England 2019

The Glory of Catholic England

When is it?

We will meet at Heathrow Airport on the morning of Saturday, July 27th and drop everyone off there on Sunday, August 4th to catch their flights.

What is the exact itinerary?

  • CAMBRIDGE: We’ll be staying at one of the world’s most beautiful universities, wandering through King’s College Chapel, punting on the Cam River, and enjoying high tea there.
  • WALSINGHAM: Day Two finds us on our walking pilgrimage through England’s green fields and quaint villages to one of Christendom’s legendary shrines of Our Lady of Walsingham.
  • LONDON: A personal tour of an almost-unknown part of London where the Catholic martyrs were executed. A visit to Westminster Abbey and the shrine of St Edward the Confessor. And all of glorious London in between.
  • LANCASTER: Discover how during and long after the Reformation, English recusants kept the Faith alive in Lancashire. Latin Masses in magnificent 19th century Gothic churches. Walk the Tolkien Trail, from our 16th century coaching inn lodgings to a pub owned by the Queen overlooking the Ribble Valley.
  • OXFORDSHIRE: Experience student life at Oxford, ancient manuscripts at Bodleian Library and a day attending a fascinating presentation on English Catholic literary figures. Our lodging will be in a Grade One listed building — an actual Tudor convent set amongst gardens and lawns just 40 minutes from central London.

Do you have to be single?

No. Though many travelers are.

Do you have to be Catholic?

No, though what we’re going to see might make more sense if you have been formed as a Catholic.

Are there age limits on this trip?

Over 21 years of age, please, as we will be consuming alcohol. Also, those with physical limitations should bear in mind that parts of this Trip will include long periods of standing and walking, and that they will need to carry their own luggage.

Why is this trip different from other trips?

Basically, it’s an insider’s tour. In addition to seeing the beauties of England, you will meet and hang out with English people who take their Faith seriously. You will assist at Latin Masses in parishes and Orders. And you will travel with other people your age, who also take their Faith seriously.

Will we have a Latin Mass every day?

No. We will have a Novus Ordo Mass available every  day with our Chaplain, and we will have a Latin Mass on both Sundays.

Who is coming on this trip?

Last year we had people from the US, Canada, Singapore, and Ireland.

Can we bring kids?

You can, although we would caution strongly that this trip is probably not suitable for children under 14. Too tiring, and too intellectual.

What kind of places will we stay in?

We will be staying in historic accommodations in Cambridge, the Ribble Valley and in the Thames Valley. We’ll stay in places REGINA knows personally.

It says 'walk a 12 mile pilgrimage!?'

Yes, we will join a group of young English Catholics for one day on the historic walking pilgrimage which is being revived in honor of our Lady of Walsingham. The route is through beautiful fields and quaint villages in East Anglia.

Do I have to share a room?

You have a choice of sharing a room or not. Obviously, if you share with a friend, we can accommodate you both. If you don’t have a friend to accompany you, let us know and we will assign someone of the same sex to share with you, if we can. Single rooms are available, too.

What's the difference in cost?

A shared room package will cost US$2100. A single room package will cost US$2900. Neither includes airfare.

What does the tour fee include?

Transportation around England, overnight accommodations, breakfast and dinner, entrance fees and charitable contributions to Catholic Orders. Basically everything except lunch, drinking and spending money.

How many people are going on this tour?

The maximum we will take is 22.

Is there a fee to reserve my seat?

Yes. A non-refundable fee to reserve your seat is $515, which goes towards your total Trip fee. You can pay via PayPal at the link on this page.

How do I pay for it?

Reserve fees must be paid via Paypal or Square HERE. You don’t need a Paypal account. All you need is a MC or Visa, and you can go onto the Paypal website and work from there!

When is the rest due?

The second installment is due on April 1, 2019. If you pay via PayPal to this link it will be $1133 (for a shared room) or $1957 (for a single room). If you pay via check it will be $1100 (for a shared room) or $1900 (for a single room) mailed to 12042 SE Sunnyside Road Suite 486 Clackamas, Oregon 97015. The remainder of the Trip fee is due May 1 at $515 via PayPal or $500 via check as above. Please note that it's first-come, first-served and we close Trips at 22 people.

How can I get updates?

Once you send us your $515 reserve fee, we will include your name on the trip email list and provide regular updates that way.

What is the weather like in August?

The weather in England is generally mild and sunny to partly cloudy in August. Bring layers and waterproofs.  Comfortable footgear is a must because we will be doing a great deal of walking.

How much should I pack?

We recommend that you pack as lightly as you can, as you will be carrying your own luggage.

Can we get cellphone service in England?

Most carriers have plans which you can buy to provide service in England.

Can I learn more about the places we will visit on this tour?

Yes, indeed. Everyone who signs up for the Trip will receive a free ‘Secret Catholic Insider Guide to England’!

Questions? Contact us at reginafoundationtours@gmail.com

What happens when a bunch of young Catholics converge on the Emerald Isle?