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Westminster Abbey The British Museum St. Mary Woolnoth, Hampton Court Palace Oxford Bunyan Meeting House Round Church, Cambridge Cambridge York St. Andrews St. Giles Edinburgh
The British Museum
St. Mary Woolnoth,
Hampton Court Palace
Bunyan Meeting House
Round Church, Cambridge
On this 11-day tour, you will have the opportunity to experience Christian heritage highlights in England and Scotland. You’ll gain valuable encouragement from the faith walks of Reformers and notable Christians, including John Knox, William Tyndale, John Wycliffe, John Bunyan, Charles & John Wesley, George Wishart, author C.S. Lewis- and many more. We will be guided by local expert guides for special in-depth tours, plus have the opportunity to fellowship along the way.
Key: IF = In Flight Meals, B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Day 1: Saturday, June 8, 2024: Flight to London
We will set off on our overnight flights to London, England. We can arrange for pre-tour nights in London for those who would like to arrive early. (IF)
Day 2: Sunday, June 9, 2024: Arrival in London
On arrival in London, we will transfer to our centrally located hotel. After leaving our bags and collecting our travel cards, the rest of the day is at leisure. Those who arrive early may like to attend a morning service at the Metropolitan Temple where Spurgeon preached. St. Paul’s Cathedral has Choral Evensong at 3 PM, which is sung Evening Prayer from the Book of Common Prayer of 1662. We’ll meet up for welcome drinks and dinner this evening and meet the rest of our travel group. (IF/D)
Day 3: Monday, June 10, 2024: London
We will have a full day with an expert Christian guide, beginning with a tour of key Biblical artifacts in the British Museum. After free time for lunch, we will do a walking tour focused on many significant Christians who ministered in the city, including William Wilberforce, John Newton, John Wesley, etc. We will have an early dinner this evening, then attend a West End Play. (B/D)
Day 4: Tuesday, June 11, 2024: London
This morning we will have a tour of Westminster Abbey, where most British kings and queens since 1066 have been crowned. It’s the final resting place for many monarchs, heroes, authors, and poets. This is also where 151 theologians met in the 1640s to draw up the Westminster Confession of Faith, which is the standard of doctrine for the Church of Scotland and many Presbyterian churches throughout the world. In the afternoon we will tour the Museum of Methodism and John Wesley’s home, as well as Bunhill Fields. The evening will be at leisure. (B)
Day 5: Wednesday, June 12, 2024: Hampton Court, Oxford
Hampton Court is where James I commissioned the King James Version of the Bible during the Hampton Court Conference in 1604. In the Chapel Royal, we will hear how Henry VIII’s decision to allow production of the Bible was influenced by his last wife, Catherine Parr. After the tour, we will have time to stroll through the beautiful gardens and try and find our way to the center of the maze. We will continue on to Oxford, one of England’s famous University cities with a rich Reformation history. We will have a walking orientation tour, including seeing the Martyr Memorial, sites associated with C.S. Lewis, Tyndale, Wycliffe and others. After Evensong at Christ Church Cathedral, we will have a group meal. (B/D)
Day 6: Thursday, June 13, 2024: Bedford, Cambridge
In Bedford we will learn more about John Bunyan, the author of Pilgrim’s Progress. He was arrested and imprisoned for 12 years, for preaching without a license from the Church of England. We will see the plaque where the county gaol stood in the 17th century and tour the Bunyan Meeting Church and Museum. We will continue our journey east to Cambridge, a center of Protestant scholarship for leaders including Archbishop Thomas Cranmer, and Bishops Nicholas Ridley and Hugh Latimer. This evening we will dine in a local restaurant. (B/D)
Day 7: Friday, June 14, 2024: Cambridge, York
We will visit the Round House in Cambridge and the Reformation-themed walk will seeing Latimer’s pulpit in the church of St. Edward King and Martyr. In St. John’s College, we will see an original copy of the beautifully illustrated Great Bible published in 1539 by Cranmer. We will also view the plaque showing the site of the White Horse Inn, St. Mary the Great, and Christ’s College, Emmanuel College. In the afternoon we will drive up to York. (B/D)
Day 8: Saturday, June 15, 2024: York
This morning our local guide will take us on a walking tour of York, including the Medieval “Shambles,” and a walk on the ancient city walls. We will tour the Minster, which is the biggest medieval church in England and has an impressive collection of medieval stained glass, including a sixteenth century rose window. The term “Minster” usually refers to a church in a monastery, but this cathedral was never part of a monastic institution, so it doesn’t have cloisters. The rest of the day will be at leisure, and the tour director will lead an optional evening walk. (B)
Day 9: Sunday, June 16, 2024: Edinburgh
We will drive up to Edinburgh via the scenic coast road, viewing Bamburgh Castle and Lindisfarne. In the afternoon we will walk up the Royal Mile to visit the magnificent Edinburgh Castle. Our tour of this imposing castle will include tiny St. Margaret’s Chapel, Edinburgh’s oldest building, which dates back to the 1100s. At 6 PM, we will attend the “St Giles at Six” concert. (B)
Day 10: Monday, June 17, 2024: St. Andrews, Edinburgh
This morning we will have a walking tour of Edinburgh, including St. Giles Cathedral, Greyfriar’s Kirk, the John Knox House, and a tour of Holyrood Palace, where John Knox discussed Christianity with Mary Queen of Scots. In the afternoon we will visit St. Andrews, which has been a spiritual center in Scotland for centuries. During the Reformation, St. Andrews University was third in significance after Oxford and Cambridge. In the now ruined castle, we will see the Bottle Dungeon where George Wishart was imprisoned before being burned at the stake. We will pause at his martyrdom site and also remember fellow martyr Patrick Hamilton. St. Andrews Cathedral was once the largest church in Scotland but fell into ruin after John Knox’s sermon inspired by Wishart’s martyrdom. (B/D)
Day 11: Tuesday, June 18, 2024: Depart
We will transfer to the airport for our return to the USA. (B/IF)
Please note this itinerary is copyrighted.
