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North Nibley Monument
New Rooms, Bristol
You are invited to join Dr. Jonathan Wheatley on a 15-day study tour of Tyndale sites in England, Germany, and Belgium. As we visit these key locations, we will discuss the significance of each to the writing and publication of William Tyndale’s English New Testament in 1526.
The recommended pre-tour reading will enable participants to full immerse themselves in the study tour experience. This tour is particularly suitable for those who would like to lead their own Tyndale Study Tour in 2026 on the 500th anniversary of the Tyndale New Testament.
Option 1: June 3-11, 2024: England only
Option 2: June 10-17, 2024: Germany and Belgium only
Option 3: June 3-17, 2024: England, Germany and Belgium
Key: IF = In Flight Meals, B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Day 1: Monday, June 3, 2024: Flight to London
We will fly to London to begin our tour in the footsteps of William Tyndale. (IF)
Day 2: Tuesday, June 4, 2024: Arrival in London
On arrival in London, we will meet in our centrally-located hotel. In the afternoon we will have a guided tour of the British Museum, followed by a Welcome Dinner. (D)
Day 3: Wednesday, June 5, 2024: Cambridge
We will travel to Cambridge this morning, where Tyndale moved in 1519 after a decade spent in Oxford. Erasmus had been recently teaching there and Richard Croke, Professor of Greek, had recently arrived from Leipzig. Cambridge was a center for young Reformers, including Bilney, Latimer, Barnes, & Cranmer. We will visit the Round House, St. Edward’s Church, St Mary’s Church and Magdalen College. We will dine in our hotel. (B/D)
Day 4: Thursday, June 6, 2024: Oxford
We will drive to Oxford this morning, then have free time for lunch. In the afternoon we will have a guided tour focusing on Tyndale’s time in Oxford, including viewing the Tyndale Window in Hertford College. We will also view Magdalen Hall. (B/D)
Day 5: Friday, June 7, 2024: Gloucester, Bristol
On the way to Bristol, we will stop in Gloucester to visit the Cathedral. After lunch, we will have a tour of the Tudor Berkeley Castle, then continue on to Bristol. (B/D)
Day 6: Saturday, June 8, 2024: : Little Sodbury, North Nibley, Bristol
The West Country tour will include viewing Little Sodbury Church and a devotional in the nearby St. Adeline’s Church. We’ll see the location of Tyndale’s grammar school in Wotton-Under-Edge, and the energetic members of the group can hike up to the monument in North Nibley or we can have free time in Chipping Sodbury. After a time for lunch in Stinchcombe, we’ll view the wood screen recognizing Tyndale in St. John the Evangelist in Slimbridge, then return to Bristol. (B)
Day 7: Sunday, June 9, 2024: 2024: Bristol, London
We will begin our day with a tour of the University of Bristol (formerly Bristol Baptist College) to see the Tyndale Window. While in Bristol we will tour the George Muller Museum, located on the site of his orphanage, and John Wesley’s New Rooms. We will also see the Martyr’s Memorial Plaque, College Green (formerly St. Austin’s Green), and take a group photo at the Tyndale Statue. We will continue on to London and the rest of the day is at leisure. (B)
Day 8: Monday, June 10, 2024: London
We will have a Tyndale- focused walk this morning from Holborn to the Tower of London, with various stops along the way associated with Tyndale or places he would have been familiar with. Tyndale preached in St. Dunstan-in-the-West (not the current building) and two years after his death, the print stop of Robert Redman, next door to this church, printed the complete Bible in English. He would have been familiar with St. Sepulchre without Newgate, which mostly survived the Great Fire of London in 1686. Behind St. Paul’s is St. Paul’s Cross where Bibles were burned. St. Paul’s library has a copy of the 1526 Worms edition of Tyndale’s New Testament. On Ironmonger Lane we will see the site of Tyndale’s ordination in 1515. The Tower of London has been standing since Medieval times. In Lambeth Palace we can view the Lollards’ Prison. Many of the smugglers, including Richard Bayfield, were imprisoned here, before being burnt at the stake at Smithfield. We will attend Evensong at St. Paul’s Cathedral, We will have a final group meal this evening. (B/D)
Day 9: Tuesday, June 11, 2024: Return
We will transfer to Heathrow for our return flights to the USA (B)
Day 8: Monday, June 10, 2024: Travel day
Those joining part 2 from the States will depart today.
