Bespoke Group Tours of Jane Austen’s Bath and Hampshire
We design unique and inspiring Jane Austen-themed tours for family and friendship groups, hen parties, clubs, societies and even corporations looking for an unusual team building experience. We look forward to immersing you in Jane Austen’s elegant world through tailor-made programmes of visits to key sights, expert talks and Regency experiences such as an authentic afternoon tea and even a costumed ball.
We can arrange accommodation to suit your group’s budget and requirements, whether that's a charming 4* hotel in a picturesque market town just outside Bath, or a luxurious 5* spa hotel in the city centre.
Expert Jane Austen Talks and Guided Visits
Our extensive contacts with experts and specialist historians means that we can arrange insightful and informative talks on all things Jane Austen, either at you hotel or, for an extra special focus, at a key Regency location such as No.1 The Royal Crescent. Or how about exclusive access to No.1 The Royal Crescent? We can organise evening tours, complete with readings from Jane Austen's novels, sparkling wine and delicious canapes.
If you’re looking for an immersive experience, there’s nothing like dressing up. We can help with costume hire, including day dresses, overcoats, parasols, jewellery, men's suits, top hats and capes, so that you can visit Jane Austen sites looking like a Regency/Georgian lady or gentleman. We can also arrange for a photographer to accompany you, so you have a wonderful memento of the day.
Learn to dance like Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy
How about a specialist dance workshop held in one of Bath's beautiful Georgian buildings? As well as mastering the key steps, you will also pick up tips on the etiquette, fashion, history and social customs of the time so you can make like a Regency and late Georgian lady or gentleman.
Dine like Jane Austen
Enhance a visit to Jane’s brother Edward’s home, Chawton House, with a buffet lunch around the very table Jane herself would have dined at and sample recipes from a cookbook used by Jane Austen’s family. Or indulge in an authentic Jane Austen afternoon tea of ham hock terrine, Bath buns and fruit fool at Bath’s historic Pump Room Restaurant.
Discover Jane Austen’s Bath
The beautiful Georgian city of Bath is synonymous with Jane Austen - it was both her home and the location of two of her best-loved novels, ‘Northanger Abbey’ and ‘Persuasion’. Visit key sites such as The Assembly Rooms, No. 1 Royal Crescent and The Pump Room where Northanger Abbey’s Catherine Morland first set eyes on the dashing Henry Tilney; learn fascinating details of Jane Austen’s life and take a deep dive into Georgian England in the company of one of our expert tour guides.
Explore Jane Austen’s Hampshire
Leave the city and take a step back in time on an immersive guided tour of the places that marked Jane Austen’s life. From Chawton House & The Jane Austen House Museum where you can see the very desk where Jane Austen wrote 'Mansfield Park', 'Emma' and 'Persuasion', to the pretty village of Steventon where Jane Austen was born, raised and wrote the manuscripts for her first three novels, 'Sense and Sensibility', 'Pride and Prejudice' and 'Northanger Abbey' and her final resting place in Winchester Cathedral. And we can even take you to Meryton too (or Lacock as it’s known in the 21st century world) to walk along the pretty streets where the Bennethet girls shopped for bonnets and hoped to attract the attentions of a young officer named Mr Wickham.
Jane Austen for Hen Parties
More and more brides-to-be are looking to celebrate with a hands-on experience rather than a night in a bar. Tapping into this trend, ECT Travel is able to adapt its Strictly Jane Austen tours to suit small groups looking for a hen party that will leave lasting memories.
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