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13 Days | 12 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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.
Join Dr. Oliver Cox, architectural, historian at the University of Oxford, for a voyage into the history and grandeur of England’s architecture and art. Delve into fascinating topics during your crossing on the magnificent Queen Mary 2 then spend four nights in Oxford to experience country manors, eccentric royal residences, outstanding museums and the architecture of the “City of Dreaming Spires.”


• Amid the opulent surroundings of the Queen Mary 2, delve into topics like the Georgian and Victorian periods and the influence of art-loving British monarchs.
• Discover the diverse architectural styles of Oxford, “The City of Dreaming Spires,” on expert-led walking excursions.
• Take a field trip to the National Trust's Upton Park, the home of Lord and Lady Bearsted in the 1930s.

Activity Notes

Walking and standing for up to three hours at a time. Some stairs in historic buildings.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival New York City, N.Y., 1 night; embark Queen Mary 2, 8 nights; disembark Southampton (England), coach to Oxford, 4 nights; coach to London for departure.

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12 nights of accommodations
33 meals: 12 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 11 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips


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