August 22-September 1, 2009 8 Days $2795 Land Only
ENGLAND / SCOTLAND
THE GREAT AWAKENING TOUR
John Wesley • George Whitefield • John Knox • C.S. Lewis
An Unforgettable Christian Tour of England and Scotland
This memorable journey through England and Scotland brings the great revivalist preachers to life! On this tour you'll
discover the powerful impact preachers like John Wesley and George Whitefield had on the believers of
their time. Our tour begins in the great city of London where sightseeing highlights include a day devoted to John Wesley's London. We'll drive through the serene English countryside to the picturesque university city of Oxford and the ancient Roman town of Bath. We'll continue on to charming, medieval York and then to Scotland—where
we'll discover the land of Reformer John Knox during a Reformation tour of lovely Edinburgh. Our final day will be
spent exploring the magnificent Stirling Castle. This is truly the best two weeks Great Britain has to offer!
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Saturday, August 22, 2009 • London
We are greeted upon arrival in London and transferred to our hotel. We have time to relax before enjoying an orientation tour of this lively and historical city. See the highlights of London, including Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and Houses of Parliament.
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Sunday, August 23, 2009 • London
This morning we attend church at Wesley’s Chapel. After service enjoy fellowship and a guided tour of the Museum of Methodism, Wesley’s Home and his gravesite. John Wesley, founder of the Methodist Church, has been called the most influential Protestant leader since the Reformation. Visit Bunhill Fields Cemetery, where Wesley’s mother, Susanna, and many other well known Christians are buried. Our final stop is Aldersgate Street to see the Aldersgate Memorial, where Wesley experienced his conversion in 1738. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore more of London. Tonight, you may choose to enjoy a theatrical production in London’s famous theater district. B/L
Monday, August 24, 2009 • London
We begin this morning with a visit to the magnificent Westminster Abbey. The rest of the day is yours to discover more of this fascinating city. You may choose to visit the Tower of London to see the exquisite Crown Jewels, experience outstanding museums, or spend the afternoon shopping. B
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
London • Oxford • Stonehenge • Bath
This morning we get an early start for Oxford—a city rich in Christian history. Much of today is devoted to the sights of the beloved Christian author C.S. Lewis. We begin by visiting Lewis’ former home, The Kilns (if available). Next, visit Holy Trinity Church where he’s buried, and break for lunch at The Eagle and Child Pub where Lewis had many discussions with his group “The Inklings.” Our tour also includes Magdalen College, where he taught for nearly thirty years. We tour Christ Church College and Cathedral,
where John and Charles Wesley studied. Late this afternoon we continue on to the regal city of Bath. On the way we stop at Stonehenge to visit this amazing ancient sight. (Bath-2 nights) B/D
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 • Bath
Bath is graced with magnificent Georgian architecture, elegant shops, and lovely cafes—all of which we enjoy on our walking tour this morning. Visit the Roman Baths and Museum for which the city is famous along with the Pump Room. After lunch, you have the rest of the day to explore this beautiful city on your own. B
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Bath • Bristol • Gloucester
This morning we head to Bristol—a center of evangelical Christianity during the 18th and 19th centuries. Visit John Wesley’s Chapel—“The New Room,” the oldest Methodist meeting house in Britain. The chapel is now a fascinating museum. We also visit Charles Wesley’s House where he wrote some of his 7,000 hymns. Later, we drive
to Gloucester where the fiery George Whitefield was born and later began to preach. When he was 22 years old, Whitefield was the foremost figure in a religious movement called The Great Awakening—bringing a spiritual rebirth across Britain and the American colonies. This afternoon we visit St. Mary de Crypt Church where Whitefield was baptized and later preached his first sermon. We also visit Gloucester Cathedral—an architectural gem and the place where this great preacher was ordained into the ministry. We have dinner together at The Bell Inn Restaurant, the birthplace of
Whitefield. (Gloucester-1 night) B/D
Friday, August 28, 2009 • Gloucester • York
This morning we drive through the heart of England to the ancient city of York. We take a walking tour that introduces us to the city’s Christian heritage. The largest medieval cathedral in Northern Europe—York Minster—is our first stop. We visit Clifford’s Tower, a site of pilgrimage for Jewish visitors, then walk through the Shambles and along a portion of the ancient walls that enclose the old city. (York-1 night) B/D
Saturday, August 29, 2009 • Edinburgh
This morning we visit one of the best-preserved segments of the 1,800 year-old Hadrian’s Wall. The wall was built by the Romans when England was part of their empire. It was to prevent military raids by tribes living in what is now Scotland. Visit Housesteads Fort Museum before continuing on to the beautiful capital city of Edinburgh, Scotland to visit one of the most famous castles in all of Britain—Edinburgh Castle. (Edinburgh, 3 nights) B/D
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Today is devoted to Edinburgh’s Reformation history. Visit St. Giles Church—it was from this pulpit that John Knox (1514-1572) spent most of his Reformation years preaching. At the time, no country in Europe had greater religious corruption than Scotland. The nation was transformed through Bible preaching, particularly by three courageous men—Patrick Hamilton, George Wishart and John Knox. Later, visit the John Knox House and Holyrood Palace—the Queen’s official Scottish residence. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to explore one of Europe’s most lovely cities. Enjoy shopping or visiting some of the best museums in Great Britain. B
Monday, August 31, 2009 • Edinburgh
After breakfast we drive to the fringes of the Scottish Highlands to Stirling to visit its magnificent castle. Stirling Castle dominated Scottish history for centuries and now remains one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture in the country. We continue enjoying beautiful scenery as we travel into the lowlands and visit the “bonny banks” of Loch Lomond. We see Aberfoyle and Bannockburn (site of Robert Bruce’s victory in 1314 before we head back to Edinburgh). This evening we enjoy our farewell dinner and a time of reflection on the tremendous impact the great revivalist preachers had on Britain—and ultimately—our own great nation. B/D
Tuesday, September 1, 2009 • Edinburgh
This morning we depart from Edinburgh for our return flights to the USA. B
*Itinerary specifics subject to change
On a Journeys of Faith Tour you'll stay in lovely superior three-star and moderate four-star hotels.
All custom tour groups choose their own hotel categories based on their group budget.
These are some examples of the type of accommodations we use. Each hotel is chosen for its quality,
amenities, and location. Whenever possible, we choose lovely European style hotels in town centers,
to make it easy for you to explore on your free time and so that you may experience travel as the
locals do. We believe traveling this way will greatly enrich your journey.
Please contact us by phone at 816.261.0258 or by email if you are interested in this tour. We look forward to hearing from you!