Jane Austen’s England
Indulge your passion for all things Austen in this immersive tour of the towns, villages, abbeys and mansions that inspired her writing and have hosted its film adaptations.
Jul 12–23, 2023
3-star hotels; Airbnb
DAY 1: TRAVEL DAY
International flights should be arranged to depart from the US on or before July 12th in order to arrive in London by the tour start date of July 13th.
DAY 2: LONDON
You’ll have time to store your luggage in your hotel room before heading out for lunch at Covent Garden. Spend the afternoon viewing the incredible architecture of Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and Palace of Westminster in London. Overnight in London.
DAY 3: LONDON
Spend the day enjoying London’s top sights with visits to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, and Oxford Street. View the tribute to Jane Austen, as well as many other famous shrines and tombs, at Westminster Abbey. Overnight in London.
DAY 4: BASILDON PARK AND CASTLE COMBE
Tour the impressive Georgian mansion and lovely gardens that make up Basildon Park, setting of Netherfield Park in the 2005 adaptation of Pride & Prejudice. Often hailed as the “prettiest village in England”, Castle Combe will play host to our evening meal. Overnight in the Cotswolds.
DAY 5: CARDIFF, WALES
Attend church services (optional). Explore the medieval castle and Victorian Gothic revival mansion at Cardiff Castle in Wales. Spend the afternoon strolling the ruins of Tintern Abbey, believed to be Austen’s inspiration for gothic Northanger Abbey. Enjoy a traditional Sunday Carvery. Overnight in the Cotswolds.
DAY 6: THE SOUTHERN COTSWOLDS
Explore the Cotswolds, a region of England sprinkled with picturesque villages, thatched roof cottages, traditional churches, iconic English houses and beautiful green rolling hills. Wander the footpaths of the Cotswold Way and experience an English afternoon tea. Overnight in the Cotswolds.
DAY 7: CHATSWORTH HOUSE, STANAGE EDGE
Take in the grandeur of Chatsworth House, portrayed as Darby’s home in the 2005 Pride & Prejudice. Wander the magnificent grounds, which include gardens, waterfalls, mazes and more. Pose for period costume photos (addtl fee) on the cliffs of Stanage Edge in England’s beautiful Peak District.
DAY 8: THE NORTHERN COTSWOLDS
Enjoy the quintessential British village of Bourton-on-the-Water. Relax amid the golden yellow stone cottages and babbling stream that define Lower Slaughter. Climb Broadway Tower for a pleasant view of the surrounding countryside. Dinner in Broadway. Overnight in the Cotswolds.
DAY 9: STONEHENGE AND SALISBURY
See the 5,000-year-old Stonehenge and wander around its mysterious circle. In Salisbury Cathedral, view the best preserved of only 4 surviving Magna Carta documents. Wind your way up narrow spiral staircases climbing 332 steps in easy stages into its ancient roof spaces. Overnight in the Cotswolds.
DAY 10: BATH
Bath, once the home of Jane Austen, is featured in several of her works. Spend the day tracing her footsteps with a trip to the Jane Austen Centre and Bath Abbey. Indulge in the luxurious Bath waters that have made this town famous since Roman times (addtl fee). Overnight in the Cotswolds.
DAY 11: WINCHESTER, CHAWTON HOUSE AND BOX HILL
Pay your respects at the tomb of Jane Austen in Winchester Cathedral, one of England’s largest cathedrals. Visit Chawton House, where Jane Austen wrote 6 of her beloved novels. Stroll on Box Hill, made famous as the place Emma was reprimanded by Knightley. Overnight near Heathrow airport.
DAY 12: RETURN HOME
The tour concludes with hotel check-out by 11 a.m. Arrangements to the airport will be made for those leaving prior to 9 a.m. Early departures or later departures should plan their own transportation to the airport.
Tour Pricing and Payment Schedule
The Jane Austen’s England tour scheduled for July 2023 will be $2,650 based on double occupancy. A $50 discount is given for payment in full at initial deposit; otherwise, the following payment schedule applies, per person:
Non-refundable deposit of $250 reserves spot
Non-refundable deposit of $500 reserves spot
Payment of $375 for twin due on Jan 15th, 2023
Payment of $375 for twin due on Feb 15th, 2023
Payment of $375 for twin due on Mar 15th, 2023
Payment of $375 for twin due on Apr 15th, 2023
Payment of $375 for twin due on May 15th, 2023
Final payment of $275 for twin due on Jun 15th, 2023
If signing up after any deposit deadline, payment for any previous deposits will be due upon sign-up. Prompt payment is appreciated. Late payments are assessed a $25 late fee.
Tour Inclusions and Exclusions
Included in the tour cost:
Pre-tour information, such as what to pack and how to exchange currency
Expertise of a tour guide throughout the tour
All sight-seeing and visits, as noted in the itinerary (unless otherwise specified)
All on-tour transportation, including trains, local flights, rental vehicles, and buses
One carry-on suitcase and one personal item due to car size restraints
All accommodations, based on double occupancy; typically, 3-star hotels and bed & breakfasts
Not included in the tour cost:
International airfare and any related expenses
Expenses due to flight delays, strikes, inclement weather or other irregularities
Passport fees, visas and visa photos as required
Personal items such as souvenirs, laundry services, beverages, snacks, and healthcare
Optional excursions as indicated in the itinerary
Meals as indicated in the tour itinerary
Checked baggage fees and excess baggage charges
Seat requests and seat upgrades
Single traveler supplement
Refunds for tour services not utilized
Other items not specifically mentioned as included
Terms and Conditions
Please thoroughly review the Terms and Conditions on our website. Submitting a deposit for services constitutes a contractual agreement with Aticus Travel and represents your acceptance of the Aticus Travel, LLC Terms & Conditions.
Liability Waiver and Release Form
Please sign and return the Liability Waiver and Release Form for each tour participant. A parent or guardian must sign the form for any minor participants. A tour request is officially submitted when both the tour deposit and the Waiver and Release form are received by Aticus Travel, LLC for each tour participant.
Due to the strict cancellation policy, in order to protect your investment, and to provide you with peace of mind, we strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance. Many reputable companies exist and you can look into any of them, but here are a few recommendations to consider: Allianz Global Assistance, TravelEx, World Nomads and Travel Guard.
Packing Checklist and Tips
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