Chaucer, Dickens & Tennyson

English Literary Trail

English Literary Trail.from $7,650.00pp

Departs/Arrives London | Hand Picked Hotels | Authentic Dining | 15 Cities

Travel in the footsteps of England’s literary giants as we journey from the London stomping grounds of Charles Dickens to the inspiration of Jane Austen’s novels in Bath. A tour of the Agatha Christie Mile in Dorset unveils the storied past of the queen of crime, with a chance to see Earl Carnarvon the fifth’s ancient Egyptian antiques. Join your Local Expert in Stratford-Upon-Avon as they guide you through the history of Shakespeare’s birthplace and bring Wuthering Heights to life in York as you walk in the footsteps of the Brontë sisters. In Cambridge, experience the historic haunts of Lord Byron and be sure to pause in the Lake District for what Wordsworth described as the loveliest spot that man hath ever found.

14 Breakfasts, 1 Afternoon Tea, 6 Dinners with Wine
Great food is at the heart of every journey. Sip, savour and sense the local flair with every meal.

Celebration Dinner in Windsor
Tonight, toast to your travels and memories made at your Celebration Dinner.

Stay at highly rated hotels in desirable locations offering superb service, superior rooms with comfy beds to rest in.


  • Accomodation
  • Breakfast
  • Some Dinners


Day 1
Arrive London
London, United Kingdom
On arrival, you are transferred to your hotel. This evening, join your Travel Director for a welcome drink, followed by dinner and wine.

Day 2
Discover London’s Literary History
London, United Kingdom
Top Rated Highlights
Visit Poets Corner and see the tombs of literary luminaries such as Chaucer, Dickens, Tennyson and see the memorials to Milton, Keats, Shelley amongst others.
Discover the family life of Dickens, see the writer’s desk and handwritten drafts from the novels he wrote whilst living there.
Visit London’s West End, home of theatreland and we enjoy a performance of Agatha Christies “The Mouse Trap”.

Day 3
Austen’s Hampshire and Salisbury
Chawton, United Kingdom
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Top Rated Highlights
Discover the ‘Great House’ referred to in Jane Austen’s letters.
Winchester hides one of the most essential Austen sites on the map – her final resting place at Winchester Cathedral.

Day 4
Hardy’s Dorset
Dorchester, United Kingdom
Top Rated Highlights
Hardy’s birthplace and from here that he wrote several of his early short stories, poetry and novels including 'Under the Greenwood Tree' and 'Far from the Madding Crowd'.

Day 5
Follow in Christie’s Footsteps
Torquay, United Kingdom
Top Rated Highlights
Part of The Agatha Christie Mile walking tour of all dotted around the Torquay harbor and seafront, look out for clues which spell out the name of a character linked with Dame Agatha's books.

Day 6
Dartmoor and Gregorian Bath
Bath, United Kingdom
Visit the incredibly well-preserved Roman Baths. Discover 2000 years of history and learn how this hub of culture is pioneering new educational investments to benefit the community. Its school educational program actively supports local schools and students to learn about the cultural heritage of the region.
The Roman Baths experience advances UN Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education.
Top Rated Highlights
Visit the Jane Austen Center and step into the world of the esteemed author. Learn about her life and work inspirations and take an opportunity to dress up in Regency clothes.

Day 7
Cotswolds and Shakespeare’s Stratford-Upon-Avon
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Top Rated Highlights
Learn about the life of William Shakespeare, arguably history's most famous writer, when you visit his birthplace. Then enjoy some time to explore this pretty town with its iconic Tudor houses.
Attend a performance at the Royal Shakespeare Theater.

Day 8
Medieval Chester and The Lake District
Chester, United Kingdom
During your orientation with your Travel Director see the Jubilee Clock, the cathedral, city walls and famous black and white Rows.

Day 9
English Writers and The Lake District
Grasmere, United Kingdom
Hawkshead, United Kingdom
Top Rated Highlights
Visit the home of the poet William Wordsworth.
Visit Hill Top in Cumbria, home of Beatrix Potter.

Day 10
The Brontes and York Minister
York, United Kingdom
Top Rated Highlights
A visit to the Brontë Parsonage Museum provides a fascinating insight into the life of the Brontë family and the inspiration behind their marvelous works of literature.
Walk with your Local Expert to visit the York Minster.

Day 11
Cambridge’s Storied Past
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Top Rated Highlights
Join your Local Expert and visit Trinity College in Cambridge.

Day 12
Oxford University
Oxford, United Kingdom
Top Rated Highlights
Guided visit of Magdalen and Trinity Colleges.

Day 13
Royal Windsor
Windsor, United Kingdom
Top Rated Highlights
Visit the state apartments and St Georges Chapel.
Authentic Dining
Tonight, toast to your travels and memories made at your Celebration Dinner.

Day 14
Windsor to London
London, United Kingdom
Enjoy a leisurely start before we arrive back into London, with time to maybe visit Foyles or Hatchards and pick up some books to remember your trip by.

Day 15
Depart London
London, United Kingdom
Our trail through England ends this morning after breakfast.


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