Day 1 - LEAVE USA
As of June of 2018 it is too early to determine flight plans. Please contact Edventures for additional information regarding flights. On the registration form indicate if you are interested in a group airfare rate.
DAY 2 - LONDON TO BATH
All members of the group, whether they have just flown in or are already in England, will meet in the morning at Heathrow Airport. From there we will depart together to Bath. After arrival in Bath we will walk from our centrally located hotel to see some of the principal sites of Bath, including places connected with Jane Austen, and to give everyone a sense of the city.
DAY 3 - BATH
In the morning we will take a bus tour that will point out leading places in Bath and provide historical background for the city. Over the course of the day we will also visit many of these places. These include the Assembly Rooms, which were the main historic venue for dances and concerts and which also contain some of the most beautiful interior architecture in the city, and the Royal Crescent, a curved street with an uninterrupted row of grand Georgian houses on one side that is probably the most iconic site in Bath.
DAY 4 - LACOCK AND BATH
In the morning we will take a bus to Lacock, an original medieval village whose current dwellings are almost all centuries old. Operated by the National Trust, its picturesque and historic character has made it very popular for movies and TV shows, including Downton Abbey, Harry Potter films, and more than one Austen adaptation.
DAY 5 - TRAVEL TO WINCHESTER
Leaving Bath in the morning we will first stop at Stourhead, a magnificent country house and grounds. The house is an excellent example of the Palladian mansions that were the most popular style for country houses in the eighteenth century, and gives a sense of the life of the landed elite that dominated England for centuries.
DAY 6 - CHAWTON AND STEVENTON
Chawton is a modest village near Winchester where in 1809 Jane Austen moved, with her mother and sister, to reside in a house owned by her brother Edward; she lived there until her death in 1817.
DAY 7 - PORTSMOUTH
A short ride takes us to Portsmouth, the main British naval base for centuries and now the site for the Historic Dockyard, an elaborate complex devoted to the history of the navy.
DAY 8 - SALISBURY AND WINCHESTER
In the morning we will ride to Salisbury and take a special tour of Mompesson House, an eighteenth-century house in the center of town that is operated by the National Trust and that was one of the main locations for the film of Sense and Sensibility.
DAY 9 - FREE DAY
This day will be a free day where you can travel to London (just over an hour by train), travel elsewhere, or stay in Winchester, which contains several historic sites. David will be happy to provide people with advice and assistance to major sites in London.
DAY 10 - RETURN TO USA
In the morning a bus will transport us from our hotel in Winchester to Heathrow Airport. There you will be able to catch a flight, or take public transport into London to begin additional touring. Those who wish to remain in Winchester and not take the bus will also be free to do so.