Dates: June 16 - 23, 2013June 15 - 22, 2014
Meet ~ Depart: Stratford-upon-Avon, England ~London, England
Price:$3,295/person (DO)$3,690/person (SO)
Combines With:Anglo-Saxon BritainShakespeare's Italian Settings
We begin each morning on this sojourn with an informal lecture from Professor Hailey during which he examines one of Shakespeare’s works. In Stratford we hold these lectures in our hotel’s lovely garden courtyard. A few of the works we examine in print we’ll also see realized on the stage later in the day. Afternoons are generally spent exploring the sites significant to Shakespeare’ and which help reveal his life and works in greater depth. There are a couple of special treats as well: an afternoon balloon flight in Stratford provides a bird’s eye view over Shakespeare country and the route Shakespeare must have surely traveled as he set out for London as an aspiring young playwright.
The sojourn schedule also takes care to allow plenty of free time for participants to explore their own interests. A free afternoon in Stratford allows for an excursion to nearby Warwick or perhaps for a lazy afternoon of paddling down the River Avon. In London, two evenings are left entirely free to explore all the timeless city has to offer. For some shopping, head over to Oxford Street or Piccadilly. If you need a suggestion for the perfect restaurant, your Scholarly Sojourns’ tour manger will know just the place. And, when it comes to entertainment options, you couldn’t be in a better city.