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Sacred Britain: Women's Journey to Avalon

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 10 day(s)
Group Size: 12 - 20 people
Destination(s): England  
Specialty Categories: Women Tours   Pilgrimage/Spirituality  
Season: May
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 2845 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3170 US Dollar (USD)

Notes:
- Our tours are only on the dates listed not year-round, unless you book a custom trip with a minimum of 15 people.

- The dates for this years journey are: May 12th-21st

Glastonbury has long been acknowledged as the location of the mystical land of Avalon and the burial site of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere; a place beyond the veil of human sight and one only those who have reached deep inside their soul can see. If you’ve ever felt a connection with Camelot, Tintangel, the healing waters of the Chalice Well, or felt called to walk in with the ancients at Stonehenge, this journey will speak to you.

The quest for Avalon, the Lady of the Lake, Excalibur and the Holy Grail, have long been sought after by seers, magicians, kings and noble knights – it represents the classic story of the eternal journey for peace, restoration and integrity. These stories represent your journey, mine, and all of humanity’s to the heart of who we truly are. Quest with us and cross over the threshold of time as we open the curtain to Avalon.

This will be a very special one-of-kind tour specially arranged by Dr. Sheri Rosenthal, author of The Idiot's Guide to Toltec Wisdom and Cameron Broughton. Joining us along the way are local experts who will share the many secrets of these ancient lands hidden behind the veil of modern society. Together they will share and guide us into the heart and soul of these sacred places while we weave our own magical experience. We’ll have private time at Stonehenge, visit Glastonbury, Chalice Well, Bath, Wells, & Avebury!

Note: Please note that this is a spiritual journey for adults and is a group journey with a minimum of 15 people. There will be no children unless you book your own private tour.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: London. This morning we’ll arrive into London Heathrow Airport and gather up the group by 11AM. Then we’ll drive to Tintagel (4 hrs) with a lunch stop halfway at Exeter services. Late afternoon free to sleep and/or explore. In the early evening we’ll gather for cocktails just before dinner and get to know each other and set our intent for our journey. Overnight at the Bossiney House Hotel & The Avalon. Includes: (D).

Day 2: After a wonderful breakfast, our group will gather together and by noon we’ll leave hotel for lunch at Jamaica Inn, made famous by the novel of Daphne du Maurier. After our lunch we’ll visit to the enchanted Dozmary Pool. Here we come into the presence of the Lady of the Lake at her mystical and watery home. It was at this lake that the Lady bequeathed Excalibur and its enchanted scabbard to King Arthur. Understanding the importance of this gift and paying tribute to the Lady will enable us to receive a gift of our own to accompany us on this pilgrimage. After our beautiful experience we’ll return to Tintagel for free time. After dinner this evening we’ll have a wonderful presentation by a local Arthurian expert. Overnight at the Bossiney House Hotel & The Avalon. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 3: Tintagel Castle Ruins. All sites in Tintagel are dominated by everything Arthurian and you’ll have the opportunity to re-live the stories of the Arthurian legend. Traveling back in time we may discover how these archetypes can help us in our world today. Today we’ll learn the stories of the Arthurian legend and about the lives of the fabled Knights of the Round Table. King Arthur’s Great Halls were constructed entirely of crystal-studded granite using sacred geometry in its layout. We’ll have a leisurely lunchtime to allow time to experience the many gift shops and cafes that Tintagel High Street has to offer. Then we cross the footbridge that is now the only means of access to Tintagel Castle, the fabled birthplace of Arthur, which sits in splendid isolation on its rocky promontory. Descending the castle cliffs to the beach below, we’ll enter Merlin’s Cave accessible for a short time at low tide each day. (Order of the day may change according to the tide schedule.) Free evening. Overnight at the Bossiney House Hotel & The Avalon. Includes: (B).

Day 4: This morning we’ll visit the magical wooded St Nectan’s Glen with its waterfall and kieve. Walking along a quiet lane with fragrant hedgerow flowers we’ll then come beside a beautiful and energetic woodland stream and reach the waterfall at its head. St Nectan’s former hermitage cell is now a shrine where we’re free to meditate, pray or light a candle. After lunch we’ll travel to Bath for 4 nights. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight at the Francis Hotel. Includes: (B).

Day 5: Pulteney Bridge/River Avon/Bath. England. After breakfast we’ll meet with the group and then have the rest of the day free to discover this lovely city. Bath is built around hot thermal springs which were revered in Pagan times and enclosed by the Romans into their bath-houses and temples. Personally experience the baths at Britain’s original and only natural thermal spa, the Thermae Bath Spa – included in tour price. For those who wish to book and pay for a private healing treatment there will be time blocked for our group with the spa therapists. Evening free. Overnight at the Francis Hotel. Includes: (B).

Day 6: This is a free morning to explore the delights of Wells. This splendid medieval city is one of England’s best-kept secrets! The open air market will be held in the ancient marketplace as it has been for a thousand years. The magnificent 800-year-old Wells Cathedral occupies the central position in this, England’s smallest city. You can either attend a service or visit the cathedral between services. Next to the cathedral is the Bishop’s Palace complete with its moat and drawbridge and the most complete medieval street in Europe, still used to house the young cathedral choristers.

