. Explore places made famous in her Bath novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, such as the Assembly Rooms, Pump Room, Abbey Church Yard and Bath Street. Visit the Jane Austen Centre and enjoy the authentic period atmosphere and watch the video of Jane Austen’s Bath. Enjoy the atmosphere, and watch the Regency parade for the Jane Austen annual festival. Lunch at leisure, followed by a visit to the picturesque village of Lacock, a popular setting for period dramas as it remains much as it did in the 18th Century. Lacock’s Church Street and High Street appear as locations in Emma and Pride & Prejudice. Option of a typical English afternoon tea in a country tea room or gardens (at own cost). (B)

Accommodation: Winchester Hotel or similar

Day 3 - Sunday, September 15Steventon Rectory, The Vyne, Chawton

Breakfast. Journey through the English countryside, seeing villages with thatched roof cottages and houses very much as they were during Jane’s time. Visit the site of Steventon Rectory, where Jane Austen was born and lived until she was twenty-five and where the initial drafts of Northanger Abbey, Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice were written. Halt at the old posting inn at Deane Gate and learn of its connections with Jane’s brother and visit The Vyne, a large stately home where Jane and her sister attended society dances. Explore Jane Austen’s home in Chawton where she lived for the last eight years of her life and the museum housing a fine range of Austen memorabilia. It was here that she revised and decided to publish Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. Close by is St Nicholas’ Church, where Austen’s mother and sister are buried. Return to London early evening. (B)

Dates and Prices
Departure Date Double/Twin (pp) Single Rate
2024: September 13 $1,890 $2,280

Pricing

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

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


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

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