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Trinity by the Cove Episcopal Church Youth

A Pilgrimage to England and France

Led by:

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

March 13 – 22, 2015

Trip map

DAY 1: Friday, March 13, 2015 - Depart the United States on a wide-body jet for an overnight trans-Atlantic flight M

DAY 2: Saturday, March 14, 2015 - Arrive at London Heathrow Airport and meet our driver and guide.  We will take a guided panoramic sightseeing tour.  We will see Buckingham Palace, home of the Queen, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.  We see Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, which is guarded by the Beefeaters and contains the crown jewels, and Westminster Abbey, site of the coronations of Britain’s royalty.  In the afternoon, we will check into our hotel and enjoy a “welcome to England” dinner. D

DAY 3: Sunday, March 15, 2015 - We attend church at St. Paul’s Cathedral, the great Gothic building which was designed by Sir Christopher Wren to replace the medieval cathedral destroyed in the fire of 1666.  The crypt here contains the tombs of Admiral Nelson and the Duke of Wellington.  We will tour Westminster Abbey and then depart for Oxford.  Dinner and overnight Oxford. BD

DAY 4: Monday, March 16, 2015 - We have a morning in Oxford visiting University Church of St. Mary the Virgin and some of the colleges and then depart to St. Margaret Bensey to see treacle well.  We then travel through the scenic English countryside visiting St. Mary the Virgin Drayton Beuchamp, the church of Richard Hooker, St. Peter & St. Paul Olney, the church of John Newton.  We return to London for our dinner and overnight. BD

DAY 5: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - Take the chunnel (with a packed breakfast) to Calais and board our bus and travel south to Amiens, where, in 334, St. Martin of Tours was baptized and shared his cloak with a naked beggar at the gates of Amiens.  We enjoy a walking tour including Amiens Cathedral, the tallest complete cathedral in France.  Dinner and overnight Amiens. BD

DAY 6: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - This morning we visit Rouen on our way to BayeuxRouen is known for its Notre Dame Cathedral, with its Tour de Beurre (butter tower) which was financed by the sale of indulgences for the consumption of butter during Lent.  The cathedral's gothic facade (completed in the 1500s) was the subject of a series of paintings by Claude Monet, some of which are exhibited in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.  We will also see the Place du Vieux Marché (the site of Joan of Arc's pyre) and the modern Church of Saint Joan of Arc.  This is a large, modern structure which dominates the square.  The form of the building represents an upturned viking boat and fish shape.  Dinner and overnight in Bayeux. BD

DAY 7: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - After breakfast we travel to the Beaches of Normandy.  We visit the Musee Du Debarquement, built to commemorate June 6, 1944 and the Battle of Normandy.  We visit Omaha and Utah Beaches, where the US troops came ashore during the Allied landing on June 6, 1944.  We stop to pay our respects to those who fought to liberate France at St. Laurent with its endless sea of crosses.  Dinner and overnight Bayeux. BD

DAY 8: Friday, March 20, 2015 - We visit Mont St. Michel, one of the most enchanting sights in France.  We walk the pilgrim’s route which has been followed since the 12th century.  We climb to the Abbey where we will have time to explore on our own.  We return to Bayeux for dinner and overnight. BD

DAY 9: Saturday, March 21, 2015 - We travel to Paris this morning and visit the Louvre, Europe’s oldest museum, where we see the famous Mona Lisa.  We visit the world-famous masterpiece of the middle ages, the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris and Sainte-Chapelle, built in 1248 to house what was believed to be Christ’s Crown of Thorns and fragments of the True Cross.  The rest of the day we will be free to explore on our own.  We will have our farewell dinner on a cruise of the River Seine.  Overnight Paris. BD

DAY 10: Sunday, March 22, 2015 - After breakfast we board our coach and transfer to the Paris airport where we bid our driver and guide “goodbye” and board our Air France flight to Miami arriving back this afternoon. M

Price: $4,749.00* based on 9 pilgrims.  Pricing is per person in double or triple occupancy including airline taxes and fuel surcharges.  Roundtrip air from Miami on Delta Airlines.  Air transportation available from other cities.  Single Supplement:  $499.00.

* Airline taxes & fuel surcharges are currently $654.80 and may change. If taxes and fuel change, your final invoice will be adjusted accordingly. Pricing based on exchange rate of 1.66 British Pounds and 1.33 Euro = 1 USD. If value of dollar falls, price may change.

$200.00 per person deposit due with registration and copy of passport by October 15, 2014.

Final payment due January 10, 2015.

Cancellation Penalties
◊ Until January 10, 2015:  $100.00 plus any unrecoverable fees.
◊ January 11, 2015 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.