Literary Roads

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Overnight Flight

1 1 Night

Bath

2 2 Nights

Stratford-Upon-Avon

2 2 Nights

London

3 3 Nights
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What's Included

Our itineraries reflect 40 years of experience in crafting exceptional educational tours. That means we know exactly how to make the best of your time abroad—incredible destinations, immersive activities, centrally located hotels, and smart, well-traveled tour managers who ensure your educational goals are met. Here are some of the exceptional features of this tour.

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We have high standards, which is why we take care to include these features in every tour.

Round-Trip Flights

3- or 4-Star Hotels

After a busy day, comfort is key.

Centrally Located Hotels

Save the commuting time, beat the morning crowds and keep right on exploring after dark when your hotel is in the heart of the city.

Daily Breakfast and Dinner (unless otherwise noted)

Delicious, authentic, multi-course dinners at local restaurants with meal times tailored to maximize your experience.

24-Hour Tour Manager

Part guide, part educator, part engineer, part mind-reader, part magician—ACIS Tour Managers are your travel partner.

Start Exploring

Never wait hours at the airport to share a transfer with other later groups.

Service Guarantee

We're so sure you're going to love your tour, we guarantee it!

Global Network

24/7 on the ground support whenever and wherever you need it.

Personal Headsets Included Throughout Tour

Participants will have unlimited access to personal headsets so that local guides and ACIS Tour Managers can more easily communicate with the group along the way.

Exceptional Experiences

Our tours are designed to help you and your students be in the moment and experience everything the world has to offer.

Royal Shakespeare Company Workshop

Royal Shakespeare Company Workshop

The Royal Shakespeare Company, based in the Bard's hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon, is one of the world's best known theater organizations, especially in the realm of promoting and educating on William Shakespeare's work. Learn the ways of Shakespeare during a workshop with the renowned RSC before attending the performance.

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The Royal Shakespeare Company, based in the Bard's hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon, is one of the world's best known theater organizations, especially in the realm of promoting and educating on William Shakespeare's work. Learn the ways of Shakespeare during a workshop with the renowned RSC before attending the performance.

London's Monuments to Monarchy by Bike Tour

London's Monuments to Monarchy by Bike Tour

Lace up your sneakers for a two-wheeled tour of some of London's most monumental representations of the Royal Family. Starting at Kensington Palace, home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, bicycle past the Albert Memorial, Buckingham Palace and more. Stories of the English monarchy will come alive through the city's statues, buildings, parks and monuments.

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Lace up your sneakers for a two-wheeled tour of some of London's most monumental representations of the Royal Family. Starting at Kensington Palace, home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, bicycle past the Albert Memorial, Buckingham Palace and more. Stories of the English monarchy will come alive through the city's statues, buildings, parks and monuments.

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

Bath Tour with Guide

Bath Tour with Guide

Roman Baths and Pump Rooms

Roman Baths and Pump Rooms

Bath Abbey

Bath Abbey

Jane Austen Centre

Jane Austen Centre

Shakespeare's Birthplace

Shakespeare's Birthplace

Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church

Royal Shakespeare Company Theater Performance

Royal Shakespeare Company Theater Performance

Christ Church College

Christ Church College

Harry Potter Studio Tour

Harry Potter Studio Tour

London Tour with Guide

London Tour with Guide

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

British Library

British Library

London West End Theater Performance

London West End Theater Performance

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Itinerary

This itinerary is the starting point for your tour, but it’s not set in stone. If there are days you would like to change, or specific places you’d like to go, we can work with you to create a personalized program that fits the needs of you and your students.

Day 1: Overnight Flight

Depart from the USA.

Day 2: Bath

Welcome to Europe! Arrive in London and drive to Windsor Castle, official residence of the British Royal Family, for a visit. Then continue to Bath for the night.

Day 3: Bath

This morning a guided sightseeing tour will introduce you to the charming city of Bath. Visit the Roman Baths and Pump Rooms for which the city is most well known and marvel at the beautiful vaulted ceiling inside historic Bath Abbey. In the afternoon explore the Jane Austen Centre to take a virtual journey back into the late 18th century, learn what Ms. Austen's life was like when she lived in Bath and understand how it influenced her writing.

Day 4: Stratford-Upon-Avon

Drive through the Cotsworld's rolling hills to Stratford-upon-Avon, home of another much-adored writer—a fellow by the name of William Shakespeare. Then participate in a Royal Shakespeare Company workshop, where you’ll actively explore how the company interprets the Bard’s words and brings them to life.

Day 5: Stratford-Upon-Avon

Start with reverent visits to Shakespeare’s Birthplace and his burial site at Holy Trinity Church. In the evening enjoy a theater performance by the renowned Royal Shakespeare Company with whom you did the workshop yesterday. Bravo!

Day 6: London

Drive to Oxford for a visit, including a tour of Christ Church College, where Lewis Carroll penned Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and also where many memorable scenes from the Harry Potter movies were filmed (note the Great Hall, the inspiration for Hogwarts Hall) Then grab your wand and cape as you head to London by way of a visit to the Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio, which provides a behind-the-scenes look at how the movies, based on author J.K. Rowling's books about the young orphaned wizard, were made, from detailed sets to animatronics. Your final destination today is London.

Day 7: London

Take a guided sightseeing tour to view historic Trafalgar Square, the stately Houses of Parliament and beautiful Buckingham Palace. Then visit Westminster Abbey to see the famous Poets' Corner in the south transept, which honors the likes of Geoffrey Chaucer, Lord Alfred Tennyson, Robert Browning and Rudyard Kipling. Tonight you'll get a chance to choose your cuisine and dine like the locals with restaurant vouchers and our insider tips on the neighborhood's best places to go.

Day 8: London

This morning's focus is on the history of England's royal family with a Monarchy by bike tour around Hyde Park and St. James's Park. Starting at Kensington Palace, home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, pedal your way past many notable buildings and monuments linked to England's monarchy and learn their stories. Continue your day with a visit to the British Library, home to documents of England's history from the Magna Carta to handwritten Beatles lyrics. Then we'll pop over to King's Cross Station to see if we can find Platform 9 ¾ and catch any students headed off to Hogwarts. After a traditional fish and chips dinner, take in a West End show.

Day 9: Departure

Depart for the USA.

Price This Tour

Price This Tour

Optional Extras

Ultimate Protection Plan

Most Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy

Rate $270

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Comprehensive Protection Plan

Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy

Rate $225

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