- All Inclusive Pricing
- First Class Hotels
- Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
- Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
- International Airfare
- Entrance and Program Fees
- Guided Tours
- Overseas Airport Transfers
- Travel Protection Plan
- Domestic Airfare
- Select Meals on Itinerary
- Taxes and Hotel Gratuities
Day 1 30 September - Depart USA
Day 2 1 October - Arrive in England
Arrive in London today. You will be met and transferred to your hotel in central London.
Day 3 2 October - London
After breakfast, attend the 8:00am service at Westminster Cathedral. Afterwards, explore the Tower of London has a fascinating (and often bloody) history. Work commenced on this riverside fortress 900 years ago, and the structure we see today was completed in the 14th Century. Today, the Tower is home to the priceless Crown Jewels and it is now possible to view them at close quarters. The White Tower, Royal Armouries and Traitor's Gate give an insight into the turbulent medieval history of the city, and the Royal Chapel is the resting place of many of the Tower's victims. Next enjoy a guided Tour of The Globe Theatre, a faithful reconstruction of Shakespeare's playhouse on London's South Bank. Enjoy a fascinating insight into the world of Shakespearian theatre hosted by one of the Globe's current actors.
Day 4 3 October - Cambridge
Journey to Walsingham and enjoy a stop in Cambridge on the way. Wander the campus at King's College Cambridge. Kings College is one of the oldest Cambridge colleges, having been founded in 1441 by Henry VI. It is also Cambridge's premier tourist attraction, due above all to its spectacular Perpendicular chapel. Arrive at the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham this afternoon and begin your time of prayer and reflection.
Day 5 4 October - Walshingham
Spend your day in prayer and reflection at the Shrine of our Lady of Walshingham.
Day 6 5 October - Norwich
This morning you spend time in Norwich, this “genuinely Old English town”. You’ll visit the Cathedral, begun in 1096. See also the monument to Julian of Norwich, the 14th century saint. Arrive in London and check in to your central hotel.
Day 7 6 October- Free Day in London or optional excursion to Canterbury Cathedral $155.00 per person
Enjoy a day on your own in London or you can choose to travel to Canterbury Cathedral. Begun in 597, the church was the leader of the Catholic worship in England for centuries. St. Thomas Becket was murdered here. The subsequent pilgrimages here inspired Chaucer to write his “Canterbury Tales”. Tour the historic Canterbury Cathedral where Thomas a Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury, was murdered by four knights of Henry II in 1170. While many of the original structures were dismantled during the Dissolution of the Monasteries, Canterbury rose again to prominence as home to French Huguenots escaping persecution and the Mayflower Compact to transport pilgrims to the new world.
Day 8 7 October - London
Marvel at St Paul's Cathedral, Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece. The cathedral is one of the most prominent of London's landmarks standing near the River Thames. Visitors can climb to the top of the dome and test the acoustics in the Whispering Gallery. Visit Westminster Abbey has played an integral part in the history of London and the UK for nearly 1000 years. This glorious building manages to retain a beauty and grace despite its diversity of architectural styles, from austere French Gothic to the complex late Perpendicular of the Henry VII Chapel. The Abbey has provided the glorious setting for every coronation since 1066 and has witnessed many other significant occasions, such as royal weddings and the funeral of Princess Diana.
Day 9 8 October - Free Day in London or optional excursion to Windsor Castle $125 per person
Enjoy a day on your own in London or you can choose to visit Windsor Castle, the traditional home of the British Monarchy. Experience the opulence of the state apartments (if open) with their fabulous collection of treasures, including works of art by Van Dyck, Rubens and Rembrandt. Visit St. George’s Chapel, the burial place of the last ten Sovereigns of the British Empire. Take advantage of some free time to explore the picturesque streets of Windsor before heading to nearby Runnymede, where the Magna Carta was signed.
Day 10 9 October - Return to the U.S.
Transfer from your hotel to Heathrow Airport for your return flight home.
Friday, September 30, 2022From $3818*