No New Notifications

Private Guided Tour of Jane Austen's Bath

Strictly Jane Austen Tours

Select Option

Highlights

We are unique in offering private tours that can be curated to your particular interest in all things Jane Austen. Our guides unlock hidden stories and haunts of Jane Austen's time in Bath to reveal how this remarkable city and its social swirl of the day influenced her novels and inspired her much-adored characters.

Jane Austen’s relationship with Bath was an interesting one. It represents the many different personalities of the place: stimulating, complicated, elegant, fun-loving, and exciting. Her time spent in the city was full of charm and sadness and marked one of the most eventful periods of her young life.

Our tour takes you past iconic facades, along the lanes and sites fashionable in Regency Bath. Your expert guide reveals fascinating insights about social etiquette of the day, the nuances of life for a woman in Regency England, what was in-vogue, how life was lived, and stories behind the buildings.

About This Deal

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Bath Abbey, Bath BA1 1LT England

Our expert guide will be waiting to meet you outside the West Doors of this iconic landmark.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Sally Lunn's Museum, 4 North Parade Passage, Bath BA1 1NX England

The original Bath bun is not in fact the 'Bath Bun' at all, but the curiously-named 'Sally Lunn'. Legend has it that this large, light, yeasty delicacy arrived in our Somerset city courtesy of a young Huguenot refugee called Solange Luyon. Jane Austen liked them so much she was moved to write about them in her letters - discover why at this historic museum and tea room, set in Bath's oldest house.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Cross Bath, 9-10 Bath Street, Bath BA1 1SN England

This historic bathing pool, rich in natural, therapeutic minerals, was rebuilt by Thomas Baldwin in 1789 in the style of Robert Adam. You will also visit the nearby Pump Rooms, a fashionable haunt in Jane Austen's day. As she wrote in her novel 'Northanger Abbey', "Every creature in Bath... was to be seen in the room at different periods of the fashionable hour."

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Queens Square, It's actually Queen Square. Only one Queen., Bath England

A magnificent square of Grade 1 Georgian houses built in the Palladian style by John Wood the Elder. In 1799, Jane Austen stayed with her family at no.13 where, from her bedroom window, would look out on the elegantly dressed people of Bath as they strolled past buildings, gleaming creamy white in the sunshine. An obelisk, erected by Beau Nash in honour of Frederick, Prince of Wales, sits in the middle of the square gardens. Our guide will share historical facts and riveting stories of what went on behind the doors of this fashionable town address.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Circus, At the convergence of Brock, Bennett, and Gay Streets, Bath England

The Circus was part of John Wood the Elder's grand vision to recreate a classical Palladian architectural landscape for Bath and is considered to be a unique achievement in Georgian urban planning. It is a breathtaking site today and our guide will provide a wonderful insight to the illustrious residents of this noted Bath address.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Royal Crescent, Royal Cresent, Bath BA1 1EE England

This elegant row of 30 terraced houses, laid out in a sweeping crescent above the City overlooking Royal Victoria Park, is one of the most visited and photographed places in the world. Designed by the architect John Wood The Younger and built between 1767 and 1775, it remains much the same as it was when it was first built. Our guide shares some wonderful stories and historical facts as to what this iconic street was like in Jane's time.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Assembly Rooms, Bennett Street, Bath BA1 2QH England

The Assembly Rooms was an elegant meeting place where Jane, and the characters from her novels, often gathered for evening balls, concerts and other social functions. Jane was very fond of dancing and the Assembly Rooms was the place to be seen. Learn how one of Jane’s uncles was part of the 17th-century investment plan that funded the building of the Upper Rooms.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Milsom Street, Bath BA1 1DN England

Milsom Street, the fashionable Georgian thoroughfare prominent in both 'Northanger Abbey' and 'Persuasion', is still a vibrant shopping district. En-route to Milsom Street, you will pass St Swithin’s Church, where Jane's parents were married and where her father is buried.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Pulteney Bridge, Bridge St, Bath BA1 1EE England

This historic, shop-lined bridge designed by Richard Adam spanning the River Avon is one of only four bridges in the world with shops across its full span on both sides.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Great Pulteney Street, Bath England

An impressive grand thoroughfare created by Thomas Baldwin to connect the city of Bath with the River Avon and nearby Bathwick and Sydney Gardens. Impressive Georgian townhouses border the wide avenue. Stroll along to Sydney Place where Jane and her family lived in Number 4.

Duration: 15 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Please let your tour guide know if you wish them to wear a mask or visor for your tour. It is optional for you and your group to wear one.
Inclusions
  • This is your own private tour, for up to six guests


Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Bath Abbey
  • Entry/Admission - Sally Lunn's Museum
  • Entry/Admission - The Cross Bath
  • Entry/Admission - Assembly Rooms


Duration
2 hours 30 minutes

Return Details
Sydney Place, Sydney Pl, Bathwick, Bath BA2, UK


Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Strictly Jane Austen Tours in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

Fine Print

14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.