Pictures from England

Exploring Our Anglican Heritage

A Pilgrimage to England

Led by:

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

October 5 - 17, 2011

Trip map

DAY 1, Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - Depart the Miami Airport on British Airways for our trans-Atlantic flight into London.  There we transfer to our flight into Manchester, England.  Dinner on board the aircraft. M

DAY 2: Thursday, October 6, 2011 - We arrive Manchester, England and meet our driver and guide, board our private motorcoach and travel North to Durham.  Time permitting we stop in Chester to see The Cathedral, once a Benedictine monastery for hundreds of years before it was made the seat of an Anglican Bishop.  We continue north to Durham, once the capital of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Northumbria and now a thriving university town.  We enjoy Evensong at the Cathedral prior to our “welcome to England” dinner.  Overnight in Durham. MD

DAY 3: Friday, October 7, 2011 - This morning we 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.  We visit Durham Castle and take a walking tour of Durham once the capital of Northumbria.  The city has been preserved and protected and offers a great deal of insight into the England of old.  Overnight Durham. BD

DAY 4: Saturday, October 8, 2011 - Today we travel to Whitby where we visit 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 continue to Castle Howard, Yorkshire's finest historic house and estate, home to the Howard family for over 300 years.  Castle Howard is a magnificent 18th-century residence set within 1,000 acres of breathtaking landscape.  We continue to York, the military capital of Roman Britain where we will take a walking tour.  The many layers of York history that we will see include Roman, Viking, Norman and Plantagenet.  We visit York Minster, the largest Gothic church in England and the 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 enjoy Evensong at York Minster prior to dinner.  Overnight York. BD

DAY 5: Sunday, October 9, 2011 - This morning we depart York traveling first to Lichfield Cathedral, unique among medieval English Churches.  We will then travel to Coventry for a tour of the Cathedral.  The 1000 year old cathedral was bombed during World War II and the ruins were left as a testament to history.  The new cathedral was built next door and contains the best of modern religious art.  We continue to Southampton for dinner and overnight. BD

DAY 6: Monday, October 10, 2011 - After breakfast we drive to 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 return for a tour of Salisbury, which is dominated by its towering cathedral.  During our tour of Salisbury Cathedral, built between 1220-1258, we will see the remarkable lancet windows and sculpted tombs of crusaders and other medieval heroes.  The clock in the north aisle is probably the oldest working mechanism in Europe if not the entire world.  We will also see one of the four original copies of the Magna Carta.  We will tour the Cathedral Close (the grounds of the cathedral) and see High Street Gate.  This evening we will attend Evensong at the Cathedral.  Overnight Southampton. BD

DAY 7: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - You will be free today to explore Salisbury on your own.  Overnight Southampton. B

DAY 8: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - Today we travel to Canterbury stopping along the way at Ayeslford Priory where we meet with the monks and have lunch.  In the afternoon, we will hike along the Old Pilgrims’ Way before continuing to Canterbury/Ashford for dinner and overnight. BD

DAY 9: Thursday, October 13, 2011 - This morning we visit and worship at Canterbury Cathedral, seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, leader of the Anglican Communion and site of the murder of Thomas a’ Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury.  In the afternoon we visit St. Martin’s and St. Augustine Abbey which is the burial place of Augustine, Englands first missionary.  The remainder of the afternoon we will have time to explore the many offerings of this great city on our own.  This evening we will attend Evensong at the Cathedral.  Overnight Canterbury/Ashford. B

DAY 10: Friday, October 14, 2011 - After breakfast we travel to London where we will enjoy 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.  Dinner and overnight London. BD

DAY 11: Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 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.  Overnight London. B

DAY 12: Sunday, October 16, 2011 - This morning we worship 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 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 cruise along the Thames River to the Embankment.  This evening we enjoy a “farewell to England” dinner.  Overnight London. BD

DAY 13: Monday, October 17, 2011 - Morning departure for the London Heathrow Airport where we board our non-stop British Airways flight for our return to the Miami Airport. BM

Price: $3,249.00.  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 $449.00.

** 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 $1.56041 to the British Pound.**

Final payment due March 18, 2011.

Cancellation Penalties
◊ December 21, 2010 – July 6, 2011 : $100.00 plus any unrecoverable fees.
◊ July 7, 2011 – August 18, 2011: $200.00 plus any unrecoverable fees.
◊ August 19, 2011: NO REFUND

* Excludes airline taxes and surcharges that will be added to your final payment invoice.  Estimated taxes as of December 21, 2010 $478.35 per person.

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.

$300.00 per person deposit due with registration and copy of passport.