Itinerary ideas: Literary Britain Tour
Off the shelf, flexible tours of the UK and Ireland
Literary Britain Tour
What's it all about?
This tour has been created for special interest groups and takes in all the British sites which hold special interest for literary lovers. It takes in the homes and museums of our poets such as Welsh Dylan Thomas, Scottish Robert Burns and childrens writers such as Beatrix Potter and Charles Dickens. Not to be forgotten are the novelists and playrights such as Shakespeare and the Bronte sisters. This 13 day tour is simply a book lovers dream.
Region: England, Scotland
Length: 13 days / 12 nights
Transport options: Vehicle Hire
Start and End: Flexible
Price: Please enquire for prices
Inclusions: 12 nights B&B and hotel, car hire with insurance, Entrance fees, Guides, sightseeing bus, Info Pack, maps, taxes, fees and financial protection.
Exclusions: GPS system, meals other than breakfast, optional activities unless stated, Flights, Tips, Visa's
Literary Britain Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Edinburgh
Today you will visit Edinburgh and take the sightseeing bus around the city which includes commentary. You will then visit the New Town where amongst other things you will see the Georgian House and the Walter Scott Monument.
Day 2: Ayrshire
Today you will drive to Ayrshire, the birthplace of Robert Burns, the National Poet of Scotland where you will visit the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. You will then have an afternoon walking Literary Pub Tour which amongst other things will include and visit to the Writer's Museum.
Day 3-4: Haworth and Lake District
Today you will be driven to the English Lake District where you will have a scenic tour led by a local guide which will include a visit to the Beatrix Potter Gallery and the Hill Top Farm, the home of Beatrix Potter. Day 4 will include a visit Haworth Village, situated at the edge of the Pennine moors in West Yorkshire, England, the area made famous by the Bronte sisters. You will visit the sites connected with the Bronte Sisters.
Day 5-6: Stratford-Upon-Avon and Oxford
Today you will travel to Stratford Upon Avon, Shakespeare's birthplace. You will have a guided tour of Stratford and visit a selection of the Shakespeare Properties. In Oxford and you will go on a walking tour of the city with a local guide.
Day 7: Bath
You will have a walking tour of Bath with a local guide which will include a visit to the Roman Baths and Pump Room and Bath Abbey. You will also visit the Jane Austen Centre.
Day 8: Swansea
Today you will visit Swansea, the birthplace of poet Dylan Thomas.
Day 9: Stonehenge and Brighton
You will go to Stonehenge, Britain's most iconic archaeological site. The next stop will be at the Jane Austen House Museum in Hampshire. You will then continue into Brighton one of the most vibrant, colourful and creative cities in Europe.
Day 10: Rochester
Today you will travel to Rochester. Your first stop will be at the Charleston Farmhouse, the home and country meeting place for the writers, painters and intellectuals. You will then visit Monk's House, Novelist Virginia Woolf's country retreat.
Day 11-13: London
Today will start with a visit to the Charles Dickens Centre. You will then continue to London where you will spend the last two nights of your tour. The itinerary includes a flexible full-day tour of London taking in some of the most famous historic land