Overview – July 2019 Tour
The itinerary begins in London, where the group will meet before travelling to the literary centres of Oxford and Bath. An in-depth exploration of Shakespeare in his home town of Stratford-upon-Avon is then followed by time in the stunning Lake District, walking in the footsteps of the Romantic Poets. The impact of industrialisation and class conflict on English literature is then addressed in visits to the Brontës’ village of Haworth and the city of Stoke-on-Trent. The tour concludes with three days in London, investigating the influence this unique city has had on England’s literary tradition. There will also be the opportunity to experience theatre and performance influenced by the great authors and poets. This carefully planned program will be escorted by an experienced tour manager and include a series of guided tours, on site visits with experts and workshops, alongside time for sightseeing, shopping and soaking up the local culture.
PLEASE NOTE: We do not currently have a future departure date scheduled for this tour. If you would like to add your name to the expression of interest list, please contact us.
The program is designed to cover key learning areas from the HSC English syllabus. Download the itinerary for a detailed syllabus mapping.
13-day itinerary with 1 night in London, 2 nights in Bath, 2 nights in Stratford-upon-Avon, 2 nights in the Lake District, 1 night in Stoke-on-Trent and 4 nights in London.
Download the itinerary for a detailed daily itinerary.
Tour Leader: Yvette Poshoglian
Yvette Poshoglian is an experienced English teacher and recently ran the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge for the NSW Department of Education. Yvette also works in media production and presentation, and is the author of over thirty books for children and young readers. She is a regular guest at literary and writers’ festivals, and facilitates workshops for students and professional development for teachers in creative writing and storytelling. Yvette was recently a May Gibbs Fellow and was the North Sydney Writer in Residence. She will be facilitating writing workshops on the tour, as well as providing classroom notes and training throughout.
- All hotel accommodation (twin-share, private bathroom)
- All land transportation
- All breakfasts
- Some dinners, as per itinerary
- Entrances to sites, guided tours and lectures, as per itinerary
- Tipping for included services
- Services of a tour manager