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Independent London: Roman Walls and Historic Royal Palaces

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Program #20935RJ
9 Days | 8 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Oct 11 — Oct 19, 2014

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Day One: Saturday, October 11 -
In Transit Overnight: Overnight flight from North America.

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: A modern hotel in fashionalbe Kensington, next to Gloucester Road underground station.

Contact info:
4-18 Harrington Street
London, SW7 4LH UK:England
phone: +44 (0) 20 7373 6030
web: www.millenniumhotels.co.uk

Room amenities: Air-conditioning. In-room amenities include: satellite television, pay per view movies, direct dial telephone, broadband internet connection (chargeable), tea and coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, mini bar and use of the hotel's fitness centre and Business Centre.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar. •24 hour Concierge •24 hour room service •Multilingual staff •Theatre and tour reservations •Laundry and dry cleaning services •Foreign exchange •Postal/parcel service •Maid service •Air conditioning •Safety deposit boxes (available in rooms and at reception) •Shoeshine and valet services •Car rental •Doctor on call •Car park •Wifi Gym.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBC.
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Two: Sunday, October 12 -
Arrive To: Independent transfers on own to the hotel.

Lunch: Excluded.

Afternoon: Hotel check in is at 3:00pm. The concierge will store luggage. Check in to the hotel, unpack and relax. 5:30pm welcome meeting for introductions, a review of the programme itinerary and site orientation.

Dinner: Welcome dinner at the hotel

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Millennium Gloucester Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: A modern hotel in fashionalbe Kensington, next to Gloucester Road underground station.

Contact info:
4-18 Harrington Street
London, SW7 4LH UK:England
phone: +44 (0) 20 7373 6030
web: www.millenniumhotels.co.uk

Room amenities: Air-conditioning. In-room amenities include: satellite television, pay per view movies, direct dial telephone, broadband internet connection (chargeable), tea and coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, mini bar and use of the hotel's fitness centre and Business Centre.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar. •24 hour Concierge •24 hour room service •Multilingual staff •Theatre and tour reservations •Laundry and dry cleaning services •Foreign exchange •Postal/parcel service •Maid service •Air conditioning •Safety deposit boxes (available in rooms and at reception) •Shoeshine and valet services •Car rental •Doctor on call •Car park •Wifi Gym.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBC.
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Three: Monday, October 13 - Discover Londinium (Roman London). London Highlig...
Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: Lecture at the hotel focusing on Londinium (Roman London) founded in about AD50 and the centre of administration for the province of Britannia. Panoramic field trip: The coach departs hotel for a panoramic overview of London's monuments and most famous sights. Your London expert continues a discussion of the city's history, as well as its architecture throughout the ages.

Lunch: Explore area restaurants on your own.

Afternoon: At the Museum of London, on site lecture and field trip: Learn about daily life in Roman London, festivals and feast days in honour of the gods. Your Study Leader will give you suggestions for a self-guided exploration of Roman London.

Dinner: Explore area restaurants on your own.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Millennium Gloucester Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: A modern hotel in fashionalbe Kensington, next to Gloucester Road underground station.

Contact info:
4-18 Harrington Street
London, SW7 4LH UK:England
phone: +44 (0) 20 7373 6030
web: www.millenniumhotels.co.uk

Room amenities: Air-conditioning. In-room amenities include: satellite television, pay per view movies, direct dial telephone, broadband internet connection (chargeable), tea and coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, mini bar and use of the hotel's fitness centre and Business Centre.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar. •24 hour Concierge •24 hour room service •Multilingual staff •Theatre and tour reservations •Laundry and dry cleaning services •Foreign exchange •Postal/parcel service •Maid service •Air conditioning •Safety deposit boxes (available in rooms and at reception) •Shoeshine and valet services •Car rental •Doctor on call •Car park •Wifi Gym.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBC.
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Four: Tuesday, October 14 - Discover Anglo Saxon London. British Museum.
Breakfast: Full English and continental breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Lecture at the hotel- After Rome: Saxon London. On-site lecture/Field trip to the British Museum: for Roman and Saxon artefacts, notably the Mildenhall Treasure, Sutton Hoo Treasure, Frank's Casket, named after Sir Augustus Frank.

Lunch: Explore area restaurants on your own.

Afternoon: Free time for independent exploration of the River Thames and Southwark area.

Dinner: In a Thameside pub.

Evening: Excursion: Take a River Boat to Greenwich to see the lights and sites of London by night on the river Thames

Lodging: Millennium Gloucester Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: A modern hotel in fashionalbe Kensington, next to Gloucester Road underground station.

Contact info:
4-18 Harrington Street
London, SW7 4LH UK:England
phone: +44 (0) 20 7373 6030
web: www.millenniumhotels.co.uk

Room amenities: Air-conditioning. In-room amenities include: satellite television, pay per view movies, direct dial telephone, broadband internet connection (chargeable), tea and coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, mini bar and use of the hotel's fitness centre and Business Centre.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar. •24 hour Concierge •24 hour room service •Multilingual staff •Theatre and tour reservations •Laundry and dry cleaning services •Foreign exchange •Postal/parcel service •Maid service •Air conditioning •Safety deposit boxes (available in rooms and at reception) •Shoeshine and valet services •Car rental •Doctor on call •Car park •Wifi Gym.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBC.
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Five: Wednesday, October 15 - Discover Medieval London. Museum of London and C...
Breakfast: Full English and continental breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Lecture at the hotel Medieval London. On-site lecture/Field trip: We walk from the Hotel to Gloucester Road Underground Station to take the tube to visit the Museum of London medieval gallery that tells the story of London from the collapse of the Roman city in the 400s to the accession of Queen Elizabeth I in 1558.

