Where does a travel writer go on vacation?  No question for me,  I join Alison Weir on one of her fabulous tours.  To me, the finest in the world.  You can read an earlier article I wrote about traveling with Alison by clicking here.  This page will give you some more details and full information is available on her website here   Just announced, you may be able to join one—most are booked years in advance with long waiting lists.  See below.

JNG Worldwide is pleased to be the exclusive travel partner of Alison Weir Tours, an award-winning author and historian with equally exceptional themed historic tours.   These  are truly unique in the marketplace today. Nothing compares with the access, sites, staff, guest lecturers and fellow travelers.  I will be on the “Great Queens” tour in June 2015 and wouldn’t miss it for the world!  Her tours are almost impossible to get on, but you may have a chance.  Here is a note from Alison on March 5, 2015:

“Our Richard III Tour (April 2016) is sold out with a waiting list. If there is sufficient demand in the wake of Richard III’s reburial in Leicester this month, we will run it again in early October 2016. If you are interested in booking a place, please email”

Richard III

Each tour is designed to be captivating and informative, to enrich your knowledge, to provide you with a unique and highly enjoyable holiday, and to give you an unforgettable experience of the rich landscape of English history.

Jean with Alison–perhaps being sent to the Tower

Each tour is planned and developed personally by Alison, with the assistance of a highly professional team of historians and travel experts.  Alison and her team of authors and historians will travel with you to historic sites, on the tours, giving lectures, engaging in discussions, answering questions, attending group dinners, and sharing with you their lifelong passion for the extraordinary places and people that are the fabric of English History.

At Hardwick Hall we learned about the incomparable Bess of Hardwick
With Alison, we visit rooms not open to the public. The private sitting room, and desk and HM Queen Elizabeth II at Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, Scotland
Private Dinner on the Royal Yacht Britannia


But always, the most extraordinary times on tour with Alison are the chance to learn and visit with Alison, and her fellow historians.

Drinks with Alison, Lucy Churchill and David Starkey at Hever Castle. The childhood home of Anne Boleyn
Hever Castle, Childhood Home of Anne Boleyn We stayed on this historic property in the “Astor Wing”.

Many of the hotels you stay at will be historic buildings. Travel is by luxury coach. To enhance your experience they include several dinners and a full program of talks, private guided tours, privileged access to areas of historic interest not normally open to the public, lectures by guest historians, the services of our experienced Guide Lecturers and Tour Director – and some surprise extras!

To learn more about these exceptional experiences check Alison’s website at or contact me at