Who’s your favorite British author from the past—Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Shakespeare, or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle? Open the doors to literary history and retrace their steps through a trip across the pond.
It’s easier than you think. Ingenious Travel creates your dream itinerary and handles all the details, from hotels to airfare. With our help, you can totally relax and enjoy your vacation.
Whether you want to call upon the spirit of the author, re-experience your most treasured book or to find inspiration to write your own masterpiece, literary tours are truly an amazing experience!
Sample Tour Highlights:
Day 1 Portsmouth and Oxford
The waterfront city of Portsmouth is mainly associated with matters maritime but it can claim some important literary associations. On your way south, travel via the university city of Oxford where you will enjoy a walking tour which will include references to JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, Colin Dexter (Inspector Morse) plus a touch of Harry Potter and Alice in Wonderland at Christ Church College.
Day 2 Charles Dickens and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
This morning you’ll discover a great deal more about two of our greatest writers beginning with a visit to the birthplace of Charles Dickens. The famed author was born in a modest house, which has miraculously survived. It is now preserved as a museum furnished in the style of 1809, which is when John and Elizabeth Dickens set up the first home of their married life there. The next great writer is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who you’ll discover through a special tour of the ‘Study in Sherlock’ at the City Museum and Records Office. The museum contains many extraordinary items including unique photographs, film posters, and letters from the influential and the famous.
Day 3 Historic Dockyard, Royal Marines Museum and D Day Museum
Taking your foot off the literary pedal, enjoy a full day discovering just what’s so special about the Historic Dockyard. Finding out why the Royal Marines Museum is an award winner and learn more about the courage of those who fought for our freedom at the D Day Museum.
Day 4 Jane Austen
Route your return journey via Jane Austen’s house at Chawton. Then stop in Winchester to see the permanent Jane Austen Exhibition at her resting place in the cathedral.
Day 5/Day 6 Explore London
Take a day or two to discover London using the Hop-On –Hop-Off bus and your London Pass, which provides access to over 55 of the most popular city attractions including museums, art galleries, and even Windsor Castle!
These trips can be customized to fit your group. Time is built-in so you, the group leader, can have some time to yourself to explore while on the trip.
Contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org or 800.369.8169) today to schedule your free half hour consultation and let’s begin Authoring Your Dream Getaway, all expenses paid!