Jane Austen's England
Jane Austen's England
This tour is customisable and private. We can provide a driver-guide with Luxury Sedan (3 PAX) or Van (8 PAX). For larger families and groups we can provide coaches from 16 to 49 seats with driver AND guide.
The perfect tour from Southampton cruise terminal for those with a love of Jane Austen; the writer of world famous novels such as Pride & Prejudice, Emma, Sense & Sensibility and Mansfield Park.
See the tomb of Jane Austen and the location of her much celebrated home.
Tour Winchester, once the Royal capital of England. Winchester Cathedral is one of Europe’s most important churches architecturally and historically.
Visit Chawton, location of Jane Austen’s most celebrated home. She wrote some of her best work here. Let your guide tell you the story of Jane Austen and her family.
Your Tour Details
Your driver-guide will meet you at the cruise terminal at 8.30 am. They will assist with your luggage and escort you to the vehicle, ready to start your tour.
Tour Winchester, once the Royal capital of England. Winchester Cathedral is one of Europe’s most important churches architecturally and historically, enjoy a private guided tour inside. See the tomb of Jane Austen and the famous mortuary chest containing bones of Saxon Kings.
Jane Austen is known worldwide for her popular novels describing the society of pre-industrial England. Enjoy a short walk through Winchester Cathedral close, passing medieval houses you will discover a narrow lane. Tucked beside the house that belonged to the the headmaster of Winchester College is an unobtrusive mustard-coloured building. If not for the blue plaque above the door it would be easy to pass by this ordinary dwelling. It was here that the celebrated novelist, Jane Austen, spent the last few weeks of her life.
Austen dwelt at nearby Chawton for several years, but in 1817 her health began to fail and she came to Winchester with her sister Cassandra to receive better medical care. It was a forlorn hope, and on July 18, 1817, Jane Austen died, and was buried at nearby Winchester Cathedral. Visit Chawton, location of Jane Austen’s most celebrated home. She spent the last eight years of her life here at Chawton in the 17th century house which is now preserved in her memory. She wrote some of her best work here. Let your guide tell you the story of Jane Austen and her family.
BMW Grand Tourer
This vehicle is super comfortable for 2 people, touring the countryside on an extended tour or day trip is a breeze. This Grand Tourer has a long wheel base, which means more leg room than your average sedan, higher seating position making getting in out of the car easier. Another nice feature is a full panoramic roof This BMW also has a smooth and quiet ECO engine and a certain amount of style too! Luggage capacity: 2 medium cases plus 2 handbag sized pieces of luggage.
Our new SUVs are perfect for city and countryside touring. Panoramic roof, large seats and easy access are all key features of our fleet. This vehicle is ideal for long distance touring, especially when including Britain’s National Parks. This vehicle makes easy work of mountain passes, country lanes along with being supremely comfortable. Luggage capacity: 2 medium cases plus 2 small carry-ons.
Our luxury motor coaches can cater for every group size from 21 to 49 passengers. All of our luxury coaches are air-conditioned, have radio/pa systems and are fitted with seat belts. Some have a refrigerator, monitors and washroom facilities. Luggage capacity varies.
VW & Mercedes-Benz passenger vans
Our range of passenger vans are suitable to fulfil a number of different roles, depending on the number of people travelling, the amount of luggage and the length of the journey. Our Mercedes vans have 7 passenger seats, plenty of head and leg room. Our VW vans have more space and more luggage capacity and therefore are ideal for extended touring with groups up to 7 people. Luggage capacity: 8 medium suit cases plus 2/3 small carry-ons OR 5 large suit cases plus 2/3 carry-ons.
This vehicle is ideal for small corporate groups or large families. Large windows, cool boxes and quiet modern engines will enhance the touring experience. These vehicles have 15 passenger seats and rear area with tables. Luggage capacity: 15 medium bags plus carry-ons.
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About Luxury Vacations UK
Since 2002, we have created British travel experiences for individuals, families, groups and corporations. Driver-Guided Tours, Chauffeur-Driven Transfers and Behind-the-Scenes Tours, Unique Accommodation, Customised Group Programmes and VIP Experiences, Premium Tickets to Theatres, Sporting and Cultural Events
And why we do it!
Our aim is always to be an ‘upgrade’ to anything else available, but without going ‘over the top’ with our prices. We started our business by offering simple day tours and deliver them well. It was not long before our clients were asking us to include more services and events – this we took as a compliment and felt it showed they trusted us and had confidence that we would deliver to a high standard, without the fuss.