Multi-Day Tour | Escorted, Private

London & Bath - Jane Austen: Pride & Prejudice - 6 Day Tou (6 days)

Abercrombie & Kent United Kingdom & Ireland

London, United Kingdom To London, United Kingdom

Valid for Departures Now Through: 21 Aug 2018

London & Bath - Jane Austen: Pride & Prejudice - 6 Day Tou (6 days)

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
London, United Kingdom
The Milestone Hotel None

After clearing customs at the airport, meet your Guardian Angel and transfer by private vehicle to your hotel in London. After check in, the remainder of your day is at leisure to settle in to this historic city on the River Thames.

Day 2
London, United Kingdom
The Milestone Hotel Breakfast

Embark on a full-day excursion to the south west of London. Firstly drive into the rural countryside of Hampshire where Jane Austen spent much of her life, stopping in the village of Chawton. Visit the house where the author lived in the latter years of her life and where she penned the majority of her mature writing (including Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility which were both revised in the house as well as Emma and Persuasion which were entirely written here).


Also of interest may be St. Nicholas Church where the Austens worshipped. You can enter the church and also see the graves where Jane’s mother and sister are buried. Just a short walk away is the Chawton House Library; a beautiful building where the landscaping around the house has been re-planted to reflect what it looked like in Austen's day.


Afterwards head to Winchester where Jane Austen was buried in the cathedral in 1817 at the age of 41. Winchester Cathedral was a building she greatly admired and her modest funeral was attended by just four people. There is an illustrated exhibition detailing Jane Austen’s life, work and death in Hampshire displayed beside her grave. Jane Austen only lived a few weeks in the house (now a private residence) in College Street but continued to write there.


Optional Excursion: Travel north onto Salisbury Plain to visit Stonehenge, arguably the most famous prehistoric site in Europe. Visitors cannot fail to wonder at the effort it must have taken to drag the enormous stones over the land and erect them in circles. From here return to London past Old Sarum hill.

Day 3
Bath, United Kingdom
The Royal Cresent Breakfast

On your way to Bath today, stop at Basildon Park near the town of Reading. This impressive Georgian House took a starring role in the 2005 production of Pride & Prejudice, starring Keira Knightley as Lizzy. The mansion played Mr Bingley's house, Netherfield, a suitably grand residence for a 'young man of four or five thousand a year'.


Continue your journey west and visit Lacock; a timeless, traditional English village. Besides being used as a movie set for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Lacock appeared as Meryton in the 1995 BBC television adaptation of Pride & Prejudice. Here the Bennet girls shopped for bonnets, sought the latest gossip from their Aunt Phillips, and hoped to attract the attentions of the officers.

Day 4
Bath, United Kingdom
The Royal Cresent Breakfast

Explore the city of Bath which is so familiar throughout Jane Austen’s novels as a prosperous spa resort, popular with fashionable society. The city’s impeccably preserved Georgian architecture remains unchanged from the streets described in Northanger Abbey and Persuasion.


Visit the magnificent Assembly Rooms and admire the Ball Room, Octagon, Tea Room and Card Room that were used in the eighteenth century for dancing, music and card playing, and of course, visit the Jane Austen Centre which offers a snapshot of life during Regency times and provides an authentic period atmosphere. If you wish, take time to enjoy a pot of tea and some home-made cake before continuing your tour.


See Number 4 Sydney Place, an 18th-century Georgian apartment where Jane lived with her family from 1801 to 1806. Jane also walked along the Royal Crescent on Sundays after church; at the time, it was a very fashionable thing to do in order to be seen by high society.


To complete the day, you will have the opportunity to discover Bath’s other highlights such as the Pump Rooms.

Day 5
London, United Kingdom
The Milestone Hotel Breakfast

This morning travel with your driver-guide back to London with the option of stopping in one of the most beautiful areas of England. The Cotswolds are famous for thatched cottages and hundreds of honey-colour limestone villages in beautiful rural settings. There are a number of charming villages to wander through and great, cosy country pubs to dine in.

Day 6
London, United Kingdom
None Breakfast

Today is a special day for Pride and Prejudice fans and an opportunity to immerse yourself further in the world of Jane Austen as you travel with your driver-guide to Luckington Court, the site where the BBC production of Pride and Prejudice starring Colin Firth, was filmed. Receive a warm greeting from your specialist Pride and Prejudice tour guide who will take you on an engaging private tour of Luckington Court (known as Longbourn Court in the novel) and its extensive gardens. You are sure to be captivated by the church where Lizzie marries Darcy and the charming rooms within the house itself as you listen to anecdotes about the production. Your tour of the house will conclude with a full English afternoon tea.


Continue your journey back to London with the option of stopping in one of the most beautiful areas of England. The Cotswolds are famous for thatched cottages and hundreds of honey-colour limestone villages in beautiful rural settings. There are a number of charming villages to wander through and great, cosy country pubs to dine in.

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Description

For those who admire the author Jane Austen this is the perfect itinerary to explore some of the most important places in her life and work.

About Us

For more than 25 years, Abercrombie & Kent United Kingdom & Ireland has provided outstanding journeys for discerning travellers across the United Kingdom. From its central base in the Cotswolds, the company operates an unsurpassed, localised network that allows the company to effortlessly arrange tours across the two regions. Guests enjoy a range of unrivalled benefits, such as Guardian Angels who provide friendship and reassurance and an inspired collection of "Insider Access" experiences such as granting private access to see the iconic Crown Jewels followed by an evening of cocktails and canapés in the Hall of Monarchs.

Insider Tip

The cities of London, Dublin and Edinburgh are wonderful but be sure venture out of the cities during your tour and experience the picturesque and often dramatic countryside of the UK & Ireland.

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The final balance 30 days prior to departure.


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Once hotels and services are confirmed, any changes made will incur an administration fee of /50.00.


Cancellation received any time after the deposit has been made and up to 30 days prior to departure will result  in no cancellation penalties except for a /250.00 per person admin fee.


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Cancellations received 14-7 days prior to departure will be subject to 50% of the total tour cost.

      

Cancellations received within 7 days of arrival will be subject to 100% of the total tour cost.


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