As Yo Like It - a literary tour of England

As Yo Like It - a literary tour of England.

This tour is designed for lovers of Shakespeare, Austen, the Brontës, among many more. In London we visit the great sites - Westminster Abbey, Kensington Gardens, St Paul's Cathedral, Borough Market, Tower Bridge and the stunning Hampstead Heath, which has been home to the likes of Keats, Shelley, Byron and Coleridge. On to Haworth we immerse oursleves in the world of the Brontës -even enjoying a picnic on the famous moors. From here it is on to Stratford-upon-Avon, home of the great bard, Shakespeare. Here we will wander the streets of this Tudor tow  and attend a performance of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Next is beautiful Bath, where we will explore the streets that feature as backdrops in both Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. We will take a guided tour of the Great Bath and have free time to wander the gracious streets of this world-heritage listed town. Finally, after visits to Winchester Cathedral and Chawton - where Jane Austen died in 1817 - we return to London for a final evening as a group. The places we visit are wondrous and memorable - but to experience this with like-minded souls makes it truly special.


  • Friday 8th May 2020
  • 14 days

  • The literary treasues of England from London to Stratford, Howarth in Yorkshire and Bath, Winchester and Chawton.


  • AUD 5200 per person on twin share basis - ex London

  • Single supplement: AUD 1500 per person

This tour is designed for lovers of Shakespeare, Austen, the Brontës, among many more. In London we visit the great sites - Westminster Abbey, Kensington Gardens, St Paul's Cathedral, Borough Market, Tower Bridge and the stunning Hampstead Heath, which has been home to the likes of Keats, Shelley, Byron and Coleridge. On to Haworth we immerse oursleves in the world of the Brontës -even enjoying a picnic on the famous moors. From here it is on to Stratford-upon-Avon, home of the great bard, Shakespeare. Here we will wander the streets of this Tudor tow  and attend a performance of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Next is beautiful Bath, where we will explore the streets that feature as backdrops in both Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. We will take a guided tour of the Great Bath and have free time to wander the gracious streets of this world-heritage listed town. Finally, after visits to Winchester Cathedral and Chawton - where Jane Austen died in 1817 - we return to London for a final evening as a group. The places we visit are wondrous and memorable - but to experience this with like-minded souls makes it truly special.

Highlights

  • LONDON

    Kensington Gardens, Westminster Abbey, a walk along the Thames, St Paul's Cathedral, Borough Markets, the Globe Theatre, stunning Hampstead Heath and so much more.


  • HAWORTH

    Into the world of the Brontës, we take a ride on the newly restored Keighley and Worth Valley Steam Railway. We visit the famous Parsonage Museum, take a guided walk of the town, enjoy a picnic on the wild and windy moors. We will see Top Withins (believed to be the inspiration for Wuthering Heights and the Bronte Waterfall. There will also be ample time to wander about yourself and seek out your own special Brontës places.


  • STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

    This magnificnet Tudor town offers so much and we will enjoy a guided walk with a local expert to get ourbearings before a day to explore its wonders. The Shakespeare Houses, Holy Trinity Church and the 15th century Clopton Bridge. The highlight will be a backstage tour of the Royal Shaesperean Company Theatre and a performance of the company.


  • BATH

    This World Heritage-listed town is simply stunning. We have plenty of time to wander its gracious streets, many of which feature as backdrops in both Northanger Abbey and Persuasion - Jane Austen's masterpieces. The Royal Cresent, Bath Abbey and the famed Bath Spa, among many other sites, are all on our agenda.


  • WINCHESTER and CHAWTON

    We visit the beautiful Winchester Cathedral, final resting place of Jame Austen before heading to her home in Chawton, her home from 1809 to her death in 1817.


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