History Bites Tours aims to provide the highest quality and most exciting tours possible in England and Scotland. Join author and historian Solomon Schmidt on an extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime experience as you journey to two of the most beautiful and historic lands in the world.

On this incredible whirlwind tour, you will be in awe as you walk in the footsteps of the three greatest fantasy authors of all time in London, Salisbury, Bournemouth, Oxford, Edinburgh, and the Scottish Highlands. Your breath will be stolen by the dazzling beauty of the lands that gave birth to The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Harry Potter. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime experience that has never been offered before.


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Best tour ever. This was a well-organized, fun, interesting and all together great tour. I learned so much and saw so much.

– Rich S.

The most organized, safe, well accommodated, and fun tour I have ever taken! Days were filled with incredible sites, excellent food, and enough time to enjoy each place. Met new friends, scholars, and guides that were exceptionally knowledgeable on the three authors we centered on. I do recommend this tour for anyone who seeks to enhance their knowledge library of Tolkien, Rowling, and Lewis. Solomon is a natural born orator and his love and knowledge of these authors will enhance anyone’s education (new to the books or those like myself who have thrived on them for years). Live your dream take the tour.

– Heather G.

This tour was such an experience, it’s hard to put into words. I can sum it up in one, though: amazing. I went into this tour as blind as possible, and I left with such a deep appreciation for not only these authors that I love, but also for a new culture and a sense of fantasy and wonder. I appreciate the efforts made to keep everything scheduled. You see so much, and I’m glad they allowed time to just exist in these places without feeling overly rushed Something else I appreciate is the freedom to just go explore what’s out there – you’re not in a singular location for too long, and when you touch down, it’s so worth it to get your bearings and just go explore! That route not only gave me the experience of learning from Solomon, but also just doing it my way and being an explorer and making my own story in a new place. I took this trip with my best friend, and I definitely can say it’s the greatest adventure we could’ve gone on this far. I highly recommend it!

– Jay Y.

This trip far exceeded my expectations. Solomon was extremely knowledgeable. Although my interest was mostly in J.R.R. Tolkien, I found that the more I learned about the other authors, the more captivated I was by their stories as well. The trip was so well put together, and information was so on point. I can honestly say it was the best tour I’ve ever been on.

– Michael P.

One of the best vacations I’ve ever had! Breathtaking countryside and beautiful architecture. Everywhere I looked, there was something more impressive and amazing to see! Our tour guide leader, Solomon, was intelligent, well spoken, and kind. Learning about the rich history of the UK and about Lewis, Tolkien, and Rowling‘s lives was fascinating! Very well organized tour and a perfect balance between guided time and free time. All of the accommodations were beautiful, and the food was delicious. I would definitely take this trip again!

– Lisa L.

This is the best tour I’ve ever been on.

– Joe C., 40-year-veteran tour bus driver

Once in a lifetime experience! I had such a great time with History Bites Tours. The whole experience was amazing. Solomon did a great job leading, and it was a well organized tour. I was very sad when it was time to depart.

– Judah A.

Solomon did an incredible job organizing and leading this tour! We saw a variety of sites, ranging from stunning cliffs to old cathedrals to the homes of two of the most famous fictional writers of our day. There was enough planned where I didn’t get bored, but also enough downtime so I got to do and experience other things on my own. We stayed in some of the most beautiful hotels I’ve ever been in, which just added to the whole experience. Great food, great company, great tour! I would highly recommend!

– Cecelia G.

This trip was a dream come true for me! The whole experience was well organized, and each location was thoughtfully picked. Each place we visited had smooth access and everything was easy. The restaurants especially got us in, handled our group size well, and provided amazing food! Restaurants and tour locations were all great picks. Going into this I had some fear our hands would be held the entire time. Thankfully there was plenty of time for roaming both during the tour itself and within each day afterward. History Bites did a superb job balancing tour and exploration. Solomon was educational and fun! I learned plenty of new and interesting things about the authors and locations we were visiting. Overall, the entire event was well worth the price! I would go on another in a heartbeat!

– David S.

This trip was amazing. The sights were breathtaking and the accommodations and food were great. Solomon did a wonderful job with this tour. He is so smart and I learned so much about these three authors that I never knew before. I love how we were also able to walk around and explore. This was a trip I will never forget.

– Sofia T.

Have Questions? Contact us at solomon@historybites.com

All copyright credits for J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and The Chronicles of Narnia are listed respectively on the UK tour page in a section titled “Credits.”

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