Pictures from England

Exploring Our Anglican Heritage

A Pilgrimage to England

Led by:

Susan Stokes
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Delray Beach, FL

June 13 - 23, 2008

Trip map

DAY 1, Friday, June 13, 2008 - Depart the United States on a wide-body jet for a trans-Atlantic flight with superior en route service.  Dinner on board the aircraft. D

DAY 2: Saturday, June 14, 2008 - Arrive at London Gatwick Airport and meet our driver and guide.  Once we arrive in London, 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 will 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.  Overnight London. BD

DAY 3: Sunday, June 15, 2008 - We will tour 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 we will enjoy a play at the reconstructed Globe Theater on the banks of the Thames.  Overnight London. BD

DAY 4: Monday, June 16, 2008 - A cruise down the Thames to the Tower of London for a tour where we will see the Yeoman Warders of the Tower in their Tudor style uniforms, the White Tower, the Bloody Tower, the crown jewels, the Chapel of St. John, Tower Bridge, Traitors Gate, and Tower Green, the site of the executioner’s block.  The afternoon will be free for you to pursue some of your own interests.  Dinner on your own.  Overnight London. B

DAY 5: Tuesday, June 17, 2008 - Depart through the scenic English countryside to Cambridge, home of Cambridge University, where we will tour some of the colleges and the chapel and then on to the Norwich area.  In 1962 Sir Nikolaus Pevsner wrote “Norwich has everything”.  Not only has Norwich got it, but it has had it for a very long time.  As George Borrow as noted in Lavengro in 1851, it was “the genuine Old English town”.  At the center of the city of Norwich, standing in the bow of the River Wensun is the Cathedral, a magnificent building of great beauty whose foundation stone was laid in 1096.  We will visit this monument along with sites dedicated to Julian of Norwich, the sainted anchoress of the 14th century.  Overnight in Norwich. BD

DAY 6: Wednesday, June 18, 2008 - Today we depart for Coventry where we will take a morning tour and see the medieval cathedral which was bombed and virtually destroyed by the German Luftwaffe in World War II and then the modern cathedral which was built inside the medieval shell as a monument to peace.  We will continue to Warwick where we will enjoy a fun visit to Warwick Castle, a 14th century fortress with dungeons, reproductions of a royal weekend party from 1898 and an entertaining look at court life in 19th England.  We will overnight near Coventry. BD

DAY 7: Thursday, June 19, 2008 - Today we travel to the ancient circle of stones at Stonehenge which were placed here around 2800 BC and the purpose of which still mystifies historians.  We will stop at Old Sarum to see the ruins of the cathedral begun by Bishop Herman and continued by St. Osmund.  The cathedral was consecrated in 1092 and razed in 1331 to provide building materials for the close at Salisbury.  We will continue to Salisbury for a visit to Salisbury Cathedral, the Cathedral Close and the beautiful little town that surrounds it.  We will overnight in the Salisbury area BD

DAY 8: Friday, June 20, 2008 - Today we will travel to Canterbury to visit Canterbury Cathedral.  We will have an audio visual presentation at 10:00 AM followed by a complete tour of the Cathedral.  In the afternoon, we will take a walking tour of Canterbury.  Overnight Canterbury. BD

DAY 9: Saturday, June 21, 2008 - Today we will go to Ayeslford Priory where we will meet with the monks and have lunch.  In the afternoon, we will hike along the Old Pilgrims’ Way before returning to Canterbury.  This evening we will be free to enjoy dinner on our own. B

DAY 10: Sunday, June 22, 2008 - This morning we will worship at Canterbury Cathedral.  In the afternoon we will visit St. Martin’s and St. Augustine Abbey, which is the burial place of Augustine, England’s first missionary.  There will be some free time this afternoon before our farewell dinner in Canterbury this evening. BLD

Day 11: Monday, June 23, 2008 - Depart for London’s Gatwick Airport and board our flight back to the United States arriving in Miami in the afternoon. BL

Price: $3,744.00  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 costs available on request.

Final Payment due by March 14, 2008.

Cancellation Penalties
◊ January 3, 2008 - March 14, 2008 - $100.00 plus any unrecoverable fees.
◊ March 15, 2008 - April 11, 2008 - $200.00 plus any unrecoverable fees.
◊ After April 12, 2008: NO REFUND

An application for travel insurance will be included with the receipt for your deposit.  We strongly recommend that you seriously consider this coverage.

Meals: B Breakfast, L Lunch, D Dinner, S Snack

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