Wesley Heritage Tour with Rev. George Ragsdale | May 10, 2024

9 days
Starting from $4396* Taxes & Fees Apply

Join Rev. George Ragsdale on a Wesley Heritage Tour on May 10, 2024, starting at $4,396* from Charlotte, NC. You will see the city of Coventry, Epworth, John and Charles Wesley childhood home, St. Andrews Church, Oxford, Christ Church College at Oxford University, Bristol, Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral, and much more!

What’s Included

  • All Inclusive Pricing
  • Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
  • Domestic Airfare
  • Entrance and Program Fees
  • First Class Hotels
  • Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
  • Guided Tours
  • Hotel Gratuities
  • Overseas Airport Transfers
  • Meals as listed on itinerary
  • Administrative Fees

† If air purchased through EO.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 May 10 - Depart from the USA

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

Day 2 May 11 - Arrival in England and Coventry Visit

Arrive in London this morning.  Pass through the English countryside to the city of Coventry.  On the evening of November 14, 1940, a holocaust of bombs and fire destroyed much of Coventry. Experience the pain and the triumph of the townspeople when you visit the beautiful cathedral. The charred ruins of the old cathedral sit next to the exciting architecture of the modern cathedral. They stand together as a tribute to the indomitable spirit of the British people. Check into your Midlands area hotel for a two-night stay.

Day 3 May 12 - Epworth

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. You’ll see Memorial Church, built with contributions from around the world. Enjoy a worship service with the local people of Epworth. Then, visit St. Andrews Church at Epworth. Return back to your hotel.

Day 4 May 13 - Oxford

Learn about the educational background of the Wesley brothers, John, Charles and Samuel, Jr., when you visit Christ Church College at Oxford University. See Lincoln College and St. Mary’s Church on your walking tour and enjoy time on your own. Time permitting, the guide will stop at the Eagle and Child pub, where the Inklings (C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien and others met) - going inside will cost you a drink at the pub. Check into your Swindon area hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 5 May 14 - Bristol

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. Return to your hotel here for dinner and overnight.

Day 6 May 15 - Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral

Today, you’ll journey to the mystery of ancient Stonehenge. Experience their new welcome center, and then you can choose to walk or ride a tram (additional cost) to see this UNESCO Heritage Site. In Salisbury, stop and see Salisbury Cathedral, home to an original copy of the Magna Carta (1215) and home to the oldest surviving mechanical clock in England. Continue to London for dinner and overnight.

Day 7 May 16 - Wesley’s London

John Wesley left his mark on the town of London. Worship at City Road Chapel, the 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. Drive by the major city sites such as Marble Arch, Speakers Corner of Hyde Park, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey and much more. Your first view will be of Westminster Abbey, where royalty is christened, married and buried. You will visit St. Paul’s Cathedral, where John Wesley often worshiped. 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”. Dinner is on your own in London.

Day 8 May 17 - Free Day in London

Experience the lifestyle of our British cousins as you explore the vibrant town of London on your own. Go and see the regal adornment of Buckingham Palace. Take a ride on the London Eye. Visit the British Museum and wonder at ancient treasures and works of art. Experience a show in London’s famous West End theater district. Enjoy any of these options or more as you enjoy the sights and sounds of London on your own today. Dinner is on your own in London.

Day 9 May 18 - Return to the USA

Say farewell as you return to the USA.

Departure Dates

  1. Friday, May 10, 2024
    From $4396* Register Now!
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