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Jane Austen Country & The Watercress Line

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TEDW828

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

The novelist Jane Austen is known worldwide for her popular novels describing the society of pre-industrial England. Hampshire offers a wealth of treasures, from rolling countryside, glorious gardens and pretty villages to bustling market towns.

Doubletree by Hilton Newbury North ****

Level location • Outskirts • En-suite bedrooms • Air-conditioning • Tea, coffee-making facilities • Hairdryer • Television • Restaurant • Bar • Indoor swimming pool • Health club • No lift. www.hilton.co.uk

PRICE FROM ? £279 per person
Plan My Trip

Day 1
We travel to the magnificent Blenheim Palace, a baroque masterpiece and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. The Palace is set in 2100 acres of spectacular parkland landscaped by Capability Brown and surrounded by sweeping lawns and formal gardens.

Days 2-4
At leisure in resort plus we include the following excursions:Blenheim Palace - We visit the magnificent Blenheim Palace, a baroque masterpiece and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. The Palace is set in 2100 acres of spectacular parkland landscaped by Capability Brown and surrounded by sweeping lawns and formal gardens.Winchester and Salisbury - Winchester, England’s ancient capital is steeped in history and packed with historic buildings. From legend and lore to awe inspiring architecture Winchester is a treasure trove of English heritage. We continue to the magnificent medieval city of Salisbury with its historic streets and alleyways, charming half-timbered buildings, traditional English eating houses and character shopping streets, not to mention the UK’s finest medieval cathedral. Jane Austen House and Watercress Line Rail Journey - We travel to the pretty Georgian town of New Alresford where we board the popular ‘Watercress Line’ enjoying a scenic journey through 10 miles of beautiful Hampshire countryside, through the restful open spaces and famous topiary at Ropley, then up the steep climb to the picturesque country station at Medstead and Four Marks, the highest station in the South of England, and then down into the busy market town of Alton - each station has a distinct character that is a delight to explore. We then visit the home of Jane Austen. She spent the last eight years of her life at Chawton in the 17th century house which is now preserved in her memory and where most believe she wrote some of her best work.

Day 4
We return home

Half Price Bar
Half Price Bar promotion includes: House beers, lagers, spirits and soft drinks throughout your stay.

Other Information

Executive coach travel

Dinner, bed and full English breakfast

Porterage

Single journey on the Watercress Line

Entry to Jane Austen's House

Entry to Blenheim Palace

*Half price bar throughout your stay

Free time at resort plus excursions as listed

Entry fees not included unless otherwise stated

*Applies to house beers, lagers, spirits, wines and soft drinks

Single room supplement £60

Departure Dates

3rd May 3 nights £279 FLYER ROUTE

7th Jun 3 nights £279 FLYER ROUTE

6th Sep 3 nights £279 FLYER ROUTE

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