Join Aylwen & John Gardiner-Garden for these tours—filled with the most wonderful destinations, costumes, accommodations and entertainments.
We’d love to have you with us!
TOUR 1 - HISTORIC LONDON, 1-8 September 2013
Tour the sights of London and attend an evening viewing of Midsummer Nights Dream at the Globe Theatre. See Kensington Palace, National Maritime Museum, Queen's House, the Old Royal Naval College, The Royal Observatory and the Greenwich Fan Museum. Spend time at special costume study tables in the Museum of London, the Queen's own embroiderers and the Chertsey Museum. Drink in the sights of more costumes than you can imagine at the Victoria and Albert Museum and enjoy a guided tour around Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition. Spend a few hours stepping back in time at Dennis Severs House and enjoy special guests, discussions and historical dancing throughout the tour.
TOUR 2 - JANE AUSTEN'S ENGLAND, 8-15 September 2013Travel through the English countryside by private luxury coach and enjoy the glorious views of Hampshire, Wiltshire, Somerset and Devon. Visit Jane Austen's House Museum and enjoy a guided tour of Chawton House Library. Stay in specially selected bed & breakfast accommodation, stroll through 'must-visit' towns of Lyme Regis, Basingstoke, Winchester and Lacock Village. Dress up and learn some historical dances in Winchester and Taunton, spend time breathing in the history of some of England's glorious buildings and gardens - Montacute House, Barrington Court, Stourhead and view some historical fashions up close atKillerton House and Bath Fashion Museum. Promenade in Regency costume at the Jane Austen Festival in Bath and attend a Costumed Regency Ball in the Assembly Rooms
JANE AUSTEN FESTIVAL IN BATH EXTENSION 15-23 September 2013
Stay on in Bath with us until the 22 September 2013 (the end of the Jane Austen Festival). As a special treat Aylwen has arranged a special day-tour to view costumes from the Snowshill Collection in Leominster on 17 September 2013 and is taking expressions of interest from those who wish to join her.
Mrs Aylwen Gardiner-Garden, Historical Costumer, Dancer, Event & Tour Manager
joined by her husband, Dr John Gardiner-Garden, Historian, Dance Leader, Dance Historian, Musician.