Celebrate a charming English Christmas amid the Victorian splendor of London. Enjoy festive performances, learn local Christmas traditions, explore Hampton Court Palace and more!
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Program No. 22535RJ
8 days
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At a Glance

Join your fellow Road Scholars for a holiday celebration among the shining lights and merry ambience of London. Discover how Hampton Court Palace would have looked in its festive heyday, get in the holiday spirit with three seasonal performances, and explore Christmas through the ages at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Learn local holiday traditions and enjoy independent time to discover London’s holiday spirit and Victorian beauty. Finally, celebrate Christmas Day with a mouth-watering feast in the company of new friends.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking and standing for up to two hours on some field trips.
Independent City Discoveries
Independent City Discoveries
Learn with a Group Leader and enjoy educational programming while also getting independent time to explore on your own. Most Independent City Discoveries include lectures, self-guided excursions and passes for public transit and museums.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore the history of London’s Christmas traditions from Victorian splendor to modern grandeur.
  • Discover historic Hampton Court Palace decorated for the holidays, and experience a traditional riverside Christmas market.
  • Enjoy three festive theater and caroling performances, and explore the Christmas collection at the world-renowned Victoria and Albert Museum.

General Notes

Give us a call to combine this learning adventure with "New Year’s Eve in Paris" (#22476) for even more holiday learning adventures in Europe! We’ll even transfer you by train from one program to the other.
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Kevin Flude
Kevin Flude lectures on the archaeology, history and museums at Central St. Martins College (University of the Arts, London) the University of Westminster and is an Honorary Lecturer at University College London. He is also the Director of the Old Operating Theatre Museum, a fascinating Museum in Central London. Kevin serves as a study leader for Road Scholar programs, putting to use his deep and broad experience in the museum world gained during his time at the Museum of London, the Victoria and Albert Museum and Oxford’s Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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