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From the streets of Bath to the squares of London, follow in the footsteps of some of England’s most celebrated writers.


DAY 1: Overnight Flight

Depart from the USA.

DAY 2: Bath

Welcome to Europe! Arrive in London and drive to Windsor Castle, official residence of the British Royal Family, for a visit. Then continue to Bath for the night.

DAY 3: Bath

This morning a guided sightseeing tour will introduce you to the charming city of Bath. Visit the Roman Baths and Pump Rooms for which the city is most well known and marvel at the beautiful vaulted ceiling inside historic Bath Abbey. In the afternoon explore the Jane Austen Centre to take a virtual journey back into the late 18th century, learn what Ms. Austen's life was like when she lived in Bath and understand how it influenced her writing.

DAY 4: Stratford-Upon-Avon

Drive through the Cotsworld's rolling hills to Stratford-upon-Avon, home of another much-adored writer—a fellow by the name of William Shakespeare. Then participate in a Royal Shakespeare Company workshop, where you’ll actively explore how the company interprets the Bard’s words and brings them to life.

DAY 5: Stratford-Upon-Avon

Start with reverent visits to Shakespeare’s Birthplace and his burial site at Holy Trinity Church. In the evening enjoy a theater performance by the renowned Royal Shakespeare Company with whom you did the workshop yesterday. Bravo!

DAY 6: London

Drive to Oxford for a visit, including a tour of Christchurch College, where Lewis Carroll penned Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and also where many memorable scenes from the Harry Potter movies were filmed (note the Great Hall, the inspiration for Hogwarts Hall) Then grab your wand and cape as you head to London by way of a visit to the Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio, which provides a behind-the-scenes look at how the movies, based on author J.K. Rowling’s books about the young orphaned wizard, were made, from detailed sets to animatronics. Your final destination today is London.

DAY 7: London

Take a guided sightseeing tour to view historic Trafalgar Square, the stately Houses of Parliament and beautiful Buckingham Palace. Then visit Westminster Abbey to see the famous Poets’ Corner in the south transept, which honors the likes of Geoffrey Chaucer, Lord Alfred Tennyson, Robert Browning and Rudyard Kipling. Dine like locals with meal vouchers tonight.

DAY 8: London

One highlight of the Tower of London is witnessing the opening ceremony, and we get there early before the crowds arrive to catch it with our famously boisterous Beefeater guide. Since its construction, the castle has been used as a treasury, palace and prison—today it houses 1,000 years of Royal history and the Crown Jewels. Continue your day with a visit to the British Library, home to documents of England's history from the Magna Carta to handwritten Beatles lyrics. Then we'll pop over to King's Cross Station to see if we can find Platform 9 ¾ and catch any students headed off to Hogwarts. After a traditional fish and chips dinner take in a West End show.

DAY 9: Departure

Depart for the USA.

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EXCEPTIONAL DIFFERENCES

Central Hotels
    Central Hotels
  • 10 hours saved without a daily commute from a suburban budget hotel
 
  • 7 evenings for more exploring in town
Local Restaurants
    Local Restaurants
  • 7 delicious, multi-course dinners at local favorites
 
  • Meal times tailored to maximize your experience in the city
Smart Trip Design
    Smart Trip Design
  • Enjoy the convenience and savings of a prepaid 2-day London Oyster card
 
  • Get so much more from seeing a play at the famed RSC after a workshop with an actor

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Educational Trip of England

Bath Cityscape

Educational Trip of England

Ornate Eaves, Stratford-upon-Avon

Educational Trip of London

Big Ben

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • Following in the footsteps of writers from Shakespeare to J K Rowling, students will learn both why writers have wanted to work in London and it's role as a backdrop and an inspiration in so much significant work.
  • Students will gain a greater sense for Shakespeare and his works by visiting his birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon and attending a performance at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
  • Students will learn about the early production of text by viewing the Book of Kells at Trinity College Library.
 

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