Highlights

  • Guided tour of Janes cottage, now the Jane Austen House Museum
  • Private dinner at Chawton House, a mansion owned by her brother Edward
  • Visit the homes of Austen family friends
  • Secrets of ladies corsets and clothing revealed by Regency expert
  • Visit to Selborne, home of 18thcentury naturalist Gilbert White

One of English literature's best-loved authors, Jane Austen, wittily observed preindustrial English society from a sheltered and gentrified family life in Hampshire.

The literary walk of her lifetime takes us to many of her haunts, including the village of Steventon where her father was Rector, and the gentle rolling countryside that forms the backdrop to much of her work.

A walk through rich meadows and snug valleys, handsome estates and civilized landscapes intersperses two visits to Chawton, where Jane moved at the age of 33, and a talk and discussion with a Jane Austen expert. These take us on paths she probably used passing timeless cottages she would have known.

The week closes in Winchester, once capital of the ancient kingdom of Wessex, where Jane is buried in the ancient cathedral.
Easy
"It's seeing all the secret stuff!"
Terrain: Country byways, well-trodden footpaths, village lanes, low hills.6-10 miles of walking per day.

TRIP DETAILS

6 nights from
$3,995.00
Double Occupancy
(Single Supplement $535.00)
Our Wayfarers friends Price is $3,795.00

Dates

From May 4 to May 10 (more dates)
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Arrival: Basingstoke Rail Station
Departure: Winchester Rail Station

Activities

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What Is Included in the Price of My Vacation

  • Full-time services of two staff - a Walk Leader and Walk Manager
  • A backup vehicle for resting walkers and moving luggage
  • Comprehensive Travel Information Package and Reading List
  • Diverse itineraries with an emphasis on history, geography, cutlure, peoples, flora and fauna
  • Demonstrations, wine tasting, admissions to museums and historic sites
  • All ground transfers (ferries, cable cars, trains, etc.)
  • Maps and unique souvenirs to commemorate your trip
  • First-class accommodations with culural and historical interest
  • All meals - with choices - (Special dietary requirements? No problem!)
  • Wine with dinner
  • On-trail snacks and refreshments
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants