Great Britain Tour 2019

ENGLAND & SCOTLAND

10 Day Tour Featuring
Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr.
Sep. 28 - Oct. 08, 2019
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Featuring Dr. Albert Mohler Jr.

R. Albert Mohler Jr.

R. Albert
Mohler Jr.

President, Southern Seminary

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R. Albert Mohler Jr. has been recognized as a leader among American evangelicals. Time.com has called him the “reigning intellectual of the evangelical movement in the U.S.” Read more

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Itinerary

Day 01 – Sat. Sep. 28 – Depart USA
Day 02 – Sun. Sep. 29 – Arrive to London
Day 03 – Mon. Sep. 30 – London
Day 04 – Tue. Oct. 01 – London / Oxford
Day 05 – Wed. Oct. 02 – London
Day 06 – Thu. Oct. 03 – London / Cambridge / York
Day 07 – Fri. Oct. 04 – York
Day 08 – Sat. Oct. 05 – York / Durham
Day 09 – Sun. Oct. 06 – York / Edinburgh
Day 10 – Mon. Oct. 07 – Edinburgh
Day 11 – Tue. Oct. 08 – Depart Edinburgh

 

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Inclusions

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

• Superior First Class & Deluxe (4 & 5 star) hotel accommodations throughout (9 nights):

London 4 nights The Rubens at the Palace Includes English breakfast
Oxford 1 night Principal Oxford Spires Includes English breakfast
York 2 nights The Grand York Includes English breakfast
Edinburgh 2 nights Principal EdinburghGeorge Street Includes English breakfast

• 4 Dinners with special farewell dinner in Edinburgh.
• Daily sightseeing per itinerary by private luxury motor coach with qualified driver.
• Licensed professional Tour Manager from arrival at London Heathrow airport until departure from Edinburgh on Day 11.
• Entrance fees to all sightseeing, including Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London, Blenheim Palace & Gardens, St. Giles Cathedral, and Edinburgh Castle.
• Tipping to hotel and restaurant personnel, porters, drivers, and guides.
• Transfers during select window of time (arrival/departure) and porterage at hotels (one suitcase per person).
• Wilcox World Travel and Tours flight bag.

NOT INCLUDED

• Flights from/to the USA.
• Airport / hotel transfers if not arriving within 2 hour window of main arrival/departure.
• Single Supplement for room accommodations: $1,520.00.
• Beverages with meals, or meals not specifically mentioned on itinerary.
• Insurance: Travel, baggage, trip cancellation, etc. – cost is $325.00 per person.
• Passports.
• Personal items purchased while traveling.

Full Itinerary

DAY 01 – SAT. SEP. 28 – DEPART USA

DAY 02 – SUN. SEP. 29 – ARRIVE LONDON
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. As 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 available options at the hotel and in the vicinity will be provided prior to your arrival). Around 2:00 p.m. we’ll walk from the hotel to our first visit, one of London’s most important and colourful sites – Queen Elizabeth II’s Buckingham Palace. We’re very fortunate to be able to visit, given it is only open for a short time in the summer months, and this is the very last day it’s open for the year. You will explore the state rooms, the rich royal collections of furniture and paintings and the gardens. This evening enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel. (D)

DAY 03 – MON. SEP. 30 – LONDON
In the morning we head out to 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 – colorful and resplendent with rich furnishings , tapestry and heraldry . In the afternoon we drive back to London to Westminster where we see Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Nelson’s Column, Piccadilly, and visit 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. (B)

DAY 04 – TUE. OCT. 01 – 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 with picture postcard villages carved out of honey coloured stone. We visit the grand historic ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill at the truly magnificent Blenheim Palace. We will visit the church, grave, house and gardens and the special exhibition about Churchill’s life told through artefacts and photographs. Afterwards we head to Oxford where we’ll have free time for lunch. Afterwards, our walking tour introduces 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 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)

