Event Price 
Approx. $4,999

Join Dartmouth on a five-night literary tour of Southern England featuring Downton Abbey!

While our final itinerary is still under development, highlights will include:

  • Private guided walking tour of London to include entrance into Westminster Abbey, private tour of Charles Dickens Museum and a group experience at Jarndyce Antiquarian Booksellers.
  • Group tour, introduction into the treasurey and private dinner at the British Library.
  • Private guided walking tour of Oxford to include Magdalen college, Merton College, St Marys Passage, Christ Church, Botanic Gardens, and the Bodleian Library Tour. 
  • Private guided walking tour of Shakespeare birthplace to include Nash House, New Place, Halls Croft, Mary Ardens House, and Anne Hathaway's Cottage. 
  • Guided tour of Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey) and its gardens, including the Egyptian Exhibition. 
  • Private guided tour of Jane Austin's House and Museum, St Nicholas Church, and Chawton House. 

Accomodation at Grosvenor House (London, 5-star), McDonald Randolph Hotel (Oxford, 5-star), and Old Thorns Manor Hotel and Golf Course (Hampshire, Boutique Hotel & Resort) or equivalent properties.

Event Itinerary 

Full itinerary to be announced shortly. 

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Donald E. Pease and Patricia McKee

Donald E. Pease is a Professor of English and Comparative Literature, the Ted and Helen Geisel Third Century Professor in the Humanities, and the Chair of the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program. He is an authority on 19th- and 20th-century American literature and literary theory and founder/director of the Futures of American Studies Institute. Professor Pease has written numerous books, including Theodor Seuss Geisel (2010), and over 100 articles on figures in American and British literature. He is the editor of The New Americanist series, which has transformed the field of American studies.

Patrica McKee is a Professor of English and holds the Edward Hyde Cox Professorship. An authority on Victorian literature, Professor McKee is the author of several books, including Public and Private: Gender, Class, and the British Novel, 1764-1878, Producing American Races: Henry James, William Faulkner, Toni Morrison, and Reading Constellations: Urban Modernity in Victorian Fiction.

Shared Program 
Dartmouth Exclusive Program
Operator Name 
Humphreys of Henley