Day 9: Tuesday, June 11, 2024: Berlin, Wittenberg
Our morning flight will take us from London to Berlin, then we’ll continue to Lutherstadt-Wittenberg. In the afternoon we will have a guided tour and see the sites where Luther lived and preached. It’s thought that Tyndale registered at the university on May 27, 1554. Although he appreciated Luther’s teaching, he denied being “confederatt with Luther”. At that time there were many English exiles in Wittenberg, many of whom wanted to study under Melanchthon as well. The evening is at leisure. (B)
Day 10: Wednesday, June 12, 2024: Erfurt, Darmstadt
We’ll have a lunch stop in Erfurt and tour the Augustinian Monastery and see the Merchant’s Bridge. We will continue on to Darmstadt and dine in a brewery restaurant. (B/D)
Day 11: Thursday, June 13, 2024: Rhine Cruise, Worms, Mainz, Darmstadt
We will enjoy seeing the vineyards and castles from a boat on the Rhine River. After lunch we will travel to nearby Worms, where Luther and Tyndale had works published. It was here that Tyndale realized that printing the books in the smaller octavo size made them easier to disguise. We will return to Mainz and tour the Gutenberg Museum. Without the invention of movable type, Tyndale’s work could not have been distributed so quickly. We will return to Darmstadt for a free evening.(B)
Day 12: Friday, June 14, 2024: Cologne, Antwerp
Tyndale was first sited in Cologne in Spring 1525, where the printer Peter Quentel was printing the first sheets of his English New Testament. Goods could be shipped directly from Cologne to the Steelyard in London, but it was a very Catholic city. William Roye and Tyndale had to escape to Worms, when the authorities found out about their printing activities. Tyndale spent some time in Antwerp and purposely separated himself from Roye. This evening we will dine in the medieval cellar of the Pelgrom Restaurant, which was used to store printed Bible sheets. These were reassembled once they got to London.
Day 13: Saturday, June 15, 2024: Antwerp
Tyndale stayed for 9 months in the home of Thomas Poyntz and he was familiar with many sites in Antwerp, including The Oude Beurs, the stock exchange of the time. We will visit the Plantin-Moretus Museum which contains the world’s two oldest extant printing presses. Antwerp was the commercial capital of Christendom and an ideal base for exporting printed Bibles. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B)
Day 14: Sunday, June 16, 2024: Vilvoorde, Anderlecht, Brussels
Tyndale was arrested in Antwerp on April 21, 1535 and imprisoned in the castle of Vilvoorde for 501 days. We will visit the Tyndale Museum in Vilvoorde and see the Tyndale Monument nearby. The Erasmus House in Anderlecht has been restored to the way it would have looked in 1521 when Erasmus stayed for a few months. We will end the day in Brussels. (B/D)
Day 15: Monday, June 17, 202: Return
Return to the airport or continue our travels in Europe. (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 4-5, 2024
Holiday Inn Bloomsbury
London, WC1N 1HT
June 5-6, 2024
Holiday Inn Cambridge
Lakeview, Bridge Rd,
Impington, Cambridge CB24 9PH
June 6-7, 2024
Holiday Inn Oxford
Woodstock Rd, Oxford OX2 8JD
June 7-9, 2024
Hotel Mercure Bristol Holland House
Redcliff Hill, Redcliffe
Bristol BS1 6SQ
June 9-11, 2024
Holiday Inn Bloomsbury
London, WC1N 1HT
Best Western Soibelmanns
06886 Lutherstadt Wittenberg
June 12-14, 2024
Maritim Hotel Darmstadt
June 14-16, 2024
Gerard le Grellelaan 10
June 16-17, 2024
Novotel Brussels Airport
Da Vincilaan 25, 1831 Brussels
Transfers are automatically included if we have booked your flights.
If you have booked your own flights, we can still provide transfers, as long as we have your flight details on file and a phone number to give to the driver. We will include your transfer information in your final packet. Transfers will be arranged for each arrival, so that you won’t have to wait for other tour members if their flight is delayed. Transfers can be arranged for the day of your choosing, but we can’t arrange transfers if you arrive or depart by train.
Please note that individual transfers are booked through a third-party and you will be responsible to communicate with the company in case of delays.
*Price based on a minimum of 20 participants in double-occupancy.
UK only: $3,599 ($735 single)
Europe only: $2,999 ($600 single)
Full tour: $6,199 ($1,300 single)
• Transportation: via deluxe air-conditioned coaches
• Accommodations (double-occupancy) in 4-star hotels
• Flight from London to Berlin
• Meals as indicated in the itinerary
• Professional Tour Director throughout the tour
• Local step-on guides for city tours and major attractions
• Admission to all activities indicated in the itinerary
• Group arrival and departure transfers
• All taxes and tips, except as indicated below
• Full color tour book
• Personalized travel app
• Round-trip air transportation
• Individual arrival and departure transfers
• Single supplement
• Meals and beverages not identified in itinerary
• Items of a personal nature, such as passports and visas. Passports must be valid for 6 months beyond return date.
• Passenger trip cancellation insurance (options available)
• Gratuities for the tour director and driver
The deposit of $350 per person is due at the time of booking through the registration system. As you register you will be given the option to pay by ACH (direct from your bank) or by credit card (3.5% fee). If you prefer, checks can be mailed to “Reformation Tours”, 12316 244th St, Chisago City, MN 55013-9688
• Final invoices will be sent in February 2024
• Final payment is due by March 2, 2024
• Reservations will be accepted after March 2, 2024, subject to availability
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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. All cancellations must be in writing and the date of postmark will determine the amount of refund due. 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. Cancellation and Interruption Insurance is strongly recommended.
|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|
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