Our Literary England: London and Lake District Tour is perfect for those travelers with a passion for English literature. First, walk the cobblestones of The Big Smoke that set the scene for Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist. Next, explore Oxford, home to the world’s oldest English-speaking university and many of the greatest English writers studied here. Visit Stratford, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, thought to be the greatest English writer of all time. Famous for Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth, the Lake District is where your tour concludes. Book everything in the comfort of your own home with a Tourlane Travel Expert over the phone.
The first stop on your London and Lake District Tour is the capital itself, where you’ll spend three nights in a luxury hotel in the center of the city. A private city tour of London is included in your vacation package. From T.S. Eliot to Zadie Smith, London continues to inspire great literary works. Visit Kensington, once home to literary giants such as Thackery and Joyce. In Islington, you’ll find the romantic poet William Blake’s final resting place. Walk the Millennium Bridge over the River Thames to see Shakespeare’s Globe and performance of classic plays that inspire.
Also included in your vacation package is a special day tour to Oxford, Cotswolds, and Stratford-upon-Avon. Oxford is one of the world’s great academic centers, and is steeped in literary history. Your tour guide will show you around the city, with its gothic spires and endless colleges, as part of a small group.
You’ll also be taken on a tour of Stratford-upon-Avon, a town which proudly celebrates its most famous resident, William Shakespeare—the most famous writer and playwright to originate from Great Britain.
4. Lake District Tour
The Lake District is next on your itinerary, which you’ll reach by train, traveling in first class from London. A special literary tour is also included in this section of the tour. Enjoy a countryside of pebbledash stone cottages and enchanting tales that lead you down the rabbit hole. Surrounded by nature and wildlife that inspired Beatrix Potter’s classic book The Tale of Peter Rabbit, swing by The World of Beatrix Potter exhibit and let your imagination run wild. Enjoy a cup of tea and slice of cake, and then an afternoon of verse as you learn of the poet, William Wordsworth. End the day in a pub that served pints through a hole in a wall in 1612, and once hosted Charles Dickens.
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Your tour will start in London and end in Manchester, both of which have direct flights to the USA. If you wish to alter this, please speak to your Tourlane Travel Expert, who will gladly arrange this.
All breakfasts, transfers, accommodation, and guides are included in the price of your vacation. £20 of travel credit for the London transport network is also included. Flights are not included.
As a U.S. citizen, you are free to travel to England without a visa for stays of up to six months. You don’t need any vaccinations before visiting England.
The official currency is the British pound (£).
England is located in Greenwich Mean Time (UTC).
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