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Bealtaine Tour Itinerary - Ireland - Scotland - England

Bealtaine Tour May 1st - 12th / 2017 - Ireland ~ Scotland ~ England

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Early bird full payment will be: £3614 
(Approximately $4800  USD*)

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Megalithic Odyssey on May 14 - 2017

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final payment 6 weeks before tour commences

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BEALTAINE FULL TOUR PRICE
£3930 (Approx. $5216)

Includes flights from Ireland to Scotland & Scotland to England

We will be touring the megaliths and stone structures of Ireland, Scotland, and England for a total of 12 full days. This majestic islands are littered with Paleolithic, Neolithic, Bronze and Iron age sites and structures, featuring an amazing variety of architecture, construction methods, and ritual purpose.

IRELAND TOUR ONLY £ 1890 (Approx. $2520)**

SCOTLAND/ENGLAND TOUR ONLY £2040 (Approx $2708)***


E.A.James Swagger

A prolific researcher, field investigator and engineer, James has dedicated the last 18 years of his life to researching megalithic sites and ancient cultures. James utilizes his engineering background as a systems analyst to reduce the complexity of ancient megalithic sites.

Maria Wheatley

Maria is a second-generation dowser who is a leading authority on the geodetic system of earth energies. She was taught how to decode and divine the land by her late father, Dennis Wheatley, who was considered to be one of the UKs top Master Dowsers. 

Brien Foerster

www.hiddenincatours.com
The study of the Inca culture led to his writing his first book, A Brief History Of The Incas. As of April 2015 he has written a total of 16 books; All of these books are about ancient mysteries. He was associated with Lloyd Pye of the Starchild project, whose geneticist is analyzing the DNA of elongated human skulls of the Peruvian Paracas culture on his behalf.

The Megalithic territories of Ireland,Scotland and England are among the most famous 

in Europe, they are steeped in so much mystery, profoundly rich in art, yet they all 

independently hold major clues to the Origins and Cosmology of the Megalithic builders. 

This unique tour will explore these three dramatic landscapes with an expert team, 

who have devoted their lives to megalithic research. 



           Michael TellingerMaria Wheatleyand James Swagger have combined resources and research for an adventure of a lifetime. This epic experience begins in Ireland (6 days) with a transfer to the Orkney Islands in Scotland (3 Full days) and then to Wiltshire, England for 3 days.


There is a follow on Megalithic Odyssey Conference 

after the tour finishes whereby the tour members

 are invited to join as a special VIP pass member.



Megalithic Odyssey Symposium May 2017



*Please Note - This page is for the complete tour package of Ireland, England & Scotland including the London conference.



**Both the Ireland leg, and Scotland England leg can be purchased separately as single trips, please inquire for more details.



*** The London VIP Pass is included FREE when you purchase the complete package for Ireland - England - Scotland on MAY 1st - 12th, 2017. Comprises of day conference and dinner with conference speakers Michael Tellinger, Maria Wheatley, James Swagger and others.


BEALTAINE TOUR - IRELAND HIGHLIGHTS

Beltany Stone Circle

On the levelled summit of Tops Hill, about two miles south of the village of Raphoe, is the largest stone circle in Ireland. The name Beltany suggests that the pagan festival of Beltane was celebrated on the site. We will have the Beltaine sunset alignment on our first day explaining the significance of this cross quarter day

Grianan of Aileach

Griannan of Aileach observatory/fortress, located above Derry city, 2 miles away on the nearest mountain. Noted in the mythologies of Ireland, it seems the fort was first constructed around 1700 BC (probably with earthen walls), by the Tuatha de Danann.


Giants Ring Henge Complex

We travel to Belfast city to see the Giant’s Ring Henge complex located in the outskirts of the city. It was originally preserved by Viscount Dungannon, and dates from the Neolithic period around 2700BC. It is the only known example of a henge with a dolmen in its centre. It is also Ireland’s largest henge @ 666feet in diameter, and is a perfect example of Nephilim architecture.

Ballymacdermot Court Tomb

This monument, lying on the southern slopes of Ballymacdermot Mountain is an extremely well preserved Neolithic burial site with three chambers. It can be dated between 4000 and 2500 BC. Situated within the Ring of Gullion Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the site offers excellent views of Slieve Gullion and the smaller hills of the ring dyke as well as the Mourne and Cooley mountain ranges. 

Creevykeel Court Tomb

Without doubt the court tomb at Creevykeel is amongst the finest examples of a full-court tomb in Ireland. Dating from the Neolithic Period, 4000-2500 BCE, the tomb was excavated in 1935 and shortly afterwards restored. The excavations uncovered four cremation burials, decorated and undecorated Neolithic pottery, flint arrow heads, polished stone axes and other artefacts, including a chalk ball. 

Carrowkeel

Carrowkeel is a beautifully situated neolithic hilltop passage tomb complex consisting of 14 passage cairns identified with letters. The passage cairns are spread across a number of hills that form part of the Bricklieve Mountain range (the Irish name Breac sliabh means speckled mountain). Carrowkeel is one of a series of limestone plateaus aligned towards Knocknarea.

Carrowmore Complex

This is the largest cemetery of megalithic tombs in Ireland and is also among the country's oldest, with monuments ranging from five thousand to five thousand eight hundred years old. Archaeologists have recorded over 60 tombs of which 30 are visible. 

Tara Hill Complex

The Hill of Tara, located near the River Boyne, is an archaeological complex that runs between Navan and Dunshaughlin in County Meath, Leinster, Ireland. It contains a number of ancient monuments, and, according to tradition, was the seat of Árd Rí na hÉireann, or the High Kings of Ireland.

Newgrange

Newgrange is the best known Irish passage tomb and dates to c.3, 200BC. The large mound is approximately 80m in diameter and is surrounded at its base by a kerb of 97 stones. The most impressive of these stones is the highly decorated Entrance Stone.

Knowth Megalithic Complex

Knowth consists of one large mound containing two passage tombs surrounded by eighteen smaller mounds. The largest of the mounds is known as Site 1. This great monument covers about half a hectare (approx. 1.5acre) and is 95m across at its widest point. Around the entrances to the tombs are settings of unusual stones such as quartz, granite and banded stones. Smaller tombs, some of which are connected to the large tomb, cluster around the great mound.

Loughcrew Megalithic Complex

Equinox Stone - Loughcrew Cairn T Cairn T or Hag's Cairn is of similar design to Newgrange. Traditionally described as a Passage Tomb, the wonderfully decorated backstone shows that the Cairn has a clear astronomical purpose. A beam of light from the rising sun around the time of the March and September equinoxes is mapped on the backstone of the Cairn.

Kilclooney 70 ton Dolmen

This Dolmen dates from circa. 3500 BC, is a very fine example of a dolmen, or portal tomb and is thought to be one of the best, if not the best, in Ireland. The dolmen is almost completely intact and measures approximately 13 feet long, 20 feet across, and stands over 6 feet high, making it one of the largest in Ireland. Just behind the dolmen is a second and much smaller dolmen.  

Creggandevesky Court Tomb - Tyrone 3500 BC

This very impressive court tomb was a peat- covered, largely featureless mound and was threatened with removal in an agricultural reclamation scheme. When excavated between 1979 and 1982, it proved to be in an almost perfect state of preservation. A semi-circular forecourt leads to three burial chambers.

BEALTAINE TOUR - SCOTLAND HIGHLIGHTS

The Ring of Brodgar

The Ring of Brodgar is a Neolithic henge and stone circle on Mainland, the largest island in Orkney, Scotland. The stone circle is 104 metres (341 ft) in diameter, and the third largest in the British Isles. The ring originally comprised 60 stones, of which only 27 remained standing at the end of the 20th century. The tallest stones stand at the south and west of the ring.

The Standing Stones of Stenness

The Standing Stones of Stenness were originally laid out in an ellipse. Although it is commonly written that the monument was once made up of 12 megaliths, excavations in the 1970s suggest that the ring was never "completed", with at least one - possibly two - of the 12 stones were never erected.