Our hotels are chosen for their quality, amenities and proximity to areas of interest. Whenever possible, we choose hotels in town centers, so that you are able to go off and explore in your free time. It may be necessary for us to substitute hotels for others of equal quality. You will be fully informed of any changes that affect you. Enjoy your stay!
June 9-12, 2022
4-18 Harrington Gardens
London SW7 4LH
June 12-13, 2022
Best Western Linton Lodge Hotel
11-13 Linton Rd
Oxford OX2 6UJ
June 13-14, 2022
27-29 Station Rd
Cambridge CB1 2FB
June 14-16, 2022
Holiday Inn York City Center
York Y01 9PL
June 16-18, 2022
Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh
3 Baxter’s Pl
Edinburgh EH1 3AF
Individual Air: If you would like assistance with flights, please visit our Book a Flight page. Please wait until the tour is a guaranteed departure before booking flights and send a copy of your flight itinerary for our records as soon as you have booked it.
Arrival: Please arrange to arrive in London no later than 3:00 pm on Sunday, June 9, 2024.
Departure: You are welcome to depart from Edinburgh at any time on Tuesday, June 18, 2024.
Please let us know if you need any assistance with pre- and post-tour travel.
Price based on a minimum of 20 participants
• Transportation: via private, deluxe air-conditioned motor coach
• Public transport card in London
• Accommodations (double-occupancy) in centrally located 4-star hotels
• Meals as indicated in the itinerary
• Professional tour director throughout the tour
• Local step-on guides for city tours and major attractions
• Entrance fees included as per itinerary
• Guides will use Whisper Headsets throughout the tour
• Baggage handling (1 piece of baggage per guest)
• All taxes and tips except as indicated below
• Air transportation and related taxes and fees
• Arrival and departure transfers
• Meals and beverages not identified in itinerary
• Single supplement ($1,100)
• Items of a personal nature, such as passports and visas. Passports must be valid for 6 months beyond return date.
• Travel Insurance
• Gratuities for tour director and driver
• Deposit of $350 will secure your place on the tour. Please send all payments to Reformation Tours, 64 Fiesta Circle, St. Louis, MO 63146.
• Final payment is due by March 10, 2024
• Reservations will be accepted after March 10, 2024, subject to availability
Insurance: There are two levels of insurance offered. Click here to compare. When you fill out the registration form, you will be given quotes for both.
Standard is 4.55% of the trip cost and can be purchased up until 2 days prior to departure, although we recommend purchasing it before.
Enhanced is 7.6% of the trip cost and includes cancel for any reason benefits. It has to be purchased within 14 days of registration.
Regardless of reason, cancellations are costly, so we highly recommend purchasing travel insurance:
Days Before Travel Cancellation Penalty
If the client cancels From sign-up until 100 days before departure $150
If the client cancels Between 99 and 30 days before departure $350 + any non-refundable fees
If the client cancels Less than 30 days before departure No refund
Cancellations must be received in writing by 5:00 p.m. central time on the last business day of the applicable time period. For flight changes or cancellations, revision fees and/or airline cancellation charges will apply. Roommates canceling can result in a single supplement charge for the roommate. The Participant who cancels will be responsible for that charge if a substitute roommate cannot be found. Trip Cancellation and Interruption Insurance is strongly recommended. Reformation Tours cannot assume responsibility for any additional costs or fees relating to the issuance and/or cancellation of air tickets or other arrangements not made through Reformation Tours.
Reformation Tours reserves the rights to alter itineraries without notice should it become necessary.
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