Jane Austen's House Museum and Historic Winchester: Private Tour from London

Jane Austen's House Museum and Historic Winchester: Private Tour from London
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$328.01
Duration: 7 to 9 hrs
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Take a fully private and bespoke tour from London to the home of Jane Austen in the heart of Hampshire. Then explore the beautiful historic city of Winchester, England's ancient capital, home to King Arthur's round table and the magnificent Cathedral. 

Visit the place where Jane Austen revised her drafts of Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility, and the very rooms
in which she wrote Mansfield Park and Emma. Then wander the streets of Winchester, and view the humble and often missed cottage where Jane spent her final days with her sister Cassandra. We will also have time to visit your choice of either Winchester Cathedral or The Great Hall containing King Arthur's Round Table.

  • Private Tour & Vehicle
  • Jane Austen's House & Village of Chawton
  • Historic Winchester Tour
  • Visit King Arthur's Round Table or Winchester Cathedral
  • All Entry Fees, Transport & Hotel Pick Up

Treat yourself to a personalised and bespoke tour to the home of Jane Austen, one of Britain's (and indeed the world's) most famous and celebrated Authors. Her books have been in continuous print, and countless films, TV shows and theatre productions have be made of her witty, and critical stories of life among the landed Gentry in the 18th and early 19th century England.

You will be picked up direct from your hotel by your personal driver and guide, and taken to the heart of beautiful and rural Hampshire, to the region where Jane grew up. Her father was the Rector for the Parish of Steventon and our first stop will be St Nicholas Church and the local village to see where Jane spent her early years. 

Just a few short miles away lies the village of Chawton, and the beautiful red brick cottage in which Jane Austen lived for eight years.
Now known as the Jane Austen's House Museum, the rooms are set out in the style Jane would have known and lived in.
See the very rooms in which she revised Pride and Prejudice, and even the small writing table on which she wrote Emma and Mansfield Park. The museum also contains many personal items and manuscripts belonging to Jane. This beautiful home is a must see for all Jane Austen and classic literature fans, a very personal and intimate home. After Jane's death her sister and mother continued to live in the cottage for many years.

Jane also chose to live directly opposite a nice traditional Pub, so if you are hungry or want to try a local Ale you can just walk across the road from the cottage!

Once you have enjoyed visiting Jane's cottage at your leisure, it will be just a few miles to the next stop of Winchester.
This historic city has been important since the Romans arrived and was King Alfred The Great's capital city. It remained the Capital right up until power and importance shifted to London in the 12th Century. Fortunately the City and it's magnificent Cathedral escaped the bombing during WW2, and we are left with Roman, Medieval, Tudor, and Georgian architecture in abundance to enjoy. Let your guide take you for a stroll through alleys and courts dating back hundreds of years. You will also see the small house in which Jane Austen died in 1817 at the age of only 41.

Depending on your personal preference we can either visit Winchester Cathedral (one of the largest in Europe) or head over to the Great Hall which is the last surviving part of Winchester Castle, dating back to the 13th Century. The Hall is home to King Arthur's Round Table.

Once you have enjoyed the sites of Winchester at your pace, we can take a scenic journey back to London where you will be dropped off direct at your accommodation or any central London landmark of your choice.

A totally private, bespoke tour at your leisure with a guide passionate about making sure you have the best experience possible.

Take a fully private and bespoke tour from London to the home of Jane Austen in the heart of Hampshire. Then explore the beautiful historic city of Winchester, England's ancient capital, home to King Arthur's round table and the magnificent Cathedral. 

Visit the place where Jane Austen revised her drafts of Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility, and the very rooms
in which she wrote Mansfield Park and Emma. Then wander the streets of Winchester, and view the humble and often missed cottage where Jane spent her final days with her sister Cassandra. We will also have time to visit your choice of either Winchester Cathedral or The Great Hall containing King Arthur's Round Table.

  • Private Tour & Vehicle
  • Jane Austen's House & Village of Chawton
  • Historic Winchester Tour
  • Visit King Arthur's Round Table or Winchester Cathedral
  • All Entry Fees, Transport & Hotel Pick Up