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A Pilgrimage to Scotland

Led by:

Gretchen Creel
Christ Church Episcopal
Norcross, GA

July 8 - 18, 2010

Trip map

DAY 1, Thursday, July 8, 2010 - Depart Atlanta’s Hartsfield International Airport on a US Airways flight to Philadelphia, PA.  There, we will transfer to our trans-Atlantic flight into Glasgow.  Dinner on board the aircraft D

DAY 2: Friday, July 9, 2010 - Our pilgrimage to Scotland begins:  Upon arrival in Glasgow, we clear immigration, meet our driver and travel into the city stopping along the way for a light breakfast.  We visit Glasgow Cathedral and the St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life.  The Cathedral is a rare example of an almost complete original 13th century church.  It was here that St. Mungo, a 6th century Bishop of Strathclyde and Glasgow’s patron saint, told the oxen pulling a cart with the remains of Fergus (a holy man) to take the cart to where God wanted him to build his church.  The oxen took Fergus’ remains to the spot where the cathedral was built and now stands.  We continue on to visit the Cathedral of St. Mungo, the most significant historic building in Glasgow.  We will visit the necropolis which was, for the most part, the burial place of the rich and influential.  Dinner and overnight Glasgow. D

DAY 3: Saturday, July 10, 2010 - Today we begin our journey to Iona.  We drive through the beautiful Scottish countryside to the Highlands of Scotland.  Upon arrival in Oban, we will board the ferry (about a 45 minute ride) to the Isle of Mull.  Our bus will take us from Craignure across the largest of the Inner Hebridean Islands, Mull, through the moorlands to Fionnphort where we will board another ferry for a short ride (5 -10 minutes) to Iona.  Overnight Iona. B

DAY 4: Sunday, July 11, 2010 through Day 8: Thursday, July 15, 2010- We step back into the Celtic spiritual history of Scotland on this enchanting Island.  Iona (Scottish Gaelic:  Ì Chaluim Chille) is a small island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland that has an important place in the history of Christianity in Scotland and is renowned for its tranquility and natural beauty.  Its modern Gaelic name means "Iona of Saint Columba" (formerly anglicised "Icolmkill").  A monastery was established by St. Columba here in the 6th century and Columba died here on in 597.  Iona is a true “thin space” where through the ages pilgrims have sensed the nearness of the holy.  We will spend full days participating in the Iona Community.  Overnight Iona.

Iona accommodations, activities and meals coordinated by the leaders.

DAY 9: Friday, July 16, 2010 - We travel to Glasgow by way of Fort William where we will see Ben Nevis, Scotland’s highest mountain.  We continue on through the spectacular Trossachs to Loch Lomond, the largest of Scotland’s lakes and, according to Sir Walter Scott, “The Queen of Scottish Lakes.”  Our journey ends at the second largest city in Scotland, Glasgow, where we will enjoy a panoramic tour of the city.  Dinner and overnight Glasgow. D

DAY 10: Saturday, July 17, 2010 - Today we explore Glasgow in small groups.  The day’s activities will be planned by Christ Church.  More information will be given to you by your leaders.  This evening we enjoy a “farewell to Scotland” dinner.  Overnight Glasgow. BD

DAY 11: Sunday, July 18, 2010 - An early morning departure for the Glasgow Airport to board a US Airways flight for our return to Philadelphia, PA.  There, we will transfer to our flight to our final destination, the Atlanta Airport. BL

Price: $2,029.00  Price is based on double occupancy without airline taxes and fuel surcharges.  Roundtrip air from Atlanta’s Hartsfield International airport.  Air transportation available from other cities.  Single Supplement $149.00 per pilgrim.

* Excludes airline taxes and surcharges that will be added to your final payment invoice. Estimated taxes as of October 1, 2009 $381.79 per person.

** 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 $1.59646 to the British Pound. **

* Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance covers the services provided to you by Worldwide Pilgrimage Ministries. *

$200.00 per person deposit due with registration and copy of passport.

Final Payment due by April 8, 2010.

Cancellation Penalties
◊ October 14, 2009 – April 8, 2010 - $100.00 plus any unrecoverable fees.
◊ April 9, 2010 – June 7, 2010 - $200.00 plus any unrecoverable fees.
◊ After June 8, 2010:  NO REFUND

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.