Northern England Mystery Writers Trip








July 17-31, 2017

This exciting and varied 14-day tour features the culture and history of some of the most beautiful areas of England, with a special interest in crime writers who live in or set their novels there. Our primary emphasis will be on the stunning Lake District and nearby Cumbrian sites, followed by a visit to Hadrianís Wall and several days in Northumbria. The tour ends with three nights in York, with half-day tour activities and the rest of the day free to explore on your own. Participants will meet on Monday July 17, 2017, in the Manchester Airport, Manchester, England, and be transported to Grasmere, Cumbria, for the start of our tour.
Included in the tour price:

  • 14 nightsí lodging: 8 nights, the Swan Hotel, Grasmere; 3 nights, Linden Hall Hotel, Northumberland; and 3 nights at the Monk Bar Hotel, York
  • Welcome and farewell receptions
  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 9 dinners, and a morning coffee and an afternoon tea
  • Transport from and to Manchester Airport
  • Guest speakers, including Ruth Downie, Mari Hannah, Martin Edwards, and Grevel Lindop
  • Blue Badge guide
  • All entrance fees and transfers to sites included in itinerary
  • Porterage for one bag at hotels
  • Tips to hotels and restaurants

Lodging: The cost of the trip is based on double occupancy in twin-bedded rooms.

Estimated cost: $3,459.00 (land price)

Single supplement: $708.00.
Please indicate if you are willing to share a twin-bedded room with another group member.
2.5% additional fee for credit card payments.

The complete package is offered by the Kimís Life Tours, LLC.

Program Leader: Kathy Ackley, Professor Emerita of English, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Kathy has led 16 previous summer programs and has made more than 40 trips to the UK.

Tour Organizer and Blue Badge Guide: Nicky Godfrey-Evans has been creating tours in Britain for over 30 years and is celebrating her 40th year as a Blue Badge Guide. This is the 8th tour that she has organized in conjunction with Kathy.

Copyright 2007-2017 Kathy Ackley. All rights reserved.

Last updated: 15 December 2016