Sunday, 10 April 2016
Jane Austen Whitecroft Tour in May 2017
I am thrilled to share the new and improved itinerary for the forthcoming Whitecroft Traditional Tour called "The Life and Times of Jane Austen". The full itinerary appears in the post below this one.
Helen Bertram has tweaked the itinerary from our first tour, reducing travel times on some days and adding a few very exciting extra visits to this trip. I am already anticipating the fun of meeting new people on the tour and sharing all these wonderful experiences.
These are the new places on the list:
We will be visiting the magnificent Wells Cathedral. This Cathedral, began in 1175, was the first in England to be built in the French Gothic style. The West Front still displays over 300 of the original medieval statues.
The famous "scissor arches" were constructed to prevent the ceilings and the tower from collapsing.
We will also take a tour of the beautifully restored Georgian townhouse in the world famous Royal Crescent in Bath: Number 1. I visited this gorgeous townhouse during my free time in Bath last year. It is so beautifully furnished and gives a wonderful impression of how wealthy people (and their servants) lived at the time Jane Austen resided in Bath.
We will also be visiting most of the fabulous places I went to on last year's trip: Bath Abbey, The Pump Rooms, The Fashion Museum, The American Museum, The Roman Baths, Stoneleigh Abbey, Chawton House and Library, Montacute House, Lacock and Lacock Abbey, Lyme Regis, Winchester, Sudeley Castle, the list goes on and on.
It is also absolutely exciting that Helen is planning a visit for us to the Malvern Quilt Show. This is the UK's number one quilt show for the quilting enthusiast. Fingers crossed that the organisers do not change the date from the usual weekend in May next year! If the show is not on, we will have more Jane Austen, so not to worry.
I cannot recommend this tour highly enough. It is the trip of a lifetime. You will be wined and dined and entertained for ten wonderful days. Nothing is left to chance by Helen and you will be blown away be her organisation and fun attitude the whole trip.
There are two places left on the 2017 tour and Helen is taking names as expressions of interest for a tour in April, 2018. More information is available on the website at www.whitecrofttours.co.uk (a direct link tab is available at the top of my blog home page) or you can contact me if you have any questions.