Itinerary ideas: Christian Heritage Tour
Off the shelf, flexible tours of the UK and Ireland
Christian Heritage Tour
What's it all about?
This tour explores the Christian Heritage in the UK. It covers heritage and significant figures from a range of traditions and denominations; all of which has made a significant contribution to Christianity in Britain today. The tour covers churches, cathedrals, homes of well-known revivalists, saints and missionaries as well as sites of important spiritual significance. It's a wonderful way to see the UK from another perspective and have the opportunity to reflect on some of the great people of days gone by who have contributed to the Christian faith followed today.
Region: England, Scotland, Wales
Length: 12 days / 11 nights
Transport options: Vehicle Hire
Start and End: Flexible
Price: Please enquire for prices
Inclusions: 11 nights B&B and hotel, car hire with insurance, Entrance fees, Guides, sightseeing bus, Info Pack, maps, taxes, fees and financial protection.
Exclusions: GPS system, meals other than breakfast, optional activities unless stated, Flights, Tips, Visa's
Christian Heritage Tour Itinerary
Day 1: London
Arrive in London – sightseeing
Day 2: Canterbury
Day trip to Canterbury, return to London
Day 3: London
Westminster Abbey, St Paul's, London Christian heritage including Bunhill Fields and Smithfield
Day 4: Cambridge - Bedford - Leicester - Retford
Travel to Cambridge – - Christian heritage tour and sightseeing - John Bunyan Museum, Bedford - William Carey Museum, Leicester - Travel on to Retford
Day 5: Stow - Lincoln
Stow and Lincoln medieval day Maybe add a day to include a visit to England's Nazareth at Walsingham. Visit both the Anglican Shrine and Catholic Basilica of Our Lady and walk the Pilgrim's Way between them barefoot, if you dare! Don't forget to include Walsingham Abbey near the Anglican Shrine. Richeldis de Faverches was a Saxon noblewoma, she had a deep faith in God and devotion to Mary. We know too of her reputation for good works in care and generosity towards those around her. Her life of prayer and good works was rewarded by a vision in the year 1061. In this vision she was taken by Mary to be shown the house in Nazareth where Gabriel had announced the news of the birth of Jesus. Mary asked Richeldis to build an exact replica of that house in Walsingham. This is how Walsingham became known as England's Nazareth.
Day 6: Epworth
Pilgrims & Prophets highlights + Epworth
Day 7: Yorkshire
Fountains Abbey and York
Day 8: Sunderland - Holy Island - Edinburgh
Sunderland/Durham and Holy Island (depending on tides)
Day 9: Edinburgh
Day 10: St Andrew's
St Andrews, then fly to Cardiff if a Welsh revival extension is wanted Day 11: Welsh Revival Day 12: Return to London via Bath/Stonehenge for onward travel