Grade

Easy Garden Tours

Accommodation

4* Hotels

Transportation

Coach

Cost

3570

Flights

Excluded

Single Supplement

690

Group

15-20

Lunches

3

Breakfast

6

Dinner

5

23 Jun 2024 - 29 Jun 2024

$3,570$4,400

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Tour Summary – What’s Included

  • Explore the life and legacy of Jane Austen one of England’s most beloved literary figures
  • Accommodation at the excellent 4* Hilton Garden Inn Heathrow T2 and Mercure White Hart Hotel (Salisbury  (or similar)
  • Transportation by comfortable private coach.
  • Entrance fees for all places visited, Lunches and Dinners (where indicated).
  • Experienced tour guide with renowned knowledge of the life and work of Jane Austen.

Tour Description

Explore the enchanting world of Jane Austen on our immersive seven-day tour that delves into the life and legacy of one of England’s most beloved literary figures. Beginning in Chawton, a charming village where Jane Austen spent a significant part of her life, you’ll visit the Jane Austen’s House Museum and the historic Chawton House, gaining intimate insights into her daily life and literary works. You’ll also have the opportunity to pay your respects at the graves of Jane’s close family members, connecting with her personal history in a profound way.

The journey continues in Winchester, where you’ll walk in the footsteps of Jane during her final days, visiting College Street and the iconic Winchester Cathedral, her resting place. Then, travel to Bath, a city intrinsically tied to Jane’s novels, exploring the Jane Austen Centre and immersing yourself in the architectural splendor of this historic city. Along the way, you’ll also experience the natural beauty that inspired her writing at Stourhead House & Gardens and gain insights into her formative years in Steventon. This tour is a must for Austen enthusiasts and literary aficionados, offering a captivating blend of history, culture, and the enduring charm of Jane Austen’s world.

Itinerary

Day 1- 23 June 2024: Arrival & Check-In – Heathrow Airport – Dinner Included

  • Check in at the Hilton Garden Inn at Heathrow Airport and rest after your flight and before the start of the tour.

Accommodation : Hilton Garden Inn Heathrow T2

Day 2 – 24 June 2024: Chawton – Jane Austen’s Village – Breakfast Lunch & Dinner Included 

Morning:

Our day commences with a visit to Chawton, a charming village that played a significant role in Jane Austen’s life.  We visit the  Jane Austen’s House Museum, offering a glimpse into the author’s daily life with her personal items and the very table where she penned her famous novels. This museum serves as a tangible connection to the world of Jane Austen.

Accommodation : Mercure White Hart Hotel (Salisbury)

Afternoon:

After lunch, we tour Chawton House which was once the residence of Jane’s brother, Edward Austen-Knight.  Afterwards, we visit the the family church and the graves of Mrs. Austen and Cassandra Austen.  Lunch today is a picnic at Chawton House & Gardens, if weather permits in the garden; otherwise in one of the beautifully decorated rooms in the house.   After an early dinner, we will spend an evening with the Hampshire Regency Dancers. Jane Austen loved dancing, and in all of her books, the balls play an important role. You are invited to put on your Regency dress or festive outfit and dance along!

At the end of the day we return to our hotel.

Accommodation : Mercure White Hart Hotel (Salisbury)

Day 3 – 25 June 2024: Winchester – Exploring Jane’s Last Days – Breakfast Included

Morning:

Today, we delve into the later years of Jane Austen’s life, starting with College Street, where she spent her final days.  Our morning walk paints a vivid picture of the atmosphere that surrounded Jane during her last days.  The journey leads us to the iconic Winchester Cathedral, the final resting place of Jane Austen.  Here, we’re treated to a captivating guided tour, shedding light on the author’s life and the significance of her grave site. After our cathedral visit, we have free time to lunch in the delightful city of Winchester.

Afternoon:

This afternoon, we explore Winchester College (founded in the 14th century) which held special meaning for Jane and her family. If schedules align, we may even be able to attend and experience Choral Evensong at the cathedral. Choral Evensong is  known for its reverence, beautiful music, and the sense of contemplation it offers. It has a long history in the Anglican tradition and remains a beloved and cherished form of worship for many Anglicans and those who appreciate its musical and spiritual elements.

Afterwards we return to our hotel.   Dinner is on your own.

Accommodation : Mercure White Hart Hotel (Salisbury)

Day 4 – 26 June 2024: Stourhead and Steventon – Lunch & Dinner Included 

Morning:

Our day unfolds with a visit to the breathtaking Stourhead House & Gardens, a paradise for gardening enthusiasts. These gardens exemplify the art of English landscape design and have been featured in film adaptations of Austen’s novels. As we wander through these gardens, we appreciate the natural beauty that inspired Jane’s pen.

Afternoon:

Following a delightful morning at Stourhead we’ll have lunch at the Spread Eagle Inn, a traditional English pub.   After lunch we can explore more of the gardens or visit Stourhead House, one of the first grand Palladian-style villas to be build in England. In the late afternoon on our way back to the hotel, we travel through the quaint village of Steventon.  Dinner is included.

Accommodation : Mercure White Hart Hotel (Salisbury)

Day 5 – 27 June 2024: Salisbury – Breakfast,  Lunch & Dinner Included

Morning:

Today you’ll have free time to explore Salisbury.  Visit Mompesson House, a homely and welcoming 18th-century townhouse in the heart of Salisbury’s Cathedral Close. It’s a much used film location for adaptions of Jane Austen’s novels, just like Wilton House (see Afternoon). Next, why not visit Salisbury Cathedral, renowned for its magnificent architecture, the tallest spire in Britain as well as the world’s oldest working clock.  Alternatively, visit Chapter House, housing one of the four original copies of the Magna Carta, a historic document that profoundly influenced modern constitutional law. Or, simply immerse yourself in Salisbury’s rich history by taking a leisurely stroll through its charming, cobbled streets which are flanked by medieval buildings.

Afternoon:

This afternoon, we will journey to Wilton House, where we will enjoy a delightful lunch together before embarking on our exploration of the estate.  Wilton House is renowned for its rich history, stunning architecture, and beautiful grounds. Dating back to the 16th century it has been the ancestral home of the same family for over 400 years !

Afterwards we return to our hotel.

Accommodation : Mercure White Hart Hotel (Salisbury)

Day 6 – 28 June 2024: Bath  – A Glimpse of Jane’s World – Breakfast and Dinner Included 

Morning:

Our day takes us to the enchanting city of Bath, a city deeply intertwined with Jane Austen’s life and her novels. Our first stop is the Jane Austen Centre, providing an immersive experience into the author’s world, complete with a re-imagined writing space and a wax statue of Jane Austen.

Afternoon:

The afternoon is free to explore Bath independently. You can wander through the Georgian streets, explore the historic Roman Baths, and savor a leisurely lunch in this captivating city. Bath, with its architectural splendor and Jane’s connections, is a true delight for Austen enthusiasts.   After our visit, we’ll travel to our London hotel for the last evening of the tour.  Dinner is included.

Accommodation : Hilton Garden Inn Heathrow T2

Day 7 – 29 June 2024: Check-Out & Departure – Heathrow Airport – Breakfast included

Checkout of the hotel will be 12 noon.  After check-out, travel the short distance to London Heathrow Airport for your onward flight or perhaps you’ll stay in the UK for a little longer. Either way you will be taking away with you memories of rural England, grand country houses and more knowledge of England’s much beloved writer!

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What's Not Included:

  • Flights to and from the UK

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