This one-of-a-kind mystery tour explores the landscape of British mysteries from Devon to Oxford to London!

2018 departures
Register interest Or call 855-330-1542
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Mystery Lover's England

Featuring Devon, Oxford, and London

9 days | Full tour details to be announced soon

This one-of-a-kind mystery tour explores the landscape of British mysteries from Devon to Oxford to London!

2018 departures

or Call 855-330-1542

Tour Details


This is my second mystery tour, and it was absolutely amazing. I came away with new favorite authors, wonderful memories and new friends who share my mystery addiction! 

- Lourdes F.

The tour was excellent, and the trio of ladies who led us are also excellent. Actually seeing where authors have located their stories makes reading the mysteries more enjoyable, adds another dimension to the story. 

- Kathy C.

You can't see it all on one or even two trips so having knowledgeable leaders and an overall theme provided focus and made the selection of sights and cultural experiences relevant. We saw sights and gained insights that you just don't get on the average sightseeing tour. There was not a single "ok, that's nice" moment. 

- Wayne B.

If you like to learn and have fun at the same time, take a Smithsonian tour. 

- Irma C.


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Peaceful Devon, academic Oxford, and cosmopolitan London have all served as settings for stories of murder and mayhem and are the focus of this popular one-of-a-kind British mystery tour. Join our Smithsonian Journeys Experts who provide a fascinating insight into the lives and settings of famous detective novelists, both historic and contemporary.

Highlights Include

  • Devon: Travel through the spectacular Devon countryside and discover Greenway, Agatha Christie’s private holiday home. 
  • Exclusive Access: Delve into the world of famous detective novelists as you explore the settings so richly described in the works of Agatha Christie, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Dorothy Sayers, P.D. James, and others. Plus, enjoy insider's meetings with mystery writers who offer a glimpse into their work and lives!
  • London: Explore the sites and sounds of London and see why this cosmopolitan city was a favorite backdrop for the stories of James and Sayers. 
  • Oxford: Stop in literary Oxford and walk among its ancient towers and hidden quads which have produced an abundance of crime writers. 

Included meals are denoted as follows: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Reception (R), Dinner (D)