Traditions of Christ in Ancient Britain
April 24 - May 6, 2020
Guided by Mandy Green
$2865 per person, double occupancy
- 11 night hotel accommodations
- Deluxe motor-coach transportation
- Museum entrance fees
- 11 breakfasts, 2 dinners
- expert guide
- transfers to and from airport
- tips for driver and guide
- headset receivers
- priority coach seating option
- travel insurance
- Airfare to London and from Edinburough
- Airline baggage fees
- Meals other than listed
- Additional trip cancellation and trip interruption insurance ($248)
- $300 pp deposit at time of booking
- Final payment due 45 days before departure
- **This tour is based on a minimum of 20 passengers and max of 45 passengers.
*Rate of Exchange and City Taxes
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Traditions of Christ in Ancient Britain
Traditions of Christ in Ancient Britain
with Mandy Green
Day 1 (Fri. April 24) Leave the USA
Day 2 (Sat. April 25) Welcome to England, Drive from London Heathrow to Glastonbury. Glastonbury, also known anciently as Avalon, is one of the most beautiful and most fascinating places to visit in all of England. We will let you explore Glastonbury which is full of many interesting and eclectic shops and grab some lunch. In the afternoon we visit Glastonbury
Abbey. This abbey is said to be the burial site of Joseph of Arimathea, King Arthur and Guinevere. It is also the site of Joseph’s famous Thorn Tree that still blooms twice a year on Easter and Christmas. Overnight in Wells.
Day 3 (Sun. April 26) Glastonebury: We will begin the day exploring Wells Cathedral and the Chapter House. Wells Cathedral was the first cathedral to be built in the Early English Gothic style, construction began back in 1180AD. After lunch we will head back to Glastonbury to visit Chalice Well and Glastonbury Tor, both sites are steeped in legend and traditions. Chalice Well is a place of ancient Celtic worship, whose waters and design represents the union of heaven and earth. You’ll have a chance to take off your shoes and walk in the stream and have the opportunity to drink from the healing well waters. The area by the well is traditionally thought to be the burial site of the Holy Grail Cup, brought to Britain by Joseph of Arimathea. From there we’ll make the climb to Glastonbury Tor to see the breathtaking view of what was ancient Avalon and to see the representation of the heavens and learn about the Temple of the Stars. Overnight in Salisbury
Day 4 (Mon. April 27) Stonehenge and Avebury Circle: A visit to the iconic Stonehenge is in order; however, on this tour you can learn about what the ancient site was really built to be. Our mid day lunch break will be at the 400+ year old Waggon and Horse Pub, where legend has it, Charles
Dickens was known to frequent that very spot in his travels to and from London. Then we make a visit to an even older ancient stone circle site called Avebury. (Some believe the stones at Avebury were actually used to create Stonehenge.) Avebury has its own unique story about the paths of the stars and allows you to walk amongst the stones. Overnight in London
Day 5 (Tues. April 28) London: The study of the Holy Grail Legend would not be complete without a visit to the Temple Church in London. Built in the 12th century by the Knights Templar. The Round Church was consecrated in 1185 by the patriarch of Jerusalem. It was designed to recall the holiest place in the Crusaders’ world: the circular Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. All of the Templar churches we will visit are round-- patterned after what the Templars believed was the structure of Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem. After lunch on Fleet Street, we will set out for a Globe Theatre Tour. We will learn how this theatre’s architecture houses many hermetic
symbols and architectural details. Evensong will be an option in the late afternoon at St Paul’s Cathedral whose architect was Hermeticist Christopher Wren. Overnight in London
Day 6 (Wed. April 29) Cambridge: We start our day traveling to Cambridge, home to the Neo-platonists and one of the greatest minds of all time, Sir Isaac Newton, another Hermeticist. We will take a scenic boat ride, known as “punting on the Cam” (river) and enjoy a visit to King’s College Chapel
home to the world famous King’s College Choir for Evensong. You’ll want to make sure you stop in for a bite to eat or a drink at the famous Eagle Pub in Cambridge. Great WWII history as well as the “think tank” for the discovery of DNA. Overnight in Cambridge.
Day 7 (Thurs. April 30) Cambridge: We will visit Round Church, one of only 4 standing churches in the world that was built by the Knights Templar. Entrance to King’s College and Chapel, afternoon is free for exploring Cambridge. Evensong is optional at either King’s College or Trinity College.
