British Mystery Writers Trip









MAY 11-23, 2016

This 12-day tour begins with a full week exploring southern and western Wales. We will see the beautiful Welsh countryside with its stunning landscape; hear timeless Welsh legends; discover the creative side of Wales, with its literature, poetry, and performing arts; and learn about the industrial heritage of the Valleys. Following our tour of Wales, we transfer to Bristol to attend the 9th annual Crimefest international crime fiction convention, one of the best annual gatherings of international crime writers and fans of crime fiction anywhere. Authors for both the Wales tour and Crimefest will be announced as they are confirmed.
Included in the tour price:

  • 12 nights’ Lodging: 3 nights at Bryn Meadows, near Caerphilly; 3 nights Lamphey Court Hotel, Pembrokeshire; 2 nights in Swansea; 4 nights at the Marriott Bristol Royal
  • Blue Badge guide
  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners, and morning coffees, and afternoon teas (to be determined)
  • Transport from and to Heathrow Airport, all entrance fees and transfers to sites
  • Attendance at CrimeFest in Bristol, including the Gala dinner
  • Tips to hotels and restaurants, including porterage for one bag at hotels

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

Estimated cost: $3,899.00 (land price)

Single supplement: $740.00.
Please indicate if you are willing to share a twin-bedded room with another group member.
2.5% additional fee for credit card payments.

This complete package is offered by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Continuing Education program.

Program Leader: Kathy Ackley, Professor Emerita of English, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, has led fifteen summer Mystery and Crime Writers programs and has made more than 30 trips to England.

Tour Organizer: Nicky Godfrey-Evans, a Blue Badge Guide, has been creating tours in Britain for 28 years. This is the 7th tour that she has organized in conjunction with Kathy and UWSP’s Continuing Education Office.

Copyright 2007-2015 Kathy Ackley. All rights reserved.

Last updated: 6 October 2015