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St Giles Cathedral and monument to Adam Smith—Edinburgh, Scotland

Britain's Anglican Heritage

Some of the tour’s sights.

Canterbury cathedral

Lincoln cathedral

Durham Cathedral

Lindisfarne PRIORY

St Andrew's Cathedral

St David's

St Alban's

This tour is designed to be a general introduction to some of the main Faith Based Heritage sights of Britain from the great Cathedral at Canterbury to quiet and remote Iona Abbey via York Minster and the village City of St David's in Wales. Like all our tours they are designed to be amended to suit your group's particular needs. Additional ideas would be timing visits to attend services and Evensong and visiting some of the smaller Parish Churches of Britain.

 

 

 

Day 1 – Canterbury

Arrive in London and meet with your specialist tour guide at the airport before heading into the county of Kent, known as "The Garden of England". En-route travel through some glorious pastoral scenes before arriving in Canterbury to visit the Cathedral, the headquarters of the Anglican Church and a centre for international pilgrimage. Overnight Canterbury

 

Day 2 – Canterbury

A full free day at leisure in Canterbury. Some city suggested visits could include a recreation of John Bunyan's Canterbury Tales, a visit to the World Heritage Site of St Augustine's Abbey that dates from AD 598 or to St Martin's Church, the oldest church in England still in continuous use. Please note that sometimes we can arrange for groups to stay within the grounds of Canterbury Cathedral and at some times of the year it is possible for unique services to be arranged with the Archbishop present. Overnight Canterbury

 

Day 3 – Cambridge & Lincoln

After breakfast journey north over the River Thames towards York, en route stopping in the University city of Cambridge for a tour of Kings College Chapel. Travel through "The Fens" into Lincolnshire and to the small city of Lincoln. Visit the cathedral, built in 1311 and once the tallest building in Europe and possibly better known now for the being the filing location for "The da Vinci Code" and for its memorial chapels commemorating the areas very strong links with the origins of North America and Australia. Please contact us if you want us to help plan itineraries based on The Pilgrim Fathers, Captain Cook or other group genealogy tours. Overnight York

 

Day 4 – York and Durham

Enjoy a morning walking tour of one of Britain's most fascinating cities to include a guided tour of York Minster, one of the largest cathedrals in England. A short journey north brings us to Durham, described by some as the most beautiful city in Britain. A guide tour of magnificent Durham Cathedral shows us the most complete Norman building in Europe and the burial place of St Cuthbert and The Venerable Bede. Overnight Newcastle upon Tyne

 

Day 5 – Lindisfarne

This morning cross the tidal causeway to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, see the monastery founded by St Aiden in AD635 before crossing the border into Scotland and on to Edinburgh. Arriving in early afternoon for a locally guided tour that will take you in to the Castle and St Giles Cathedral with its exquisite Thistle Chapel

Overnight Edinburgh

 

Day 6 – Edinburgh

Full day at leisure in Edinburgh, one of the world's most attractive and spectacular cities. Overnight Edinburgh

 

Day 7 – St. Andrews & The Highlands

Departure from Edinburgh, cross the Firth of Forth into the Ancient Kingdom of Fife and visit the city of St Andrews famed for its University and being "the home of Golf". Visits are included to both St Andrews Castle and St Andrews Cathedral. Continue west via Perth and across beautiful countryside in to The Highlands where the scenery really does become breathtaking and spectacular. See the stunning mountain scenery and past small Lochs en route to the small port town of Oban. Overnight Oban

 

Day 8 – Mull & Iona

Sail early this morning from Oban over to the island of Mull, cross this island of peaceful moorland glens, dramatic mountain peaks and little crofts to ferry dock at Fionnphort. Catch a small ferry boat the short distance to Iona. On this scared isle you can see the Benedictine Abbey and Nunnery which may be 1400 years old. Our wonderful route is then repeated to get us back to Oban. Overnight Oban

 

Day 9 – Glasgow

After breakfast travel south back in to mountains and travel along the Bonnie, Bonnie, Banks of Loch Lomond to Glasgow. Enjoy a panoramic city tour of this rejuvenated city and cross the border back in to England. Overnight Lancashire

 

Day 10 – Wales

Travelling between Manchester and Liverpool we cross another border, this time in to Wales. Travel through the wilds of north and mid Wales to the coast and your overnight hotel in Aberystwyth. Overnight Aberystwyth

 

Day 11 – St. Davids

Continuing as close to the coast as possible reach The Pembrokeshire National Park and the small friendly village of St David's which in a small sheltered valley has the most wonderful little cathedral which technically makes this small place a city. Overnight Pembroke

 

Day 12 – Wales

This morning take the main route through South Wales and back into England before turning north to arrive in Oxford in the late afternoon. Overnight Oxford

 

Day 13 – Oxford & Coventry

This morning enjoy a walking tour of Oxford to include admission to Christ Church College and St Mary's Church before heading into the picturesque Cotswolds, for many the epitome of the classic English countryside with sleepy villages of honey-coloured stone and colourful gardens. Continue to Stratford-upon-Avon to visit William Shakespeare's Birthplace. 20 miles away we visit the 2 cathedrals in Coventry. The original 1,000 year old cathedral was bombed in World War 2 and the ruins have been left alongside the modern cathedral. Overnight Hertfordshire

 

Day 14 – St. Albans & London

After breakfast enjoy a guide tour or The Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, the oldest site of continuous Christian worship in Britain, the martyrdom of St Alban pre dates St Augustine's arrival in Canterbury by 200 years. From St Alban's it is a short drive in to Central London where we have a panoramic city tour before arriving at the hotel. After some time to check in and freshen up, take a tour of Westminster Abbey, timed to coincide with Evensong and return to hotel.

Overnight London

 

Day 15 – London

A full free day at leisure in London.  You may wish to explore and visit some of the many famous sights or museums or alternatively enjoy browsing around the many fashionable shops London has to offer. Overnight London

 

Day 16 – Departure

Departure airport transfer.

SAMPLE DAILY ITINERARY

This is a sample itinerary

Our tours are tailor made to the exact specifications of the group planner. Please contact us for your custom quotation and itinerary.

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