Overnight in Cambridge.
Day 8 (Fri. May 1) Lincoln: We will travel to Lincoln, the land of Tennyson and others who revered Mary Magdalene. It’s also close to Robin Hood fame, with Sherwood Forest not far away. You will learn how the legend of Robin Hood and Maid Marian ties into the traditions of Christ in Britain. We will visit Lincoln Cathedral and learn of the traditions that tie it to Mary Magdalene. If you choose you’ll have time to explore Lincoln Castle where you can see 1of the 4 original copies of the Magna Charta. We will finish the day with Evensong at Lincoln Cathedral. Overnight in Lincoln.
Day 9 (Sat. May 2) Lyme Park, Grenta Green: We will transfer to Lyme Park. Lyme Park is a beautiful estate located in Cheshire, England. Lyme Park and its hall have been used in several films and television programs. The exterior of the hall was used as Pemberley in Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice. As we continue on with our journey to Edinburgh we will overnight in Gretna Green; the traditional site of runaway weddings! Pre-trip movie suggestion: “The Pride and the Prejuduce”
Day 10 (Sun. May 3) Transfer to Edinburghvia Melrose to visit St. Mary’s Abbey. The abbey was founded in 1136 by Cistercian monks at the request of Kind David I of Scotland. Traditions say that Robert the Bruce’s heart is buried there under the Chapter House. We will explore the Gothic Architecture of the Abbey along with the many carved decorative details, including likenesses of saints, dragons, gargoyles and plants. We will also be looking for the famous inscription of Master Mason John Morrow; “Be halde to ye hende.” (Keep in mind, the end, your salvation). We will travel to Temple Village to visit the Old Temple Kirk. The name “Temple” refers to its historical connection to the Knight Templar. It was known anciently as “Balantrodach”, from the Scottish Gaelic “Baile nan Trodach”, which means “town of the warriors”, again a reference to the Knights Templar.
We will continue our travel up north to Edinburgh for a tour of Holyrood Palace, the official residence of Her Majesty the Queen in Scotland. Holyrood Palace was built in the 1600’s and has its own connection to Hermeticism. Holyrood Abbey, the site of Scottish Templar trials in 1309 was built in 1128 under the direction of King David I of Scotland. The rest of the time will be spent exploring and shopping on the Royal Mile at your leisure. Overnight in Edinburgh
Day 11 (Mon. May 4) Stirling: We are off to Stirling and a visit the Bannockburn Battlefield Visitor Center. You will learn about Robert the Bruce and the last ride of the Templar Knights on this battlefield to secure independence for Scotland. We will head back to Edinburgh for a free afternoon exploring and shopping the Royal Mile or you may be up for exploring Edinburgh Castle, lot’s to do and see in Edinburgh. Overnight in Edinburgh. Pre-trip movie suggestion: “Braveheart”
Day 12 (Tues. May 5) Roslin: The final day of our tour will culminate with our visit to the amazing Rosslyn Chapel, built in the 1400s by the St. Clair family. Rosslyn, is a sacred site full of symbolism and energetic ley lines. Our visit will include a walk through Roslin Glen and a visit to Rosslyn Castle; ancestral home to the St. Clair (Sinclair) family of Templar fame. Rosslyn is the perfect conclusion of the tour that culminates in understanding the true grail legend and those who sought to protect it. Farewell Dinner that evening for the Traditions Tour. Overnight in Edinburgh.
Day 13 (Wed. May 6) Depart to USA from Edinburgh
After serving an LDS mission in Moscow, Russia, Mandy Green earned her BA in Humanities from Brigham Young University, with a minor in English Literature. She married Brent Green in 1998 and they are the proud (if not perplexed) parents of three children. Mandy is fluent in Russian and can read and write in Biblical Hebrew and Koine (New Testament) Greek. Her post graduate studies include courses in Ancient Texts and Temples, the Nag Hamadi Writings, Egyptian Religion, Hermeticism, and Grail Lore. She also spent a summer taking a special archaeology course at Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 2014.
Mandy currently teaches adult religion courses in Salt Lake and Utah Counties. Mandy is a passionate student of the world and has traveled to Russia, Kazakhstan, France, England, Scotland, Israel and Italy. The only thing Mandy enjoys more than experiencing a new place for the first time is introducing it to someone else.