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Scotland 2019 - In the Footsteps of John Knox & the Reformation

9 days
Scotland
Starting from $3548* Taxes & Fees Apply

Enjoy Scotland's sites and history on this 9-day tour while learning about John Knox and the Reformation! Pricing starts at $3,548* from New York departing on October 1, 2019.

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount

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 $1248

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 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.” You will see the graves of John Bunyan, Isaac Watts, Daniel Defoe, Susannah Wesley, as well as members of the Cromwell family. Across the street, you will visit the Wesley Church located at the Wesley House and Museum and the location of his gravesite. Walk the grounds of the Church of St. Giles without Cripplegate. 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!  

 

*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. October 1, 2019
*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount