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Join us as we consider how the last sola of the five solas encapsulates the goal of the Reformation. During this more affordable 9-day Study Tour, Dr. Burk Parsons will look at the purpose of the solas in relation to the glory of God, and he will also explore the acronym TULIP and how these doctrines bring glory to our Creator.



Belfast, Northern Ireland

Arrive at Belfast International Airport, where you are met by a Sovereign representative and transferred to your hotel in Belfast. Spend the remainder of the day settling into your hotel and enjoying the beautiful surroundings before attending our dinner and opening lecture with Ligonier Teaching Fellow, Dr. Burk Parsons.

HOTEL: Four Star Accommodations

MEALS: Dinner


County Louth

After enjoying a full breakfast, we will travel from Belfast through Northern Ireland and across the border to the charming city of Donegal and explore Donegal Castle.

HOTEL: Three Star Accommodations

MEALS: Breakfast and Dinner



After enjoying a traditional Irish Breakfast, we will depart for Galway, stopping in the coastal town of Sligo to learn the history of the mountain called Ben Bulben. In Galway, our guests will be able to explore traditional Irish music venues and other eateries in this eclectic city.

HOTEL: Three Star Accommodations

MEALS: Breakfast



Set out today with our drivers to explore Galway and the magnificent cliffs of Moher. You will pass through the beautiful countryside around Limerick as we arrive this afternoon in beautiful Killarney. After a dinner and lecture, you have an opportunity to enjoy the genuine Irish music and pub culture in downtown Killarney.

HOTEL: Four Star Accommodations

MEALS: Breakfast and Dinner


Ring of Kerry

The Ring of Kerry is one of the most scenic and best loved coastal drives in Europe. Your driver-guide will follow the ragged shoreline, passing beautiful mountain and moorland scenery. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a relaxing cart ride through the gardens at Muckross. Enjoy the “night on your own” in beautiful Killarney.

HOTEL: Four Star Accommodations

MEALS: Breakfast



After an early breakfast, we will set out to travel the south of the Emerald Isle as we head towards Cork to stop by the famous Blarney Castle and visit the iconic stone. We will then drive to Dublin, the capital and largest city in Ireland.

HOTEL: Three Star Accommodations

MEALS: Breakfast and Dinner



After a traditional breakfast in Dublin, we will explore the greatest collection of ancient manuscripts and artwork in Europe at the Chester Beatty Museum. Our guests may have a “night on your own” in Dublin.

HOTEL: Four Star Accommodations

MEALS: Breakfast


Armagh, Northern Ireland

After a scenic drive to Armagh, Northern Ireland, we will journey to St. Patrick’s country. We will then take the ferry from the fishing village of Portaferry over to Strangford to visit the quaint and peaceful Saul Church, Down Cathedral, and other historical sites.

HOTEL: Four Star Accommodations

MEALS: Breakfast and Dinner


Belfast, Northern Ireland

After a full breakfast, a Sovereign representative will assist with your transfers to Belfast International Airport.

MEALS: Breakfast

Please Note: Schedule of tour events is subject to modification without notice.

To fully participate in this tour, you must be able to walk long distances, have good balance capabilities and be able to walk on uneven terrain. There will also be some climbing involved as well as long periods of standing. Due to the historical nature of some of our destinations, not all facilities will be ADA compliant.

Parents are welcomed to register children above 8 years of age with at least one accompanying adult. We apologize that children under the age of 8 years of age cannot participate in the tour.


Burk Parsons

Dr. Burk Parsons is senior pastor of Saint Andrew’s Chapel in Sanford, Fla., chief publishing officer for Ligonier Ministries, editor of Tabletalk magazine, and a Ligonier Ministries teaching fellow. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America and director of the Church Planting Fellowship. He is author of Why Do We Have Creeds?, editor of Assured by God and John Calvin: A Heart for Devotion, Doctrine, and Doxology, and cotranslator and coeditor of A Little Book on the Christian Life by John Calvin. He is on Twitter @BurkParsons.

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September 26 – October 4, 2018
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About Ligonier Tours

One of the best ways you can learn about a person or even an event is being there—to be on site. We can certainly learn from reading and studying. We can even create the scene in our mind’s eye. But nothing brings a person or an event to life like being there. Ligonier Tours takes you to the places where significant events occurred, events that have shaped history. You can literally walk in the footsteps of our heroes of the past, of Luther, of Calvin, of Jonathan Edwards. You will meet these figures in ways you have never met them before.

Ligonier’s teaching fellows and other ministry leaders serve as your guides as you explore these important sites. On these tours, you’ll have time with these trusted teachers over a meal or at the sites along the journey. You will also have rich times of fellowship with your fellow travelers, meeting kindred spirits and making friendships.

Ligonier Tours brings the past to life, they serve to encourage us as disciples in our own day, and they offer us reminders that we are not alone, but that we are on our pilgrim journey together.

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