When my mom said that her dream vacation was to do the Pride and Prejudice tour in England, I was reluctant to say the least. First, I was not a Pride and Prejudice fan and the other was that I was not a fan of tours at all (I can go on an on about my horrible experiences for a while). But Debi really changed my mind about both topics.
Debi is just an amazing and charismatic person that brought her passion to life making me really enjoy and appreciate the book and time period. I really enjoyed the way she carried her group around the historic locations and let us relax in the morning and evening. Total bonus was staying at Mr. Collin’s place. The place was beautiful and I had to opportunity to take a run around the village before sunset, so cool!
100% recommend taking this tour and it was a great mother-daughters trip as well!
My one tip is to buy the train ticket well before, the prices go up drastically if you buy day of.
Newman Family – USA
The cast of the new film ‘Emma’ have just finished filming some scenes in the Cotswolds, which is very beautiful and when the locations are released, will be added to our tour options, so watch this space…
Again thanks to Willow And Thatch for the link and info about the upcoming movie (release date tbc)
Emma: A New Jane Austen Movie
Another Andrew Davies adaptation is due to be aired very soon on ITV in the UK – we can’t wait!
Could this be the next tour we deliver??
We hope so, waiting for location confirmations.
Thanks to Willow And Thatch for the link –
Austen’s Sanditon: First Photos
Thanks for the absolutely fantastic tour! Truly exceeded my expectations.
I will be raving about it to everyone!
JT – USA 21st June 2019
Tour Date 10th – 17th April 2019
Thank you, thank you, thank you for our trip. It was packed with all things Jane Austen and then some. Our guide, Kim, was extremely well-versed on Jane Austen as well as British history….we learned so much! Our driver, Bob, was phenomenal at getting the coach through very small streets and country lanes, not to mention loading and unloading our luggage twice a day. This was my first visit to the UK and will not be the last. I penned some thoughts I would like to share:
I have climbed the bell tower of an ancient church. I’ve had lunch at a Norman battlefield and touched the tomb of a Tudor Queen. I’ve visited the home of a living Duke. I have dipped my hands into the chilly waters of the English Channel and breathed the wild air of the Pennines. I have reached into the past and opened my imagination to new horizons. I have seen the land of my ancestors and will never be the same again.
RG PA, USA
Tour Date 10th – 17th April 2019
Kim and Bob did a great job on the tour thank you for having them work with us they did a great job!
Tour Date 20th March 2019
We had a great day – great visits, perfect organisation, good weather and interesting discussions to make all the car journeys go by quicker!
M&KB – France
We have been honoured to have the Jane Austen Society of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with us this week, and have delighted in visiting JA sites from her life and adaptations.
The tour group enjoyed an evening of dance demonstration by the Hampshire Regency Dancers last night at Oakley Hall, where Jane Austen visited the Bramston family when living at Chawton.
A good night was had, I think!
And if you’d like a similar tour for your group, or even just for yourself, get in touch, we’d love to meet you!
A wonderful evening with The Jane Austen Society of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, at Oakley Hall Hotel. Showing them the Dances of the Pride And Prejudice Productions. The Dance in the Video is Shrewsbury Lasses, with its very own Mr Collins.
Posted by Hampshire Regency Dancers on Tuesday, 16 April 2019
Tour Date 5th April 2019
Classic British Drama Tours put together a Jane Austen/1995 BBC Pride & Prejudice locations tour for our visit to Bath and surrounding area. It was spectacular. We started with a walking tour of Bath taking in the beauty, the architecture and the history. Jamie, our tour guide for that part of our day, was incredibly knowledgable about Bath and its history, especially as it related to Jane Austen and the era in which she lived there. After a couple of hours our walking tour ended as we met Debi at the Jane Austen Centre for tea and refreshments. We set off for various locations from the BBC production including the town used for Meryton, the site of Darcy’s University scenes, the church where the wedding scenes were filmed and a glimpse of the house used as Longbourn and much more.
This was a bucket list trip for my wife and thanks to Debi and her plan for the day, it even surpassed our expectations! Highly recommend Classic British Drama Tours. If we come back, we will be calling them again.
D & JW Knoxville, Tenessee, USA
Tour Date – 10th April
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for a wonderful tour this week!!!
We had the best time traveling with you and seeing the countryside.
Thank you for taking us to all the beautiful sights and making our tour so much fun!
SW & LW – Houston, Texas, USA