The World of Jane Austen and the Regency Period
The works of Jane Austen come alive as you discuss her most popular characters and themes, and enjoy activities such as a lakeside promenade, archery and evening theater.
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Program No. 22358RJ
6 days
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Immerse yourself in the world of Jane Austen — her novels, her life and the Regency period in which she lived — on an instructive and imaginative learning adventure at gorgeous Lake Geneva. In Austen’s “Emma,” Miss Bates proclaims, “It is such a happiness when good people get together.” Get together with a few good people as you cast yourselves in the roles of members of the English gentry to discover or rediscover Austen’s works, and discuss their themes of gender, social hierarchy, courtship and gossip. Learn how Austen’s keen insights created enduring characters like Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy in “Pride and Prejudice” and the Dashwood sisters in “Sense and Sensibility,” and partake in a variety of activities suitable for well-off ladies and gentlemen, including a lakeside promenade, lawn games, archery and evening theater.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Significant walking on both level ground and up and down hills.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Delve into the history of England during the Georgian era at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.
  • Immerse yourself in leisure activities highlighted in Austen’s novels, including archery, croquet and poetry.
  • Take part in a special Regency-themed dinner and an evening of English country dancing.
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Debra Ann Miller
Debra Ann Miller has been an actress and voice over talent for over 25 years. She has toured the country with Child's Play Touring Theatre, Artreach, and the Reading is Fundamental program, as well as working in Chicago theaters. In addition to portraying Jane Austen, Debra is currently touring the country in With Lincoln Production's Visiting the Lincolns' and Mrs. Lincoln's Salon, as Mary Todd Lincoln; as Louisa May Alcott in Noble Discontent and more.
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Nancy Walczyk
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Debra Ann Miller
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