Have you ever read a book and longed to see for yourself the destination described on its pages? Or perhaps you’ve watched a movie or TV show and became quickly enthralled with the destination vowing to go there yourself one day. You can walk the same streets as Jane Austen did in Bath, Winchester, or Chawton. The homes of Shakespeare, the Bronte sisters, Sir Walter Scott, Anne of Green Gables, and so many more inspiring destinations. See firsthand some of the filming sites of Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Outlander, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars. The possibilities are endless.

Literary Tour of England

Join the Wells County Public Library on this tour of literary sites and other highlights of England.  We'll explore the places important to Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Agatha Christie, and more.  We'll visit Harry Potter sites, the literary inspirations at Oxford, and end the tour with a London pub crawl of famous and infamous places.  Pack a good book for the airplane and join this fun and informative look at the lives of great writers.  

April 30 - May 9, 2019 from $4,334 per person; price subject to decrease based on number of participants

Click Here for More Details | Registration Deadline: October 30, 2018

German Fairytales and More…

During this 11-day journey, we will venture through Germany from top to bottom, from Berlin all the way to Munich, stopping in small towns and villages, famous for culture, traditions and literary history.  We'll enjoy a guided city tour of Berlin, an optional tour of Sanssoucci Palace and Gardens in Potsdam, and a visit to Bergen-Belsen – the concentration camp where Anne Frank spent her final days.  Then we make our way to the famous Fairy-tale Route, made famous by the Brothers Grimm. 

We’ll stop in Bremen, Hamelin, Trendelberg, Sababurg and Kassel – all towns where the Grimm Brother’s either lived, studied, wrote and based their famous stories.  We’ll see Rapunzel’s Tower, Sleepy Beauty’s Castle, Lowenburg Castle and Grimm World Center and exhibition.  We continue on to the medieval city of Rothenberg, perhaps the most famous town of Germany’s Romantic Road.  Enjoy free time to explore this beautiful town, take in some wine tasting and join the Night Watchman’s Tour.  Then, we make our way to Neuschwanstein Castle – the famous castle that inspired Walt Disney's Cinderella’s Castle.  Before we arrive in Munich, we’ll stop in Oberammergau, where the Passion Play is held every 10 years (next up in 2020). 

We end our tour in Munich, but we do have an optional extension available to stay for a guided tour of Munich and to enjoy the festivities of Oktoberfest!

September 16 - 26, 2019 from $4,539 per person (Hosted by Greenwood Public Library); price subject to decrease based on number of participants
Click Here for More Details | Registration Deadline: March 1, 2019

September 30 - October 13, 2019 from $4,789 per person (Hosted by Avon-Washington Library); price subject to decrease based on number of participants
Click Here for More Details | Registration Deadline: March 1, 2019