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English Literary Trail

 

15 days

15 cities

1 country

Balanced

Regional

Chaucer, Dickens & Tennyson: The Ultimate 15-Day Guided Tour of England’s Literary Greats

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.

MAP & ITINERARY

Start London, United Kingdom. End London, United Kingdom.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas. 

From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.

We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.

If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.

Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.

Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).

YOUR WELL-BEING IS OUR TOP PRIORITY

Our Well-Being Directors take a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met (available on tours with 21 or more guests).

Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxurious, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom. Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.

Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19.All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.

Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.

We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.