Mysterious Wales


A mystical tour in the land of dragons, druids and saints

14 – 23 May 2024

Wales is a magical land of hills, mountains, valleys and coasts. The rugged mountains of Snowdonia and the green hills of South and Mid-Wales have been peopled for millennia, and mythologies of giants, dragons, druids, saints and magical characters are woven into their fabric – and even into their place-names.

This is the land of the Mabinogion, the ancient mystical saga of the Welsh people, of Merlin the Sage, of cromlechs. We visit early Celtic Christian and pagan sites – stone circles, holy wells, waterfalls and many secret and magic places.

Wales is a green, watery country – its rivers, coastline and periodic soft rains are unforgettable. When you visit Wales, it feels like you’re coming home – even if you’re ancestors come from elsewhere.

Highlights of our guided spiritual tour of Wales include

  • View from Dinas Emrys

    Snowdonia and the Fairy Glen at Betws y Coed

  • Druid ceremony at Bryn Celli Ddu on the Druid Isle of Anglesey
  • Beddgelert and Dinas Emrys with its legends of Merlin, dragons and hidden treasure
  • Stone circles and dolmens – Pentre Ifan, Arthur’s Stone, Trelleck stones
  • St David’s Cathedral
  • Tintern Abbey
  • Gower Peninsula and Carmarthen, the city of Merlin
  • Tarot readings in sacred sites, which reveal insights into your own spiritual journey.

Click here to download the full itinerary.

Tour registration

Click here to register for the tour. We advise booking early to take advantage of the early bird discount and to avoid disappointment.

In this video, pilgrims on the 2022 tour talk about some of their experiences as they travelled through enchanted landscapes steeped in history, myth and legends.

Your tour hosts

Jamie George, Director of Gothic Image Tours, has been taking spiritual pilgrims on tours for over 30 years. “It’s been an honour to journey with so many inspiring people, helping them tune in to the history, mystery and magic of ancient sacred places, where every site has a story to tell. I imagine myself coming there for the first time, and as soon as you put yourself in that position, all kinds of things can open up. For me, it’s a dance between memory and revelation. Some of the most memorable times are those when we’re just having fun. You find yourself laughing because you’re becoming much more at one with yourself and the land. Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of organising this spiritual travel adventure many times and look forward to warmly welcoming you to this magical land.”

Linda Marson, professional Tarot reader, teacher, video producer and founder of Global Spiritual Studies, has been in a working partnership with Gothic Image Tours since 2013. “The Tarot cards tell a story about the universal human journey…from the big challenges in life to the mundane,” she says. “Travel is a way of life for me and those 78 cards are my favourite travel companions. Consulting the Tarot as you travel can yield amazing insights into stuff that’s going on in your life. Think of those cards as a GPS, one that puts you in the driver’s seat. So they alert you to road blocks and shortcuts to where you want to be in your life.” During tours, Linda facilitates a process for using Tarot to explore the messages sacred sites and landscapes have for each person.

Your tour guests

Kristoffer Hughes is Chief of the Anglesey Druid Order, a Mount Haemus Scholar, and a member of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids. He is a teacher, writer, workshop leader, and guest speaker at Pagan conferences, camps, and festivals throughout the United Kingdom, Europe, and North America. Kristoffer has also contributed to Welsh and English television and radio. He’s the author of four books and the creator of the Celtic Tarot. His book, From the Cauldron Born: Exploring the Magic of Welsh Legend and Lore looks in depth at the Welsh-Celtic myth of the prophet/poet Taliesin and the witch/goddess Cerridwen. Kristoffer lives on the isle of Anglesey just off the northern coast of Wales. He joins us for the Druid ceremony at Bryn Celli Ddu on Anglesey and shares stories from the rich treasure-trove of Welsh myths and legends.

Halo Quin is a storyteller, singer-songwriter, author, and bard who facilitates pagan rituals and storytelling circles and events in West Wales. An initiated witch and a druid in the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, Halo has been fascinated by myth, magic, folk and fairytale since childhood, teaching magic and witchcraft through her online school, The Enchanted Academy and at festivals, conferences, and events. She has officially been a storyteller since a summer in an Iron Age roundhouse, over a decade ago. Her published works include Gods and Goddesses of Wales and Faeries, Folktales, and Spirits and she hosts the annual Goblin Masquerade each spring, near the petrified forest from the legendary land under the sea known as Cantre’r Gwaelod. Halo joins us near Carmarthen.

Cost

Early bird: £2,850 per person twin share . To qualify for this price, you must book and pay your deposit by 31 December 2023.

Full price: £2,950 per person, twin share (from 1 January 2024)

Single supplement: £550 per person. Single rooms are few and on a first come first served basis.

Deposit: £500, payable upon booking.

Final payment is due by 13 March 2024.

Payment options

Payment is in UK pounds sterling only. This can be done online through PayPal using a debit or credit card (with OR without a PayPal account). After you register you will receive an invoice for payment with a direct link to PayPal.

Currency converter at http://www.xe.com/.

Price includes:

  • quality, comfortable accommodation.
  • coach travel
  • full English breakfasts and three course dinners each day
  • entrance fees
  • guide fees, taxes and gratuities (excl. driver) .

Not included:

  • international airfares and travel insurance
  • gratuities for the coach driver
  • lunch
  • services not specified.