|London||Sep. 24-28, 2023||Rubens by the Palace|
|York||Sep. 29-30, 2023||The Grand York|
|Edinburgh||Oct. 1-4, 2023||Intercontinental The George|
|Dublin||Oct. 5-7, 2023||Hotel Westin|
|TOUR PACKAGES PER PERSON - LAND ONLY||PRICE|
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See below for cost details:
Regular Tour Price: $421.00 Per person
With Dublin Extension: $590 Per Person
Including Cost of Single Supplement: $590.00 Per Person
With Dublin extension & Including Cost of Single Supplement: $814.00 Per Person
On 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 Roman times. Check-in at the hotel is not until the early afternoon, you can leave your luggage with the hotel porters upon arrival. There will be leisure time for lunch on your own (a list of dining options at the hotel and in the vicinity will be provided prior to your arrival). In mid-afternoon we’ll meet for a welcome reception at the hotel before boarding our private motorcoach for the short drive to Westminster Abbey. We will attend Evensong, a celebration of worship through beautiful music. Afterwards we return to our hotel to enjoy a welcome dinner. (D)
This morning we will have a guided tour of the oldest part of London. We will visit Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece, St Paul's Cathedral. While there we will see the Crypt & Galleries. Afterwards we head to Westminster where we see from our motorcoach Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Nelson's Column, Piccadilly. We will have a guided tour of the interior of Westminster Abbey - where nearly all of England's Kings and Queens have been crowned since William the Conqueror in 1066. The afternoon is at leisure before we gather together for a unique private ‘after-public opening hours’- visit to the Cabinet War Rooms and Churchill Museum. We will have access to rooms not normally open to the general public and our visit will include a private dinner in the museum in the Harmsworth Suite. Following dinner, Dr. Mohler will provide the group with a lecture on the significant role of Sir Winston Churchill in British history. (B, D)
After breakfast we head out to the royal town of Windsor, dominated by its spectacular castle. We will visit the castle precincts, St George’s Chapel – the burial site of Henry VIII - and the royal State Apartments. At the end of our visit enjoy leisure time for lunch in this delightful royal town. Return to London where we will have a guided tour of the magnificent British Library, and view its historic collection. Leisure evening in London. (B)
Journey this morning through the English countryside of the Cotswolds, a region famed for its landscapes, fields threaded by hedgerows and with picture postcard villages. We visit the grand ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill at the magnificent Blenheim Palace house and gardens and the special exhibition about Churchill’s life told through artefacts and photographs. We will visit St. Martin’s Church in Bladon to visit Churchill’s grave. Next, we head to Oxford where we’ll have free time for lunch. Afterwards, our walking tour will introduce us to this great university city. We visit the 16th century Christ Church College, one of the most famous at the historic university of Oxford. Included are visits to the Great Hall and the tiny chapel which is in fact Oxford Cathedral. Return to London for a leisure evening and overnight. (B)
Today we visit Cambridge, famous as the seat of one of the great English universities, some colleges dating back to the 13th century. We visit the beautiful Kings College and chapel, enjoy watching the punters as they glide on the river, and explore the historic streets of Cambridge, full of book shops, cyclists, tea shops and gardens. We’ll enjoy leisure time here for lunch. We continue on with a drive to York, the city is set upon the river Ouse and is a joy for walking. Your luxury hotel, The Grand York, is nestled within the city walls, walking distance to all the restaurants and sites of York. (B,D)
We will have a walking tour of York, one of England's most interesting ancient cities. We’ll have a guided tour of the historic Minster with its beautiful medieval stained-glass windows, and marvel at the narrow-cobbled streets called the 'shambles'. There will be time at leisure to enjoy York - a city full of history, delightful shops, the famous Betty’s Tea Room, not to mention its numerous superb museums - the York Art Gallery, Jorvik Viking Museum, the Castle Museum and National Railway Museum. You will have the opportunity take a walk along the medieval walls that encircle the city. Enjoy an evening at leisure in York. We leave our luggage out for it to be transported early morning directly to Edinburgh (B)
In the morning we will enjoy a guided tour of the city. See the unique old town, the Royal Mile with its tall houses dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. Visit ancient Edinburgh Castle ‑ perched high above the city, it is a natural and romantic fortress, with views over the whole city and the Firth of Forth. We visit St Giles Cathedral at midday. We also tour the 'new' town, a fine Georgian architectural creation of wide streets, garden squares and sweeping crescents. The afternoon is either at leisure or there is the opportunity to join an optional tour to the Palace of Holyrood House and the John Knox House. (B)
In the morning we board our private motorcoach for the delightful journey to St Andrews. Here we enjoy a guided tour of the city taking in the ruins of the ancient castle of St Andrews with its spectacular views out across the North Sea. We also visit the medieval ruins of St Andrews Cathedral. In the afternoon there will be a choice between two tours – a guided tour of the famous home of golf, the St Andrews Old Course, or a visit to the ancient St Andrew’s University, the oldest in Scotland. At the conclusion of our day at St. Andrews we return to Edinburgh for an evening at leisure. (B)
Today is at leisure to enjoy this beautiful and unique UNESCO world heritage city. Enjoy the shopping along Princes Street or George Street, explore the gardens and parks, and enjoy the world-class galleries such as the National Gallery of Scotland or the National Museum of Scotland. At the end of the afternoon we attend a lecture with Dr Mohler at historic New College, and then a memorable farewell dinner together at a traditional Scottish restaurant in the West End of Edinburgh’s city centre. (B, D)
Enjoy your short flight from Edinburgh to Dublin accompanied by your Wilcox tour manager. Upon arrival into the capital of Ireland, you will be taken by motorcoach to your luxury hotel in the heart of Dublin, for your 3 night stay. This afternoon enjoy a guided walking tour of the most beautiful Georgian enclave around famed Trinity College Dublin. Included will be a visit to the ancient Old Library and a visit to the Book of Kells exhibition. Remainder of the day is yours to enjoy, shopping or exploring in the heart of this beautiful city. (B)
Meet your local Dublin guide this morning for a guided tour of the city. You will delve into the history of the city and see iconic sites such as the Ha’penny Bridge and O’Connell Street, view the state apartments of Dublin Castle and visit historic St Patrick’s Cathedral. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy in this beautiful city with its wonderful shopping, charming streets and squares. (B)
This morning we head out of Dublin by private motorcoach to the heart of County Wicklow. The region is known as the garden of Ireland and is famed for its lush, rich green landscapes and spectacular Wicklow Mountains. We will stop to visit the 6th century monastic site at Glendalough, including the round tower and St. Kevin’s Kitchen. Return to Dublin for a final free afternoon to enjoy the city before a farewell dinner together at a local restaurant. (B, D)
This morning we say farewell to Dublin and Ireland as we are taken by private motorcoach to Dublin airport for our return flight to the US.