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Wesley Heritage 2020 with Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson and the North Georgia Conference

11 days
England
Starting from $3998* Taxes & Fees Apply

Join Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson along with the North Georgia Conference on this 11 day Wesley Heritage tour starting on February 3, 2020.

Prices starts off at $3,998* from Atlanta,GA.

 

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount.

What’s Included

  • All Inclusive Pricing
  • Breakfast and Dinner Daily
  • Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
  • Domestic Airfare
  • Entrance and Program Fees
  • First Class Hotels
  • Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Guided Tours
  • Learning Opportunities
  • Live Audio Headsets
  • Select Lunches
  • Study Guide
  • International Airfare

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 Depart USA

Your Wesley Heritage travel study program begins as you depart the United States on your international flight to England.

Day 2 Engelsea Brook & Mow Cop

Arrive in Manchester this morning. Travel to Engelsea Brook and the Chapel and Museum dedicated to Primitive Methodism. Journey to Mow Cop. Site of the first revival “Camp meeting” services in 1807, today’s restored church has a display of Wesleyana and Methodist banners.

Day 3 Epworth & Lincoln

The quiet English countryside and green, rolling hills will delight you as you travel to remote Epworth in the Fen Country. Here Samuel and Susanna Wesley raised their brood of children in the Old Rectory while he served the Parish Church for 39 years. You’ll become familiar with the upbringing and early life of John and Charles Wesley when you visit their childhood home and St. Andrews Church. Continue on to Lincoln to visit the Cathedral, a famous example of English Gothic architecture, and Lincoln Castle, an 11th century Norman castle. Dinner and overnight in Oxford.

Day 4 Oxford

Learn about the educational background of the Wesley brothers John, Charles and Samuel, Jr. when you view Christ Church College at Oxford University. Visit Lincoln College, and then enjoy free time to explore Oxford on your own this afternoon. Dinner and overnight in Oxford.

Day 5 Cotswolds, Coventry, and Stratford-upon-Avon

Enjoy a scenic drive through the charming villages of the Cotswolds where honey colored cottages cluster together in secluded valleys. Enjoy a visit to Burton-on-the-Water, one of the most visited Cotswolds villages. Continue to Coventry, and visit the remains of the old cathedral, devastated by Luftwaffe bombs on November 14, 1940. The decision to rebuild the new cathedral occurred the next day and led to the cathedral’s ministry of peace and reconciliation, providing spiritual and practical support in areas of conflict throughout the world. Travel on to Stratford-upon-Avon for time on own to see this town which was the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Conclude the day with a memorable dinner in the Cotswolds. Overnight in Oxford.

Day 6 Bristol, Pill, Kingswood School & Hanham Mount

In the ancient port city of Bristol, you’ll have a lecture in one of Wesley’s early centers of ministry, the “New Room.” This oldest Methodist building in the world is unusually attractive in its basic simplicity. Then visit the home of Charles Wesley, the famous hymn writer. Visit the port of Pill where there is a direct line to the Methodist Movement in America. At the Annual Conference of the Methodist in 1771, Francis Asbury volunteered for the “North American Circuit” and from the Port of Pill, Asbury on Sept 4, 1771, sailed for America and never returned to his homeland. From the Pill, in 1784 Thomas Coke set sail for America to ordain Asbury as a General Superintendent of the Methodists in America. Pass the place in Kingswood School where Wesley first preached in the open air – April 2, 1739. Visit Hanham Mount, the preaching place where George Whitefield preached to thousands, and the place where Wesley in April, 1739 preached his first sermon in the open air on the text, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me….”. It is considered one of the most important decisions in the Methodist revival. Hanham Mount became a regular preaching place for Wesley in declaring the marvelous grace of God in a plain language for plain people. Arrive at your hotel in London where you will stay for the next five nights.

Day 7 Canterbury

Visit Canterbury, the ecclesiastical capital of England. Tour the historic Canterbury Cathedral where Thomas a Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury, was murdered by four knights of Henry II in 1170. While many of the original structures were dismantled during the Dissolution of the Monasteries, Canterbury rose again to prominence as home to French Huguenots escaping persecution and the Mayflower Compact to transport pilgrims to the new world. Return to your hotel in London.

Day 8 Wesley’s London

Experience the lifestyle of our British friends as you drive through the vibrant town of London. You’ll be impressed with the regal adornment of Buckingham Palace. Drive by the major city sites such as Marble Arch, Speakers Corner of Hyde Park, and more sights. John Wesley left his mark on the town of London. You’ll have a lecture at City Road Chapel, site of Wesley’s home and grave. Across the street in Bunhill Fields Cemetery, Susanna Wesley is buried along with other famous personages such as John Bunyan and Daniel Defoe. You’ll walk on Aldersgate Street where on May 24, 1738; John Wesley had his “Warming of the Heart” experience. You’ll walk past the entrance of “Little Britain” where Charles Wesley had his conversion experience just three days earlier. Your first view will be of Westminster Abbey where royalty are christened, married and buried. You will visit St. Paul’s Cathedral where John Wesley often worshipped. On the day of his conversion, Wesley came here for an afternoon service and was deeply moved by the choir’s anthem, “Out of the Deep Have I Called Unto Thee, O Lord.” You will have the opportunity to visit the Methodist Central Hall Westminster. Methodist Central Hall Westminster was opened in 1912 as a monument to mark the centenary of John Wesley’s death. It is one of the largest Methodist churches in the UK and can seat 2350 people in the Great Hall, which is always used as a Church on Sunday mornings.

