As part of commemorations to mark the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s historic sailing journey to America, Leiden in Holland, which was the starting point for the pilgrims’ famous voyage, is launching its celebration calendar this Saturday (16th May).

A unique virtual tour of the city, incorporating all the key landmarks and stories around the Pilgrims life in Leiden, will start at 3pm UK time (10am –Eastern time in America). Over the next four hours viewers will have the chance to experience this beautiful city using computer animated reproductions to bring to life existing buildings and landmarks as they would have looked 400 years ago when the separatists lived in the Netherlands prior to leaving for a new life.

The guided tour will be hosted by an English speaking expert from the city and will be accompanied by the chance to ask questions during the event around the different historical landmarks you see during the event.

To watch the event live go to Virtual Voyages on the Mayflower 400 website to be directed through to:

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