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Trinity by the Cove Episcopal Church Youth
A Pilgrimage to Scotland and England

Led by:

The Rev. Edward Gleason
Trinity by the Cove Episcopal Church
Naples, FL

March 30 – April 8, 2012

Trip map

DAY 1: Friday, March 30, 2012 - Depart from Miami, FL for flight to London where you will connect for your continuing service into Edinburgh, Scotland. M

DAY 2: Saturday, March 31, 2012 - We will arrive in Edinburgh where we will meet our driver and guide drive into Edinburgh for a panoramic tour of the city.  We will have some time to explore on our own before meeting for a welcome dinner and overnight in Edinburgh. MD

DAY 3: Sunday, April 1, 2012 - Today we explore the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh.  We will visit Edinburgh Castle where we will see St. Margaret’s Chapel, the oldest surviving building in Edinburgh.  We will drive along the Royal Mile and see the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official residence of the queen when she is in Scotland.  We will continue south today and stop at Melrose Abbey, founded by Aidan and where Cuthbert went when he began his monastic life.  We continue to Berwick-upon-Tweed where we will have dinner and overnight. B

DAY 4: Monday, April 2, 2012 - We travel to Holy Island, Lindisfarne where Aidan also founded a monastery in AD 635.  The monastery became famous for its greatest abbot, Cuthbert, whose work made Lindisfarne one of the foremost centers of learning in Christendom.  We will cross a causeway from the mainland to reach the island where religious history dates from the beginning of Christianity in England.  We visit Lindisfarne Castle and Lindisfarne Priory.  We visit the Lindisfarne Centre to enjoy the interactive exhibit of the famous Lindisfarne Gospels which now reside in the British Museum in London.  There will be time for prayer and meditation at the Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin, parts of which date back to the 7th century.  We will celebrate Holy Eucharist here at the church and return to Berwick-upon-Tweed for dinner and overnight. B

DAY 5: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - We travel to Durham, once the capital of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Northumbria and now a thriving university town.  We will visit Durham Cathedral, begun in the 10th century and now admired by historians and architects from all over the world.  We will see the bishop’s throne, the Sanctuary Knocker, and the tomb of Bishop Hatfield.  In stark contrast to the opulent tomb of the bishop is the delicate and intricate stonework of the Shrine of St. Cuthbert behind the high altar.  We will also visit the tomb of St. Bede before we attend Evensong at the cathedral.  Dinner and overnight Durham. BD

DAY 6: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - We travel to Hexham, the historic market town which is known as the gateway to Hadrians Wall.  We will visit Hexham Abbey here which has been a place of peaceful worship for over 1300 years.  We explore Hadrian’s Wall by beginning at the Roman Army Museum at the garrison fort of Carvoran.  The 73 miles of the wall are reinforced by a “milecastle” or small forts and each third of a mile by a turret.  We will return to Durham for dinner and overnight. BD

DAY 7: Thursday, April 5, 2012 - Today we will travel to York where we will enjoy a walking tour.  The many layers of York’s history that we will see include Roman, Viking, Norman, and Plantagenet.  We will see York Minster, the largest Gothic church in England and seat of the Archbishop of York, second only to the Archbishop of Canterbury in the hierarchy of the Church of England.  The tour will include The Shambles, a perfectly preserved medieval street with half-timbered stores and houses.  We will participate in the Maundy Thursday service at York Cathedral.  Dinner and overnight York. BD

DAY 8: Friday, April 7, 2012 - We will go to Whitby for a visit to Whitby Abbey, founded by St. Hilda in AD 657.  Caedmon, the first identifiable poet of the English language, was a monk here.  The Abbey was the site of the Synod of Whitby where the Roman and Celtic churches met for the first time to discuss their respective religions.  We participate in a Good Friday service in Whitby and return to York for dinner and overnight. BD

DAY 9: Saturday, April 7, 2012 - We have the opportunity to take a peek at the beautiful Yorkshire Dales as we travel to Manchester.  We visit the Emily Bronte’ Museum to discover the fascinating history of the Bronte’s lives and their Parsonage home and step back in time and explore Haowrth’s remarkable churchyard and the village’s Main Street as the Bronte’s would have known it in the early nineteenth century.  We continue to Manchester where we observe the Easter Vigil.  Dinner and overnight Manchester. B

DAY 10: Sunday, April 8, 2012 - We travel to the Manchester Airport where we will bid our driver and guide goodbye, and board our return flight to the U.S. connecting in London and arriving to Miami this afternoon. BD

Price: $2,799.00  Price is based on double occupancy without airline taxes and fuel surcharges.  Roundtrip air from Miami, FL.  Air transportation available from other cities.  Single Supplement $329.00.

* Pricing is based on double occupancy and excludes airline taxes and fuel surcharges which are currently $585.45 and may change.  These will be added to the final invoice.

** The price is not guaranteed and may change due to the fluctuation of the British Pound and the US dollar.  We make every effort to avoid any increase and will only do so if the value of the dollar falls against the British Pound.  Your pricing was based on the exchange rate of $1.61 to the British Pound.**

Final payment due December 14, 2011.

Cancellation Penalties
◊ October 6 to December 14, 2011:  $100.00 plus any unrecoverable fees.
◊ December 15, 2011 to January 14, 2012:  $200.00 plus any unrecoverable fees.
◊ January 15, 2012 or later:  NO REFUND

Meals: B Breakfast, L Lunch, D Dinner, M Meals on Aircraft

The itinerary is subject to change due to local conditions or at the discretion and direction of the leader or guide.

$200.00 per person deposit due with application by October 5, 2011.