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This memorable journey through England and Scotland brings the great revivalist preachers to life! On this tour you'll discover the powerful impact preachers like John Wesley, Charles Spurgeon, and George Whitefield had on the believers of their time. Our tour begins in the great city of London where sightseeing highlights include Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, and St. Paul's Cathedral. We'll also spend a day exploring the London of John Wesley and Charles Spurgeon. We'll drive through the serene English countryside to the picturesque university cities of Cambridge and Oxford and the ancient Roman town of Bath. We'll continue on to charming, medieval York and then to Scotland—where we'll discover the land of Reformer John Knox during a Reformation tour of lovely Edinburgh. Our final day will be spent exploring the magnificent Stirling Castle. This is truly the best two weeks Great Britain has to offer!


Day 1   We will greet you upon arrival in London and transfer you to your hotel. After lunch we'll take an orientation tour of this lively and historical city. We'll see the highlights of London including Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. A visit to the magnificent Westminster Abbey completes our tour. This evening, join us for a reception at the hotel. (London 3 nights)

Day 2   We begin this morning with visits to the top sites in London. Tour the fascinating Tower of London and view the exquisite Crown Jewels. The Tower once held many Christian leaders prisoner—awaiting their execution simply because they were true to their faith instead of the Monarch. We will also visit beautiful St. Paul's Cathedral. We'll have lunch together, then spend the rest of the afternoon and evening exploring this great city on your own. This evening, you may want to enjoy a theatrical production in London's famous theater district.

Day 3   This morning we visit John Wesley's Chapel, Wesley's Home, and the Museum of Methodism, which provides an excellent history of the denomination, from Wesley to the present day. John Wesley (1703-1791) has been called the most influential Protestant leader of the English speaking world since the Reformation. He is the founder of the Methodist Church. Later, we visit the Metropolitan Tabernacle where Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892) held his great revival meetings. Spurgeon was a Baptist preacher who set his country on fire for God with his powerful sermons. During his lifetime he preached to an estimated ten million people. After lunch, the remainder of the day is at your leisure to enjoy London.

Day 4   Today we leave London behind and head for the lovely city of Cambridge. Famous for its university since the 13th century, Cambridge became the center of Protestant scholarship. The three great Reformers—Archbishop Thomas Cranmer, and Bishops Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley—were students here and were all martyred in Oxford by Queen Mary in the mid 16th century. During our walking tour we'll visit King's College Chapel. Known throughout the world for its boys' choir, this medieval masterpiece took seventy years to build. Enjoy some free time in this charming city before dinner. (Overnight in Cambridge)

Day 5   The city of Oxford and its ancient university is equally rich in Christian history. Both John and Charles Wesley were students at Christ Church College at Oxford. The early English reformer, John Wycliffe, was a professor at the university as was the famous Christian writer C.S. Lewis. Other well-known students included Bible translator William Tyndale and the great revivalist preacher George Whitefield. Late in the afternoon we continue on to the regal city of Bath. Discover its elegant streets filled with cafes, museums and enticing shops. (Overnight in Bath)

Day 6   Bath is graced with magnificent Georgian architecture. This morning, we take a walking tour to explore this fascinating city. We visit the Roman Baths and Museum for which the city is famous. The Romans transformed Bath into England's first spa resort and it regained fame as a spa town in the 18th century. After lunch, we continue on to Bristol. During the 18th and 19th centuries, Bristol was a center of evangelical Christianity. We will visit John Wesley's Chapel—called "The New Room," which is the oldest Methodist meeting house in Britain. From this pulpit, Wesley railed against the evils of slavery, and those who made their living in the slave trade sent gangs of local thugs to regularly break up the meetings. The chapel is now a fascinating museum that testifies to the social impact of Christianity and the courage of Wesley and his fellow preachers. Later this afternoon we head for Gloucester where the fiery George Whitefield (1714-1770) was born and later began to fulfill his call to preach. We'll have dinner together at the Bell Inn Restaurant—the birthplace of Whitefield. (Overnight in Gloucester)

Day 7   When he was 22 years old George Whitefield was the foremost figure in a religious movement called the Great Awakening—bringing a spiritual rebirth across Great Britain and the American colonies. This morning we join the small congregation of St. Mary de Crypt Church for Sunday worship. After the service we are given a tour of the church where George Whitefield was baptized and later preached his first sermon. We'll also visit Gloucester Cathedral—an architectural gem and the place where this great preacher was ordained into the ministry. After lunch we drive through the heart of England to the ancient city of York. It has retained so much of its medieval character and charm, that you feel as if you've stepped back in time. This evening, a local pastor joins us for dinner. He shares his vision for winning his city to Christ and answers your questions about ministry in Great Britain. (York 2 nights)

Day 8   Enjoy a leisurely morning discovering the wonders of York on your own. After lunch join us for a walking tour that introduces us to the city's Christian heritage. The largest medieval cathedral in Northern Europe—York Minster—is our first stop. We visit Clifford's Tower, a site of pilgrimage for Jewish visitors. Then we'll walk along a portion of the ancient walls that completely enclose the old city.

Day 9
  This morning we visit the best-preserved segment of the 1,800 year-old Hadrian's Wall, about two hours from York. After lunch, we continue on to the beautiful capital city of Edinburgh, Scotland and visit one of the most famous castles in all of Britain. (Edinburgh 3 nights)

Day 10   Today is devoted to Edinburgh's Reformation history. We visit St. Giles Church—it was from this pulpit that John Knox (1514-1572) spent most of his Reformation years preaching. At the time, no country in Europe had greater religious corruption than Scotland. The nation was transformed through Bible preaching, particularly by three courageous men—Patrick Hamilton, George Wishart, and John Knox. Later, we visit Holyrood Palace—the Queen's official Scottish residence. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure to explore one of Europe's most lovely cities. Enjoy shopping or visiting some of the best museums in Great Britain.

Day 11   After breakfast we drive to Stirling to visit its magnificent castle. Stirling Castle dominated Scottish history for centuries and now remains one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture in the country. It's a truly majestic fortress that was a popular residence of Scottish kings. After lunch we head back to Edinburgh where the remainder of the afternoon is yours to enjoy. Join us tonight for our farewell dinner and a time of reflection on the tremendous impact the great revivalist preachers had on Britain—and ultimately—our own great nation.

Day 12   This morning we depart from Edinburgh for our return flights to the USA.

On a Journeys of Faith Tour you'll stay in lovely superior three-star and moderate four-star hotels. All custom tour groups choose their own hotel categories based on their group budget. These are some examples of the type of accommodations we use. Each hotel is chosen for its quality, amenities, and location. Whenever possible, we choose lovely European style hotels in town centers, to make it easy for you to explore on your free time and so that you may experience travel as the locals do. We believe traveling this way will greatly enrich your journey.

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