Maeshowe Chambered Mound

Approximately 500 metres from the south-eastern shore of the Harray loch, Maeshowe is, by far, the largest and most impressive of Orkney’s many chambered cairns.

Appearing as a large grassy mound, it is clearly visible for miles around

Skara Brae - Neolithic Settlement

The neolithic village of Skara Brae lies on the shore of the Bay of Skaill on the west coast of Orkney's Mainland. Stunningly preserved structures containing stone furniture (dressers, beds, cupboards) dating back to 3200BC can be seen here. Amazingly this awesome settlement was discovered after a storm

Cuween Chambered Cairn

Although small by Maeshowe's standards, the Cuween cairn is nonetheless an impressive feat of prehistoric engineering.

Cut into solid bedrock, the cairn comprises a main central chamber with four smaller chambers branching off from each wall.

BEALTAINE TOUR - ENGLAND HIGHLIGHTS

Avebury Stone Circle & Henge

The Wiltshire village of Avebury is home to the largest prehistoric stone circle in Britain and the most popular megalithic site after Stonehenge. Like its more famous counterpart, the monuments of Avebury were constructed as early as 3000 BC. The ditch and stone circles of Avebury were constructed between2600 and 2400 BC, which is around the same time as the first phase of Stonehenge.

PRIVATE ACCESS - Stonehenge

A PRIVATE VIEWING OF THE INNER CIRCLE AT STONEHENGE - an early start gives the opportunity to visit Stonehenge at sunrise, a walking tour of the environs.

Silbury Hill

The largest prehistoric man-made mound in Europe, Silbury Hill is 39m high, covers an area of 2.2 ha and is estimated to have taken 18 million man-hours to construct. People have dug into the mound several times, but no burials have been found, only strange sandwiched layers of chalk and soil.


West Kennet Long Barrow

The West Kennet Long Barrow is a prehistoric burial mound near Avebury in Wiltshire, England. It is one of the largest and best-preserved monuments of its kind in Britain. You can enter the barrow and explore five empty stone chambers in which humans were buried from 3700 to 2000 BC

The Avenue @ Avebury

An 'avenue', originally of around 100 pairs of prehistoric standing stones, raised to form a winding 1 1/2 mile ritual link between the pre-existing monuments of Avebury and The Sanctuary. Part of the Avebury World Heritage Site.

Woodhenge - Wiltshire

Woodhenge is an atmospheric Neolithic site close to Stonehenge. Probably built about 2300 BC, it was originally believed to be the remains of a large burial mound, Aerial photography detected rings of dark spots in a crop of wheat, and today concrete markers replace the six concentric rings of timber posts which are believed to have once supported a ring-shaped building. 


2017 BEALTAINE TOUR
Payment Schedule

Bealtaine Tour 2017 Total Payment
 FULL TOUR PRICE
£3930 (Approx. $5216)

Total Deposit Required to secure your seat: Deposit 1 Place
£982 (Approx. $1304)

Total Remaining Payment Due
 before March 14 , 2017: £2948    
(Approximately $3912.00 USD*)

Early bird full payment will be: 
£3614 
(Approximately $4796  USD*)

IRELAND TOUR ONLY
 £ 1890 (Approx. $2520)

SCOTLAND/ENGLAND TOUR ONLY
 £2040 (Approx $2708)

The first 6 bookings in FULL will receive the early-bird discounted rate.

​The remaining balance will be due 
March 14th, 2017

SINGLE PERSON SUPPLEMENT OF $580

 
 

                      Price includes

- All Coach Travel & Overnight accommodations while on tour
- Flights from Ireland to Scotland
- Flights from Scotland to England
- English-speaking guides
- Entrances to sites and museums
- All VAT and local taxes
- All Breakfast - All Lunches - All Dinners
- Adventure!!!

 

Price does not include

- Visas
- Tips and items of personal nature
- Any meals or activities not included in the programme
- International Flights to Ireland to begin the tour.
- International Flights from England once tour is complete.
- Travel & Health Insurance
- Deposit is Non-Refundable 
 
 

Sacred Sites Info - Ireland

 

Sacred Sites Info - Scotland

 

Sacred Sites Info - England

 

CONDITIONS & POLICIES


Internet and WIFI availability:

We know how important an internet connection is for many of our guests! We will do our best to arrange accommodation with complimentary Wi-Fi, however we can’t guarantee this, we also can’t guarantee the reliability or speed of any free or paid service provided.