Lunch: Explore area restaurants on your own.

Afternoon: Free time for independent exploration of the Guildhall area of London near to St Paul's Cathedral.

Dinner: Explore area restaurants on your own.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Millennium Gloucester Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: A modern hotel in fashionalbe Kensington, next to Gloucester Road underground station.

Contact info:
4-18 Harrington Street
London, SW7 4LH UK:England
phone: +44 (0) 20 7373 6030
web: www.millenniumhotels.co.uk

Room amenities: Air-conditioning. In-room amenities include: satellite television, pay per view movies, direct dial telephone, broadband internet connection (chargeable), tea and coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, mini bar and use of the hotel's fitness centre and Business Centre.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar. •24 hour Concierge •24 hour room service •Multilingual staff •Theatre and tour reservations •Laundry and dry cleaning services •Foreign exchange •Postal/parcel service •Maid service •Air conditioning •Safety deposit boxes (available in rooms and at reception) •Shoeshine and valet services •Car rental •Doctor on call •Car park •Wifi Gym.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBC.
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Six: Thursday, October 16 - Discover Medieval and Tudor London. Tower of Lon...
Breakfast: Full English and continental breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: On site lecture/field trip. Join your expert to take public transportation to the Tower of London, walk round the walls as the lecturer gives insights into the history of this iconic fortress. On-site Lecture/Field trip: the Tower of London, where we spend the day. Visit the Crown Jewels and the White Tower, which was completed in 1100, and now houses an exhibition of armour and a range of fascinating artefacts connected with the history of the Tower and the Monarchy.

Lunch: Explore area restaurants on your own.

Afternoon: Free time for independent exploration of further areas of the Tower.

Dinner: Explore area restaurants on your own.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Millennium Gloucester Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: A modern hotel in fashionalbe Kensington, next to Gloucester Road underground station.

Contact info:
4-18 Harrington Street
London, SW7 4LH UK:England
phone: +44 (0) 20 7373 6030
web: www.millenniumhotels.co.uk

Room amenities: Air-conditioning. In-room amenities include: satellite television, pay per view movies, direct dial telephone, broadband internet connection (chargeable), tea and coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, mini bar and use of the hotel's fitness centre and Business Centre.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar. •24 hour Concierge •24 hour room service •Multilingual staff •Theatre and tour reservations •Laundry and dry cleaning services •Foreign exchange •Postal/parcel service •Maid service •Air conditioning •Safety deposit boxes (available in rooms and at reception) •Shoeshine and valet services •Car rental •Doctor on call •Car park •Wifi Gym.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBC.
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Seven: Friday, October 17 - Discover Hampton Court Palace.
Breakfast: Full English and continental breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Lecture at the hotel The Tudors. On-site lecture/Field Trip: Led by your local expert, take public transport to discover the History of Hampton Court Palace and explore the wonders of this majestic building, and the stories behind them.

Lunch: Excluded. Food may be purchased in the Hampton Court Cafe or Privy Kitchen.

Afternoon: Free time for independent exploration of Hampton Court and other areas of London such as Whitehall.

Dinner: Explore area restaurants on your own.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Millennium Gloucester Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: A modern hotel in fashionalbe Kensington, next to Gloucester Road underground station.

Contact info:
4-18 Harrington Street
London, SW7 4LH UK:England
phone: +44 (0) 20 7373 6030
web: www.millenniumhotels.co.uk

Room amenities: Air-conditioning. In-room amenities include: satellite television, pay per view movies, direct dial telephone, broadband internet connection (chargeable), tea and coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, mini bar and use of the hotel's fitness centre and Business Centre.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar. •24 hour Concierge •24 hour room service •Multilingual staff •Theatre and tour reservations •Laundry and dry cleaning services •Foreign exchange •Postal/parcel service •Maid service •Air conditioning •Safety deposit boxes (available in rooms and at reception) •Shoeshine and valet services •Car rental •Doctor on call •Car park •Wifi Gym.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBC.
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Eight: Saturday, October 18 - Discover Kensington Palace.
Morning: Lecture at the hotel- Fielding's London: The Eighteenth Century. On-site lecture/Field Trip: Led by your local expert, follow in the footsteps of visitors to the court of George I and II. Climb the magnificent King’s Staircase and see if you can master the games of court.

Lunch: Explore area restaurants on your own.

Afternoon: Free time for independent exploration of the Kensington and Hyde Park areas.

Dinner: Farewell dinner at the hotel

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Millennium Gloucester Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Day Nine: Sunday, October 19 -
Breakfast: Full English and continental breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Independent departures for return flights to North America. Some early transfers may leave before breakfast which ends at 10:00am. Your Group Leader will give you helpful information about getting to the airport and will be able to assist you with arrangements if needed.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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7 nights of accommodations
9 meals: 6 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 3 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
9 Field trips

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