Jane Austen's House Museum and Historic Winchester: Private Tour from London

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Duration - 7 to 9 hours

INR 35,465 p.p. onwards

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London, United Kingdom

Take a fully private and bespoke tour from London to the home of Jane Austen in the heart of Hampshire. Then explore the beautiful historic city of Winchester, England's ancient capital, home to King Arthur's round table and the magnificent Cathedral. 

Visit the place where Jane Austen revised her drafts of Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility, and the very rooms

in which she wrote Mansfield Park and Emma. Then wander the streets of Winchester, and view the humble and often missed cottage where Jane spent her final days with her sister Cassandra. We will also have time to visit your choice of either Winchester Cathedral or The Great Hall containing King Arthur's Round Table.
• Private Tour & Vehicle
• Jane Austen's House & Village of Chawton
• Historic Winchester Tour
• Visit King Arthur's Round Table or Winchester Cathedral
• All Entry Fees, Transport & Hotel Pick Up

Available options

Tour For 1 Person 07:30
A completely private and bespoke tour with your own Driver and Guide to Jane Austen's House and the Historic City of Winchester for ONE PERSON
Pickup included

INR 35,465
p.p. onwards

Tour For 2 People 07:30
A completely private and bespoke tour with your own Driver and Guide to Jane Austen's House and the Historic City of Winchester & Cathedral for TWO PEOPLE
Pickup included

INR 35,860
p.p. onwards

Tour For 3-4 People 07:30
A completely private and bespoke tour with your own Driver and Guide to Jane Austen's House and the Historic City of Winchester & Cathedral for THREE TO FOUR PEOPLE
Pickup included

INR 40,377
p.p. onwards

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: St Nicholas Church Steventon, Basingstoke RG25 3BE, UK

The day starts in the rural English countryside. It was in Steventon, Hampshire that Jane Austen was born and spent the first 25 years of her life. Here she was inspired by local high society balls and the Landed Gentry. It was also in Steventon that she met and fell in love with Tom Lefroy.

The country lanes and buildings in Steventon have hardly changed since Jane's time. You will see the site where Jane was born at Steventon Rectory, and even the tree planted by her brother James.

Here she spent hours entertaining her family with plays, and readings from her early works.

George Austen, Jane's Father, allowed unfettered access to his large and varied library and Jane learnt about the world from books and the occasional visit from relatives.

St Nicholas Church was where Jane worshiped and helped her Father who was Rector, prepare for services. The small Chapel is virtually the same today as when Jane attended services. There is a 900 year old Yew tree outside the Church that the Austen family hid the Church keys in.

No bus tours can make it here, that's why you need me!

Jane's life was turned upside down when her Father suddenly retired and moved the family to Bath. After an unhappy period in Bath and her Fathers death, Jane's brother Edward changed everything......

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Jane Austen's House, Jane Austens House Winchester Road, Chawton, Alton GU34 1SD England

Edward Austen (Jane's Brother) inherited a huge fortune from distant relatives and was able to provide for his mother and sisters Jane and Cassandra and offered them a cottage rent free for life. From this beautiful home in Chawton, Jane Austen would send forth into the world all of her novels. See personal items that belonged to her, and even the writing table she used daily.

For those who want to get into the full Austen experience, you can dress up in period costume, and even try writing with a traditional Quill Pen. It's harder than you may think!

There is a library containing Jane's work. You can sit here and read a passage from one of her novels that was penned at the table less than 10 meters away.

For Jane Austen fans seeing her personal items, and the home she wrote all of her major works in can bring a real emotional experience.

The gift shop on site sells all of Jane's work, and related items. Over the road from the House is Cassandra's Cup, a Tea Room named after Jane's beloved sister. This makes a great stop for lunch before heading off to England's ancient capital Winchester,

the final resting place of Jane Austen.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Winchester Cathedral, 9 The Close, Winchester SO23 9LS England

The final resting place and tomb of Jane Austen. This magnificent Cathedral has a long history going right back to the Saxon era when Winchester was England's Capital.

Your guide will give you a tour of this stunning Cathedral and peel back the layers of history. This has been a site of Christian worship for over 1000 years, and has had a turbulent, but fascinating past.

We will also have time to visit the house where Jane spent her final weeks being looked after by her Doctor and family.

How she came to be buried in Winchester Cathedral is still unsure as she was not a famous writer when she died. But we think the universe knew just how great she was, and future generations would appreciate her work.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Terms & conditions

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • All UK Government Safety guidelines and requirements at the time of travel will be followed during your tour.

Inclusions

  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Jane Austen's House
  • Entry/Admission - Winchester Cathedral

Departure time

07:30 AM


Departure point

Traveler pickup is offered
Any Central London Hotel


Recent reviews

Laura O   21st March 2018

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My family of four went on this tour with Richard last week, and we had a wonderful time! Richard picked us up directly from our London hotel, and we were off to Jane Austen-land. We were able to visit little known locations that I'm sure the average tourist would find impossible to locate without a guide. We loved visiting the Steventon Church, seeing the ewe trees, visiting Jane Austen's home and museum in Chawton, a special tea room lunch, and exploring Winchester and its cathedral. Richard was extremely accommodating throughout our day, and we are so thankful he was our guide. I would highly recommend this tour to any Jane Austen enthusiasts or anyone who would enjoy some of the less busy but very picturesque tourist sites in England. There was no waiting at any location, and we received wonderful personal service.

262leilaw   17th August 2019

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An excellent tour with a very knowledgeable guide.Was a wonderful experience. Organization was excellent.

endocrine360   8th July 2019

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I have been a fan of Jane Austen for a long time, and Richard's Jane Austen tour far exceeded my expectations. Richard took us to Steventon, Winchester, and Chawton. He managed to include many little personal details which made it almost possible to visualize the Austen family and Jane Austen! I would highly recommend this tour to any Jane Austen fan or anyone who would like to get to know her.

adidway   23rd December 2019

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This tour was a highlight of a 10 day stay in the London area. Richard was very informative, polite and easy going. My daughter (the avid JA fan) and I were able to linger as long as we liked at each of the stops. I highly recommend Richard because he was so very interesting on several topics. Thank you for a very lovely day.

KatyM2   21st April 2020

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Best tour ever! We knew that we wanted our visit to London to include lots of Jane Austen but we also didn’t want to rent a car ourselves. We hit the jackpot when we booked a trip with Richard. He drives his own (very clean) car which allowed for pleasant conversation between the four of us on our way to the different locations. He is a very good driver and we never felt uneasy at any time. Richard is quite knowledgeable and he shared interesting tidbits well beyond the usual canned spewing of information one usually gets on a tour. We never felt rushed at any time so were able to enjoy the sights at our leisure including checking out gift shops! Richard also offered to take pictures of us whenever we liked. It’s so nice to get photos with all of us in them. It’s obvious that he is passionate about what he does and it’s not just a job to him. We spent three days with Richard and I highly recommend Richard’s Tours.

lesliewade10   7th February 2020

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Richard was great! I had already seen some of the tour, so he tailored the tour for my husband and I. We learned some really interesting things while walking around with Richard, and would recommend him as a guide!

journeymaid48   11th May 2019

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Richard is an excellent tour guide. He is extremely knowledgeable and it was great to learn so much history from him. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and look forward to touring with him again on our next visit to London.

Debbie_H   11th May 2022

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Richard’s tours are the best. I have taken them before and Richard is very knowledgeable about everywhere he takes you. He is very patient and kind. Would highly recommend.

Jean_H   16th May 2019

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Richard Chambers was a fantastic guide, extremely well versed in the local history, culture, Jane Austen - wonderful conversations - a memorable day.