Day 1 – Friday, June 5, 2020: We depart from the Atlanta Airport for our flight to London Heathrow Airport. M
Day 2 – Saturday, June 6: We arrive at London Heathrow Airport and meet our tour manager. We board our motorcoach and proceed to the city center for a panoramic tour showcasing many of London’s iconic sites, from Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, and St. Paul’s Cathedral to the Houses of Parliament, the Royal Albert Hall, and Kensington Gardens. We continue to our hotel in the afternoon to check-in. This evening we enjoy a “Welcome to England” dinner. We overnight in London. D
Day 3 – Sunday, June 7: We enjoy a free day for independent sightseeing. We have the option of attending morning worship service at one of the many parish churches in London. An option close to our hotel is St. James Piccadilly, which an Anglican Church. It’s building was designed by Christopher Wren in 1684. The British Museum is open from 10:00 - 5:30, is free and a short walk from our hotel. We may attend Evensong in the late afternoon. Dinner this evening will be on our own. We overnight in London. B
Day 4 – Monday, June 8: 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 have time to explore the town and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. We return to our hotel in the late afternoon. We enjoy dinner at the hotel this evening. We overnight in London. BD
Day 5 – Tuesday, June 9: We meet our guide this morning 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 many famous figures are buried or commemorated. We have time to explore and soak in the spirituality and history of this place. We may attend Evensong at the Abbey at 5:00 pm. We have dinner and overnight at the hotel in London. BD
Day 6 – Wednesday, June 10: We depart London by coach this morning and travel to the beautiful university city of Cambridge. We have lunch before a walking tour of the city with a local guide, taking in some of the most famous sights of the city, including the picturesque Cambridge Backs and an internal visit to Kings College & Chapel. We have dinner and overnight in Cambridge. BD
Day 7 – Thursday, June 11: We enjoy a mostly free day in Cambridge. There are options for additional activities including a boat ride through Cambridge known as punting, independent sightseeing and exploring, or shopping before attending Evensong in the early evening. We have dinner after Evensong and overnight in Cambridge. BD
Day 8 – Friday, June 12: After breakfast, we travel to York. Upon arrival, we visit the towering York Minster, the largest gothic church in Great Britain and 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. There is time for independent exploration of the city before continuing on to Northumberland. We enjoy dinner and overnight at our hotel in Newcastle Upon Tyne. BD
Day 9 – Saturday, June 13: This morning, we visit the town of Alnwick, an adorable market town. We explore the iconic Alnwick Castle, which featured as Hogwarts in the first two Harry Potter films. After lunch, we take our coach to Lindisfarne, also known as Holy Island, where our crossing over the earthen causeway is governed by the tides. Lindisfarne has been inhabited since the Iron Age, and St. Aidan brought Christianity to the island when he established a monastery here in AD 635. St. Aidan came from Iona where he was a monk in the monastery founded by St. Columba. St. Aidan was not the first person on Lindisfarne, but his is the first known name mentioned in relation to the island. Under its greatest Abbot, Cuthbert, Lindisfarne became one of the greatest centers of learning in Christendom. We visit Lindisfarne Visitor Centre and Priory, and there is time for reflection and prayer in this quiet, holy place. We return to the hotel for dinner and overnight in Newcastle Upon Tyne. BD
Day 10 – Sunday, June 14: This morning, we visit Morpeth Parish and attend worship service. Following the service, we enjoy a traditional English Sunday roast carvery lunch. This afternoon, we depart for Manchester where we enjoy a farewell dinner at our hotel. BLD
Day 11 – Monday, June 15: After breakfast, we transfer to the Manchester Airport for our direct flight to Atlanta. BM
B-Breakfast L -Lunch D- Dinner M - Meal onboard aircraft
Itinerary is subject to change due to local conditions or at the discretion of the leaders.
CT20008 Higginbotham England
Price is based on double occupancy:
35-39 participants $3,499.00*
40-45 participants $3,399.00*
Single supplement $539.00 (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 $1.25 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 August 1, 2019, with a reservation form and a copy of passport
Final Payment Due February 15, 2020
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AIR TRANSPORTATION: Round trip economy airline reservations on regularly scheduled airlines.
HOTELS: Rooms with private bath/shower based on double occupancy (two persons sharing). Hotel rating - Deluxe, First Class, Superior Tourist or Tourist are used unless otherwise specified by leader (hotel category is chosen by the group leader). Guest Houses, Retreat Centers & Bed and Breakfasts may have communal rooming arrangements and facilities. Single room accommodation is subject to a surcharge. Hotels are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.
SIGHTSEEING: As indicated in the itinerary, with licensed English speaking guides unless otherwise determined by the leader. Entrance fees as indicated are included.
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