In late April, 2018, the eyes of the world were on Prince William and Princess Kate as they welcomed their newest addition to their family.
At the same time, the final touches were being made to the wedding of Prince William’s younger brother, Prince Harry, who is marrying American actress, Meghan Markle.
Americans, in general – and Road Scholar participants in particular – have long been fascinated by all things British. In fact, England is one of the educational travel organization’s most popular European destinations.
Each year, thousands of people enroll in dozens of learning adventures and discover the rich history, culture, architecture and royal heritage of one of the world’s oldest monarchies.
This week, Road Scholar, the not-for-profit leader in educational travel, took 50 lifelong learners, aged 48-87, to England for a special educational adventure celebrating the upcoming nuptials.
The six-day, London-based program offers a rare peek into the preparations and protocol surrounding an international celebration. It also offers participants the rare opportunity to learn from former royal staff members and experience a truly historic event. The popular program, “Royal Wedding Celebration in England: Inside the British Monarchy,” sold out in days.
However, for adventurers fascinated by all things British, it’s never too late to plan your own extraordinary experience. Road Scholar offers many once-in-a-lifetime educational experiences to the UK, including a Queen Mary II voyage, inspired by Road Scholar president James Moses’ love for transatlantic adventures and British history.
Of course, Road Scholar’s expert instructors accompany every learning opportunity — and the learning adventures in the UK are no exception.
For example, director and producer Giles Ramsay offers his expertise on London’s West End theatre. In addition, participants can plumb the depths of London’s most fascinating landmarks with archaeologist and historian Kevin Flude.
Here are a few other incredible Road Scholar learning adventures in the UK that you may want to consider.
Enjoy a comprehensive exploration of England and Wales as you discover the spires of Oxford, mountains of Snowdonia, cobbled streets of Windsor, Conwy castle and much, much more.
Live like a local in London as you explore the best of this great European city on field trips with the experts.
Stay in traditional country houses on this hiking adventure across the English countryside and explore three of England’s national parks.
For information on Road Scholar programs in Great Britain, please visit the Road Scholar website.
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