DAY 05 – WED. OCT. 02 – LONDON
This morning we will have a guided tour of the oldest part of London, the ‘City’, whose foundation was originally a Celtic fishing village which was expanded by the Romans nearly 2000 years ago. We visit The Tower of London, a fortress dating back to the 11th century and scene of prison and place of execution even to Kings and Queens. See the White Tower and the Jewel House, which houses the amazing Crown Jewels. Afterwards you will visit Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece, St Paul’s Cathedral, the iconic emblem dominates the London skyline and survived the London blitz of WWII. We’ll also visit the Crypt & Galleries. Continue to the famous cemetery close by, an oasis of green just north of the City – Bunhill Fields is a historic and important cemetery in London, 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 / CAMBRIDGE / YORK
Today we visit Cambridge, famous as the seat of one of the great English universities, some colleges dating back to the 13th century. Walking through the classically beautiful colleges will inspire as much as their peaceful and green surroundings – called the ‘Backs’ – set on the river Cam. We visit the beautiful Kings College and chapel. We enjoy watching the punters on the river as they glide through the water and explore the historic streets of Cambridge, full of book shops, cyclists, tea shops and gardens. We’ll enjoy leisure time here for lunch and later in the afternoon we 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 coloured stonework and stained-glass windows with a superb Norman nave and transepts and a wonderful East End which was rebuilt in Decorated Gothic style. A highlight is our visit to the Lady Chapel as well as the 14th century masterpiece, the Octogon. 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. We continue on with a drive to York, the city is set upon the river Ouse and is a joy to walk around – your luxury hotel is nestled within the city walls, walking distance to all the sites of York . Dinner at a local restaurant in York or at the hotel. (B&D)

DAY 07 – FRI. OCT. 04 – YORK
We will have a walking tour of York which is one of England’s most interesting ancient cities.

We will see the fine 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 amazing Betty’s tea rooms not to mention its numerous superb museums – the York Art Gallery, Jorvik Viking Museum, the Castle Museum and 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 08 – SAT. OCT. 05 – YORK / DURHAM
This morning we enjoy a scenic drive through the North York Moors National Park, an upland area in North Yorkshire, containing one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the United Kingdom. We make a stop in Durham and visit its unique and historic cathedral that overlooks the whole city. We’ll have time for lunch and some time at leisure to explore Durham before returning back to York for an evening of leisure. (B)

DAY 09 – SUN. OCT. 06 – YORK / EDINBURGH
We leave York this morning bound for Scotland. Our journey will take us through the Northumberland National Park which stretches from just south of Hadrian’s Wall to the Scottish border. The region is renowned for its wild and open landscapes and for its dark skies – some of the best in the UK for stargazing. The stunning scenery takes in the solitude of the Cheviot Hills, picturesque valleys, woodlands, moorlands and beautiful hay meadows. We continue into the lowlands, through the moorlands of the Scottish countryside to Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland and UNESCO World Heritage city. Dinner and overnight at our hotel in Edinburgh. (B&D)

DAY 10 – MON. 0CT. 07 – EDINBURGH
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 attend the daily weekday worship service at historic St Giles Cathedral at midday. We 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 Princes Street or George Street or visiting the fine museums or just enjoying the unique ambience of this UNESCO World Heritage city. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner before our final overnight. (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)

Pre-Tour Option

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Ligonier Regional Conference London 2019
September 27-28, 2019

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Ligonier Regional Conference London 2019
Dates: September 27-28, 2019

THEME: THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD

Jesus Christ has told us that He is the light of the world, and if we follow Him, we will not walk in darkness. Yet He has also told us that Christians are the light of the world. Christ has redeemed us and caused His light to shine in our hearts, so that we too might shine forth in the midst of darkness. In order to grow in Christ and become more effective as His servants, we must know the essential truths about Christ and what it means to live the Christian life. This conference will present core truths of the Christian faith in order to equip believers to shine as lights in this world.

SPEAKERS
Albert Mohler
Alistair Begg
Sinclair Ferguson
Burk Parsons
Michael Reeves

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CONFERENCE HOTEL
Nights of Sep. 27 & 28, 2019
The Rubens at the Palace

2 Night Package – Nights of Sep. 27 & 28
USD $455 per person (Double Occupancy)
Includes two nights hotel accomodations, VAT and full English breakfast.

2 Night package – Nights of Sep. 27&28
USD $860 (Single Occupancy)

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