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Literature & Shakespearea Uk Tour Starting From 2200 Euros

  • London, Bath, Stratford on Avon, Lake District, Cambridge8 days
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This is a fascinating tour that follows the lives and works of some of the greats of English literature including Shakespeare and Charles Dickens. The tour takes in locations across England, and you can see many live performances, as well as doing some fun activities such as punting on the River Cam in Cambridge, visiting London’s Madame Tussauds and cruising on Lake Windermere in the Lake District. This is a must for all literature lovers.

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Where else in the world can you get to grips with some of the most famous writers, authors and poets who have given us such delights as Pride & Prejudice, Peter Rabbit, A Tale of Two Cities and Hamlet? This is a wonderful tour of some of the UK’s greats.

Literature and Shakespeare

Try the tricky art of punting on the River Cam in Cambridge

Marvel at the Georgian splendour of Bath with its famous Royal Crescent terrace

Visit the village of Chawton where Jane Austen lived for eight years

Places covered 8 Days
  • Day 1&2 London – literature treats
  • Day 3 Bath and Hampshire – Jane Austen
  • Day 4 Shakespeare country – Stratford on Avon
  • Day 5&6 Chester and the Lake District
  • Day 7 Bronte Country in Yorkshire
  • Day 8 Cambridge and Canterbury
  • Day 9 Depart
  • Days Details
  • 1&2 London – literature treats Arrive in London and get your bearings by visiting Madam Tussaud’s and the famous waxwork figures. If you have time, take a stroll around St. Paul’s Cathedral, or take a city sightseeing bus – this is a great way of seeing the most famous landmarks including Buckingham Palace, St. James’s Palace, Big Ben, Tower Bridge, and Westminster Palace. Start Day 2 with a visit to the Globe Theatre that is dedicated to Shakespeare. Attend a morning lecture and an actor led theatre workshop. Experience the atmosphere and playing conditions of the Shakespeare’s Globe first hand – the theatre was reconstructed using the materials and techniques of 400 years ago. Enjoy a fish and chip lunch, take a trip up to the West End for some sensational shopping, and back to the Globe for an evening performance.
  • 3 Bath and Hampshire – Jane Austen Head for the small village of Chawton with a morning visit to Jane Austen’s House where she lived for eight years. A lunch stop in Winchester will give you the chance to see the outside of the house where Jane Austen died. Spend the afternoon marvelling at the Georgian splendour of Bath with its famous Royal Crescent terrace that inspired two Jane Austen Books. Visit the Roman Baths, the Pump Rooms and other Jane Austen related sites, and enjoy an educational session at the Jane Austen Centre. Overnight stay in Bath.
  • 4 Shakespeare country – Stratford on Avon On to Shakespeare country and start with his birth place in Stratford upon Avon. Move on to the Old Grammar School and then a walk along the River Avon to the church where he is buried. After lunch, take a short drive out to visit Anne Hathaway’s thatched cottage in Shottery. Enjoy an English cream tea before a performance of Hamlet at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Overnight stay in Stratford.
  • 5&6 Chester and the Lake District On to Chester and the Lake District. Spend a morning in Chester and walk around the Roman city walls that surround the whole town. Travel to Grasmere and Rydal Mount, home of William Wordsworth from 1831until his death in 1850, and visit Dove Cottage’s Wordsworth Museum that remains almost as it was in his time. You may just have time on this first day to continue over the spectacular Win latter Pass to Cocker mouth, the birthplace of William Wordsworth in 1770. Day two takes you in to Yorkshire to Beatrix Potter’s home at Hilltop Farm in Hawkes head, and also to the Beatrix Potter Gallery – this is a fascinating exhibition of her life and works. After lunch, take a leisurely cruise on beautiful Lake Windermere, and spend an overnight at Ambleside, a picturesque and typically English small town in the Lakes.
  • 7 Bronte Country in Yorkshire Today, head off in to Bronte Country in Yorkshire, and visit the picturesque village of Haworth and the Bronte Parsonage where the Bronte family lived. Take a short work on the Yorkshire moors that feature so often in their works. Drive on to York and, if time, take a wander in to York Minster cathedral and enjoy York’s exquisite architecture, tangle of quaint cobbled streets, and it’s vibrant city centre. Visit the Jorvik Viking Centre that has an accurate reconstruction of a Viking city.
  • 8&9 Cambridge and Canterbury Back down to Cambridge and a visit to Kings College, founded in 1331 and the setting for the film ‘Chariots of Fire’. After a punt on the river, enjoy lunch at one of the city’s pubs. After lunch, travel to Rochester, with its many associations with Charles Dickens. Wander through the medieval streets and look up at the timber-clad buildings that were so much a part of Dickens’s novels. Travel on across the county of Kent, known as the Garden of England, to Canterbury, home to the famous Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Wander around Canterbury Cathedral where Thomas Beckett was murdered in 1170.
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All rates mentioned are an approximate price per person on a twin-sharing basis, and are based on a minimum of 6-9 adults travelling together. Rates are subject to change based on the number of passengers and the time of year. (Flights, visas, travel insurance, lunches & dinners, personal expenses not included. There may be some itinerary activities not included also – please ask).

Inclusions :

- Traditional ,Boutique or Heritage accommodation where possible or Quality accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis) in centrally located 4*Hotels .

-Meals – breakfast in all destinations

- Internal Travel by rail - ferries - coach as applicable

-Guided sightseeing excursions as per the itinerary

-First arrival and last departure transfers

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