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Welcome to Scotland! St. Giles St. Andrews York Cambridge Round Church, Cambridge Bunyan Meeting House The British Museum St. Mary Woolnoth, Tower of London
Welcome to Scotland!
Round Church, Cambridge
Bunyan Meeting House
The British Museum
St. Mary Woolnoth,
Tower of London
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Members and friends of Redeemer Presbyterian Church are invited to join Dr. Tony and Shari Felich on an 11 day tour of Britain from Edinburgh to London.
Dr. Tony Felich has been the senior pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Overland Park, KS for almost 20 years. Tony’s area of special interest is Reformation Church History, especially related to the Westminster Assembly of the middle seventeenth century. Tony is an adjunct professor of Church History at Sangre De Cristo Seminary and holds degrees from Moody Bible Institute (B.A.), Covenant Theological Seminary (M.Div), and Whitefield Theological Seminary (D.Arts). He is currently finishing degrees (D.Min and Th.M) at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Tony is married to Shari, who will be helping to host this trip. Tony and Shari have four children, two in college and two still at home. Dr. Felich enjoys teaching Church History in a way that encourages the faith of modern Christians.
Key: IF = In Flight Meals, B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Day 1: Wednesday, May 27, 2020: Flight to Edinburgh
We will set off from Kansas City on our overnight flights to Edinburgh, Scotland. (IF)
Day 2: Thursday, May 28, 2020: Arrival in Edinburgh
On arrival in Edinburgh, we will meet our tour director, and board our air-conditioned bus. We will begin with an orientation tour of Edinburgh. At the top of the Royal Mile lies 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. After checking in to our centrally located hotel, the afternoon will be at leisure. We will dine in our hotel this evening. (IF/D)
Day 3: Friday, May 29, 2020: 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. The rest of the day will be at leisure to enjoy Edinburgh. (B)
Day 4: Saturday, May 30, 2020: St. Andrews, Edinburgh
Today 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. We will have a group meal in a restaurant and enjoy traditional Scottish food. (B/D)
Day 5: Sunday, May 31, 2020: Edinburgh, Haddington, York
This morning we will have the opportunity to worship at St. Giles Cathedral or a local church, followed by a group lunch. In the afternoon, we will cross the border into England and continue on to York. The evening will be at leisure, and the tour director will lead an optional evening walk. (B/L)
Day 6: Monday, June 1, 2020: York
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 we recommend Afternoon Tea at Betty’s. (B)
Day 7: Tuesday, June 2, 2020: Cambridge
We will continue our journey south and spend the afternoon in Cambridge, a center of Protestant scholarship for leaders including Archbishop Thomas Cranmer, and Bishops Nicholas Ridley and Hugh Latimer. 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 see King’s College Chapel. During the Reformation, the White Horse Inn was a favored meeting place and we will see the plaque showing its location. This evening we will dine in a local restaurant. (B/D)
Day 8: Wednesday, June 3, 2020: Bedford, London
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 then continue on to London, where we will check into the final hotel of the trip. We will have an early dinner this evening, then attend a West End Play. (B/D)
Day 9: Thursday, June 4, 2020: 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. The evening will be at leisure. (B)
Day 10: Friday, June 5, 2020: London
The morning will be free to explore independently, with an optional tour of the Tower of London. In the afternoon, 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. We will then have a round-trip cruise on the Thames to see the sites of London from the water, followed by a ride on the London Eye. Our Farewell meal will be in a restaurant close to our hotel. (B/D)
Day 11: Saturday, June 6, 2020: Depart
We will transfer to the airport for our return to the USA. Additional days in London or other cities are available on request. (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!
Edinburgh, Scotland – Additional pre-tour night $120 double/$200 single per person
May 28-31, 2020
Novotel Edinburgh Centre
80 Lauriston Place
Edinburgh EH3 9DE
May 31-June 2, 2020
Park Inn by Radisson
York Y01 6JF
June 2-3, 2020
Lakeview Bridge Road
Cambridge CB24 9PH
June 3-6, 2020
The Bailey’s Hotel
140 Gloucester Road
London SW7 4QH
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.
Various flight booking options are available for this tour. Please read our printable guide to booking your flight to better understand these options.
Option 1: We have reserved group air flights on American and they are currently $1,275 per person round-trip. We will continue to monitor options and will switch to another airline if we can get a lower rate. Payment is due with final payment in March 2020. The last day to sign-up for group air is January 31, 2020.
|AA 1916||May 27||Kansas City||Philadelphia||3:57 PM||7:39 PM|
|AA 278||May 27/28||Philadelphia||Edinburgh||9:05 PM||9:10 AM|
|AA 91||June 6||London||Chicago||3:15 PM||6:10 PM|
|AA 1582||June 6||Chicago||Kansas City||8:30 PM||9:59 PM|
Option 2: You may request a flight quote from us by filling out this form. Payment is due at the time of booking. Please note we are currently not purchasing any new flights, as airlines are so affected by the coronavirus.
