190928 – 10 Day Tour Featuring Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr.

$300.00

 

September 28 – October 08, 2019

$4,999.00 Per Person Land Only Based on Double Occupancy

 

Description

   Destination:  GREAT BRITAIN
   England & Scotland
   September 28th — October 08th 2019

                                   


Visit www.sbts.edu/britain-tour/ and confirm, at registration, your hotel in London for the Ligonier Conference. Register for the conference itself, separately via Ligonier at: www.ligonier.org/events/2019-regional-conference-london

 

***Note: Fill out registration form after making deposit payment. You are not registered for the tour until we receive your registration details.***

GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS

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 For more details and to register please go to www.sbts.edu/britain-tour/ or for questions call 828-210-8138. E-mail: tourinfo@wilcoxtravel.com

 

GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS

Itinerary

DAY 01 – SAT. SEP. 28 – DEPART USA

DAY 02 – SUN. SEP. 29 – ARRIVE LONDON – Upon arrival at the London airport you will be greeted by your Wilcox tour manager and travel by private coach into London. One of the world’s great cities, London blends the joys of a modern millennium city with a rich history dating back to the Roman empire. Prior to check-in at the hotel, you will have the opportunity to visit one of London’s most important and colorful sites: Queen Elizabeth II’s Buckingham Palace. You will explore the state rooms, the rich royal collections of furniture and paintings, and the royal gardens. This evening enjoy a special welcome dinner. (D)

DAY 03 – MON. SEP. 30 – LONDON – In the morning we will depart for the royal town of Windsor, dominated by its spectacular castle. We will visit the castle precincts, St George’s Chapel, and the sumptuous royal State Apartments resplendent with rich furnishings, tapestry and heraldry. In the afternoon we will return to London to visit Westminster where we see Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Nelson’s Column, and Piccadilly. We will also enjoy a guided visit through the glorious Westminster Abbey – where nearly all of England’s Kings and Queens have been crowned since William the Conqueror in 1066. At the end of our guided visit we will attend Evensong, a celebration of worship through beautiful music. Leisure evening in London.

DAY 04 – TUE. OCT. 01 – LONDON – (CAMBRIDGE & ELY)- Today we will visit Ely and Cambridge. Cambridge is the famous seat of one of the great English Universities, some colleges dating as far back as the 13th century. Walking through the beautiful classical colleges will inspire as much as their peaceful and green surroundings known as the ‘Backs’ – set on the river Cam. We will visit the beautiful Kings College and chapel. We will enjoy watching the punters on the river as they glide through the water and explore the historic streets of Cambridge, with its book shops, cyclists, tea shops and gardens. In the afternoon we will visit Ely – a place of worship since St. Ethelreda, a Saxon queen, founded a religious community here in the 7th century. Ely Cathedral has rich colored stonework and stained glass windows boasts a superb Norman nave and transepts and a wonderful East End which was rebuilt in the Gothic style. A highlight is our visit to the Lady Chapel as well as the 14th century masterpiece, the Octagon. The central octagonal tower, with its vast internal open space and its pinnacles and lantern above, forms the most distinctive and celebrated feature of the cathedral. Return to London for an evening at leisure.(B)

DAY 05 – WED. OCT. 02 – LONDON – This morning we will have a guided tour of the oldest part of London, known as the ‘City’, whose foundation was originally a Celtic fishing village later expanded by the Romans nearly 2000 years ago. We will visit The Tower of London, a fortress dating back to the 11th century and site of prison and place of execution even to kings and queens. See the White Tower and the Jewel House, which houses the stunning crown jewels. Afterwards you will visit Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece, St Paul’s Cathedral. This iconic emblem dominates the London skyline and survived the London blitz of WWII. Continue to the famous cemetery close by, an oasis of green just north of the city, known as Bunhill Fields. Bunhill Fields boasts unique historic significance, and is the last resting place of Protestant non-conformists including Sir Isaac Newton, John Bunyan and Susannah Wesley. Evening at leisure in London.(B)

DAY 06 – THU. OCT. 03 – LONDON / OXFORD – Journey this morning through the quintessential English countryside of the Cotswolds, a region famed for its green and gold landscapes, fields threaded by hedgerows and picture postcard villages carved out of honey colored stone. We will visit the grand historic ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill at the truly magnificent Blenheim Palace. We will visit the house and gardens and the special exhibition about Churchill’s life, told through artifacts and photographs. From Blenheim Palace, we will transition to Oxford. Our guided tour will introduce us to this great university city, known as the “city of the dreaming spires” due to the plethora of spires, pinnacles and cupolas that dominate its skyline. We will visit the 16th century Christ Church College, one of the most famous at the historic colleges of the University of Oxford. Included are visits to the Great Hall and the tiny chapel which is in fact Oxford Cathedral. Enjoy leisure evening and overnight in Oxford.(B)

DAY 07 – FRI. OCT. 04 – OXFORD / YORK – Today we journey to one of England’s most fascinating and perfectly preserved historic cities: York. Our journey will take us through the Derbyshire Peak District, one of England’s most scenic drives, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We will stop at the heart of the peak district to visit Bakewell, an utterly delightful and picturesque market town. Leisure time for lunch which must include the famed Bakewell pudding. After lunch we will continue to York. The city is set upon the river Ouse and is a joy to explore. Your luxury hotel is nestled within the city walls, walking distance to all the sites of York. Dinner at a local restaurant in York. (B&D)

DAY 08 – SAT. OCT. 05 – YORK – We will have a walking tour of York, which is one of England’s most interesting ancient cities. We will see the fine York Minster with its beautiful medieval stained-glass windows and marvel at the narrow cobbled streets called the ‘shambles’. Enjoy some leisure time to explore York – a city full of history, delightful shops, the amazing Betty’s tea rooms and numerous superb museums such as the York Art Gallery, Jorvik Viking Museum, the Castle Museum and the National Railway Museum. For those with a head for heights and a love of steps you may also take a walk around the historic city walls that encircle the city. Enjoy an evening at leisure in York. (B)

DAY 09 – SUN. OCT. 06 – YORK / DURHAM / EDINBURGH –  Enjoy a scenic drive through the wild and beautiful landscapes of the Northumberland National Park. We will stop in Durham to visit its unique and historic cathedral that overlooks the whole city. From Durham, we will continue over the border into Scotland and arrive at one of Europe’s most beautiful cities: Edinburgh. Dinner and overnight at our hotel in Edinburgh. (B&D)

DAY 10 – MON. OCT. 07 – EDINBURGH – In the morning we will enjoy a guided tour of the city. See the unique old town and the Royal Mile, with its tall houses dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. Visit the ancient, romantic fortress of Edinburgh Castle, perched high above the city, with panoramic views of Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth. We will attend the weekly worship service at historic St Giles Cathedral at midday. We will also see the ‘new’ town, a fine Georgian architectural creation of wide streets, garden squares and sweeping crescents. After our afternoon visit to Greyfriars Kirk the remainder of the afternoon is at leisure to enjoy shopping along Princess Street, and George Street, visiting the fine museums, or just enjoying the unique ambiance of Edinburgh. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner. (B&D)

DAY 11 – TUE. OCT. 08 – DEPART EDINBURGH –  After breakfast you will be transported to the airport for your return flight to the USA. (B)

 

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