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In the Footsteps of John Knox & the Reformation in Scotland 2018

9 days
England & Scotland
Starting from $3498* Taxes & Fees Apply

Go on a 9 day tour of the Reformation in Scotland in the footsteps of John Knox!

What’s Included

  • All Inclusive Pricing
  • Breakfast and Dinner Daily
  • Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
  • Entrance and Program Fees
  • First Class Hotels
  • Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Guided Tours
  • International Airfare from NY
  • Overseas Airport Transfers
  • Study Guide

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

† If air purchased through EO.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 Depart USA

Your journey begins when you depart the USA on your overnight flight to Scotland. (Meals served in flight)

Day 2 Arrive in Glasgow or Edinburgh, Britannia

Welcome to Scotland! Upon arrival at the airport you will be met by your guide and transferred to Edinburgh. See the Royal Yacht HMY Britannia, now decommissioned and permanently berthed at the port in Edinburgh. Dinner and overnight in the Edinburgh area.

Day 3 Edinburgh Castle, St. Giles, Princes Street

This morning you will begin to explore the city that has played an important part in our Christian heritage. 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.

Day 4 John Knox House, Holyrood

Visit the historic John Knox House, where the Reformer resided while in Scotland. Descend the Royal Mile to the Palace of Holyrood, where John Knox confronted Mary, Queen of the Scots. Dinner and overnight in the Edinburgh area.

Day 5 Dunfermline Abbey, St. Andrews Church & Castle

Cross the Firth of Forth to Fife. Stop at 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! Continue to Perth for dinner and overnight.

Day 6 Church at Perth, Cruise on Loch Lomond

This morning you will visit St. John’s Church in Perth, where John Knox preached in May of 1559 and fanned the flames of the Reformation. Travel the high road to Loch Lomond, where you will take a boat cruise on the waters made famous by the song, “The Bonny Banks of Loch Lomond”. Continue to Oban for dinner and overnight.

Day 7 Isle of Iona

Two ferry rides and a drive across the Isle of Mull will bring you to the quiet and peaceful Isle of Iona, the resting place of Scottish kings. The day is yours to explore the rich spiritual heritage of Iona. Visit the Abbey and Shrine, thought to be places of spiritual power. Pilgrims continue to Iona, Scotland’s first monastic community, for rest and reflection. Return to Oban for dinner and overnight.

Day 8 Inveraray Castle, Glasgow Cathedral

Take a delightful ride to Inveraray Castle, home of the 12th Duke of Argyll and seat of the Clan Campbell. Continue on to Glasgow, the commercial capital of Scotland which is filled with Victorian architecture. You’ll visit Glasgow Cathedral, dedicated to St. Mungo. This cathedral is the only one to have escaped the violence of the Reformation era, and contains a memorial to later martyrs of the Reformation. Continue to your Glasgow hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 9 Return to USA

Say farewell to this rich land of kilts & castles, religion and reformation. Return to the US with an enriched faith and memories to last a lifetime!

Enhance Your Journey

London Extension $1198

~Day 9 ‐ Depart Glasgow on a train through England to arrive this afternoon
in London.
Our representative will meet you at the station and escort you on a panoramic
bus tour of London before checking into your hotel for overnight (Note:
Dinners are not included in London).


Day 10 ‐ The Reformation in London
Begin your day at Westminster Abbey. This famous church is where the
Westminster Confession of Faith was written and is the location of the graves
of many of the world’s most famous people, including many of the early Kings
and Queens of England. Continue to St. James Palace, where the flames of
England’s Reformation found a voice in the desire for Henry VIII to have a
male heir to the throne. We’ll then head to Bunhill Fields Cemetery, known
as the “Cemetery of Puritan England.” Walking through the cemetery, you
will see the graves of John Bunyan ‐ author of Pilgrim’s Progress, Isaac Watts
‐ the noted hymn writer, Daniel Defoe ‐ author of Robinson Crusoe, Susannah
Wesley—mother of John and Charles Wesley, as well as members of the
Cromwell family. The writer John Milton lived in Bunhill Row on the west side
of the cemetery from 1662 until his death in 1674. Across the street, you will
visit Wesleys Chapel located at the Wesley House and Museum and the
location of John Wesley’s gravesite. The chapel has been the "Mother Church
of Methodism" since the 18th century. Walk the grounds of the Church of
St. Giles without Cripplegate. The shell of the church dates back to the 1500’s,
and reformers such as John Foxe, Robert Crowley, Oliver Cromwell, and later
notables such as John Milton, John Bunyan, and Daniel Defoe are connected
with this church that was outside London in their day.


Day 11 ‐ London On Own
Enjoy exploring and shopping in London. From the British Museum to
Harrod's to the London Eye, there is something for everyone here!


Day 12 ‐ Return to USA
Return home with the memories of our Christian Heritage in Scotland and
England!

Departure Dates

*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount