Tour Dates June 1 – 11, 2018
Optional Pre-Tour Extension to London
May 30 – June 2, 2018
Join Dr. Erwin and Rebecca Lutzer on our extraordinary Christian tour 2018 featuring the Reformation sites of England and Scotland. An award-winning author of many books, including Hitler’s Cross, Dr. Lutzer’s insights into the European Christian community will give you a historical and fresh perspective to your experience as we travel together in fellowship and learning.
This remarkable opportunity includes the full experience: hotel accommodations (4-star or better); many of your meals; most tips, all land transportation by air-conditioned motor coaches; English-speaking, historically authoritative guides; worship opportunities; Dr. Lutzer’s experienced leadership and teachings; and even an opportunity to extend your stay in London.
The Dr. Lutzer Shares the History of John Knox
and Mary Queen of Scots – Listen Now!
The price starts at $4,699 per person, based on double occupancy. The tour includes superior hotels for the duration; most meals (as noted in itinerary); most tips; leadership and teachings by Dr. Erwin Lutzer; expert guides throughout; all sightseeing entrance fees and visits as noted and all ground transportation. There is an optional air program which can be added for only $1,060 from Chicago per person, or $1,019 from New York/JFK. See brochure for more details.
Itinerary at a Glance
|June 1||Depart home airport|
|June 2||London Heathrow, welcome dinner, overnight London|
|June 3||River Thames lunch cruise, Hampton Palace, overnight London|
|June 4||Canterbury, Canterbury Cathedral, Oxford|
|June 5||Coventry, Coventry Cathedral, Shakespeare’s Stratford, Doncaster, York, York Minster, overnight York|
|June 6||Scottish Uplands, Firth of Forth, Edinburgh|
|June 7||Edinburgh, St. Giles Cathedral, John Knox House, Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyrood, Carrubbers Close Mission, Golden Mile, overnight Edinburgh|
|June 8||St. Andrews Fortress, St. Andrews Cathedral and University|
|June 9||Linlithgow Palace, St. Michael’s Parish Church, Stirling, Church of the Holy Rude, Trossachs and Loch Lomond Park|
|June 10||Loch Lomond, Hogback Stone at St. Kessog Church, Glasgow|
|June 11||Flights home from Glasgow|
|May 30||Depart home airport|
|May 31||London Heathrow, welcome dinner, overnight London|
|June 1||Orientation, drive by the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, free afternoon to explore|
|June 2||Free day, explore the museums of London or enjoy the incredible shopping areas|
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* B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=Dinner)
|Day||Reformation Tour 2018 Details|
|June 1||Depart home airports.|
|June 2||Arrive at London Heathrow Airport. Meet the tour manager. Private motor coach transfer to your hotel. Enjoy an orientation of London followed by a welcome dinner. Overnight in London. (D)|
|June 3||Tour of London with your professional tour manager. Visit the main touristic sites, such as the Tower of London, spend Sunday services at either Westminster Cathedral or St. Paul’s Cathedral (schedules permitting) and enjoy a lunch cruise on River Thames. Overnight in London.
As today is a Sunday we will not tour Westminster Abbey. Overnight in London. (B,L)
|June 4||Leave London and travel to Canterbury. There we follow the path of Chaucer’s pilgrims through the city, ending at the famous Canterbury Cathedral for a visit lead by a cathedral guide. After the Cathedral, we’ll enjoy an early lunch (included), and transfer to Oxford, arriving around 3:00PM.|
|June 5||Our first destination today is Coventry where we will visit the incredible Coventry Cathedral (with cathedral guide). The Cathedral is a memorial to the horrors of WWII. Around noon, we will arrive in Stratford made famous by Shakespeare, with an included visit to his birthplace. After lunch, we will explore the villages that were the homes to many of the Mayflower passengers. Today’s highlight is the visit of the glorious York Minster, the largest medieval cathedral in Northern Europe. We will spend the night in York. (B,L,D)|
|June 6||Today we’ll take a leisurely drive through Northern England and the softly rolling hills of the Scottish Southern Uplands. We will take a lunch en route before we see the banks of the famous Firth of Forth on which Edinburgh, our destination for the next two nights, is situated. (B,L,D)|
|June 7||In the company of a local guide we will visit the home of John Knox and Presbyterianism. We’ll also visit St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh Castle, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse which is forever associated with Mary, Queen of Scots. Afterwards, we’ll stop at what used to be the Carrubbers Close Mission (now Carrubbers Christian Centre). D.L. Moody raised money for the permanent building, and also laid the foundation stone in 1883. There will be time for your own activities such as strolling on the Royal Mile. Overnight in Edinburgh (B,L)|
|June 8||We drive across the Firth of Forth to St. Andrews, the country’s oldest seat of learning and where golf originated. We take you to the fortress, founded in 1200, and the ruins of St. Andrews Cathedral, founded in 1160. This was the largest church in Scotland before its destruction during the Reformation. Lunch included.
