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At A Glance:
  • Upcoming Departures:
    Oct. 11 - 18, 2020

    Tour begins:
    Robin Hood's Bay, England

    Tour concludes:
    Oxford, England

    Price from:
    $3,295/person (DO)
    $3,690/person (SO)

    Combines With:
    Uncovering Camelot

    Great Castles of Ireland

    Scotch Whisky in Depth


  • Sojourn Highlights

    • Two nights in the historic city of Oxford with visits to multiple Tolkien sites including the Bodleian Library and Wolvercote Cemetery
    • A night in the picturesque Ribble Valley near the village of Hurst Green where Tolkien spent time while writing The Lord of the Rings
    • A guided visit to historic Warwick Castle with a demonstration on medieval archery
    • A seminar evening at The Eagle and Child Pub in Oxford where Tolkien regularly met with fellow writers as part of a group called The Inklings
    • An afternoon drive through the charming Cotswold Villages
    • Sojourn leader, Michael Drout, is one of the world’s foremost Tolkien Scholars and serves as editor of the Journal of Tolkien Studies
    • Two nights in the picturesque, seaside village of Robin Hood’s Bay, nestled on the Yorkshire Moors coastline
    • A Journey through the stunning Yorkshire Moors National Park on the historic Yorkshire Moors Railway
    • An afternoon visit to the city of Birmingham exploring the sites of Tolkien’s childhood
    • A visit to the Roman Temple ruins and iron mines at Lydney Park where Tolkien assisted with excavation work
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