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Literary Legends in Luxury... London, Oxford & Stratford Upon Avon

9 days from £2,924 / $4,678 per person

Covering Shakespeare to Shelley, this tour of London, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and Dublin will visit the home towns of some of the world's greatest literary figures. In London enjoy a day of exploring the city's most celebrated literary haunts and the homes of Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Dickens and Samuel Johnson. Staying at Brown's will allow you to visit the inspiration for some of the most famous British writers: Agatha Christie and Rudyard Kipling both stayed at the hotel. Move on to Oxford, Matthew Arnold's "city of dreaming spires", which has been home to a vast amount of famous figures; C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Oscar Wilde and Philip Pullman have all written their seminal works while living or studying in the city. Next up, the birth-place of Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon. Visit Shakespeare's childhood home and enjoy a performance by the renowned Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Dublin is famous for being the home-town of James Joyce. While in the city, visit many of the sites mentioned in Ulysses, such as Martello Tower and Davy Byrne's Pub, or spend time in either the Joyce Centre or the Writer's Museum. This tour includes luxury vehicles for all transfers and private blue-badge guides or equivalent for sightseeing tours.


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