John Knox studied at the University of St. Andrews. He was captured by the French at the castle and carried away into slavery in 1547. (B,L,D)
|June 9||Today it is countryside and history. We will visit the ruins of Linlithgow Palace which was a royal residence for 200 years and also birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots. Next, we will experience a hearty welcome by the congregation of St. Michaels Parish Church and have a devotion together.
Onward to Stirling, powerful castle and for a long time, main residence of the Scottish Royals. Mary, Queen of Scots was crowned here. We also visit the famous Church of the Holy Rude, where King James VI was crowned and John Knox preached a sermon. Overnight in Glasgow (B,D)
|June 10||Full day excursion in to the Trossachs and Loch Lomond National Park. See the bonny, bonny banks of Loch Lomond, the home of the Colquhoun Clan, where we’ll enjoy a cruise while taking in the wildlife with a chance to see deer and osprey.
While at St. Kessog’s Church, you can see a 9th Century Hogback stone left in the churchyard by Vikings. St. Kessog was one of the very first Christian martyrs in Scotland.
We will return to Glasgow in time to attend a service at Glasgow’s St Mungo’s Cathedral. Tonight, savor a hearty Scottish farewell meal. Overnight Glasgow. (B,L,D)
|June 11||After breakfast transfer to Glasgow Airport and board your flight home. (B)|
|Day||Optional London Pre-Tour|
|May 30||Depart home airports.|
|May 31||Arrive at London Heathrow Airport. Meet our tour manager and board our private motor coach. During our transfer to the hotel, enjoy our first orientation of London followed by a welcome dinner. Overnight in London. (D)|
|June 1||This morning we take you on a half day tour of the exciting capital of Great Britain. We will pass all the famous places like British Parliament, Big Ben, and the stunning Buckingham Palace. In the afternoon, you are free to explore your own selection of sights on your own. Our staff will be there to assist you in preparing your tour including reservations. (B)|
|June 2||Breakfast at your leisure, enjoy a visit to the British Museum, one of the other major museums or one of the wonderful shopping streets. Join the main group for dinner this evening. (B, D)|
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Dr. Erwin Lutzer
Dr. Erwin Lutzer
After 36 years of faithful service as Senior Pastor of The Moody Church in Chicago, Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer transitioned to the role of Pastor Emeritus in May 2016. In this role he acts as a “goodwill ambassador” for The Moody Church, speaking, continuing his broadcast and writing ministries in Chicago and around the world.
Pastor Lutzer was born near Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. He is an award-winning author of more than twenty books, a celebrated international conference speaker, and the featured speaker on three radio programs (The Moody Church Hour, Songs in the Night, and Running to Win) available on radio stations around the world.
He and his wife, Rebecca, live in the Chicago area and have three married children and eight grandchildren.
1. Through the use of The Word, we trust that once you have returned from your trip, you will have gained a deeper knowledge of the scriptures and the multiple layers of teaching and truths that are inside each.
Isaiah 55:11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
2. You can be assured an experience like our previous participants, who have gained an appreciation of how God uses everything for His glory and for the purpose of furthering knowledge and understanding. You will see this as you encounter the geology of the land, the geography where events actually occurred and the archaeology that may (or may not!) still exist. Furthermore, through the remaining people in the land, the practices still in place and demography that have endured.
Colossians 1:20 and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.
3. Further, our assurance is received that through The Word; the teachings you will be exposed will solidify the truth which you and your family have been taught by seeing, touching and hearing the scriptures each day. We assert and firmly believe Romans 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
4. You and your family will experience the oneness of the body of Christ during our trip. Just as Jesus prayed in John 17:21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.
What an amazing experience you crafted for us! Thank you so much for all you did to plan, troubleshoot, herd and provide an incredible trip for our group! I can’t say enough good about the whole experience.
— Jenny B.
…now reflecting on amazing trip which more than met expectations! Much appreciation to you and your staff for excellent organization with an eye-for-detail! – looking forward to the next trip.
— David S.
All I can say is AMAZING…FANTASTIC…UNBELIEVABLE and STUNNING! Every family member said it was our best trip yet, and we have had lots and lots of fantastic trips in the past 20 years!
— Sunshine & Fred S.
Thank you – you did a fantastic job – know the Lord was leading you because we met so many wonderful people.
— Rose T.
Thanks for a Great Trip! Very meaningful – we gained new spiritual insights.
— Rosanne V.
I love to travel but this tour was the adventure of a lifetime. Everything was first class: the hotels, the food, the guides and the teaching.
I learned a lot, experienced a lot, and created great memories. Great overall experience. Local guides were mostly excellent….knowledgeable and friendly. Rhonda is very helpful and professionally competent in all she does.
— Richard and Bobby
Everything ran smoothly. What a lot of logistical planning went into this trip. Greatly appreciated! We will see you again!
— Bob and Ginny S.
I enjoyed this tour so much, that I’d like to do it again sometime, maybe in the Spring season. PS…our group enjoyed each others’ company so much that we are having a reunion party coming up on Monday the 21st!
— Monica H.