Jane Austen Tours

Welcome to the World of Jane Austen!

Join us as we follow in the footsteps of one of the world’s most beloved writers. Explore the life and times of Jane Austen, places where she lived or visited, areas of inspiration for her novels and treasure houses used as film sites of her works. It is all here waiting for you to enjoy, come and explore some of the best regions of the UK, “Jane Austen’s England.”

Literary tourism is not a new phenomenon, Sir Walter Scott’s Lady of the Lake spurred thousands to flock to The Trossachs, the Scottish Lake district, in the early 1800s. Today, savvy travelers continue to seek more in-depth experiences although now they don’t have to figure it out for themselves. Special Group Tours is a small group tour company that serves independent minded people who prefer not to drive themselves in the UK and Ireland. Literary Heritage tours are regional sightseeing tours with an added layer incorporating where popular authors lived, worked and were inspired. It’s quite an experience to stand in a place described in a beloved novel, images leaping from the page!

Here we focus on our most popular literary figure, JANE AUSTEN. Below are our SCHEDULED TOUR DEPARTURES…

We also offer a custom designed tour service for private/custom departures. Use our scheduled itineraries as a template or do your own thing – on a custom tour, you ask for it and we provide! Ask us for a rate quote…individuals, couples, book clubs, hobby clubs, schools, alumni, groups of any kind, any size from 2 guests and up. All Welcome!

Special Group Tours

Jane Austen Tours is the ‘literary heritage’ segment of Special Group Tours, specialists in small group special interest tours of UK & Western Europe.

Small Group Touring is traveling with just 6 – 14 guests per departure. It is our aim to introduce you to the ‘real’ country and its people, not just ticking the boxes of a standardized route and treating you as an individual and not a number. On a small group tour, there’s the flexibility to get off the beaten track and have a very personal experience, really exploring the areas visited. ‘SGT’ strives to provide guests a nice balance between the benefits of going with a local guide and the pleasure of maintaining independence. Read More

Other Literary Heritage Tours

2014 Victorian Christmas: London and Dickens’ Rochester

Dec 6 - 14, 2014

London acquires a special sparkle around Christmas time. The weather is frosty, the Christmas lights are twinkling, store fronts glisten and shoppers line the streets. One seasonal highlight is the giant pine tree that beautifully adorns Trafalgar Square each year, a gift from the people of Norway. Many traditional markets...

2014 Highlights of Scotland: Scottish Literary Trail

Aug 11 - 16, 2014

2014 is the Year of Homecoming Scotland    Scotland welcomes the world in 2014, the Year of Homecoming. A year-long programme of events and activities to showcase all that’s great about Scotland – mouth-watering food & drink events, great outdoors activities plus spectacular arts, cultural and ancestral heritage to explore. Join...

2014 Literary England: The Classic Route

Apr 20 - 25, 2014

This tour is geared towards visitors who wish to see the CLASSIC sites of England, all too often seen briefly on ‘whistle stop’ day trips from London. By spending a few nights in the countryside, enjoying evenings out among the locals, there’s so much more time to explore your surroundings....

2014 Irish Literary Heritage: Sligo, Connemara, Galway & Cliffs of Moher

Jun 17 - 21, 2014

This is perhaps an ideal tour for those who really want to get off the beaten track on the discovery trail, using Ireland’s rich literary heritage as our guide. Not just for the literary minded, as there is much to offer visitors. For lovers of scenery, there are rolling downs,...

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Our main goal at Special Group Tours is to offer you the best and most personal service available. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or if you would like to set up a meeting or presentation. We look forward to hearing from YOU!

Special Group Tours, LLC
Kate Carrigan, Owner/Operator
259 Magnolia Drive, Millsboro DE 19966 USA


Toll Free Tel: 1 866 725 5250
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