The 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower: Transatlantic on QM2

Commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage on a transatlantic adventure from London to New York City that traces the brave journey of the Pilgrims.
Program No. 23548RJ
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In 1620, more than 100 English citizens boarded the Mayflower for a voyage to a new world where they could pursue their own ideals of religious freedom. There’s no better way to commemorate the 400th anniversary of this incredible journey than with a transatlantic voyage on board the Queen Mary 2 from England to New York City. Learn what the era of the Pilgrims was like, why they sought to make the immense trip and how they made it possible as you explore the cities of London and Plymouth with historians.
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  • Walk in the historic footsteps of the Pilgrims as you explore London’s Mayflower Heritage Trail, and continue your cultural immersion as you explore Southwark and St. Paul’s Cathedral.
  • Explore the Mayflower Steps in the Barbican district of Plymouth, where historians believe the Pilgrims launched their voyage to the New World.
  • Immerse yourself in the time period that the Pilgrims would have recognized during field trips to the Globe Theater, Golden Hinde and Cotehele House.
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Ian Newman
Ian Newman is a holder of the coveted ‘Blue Badge Guide’ award for the South West region of England, which includes The Cotswolds, Cornwall, Devon and includes sites such as Stonehenge, Avebury, Bath and Salisbury. Ian grew up in the Tamar Valley on the border between Cornwall and Devon surrounded by wild landscapes, coastline and visible history and prehistory. Ian is a qualified mountain leader and first responder. Ian’s previous careers have included deep sea fishing, the military and medicine.

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

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