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Hello, literary lovers and travelers! Welcome to the lovely English countryside and its many inspirations held dear by our beloved Jane Austen. I invite you to not only explore where Jane Austen lived and wrote, but to dive into her novels and experience the England she immortalized in her words.
You’ll discover Austen’s very own home in Chawton, visit grand estates she knew well, and tour the iconic town of Bath. We’ll go beyond the usual literary tours to actually experience what Jane Austen wrote, not just learn about it. After morning archery practice, afternoon tea, and a picnic on the grounds of Austen’s family’s estate- you may begin to wonder if you’ve stepped into one of her novels! I invite you to come along and experience the England we can usually only read about, but on this one exclusive trip, we’ll bring it into a reality!
Welcome to England! After landing at London Heathrow Airport, complete customs and immigration requirements before meeting your host, Laura Clift, and your Tour Director.
Our first adventure begins as we journey through the English countryside to the village of Basingstoke. Jane Austen spent much of her youth here at Hampshire and loved the area dearly.
Arrive at your hotel, Oakley Hall, a grand 18th-century Georgian Manor House, and a Four Silver Star Hotel set in a 315 acre estate surrounded by gorgeous gardens. This hotel is extra special because Jane Austen actually visited the hall during her lifetime!
Check-in, and settle into your room. Enjoy free time before joining your fellow travelers for your Welcome Orientation, followed by dinner at The Glasshouse in Oakley Hall to get to know your fellow “Janeites”.