The 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower: A Historic Adventure

Commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage on a learning adventure in London and Plymouth that both delves into the Pilgrims’ brave journey and explores modern culture.
Program No. 23617RJ
12 days
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At a Glance

In 1620, more than 100 English Puritans boarded the Mayflower for a voyage to a new world where they could pursue their own ideals of religious freedom. On an exciting learning adventure, commemorate the 400th anniversary of this incredible journey as you explore the bustling cities of London and Plymouth — the port city where the Mayflower began its voyage. Discover what the era of the Pilgrims was like, why they sought to make the dangerous crossing and how they made it possible, as you learn both American and British history with local experts.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to 3 miles daily, walking and standing for up to 4 hours during field trips. Paved city streets with cobbled areas. Getting on/off motorcoaches and boats.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • 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 the 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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