Saturday – After you arrive, we will meet you in Glasgow at 10am. We will then drive to the stunning Stirling Castle to learn all about its connection to Scotland’s Reformation. We will then drive to Glasgow to visit the ancient Glasgow Cathedral and Reformation sites nearby. We will then visit the beautiful Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. After that we will have dinner and take you to your accommodation where you will stay during the tour.
Lord’s Day – Our policy at Reformation Tours is that the Sabbath is to be a day of worship and rest both for the Tour guides and for those on the Tour. So, you will worship with us at the Airdrie Reformed Presbyterian Church in the morning, where the congregation will be delighted to get to know you. After lunch with some in the church, you could either rest at your accommodation or visit a local country park (weather permitting) for a lovely walk followed by tea with others in the congregation, and then evening worship.
Monday – Reformation Tour of St. Andrews, the historic Cathedral town of Scotland and home to its oldest university and the birthplace of golf. You will visit the martyrs monument; see the spot where Patrick Hamilton – the first Scottish martyr of the Reformation – was killed; see where George Wishart, the mentor of John Knox, was executed; see where John Knox preached; and visit the grave of Samuel Rutherford the great Covenanter minister. You will visit the Cathedral, see the beach where the iconic Chariots of Fire scene was filmed, and spend time wandering through the cobbled streets.
Tuesday – Reformation Tour of Edinburgh, a World Heritage Site. As you walk around the Old Town of this medieval city you will visit St. Giles Cathedral, the National Museum of Scotland, Greyfriars kirkyard (best known for the loyalty of a dog, but where God’s people also showed their loyalty), and the Grassmarket where many Christians were put to death for adhering to the Reformation. In the afternoon, you will tour Edinburgh Castle, then have some free time for shopping on the Royal Mile before dinner in Edinburgh.
Wednesday – Reformation tour of Lanarkshire & Ayrshire. On this day you will travel throughout the rural, southwest countryside of Scotland visiting old churches, and castles, and graveyards, and villages, and hearing the stories of ordinary men and women who were killed for their faith in Christ.
Thursday – We will drive up the West Highland Way, past beautiful Loch Lomond, stopping at the picturesque village of Luss, before continuing to the Highlands. We will travel through the stunning scenery of Glencoe to the visitor centre where we will hear all about the Glencoe massacre. On the way back we will stop for dinner at a traditional fish & chip shop.
Friday – Today we travel to Dumfries to visit the historic, triangular shaped Caerlaverock Castle and martyr graves in the town. We will then head to the beautiful market town of Moffat before continuing on to see other Reformation locations in the Scottish Borders.
Saturday – Head for home.
The price for the 2024 Tours is £2,065 pounds sterling per person, with discounts for children 15 and younger. The Tour can be paid for in three installments or in one payment.
The price includes all accommodation, all transport within Scotland, all meals, entry to all sites visited, all gratuities, and the services of our Tour Guides.
The price does not include international airfare.
Reformation Tours is a non-profit ministry of the RPCS, any money left after costs are paid is used for church planting in Scotland.