Literary Travel

“To travel far, there is no better ship than a book.” ~ Emily Dickinson

What is Literary Travel?

Literary travel, also known as book tourism, is a unique way to explore destinations intertwined with literature, authors, and their stories. It’s about immersing yourself in the settings and culture that inspired famous books. Travelers seek to physically experience the locations described in literature, creating a connection with the written word that goes beyond the page. From Dublin’s Joyce-inspired streets to England’s Brontë moors, literary travel invites you to walk in the footsteps of your favorite authors, sharing your passion for literature with like-minded explorers along the way. It’s a journey where fiction and reality merge, making the magic of literature tangible.

Examples of Types of Literary Travel

This is only a small sampling of ideas. Whatever you can dream, we can create.

Trips based on a book series

Prepare to embark on an enchanting Harry Potter-themed journey like no other. Let us take care of all the intricate planning, ensuring your trip to the captivating Harry Potter locations in York, England, exceeds your every expectation. Get ready for a spellbinding adventure that will transport you to the wizarding world.

Trips based on an author’s life

Experience the allure of Key West, a city that once played host to the renowned writer and avid traveler, Ernest Hemingway. As you explore the southernmost city in the contiguous United States, you’ll encounter the enduring traces of Hemingway’s legacy. Let us assist you in crafting your journey to discover the vibrant spirit and rich literary history of Hemingway’s Key West.

Trips based on a book with an epic setting

Whether your heart is set on an Alaskan adventure by land or sea, our travel company is here to make it happen. Alaska, the breathtaking backdrop of Kristin Hannah’s best-selling novel, ‘The Great Alone,’ promises visitors a journey through mist-shrouded fjords, awe-inspiring tidewater glaciers, and wildlife-filled islands. Let us take care of the details, so you can immerse yourself in the untamed beauty of this remarkable destination.

Trips based a book’s plot

Embrace the spirit of Elin Hilderbrand’s ‘Five-Star Weekend’ and embark on a journey that celebrates the bonds of female friendship at every stage of life. Just like the characters in the book, gather your friends from each decade of your life and set out on an adventure that will create memories to last a lifetime. It’s a delightful exploration of midlife, reminding us of the enduring power of these connections. So, grab your besties and let’s make your own ‘Five-Star Weekend’ a reality.

Trips with your favorite author

At our travel company, we’re all about turning dreams into reality, and the Avalon Waterways’ Storyteller Series is the epitome of a literary dream come true. With us, you can embark on a cruise with your favorite author, where every moment is filled with magic. From exclusive meet-and-greets to intimate lectures and captivating performances, these Storyteller Series cruises are designed to be an experience beyond words. Let us make this literary adventure a seamless reality for you.


From the majestic British Library in London to the historic Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., these institutions house not just books, but the collective heritage of humanity. Whether you’re a bibliophile seeking rare manuscripts, a history enthusiast tracing the footsteps of the past, or simply someone looking for inspiration and quiet contemplation, a visit to the world’s best libraries promises an enriching and awe-inspiring experience that transcends time and place.

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