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Explore. Dream. Discover. Please join us for a spectacular journey through England’s Storied Past. From Shakespeare to Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland to Jack the Ripper, Cardinal Wolsey to Winston Churchill, walk with us in the Scepter’d Isle’s footpaths of history with New York Times bestselling novelist and Shakespearian scholar, Dr. Andrew A.J. Hartley.

This specially designed program offers you a behind-the-scenes tour of the reconstructed Globe Theatre (led by the education director), a private workshop with actors from the Royal Shakespeare Company, an evening walk in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper, and excursions to romantic yet haunting places, largely unfrequented by tourists, such as Kenilworth Castle and the Ancient White Horse of Uffington. Several private receptions, a garden party, and lectures by Professor Hartley and Oxford Professor Tiffany Stern make this a unique educational experience that will deepen your understanding of this history-rich country.

Don’t miss this opportunity to wander through England’s past on the roads less travelled. This trip is likely to sell out early, so make your reservations today. We hope that you will join us!


Chancellor Philip L. and Lisa Lewis Dubois
University of North Carolina at Charlotte


Hampton Court

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Many Included Extras

  • An extensive meal plan is seasoned with traditional English pub fare and fine British cuisine.  Tea or coffee is included with all meals, plus wine, beer, soft drinks and mineral water with lunch and dinner.

  • Informative educational lectures will be presented by internationally acclaimed Shakespearian scholar and author A.J. Hartley.

  • A balanced program is offered, featuring included excursions as well as optional independent activities and ample free time to puruse your own interests.

  • An experienced University representative and on-site local staff will ensure attentive services throughout your trip.

  • Detailed destination and travel information will assist in your planning.

  • All gratuities for excursions and drivers are included.

  • A pre-departure information notebook is provided for each participant plus a deluxe welcome basket and many other surprises.