Wesley Heritage Tour with Dr. Bill Britt & Peachtree Road UMC | Oct. 22, 2024

10 days
Starting from $4796* Taxes & Fees Apply

Join Dr. Bill Britt & Peachtree Road UMC on a Wesley Heritage Tour starting at $4,796* from Atlanta on October 22, 2024. You will see Coventry, York, Epworth, Crewe, Engelsea Brook, Mow Cop, Stoke on Trent, Stratford, Gloucester, Bristol, Bath, Oxford, and much more!

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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
  • Guided Tours
  • Hotel Gratuities
  • Overseas Airport Transfers
  • International Airfare
  • Administrative Fee

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

† If air purchased through EO.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 October 22 - 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 October 23 - Arrival in England & 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. You will join the people of Coventry Cathedral for Evensong if occurring at this time. 

Day 3 October 24 - York & Epworth

This morning, enjoy a walking tour of York. Visit the JORVIK Viking Center and the Shambles before heading south. 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 to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 4 October 25 - Crewe, Engelsea Brook, Mow Cop & Stoke on Trent

Stop in Crewe this morning, one time home to Primitive Methodist and present-day Methodist churches. Continue on to Englesea Brook Chapel, home to the Primitive Methodist Museum, and see the history of this version of Methodism. Continue on to Mow Cop, a rocky hill near the Primitive Methodist Chapel, started in 1841, and a newer chapel built in 1857 - rebuilt in 1882. Travel to Stoke-on-Trent and stop at the Bemerslay Farm, where Hugh Bourne, a founder of Primitive Methodism, lived and died. See the remains of the barn that was home to the printing press, a distribution center for Primitive Methodism.

Day 5 October 26 - Stratford & Gloucester

You’ll glimpse life as it was on the day of William Shakespeare when you visit his birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon. Not far away, he courted his wife, Anne Hathaway, in the garden of her delightful thatch-roofed cottage. You’ll also drive past Holy Trinity Church, where Shakespeare is buried. Continue to the city of Gloucester and learn about George Whitefield, who grew up in the congregation of St. Mary de Crypt. He was at Oxford with the Wesley brothers and became known as the greatest orator of his day. George Whitefield’s talents led him to minister in America. St. Mary de Crypt also produced Robert Raikes, founder of the Sunday School movement, and the first Women’s Society was founded here.

Day 6 October 27 - Bristol & Bath

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. Bath, a spa town of Roman origin, deserves its name. Since the first century, the warm waters have refreshed and healed. You’ll see the unique Roman baths and enjoy this beautiful city of 18th-century streets and quaint shops. 

Day 7 October 28 - Oxford & the Cotswolds

Learn about the educational background of the Wesley brothers, John, Charles, and Samuel, Jr., when you view Christ Church College at Oxford University.  Enjoy a scenic drive through the charming villages of the Cotswolds, where honey-colored cottages cluster together in secluded valleys. Finish the day in London overnight. Dinner is on your own.

Day 8 October 29 - Wesley’s London

John Wesley left his mark on the town of London. You’ll have a lecture 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 before his brother’s experience. Drive by the major city sites such as Marble Arch, Speakers Corner of Hyde Park, Trafalgar Square 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 9 October 30 - London

Experience the lifestyle of our British cousins as you explore the vibrant town of London. Go and see the regal adornment of Buckingham Palace and perhaps catch the changing of the guards. Walk past Ten Downing Street, home to the prime minister. Wander the Tower of London and follow a Beefeater as he guides you through the open areas of the tower, and then explore on your own. The rest of the day is yours to shop and explore on your own. Dinner is on your own in London.

Day 10 October 31 - Return to the USA or Enjoy an Extension

Say farewell as you return to the USA or enjoy an exciting extension in London or Cornwall.

Enhance Your Journey

Cornwall Starting from $1698

Oct. 31 - Nov. 4, 2024 Starting at $1,698*

October 31 - Depart London / Salisbury / Exeter
Pass through the countryside to Exeter, once home to the Roman legions and then a center in the Middle Ages of Catholicism for this part of the Isle. Visit the cathedral here, started in 1050 AD. Enjoy walking the revitalized city centre befor checking into your hotel for dinner and overnight.

November 1 - Penzance
Travel to the seaside port of Penzance, made famous by pirates and opera. Walk the seaside promenade and wander the town and see the Egyptian House and the Union Hotel, where Nelson’s victory at Trafalgar was first announced. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

November 2 - Tintagel
Travel again to the edge of the sea to Tintagel. Here, the remains of a castle clings to the cliffs over the sea below, and is thought by many to be the inspiration if not the actual Camelot of King Arthur. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

November 3 - Dartmoor National Park / Plymouth 
Return to London Travel through Dartmoor National Park and stop at one of the visitor centers to learn more about the Moors. Continue on to Plymouth, just beyond the Cornish border. The Pilgrim families departed from the harbor here in 1620 to start a new life in the New World. Visit the Royal Citadel at Plymouth Hoe, built to defend the port from naval attacks in the late 1600’s. Finish the day in London and prepare for your return flight.

November 4 - Return to the USA
Say farewell to England this morning as you return home with memories of the people and places of England and Cornwall!

Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.

*A 3.5% surcharge will be added to all credit card transactions

London On-Your-Own Stay Starting from $548

Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, 2024 Starting at $548*

October 31 - 1 - Time in London Explore and enjoy the vibrant capital city of London on your own.
The London Pass gives you free entry to the subway (Underground) and bus transportation systems, as well as over 60 attractions, including the Tower of London, Windsor Castle, the London Zoo and Kew Gardens. To see the current list of attractions covered, log on to: This extension does not include airport transfers, hotel tips, lunch, dinner, or guide.

October 2 - Transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.

*A 3.5% surcharge will be added to all credit card transactions

Departure Dates

  1. Tuesday, October 22, 2024
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*A 3.5% surcharge will be added to all credit card transactions