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Adventures Afloat: Franklin, Jefferson & the Idea of America: An Enlightening Queen Mary 2 Voyage

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Program #20564RJ
16 Days | 15 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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.
From Philadelphia to London to Paris, delve into the lives of Founding Fathers Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson and learn about the revolutionary ideas they brought back across the Atlantic from Europe. Experts illuminate the philosophies, politics and fascinating lives of these true Renaissance men as you voyage from America to England the way they once did, by ship.


Highlights

• Enjoy a welcome reception at Powel House, where Philadelphia Mayor Samuel Powel frequently entertained his friend Ben Franklin.
• On a special visit to Parliament, learn how Franklin advocated for the colonies by urging the repeal of the Stamp Act.
• Explore the Paris of Jefferson and Franklin and enjoy lunch at Café Procope, a restaurant they frequented.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles per day; some cobblestone streets, unpaved lanes and gravel paths. Standing up to an hour at a time.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Philadelphia, Pa., 3 nights; coach to New York, N.Y., embark Queen Mary 2, 7 nights; disembark London (England), 2 nights; train to Paris (France), 3 nights; departure.

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15 nights of accommodations
40 meals: 15 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 12 dinners
14 Expert-led lectures
16 Field trips
2 Performances

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