Day 1 – Thursday, February 6, 2020: We depart from Dulles International Airport on British Airways for Manchester, England.M
Day 2 – Friday: We arrive in Manchester and travel to York where the city is dominated by its towering Minster and is considered by many to be the most important sacred site in all of Europe. Constantine was named Emperor of the Roman Empire here in AD 306 and made Christianity the official and recognized religion of the Roman Empire. We visit York Minster, the largest gothic church in Great Britain. We see the Crypt, the Treasury, the Chapter House, the Undercroft Museum and many other sites within the church.At 5:15 pm, we participate in the Evensong Service. This evening we enjoy a Welcome to England dinner. We overnight in York. D
Day 3 – Saturday: We depart York early this morning and travel through the scenic English countryside to Norwich. As the author George Borrow wrote in 1851, it is “the genuine Old English town.” At the center of the city of Norwich, standing in the bow of the River Wensum, is the Cathedral; a magnificent building of great beauty whose foundation stone was laid in 1096. We visit this monument along with (time permitting) sites dedicated to Julian of Norwich, the sainted anchoress of the 14thcentury. We continue to Cambridge to check into our hotel in the early evening. We have dinner and overnight in Cambridge. BD
Day 4 – Sunday: We depart after breakfast for a short walking tour (1 hr. approx.) of Cambridge with our local guide, concluding at the Kings College & Chapel in time to attend Holy Eucharist at 10:30 am. After the service, we enjoy some free time for lunch and independent sightseeing in this famous and historic university city. At 3:30 pm, we attend Evensong at King’s College Chapel. This evening, we enjoy a traditional English Sunday Roast Dinner (roast beef and Yorkshire pudding) in one of Cambridge’s pubs. We overnight in Cambridge. BD
Day 5 – Monday: We depart Cambridge and travel to Coventry where we enjoy a tour and see the medieval cathedral that was bombed and virtually destroyed by the German Luftwaffe in World War II. Next, we visit the modern cathedral that was built inside the medieval shell as a monument to peace. This afternoon we continue to Oxford. At 6:00 pm, we attend the Evensong Service at Christ Church Cathedral. Afterward, we transfer to our hotel for check-in. We have dinner at the hotel and overnight in Oxford.BD
Day 6 – Tuesday: We depart after breakfast and travel through the rolling North Wessex Downs to the beautiful small medieval city of Salisbury for a visit to Salisbury Cathedral and the Cathedral Close. After lunch and some free time, we continue to the city of Winchester where we visit Winchester Cathedral. At 5.30 pm, we attend the Evensong Service in the cathedral. We have dinner and overnight in Winchester. BD
Day 7 – Wednesday: After breakfast, we depart for Canterbury, a historic place of pilgrimage for hundreds of years. We enjoy a guided visit of Canterbury Cathedral where we learn about the history and spirituality of the cathedral and the concept and practice of pilgrimage. We visit the nearby St. Augustine Abbey, which is the burial place of St. Augustine. At 5:30 pm, we attend Evensong in the cathedral before transferring to our hotel for check in and dinner. We overnight in Canterbury. BD
Day 8 – Thursday: We depart this morning for London. On arrival in England’s capital city, we meet our guide for a tour of Westminster Abbey, the historic and religious heart of the English nation, where the coronation services of English and British monarchs have been held for centuries and where many famous figures are buried or commemorated. After a short break for lunch, we continue to St. Paul’s Cathedral. St Paul's, with its world-famous dome, is an iconic feature of the London skyline. The present cathedral is the masterpiece of Britain's most famous architect Sir Christopher Wren. Inside, we see the cathedral's awe-inspiring interior and visit various parts of the building including the American Memorial Chapel. At 5:00 pm, we attend Evensong in St. Paul’s Cathedral. We transfer to our hotel for check-in. We have dinner on our own tonight and overnight in London. B
Day 9 – Friday: Today we have a free day in London for independent sightseeing, shopping, and leisure activities. In the late afternoon, we transfer to Westminster Abbey via London Underground with the help of our guide to attend the Sung Eucharist Service in the Choir of Westminster Abbey at 5:00 pm. After the service, we enjoy a Farewell to England dinner in our hotel and overnight in London. BD
Day 10 – Saturday, February 15, 2020: After breakfast, we transfer to London Heathrow Airport for our return flight to Dulles International Airport. BM
B – Breakfast L – Lunch D – Dinner M – Meal on Aircraft
Itinerary is subject to change due to local conditions or at the discretion of the leaders.
Price based on double occupancy: 15-19 pilgrims: $3,579.00* 20-24 pilgrims: $3,299.00* 25-30 pilgrims: $3,099.00* Single Supplement: $699.00 (limited space)
*Price includes airline taxes and fuel surcharges and is subject to change until the airline tickets are issued. Any changes will be reflected on your final invoice. Tips for the driver and guide that are not included and are payable upon completion of services. Price is based on an exchange rate of $1.32 to the GBP and will change only if the rate changes. Optional activities and sites visited during your free time are not included in the cost of the pilgrimage and are to be paid for at the time of your visit.
A non-refundable deposit of $300.00 per person due by July 1, 2019, with the application and a copy of passport