- All Inclusive Pricing
- First Class Hotels
- Breakfast and Dinner Daily
- Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
- Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
- Entrance and Program Fees
- Guided Tours
Day 1 Oct. 6 – Depart USA
Your journey begins when you depart the USA on your overnight flight to Scotland.
Day 2 Oct. 7 – Arrive in Glasgow or Edinburgh, Britannia
Welcome to Scotland! Upon arrival at the airport you will be met by your guide and transferred to Edinburgh. See the Royal Yacht HMY Britannia, now decommissioned and permanently berthed at the port in Edinburgh. Dinner and overnight in the Edinburgh area.
Day 3 Oct. 8 – Edinburgh Castle, St. Giles, Princes Street
This morning you will begin to explore the city that has played an important part in our Christian heritage. Tour Edinburgh Castle, where James VI, who authorized the King James Bible, was born. Visit St. Giles Cathedral, the High Kirk (church) of Edinburgh, where John Knox was minister following the Scottish Reformation. Continue down Princes Street to the Sir Walter Scott Monument. Dinner and overnight in the Edinburgh area.
Day 4 Oct. 9 – John Knox House, Holyrood
Visit the historic John Knox House, where the Reformer resided while in Scotland. Descend the Royal Mile to the Palace of Holyrood, where John Knox confronted Mary, Queen of the Scots. Dinner and overnight in the Edinburgh area.
Day 5 Oct. 10 – Dunfermline Abbey, St. Andrews Church & Castle
Cross the Firth of Forth to Fife. Stop at Dunfermline Abbey, where St. Margaret and Robert the Bruce are buried. Continue past picturesque fishing villages to St. Andrew’s, the ancient ecclesiastical capital of Scotland. Visit the ruins of St. Andrew’s Cathedral and the nearby castle with its notorious “Bottle Dungeon”. Here John Knox and other reformers were held prisoner. Take a look at the “Old Course” at St. Andrew’s, renowned as the home of golf! Continue to Perth for dinner and overnight.
Day 6 Oct. 11 – Church at Perth, Cruise on Loch Lomond
This morning you will visit St. John’s Church in Perth, where John Knox preached in May of 1559 and fanned the flames of the Reformation. Travel the high road to Loch Lomond, where you will take a boat cruise on the waters made famous by the song, “The Bonny Banks of Loch Lomond”. Continue to Oban for dinner and overnight.
Day 7 Oct. 12 – Isle of Iona
Two ferry rides and a drive across the Isle of Mull will bring you to the quiet and peaceful Isle of Iona, the resting place of Scottish kings. The day is yours to explore the rich spiritual heritage of Iona. Visit the Abbey and Shrine, thought to be places of spiritual power. Pilgrims continue to Iona, Scotland’s first monastic community, for rest and reflection. Return to Oban for dinner and overnight.
Day 8 Oct. 13 – Inveraray Castle, Glasgow Cathedral
Take a delightful ride to Inveraray Castle, home of the 12th Duke of Argyll and seat of the Clan Campbell. Continue on to Glasgow, the commercial capital of Scotland which is filled with Victorian architecture. You’ll visit Glasgow Cathedral, dedicated to St. Mungo. This cathedral is the only one to have escaped the violence of the Reformation era, and contains a memorial to later martyrs of the Reformation. Continue to your Glasgow hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 9 Oct. 14 – Return to USA
Say farewell to this rich land of kilts & castles, religion and reformation. Return to the US with an enriched faith and memories to last a lifetime!
Enhance Your Journey
Oct. 14 - Depart Glasgow on a train through England to arrive this afternoon in London. Our representative will meet you at the station and escort you on a panoramic bus tour of London before checking in to your hotel for overnight (Note: Dinners are not included in London).
Oct. 15 - The Reformation in London Begin your day at Westminster Abbey. This famous church is where the Westminster Confession of Faith was written and is the location of the graves of many of the world’s most famous people, including many of the early Kings and Queens of England. Continue to St. James Palace, where the flames of England’s Reformation found a voice in the desire for Henry VIII to have a male heir to the throne. You then head to Bunhill Fields Cemetery, known as the “Cemetery of Puritan England.” Walking through the cemetery, you will see the graves of John Bunyan - author of Pilgrim’s Progress, Isaac Watts - the noted hymn writer, Daniel Defoe - author of Robinson Crusoe, Susannah Wesley—mother of John and Charles Wesley, as well as members of the Cromwell family. The writer John Milton lived in Bunhill Row on the west side of the cemetery from 1662 until his death in 1674. Across the street, you will visit Wesleys Chapel located at the Wesley House and Museum and the location of John Wesley’s gravesite. The chapel has been the “Mother Church of Methodism” since the 18th century. Walk the grounds of the Church of St. Giles without Cripplegate. The shell of the church dates back to the 1500’s, and reformers such as John Foxe, Robert Crowley, Oliver Cromwell, and later notables such as John Milton, John Bunyan, and Daniel Defoe are connected with this church that was outside London in their day.
Oct. 16 - London On Own Enjoy exploring and shopping in London. From the British Museum to Harrod’s to the London Eye, there is something for everyone here!
Oct. 17 - Return to USA Return home with the memories of our Christian Heritage in Scotland and England!
October 6, 2020From $3848*