In the Footsteps of Victoria and Abdul with Jacada Travel
Photo courtesy of Cliveden House Hotel
In the Footsteps of Victoria and Abdul with Jacada TravelTravelers can retrace the story of Queen Victoria and her beloved Indian servant, Abdul Karim in this exclusive, sweeping tour of Royal London and the South of England, created by luxury tour operator Jacada Travel, to celebrate the recent release of the film.
Starting at Westminster Abbey, the tour will take guests back in time to one of the most exciting periods in British history, the reign of Queen Victoria. From Parliament Square, they will be guided past the Houses of Parliament, through Whitehall and on to Buckingham Palace to admire the stunning iconic palace in the heart of London. In the afternoon, travelers will discover some of the more intimate traditions of London at the Royal Warrant shops of St. James. In the old City of London, they will witness the dazzling crown jewels, still in use today when they are not on show at the Tower of London. Cruising down the River Thames travelers will reach Greenwich, the spiritual home of Britain’s former naval power. The evening will consist of dinner at one of Jacada’s favorite Indian restaurants.
Next, travelers will discover a different side to royal life with a day spent on the Isle of Wight, where Victoria’s palatial holiday home was located. After crossing over to the island in the car ferry, the local guide will reveal the secrets of this island and the happy times that Victoria spent there. The highlight of the visit is Osborne House, a palace turned holiday home that was used extensively in the filming of Victoria & Abdul.
The final day before leaving will be spent at Windsor Castle, a central figure in much of
royal life that is still very much in use today. In the afternoon, travelers will meet Jacada's British etiquette expert who will teach in the traditions of British life including the afternoon tea ritual and royal protocol. Guests will spend the last night at a stunning luxury country house on the outskirts of London before returning home.
The final morning in London will be devoted to a discovery of Kensington, a neighborhood which retains many traces of its Victorian heritage and is home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. In the afternoon, travelers will head out of London to the New Forest, a breath-taking, ancient hunting ground.