Tours

Wesley Heritage Tour with Rev. Derrick Doherty | July 30, 2025

12 days
England
Starting from $5498* Taxes & Fees Apply

Join Rev. Derrick Doherty, on a 12-day Wesley Heritage Tour, starting at $5,498* from Philadelphia or Newark (direct) on July 30, 2025. Journey to Coventry, Epworth, Cotswolds, Stratford, Oxford, Bristol, Bath, Stonehenge, Wesley’s London, 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
  • International Airfare from NY
  • Overseas Airport Transfers
  • Study Guide
  • International Airfare
  • Administrative Fee

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

† If air purchased through EO.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 July 30 - 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 July 31 - Arrival in England and Coventry Visit

Arrive in London this morning. Begin your journey at Engelsea Brook. Visit the museum and chapel dedicated to the Primitive Methodism movement that sprung forth as a result of the camp meeting revivals that were imported from America. The museum is dedicated to reflecting how people live out their faith through social action. Check into your Derby/ Nottingham area hotel for dinner and your overnight stay.

Day 3 August 1 - 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. 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. Time Permitting, enjoy an Evensong Service here.

Day 4 August 2 - Cotswolds & Stratford

You’ll glimpse life as it was in the day of William Shakespeare when you visit his birthplace in Stratfordupon- 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. Time permitting, we’ll stop for a visit.

Day 5 August 3 - Oxford

Learn about the educational background of the Wesley brothers, John, Charles and Samuel, Jr., when you view Christ Church College at Oxford University. See Lincoln College and St. Mary’s Church on your walking tour and enjoy time on your own. Stop at the Hamhan Monument, commemorating one of the many places where Wesley preached in the open air. Finish the day in your hotel in Bristol.

Day 6 August 4 - Bristol, Bath & Stonehenge

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. 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 (at additional cost) to see this UNESCO Heritage Site. Continue to London for your overnight stay. Dinner is on your own in London.

Day 7 August 5 - 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 earlier. 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 8 August 6 - Driving Tour of London

Enjoy a driving tour of London, Seeing the various sites throughout the city. Get your bearings on places you would like to return to on your own.

Day 9 August 7 - London

Tour Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress, also known as the Tower of London. It is a historical monument that sits on the banks of the Thames River in the heart of London. William the Conqueror began original construction in 1078. Visit 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. Tour Methodist Central Hall across the street. Here, the United Nations met after World War II.

Day 10 August 8 - 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 11 August 9 - Canterbury and Dover

This morning, we will check out of our London hotel and bus to Canterbury, the ecclesiastical capital of England. We tour the historic Canterbury Cathedral where Thomas a Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury, was murdered by four knights of Henry II in 1170. While many of the original structures were dismantled during the Dissolution of the Monasteries, Canterbury rose again to prominence as home to French Huguenots escaping persecution and the Mayflower contract to transport Pilgrims to the New World. Travel to the White Cliffs of Dover and look out toward the coast of France. Visit Dover Castle, a mainstay of Britain’s defense for centuries. Return to London for your last night.

Day 12 August 10 - Return to the USA or Enjoy an Extension

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

Enhance Your Journey

Ireland Starting from $1898

August 10 - 14, 2025 Starting at $1,898*

August 10 - Cork, Cobh, Blarney
Depart England on your flight to Cork, Ireland. Our representatives will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your Irish bus as we head for Cobh. Here, you will visit the Heritage Center. From this port, between 1845 and 1860, 2.5 million people sailed to America. If you had an ancestor who came from Ireland to America, chances are they departed from this very place. Find your family name on the archived passenger lists. You can enjoy the multimedia exhibition and the railway station that has been completely refurbished in the style of the era. Visit Blarney Castle and Blarney Woollen Mills Shop. At the Castle of Blarney, you will see the fabled Blarney Stone. Legend says that those who kiss the stone acquire a gift of eloquence. Check into your Killarney area hotel for dinner and your overnight stay.

August 11 - Ring of Kerry, Waterville, Muckross House
Delight in some of the most spectacular scenery as you travel the Ring of Kerry. Pause at the seaside village of Waterville. Here, Charlie Chaplin owned a summer home, and Payne Stewart was Club Captain of the local golf course. Visit the 19th-century Muckross House. You will enjoy this magnificent Victorian mansion that is considered one of Ireland’s leading stately homes. You will experience the elegance of the day when you see the elegantly furnished rooms. Downstairs, however, reveals the working conditions of the servants employed in the house. Return to Killarney for dinner and your overnight stay.

August 12 - Adare, Rock of Cashel, Dublin
Enjoy the beauty of the thatch-roofed streets of Adare. The church here has a Norman castle kept at its center. See the Rock of Cashel, the traditional seat of Irish kings. Here, St. Patrick is thought to have converted the King of Munster. The present ruins are from structures built in the 12 and 13th centuries during the Norman era. Continue to Dublin for dinner and your overnight stay.

August 13 - Dublin
We begin our journey this morning with a stop at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The church was transitioned from a Catholic church to the Church of Ireland over the centuries. Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver’s Travels and a critic of British rule, was a pastor here. John Wesley spoke and administered communion here on one of his numerous visits to Ireland. Take a walking tour of Trinity College. Founded by Queen Elizabeth I in 1592, it is the oldest college in Ireland. We’ll visit the Old Library here and see the Book of Kells, an ornately illustrated Bible produced by Celtic Monks around 800 AD. Enjoy lunch at The Church, a pub that was originally a church Wesley preached at on his first visit to Ireland. Enjoy an afternoon to explore and shop on your own as you walk along the Liffey River or visit the various museums. Return to your hotel for dinner and your overnight stay.

August 14 - Return to the USA
Say farewell to Ireland this morning as you return home with memories of the people and places of England and Ireland!

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. Wednesday, July 30, 2025
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*A 3.5% surcharge will be added to all credit card transactions