9th August is National Book Lovers Day, a time to celebrate the joy of reading and the amazing literature crafted by British authors. Rail Discoveries, the UK’s leading escorted rail tour provider, is releasing a shortlist of their packages in honour of this, all of which feature key landmarks or writing locations from some of the world’s most famous books.
Bibliophiles will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the destinations that inspired greats such as Shakespeare, Robert Burns and the Brontë sisters on a selection of carefully curated tours.
Travellers can escape into Shakespeare’s world by visiting Juliet’s iconic balcony in fair Verona, on the Lake Garda All Inclusive tour. Or, for those looking for a holiday closer to home, the Edinburgh & the Highlands by Steam tour will allow them to immerse themselves in the birthplace of the famous Scottish poet, Robert Burns. With a wide range of tours that celebrate great literature, the options do not end there, travellers can also journey to the village of Haworth on the Yorkshire by Steam tour and visit the place once home to the talented Brontë sisters.
To book, simply visit the Rail Discoveries website or call a sales representative on 01904 734 950.
Rail Discoveries – Lake Garda All Inclusive– 10 days from £1,499 per person
This 10-day tour is guaranteed to provide an unforgettable journey across the most beautiful and iconic scenes of Northern Italy.
Guests will discover the home of Shakespeare’s Othello in Venice, where they will cruise along winding canals on a memorable gondola ride as well as explore the city’s medieval narrow lanes on a guided tour.
This fantastic journey also includes a visit to Shakespeare’s fair Verona, giving passengers the opportunity to soak up its rich culture as well as feel the love while visiting Juliet’s famous balcony. The escorted tour features visits to Lake Garda’s charming surrounding towns and islands providing a well-rounded Northern Italian adventure.
PRICE: £1,499 per person. Includes 9 nights hotel accommodation and 24 meals including 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 9 dinners. Price based on departing on 8th October 2022. For more information or to book, please call 01904 527180 or visit www.raildiscoveries.com
Rail Discoveries – Edinburgh & the Highlands by Steam– 6 days from £649 per person
This 6-day tour allows travellers to lose themselves in the magic of the historic streets and rural landscapes of Scotland that once inspired the famous poet, Robert Burns.
Beginning in the historic city of Edinburgh, holiday goers can explore the winding cobbles that were once walked by Scotland’s most famous poet. Edinburgh’s rich culture is filled with his influence and travellers can partake in a range of activities that celebrate the work of this renowned writer from the famous Burns Monument to the Writer’s Museum.
From Edinburgh, guests will travel to the beautiful highlands by rail where they can bask in Scotland’s perfectly preserved rural beauty and relax amidst the rolling hills and glistening lakes.
PRICE: £649 per person. Includes 5 nights hotel accommodation and 7 meals including 5 breakfasts and 2 dinners. Price based on departing on 2nd October 2022. For more information or to book, please call 01904 527180 or visit www.raildiscoveries.com.
Rail Discoveries – Yorkshire by Steam– 5 days from £359 per person
Passengers begin their Yorkshire adventure on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales in the attractive Georgian spa town of Harrogate, with a 200-year tradition of providing restorative treatments travellers can begin their holiday with the perfect mix of northern charm and pure relaxation.
The journey continues through some of North Yorkshire’s most picturesque towns and cities from the historic city of York to the quaint village of Howarth.
Brontë fans will be particularly enthused by the wonderfully dramatic landscape of the moors, that feature so memorably in Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre.
PRICE: £359 per person. Includes 4 nights hotel accommodation and 7 meals including 4 breakfasts and 3 dinners. Price based on departing on 23rd October 2022. For more information or to book, please call 01904 527180 or visit www.raildiscoveries.com