0819AC5 - The Majesty of England and Scotland Pilgrimage 10 days from Toronto

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Air Canada http://bit.ly/2ej7b4H

Special Package with this Trip :
International departure taxes of $243 plus current fuel surcharges of $477 are included (subject to change).

Tour Code Departure Date Cost per person
AC0819BF 08/19/2025 $6199.00
Trip Details

Today we depart by motorcoach for Toronto’s Pearson International Airport for our overnight flight to London. We enjoy in-flight movies, dinner and breakfast aloft.
Depending upon our arrival time in London, our day will include a visit to the gothic Westminster Abbey, location of coronations, royal weddings, funerals, and other state occasions. In the Abbey, we take time to pray at the Tomb of Edward the Confessor (if allowed), destination of pilgrims throughout the centuries. After our visit to the Abbey, we relax and refresh with the ultimate of British traditions, afternoon tea before checking into our hotel. After check-in, the evening is free for an independent dinner and to explore the vibrant capital city. (L: tea)
After breakfast at our hotel, we begin to discover this historic and royal city. We begin with a morning private Mass at Westminster Cathedral, the seat of the Catholic Church in England. Afterwards we visit the State Rooms of Buckingham Palace, the official residence of King Charles III. At the end of the visit, we have an independent lunch at the palace’s café on the terrace overlooking the palace garden. In the afternoon we visit the Tower of London: its medieval palace and prison and home of the Crown Jewels and get a great view of the iconic Tower Bridge. We return to our hotel and have a free evening for an independent dinner, theatre, concerts, London Ghost walk or visit an English pub. (B) Overnight London
Following breakfast at our hotel we enjoy an independent day in London. The city has endless attractions, and this is the chance to explore your interests: independently pre-book a visit the Palace of Westminster, commonly known as the Houses of Parliament, explore The British Museum, The National Gallery, shopping at Harrod’s, The Royal Mews, or the lush greenery of the city’s parks. Independent dinner on our own (B) Overnight London
After breakfast we depart for Windsor Castle to tour the staterooms of the oldest inhabited castle in the world. Damaged by a huge fire, the restored castle was the preferred home of Queen Elizabeth II. We also visit breathtaking St. George’s Chapel on the castle grounds, burial site of many monarchs, including Queen Elizabeth II. After visiting the castle grounds, enjoy this quaint town on your own with time for our included lunch and shopping, returning to London with time for an independent dinner on our own and a free evening. Overnight London (B, reception)
We depart our hotel for an early flight from London to Inverness and explore the rugged scenery of the Scottish countryside as we make our way to its most famous its most famous body of water: Loch Ness. We view Loch Ness and visit the picturesque ruins of Urquhart Castle on its shore. We return to Inverness for Sunday Mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and then check into our hotel and enjoy an independent dinner on our own. (B) Overnight in Inverness.
This morning we continue to explore the countryside by departing early along the way we stop for lunch and visit Blair Athol Distillery for a tour and taste of the spirits of Scotland. Following our included lunch, we arrive at Glamis Castle and its gardens, the ancestral seat to the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne since 1372, the inspiration for Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the childhood home of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother and birthplace of Princess Margaret. After our visit we travel to the nearby town of Dundee to check into our hotel and enjoy an independent dinner on our own. Overnight in Dundee (B, L)
This morning we depart for Edinburgh and begin our discovery of the city at Edinburgh Castle, the centerpiece of the city. It sits upon Castle Rock, the remains of a dormant volcano. The castle was constr4ucted in the 12th century and has been the site of tumultuous historical events spanning hundreds of years. Inside the castle we view the Crown Jewels of Scotland, the Stone of Scone, and the Royal Chambers. We exit the castle precincts onto the Royal Mile making our way to St. Giles Cathedral, founded in 1124. We enjoy an independent lunch on the Royal Mile. We then continue to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the King’s official residence in Scotland and associated with some of Scotland’s most well-known historic figures such as Mary, Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie. We visit the staterooms, palace gardens and the remains of Holyrood Abbey. This evening is free for a independent dinner on our own. (B) Overnight in Edinburg
Today is your day to independently explore the Scottish capital. Options include a visit to the National Gallery, the Royal Yacht Britannia, stop for tea, or spend time shopping. We gather later in the day for a special visit to Rosslyn Chapel. The chapel was found in 1446 and is one of Scotland’s most remarkable buildings. We celebrate the conclusion of our trip with a special farewell visit and reception. Overnight in Edinburgh.
After breakfast, we transfer to the airport for our flight home with unforgettable memories. (B)