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Jane Austen's Chawton & Winchester Day Trip


See Jane's Cottage home and Winchester, her final home, including Winchester Cathedral


Explore inspirations and where Jane completed most of her most famous works

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Full Day from London

Experience for yourself the countryside that inspired Jane Austen to pen some of the English language's greatest novels. Visit her cottage home at Chawton, now open as a museum. It was in this quaint village that Jane spent the majority of her later years and where she wrote or completed most of her most famous works, Sense & Sensibility and Pride & Prejudice amongst others. Once inside the house, be immersed in her world. See the village itself and the cottage gardens that Jane and her sister lovingly tended.


Enjoy a guided walking tour of Winchester, the original Saxon capital of England, an introduction to the general highlights including the 'King Arthur' connections and England's oldest public schools. You'll also have some free time to explore as you choose.


Pay your respects at Jane Austen's final resting place inside Winchester Cathedral and discover its over 1000 years of history, one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in Europe. Here you can also see the Morley Library, a beautiful 17th-century collection of rare books, and the 12th century Winchester Bible.


Oft imitated, never duplicated! This is an original SGT itinerary, property of Special Group Tours and to be used only with express permission/in conjunction with SGT.


This is a suggested tour itinerary and can be modified to best you your individual wishes.

London Day Trips

A private/custom London day trip is a standard day up to 9 hours total, typically 09:00 - approximately 18:00 - variable by request. You would be picked up from and returned to your central London hotel.


Entrance fees and cost of lunch are not included in your up front rate quote and would be paid directly during your touring day.


The final price may vary per specific requirements but as a rough estimate, expect approximate rates for a private day trip to be:

Standard car accommodating from 1 - 3 guests, approx $755 USD flat rate

MPV/SUV accommodating from 4 - 7 guests, approx $875 USD flat rate

16 seat mini-coach accommodating from 8 - 15 guests, approx $925 USD flat rate


We are happy to assist with your overall holidayplans to UK/Europe if you wish. Please ask us for details. SGT is at your service!

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The Special Group Tours Advantage is our unique and intimate understanding of what you expect traveling in the UK and Europe. We have not only visited but have spent many years living in and loving the cultures you will experience down the ‘B’ Roads and off the beaten track. We have worked with local suppliers and our guide/companion team for over a decade, creating unique special interest itineraries. Special Group Tours offers our “insider” knowledge to you.


The SGT Small Group Touring Concept is traveling with just 4 - 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. Our concept allows for a leisurely touring pace and flexibility to get off the beaten track to discover hidden gems. Of course you'll see the major sites but so much more too!


At Special Group Tours, it is our priority that you have the most enjoyable holiday possible. You deserve it!