Religious Tours

Ireland, Scotland and Wales, lands of deep Christian heritage, lands from where missionaries went from to travel throughout the world. For a lot of people, “Lands of their Fathers”.

Our tours are fully escorted with drivers and guides who know and love these lands and are eager to share their vast knowledge of the achiest Christian sites and what significant events happened there, events that helped shape the Celtic Nations as we know them today.

Ireland

Walk in the footsteps of St Patrick, visit the site of Bangor Abbey where they had 100s of years of 24/7 Praise and Worship. Visit Saul Church, built of the site of St Patrick’s first Church, his grave in Downpatrick, St Patrick’s Centre the only permanent exhibition in the World dedicated to Ireland's Patron Saint. Slane Hill where St Patrick lit the first paschal fire in direct defiance of the pagan kings at nearby Tara. The Gallarus Oratory a 1300 year old Church still watertight today. Glendalough, or the Glen of two Lakes, is one of the most important sites of monastic ruins in Ireland. It is also known as the city of the seven Churches. Fourteen centuries have passed since the death of its founder, St. Kevin, when the valley was part of Ireland's Golden Age.

In Scotland

You can visit Iona an enchanting, magical, and very special place. Today some 140,000 people make their way here each year. In doing so, they follow in the footsteps of pilgrims who have been coming to Iona since not long after St Columba's arrival in AD563. The Holy Island of Lindisfarne, (Holy Island is in England but just over the Scottish border) in 635AD St. Aidan came from Iona and chose to found his monastery on Lindisfarne. The Christian message flourished here and spread throughout the world. You can visit St Giles' Cathedral, there is record of a parish church in Edinburgh by the year 854, served by a vicar from a monastic house, probably in England. It is possible that the first church, a modest affair, was in use for several centuries before it was formally dedicated by the bishop of St Andrews on 6 October 1243. In 1559, Knox led the Lords of the Congregation into Edinburgh and was elected minister of Edinburgh. Knox played a principal role in establishing the styles of worship and administration that were to be accepted throughout the country. Knox served as Minister at St Giles' until 1572.

In Wales

Visit the Churches and sites where The Revival Fire of God fell on a dry and hungry nation. This is an experience not to be missed; people are changed by this experience. You will have read about Evan Roberts, but others notable among the 152,000 estimated converts of the Revival are George & Stephen Jeffrey’s who later went on to found the Elim Movement, and David Powell Williams, the founder of the Apostolic Pentecostal church. It is also worth mentioning its effect on Rees Howells, intercessor and founder of the Bible College of Wales and David Lloyd George, who later became the British Prime Minister. The results of the Revival cannot be measured by the countless chapels that lie deserted on the Welsh hills today, but in the multitude of changed men and women who went on to effect the course of the twentieth century under the guidance of the Almighty.