England/United States

Beatlemania and the Swinging ’60s: A Transatlantic Voyage Aboard QM2

Step back in time to the Swinging Sixties on a special musical Transatlantic adventure aboard the QM2 exploring the lives and art of the world’s most famous rock band: The Beatles.
Program No. 23478RJ
15 days
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At a Glance

Journey “Across the Universe” back to the Swinging Sixties, where the United Kingdom was alight with a cultural revolution that delivered one of the greatest musical acts of all time — the Beatles. Walk in the legendary footsteps of the Fab Four on a journey that takes you from their childhood homes to the iconic club where the band debuted and beyond. You’ll embark on expert-led explorations of several key locations in Beatles history, as well as learn about the men behind the music and their ever-evolving artistry. Then, board the luxurious Queen Mary 2 for an educational deep-dive across the Atlantic and into the band’s legacy through a series of Road Scholar-exclusive lectures given by a renowned Beatles authority. Whether you’re a long-time Beatles fan or simply a music enthusiast, it’s “Strawberry Fields Forever” on this special exploration of the most famous rock band of all time.
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On Your Feet
Walking approximately 2.5 miles daily; paved streets, some cobblestones.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Visit key sites in Beatles history, from the childhood homes of John Lennon and Paul McCartney to the gates of Strawberry Field and the iconic Cavern Club.
  • Enjoy a series of lectures by internationally renowned Beatles authority Kenneth Womack, author of The Beatles Encyclopedia aboard the Queen Mary 2.
  • Set off on an expert-led walking exploration where you’ll discover the Beatles’ London.
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Ken Womack
Ken is an internationally renowned Beatles authority and expert and has written many Beatles books, including “The Cambridge Companion to the Beatles,” which was named as The Independent’s “Music Book of the Year.” Ken’s books about the Beatles are included in the permanent collection of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Library and Archives. Ken is also a novelist and Dean of the Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Monmouth University, where he also serves as Professor of English.

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

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