Learn more about coveted author Jane Austen and the places which inspired her on this special escorted tour

Explore Jane Austen's Bath on this very special three-day tour.

You'll enjoy a guided tour of Bath with local expert Jane Tapley, as you discover many of the places which inspired Jane Austen's works - from the Assembly Rooms** to No. 1 Royal Crescent and the Theatre Royal.

Spend a morning in the beautiful Cotswolds, with visits to the villages of Castle Combe and Lacock. The latter was used as a location in the 1990s for the TV adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and the film Emma.

You'll stay at the Leigh Park Country House Hotel & Vineyard for two-nights, where special guest Lucy Worsley will join you for an exquisite evening of conversation, to talk about the life and times of Jane Austen, and open the floor to questions. You'll enjoy a three-course dinner with wine with fellow Jane Austen fans on both evenings.

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Lucy Worsley OBE
Historian, author, TV presenter and curator

Lucy Worsley OBE is one of Britain's leading historians and is chief curator at Historic Royal Palaces. She has written a number of books, including Courtiers: A Secret History Of The Georgian Court, If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History Of Your Home and a biography of Agatha Christie.

Lucy has presented a number of history shows including Six Wives With Lucy Worsley, Jane Austen: Behind Closed Doors and Lucy Worsley On The Mystery Queen which followed in the footsteps of Christie in Egypt. She is also the winner of a Specialist Factual Bafta for the documentary Suffragettes With Lucy Worsley.

Price includes

  • Two nights' bed and breakfast at the three-star Best Western Leigh Park Country House Hotel & Vineyard, based on shared occupancy of a twin/double room
  • Welcome reception
  • Two private three-course dinners with wine
  • Talk and Q&A with Lucy Worsley
  • All talks, guided tours and admissions
  • Coach touring itinerary and tour manager throughout


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  1. Day
    Bradford on Avon, United Kingdom

    Arrive and check into Best Western Leigh Park Country House Hotel & Vineyard in Bradford-Upon Avon.

    Tonight, there's a welcome drink followed by a talk by your guide Jane Tapley about Jane Austen and Bath. A private dinner follows, including three glasses of wine.

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Day
    Bath, United Kingdom

    This morning, there's a visit to Theatre Royal Bath, built in the Georgian era. It's followed by a walking tour led by Jane Tapley, where you'll hear about Austen's time in Bath, her quiet upbringing, her struggle for independence and how her novels only gathered momentum and appreciation after her death.

    In the afternoon, you'll visit the Bath Assembly Rooms***, which feature in both Persuasion and Northanger Abbey - the two novels Austen wrote when she lived in the city with her parents and sister from 1801 to 1805. Then it's on to No.1 Royal Crescent to how a home would have been decorated and furnished in Austen's time. The rooms feature historic furniture, pictures and objects that reveal what life was like for Bath's fashionable residents. A visit to No.1 Royal Crescent is an immersive experience that brings the house to life through film and sound.

    You'll return to the hotel in the late afternoon, where there's time to relax before joining your group for a welcome drink ahead of a talk about Jane Austen's life by Lucy Worsley.

    Dinner will follow, with two glasses of wine.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  3. Day
    Castle Combe and Lacock
    Castle Combe, United Kingdom

    You'll enjoy a morning visit to Castle Combe for a walk with Jane Tapley around the picturesque village. You'll stop for tea or coffee at Manor House, a beautiful ivy-clad country hotel.

    A visit to Lacock is next, beginning with a walking tour led by Jane Tapley. Lacock was used for Meryton in the 1995 Pride and Prejudice and as Highbury in the 1996 film version of Emma. The tour concludes at Lacock Abbey, where you can explore its museum, grounds, and cloisters.

    You'll return to the hotel late afternoon, ready for departure. While the tour concludes today, you can extend your time at Leigh Park Country House Hotel & Vineyard and stay for extra nights.

    Meals - Breakfast


Leigh Park Country House Hotel & Vineyard

Bradford on Avon, United Kingdom

Set in five acres of gardens, Leigh Park Country House Hotel & Vineyard is a classic Georgian hotel

The Vine conservatoire restaurant offers traditional English and international cuisine using local produce with homegrown organic fruit and vegetables from the kitchen garden. The main house features traditionally-styled guestrooms, and contemporary executive bedrooms are in the former coach house. Leigh Park has a vineyard with 600 Reichensteiner vines in a walled garden producing a medium-dry white wine exclusive to the hotel.

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