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Page, Stage and Screen – England

On this tour students can follow in the footsteps of literary greats William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Beatrix Potter, Thomas Hardy and the Bronte sisters as they visit their hometowns and dedicated museums. From page to stage and screen, students will also enjoy stage shows at iconic theatres and tour the studios of the famed Harry Potter films.

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15 Days
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West End Theatre DistrictHarry Potter Studio TourAusten House MuseumShakespeare TourStonehenge
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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Australia - London
  • On your way Meet at the airport for the flight to London, United Kingdom
Day 2 London
  • Welcome to England The home of literary greats home of Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Dickens, Austen and Clarkson. Your day is free to explore London and it's many sights including Big Ben, the London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge and more...
Day 3 London
  • Guided tour Experience more of what London has to offer with a full day guided tour. Visit the famous Westminster Abbey and learn of its amazing 700 year history
  • Charles Dickens Museum Visit the Charles Dickens Museum, located in the house where Charles Dickens lived between 1837 and 1839, and his only surviving residence. This house, where Dickens wrote Oliver Twist and Nicholas Nickleby, is now home to the world’s most important collection of material relating to the great Victorian novelist and social commentator
  • Tower of London Once used as a fortress, a royal palace, and a prison, the Tower of London is now the home of the Queen's jewels which are on view to public
Day 4 London
  • The West End Today join a guided walking tour of the district takes in theatres currently showing musicals such as The Lion King and Les Miserables, and plays such as the ever popular The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Theatrical delights Enjoy a guided tour of the Globe Theatre, an open air theatre dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare's work. Afterwards visit the Rose Theatre, one of London's most historical theatres and home to many of Shakespeare and Marlowe's first productions
  • Evening activities Tonight be wowed by a performance at the Globe Theatre
Day 5 London - Watford - London
  • The world of Harry Potter Today you are in for a treat as you enjyo a full-day excursion to Watford, home of the Harry Potter Studio Tour. The tour takes visitors behind the scenes of the Harry Potter film series, from the perspective of the filmmakers who took the characters and sets described in the pages of the books and brought them to life. Step inside the set of the Great Hall, as well as many other iconic locations from the film
Day 6 London - Oxford - London
  • Christ Church College Depart for a full-day coach tour to the bustling cosmopolitan town Oxford, home of the oldest university in the English speaking world
  • Tour Here you will enjoy a behind the scenes Lewis Carroll tour. World renowned as the author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll studied and later taught at Christ Church College, and remained there in various capacities until his death. Harry Potter fans will also recognise a number of locations around the university that were used in the movies
  • Blenheim Palace Afterwards, marvel in the magic and mystery during a guided tour of Blenheim Palace... which also featured in the Harry Potter movies!
Day 7 London - Bristol
  • On the move Depart from London for an 8 day coach tour. The first stop this morning is at Basildon Park, (the filming location for Pride and Prejudice), before continuing on to Bath where some of the finest architectural sights such as the Royal Crescent, the Circus, and Pulteney Bridge provide the setting for a diverse collection of museums and attractions
  • Roman Baths Enjoy a guided tour of the Roman Baths Museum
  • Jane Austen Afterwards visit the Jane Austen Centre, where a permanent exhibition tells the story of Jane’s Bath experience, and the effect that living here had on her and her writing. Her intimate knowledge of the city is reflected in two of her novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, both of which are largely set in Bath
Day 8 Bristol - Chawton - Winchester - Stonehenge - Bristol
  • Austen House Museum Enjoy a full day excursion to Chawton to visit the Austen House Museum, a small private museum which includes collections of Jane Austen’s personal possessions and furniture. Austen wrote numerous romantic novels such as Sense and Sensibility, Emma and Pride and Prejudice as well as short fiction
  • Winchester Cathedral In the afternoon, take pleasure in visiting Winchester Cathedral, which has its origins in the 7th century when a Christian church was first built on the site
  • Stonehenge Continue on to Stonehenge, one of Britain’s greatest national icons. It seems many people have a theory for why and how Stonehenge was built and some say it was the temple made for the worship of ancient earth deities
Day 9 Bristol - Dorchester - Bristol
  • Thomas Hardy Country Enjoy a visit to Max Gate, a house designed by Hardy himself, and the where he lived with his wife Emma until his death in 1928. It was whilst living at Max Gate that Hardy wrote some of his most well known works including Tess of the d’Ubervilles and Jude the Obscure
Day 10 Stratford-Upon-Avon
  • The land of Shakespeare Board the coach to travel to Stratford-upon-Avon where entrance has been included to all 5 Shakespearean sites. The birthplace of William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon is steeped in culture and history, and set in the beautiful countryside on the banks of the river Avon
  • Theatrical delight Enjoy a performance at the royal Shakespeare Theatre in the evening
Day 11 Stratford-Upon-Avon - Daresbury - Chester
  • Lewis Carroll Enjoy a full day excursion to the Cheshire Village of Daresbury, the birthplace of Lewis Carroll. One of his most famous characters, the Cheshire Cat, pays obvious homage to the county of his childhood
Day 12 Chester - Lakes District
  • Bronte Country Board the coach to travel to the Lake District via Bronte country. Visit the Bronte Parsonage Museum, the former home of the Bronte sisters which is now maintained by the Bronte Society.
  • This afternoon admire the beautiful scenery during a walk to Top Withens and Bronte Waterfall. The walk is approx 2 kilometres long and locals believe that the ruins at Top Withens are connected to Emily Bronte’s novel Wuthering Heights
Day 13 Lake District
  • Beatrix Potter Enjoy a visit to Beatrix Potter’s House and the Beatrix Potter Gallery, dedicated to the author renowned for her works including the Tale of Peter Rabbit. The Beatrix Potter House magically recreates the lovely countryside which so impressed the young Beatrix and inspired the creation of Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail and Peter, and their many adventures
  • Afternoon adventures In the afternoon, visit Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum and House. The daffodils, trees and lakes around Dove Cottage were used as inspiration for Wordsworth’s poem I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud, and it was whilst living in Dove Cottage that he wrote much of his greatest poetry
  • Explore The rest of the afternoon is free for teacher organised activities in the Lake District
Day 14 Lake District - Manchester - Australia
  • Farewell Board the coach to transfer to Manchester Airport for the return flight home
Day 15 Australia
  • Welcome home

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