Following Our Anglican Heritage in England | April 11,2024
Join us and follow Our Anglican Heritage in England starting at $3698 from New York on April 11, 2024. You will see Canterbury Cathedral, Cambridge University, the White Horse Inn, Cambridge’s Sidney Sussex College, King’s College chapel, Boston, St. Boltoph’s Church, Lutterworth, Coventry, Oxford, Bourton-on-the-Water, Runnymede, and more.
- All Inclusive Pricing
- First Class Hotels
- Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
- Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
- Entrance and Program Fees
- Guided Tours
- International Airfare from NY
- Select Meals on Itinerary
Day 1 April 11 Depart the USA
Your journey begins when you depart on your international overnight flight to England.
Day 2 April 12 – Arrive in England / Canterbury
Welcome to London! Our representative will greet and escort you to your bus. You’ll drive to Canterbury, the ecclesiastical capital of England. Tour the historic Canterbury Cathedral where Thomas à 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 local legend says the signing to hire the Mayflower to take pilgrims to the new world took place in Canterbury. Check into your hotel for dinner and overnight. (B, D)
Day 3 April 13 – Cambridge
Journey north to Cambridge University, which was founded in 1209 by a small group of masters and students fleeing from riot-torn Oxford. Early reformers like William Tyndale attended Cambridge, and at the White Horse Inn, a group of men introduced concepts from the German Reformation to England. Cambridge’s Sidney Sussex College produced Oliver Cromwell, leader of both Protestant and Republican reforms in England. Visit King’s College chapel to see Rubens’ breathtaking Adoration of the Magi. Check into your hotel for dinner and overnight. (B, D)
Day 4 April 14 – Boston / Lutterworth / Coventry
This morning’s first stop is Boston, birthplace of John Foxe and home to St. Boltoph’s Church, built in 1319. In 1607, Puritan leaders (then known as Separatists) were held at Boston’s Guildhall for dissent from the Church of England and trying to depart for Holland in search of freedom of worship. Travel on to Lutterworth, where John Wycliffe served at the Parish Church of St. Mary while translating the Bible into the English language. Today’s final stop is Coventry, the city almost nearly destroyed by German bombers in 1940. When the city was rebuilt, it chose to leave the charred remains of the old Coventry Cathedral next to the new modern one, and together they stand as a tribute to the indomitable spirit of the British people. Tonight, join the people of Coventry Cathedral for Evensong. Check into your hotel for dinner and overnight. (B, D)
Day 5 April 15 – Oxford
This morning, you’ll explore the city of Oxford and see some of the colleges here. You will tour Christ Church College, one of the 39 colleges that are a part of Oxford University. You will also visit the beautiful Christ Church Cathedral, which houses beautiful paintings and is home to Great Tom, an 18,000-pound bell, which rings every night at 9:05, signaling the closing of the college gates. William Tyndale earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Magdalen Hall (Hertford College) in 1512. He left for London in 1523 to seek permission to translate the Bible into English. You will visit the Sheldonian Theater, where scholars have graduated or been granted honorary degrees since 1669. See also the Bodleian Library and the Radcliffe Camera. You will see other famous landmarks such as the Bridge of Sighs and the Martyr’s Memorial. Check into your hotel for overnight. Dinner not included.(B)
Day 6 April 16 – Bourton-on-the-Water / Runnymede / London
Enjoy a scenic drive through the charming villages of the Cotswolds, where honey colored cottages cluster together in secluded valleys. Enjoy a visit to Bourton-on-the-Water, one of the most visited Cotswold villages. You will head to Runnymede, where the Magna Carta was signed. Continue to London, where your local tour guide will take you on a panoramic sightseeing tour of the city before stopping at St. Paul’s Cathedral. Attend St. Paul’s Cathedral Evensong service if available. Check into your London Hotel. Dinner not included. (B)
Day 7 April 17 – London
Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress (which contains the Tower of London) stands on the banks of the Thames River in the heart of London. William the Conqueror originally began construction in 1078, and although this historic castle was not originally intended to be a prison, it once held kings, queens, religious leaders, children and even Nazi Rudolf Hess. Reformers such as Sir John Oldcastle were imprisoned here during the repression of the Lollards in the 1400’s. Then, proceed to Westminster Abbey. The Westminster Confession of Faith was written here, and the abbey contains the graves of many famous people, including England’s early kings and queens. Enjoy some free time to walk around this area of London before returning to your hotel. Dinner not included.
Day 8 April 18 – Return to the USA or Enjoy an Extension in London or Wales
Return home with memories of the people of your Anglican heritage and their sacrifices made or stay on for two more days on your own in London or enjoy the Wales extension.
Enhance Your Journey
London On Your Own Extension:
Enjoy two days in London on your own to explore and shop. From West End musicals to museums to history to Picadilly Circus - the list goes on. Hotel, breakfast, and a two-day London Pass provided.
April 18 & 19- Time on Your Own
During these days, you have the city at your feet to explore and shop. Breakfast and hotel included.
April 20 - Return to the USA
Return home with memories to last a lifetime!
April 18 - Stonehenge / Tintern Abbey / Chepstow Castle / Cardiff
Today, journey to the mystery of ancient Stonehenge. Experience their new welcome center, and then you can choose to walk or ride a tram (at additional cost) to see this UNESCO Heritage Site. Walk among the ruins of Tintern Abbey, whose roofless walls bathe the interior with sunlight. It is one of the most picturesque ruins in Wales. See Chepstow Castle, built by the Normans in 1067 on the frontier of England and Wales. Finish the day in Cardiff, Wales, the capital city. (B, D)
April 19 - Cardiff Castle / Brecon Beacons National Park / Brecon
This morning, visit Cardiff Castle, where a stronghold has existed since Roman times. Its towers and gardens are a journey through Wales and English history. Drive through a portion of Brecon Beacons National Park, home to the Black Mountains and Marshes. Dinner and overnight in Brecon. (B, D)
April 20 - Snowdonia National Park / Ffestiniog Railway / Liverpool
Drive through Snowdonia National Park, home to the tallest mountain in Wales (Snowdon). Enjoy a visit to the Ffestiniog Railway. Finish your day in Liverpool for dinner and overnight. (B, D)
April 21 - Liverpool / Beatles Museum / Manchester
Enjoy a tour of the city and visit the Beatles Museum, dedicated to the Fab Four and their music of the 1960’s. Finish your day at your hotel in Manchester for dinner and overnight. (B, D)
April 22 - Return to the USA
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