Charles Dickens Tour
Dickens' novels, among the most popular in the English library, are a great insight into life in 19th Century England. Recurring themes including the plight of the poor, the need for social reform and the vulnerability of women and children reflect the author's concerns about divisions in Victorian society. This tour is a journey through Charles Dickens' England.
Tour highlights include:
- Dickens' London, where so many of his great novels take place and the Dickens House Museum.
- The Kent countryside which inspired him.
- Dickens World, a themed attraction which brings Dickensian England to life.
- Historic Rochester, his home town, where Oliver Twist's Nancy gives us a guided tour of the many locations famous in his novels.
- Cooling marshes, setting for Great Expectations.
- Gadshill, where he lived until he died.
- Chatham, his childhood home.
- Medieval Canterbury.
- Broadstairs and Bleak House, where he wrote many of his works.
- An overnight stay in a hotel used by Dickens.
- Lunches at traditional country pubs frequented by Dickens, which appeared in his novels.
We also offer the following Charles Dickens Tours:
- Charles Dickens and the Rochester Festival - a nostalgic celebration of the traditions of the Victorian era, featuring colourful parades, music, dance and street theatre.
- A Dickensian Christmas.
Photographs: Main image: Dickensian characters in Rochester; Dickens' desk and chair, in the Dickens House, London ©VisitBritain/Britain on View; a character from Dickens' World, Chatham.