Passport:

All travelers need to ensure they have a valid passport with at least six months before expiry after the date of entering the country.



Reservation and Cancellation Policies:

A non-refundable deposit of £982 (Approx. $1304) per person will be required at the time of booking, Final payment will be due on MARCH 14th, 2017 (we will remind you). 
It is the responsibility of the traveler (or agent) to determine that final payment reaches us. Bookings made within 45 days of departure date will require full and final payment upon booking. 



No booking will be considered until final payment is received. We ask that payments are made via Bank Transfer., NOT PAYPAL Any bank fees charged will be the responsibility of the sender. Please inquire about this before you make your bank transaction. 



Cancellation and Refunds:

Due to high preparation costs, cancellations must be received in writing as soon as possible. Cancellations received 45 days prior to departure will have a penalty of £982 (Approx. $1304) ; those received between 30 and 14 days prior to departure will have a penalty of 50% per person (of the total amount of the tour). Cancellations received 14 days or less before departure will receive no refund. 


Note* depending on the circumstances of the cancellation we may be willing to transfer your trip to another person, please have in mind this could incur extra costs. No refund will be made for services voluntarily not taken or participated in during the tour.


General Travel Advice for May in British Isles:


Temperature Average: 18°C 64°F
Low Temperature: 13°C 55°F
High Temperature: 22°C 72°F
Sunshine Hours: 15 hrs





Money and Banks: 

Ireland uses the Euro. UK uses the pound. There are places to exchange money at any airport and money can also be exchanged in most banks. A person wanting to exchange one currency for another will have to show a valid passport or identification card.

There are banks all over the islands where money can be withdrawn from automated teller machines, and most of the machines accept credit cards or bank cards with a personal identification number.




Post Office: 

Post offices are located all over Ireland and UK where stamps can be purchased and letters can be mailed. Most post offices open at 8:20 a.m. and they close at various times depending on their location.



Health and Tour Insurance:

If you have any health concerns about joining the trip please contact us. We will also be on hand during the trip, please speak to us if you have any concerns, we will do our best to help!

We often receive inquiries about the suitability of our tours for mature people and the fitness levels required to attend. We have a wide spread of ages joining us, quite often from 20 -70 years old. 

In almost all cases we will have our transport close to hand for anyone that would like to take a rest, please have in mind there will be a good amount of walking involved, generally the walking will be on flat ground, however in some cases there will be up hill hikes.


Tour Itinerary Changes:

We may need to changes the sequence of site visits in order to adapt to conditions on the ground, as well as the groups requirements, alterations in other unforeseen circumstances may also impact the tour schedule. The tour schedule will remain the same, barring any unanticipated complications.



Insurance:

We ask that all participants obtain Travel Insurance. This will protect you against, trip cancellation & interruption, and pays for loss due to unforeseen circumstance, death, injury, or illness to you or a member of your family. It also includes coverage for missed connections due to weather, pays for lost deposits due to the financial default of the airline, the tour operator. It also covers you against lost baggage and delays, travel delays, medical expenses and emergency assistance.



WAIVER OF RESPONSIBILITY:

By signing up to the tour you agree to Megalithic Odyssey Tour Operator's, deposit conditions and waiver.
Megalithic Odyssey it’s agents and tour Facilitators have worked hard to ensure all of the arrangements for the above tour will run smoothly, however, Megalithic Odyssey it’s agents and tour facilitators will not be held liable for delays, theft, damage, injury, or any other irregularities that may occur during the course of the journey. 

We will not be held liable for any changes or delays in airline schedules or missed connections; injury, loss, or damage to persons or property; additional expenses resulting from changes in exchange rates, tariffs, or itinerary; any transportation issues or problems with vehicles utilized on the tour; additional expenses incurred due to illness, weather conditions, protests, war, terrorism, quarantine, or other causes; and losses due to cancellations not subject to our terms and conditions.

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