Typical 3-day London Bethel Trip including British Museum bible tour
Note that our guides arrange on behalf of your local congregations (40+ people) the COACH and HOTEL and all the GUIDING all the way (usually) from your congregation area... no stress!
Saturday: Up to 3 local pick-ups from your congregation area. Stops on the way at Service Area; there are usually facilities for drinks and emergency toilet on the coach.
The day includes British Museum or British Library faith-building Bible Tour (choice of up to 3 tours at same time between your group: maybe different tours to your last trip; there are now dozens of bible tours to choose from, subject to availability). Free time in the British Museum and tour of London city with comprehensive sightseeing commentary. Inclusive Group photo in the British Museum Grand Court or on the museum front steps, with free large colour print posted to your local coordinator a few days after the trip.
Arrive at the 3 or 4 star Hotel, usually with heated swimming pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi & gym and quiet lounge and beer garden facilities. Inclusive 4-Course Dinner. Guests from Bethel sometimes join you for dinner or drinks, as does the non-JW coach driver.
Sunday: Full English [Buffet] Breakfast in the hotel Dining Room, included in tour cost.
Today includes a visit to Covent Garden (excellent live street entertainment, international arts & crafts market and fine shops), St James Park, Buckingham Palace, guided coach tour through centre of London city, with detailed commentary, River Thames Cruise with real Cockney commentary, free time at Natural History Museum (with optional short free guided tour), Science Museum, V&A and/or Harrods and other Knightsbridge shops.
A Watchtower Study summary is conducted on the coach, in addition to daily text & prayer each day.
Arrive Hotel. 3-Course Carvery/Hot Buffet Dinner included. Swimming & gym or leisure time in quiet hotel bar lounge is usually possible.
Monday: Full English [Buffet] Breakfast included as above.
(Optional) London Bethel for tour of facility at Mill Hill, and a visit to Temple Farm Visitor Centre at Chelmsford.
Who can come
Any publishers and their friends, from any congregation, including approved unbaptised persons.
Cancellation & Deposits
All places can be immediately secured with a deposit (£15 minimum per adult, or £5 per child age 2-16) paid to your local trip coordinator, and must be fully paid for to him/her by at least 10 weeks prior to trip, or 5 weeks depending on the hotel we are using. Please phone us if an emergency arises; if we are able to re-allocate your seat, you may get a refund less any costs if applicable.
The coach company and the venues will have cover for their liabilities, but do take out insurance if you wish (check that it covers short breaks). Please remember to guard all valuables at all times. Any complaints should be made to our guide in the first instance rather than direct to any other provider of services. Parents are reminded to strictly constrain the behaviour and noise of their party, especially while in the hotel and on the coach. Please keep noise on the coach to a minimum. Wheelchairs by advance request. Some detail or timing may alter if circumstances require it.
- The trip typically costs around £158 - £179* per adult (*rates vary with date, hotel and Bethel choice)
- Children using bed-settee (sharing with 2 adults in room) usually from only £28.
- Under 2yrs old, free (no seat on coach)
- Single supplement at hotel: usually £70
This is non-commercial top-quality guiding at excellent discounted multiple-group rates. If the trip is cancelled prior to the viability deadline of 10 weeks, payment will be allocated either to a new agreed date, or refunded to you (less the small deposit). After the 10-weeks, it would be by discretion, and agreement with your local trip coordinator.