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Study Tour of C.S. Lewis’s Belfast & Oxford
Friends and staff of the C.S. Lewis Institute will travel to Belfast and Oxford to celebrate the life and legacy of Christian apologist, disciple, and writer C.S. Lewis. While there, we will explore the birthplace, land, culture, and faith of this gifted follower of Jesus Christ with guided tours of C.S. Lewis’s Belfast and Oxford and teachings on C.S. Lewis – his life and thought - by world-renowned Lewis experts Dr. Michael Ward, Sandy Smith, and C.S. Lewis Institute Staff.
Purpose: To explore onsite the land, culture, and faith of C.S. Lewis, a disciple of Jesus Christ, and one of the greatest Christian writers and apologists of the 20th century, with an aim toward personal spiritual growth in the areas of discipleship and apologetics.
Dates: Saturday, June 24– Sunday, July 2, 2017
Tour Package: Includes hotels, 2 Meals/Day, Guided Tour of C.S. Lewis’s Belfast, Northern Ireland and Oxford, Teaching on C.S. Lewis -- his life and thought -- by Sandy Smith, John Lennox, Michael Ward and C.S. Lewis Institute Staff, Transportation from Belfast to Oxford. Participants will need to arrange their own flights to Belfast and travel from airport to Jury’s Inn Hotel. Tour ends in Oxford where participants are free to return home, or travel elsewhere.
Flights to Belfast: Select flight from place of your choosing with the goal to arrive in Belfast by early afternoon of Saturday, June 24, 2017.
Transportation from Belfast City Airport to Jury’s Inn Hotel: 1) Direct bus link to Europa Bus Centre, every 40 minutes, £2.50; 2) Bus 21 leaves every 20 minutes from Sydenham to City Hall; 3) Taxi rank outside terminal, approximate cost is £8.50.
Transportation from Eastgate Hotel to Heathrow: Take the Oxford Express Bus/Coach in front of Queen’s College across the street from Eastgate Hotel to Heathrow Airport. The Oxford Express runs every 30 minutes. Journey is 90 minutes and costs approximately £23 one way. To book tickets visit oxfordbus.co.uk.
Take a private car from the Mercure Eastgate Hotel to Heathrow. The hotel recommends Travel Bird Cars: www.travelbirdcars.co.uk -- prices start from £75.00. You can book via the website or phone.
Saturday, June 24: Belfast City Airport to Jury’s Inn Hotel – Orientation/Dinner
Sunday, June 25: Belfast – St. Mark’s Church Service/Tour of Lewis’s Belfast
Monday, June 26: North Coast, NI – Tour of North Coast/Giant’s Causeway
Tuesday, June 27: Belfast – Titanic Area/Free Afternoon
Wednesday, June 28: Belfast to Oxford – Flight to London/Bus to Oxford/Orientation to Oxford
Thursday, June 29: Oxford– Tour of The Kilns/Michael Ward Lecture/Holy Trinity Church
Friday, June 30: Oxford – Alister McGrath Lecture/Magdalen College Tour
Saturday, July 1: Oxford – Bodleian Library Tour/ Final Dinner