Option 3: You may book your own flights, making sure you land in Edinburgh on the morning of May 28, 2020 no later than 9:10 AM. If you would prefer to arrive earlier, we can arrange a pre-tour hotel night in Edinburgh. You are welcome to depart at any time on June 6. Please send us a copy of your flight itinerary for our records as soon as you have booked it.
Please note that if you would like to use air miles you will need to book directly with the airline.
We can arrange pre-tour nights in Edinburgh and post-tour nights in London, but due to the volume of tours in 2020, we are not able to arrange additional travel within Europe.
Price based on a minimum of 25 participants
• Transportation: via private, deluxe air-conditioned motor coach
• Public transport card in London
• Accommodations (double-occupancy) in centrally located 3-star and 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
• Arrival and departure transfers
• Baggage handling (1 piece of baggage per guest)
• All taxes and tips except as indicated below
• Air transportation and related taxes and fees (group air is available from Kansas City for $1,275)
• Meals and beverages not identified in itinerary
• Single supplement ($675)
• Items of a personal nature, such as passports and visas. Passports must be valid for 6 months beyond return date.
• Upgraded Insurance (Post-departure coverage included)
• Gratuities for tour director and driver
• Deposit of $350 will secure your place on the tour. Please send all payments to Reformation Tours, P.O Box 854, Belleville, IL 62222.
• Final invoices will be sent in February 2020
• Final payment is due by March 13, 2020
• Reservations will be accepted after March 13, 2020, subject to availability
We offer the Professional Plan offered by Roam Right Insurance, a division of Arch Insurance Company. We offer all of our travelers post-departure insurance coverage (up to $500 of coverage.) If you would like to have pre-tour cancellation and trip interruption coverage, the upgrade cost depends on the tour price. It’s approximately the tour cost (minus the $500 that we cover) x 6.14%. To insure your land costs, the price is $3,499 – $500 x 6.14% = $185. To insure your land and air costs, the price is $4,774 – $500 x 6.14% = $263. A quote will automatically be added to your invoice and updated once the air cost is available.
|BENEFITS||TRAVEL INSURANCE COVERAGE
|Trip Cancellation||Up to 100% of Trip Cost|
|Trip Interruption||Up to 150% of Trip Cost|
|Trip Interruption (Return Air Only)||$750|
|Missed Connection||$500, after a 3+ hour delay|
|Trip Delay||$200 a day, after a 6+ hour delay, up to $1,000 total maximum|
|Evacuation and Repatriation of Mortal Remains||$500,000|
|Emergency Accident and Sickness||$50,000 max/$750 max for dental/ No deductible|
|Security Assistance Services||$100,000|
|Baggage / Personal Effects - Lost, Stolen or Damaged||No deductible, $250 per article limit, combined limit of $500 for valuables, $1,000 total limit.|
|Baggage Delay||$300, after a 12+ hour delay|
|Accidental Death or Dismemberment 24 Hours||$10,000|
|Worldwide Travel Assistance, Business and Concierge Assistance||Included|
|Pre-Existing Medical Conditions Waiver (Must insure full, non-refundable cost of Trip)||Must be purchased within 21 days after your initial trip deposit.|
Regardless of reason, cancellations are costly. To offset these costs the following fees will apply, plus any nonrecoverable expenses to our suppliers:
From time of deposit to 100 days before departure: $100 cancellation penalty
From 99-15 days prior to departure: $350 cancellation penalty plus any nonrefundable deposits
14 days or less prior to departure: No refund– Cancellation charges also apply to additional accommodation reserved prior to and after the tour.
– 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.
We look forward to welcoming you on the tour. Click on the image to download a copy of the brochure.
You can fill out your reservations online by clicking the “Book Now” tab (under the images) or click here to download the form.
You can either send a check made payable to “Reformation Tours” to P.O. Box 854, Belleville, IL 62222 or click here to pay by credit card (additional 3.5% fee).
We offer the Professional Plan by Roam Right Insurance, a division of Arch Insurance Company. We include $500 coverage in your tour price and you are welcome to upgrade to cover the full tour premium. The cost of the tour insurance is the tour cost (minus $500) x 6.14%. A quote will be automatically added to your invoice.
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P.O. Box 854, Belleville, IL 62222
Tel: (618) 222-9914
Fax: (618) 222-9917
Toll Free: (800) 303-5534
CST # 2093421-30