England’s Literary Greats and US Connections Fam Trip


We are pleased to invite you to our upcoming England’s Literary Greats and US Connections fam trip. Join us on this overnight fam trip to sample the new itineraries in Portsmouth, Winchester and Chawton.

US Connections (Portsmouth)

The US connections project brings to life the historical and cultural connections between the two nations. New touring and modular itineraries have been developed for the US market, focusing on tested themes including D-Day and the Special Relationships, United Allies and Old Stories of the New World. The project invites you to visit Portsmouth to sample some of the experiences in the new US Connections itineraries including the new D-day Story museum where using real objects and vehicles, stories, interactives, and amazing audio visual displays, the museum tells the story from preparation and planning to D-Day itself and the Battle of Normandy through to the legacy gallery, home to the incredible 83 metre long Overlord Embroidery.

England’s Literary Greats (Winchester and Chawton)

The Discover England Fund – Englands Literary Greats project has been working with three of England’s cities famous for their literary legends and world renowned stories to develop new themed itineraries relating to authors, books, films and characters. The project invites you to sample one of these itineraries and to walk in the footsteps of Jane Austen in Winchester and Chawton. Immerse in the places and landscapes that she spent the majority of her years and inspired the author to write her famous novels including Pride & Prejudice and Sense & Sensibility.

Event Details

Date: Sunday 24 – Monday 25 February

08:54 Depart London Waterloo for Portsmouth.
12:00 Arrive at The D Day Story for welcome followed by a tour of the museum
12:45 Lunch at the Historic Dockyard
14:15 Coach transfer to Whitchurch
15:30 Guided Tour of Bombay Sapphire Distillery followed by Cocktail Masterclass.
18:00 Depart Whitchurch for Winchester Royal Hotel to check-in.
19:30 Group Dinner


10:15 Tour of Winchester Royal Hotel
11:00 Tour of Winchester Cathedral followed by afternoon tea in The Refectory
13:15 Coach transfer to Chawton
14:00 Tour of Chawton House
15:00 Tour of Jane Austen’s House Museum
Coach transfer from Chawton to Winchester
16:48 Depart Winchester for London Waterloo

Please note, the content and timings are subject to change. Delegates will be required to book their own train travel. 


To add your name to the waiting list *, please follow the link below and register with your full name, company and mobile number.

Please note, that places are very limited for this event, and therefore will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis. Please note that places are restricted to ONE representative per tour operator member company. If more than one person registers from the same company, the additional booking will be added to a waiting list. If this is the case with your booking, we will let you know that you have been added to the waiting list and that we cannot confirm your place unless we receive some cancellations prior to the event.

*This trip is for TOUR OPERATOR members only.


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The £40 million Discover England Fund, administered by VisitBritain/VisitEngland, delivers world-class, bookable English tourism products to the right customers at the right time.