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OUTLINE OF A TOUR.
A PASSPORT is necessary for the continent, but not for Great Britain. If you go first to London, it can be obtained of the American minister there; otherwise, write to the Secretary of State at Washington, and you will receive it through the Collector of the Port.
Funds. A letter of credit* on the Barings or some good house in London is preferable to bills of exchange. You present the letter on your arrival, and draw from time to time for £100 or more as you may require. For the continent, bills or letters on Welles & Co, Amer. bankers Paris ; or if you go first to London, buy there Herries & Co's bills of exchange payable at all the principal places on the continent in sums to suit, in the currency of each place, and without commission. They give you a general order, endorsed with your own signature, on their one hundred and fifty European correspondents ; and you fill up the blanks on presenting them ; so that they are both safe and convenient.
The Voyage. Your choice is from the London, Liverpool or Havre Packets. The Liverpool are generally preferred, both for superior accommodations and short passages; and especially if a visit to Ireland and Scotland, or a tour through England is intended. If you take the London line, you are landed at Portsmouth, and have a rather dull ride of seventy miles to the metropolis. Even if your chief object is the continental tour, the Liverpool route is scarcely less expeditious than that by Havre.
The price of passage in either line is $130. Retur. ning, (the passage being longer) it is £35 or $175.
+ The best are those of Prime, Ward & King, New-York.
Take a pilot coat and a good stock of linens, for the voyage, but you can replenish your wardrobe fifty per cent cheaper in London than in New York.
TRAVELLING IN Great BRITAIN. The attention, civility, and sometimes servility of the servants you will first remark; and secondly, you will see the reason thereof in the universal custom of certain fees to each one who has ministered to your comfort. All ó gentlemen' are expec. ted to pay in addition to their regular bills, 3d. per meal to the waiter at the hotel, 6d. per day to the chambermaid, and 6d. per day to the “boots' and porter; ls. each to coachman and guard, (if there be one) for every thirty miles or thereabout, and Is. to cicerones at show-places.' More than the above is unnecessary; less, will not pass.
Take no more luggage with you in excursions &c., than is indispensable, as they charge for all over 39 lbs; better send it on to London, or your head quarters.
Let nothing appear on your luggage to indicate that you are an American or a stranger, Jest the understrappers obey Scripture by taking you in. A little authority and decision, and a sort of 'knowing look' will sometimes serve you advantageousiv.
Stage Fares &c, are always paid on .booking your name.' English public coaches are generally fitted for four inside and eleven outside seats, the latter being halfprice, or about equal to stage fares in the U. S.- In good weather, you will of course prefer the outside both for pleasure and econo ny. Hackney fares: for cabs, pay ls. per mile, or 2s. per hour: for coaches ditto for each per.
The lawful fare is less. For list of Guide Books, etc., see Appendix. They can be obtained best in London, at 421 Strand.
NOTES FOR THE WAY.
ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND.
LIVERPOOL. Hotels: "The Adelphi' is considered • No.I,'
but you may be equally comfortable at the
Waterloo, Star and Garter', etc.
lions in a couple of days or less. [See Leigh's road-books of England, Ireland, etc.] [If you intend to visit IRELAND, a steamboat goes daily from Liverpool to Dublin. A short tour may be made thence to Belfast, or to the Giant's Causeway, and if Scotland is an object, before proceeding to London, cross from Belfast to Glasgow : (See Tour in Scotland,)
you may go to Scotland via the northern counties, the lakes of Cumberland, &c. Take the Carlisle coach, stopping as your leisure permits. If you wish to make an ex cursion to Derbyshire, Newstead Abbey, &c. ; return, and take the following route to the metropolis. (* Eaton Hall, the magnificent seat of the Marquis of Westminster, 16 miles from Liverpool, is worth visiting if you have time.)
You can go through, direct to London, in 24 hours ; or, by varying your course a little, several interesting
places may be visited, with but little more delay or expense : as follows. MANCHESTER, by railway at 6 or 7 A. M. Time to see
cotton factories, &c., and proceed same day
by coach to BIRMINGHAM
Hotels ; · Hen and Chickens' Swan with Town Hall, two Necks' and The Albion ;' all good.
Factories. One day sufficient here. To WARWICK,
by morning coach. Hotel : · Black Swan.'
Time to see the finest existing specimen of Castle. the old English baronial castle, hire a gig Guy's Cliff. for an excursion to the interesting Ruins Kenilworth. of Kenilworth (say 4 miles) and return to
take the P. M. coach for Stratford-on-Avon, all the same day. (The fashionable mineral springs of Leamington are a few miles
from Warwick.) STRATFORD.
Arrive at 6, P. M. and lodge at the • ShaksShakspeare. peare.' Facetious host; relics in his gar
den. Birthplace of Shakspeare ; his tomb in the church.
Coach for Oxford at 9 or 10, A. M. passWoodstock. ing through the antique town of Wood
stock, noted for gloves and sweet Alice
Lee;' and near the splendid palace and Blenheim. park of Blenheim, the nation's gift to the
'great' duke of Marlborough. OXFORD.
Hotels ; the Star' and the Angel,' both
aristocratic and dear.' Bodleian A most interesting and delightful place and
where you would do well to spend two or Radcliffe Libraries. three days. Arrange, if possible, to stay
here over Sunday to hear the chanting, in
Univer. Chapels. college chapels, especially Magdalen coll.
An introduction to some one connected
with the University is desirable, but there "Theatre' for Annivers. are plenty of cicerones, who will escort you
wherever the public are admitted. The Clarendon
Univ. buildings are stately and venerable Printing Office.
specimens of Tudor architecture, and the Arundelelian libraries (among the largest in the world) Marbles.
contain many rare and beautiful specimens
probably to Regent Circus. LONDON.
Hotels are, of course, innumerable. Among the fashionable and expensive ones of the • West End' are Mivarts, St. James', Brookes', Waterloo, &c. Morley's in a central and public situation (Charing Cross) well known to Americans. "The Piazza,' Covent Garden ; • Tavistock,' do. The Adelphi, Adams st., Strand, (both cen. tral and quiet ;) Furnival's, Holborn ; Lon. don Tavern; N. and S. Amer. Coffee House in the city,' patronized by American captains, and has files of N. Y. papers. Go to