1) What kind of weather can I expect in England in July and August?
Average mid-Summer daytime temperatures in England range from mid-60’s to the upper-70’s, but it can get cooler in the late evenings and night. Rain is less frequent at this time of year than others, but participants are still highly encouraged to bring a lightweight, waterproof jacket or a small umbrella.
2) Can I arrive before or remain after the sojourn?
Yes. If you would like to arrive at the start location in advance or remain at the end location after the sojourn has concluded, Scholarly Sojourns can help you arrange your hotel accommodation and is often able to secure attractive rates. Please indicate these preferences to us after you have registered for a particular sojourn.
3) How much walking will be required on this sojourn?
This sojourn involves several tours of historic sites and towns that require walking a considerable distance. All participants should be comfortable walking up to a mile at a time and climbing up to three flights of stairs at a time.
4) I am a single traveler, can you help me find a roommate?
Scholarly Sojourns will do all we can to match single travelers with a suitable roommate if they desire. But we cannot guarantee that roommates will be available. Therefore all single travelers should register as such and be prepared to pay the single traveler rate should a roommate not be identified.
5) Is this sojourn appropriate for children?
This sojourn is not appropriate for children. Young adults, however, will find the program quite enjoyable, and they may find it gets them extra credit in their history class.
The works below will help to better acquaint you with the subject matter of this sojourn.
Blair, John, The Anglo-Saxon Age: A Very Short Introduction
Bede, Ecclesiastical History of the English People
The meeting points for this tour are Newcastle upon Tyne Rail Station and Newcastle Airport. Participants making their own travel arrangements should plan to arrive at either of these locations by 12:00PM on Sunday, July 30, 2017. You will be greeted by your tour director who will assist you with boarding a private coach which will transfer the group north to Holy Island and Bamburgh.
Optional air package from/to New York: $1,195/person
The air package includes round-trip airfare New York – Newcastle / London – New York, airport transfers in the UK, and 100% travel assurance. Departures from other US and Canadian cities are also available. Price is subject to change until booked.