Mysterious Wales


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

17-26 July 2020

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, 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 spiritual tour of Wales include

  • Snowdonia and the Fairy Glen at Betws y Coed
  • Druid ceremony at the Moel ty Uchaf stone circle
  • Beddgelert and Dinas Emrys with its legends of Merlin, dragons and hidden treasure
  • Stone circles and dolmens – Mitchell’s Fold, Pentre Ifan, Arthur’s Stone, Trelleck stones
  • Bryn Celli Ddu and Beaumaris Castle on the Druid Isle of Anglesey
  • St David’s Cathedral
  • Gower Peninsula and Carmarthen, the city of Merlin
  • Tintern Abbey in the Wye Valley
  • Tarot readings in sacred sites, which reveal insights into your own spiritual journey.
The tour starts and ends in Bristol in the south west of England. Click here to download the full itinerary.

Tour registration

Click here to register online. However, if you prefer to provide your registration details by phone or email, please contact Jamie George – jgeorge@gothicimagetours.co.uk. As soon as you register, you go on our mailing list to receive regular tour updates. A few weeks before your tour starts, we send additional information about the itinerary and extensive tips to help you pack and get ready for your adventure. Click here for a quick overview of what you need to consider.

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 interesting and inspiring people, helping them tune in to the history, mystery and magic of ancient sacred places, where every site has a story to tell. So 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 opening up, 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 guest

Laurence Main is a Druid with dreadlocks and a flowing white beard. His knowledge of the Welsh landscape, history and legends is second to none. He is the author of several books, including Walks in Mysterious Wales, The Spirit Paths of Wales and In the Footsteps of King Arthur. He regularly takes walking groups along the leys of Wales and England. As one of his pilgrims said after walking with Laurence, “He is fit and strong, and evangelical about walking the leys…every ley and every sacred site has a purpose but modern man, in his haste, has forgotten what it was. We are reaching back to a vague folk memory, searching for our roots, straining to understand. These leys are as real as the M5 motorway. Laurence Main knows that, because he has walked them all.”

Cost

Early bird: £2,350 per person twin share.
To qualify for this price, you must book and pay your deposit by 31 January 2020.

Full price: £2,450 per person, twin share (from 1 February 2020)

Single supplement: £350 per person. Single rooms are few and on a first come first served basis.

Deposit: £500, payable upon booking

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). A direct link to PayPal is provided at the bottom of the registration page.

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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.