This tour combines the principal Scottish sites connected with John Knox with a visit to the isle of Iona which is, in our opinion, the most spiritual and peaceful of all of the pilgrimage destinations that we have visited. As far as we know, we are the only tour operator that offers a two night stay on the island, all others offering either a week's retreat or a day trip (which, after crossing Mull, allows the visitor only a couple of hours on the island). We can amend the itinerary to suit your own preferences. For example, if you would like to visit the church in Perth where John Knox preached, we could visit there instead of Dunfermline.
Day 1 FLIGHT
Depart en route for Edinburgh
Day 2 ARRIVAL IN EDINBURGH – EAST NEUK VILLAGES – ST.ANDREWS (2 nights)
Lunch stop at Anstruther on the East Neuk
Day 3 ST.ANDREWS
Castle and ruined Cathedral in St.Andrews. Time to walk and see the home of golf.
We will arrange for you to hold your own service in the ruins of the cathedral
Day 4 ST ANDREWS – DUNFERMLINE – EDINBURGH (3 nights)
Dunfermline Abbey, Carnegie Birthplace Museum. Introductory sightseeing tour of Edinburgh in the afternoon including entry to the castle
Day 5 EDINBURGH
John Knox’ House, St.Giles Cathedral, Holyrood Palace
We will arrange for you to hold your own service in St.Giles’ cathedral
Day 6 DAY TRIP TO HADDINGTON +
Haddington, John Knox’ birthplace – possible service in the medieval church of St.Mary’s in Haddington, either Walter Scott’s Abbotsford or Traquair House
Day 7 EDINBURGH – IONA VIA OBAN AND MULL
Drive through the beautiful Highland scenery, ferry from Oban to Mull, spectacular drive across Mull and foot ferry across the strait to Iona
Day 8 IONA
Your own service at Iona Abbey and guided tour, free time to enjoy the peace of this beautiful island
Day 9 1ONA -STIRLING
Day 10 DEPARTURE
Transfer to airport for return flight home.