Following a successful re-introduction in 2016. we have gone back to our roots and now offer a series of Religious Heritage Tours to special interest groups.
The foundations of what is now TML Travel Group where built from offering a series of religious heritage tours. Following the successful introduction of our Iona Pilgrimage & Mull Experience tour in the year 2000, a Lindisfarne Pilgrimage & Religious Heritage In The North East package followed in 2002 and has recently been updated. NEW for 2019, we are introducing a new Canterbury Pilgrimage Religious Heritage Tour, which is due to launch in the spring of 2018 with the first departures talking place in April 2019.
The product structure for these is based around our Premier Class brand.
To date, (dependent upon the georgraphical location of your group), these can be offered as a 5, 6 or 7 day package.
The itineraries available are as follows:
Iona Pilgrimage & Mull Experience
For the Gaels, Iona is I Chaluim Chille - the isle of Colm Cille, an Irish priest and prince who was to become revered as Saint Columba. A tiny island, of typically Hebridean beauty, it holds a unique place in the story of Scotland and kindles the imagination of thousands who journey there each year. Yet it is also where people have lived, worked and worshipped over many centuries. To and from its shores have come monks and pilgrims, clan chiefs and kings, artists and craftsmen, farmers and fishermen.
The Isle of Mull has become well known by all who view the BBC programmes Springwatch and Coast. It offers attractions for all the family, and offers a holiday where wildlife is around every corner, visitor attractions cater for all ages, and the whole family has a chance to live a lifestyle far removed from the hectic urban pressurised existence.
Lindisfarne Pilgrimage & Religious Heritage In The North East
The North East of England has a strong religious past, as can be seen in works such as the Lindisfarne Gospels and the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. The work of the 7th-century Cuthbert (634–687 AD), Bede (673–735 AD) and Hilda of Whitby (614–680 AD) being hugely influential in the early church and are still venerated today. These saints are usually associated with the monasteries on the island of Lindisfarne, Wearmouth – Jarrow, and the Abbey at Whitby but they are also associated to many other religious sites in the region.