Wesley - Methodist
Depart USA For London
Overnight flight for London
London And Bristol
Upon arrival we are met by our guide and board our motor coach. Our
first stop is at Salisbury for a visit to the famous cathedral. The
builders of the gothic church claimed it to be "so great a church
to the glory of God that those who come after us will think us mad even
to have attempted it." Once again we are on our way to yet another
wondrous sight, the Neolithic monument of Stonehenge which dates to
around 2800 BC. Following lunch we head to Bristol where we'll visit
Broadmead and John Wesley's chapel. Built in 1739, the church is the
oldest Methodist chapel in the world. After a visit to the home of
Charles Wesley and the Portland Chapel, we check into our hotel for
dinner and overnight.
Bath And Hanhan Mount
This morning our travels take us to the most elegant city in England--
Bath. Since the 1st century AD, the steady flow of hot mineral springs
has made this a fashionable spa resort for the early Romans and later,
the British monarchs. The ancient remains of the city are the finest
preserved Roman ruins in Great Britain. This after noon we travel to
nearby Hanhan Mount where Wesley preached in 1739. Dinner and overnight
Oxford And Stratford-Upon-Avon
Following breakfast we leave Bristol for the town of Oxford. The town is
the home of the world's first English-language university. A local guide
will take us on a brief walking tour to visit the Lincoln College rooms
once occupied by John Wesley. This afternoon we visit Witney where
Wesley preached in 1725. Dinner and overnight in Stratford.
A full day of sightseeing in Stratford includes visits to the beautiful
buildings connected with William Shakespeare and his family . We'll
visit Anne Hathaway's impeccably preserved thatched cottage and gardens.
At the Harvard House, we will hear the history of the founder of the
famous American university. Other Shakespearean sights include a visit
to Mary Arden's house (the Bard's mother), and New Place where the
writer retired in 1610. Our final visit of the day is at Shakespeare's
birthplace. Dinner and overnight in Stratford.
Upon arrival in Chester this afternoon, the day is at your leisure.
Stroll the medieval streets past black and white timbered buildings or
seek out the preserved Roman wall. Other noteworthy attractions include
the Abbey Square and 16th century Chester Cathedral. Dinner and
overnight in Chester.
Enjoy another afternoon at leisure in the walled city of York. The
richly layered history of York is visible in its magnificent
architecture. Along with many first-rate museums, the city alone is a
treasure in itself. Visit the crumbling Clifford's Tower, the only
remains of York Castle. The Shambles is actually one of the most
picturesque streets in York, which once served as butcher's row. The
largest medieval cathedral in northern Europe, York Minster, is the
city's crowning glory. Dinner and overnight in York.
Epworth & Lincoln
Today our tour concentrates on the Wesley family history as we travel to
Epworth, the birthplace of John and Charles. It is also where the World
Methodist Council is based. Our journey takes us on to Gainsborough and
the Old Hall. In the 16th century it was the meeting place of the early
Dissenters later known as the Pilgrim Fathers. John Wesley preached at
the hall several times. Dinner and overnight in Lincoln.
Medieval monuments dominate the narrow lanes in Lincoln. Reminders of
the Danes and the Romans seem to be everywhere. The town is full of
history. We'll visit the Lincoln Cathedral, known for its Wesleyan ties,
the Cardinal's Hat, Lincoln Castle and the New Port Arch. Situated at
the corner of a steep hill is the 12th century House of Aaron, said to
be the oldest inhabited dwelling in England. Dinner and overnight in
Before arriving in London we'll make a stop at Cambridge. The university
of Cambridge is known for producing some of the world's greatest
scientists. You'll see robed scholars strolling past impressive
libraries and stone walls. While here we will visit Wesley's House and
the Theological School. We arrive in London in time for dinner and
Our group will be taken on a full day sightseeing tour of the thriving
city on the Thames. We'll visit the imposing Tower of London where we'll
see the precious Crown Jewels, St. Paul's Cathedral and Wesley's Chapel.
This evening we'll have a farewell dinner at a typical English
restaurant. Overnight in London.
Depart London For USA