European Vacation Ideas: Embark on This Interesting Literary Tour of UK
This literary tour of UK features places relating to a wide range of authors such as Jane Austen, William Shakespeare, Beatrix Potter, and William Wordsworth. So, visit the homes and inspirational locations of these world-famous writers with our interesting European vacation ideas and learn about how these places shaped your favorite author’s lives and inspired their stories.
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On reaching London, you are met by your private guide and transferred to your centrally located hotel. After check-in, relax in the comforts of your room and take in the vibe of UK. Later in the afternoon, head out for a walking tour through Bloomsbury, which is one of the most literature-rich areas of London. The tour concludes at the British Library, which is the second largest library in the world, and you are welcome to explore the original pieces that are exhibited here.
Day 2: Exploring London
Today morning, your private guide meets you at your hotel and transfers you to Canterbury for a guided walking tour of the city’s history and architecture. Later on, you have plenty of free time to explore the city on your own. Visiting Canterbury’s iconic cathedral is highly recommended, which together with St Augustine’s Abbey and St Martin’s Church forms a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 3: Venturing to Bath
This morning, meet your guide at your hotel for a private transfer to Bath. En route, visit the Neolithic stone circle at Avebury and the preserved village of Lacock.
Built for relaxation and pleasure, wonderful Bath has been a wellbeing destination since Roman times. The waters are still a big attraction, both at the medieval Roman Baths and the thoroughly modern Thermae Bath Spa, which houses the only natural thermal hot springs present in Britain you can bathe in.
The compact, tourist-friendly center of Bath is overflowing with amazing places to eat and drink, and some of the finest independent shops in Britain, thus making it an ideal city break. So, immerse yourself in the remarkable collection of galleries and museums, and relish year-round festivals, music, theatre, and sports.
Day 4: Walking Tour of Bath
Meet your private guide for a full day walking tour of Bath’s attractions that include the Bath Abbey, ancient Roman Baths, and a visit to the Jane Austen Centre. The tour also encompasses entry to the No. 1 Royal Crescent museum, a preserved Georgian house, adorned in the traditional style of the times.
The splendid honey-hued Georgian architecture of Bath is straight from a Jane Austen novel - highlights include the majestic Circus and the iconic Royal Crescent. There’s plenty to see beyond the city, too, with spectacular Somerset countryside to explore, and attractions such as Avebury, Stonehenge, and Longleat Safari Park.
With so much to see and explore, it’s worth treating yourself to an overnight stay. For an even more serene visit, stay midweek to enjoy a different side to the city.
Day 5: One Day Tour of Stratford-upon-Avon
Today, you’ll travel via private car to Stratford-upon-Avon, which is the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Make your way to Shakespeare’s birthplace, schoolhouse, as well as the final resting place on a private walking tour. Afterward, attend a performance at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
Day 6: Visiting Bowness-on-Windermere
Travel by train today to the idyllic Lake District, whose beauty is inspired by some of the UK's outstanding poets and artists. Later in the afternoon, make your way to William Wordsworth’s home and some of his treasured viewpoints.
Day 7: Highlights of Bowness-on-Windermere
Today, get ready to explore the attractions of the southern Lake District accompanied by your private guide. The tour focuses on Beatrix Potter, author of Tales of Peter Rabbit and Friends, who lived here and drew inspiration for her stories from the stunning scenery.
Day 8: Heading to Oxford
Make your own way today to the station for your train to Oxford. On reaching, you’ll meet your enthusiastic guide for a private walking tour of Oxford, that involve the local connections to Harry Potter and Alice in Wonderland. Later on, the remaining of the day is yours entirely to enjoy the bustling university city on your own.
Day 9: Departure Back Home
Wave goodbye to England today as you enter a private vehicle for your transfer to the international airport and onward flight back home.