Calling all Janeites!
Immerse yourself in all things Jane Austen on this exclusive three night/four day tour of Bath and Hampshire accompanied by your very own expert guide. Visit the places where Jane lived, worked and socialised and discover fascinating, little known, facts about one of Britain's best-loved and most brilliant novelists. Based at the boutique 4* Bird Hotel, prices will be in the region of £1,275pp* so grab your partner, or an Austen-loving friend, and enjoy an intimate weekend exploring the places Jane called home.
*Prices will depend on your chosen dates. If the Bird Hotel is unavailable on your chosen dates, we will book you into an equivalent 4* hotel in Bath
Arrive in the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage city of Bath and check into The Bird Hotel. Bath’s most bodacious boutique hotel is nestled in a quiet residential street a stone’s throw from the city centre and its iconic sites. Each luxe-chic bedroom tells its own story through hand-crafted wallpaper, unique artwork, and knock out views over Bath and beyond.
Spend the day exploring our beautiful home city – we know it very well, so please ask if you would like suggestions of where to go and what to see.
Head off for Hampshire with your personal driver and Strictly Jane Austen expert guide.
Highlights include the village of Steventon where Jane was born, raised and wrote the manuscripts for her first three novels (‘Sense and Sensibility’, ‘Pride and Prejudice’ and ‘Northanger Abbey’); Chawton House, where her now best-known novels were revised, finished and published, and the Jane Austen House Museum, home to the very desk where she wrote ‘Mansfield Park’, ‘Emma’, and ‘Persuasion’, and her final resting place in Winchester Cathedral.
A day in Bath with your expert guide discovering Jane’s favourite haunts and the locations she featured in her novels. Highlights include the chance to feast on Bath Buns (a favourite morning treat in Jane’s day) at Sally Lunns, step back into Regency England at No.1 Royal Crescent and take afternoon tea at that social heart of Georgina Bath, The Pump Room.
On the final day of the tour, your driver will take you to Wiltshire to see two of the world’s greatest pre-historic marvels – Stonehenge and Avebury. Set in beautiful countryside about an hour-and-half from Bath, discover why these amazing sites have long been a source of fascination and interest.