Day 1 FLIGHT FROM Sydney Depart Australia en route for London - probably need an extra day to recover from flight. Day 2 - Arrive in London. Day 3 – JANE AUSTEN DAY – SALISBURY (2 nights) Jane Austen’s House in Chawton, the house where she died in Winchester (outside only), her grave in Winchester Cathedral. Reading from one of her books in Chawton. Day 3 THOMAS HARDY DAY Hardy’s birthplace cottage, his grave, Dorset County Museum in Dorchester, lunch in King’s Arms (Mayor of Casterbridge), Bere Regis church (Turbeville graves), Hardy reading Day 4 SALISBURY – STONEHENGE – STRATFORD (3 nights) Salisbury Cathedral, Stonehenge, Anne Hathaway’s cottage Day 5 OXFORD Blenheim Palace, Walking tour of Oxford including entry into Christ Church College and cathedral, Bodleian Library, Blackwell’s bookshop in addition to other places of your choice Day 6 STRATFORD – WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE DAY Walking tour of Stratford including admission to Shakespeare’s birthplace, backstage tour of the RSC theatre and Holy Trinity church (his grave). Mary Arden’s (his mother) house including falconry exhibition. Tickets to the RSC theatre. Shakespeare reading Day 7 STRATFORD – LICHFIELD - LAKE DISTRICT (1 night) Dr.Johnson’s house, Dove Cottage (Wordsworth’s house), Aira Force for Wordsworth reading Day 8 LAKE DISTRICT – HAWORTH – PENNINES (1 night) Rydal Mount (Another of Wordsworth’s homes), Bronte parsonage, St. Michael’s church (Bronte graves), walk on the moor for reading from Wuthering Heights Day 9 PENNINES – EASTWOOD – LONDON (3 nights) D.H.LAWRENCE DAY Lawrence birthplace and walking trail, British Museum Day 10 LONDON Westminster Abbey, British Library, National Portrait Gallery Day 11 SOUTH-EAST ENGLAND DAY TRIP Dickens’ House in Rochester, Kipling’s House at Burwash and Virginia Woolf’s "Knole House" Day 12 DEPARTURE Transfer to airport for flight back to the USA This is a suggested itinerary to provoke discussion. Please ask us to make any amendments that you wish so that we may offer you a tour to meet your group's needs exactly..
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