Tours

Join Aylwen & John Gardiner-Garden for special historic costume tours—filled with the most wonderful destinations, costumes, accommodations and entertainments. Designed for couples and/or mother/daughter or sister/friend combinations in twin share or double accommodation.


STEP BACK IN TIME FOR JANE AUSTEN FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA and a LATE 19TH CENTURY COSTUME & DANCE RETREAT, 11-17 APRIL 2014 

Spend three days in Canberra, the National Capital, celebrating the life and times of Jane Austen, 200 years of Mansfield Park and learn more about Australia's social history when Jane Austen was alive. Follow this wonderful early 1800s immersion with another immersion of the late Victorian era at the Yarrangobilly Caves House in the Koziusko National Park, NSW. Festival entry and accommodation included, separate fees for transport and meals. Consider touring Canberra afterwards or visiting the Australian National Folk Festival in Canberra over the Easter weekend. 

As of September 20, there are only five slots left at the Yarrangobilly Caves 19th Century Retreat, so please book online if you’re interested in joining us! 



Jane Austen and Beatrix Potter's England 1-13 September 2014
Please join us for our 2014 Historic Costume Tour of Jane Austen and Beatrix Potter's England next September - expressions of interest being taken at tours@earthlydelights.com.au There are only 16 guest places available, please contact me by email if you’re interested in joining us!



Jane Austen's England, 12-19 September 2014
Join us for a 7-day immersion in Jane Austen's England, starting with two days in Bath at the 2014 Jane Austen Festival, visit Jane Austen's House Museum and enjoy a guided tour of Chawton House Library. Stay in specially selected bed & breakfast accommodation, stroll through 'must-visit' towns of Lyme RegisSteventonBasingstokeWinchester and Lacock Village. There are only 16 guest places available, please contact me by email if you’re interested in joining us!




PAST HISTORIC COSTUME TOURS

HISTORIC LONDON, 1-8 September 2013
Tour the sights of London and attend an evening viewing of Midsummer Nights Dream at the Globe Theatre. See Kensington Palace, National Maritime Museum, Queen's House, the Old Royal Naval College, The Royal Observatory and the Greenwich Fan Museum. Spend time at special costume study tables in the Museum of London, the Queen's own embroiderers and the Chertsey Museum. Drink in the sights of more costumes than you can imagine at the Victoria and Albert Museum and enjoy a guided tour around Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition. Spend a few hours stepping back in time at Dennis Severs House and enjoy special guests, discussions and historical dancing throughout the tour. No dance experience necessary.  VIEW ILLUSTRATED ITINERARY

JANE AUSTEN'S ENGLAND, 8-15 September 2013
Travel through the English countryside by private luxury coach and enjoy the glorious views of Hampshire, Wiltshire, Somerset and Devon. Visit Jane Austen's House Museum and enjoy a guided tour of Chawton House Library. Stay in specially selected bed & breakfast accommodation, stroll through 'must-visit' towns of Lyme Regis, Steventon, Basingstoke, Winchester and Lacock Village. Dress up and learn some historical dances in Winchester and Taunton, spend time breathing in the history of some of England's glorious buildings and gardens - Montacute House, Barrington Court, Stourhead and view some historical fashions up close at Killerton House and Bath Fashion Museum. Promenade in Regency costume at the Jane Austen Festival in Bath and attend a Costumed Regency Ball in the Assembly Rooms. No dance experience necessary. VIEW ILLUSTRATED ITINERARY 






Tour Leader, Mrs Aylwen Gardiner-Garden, Historical Costumer, Dancer, Event & Tour Manager, joined in 2013 by her husband, Dr John Gardiner-Garden, Historian, Dance Leader, Dance Historian, Musician.