JANE AUSTEN - PRIVATE TOUR OPTIONS
Life, times and countryside that inspired the great romantic novelist.


Day tour from London in private vehicle with accredited driver-guide.
For couples, families or small private groups (up to 7 persons). Subject to availability.
Timings: 9am-6pm. Pick-up and drop-off at any central London hotel or residence.
Prices: 1-2 passengers = £640.00; 3-4 pass = £680.00; 5-7 pass = £720.00.
Any admission fees are extra and usually payable on entry. Booking enquiries.



ITINERARY:


STEVENTON
After an initial fast-track out from London, we explore the life and times of Jane Austen, one of the most widely-read female authors in English literature. We cannot promise a chance meeting with a modern-day Darcy, but we can promise a fascinating and enjoyable day out in Austen's beloved county of Hampshire. We start the tour at the north Hampshire village of Steventon, birth-place of Jane Austen, and where she spent the first 25 years of her life. Here she drafted Pride & Prejudice, Northanger Abbey and Sense & Sensibility on a site still marked by a lime tree said to have been planted by her eldest brother. The parish church which Jane attended has changed little since the 12th century and contains memorials to the Austen family.
● Usually open daily.
● Free entry.
● Your guide will conduct the tour.

CHAWTON
In the village of Chawton in Hampshire stands the 17th century house where Austen spent her a productive part of her writing career. This is where she wrote Mansfield Park, Emma and Persuasion. It is now a small private museum and has been welcoming visiting Austen fans since as far back as 1947. The museum contains a fascinating collection of objects and books actually owned by the novelist, and other odd artifacts, such as a gun found under the floorboards! We will also view the manor house once owned by her brother.
● Usually open daily.
● Admission payable on entry.
● Your guide will conduct the tour.

WINCHESTER
Next, we make our way to Winchester, an historic city that has appeared as a movie location many times, including the recent film version of Austen's Pride and Prejudice. An old Roman town, Winchester became the capital of England during the Dark Ages. There are links to many famous legends, including King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and King Alfred the Great. We will see the house where Jane Austen lived during the last months of her terminal illness. Finally, we visit Winchester Cathedral. Built in 1097, it is one of England’s oldest. It is also Jane Austen's burial place.
● Usually open daily.
● Admission payable on entry.
● Your guide will conduct the tour.



TOUR PRICES:

FULL DAY PRIVATE TOUR FROM LONDON (9am-6pm)

PRICE
(not including entrance fees)

TOUR BY PRIVATE CAR (1-2 passengers)

£640.00
(+ any entrance fees)

TOUR BY PRIVATE CAR (3-4 passengers)

£680.00
(+ any entrance fees)

TOUR BY PRIVATE CAR (5-7 passengers)

£720.00
(+ any entrance fees)



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PRACTICAL TOUR INFO:

Important note: 'Private tour' means a privately chartered guided tour. It does not entail exclusive private access. We do not offer tours to individuals wishing to join a larger group (for this you require a scheduled coach tour operator).

Timings: A recommended start time ensures the tour runs to schedule. The duration of this tour is timed from pick-up to drop-off and usually includes built-in stops for photo opportunities, facilities, and a one-hour lunch break.

Pick-up/drop-off: You can be picked-up for your tour anywhere in the central London area, whether at your hotel, place of residence, or venue of your request. The same applies as a dropping-off point after the tour. Tours from London may use fastest routes.

Vehicle: Our typical vehicle is a luxury people carrier. Usually a high-spec 7-passenger Mercedes, with leather seats, armrests, headrests, air-conditioning, tinted windows, front and rear electric sunroof, sliding passenger doors and luggage space.

Driver-Guide: Our presentable, professional and friendly guides drive fully insured private vehicles and carry the British 'Blue Badge' accreditation allowing them to conduct tours, walks and interior visits of major London venues and other UK attractions.

Tour: The main tour is conducted personally by the guide, providing knowledgeable commentary, and assisting with practical issues. Sections of the tour may be conducted by in-house docents or using audio devices, but your guide may still escort you.

Lunch: An appropriate restaurant, traditional pub, or sandwich stop can be arranged for lunch (note: tour price does not include food or refreshments). Alternatively, you may want to bring a pre-packed lunch. The guide may take a rest during this period.

Clothing: Clients should dress appropriately making allowances for the changeable British weather, outdoor activities or visiting churches, etc. Our main tip is to dress comfortably. For more tips to help make your tour even more enjoyable click here.

Format: The tour has been specially researched and designed by our staff (copyright applies) and is exclusive to Your London Tours & associates. Selected elements of different tours may be combined to create other tour options.

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