Literary tours, holidays and vacations – literary travel and tours offering literary appreciation in the UK, Europe and beyond.
This section lists literary appreciation tours and holidays (if you want writing courses please see our dedicated section, here). These tours will visit landmarks and locations of importance to famous authors, poets and writers, past and present.
Tours will usually be guided and lead by someone with literary knowledge. They will often involve talks, readings and lectures. Visits may include places of birth, where works were written, or the locations and landscapes that inspired or featured in works of literature and poetry.
The section also deals with literary retreats, workshops and courses that study works of literature or poetry, either in literary locations or from a study or retreat centre.
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Literary tours, holidays & travel
Agatha Christie Festival
based: Devon, UK
Torquay, the English Riviera in South Devon offers an annual Agatha Christie Festival and themed short breaks; that include guided tours and literary trails. The festival, celebrating one of the UK's most well known crime writers, is held in September and offers plentiful murder mysteries as well as many other themed events.
| murder mystery | literary tours | England |
based: Hertfordshire, UK
Literary tours in the UK, expert leaders will explore the lives and locations of Britain's most well-known authors and poets, including Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Tennyson, Rudyard Kipling, Dickens, the Brontes, Flora Thompson, Laurie Lee, Wordsworth, Agatha Christie, Elizabeth Gaskell, DH Lawrence, Arnold Bennett, JB Priestley and HG Wells .
| literary tours | UK |
based: Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK
Discover the literary heritage of Ireland, 13-day tour highlights include: Dublin Writers Museum, the Book of Kells, Trinity College Library, a Dublin literary pub tour, Linenhall Library tour, a visit to the grave of W B Yeats, Listowel Writers Museum and the 'Angela's Ashes' tour of Limerick.
| literary tours | Northern Ireland | Republic of Ireland |
Richardson and Gray
based: Shropshire, UK
Specialist group travel including literature tours to places in Britain and Ireland that inspired great authors and poets. Custom designed tours focusing on the works and places associated with: Tolkien, Keats, Wordsworth, Kipling, Byron, Milton, Tennyson, Carroll, Austen, Lawrence, Burns, Chaucer, Scott, Coleridge, Shakespeare, Dickens, Shaw and Hardy – to name but a few.
| literary tours | UK |
Adelanta Travel Services
based: East Midlands, UK
Tailor-made group literary tours of Europe, tours in England, Paris, Provence, Ireland and Germany.
| literary tours | UK | France | Ireland | Germany |
based: Toronto, Canada
Cultural and educational travel company, specializing in small group literary travel and learning vacations.
| literary tours | Worldwide |
based: California, USA
Cultural travel and vacations to Spain and Italy, including arts and literature trips.
| literary tours | Italy | Spain |
based: Massachusetts, USA
Literary retreats, weekend vacations for keen readers, that include book signing sessions with authors.
| literary tours | USA |
based: Dorset, UK
Literary and cultural tours and creative breaks in Britain
| literary tours | writing | UK | Europe |