Jane Austen and
Prof Julie Shaffer
26 Wednesday, May
27 Thursday, May
28 Friday, May
29 Saturday, May
30 Sunday, May
31 Monday, June
1 Tuesday, June
2 Wednesday, June
3 Thursday, June
4 Friday, June
5 Saturday, June
6 Sunday, June
7 Monday, June
8 Tuesday, June
9 Wednesday, June
10 Thursday, June
Depart USA for London!
We arrive in London and travel by coach to Winchester. Explore or rest before dinner together. Overnight in Winchester.
After breakfast, we'll take an excursion by coach first to Steventon, Austen's birthplace, and then to Chawton to see Jane Austen's House, where Austen prepared her 6 novels for publication. Overnight in Winchester.
We'll take a day trip by coach to Portsmouth for a guided tour of the harbor and Nelson's flagship, the HMS Victory. Overnight in Winchester.
After touring Winchester Cathedral, site of Austen's grave, we travel to Bath, via Stonehenge and Salisburty. After a brief orientation in Bath, we dine together. Overnight in Bath.
Spend the morning at your leisure; in the afternoon, we tour Bath - the Roman Baths, the Pump Room, Assembly Rooms, and other Austenian sites. Overnight in Bath.
We will ramble to discuss the picturesque or go see Beckford's Tower. Overnight in Bath.
A coach will take us to Stourhead Gardens and Country House; we'll continue via Cotswold villages to Oxford, where we'll spend the night.
Tour Oxford where Austen's father and two of her brothers studied; explore colleges, browse bookstores, or visit the Ashmolean before a late afternoon bus trip to our accommodations in Canterbury.
Explore Canterbury's historic sites before an afternoon visit to Goodnestone, touring the garden with current resident Lady Fitzwalter. Stay in Canterbury.
We travel to Leeds Castle then on to London. We dine together after a bus tour and orientation. Overnight in London.
After a morning walking tour thorugh London's Austenian and Regency sites, spend a free afternoon at whatever tourist attractions appeal to you. Overnight in London.
Visit St Paul's for morning service or walk through London's eighteenth- century parks. We'll spend the afternoon at the British Museum. Overnight in London.
After visiting the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery, the rest of the day is yours - return to exhibits of your choice or shop, relax, or view other London highlights. Overnight in London.
We will visit Sir John Soane's Museum and then the Victoria and Albert Museum, which contains exhibits of eighteenth-century costumes, rooms, and much more! The afternoon and evening are fre; consider taking a half-day trip to Windsor or Kew Gardens. Overnight in London.
After a morning at the British Library, your afternoon is free. We'll spend the evening together for a farewell dinner. Overnight in London.
A coach will pick us up at our lodgings and take us to the airport to fly back to the U.S.
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