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Our group consisted of five 30 year old Americans (2 female and 3 males) with a wide range of interests. None of the men cared for Jane Austen, but it's safe to say that by the end of the day EVERYONE was a fan. We...More
My daughter and I are the Jane fans and my husband came along as a good sport. We all three highly enjoyed this personal, informative tour. We all fell in love with the history and beauty of Hampshire. Phil was enthusiastic about Jane,the context of...More
My fifteen year old daughter and I had a wonderful two days on the Jane Austin and Downtown Tours with Phil from Hidden Britain Tours. We were able to see sites we never would have been able to find on our own and gain understanding...More
Phil was the most well-informed energetic and sociable tour guides I've ever had. He shared so much information concerning the historical context of her novels as well as interesting stories about Jane's life. The scenery was gorgeous and a treat to see.
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PhilHowe, Owner at Hidden Britain Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
Many thanks for the kind review, and glad we had time for that restorative cup of tea at Chawton House!
I took the bold step of scheduling a day-long solo tour with Phil Howe as a birthday present and what a wonderful experience it was! Phil is a fantastic tour guide combining humor, history, gossip and a love of the land. We journeyed through Basingstoke,...More
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PhilHowe, Owner at Hidden Britain Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018
Many thanks for the kind review, and what a great idea for a birthday present. Sometimes we need experiences rather than things,. The day was a classic summers day. And the lunch was good too at the Fur& Feathers.
Our family of five took the Jane Austen tour, led by Phil Howe, on Monday, July 9, 2018. Phil was very personable and easy to chat with and made us feel welcome. Phil had recommended that we read Claire Tomalin’s book Jane Austen: A Life...More
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PhilHowe, Owner at Hidden Britain Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018
Many thanks for the review and I'm glad the whole family enjoyed the day. Pre-reading Tomalin's biography does make the tour more fun and helps make sense of where we go...…..
Really great day for Jane Austen enthusiasts! Phil was friendly and informative, and the countryside was absolutely gorgeous. Entry cost to the Jane Austen museum and lunch are not included in the tour cost.More
PhilHowe, Owner at Hidden Britain Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018
Hi Anna, thank you for the review. It was a glorious day, lunch is not included as I never know what people will want to eat, and as you have found, if you come with me, you receive a student discount price at the Museum....More
What an experience! This was unlike any tour I've ever experienced... the memories of this day will stay with me... Phil is not only great at what he does... he's a wonderful person and a delight to spend the day with. You will not see...More
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PhilHowe, Owner at Hidden Britain Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018
Many thanks for the kind review, and I hope the memories will stay for a very long time. And you are right. The day is a special treat for any Jane Austen fan.
We took the half day Jane Austen Dancing Years tour with Phil Howe about two weeks ago. I cannot say enough good things about this experience! This tour was amazing and insightful because Phil not only gave us insight into Jane Austen's life, but also...More
I highly, highly recommend this tour!!
The countryside is beautiful and Phil is an excellent guide.
So thankful that he indulged my love for roses climbing up
the quaint cottages. (We stopped and backed up for me to take pics). It is an off the...More
PhilHowe, Owner at Hidden Britain Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2018
So pleased we saw the secret rose garden, it always takes peoples breath away, and you saw it at it's best! Many thanks for the kind review,