Pictures from England

Exploring Our Anglican Heritage
A Pilgrimage to England

Led by:

The Rev. Kathryn Schillreff
St. Monica’s Episcopal Church
Naples, FL

June 16 – 26, 2010

Trip map

DAY 1, Wednesday, June 16, 2010, - Depart the Miami Airport on Virgin Atlantic Airways for our non-stop trans-Atlantic flight into London.  Dinner on board the aircraft. D

DAY 2: Thursday, June 17, 2010 - We arrive at London Heathrow Airport and meet our driver and guide and drive into London where we will take a guided panoramic sightseeing tour.  We 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. BD

DAY 3: Friday, June 18, 2010 - This morning we enjoy Eucharist 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 continue on 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.  After the tour we will enjoy a cruise along the Thames River to the Embankment.  Overnight London. BD

DAY 4: Saturday, June 19, 2010 - After breakfast, we tour Westminster Abbey, site of the coronations of Britain’s royalty.  The afternoon will be free for you to pursue some of your own interests.  We meet in the early evening for a play at the reconstructed Globe Theatre on the banks of the Thames.  Dinner on your own. B

DAY 5: Sunday, June 20, 2010 - Depart through the scenic English countryside to Cambridge, home of Cambridge University, where we will tour some of the colleges and a 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 wrote 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: Monday, June 21, 2010 - 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 14c fortress with dungeons, reproductions of a royal weekend party from 1898 and an entertaining look at court life in 19th century England.  We will overnight near Coventry. BD

DAY 7: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 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: Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - Today we travel to Canterbury stopping along the way at Ayeslford Priory where we will meet with the monks and have lunch.  In the afternoon, we will hike along the Old Pilgrims’ Way before continuing on to Canterbury for dinner and overnight. BD

DAY 9: Thursday, June 24, 2010 - Today we 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 enjoy a walking tour of Canterbury.  This evening we will be free to enjoy dinner on our own. B

DAY 10: Friday, June 25, 2010 - 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. BD

DAY 11: Saturday, June 26, 2010 - Morning departure for the London Heathrow Airport where we board our non-stop Virgin Atlantic Airways flight for our return to the Miami Airport. BL

Price: $3,609.00  Price is based on double occupancy without airline taxes and fuel surcharges.  Roundtrip air from Miami, FL.  Air transportation available from other cities. 

** 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 $1.63437 to the British Pound.**

Final Payment due by March 17, 2010.

Cancellation Penalties
◊ October 6, 2009 – March 17, 2010 - $100.00 plus any unrecoverable fees.
◊ March 18, 2010 – April 30, 2010 - $200.00 plus any unrecoverable fees.
◊ After May 1, 2010 : NO REFUND

* Excludes airline taxes and surcharges that will be added to your final payment invoice.  Estimated taxes as of September 15, 2009 $388.00 per person.

Meals: B Breakfast, L Lunch, D Dinner

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 registration and copy of passport.