Cheddar Gorge has the highest inland cliffs in the country and we will travel along the road in the bottom of the gorge on our way to Wells. This is where Cheddar cheese was first made. You are free to have lunch at one of Wells many restaurants or cafes before we leave Wells at 2.30 pm to make our way to Cadbury Castle – the location of Camelot. There are no remains of any building on the hilltop, which was an Iron Age hillfort, but it’s a great place to connect with the energies. Evening free. Overnight at the Francis Hotel. Includes: (B).

Day 7: Leave for Glastonbury. We will spend the whole of this day in Glastonbury, otherwise known as the Isle of Avalon. 10AM Glastonbury Abbey, the birthplace of Christianity in England and referred to as the “holiest earth in England,” was once the largest and most powerful abbey in all of Britain. It is no coincidence that the dual energy currents of England’s most famous leyline cross at the site of the high altar. A grave in the center of the Abbey ruins is reputed to have been the resting place of King Arthur and Guinevere. After lunch we explore Glastonbury which is full of unusual shops selling everything from candles and incense to colorful clogs, books and Goddess statues that you can peruse at your leisure. It’s also the perfect time to visit the Magdalene Chapel or the museum.

In the late afternoon we’ll see rising dramatically from the flat land of the surrounding Somerset Levels the huge natural mound of the Tor. Surmounted by St. Michael’s tower, the Tor has been a beacon of spirituality since pagan times and still acts as a magnet for people of all beliefs. You’ll hear the stories and the legends as well as experience the powerful energy and atmosphere of this sacred site. Plus the views from the top are spectacular!
Chalice Well.

Chalice Well: We’ll conclude our day in Glastonbury under the moonlight with a private visit to the beautiful and tranquil gardens of Chalice Well, one of the true healing places in this land where you are encouraged to drink from the holy well. A local legend states that the Holy Grail is hidden within the wellhead. Arrive back to our hotel in Bath. Overnight at the Francis Hotel

Day 8: Salisbury Cathedral. This morning we’ll drive to the Avebury area in Wiltshire for a possible visit into a crop circle. Alternatively we’ll visit some of the sacred sites in the area. After checking into our next hotel. we’ll lunch at one of the many cafes in town. Then we’ll leave for Salisbury for a guided tour of the 800 year old medieval Salisbury Cathedral, one of England’s most famous Gothic cathedrals, around which the city itself was built. There will be time to walk around Salisbury to shop and then have an early dinner before our amazing visit to Stonehenge this evening where we will have time at this sacred site.

Stonehenge: We have arranged for the group to have private special access into the stones of the world’s most famous sacred site. Touch the huge megaliths which have stood in magnificent isolation on the windswept Salisbury Plain for thousands of years, feel the pulse of powerful earth energy currents coursing beneath your feet, imagine the ceremonies which have been performed by robed priests over eons of time or just sit in quiet meditation. This is a rare opportunity to truly experience a site revered by countless generations. Overnight at The Ivy House Hotel. Includes: (B).

Day 9: Avebury Stone Circle. This morning, Jude Currivan, our special expert, will share her insights with the group about Avebury. Together we’ll enter the Avebury Landscape Temple, the heart center of megalithic Britain. The stone circle is just the central feature in a series of colossal earthworks spread over an area twelve miles across. The circle and its stone avenues actually formed a Serpent Temple with Avebury stone circle as the belly. After our visit we’ll have lunch at the Red Lion Pub in Avebury with Jude and then have a free afternoon to explore in Marlborough. Farewell dinner tonight. Overnight at The Ivy House Hotel. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 10: Travel from Marlborough to the London Airport for our return flights. Includes: (B).

Women’s Sacred Britain Trip Costs for our Sacred Britain Journey to Avalon :

$2845.00 USD per person double occupancy.

If you desire a single room, the cost is an additional $325.00 USD per person. Please keep in mind that these prices are based on an exchange rate of 1.5 with the British Pound. If the exchange rate increases by more than 5% the trip price will increase slightly.

A deposit of $700.00 USD with your trip registration forms is preferred by: January 15th. Final payment is due: February 15th. Any cancellation made in writing between: January 15th and February 15th will result in a cancellation fee of $700.00 USD. Any cancellation made between: February 15th and the trip departure will result in a total loss of your $700.00 USD deposit along with any non-refundable funds made to our suppliers in Britain. Any cancellation made: after the trip departs will result in total loss of trip funds. We reserve the right to cancel the trip if it is not meeting the trip minimum. Trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended to cover such issues.

Price Includes:
- All breakfasts are included in this program. All meals are noted next to each day of the above itinerary and are in parentheses like this: (b/l/d).
- 5 dinners are included in England.
- 9 nights beautiful accommodations in England.
- All spiritual teachings are included.
- All tips for the drivers, guides, and bell boys are included.
- All ground transportation is included on this journey – our bus.
- Entrance fees to all the ruins are included.
- Private time at Stonehenge & Chalice Well!
- All guest presenters.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Excludes:
- Your international round-trip air flight is not-included in the cost of the journey.
- Lunch and some dinners are not-included and may need to be paid for in cash so plan accordingly.
- Beverages are not-included.
- Other non-included items would include souvenir shopping, personal phone calls, spa services, laundry and tips for your room maid (we recommend $1.00 USD per day per person).

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