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Celtic Shrines

Group Tour Overview

Follow the path of early Christianity in England, Scotland and Ireland.
Holy Mass in Catherdrals of London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Marian Shrine of Knock
and Dublin.



Experience Time

11 Days

No. of Cities

8 Cities

Departure Date

You Choose

Day-1. DEPARTURE CITY TO LONDON: Trans Atlantic flight to London.

Day-2. LONDON: Morning arrival and transfer to London, for tour to see the main sites: Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, and Piccadilly Circus. Then to your centrally located hotel for check in, dinner and overnight. D.

Day-3. LONDON: Morning prayer at St. Paul’s Cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of London. Then metro to Buckingham Palace to see the Changing of the Guard. Later walk to Westminster Abbey the main symbol of London. Free time in the afternoon on Piccadilly Circus, or you can visit the British Library to see Codex Sinaiticus, the oldest copy of of the New Testament. B.D.

4. LONDON-EDINBURGH: Speedy train ride to Edinburgh. Then bus for ride to St Andrews, named after Apostle St. Andrew, the brother of St. Peter. Visit the ruins of St. Andrews Cathedral, a major Christians Scottish shrine. Then check in at your Edinburgh hotel for  overnight B.D.

Day-5. EDINBURGH: Visit Edinburg Castle, the Great Hall, David's Tower, the War Museum, and the Queen Anne Building. Then some free time along the Royal Mill. In the evening we attend a Holy Mass at the Metropolitan Cathedral of St Mary’s.. B.D.

Day-6. MOTHERWELLE - GLASGOW: Travel to Motherwell to visit the village of Carfin, site of the template of the Grotto at Massabielle, one of the main pilgrimage and prayer sites in Scotland in the last 100 years. Then just a short ride to Glasgow, and your hotel. Holy Mass at Glasgow Cathedral, the parish church for Glasgow built over the tomb of St. Kentigern. B.D.

Day-7. GLASGOW - BELFAST - KNOCK: Morning bus ride to Cairnryan and board the ferry to Northern Ireland. Arrival Larne, and continue through Irish countryside to Knock, the world known Marian Shrine for two nights hotel stay. Evening Holy Mass. B.D.

Day-8. KNOCK: Spend the full day in Irish  National Marian Shrine and join the Rosary Procession (depending on the schedule). Plenty of time is allowed for you to enjoy mass and explore the Shrine grounds at leisure. In the afternoon, journey to Croagh Patrick, renowned for its Catholic Pilgrimage in honour of Saint Patrick, Ireland's patron saint.  B.D.

Day-9. KNOCK TO DUBLIN: Drive to Dublin. Upon arrival visit the Glasnevin Cemetery, a resting place of Frank Duff, the founder of Legion of Mary. Then short panoramic tour of the Irish capital. before check in at the hotel. At the end of the day, walking tour along O’Connel Street, the hearth-beat of the city. B.D.

Day-10. DUBLIN: Visit Trinity College which houses the famous Book of Kells transcribed by 9th century monks, then Christ Church Cathedral, the elder of the city's two medieval cathedrals. Then a Holy Mass at St. Patrick Cathedra, built 800 years ago on the site f the original church used by St. Patrick in 5th century, and the place where he baptized the new converts to Christianity. Rest of the day is free to explore central area of Dublin by yourself. If you like to see the “real Dublin” visit some of great spots like: Brazen head, the oldest Dublin Pub, B.D

Day-11. DEPARTURE: Same day arrival Canada. B

                                           

Our Tour hotels are never far from where you need to go. We choose only the best hotels in centralized locations so you can get on with your tour.

With every group tour we provide you will see all the best attractions and some you might not even know. These attractions are just steps away from your hotel:

-Westminster Abbey

-St. Paul Cathedral

-Edinburgh Castel

-Carfin Grotto

-Glasgow Cathedral

-Wiklow Gaol

-Knock Marian Shrine

-St. Patrick Cathedral

Your tour is important to us and we provide the most inclusive tour possible. This student group tour includes the following:

-round trip airfare

-airport taxes based on present fees

-9 nights accommodation in hotels

-9 English / Irish breakfasts

-9 dinners or lunches

-AC Motor coach 

-tours of London, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dublin

-Holly Mass as per program

-Mariden Tour Director

-Spiritual leader

Not included:

-gratuities ($ 100 per person)

-all incluisve insurance

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