Day 9 Windsor Castle & Free Afternoon

Visit Windsor Castle, the traditional home of the British Monarchy. Experience the opulence of the state apartments (if open) with their fabulous collection of treasures, including works of art by Van Dyck, Rubens and Rembrandt. Visit St. George’s Chapel, the burial place of the last ten Sovereigns of the British Empire. Take advantage of some free time to explore the picturesque streets of Windsor before returning to London to enjoy a free afternoon to explore London on your own. This evening you will have the option to view a play in London’s famous West End theater district.

Day 10 London On-Own Exploration

Explore London on your own today. You have many exciting places you may choose to visit such as the British Museum, the London Eye, Hyde Park, Piccadilly Circus, The Tower of London, the National Gallery, the Royal Botanical Gardens and much more! Enjoy a farewell dinner this evening your hotel.

Day 11 Departures

Say farewell as you return to the USA or enjoy the exciting extension to Ireland.

Enhance Your Journey

Scotland Pre-Tour $1298

Depart Atlanta & Arrive in Edinburgh

Your journey to Scotland and Ireland begins as you depart the United States on your international flight to Edinburgh. Our representative will greet you outside the baggage claim area. Add sighteeing to Stirling before checking in to Edinburgh hotel for overnight.

Edinburgh, Scotland

Free time this morning before enjoying a city tour of Edinburgh. The Palace of Holyrood House, commonly referred to as Holyrood Palace, is the official residence of the monarch in Scotland. Holyrood Palace is the setting for state ceremonies and official entertaining. Across from the grounds stands the Scottish Parliament building. Walk up the Royal Mile to Edinburgh Castle. This afternoon you will tour Edinburgh Castle, where James VI, who authorized the King James Bible, was born. Visit St. Giles Cathedral, the High Kirk (church) of Edinburgh, where John Knox was minister following the Scottish Reformation. Continue down Princes Street to the Sir Walter Scott Monument. Dinner and overnight in the Edinburgh area.

Dumferline Abbey & St. Andrews, Scotland

Travel to Dunfermline Abbey, where St. Margaret and Robert the Bruce are buried. Continue past picturesque fishing villages to St. Andrew’s, the ancient ecclesiastical capital of Scotland. Visit the ruins of St. Andrew’s Cathedral and the nearby castle with its notorious "Bottle Dungeon." Here John Knox and other reformers were held prisoner. Take a look at the "Old Course" at St. Andrew’s, renowned as the home of golf! Return to Edinburgh for dinner and overnight.

Depart Edinburgh

Depart Edinburgh this morning and journey south to England. Arrive in Manchester this afternoon and enjoy a city tour before enjoying dinner and overnight in your hotel.

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount
Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.

Ireland $1498

Cork, Cobh, Blarney

Depart England on your flight to Cork, Ireland. Our representatives will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your Irish bus as you head for Cobh. Here, you will visit the Heritage Center. From this port between 1845 and 1860, 2.5 million people sailed to America. If you had an ancestor who came from Ireland to America, find your family name on the archived passenger lists. Visit Blarney Castle and Blarney Woollen Mills Shop. At the Castle of Blarney, you will see the fabled Blarney Stone. Legend says that those who kiss the stone acquire a gift of eloquence. Check in to your Killarney area hotel for dinner and overnight.

Ring of Kerry, Waterville, Muckross House

Delight in some of the most spectacular scenery as you travel the Ring of Kerry. Pause at the seaside village of Waterville. Here Charlie Chaplin owned a summer home, and Payne Stewart was Club Captain of the local golf course. Visit the 19th century Muckross House. You will enjoy this magnificent Victorian mansion that is considered one of Ireland’s leading stately homes. Return to Killarney for dinner and overnight.

Adare, Rock of Cashel, Dublin

Enjoy the beauty of the thatch roofed streets of Adare. The church here has a Norman Castle keep at its center. See the Rock of Cashel, the traditional seat of Irish kings. Here St. Patrick is thought to have converted the King of Munster. The present ruins are from structures built in the 12th and 13th centuries during the Norman era. Continue on to Dublin for dinner and overnight.

Dublin

Explore historic St. Patrick’s Cathedral, a former Catholic church now part of the Church of Ireland. The church was transitioned from a Catholic church to the Church of Ireland over the centuries. Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver’s Travels was a pastor here. John Wesley spoke and administered communion here on one of his numerous visits to Ireland. Take a walking tour of Trinity College. Founded by Queen Elizabeth I in 1592, it is the oldest college in Ireland. Visit the Old Library here and see the Book of Kells, an ornately illustrated Bible produced by Celtic monks around 800 AD. Enjoy lunch at the Church, a pub that was originally a church where Wesley preached on his first visit to Ireland. Enjoy an afternoon to explore and shop on your own as you walk along the Liffey River or visit the various museums. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Return to USA

Say farewell to Ireland this morning as you return home with memories of the people and places of England and Ireland!

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount
Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.

Departure Dates

  1. February 3, 2020
*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount