Your London Tours has announced the launch of a new tour to tie in with the upcoming 400th anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower.
Coming soon for 2019, the Mayflower & Founding Fathers Tour commemorates the 400 years since the famous ship set sail from London in 1620. London is the cradle of modern America, supplying the first English-speaking settlers in the 16th century. Also home to the revolutionary spirits of 1776, this tour revives the ghosts of pioneers past.
Highlights will include Benjamin Franklin’s London home, the birthplace of John Harvard and Shakespeare’s link to the new world, the Salem witch trial connection, the Cockney First Lady, the legend of Captain Smith and Pocahontas, and the tale of the native American in her adopted city. Lunch can be enjoyed in the historic Mayflower pub, close to where the Pilgrim Fathers set out from London in 1621. Nearby, the wooden remains of the original Mayflower ship can be seen in an ancient London church.
In addition, clients will find out why Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh and Baltimore all owe their origins on the other side of the ‘pond’, and hear how the Star-Spangled Banner, Liberty Bell and the traditional Thanksgiving turkey all have their roots in old London town.
The Mayflower & Founding Fathers Tour is a day tour by private vehicle from London conducted by an accredited driver-guide. Your driver-guide will pick-you up from your Central London hotel or place of residence at the specified time (typical timings 9am to 5pm). Up to 7 passengers can be accommodated. The price (based on number of passengers) will be £560.00 (1-2 passengers); £595.00 (3-4 passengers); £630.00 (5-7 passengers). Entrance costs to Benjamin Franklin’s House as part of the Mayflower & Founding Fathers Tour are extra.
Further details can be found on the Mayflower & Founding Fathers Tour page on this website.
Your London Tours chief tour administrator Frank Martins said: “We are pleased to offer this new tour which celebrates a strong connection between London and the USA. We are sure that our American clients in particular will enjoy exploring a very special part of their history.”