Great British Literature

Self-drive Tour

8 Nights / 9 Days

Great British Literature


Daily Departure
From January to December

This itinerary takes you to buildings and landscapes that inspired many of our great writers and poets. From the villages of Hampshire and Dorset to the dramatic mountains and wild moors of the Lake District and Yorkshire, you will visit the homes and favourite places of greats such as Jane Austen, William Wordsworth and the Brontës.

A stop in Stratford-upon-Avon, the home of William Shakespeare for much of his life, is a must on any literary tour, while ending your tour in London, the inspiration of so many writers and the home of the magnificent British Library, is a fitting culmination to the trip.

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What's Included

  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Wiltshire
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Stratford-upon-Avon
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Grasmare – Lake District
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Yorkshire District
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in London

Breakfast daily

Rental Car, Train & Transfers

  • A self-driven rental car for 7 days; inclusive of Insurance based on 4 persons sharing 1 car. Pick up at London Airport and drop off at Leeds city center.
  • High-speed Train w/seat reservations from Leeds to London.
  • Private transfer by car from London hotel to Airport.


  • Jane Austen’s House Museum.
  • Bath: Roman Baths and the Jane Austen Centre.
  • Stratford-upon-Avon & the Anne Hathaway’s Cottage & Gardens.
  • Lake District and the Lakeland Poets.
  • The World of Beatrix Potter.
  • Brontës’ Yorkshire.

Optional Activities

  • Stonehenge: Admission Ticket.
  • Stratford-upon-Avon: Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Family Homes Tickets.
  • From Lake District: Stunning Lake District 4 Hour Tour.
  • From Windermere: The Brontës, Wuthering Heights & Jane Eyre Tour.
  • London: Walking Tour “Visit The Globe Theatre & Charles Dickens Museum”.

Customize this Tour!

    Extra time: With a few extra days, spend longer exploring the landscapes of Wessex, the Lake District and Yorkshire, or consider these options:

  • From the capital, head into Kent, where Charles Dickens spent most of his life and in which he set novels such as Great Expectations.
  • Head to the South West to admire the houses and landscapes that inspired Agatha Christie in Devon and Daphne du Maurier in Cornwall.
  • Continue north from the Lake District to the Scottish Borders and the Robert Burns Heritage Trail, to learn about the life and works of one of Scotland’s most famous sons.
  • Follow a ‘Dylan Thomas Trail’ in south Wales to visit places and landscapes that influenced Wales’ most celebrated poet.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrive in London

Day 2 : Austen and Hardy’s Wessex

Day 3 : Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon

Day 4 : Wordsworth and Potter’s Lake District

Day 5 : Wordsworth and Potter’s Lake District

Day 6 : Brontës’ Yorkshire

Day 7 : Yorkshire – London

Day 8 : London

Day 9 : End of the Tour

Download PDF - Detailed Itinerary


Wake up, in the accommodation type of your choice and enjoy another day of exploration.


These are in well-appointed comfort hotels. All rooms are with private shower or bath and WC. Breakfast is always provided and is included in the price.


These are in quality four-star hotels or the best hotels available at each location at the time of booking. All rooms are with private shower or bath and WC.


These are in luxury or charming hotels. All rooms are with private shower or bath and WC. Breakfast is always provided and is included in the price.

Not Included

  • Flights to/from England.
  • City Tax and Meals & Beverages.
  • Entrance fees to Attractions (unless otherwise stated).
  • Fees for ferries, tunnels, toll roads, parking of any kind or any other miscellaneous driving expenses.
  • Personal Travel Insurance (highly recommended).
  • Tips and gratuities to drivers and local guides.

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