Name: State/Prov: E-mail: Zip/Postal Code: Phone: (818)892-3553 Mail: 9018 Balboa Blvd. #119 Northridge, CA 91325 For details on how to register, send the following information by e-mail (for quickest reply) or by mail to the address show below. Only members of JASNA may register for this tour. Address: City: Phone: Contact: Claire Bellanti E-mail: [email protected] Tour Information (prices in U.S. Dollars) 20 or more participants 15-19 participants JASNA contribution* Single supplement (limited no. available) $2,995 $3,458 $ 200 $ 794 *Required tax-deductible contribution to the Jane Austen Society of North America, a non-profit organization that promotes the study and appreciation of the works of Jane Austen. Only members of JASNA may register for this tour. Jane Austen: Town and Country When I am in the country…I never wish to leave it; and when I am in town it is pretty much the same. Pride and Prejudice Tour fee includes nine nights in first class hotels at double occupancy in twin-bedded rooms with private bath; full breakfast daily, two lunches, and five dinners (three with wine); private airconditioned motor coach; an Austen specialist tour guide; local guides for interior visits, admissions to all events and sites listed; porterage of one suitcase per person; gratuities to hotel and restaurant staff. Prices based on the exchange rate of US $1.56 to £1. See additional information in the Registration Terms and Conditions. Not included: airfare; sightseeing, meals and drinks not listed in itinerary; optional activities; laundry; insurance; gratuities for driver and tour guide. Reservations are first come, first served with payment of deposit by Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. Group minimum 15, maximum 34. Pathfinders is a British travel agency that has arranged tours for JASNA since 1996. For further information, see www.jasna.org or contact Hugh Whittaker at [email protected] The Jane Austen Society of North America, Inc. and Pathfinders act only as agents and cannot be held responsible for losses, accidents or delays. July 10-19, 2015 A Pathfinders Tour Sponsored by The Jane Austen Society of North America Itinerary Highlights (Tentative as of January 2015) Although she was a country clergyman’s daughter, Jane Austen lived in and visited a variety of places, from cottages in small villages to townhouses and large country estates. This tour itinerary has been tailored for JASNA members and includes town and country locations that shaped her life and fiction. FRIDAY, JULY 10: Join JASNA members in the morning at a designated Heathrow airport hotel for the start of the tour. Depart for Steventon, Jane Austen’s birthplace, in a deluxe motor coach and visit St. Nicholas Church, where she was baptized. Following a special welcome and presentation at the church, stop for lunch at the Wheatsheaf Inn (pictured above), where Jane Austen often picked up the family’s mail. Then, proceed to Chawton to visit Jane Austen’s House Museum and enjoy a private tour of Chawton House Library. Continue to Winchester for hotel check-in and a group welcome dinner. Hotel in Winchester; L, D* SATURDAY, JULY 11: Take part in a morning ceremony at the grave of Jane Austen in Winchester Cathedral, then walk to 8 College Street (below), where she died. Return to Chawton to attend the afternoon session of the Jane Austen Society’s Annual General Meeting, including a keynote lecture and tea. Opportunity to attend Evensong in the Chawton church and visit the graves of Jane Austen’s mother and sister. Hotel in Winchester; B, Tea* SUNDAY, JULY 12: During your free morning in Winchester, you may attend a morning service at Winchester Cathedral or explore King Alfred’s city on your own. In the early afternoon, depart for an excursion to Portsmouth to visit the Historic Dockyard and Maritime Museum (site of the former Royal Naval College, where Frank and Charles Austen received their naval training). Tour Admiral Nelson’s flagship, the HMS Victory, and take a short walk in Old Portsmouth, the 18th century section of town. After dinner on your own, meet with Hampshire members of the Jane Austen Society. Hotel in Winchester; B* MONDAY, JULY 13: En route to Bath, stop in Lyme Regis on the seacoast of Dorset to walk on the Cobb and explore the small town. Continue to Bath and a short introduction to the city, hotel check-in, and a group dinner. Hotel in Bath; B, D* TUESDAY, JULY 14: Tour Bath with special stops at Austen-related sites, including the exteriors of townhouses Jane Austen lived in, the Assembly Rooms and Museum of Fashion, the Pump Room, and Walcot Church, where Rev. George Austen is buried. Hotel in Bath; B* WEDNESDAY, JULY 15: Continue your exploration of Bath with a visit to 1 Royal Crescent (via the Gravel Walk). After some free time in the afternoon, enjoy a Regency Evening with dinner and period entertainment. Hotel in Bath; B, D* THURSDAY, JULY 16: Travel to Oxford for a private visit to St John’s College, where Rev. George Austen was a student and don. Free time will be available for individual visits to other colleges, the Bodleian Library or Blackwell’s Bookshop. In the afternoon, travel southeast into Kent to explore villages and estates Jane Austen knew well. Hotel in Tunbridge Wells, B, D* FRIDAY, JULY 17: Tour Sevenoaks, the town where Jane Austen’s father was born, and see the Red House, where her great-uncle Francis lived. Then travel to Goodnestone House, the home of Edward Austen Knight’s in-laws. Although the house is being restored, the gardens are beautifully maintained, and we will lunch in the converted stables. Round out the trip to Kent with a visit to Edward’s Godmersham estate, where Jane Austen was a frequent visitor, and visit the manor house, park, and church. Hotel in Tunbridge Wells; B, L* SATURDAY, JULY 18: Travel to Brighton to visit the Regency resort and tour the Royal Pavilion and the Regency Town House. Use your free time to explore the lanes, the beach and the pier. Return to Tunbridge Wells for a Farewell dinner. Hotel in Tunbridge Wells; B, D* SUNDAY, JULY 19: Tour ends. Transportation provided to Heathrow and Gatwick airports for participants departing on this day. Arrangements for extending your stay in London can also be made through Pathfinders. B* *B, L, D, and Tea indicate meals included in tour fee. Photos of Sydney Gardens (cover), the Wheatsheaf Inn, and 8 College Street © Allan Soedring.
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