Grand Lodge of New York’s 2017 Grand Master’s UK Journey

Exploring Masonry’s Scottish Roots & Celebrating the UGLE 300th Anniversary
October 23 – November 2, 2017

2017 brings an extraordinary journey to the Grand Lodge of New York, and the Grand Master is pleased to invite you to join him to trace Masonic history in the United Kingdom.

We arrive in Scotland to experience the warmth of the people and the history of the country. Visits are planned to such ancient sites as Stirling Castle, Roslyn Chapel and Edinburgh Castle. We will also visit Lodge Mother Kilwinning No. 0, the mother lodge of Scotland, dating back to the year 1140. Brothers may opt to attend the quarterly session of the Grand Lodge of Scotland during our visit to Edinburgh.

From Scotland we journey to London but not before stopping in historic York for sightseeing and an overnight. Then it’s on to London where our group members will have the exclusive opportunity to celebrate the 300th Anniversary of the United Grand Lodge of England. An exclusive visit to Sulgrave Manor and the ancestral home of George Washington is our final stop before heading back to the U.S.

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Judi Stern
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ITINERARY

Mon, Oct 23: UNITED STATES TO GLASGOW
Depart your hometown and take an overnight flight across the Atlantic

Tue, Oct 24: GLASGOW ARRIVAL
Welcome to Scotland!
Enjoy a panoramic tour of Glasgow as you transfer to your hotel*
Afternoon at leisure
Dinner & entertainment at the National Piping Centre
Overnight: Jurys Inn, Glasgow

Wed, Oct 25: EXPLORE SCOTTISH ROYAL HISTORY
Visit Stirling Castle
Visit Rosslyn Chapel
Return to Glasgow / Overnight: Jurys Inn, Glasgow

Thu, Oct 26: EXPLORE EDINBURGH
Guided tour of Edinburgh
Visit Edinburgh Castle
Alternate option for Brothers: attend quarterly session of Grand Lodge of Scotland
Return to Glasgow / Overnight: Jurys Inn, Glasgow

Fri, Oct 27: TRACING MASONIC ROOTS
Visit Lodge Mother Kilwinning No. 0 (independently arranged)**
Visit Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
Return to Glasgow / Overnight: Jurys Inn, Glasgow

Sat, Oct 28: YORK
Depart Glasgow for York (morning departure)
Guided walking tour of York
Visit York Minster
Check into your hotel; Dinner & Overnight at Holiday Inn or Mercure Fairfield Hotel, York

Sun, Oct 29: CAMBRIDGE & LONDON
Depart York for London (morning departure)
Guided walking tour of Cambridge
Lunch in a local pub
Drive to London; Check into your hotel
Overnight: Copthorne Tara Hotel, London

Mon, Oct 30: LONDON & UGLE CELEBRATION
Guided tour of London
Visit Tower of London
6:00-9:00 PM tour of Freemasons Hall and buffet dinner (independently arranged)**
Overnight: Copthorne Tara Hotel, London

Tue, Oct 31: UGLE 300TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION DAY
Morning on your own
2:00 PM-9:30 PM: Transfer to/from Freemasons Hall for simulcast viewing of UGLE 300th Anniversary Celebrations from Royal Albert Hall followed by dinner (independently arranged)**
Overnight: Copthorne Tara Hotel, London

Wed, Nov 1: VISITING U.S. “SACRED” GROUND IN THE UK
Drive to Daventry
Full day event at Sulgrave Manor (independently arranged)**
Transfers back to the hotel in the evening
Overnight: Alveston Manor, Stratford-upon-Avon

Thu, Nov 2: HOMEWARD BOUND
Transfer to London Airport to check in for your flight

Notes:
*Group transfer provided for flights arriving @ the same time.
**Exclusive Masonic Group events. Additional costs nay apply.

Pricing & Reservations

Due to the unique and exclusive arrangements of this Pilgrimage, space is extremely limited.  Reserve your space NOW!

PRICING:        BOOK EARLY AND SAVE!
Early-bird pricing from now through March 15, 2017
Double Occupancy:         $3,299 per person
Single Occupancy:          $4,499 per person

March 16-July 10, 2017
Double Occupancy:         $3,499 per person
Single Occupancy:          $4,699 per person

RESERVATION DEADLINE:  JULY 10, 2017

A $500 per person deposit is due upon booking.  Final payment is due by August 10, 2017.

INCLUSIONS

  • Hotel accommodations for nine nights as outlined above
  • Ground transportation in UK
  • All tours/visits as outlined above unless otherwise stated
  • Breakfast daily
  • Two dinners and one lunch as outlined on the above itinerary
  • Gratuities for dedicated tour bus driver and exclusive tour guide

 

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Airfare: We are happy to assist you with air arrangements, or you may choose to book air independently.  You must provide your detailed flight itinerary if booked independently.
  • Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is strongly recommended.  Please ask us for a quote.
  • Meals not indicated above