Lions of English Christian Faith 2021

9 days
Starting from $3898* Taxes & Fees Apply

Join us for a trip to England on the Lions of English Christian Faith tour. While there, you will learn about the lives of John Wesley and C. S. Lewis. Prices start at $3,898* including flights from New York. Departure is on April 27, 2021.

*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

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 April 27 – Depart USA

Depart on your international overnight flight.

Day 2 April 28 – London to Oxford

Arrive in London and begin your journey north to Oxford. On the way, stop at the site of Wynyard School. Here Jack (C.S. Lewis) and his brother Warren attended a miserable boarding school. Check in to your hotel for overnight and journey out for dinner at the Trout Inn.

Day 3 April 29 – Oxford

This morning you will enjoy a walking tour of Oxford. Stop at University College, the oldest college in Oxford (1249). Jack received a scholarship to attend here in 1916, and after entering the Officers Training Corps, was later sent to France in World War I. Walk through the University Church of St. Mary the Virgin. Here the Oxford Martyrs were tried for heresy, and John Wesley preached until his views were rejected. Continue on to Christ Church College and visit the dining hall where John Wesley and other alumni are honored on the walls. Walk through the Sheldonian Theater, where scholars have graduated or been granted honorary degrees since 1669. John and Charles Wesley, and C. S. Lewis were among the many famous people to have celebrated their degrees here. Included in the tour here is a visit to the Bodleian Library, the main research library for Oxford with 12 million items. Stop at the Eagle and Child Pub, where C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien and other writers met on occasion as part of the “Inklings” club. Spend the afternoon in the Ashmolean Museum, the world’s first university museum. The museum contains a vast and unique collection, ranging from pieces by Da Vinci and Picasso to a Stradivarius violin and Cromwell’s death mask. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 4 April 30 – Oxford

This morning you’ll visit Magdalen (pronounced “Maudlin”) College, where C. S. Lewis was a fellow for most of his academic career. Here Jack worked through his beliefs from Atheism to Theism to Christianity, as well as became the prolific writer and apologist known today. From here you’ll travel to The Kilns, Lewis’ home. Built in 1922, the Lewis brothers moved into the home in 1930. This would remain Jack’s home until his death in 1963. Stop at Churchill Hospital. Built in 1940 to treat air raid victims, the hospital was the site of the Christian marriage between Lewis and Joy Davidman Gresham in 1957. You’ll visit Holy Trinity Church, the church Jack and Warren attended in life and are buried in the graveyard here. The Narnia window in the church is of special interest. The rest of the day is yours to explore on your own in Oxford. Return to your hotel for overnight.

Dinner not included on this day.

Day 5 May 1 – The Cotswolds and Bristol

This morning you’ll depart Oxford and travel to the Cotswolds for time on your own in a village of thatched roofed homes and shops. Continue to the ancient port city of Bristol, where 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. Check in to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 6 May 2 – London

Take in the city’s main sights with a driving tour. See Trafalgar Square, Parliament and Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park and other historic sights. You’ll visit St. Paul’s Cathedral, the masterpiece of architect Christopher Wren, built after the Great Fire of 1666. John Wesley often worshipped here. 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.” Check in to your hotel for overnight.

Dinner not included on this day.

Day 7 May 3 – Wesley’s London

Begin the day at the Tower of London. Learn about its many prisoners who suffered for their beliefs amidst its 900+ year history. John and Charles Wesley left their marks 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.

Dinner not included on this day.

Day 8 May 4 – London

Today you’ll visit the Churchill War Rooms, learning about how this nerve center led British efforts in World War II. From here you’ll go to the BBC Studios. C. S. Lewis was asked to broadcast during the war, and his series of talks were later edited to become the book Mere Christianity. Enjoy a tour of Westminster Abbey, begun by King Edward the Confessor in the 11th century. It is the traditional coronation place for British monarchs, and the royalty and famous of England are buried or memorialized here.

Dinner not included on this day.

Day 9 May 5 – Return to USA

Return home with memories of the legacies of John Wesley and C. S. Lewis, or stay for the London on Your Own Extension.

Enhance Your Journey

London on Your Own Starting from $598

May 5-7, 2021


May 5-6

Enjoy 2 additional days in London on your own
(Hotel and Breakfast and 2-day London Pass included).

May 7

Return to USA


*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. Tuesday, April 27, 2021
    From $3898* Register Now!
*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount