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Manchester Museum of Science and Industry
St. George's Church, Leeds
Harewood House, Leeds
Hiking in the Yorkshire Dales
Martyr's Memorial, Oxford
John Newton's Church
The London Eye
This private tour led by Professors Randy Wood, Allison Pierce and Joe Daft, is for students from Lee University, focusing on various aspects of western culture including art, literature, history, music, and philosophy. The trip includes the opportunity to hear from expert guides who will share their perspectives on British history.
Please note this itinerary is copyrighted.
Key: IF = In Flight Meals, B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Day 1: Friday, June 14, 2024: Depart from the USA
Group flights will be arranged from Atlanta. (IF)
Day 2: Saturday, June 15, 2024: Manchester, Leeds
Upon arrival in Manchester, we will have coffee in the airport, then drive to the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry. In the afternoon, we will walk to Ryland’s Library and Manchester Art Museum. We will load the coach in the early afternoon and drive to Leeds. After we check in at Radisson Blu, we will dine together in our hotel. (D)
Day 3: Sunday, June 16, 2024: Leeds
After breakfast we will walk to morning service at St. George’s Church in Leeds. After the service we will have coffee and tea with congregation members. After changing clothes at the hotel we’ll regroup and head to Kirkstall Abbey. Before we reach the Abbey, we’ll stop at Morrison’s and get meal deals and have a picnic lunch on the grounds of the Abbey. After touring the Abbey we’ll return to the hotel and then take the bus to the home of Angie and Phil and have food and fellowship with parishioners from St. George’s church. (B/D)
Day 4: Monday, June 17, 2024: Leeds
We’ll spend the morning at the Thackray Medical Museum and then spend the afternoon at Harewood House touring the house, grounds, and gardens. We’ll enjoy the great British tradition of afternoon tea in the Billiard Room. Free evening in Leeds. (B/AT)
Day 5: Tuesday, June 18, 2024: Leeds
Today, we’ll take a break from urban life and venture into the Yorkshire dales for a hike through the English countryside. This is a substantial hike so wear hiking shoes/boots, pack snacks, a picnic lunch, and be prepared to walk several miles. Free evening in Leeds. (B)
Day 6: Wednesday, June 19, 2024: Leeds
Today we’ll go by train to York from Leeds and explore the cathedral, York Minster, climb the tower, and tour the medieval city. Free evening in Leeds. (B)
Day 7: Thursday, June 20, 2024: Liverpool, Leeds
Today we will travel to Liverpool and explore the history of British music (The Beatles!) and make connections to the National Health Service and take a tour of a major medical facility. We’ll return to Leeds for a free evening. (B)
Day 8: Friday, June 21, 2024: Oxford
We’ll depart Leeds fairly early and arrive in Oxford and drop our luggage at the hotel and then go for lunch followed by a tour of the Science and Natural History museums. After checking in and getting settled in the hotel, we’ll gather and walk to Cherwell Boathouse for dinner together. (B/D)
Day 9: Saturday, June 22, 2024: Oxford
This morning we will take a walking tour focused on the Reformation, John Wesley, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien. we’ll take a medicine and science themed walking tour of Oxford. After lunch and a free afternoon, we’ll attend Evensong at Christ Church, Oxford. (B)
Day 10: Sunday, June 23, 2024: London
This morning we will depart Oxford and attend church at St. Marks, Engelfield. The parishioners are looking forward to our visit and will have a time of food and fellowship with us before the service. After church, we’ll tour Englefield House with the family of Lord Richard Benyon if possible, and then head to a traditional “Sunday Roast” lunch at the Spring Inn. After we arrive in London and get settled in the hotel, we’ll take a short ride on the tube to Leicester Square. (B/L)
Day 11: Monday, June 24, 2024: London
Today we will tour the Houses of Parliament (with Lord Richard Benyon if possible) and break for lunch in Trafalgar Square. After lunch we will explore the National Gallery of Art. We’ll take a break and the gather to eat dinner at Bella Italia near the Agatha Christie memorial before going to see London’s longest running play, Agatha Christie’s Mousetrap. (B/D)
Day 12: Tuesday, June 25, 2024: London
This morning we’ll head out for a full day of touring in London with Christian Heritage. We’ll start at th British Museum, break for lunch and continue on a walking tour highlighting key churches and religious figures in London’s long history as a major Christian city. We’ll conclude our tour at St. Paul’s Cathedral where we will attend Evensong as a group. Free evening in London. (B)
Day 13: Wednesday, June 26, 2024: London
Today we will explore London’s medical history with a stop at the Florence Nightingale Museum and the Old Operating Theatre. We’ll have lunch in the Borough Market and then ride the London Eye. Free Evening in London. (B)
Day 14: Thursday, June 27, 2024: London
Today we’ll start the day with a tour of the Tower of London and then break for a free afternoon in London. We’ll conclude our final day in London by meeting at St. Martin’s in the Fields for a concert featuring the work of Vivaldi. (B)
Day 15: Friday, June 28, 2024: London
We bid farewell to England today as we transfer to the airport for our return flight. (B)
Please note that the itinerary is subject to slight changes.
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 15-21, 2024
1, The Headrow
Leeds, LS1 8TL
June 21-23, 2024
Best Western Linton Lodge
11-13 Linton Road
Oxford, OX2 6UJK
June 23-28 1, 2024
The California Hotel
4-8 Belgrove St.
London WC1H 8AB
Group flights are included for this tour
|DL 2478||June 14||Chattanooga||Atlanta||3:45 PM||4:39 PM|
|VS 110||June 14/15||Atlanta||Manchester||6:40 PM||7:50 AM|
|VS 103||June 28||London||Atlanta||10:45 AM||3:25 PM|
|DL 5280||June 28||Atlanta||Chattanooga||6:11 PM||7:06 PM|
Price based on a minimum of 20 participants.
• Round-trip air transportation from Chattanooga, including taxes and fee
• Land transportation: via deluxe air-conditioned mini coach, and public transportation in London
• Accommodations (double-occupancy) in superior 3 and 4-star hotels
• Meals as indicated in the itinerary
• Dr. Randy Wood as tour director and local guides
• All transfers, as a group
• All taxes and tips
• Single supplement
• Meals and beverages not identified in itinerary
• Items of a personal nature, such as passports and visas. Passports must be valid for six months beyond return date.
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.
This is a private tour for students at Lee University.
We look forward to welcoming you on the tour.