Your Inner Quest for the Grail - South West England and Crop Circlesoffered by supplier M19272 (read about supplier)
Tour Duration: 12 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 9 people
Specialty Categories: Pilgrimage/Spirituality Archeology/History
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 2595 Pound Sterling (GBP)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2595 Pound Sterling (GBP)
The "Immrama" (Celtic word for Spiritual Journey) beginning in Cornwall, embraces the compelling history of South West England and connects us to this powerful, sacred land. Throughout our journey, both spiritually and physically, we will visit the sacred sites of Stonehenge, Glastonbury Tor and many of the hidden Stone Circles in Devon & Cornwall, unvisited by most tourists.
Day One - 13th July
The tour begins at Heathrow airport, where you are collected and driven to Redruth in Cornwall. As we journey to Cornwall sightseeing along the way. In the afternoon, we reach our base in Far West Cornwall where you feel the untamed, remote spirit of a region, which has many Neolithic Stone Circle and quoits. Here you will have a chance to settle in Penventon Hotel, which is a Georgian Mansion on the outskirts of Redruth in Cornwall, was built in 1792-1862 and is set in 8 acres of grounds. This allows you time unwind at your own leisure. As today is the longest travel day, as we have driven from Heathrow to Cornwall, we find that you welcome that time to yourself. We have a welcome dinner – a chance to meet and get to know the other people in the group. Accommodation: Penventon Hotel, Redruth Meals: Welcome Dinner
Day Two 14 July
Today we explore the hidden Neolithic stone circles and dolmens on the wild moorland heaving with massive granite tors. These speak of other, more mysterious times. We visit Lanyon Quoit, Men-An-Tol, Boscaswn-Un, Carn Euny Settlement with the Fogou and Holy Wells. There, we participate in mediation, ritual and dowsing. Accommodation: Penventon Hotel, Redruth Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day Three – 15th July
Travel to Marazion where we take a ferry to St Michael’s Mount ‘s an original Benedictine Priory built in the twelfth century, and the beginning of the St Michael and Mary Ley Lines which converge on Glastonbury Tor and Avebury. Afterwards browse through Marazion, which is one of Cornwall’s oldest chartered towns. On the way home, we visit the Merry Maidens, a perfect stone circle just outside Penzance. Accommodation: Penventon Hotel, Redruth Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day Four – 16th July
We journey to where the legend of King Arthur began in North Cornwall from Merlin’s Cave at Tintagel. We see Tintagel where Arthur was reputed to have been born and where truth or legend commenced its journey into the history books. We will stay in the beautiful village Boscastle with its 16C quay and 14C cottages clinging to the hillside. Accommodation: The Riverside, Boscastle Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day Five – 17th July
In the morning we will visit, St Nectan’s Kieve, which is a peaceful tropical valley, dedicated to St Nectan, a Celtic Saint. Here we will have an opportunity to connect with nature and the spirits of the place. We see the Rocky Valley “labyrinth” craving which can be seen on the wall. While in Boscastle, we take the opportunity to visit the Witch Museum. Accommodation: The Riverside, Boscastle Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day Six – 18th July
In the morning, we will leave North Cornwall and drive down to Glastonbury and Wells the gateway to the sacred landscape. On the way down, we will visit the Merrivale Stone Lines that stand on Dartmoor can be viewed as a huge complex including stone circles, stone rows, avenues, cists and hut circles. We will be staying at the Swan Hotel in Wells, which is over 600 years old, and it overlooks Wells Cathedral, this Cathedral gives you a feel as to what Glastonbury Abbey must have looked like at height of fame. Accommodation: Swan Hotel, Wells Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day Seven – 19th July
Today, we will meet Ronald Hutton and spend the day discovering Glastonbury, reliving the past through sites that are rich in timeworn history, sacred heritage, and Arthurian adventure and magic. We also have a chance to participate in meditations, healings and rituals at the spiritually significant Glastonbury Tor, Chalice Well and Glastonbury Abbey. Accommodation: Swan Hotel, Wells Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day Eight – 20th July
A free full day in Glastonbury or Wells has been allocated, so you can attune to Glastonbury own mysterious and magical energies. You can enjoy it at your own pace with the freedom to meditate on Glastonbury Tor or the Chalice Gardens or just explore Glastonbury. Accommodation: Swan Hotel, Wells Meals: Breakfast
Day Nine – 21st July
Leaving Wells, we will journey to Salisbury and stay in the Red Lion a beautiful 13th century hotel very close to Salisbury Cathedral; it was originally built to house the Stone Mason’s while constructing the Cathedral. This hotel is ideally located in the centre of Salisbury. At lunch we meet Caitlin Matthews, this is followed by a 3-hour workshop with Caitlin. (Blessings of the Ancestors: From our immediate family to the deep collective ancestors who are the ancestors and ancestors of us all, the ancestors have become a mystery to modern society. Caitlín shares practical ways of making reconnection with them, approaching the ancestral wisdom and how we start to listen to it once more.) After working with Ancestors, we reconnect with a ritual at the centre of Stonehenge conducted by Caitlin Matthews. Accommodation: Red Lion Hotel, Salisbury Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day Ten – 22nd July
We start our day with an early morning ritual at the centre of Stonehenge, which will be conducted by Caitlin Matthews. Then head back to Bed & Breakfast for beautiful breakfast. We will journey to Avebury, West Kennet Long Barrow and Silbury Hill, which is the largest prehistoric man-made hill in Europe where we will meet with Peter Knight to explore this sacred landscape. We will have an opportunity to dowse the St Michael and Mary ley lines. Accommodation: Red Lion Hotel, Salisbury Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day Eleven – 23rd July
After breakfast, we will spend the day exploring the Crop Circles the phenomenon of these mysterious Crop Circles. Whilst in the circles you will have opportunities to meditate and feel the energies of these wondrous creations. Then we will visit Savernake Forest, which is one of the remaining forests, that is over 1000 years old, which allows us to imagine when England once was covered by these forests. Within quiet of the forest, we explore a chance to meditate and experience a ritual honouring the earth. Accommodation: Red Lion Hotel, Salisbury Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day Twelve – 24th July. Our memorable “Immrama” ends by returning to Heathrow Airport. You may choose to extend your stay in England to enjoy many more places. Meals included: Breakfast
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
Cost of Tour £2595.00
Single Supplement (Limited) £350.00
- Reservation deposit: A deposit of £500.00 per person for each tour is required to secure your booking of which 50% is non-refundable.
- Balance of payment: The balance of the tour cost must be received no later than 75 (2 ½ months) prior to departure.
- Single supplement extra £350.00 to be paid with initial deposit.
- All accommodation on twin-shared basis in Bed and Breakfasts, Guest House, Small Hotels (11 Nights/ 12 Days) Breakfasts(11),Evening Meals (10)
- All transportation within England
- Pick up and return point Heathrow Airport
- All facilitators-Caitlin Matthews, Ronald Hutton, and Peter Knight
- Workshop with Caitlin Matthews
- All entrance fees including private access to centre of Stonehenge
- Commemorative booklet, plus all other materials used.
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Over the past 30 years I have been living in Australia and have now decided to return to the UK to look for new opportunities and travel with my partner Richard Mason. In the mid 1980’s I developed an interest in natural therapies, astrology, tarot meditation and spiritual healing. Over time this has developed into a...