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Megalithic Origins & Cosmology - Tour Itinerary

Brittany 2 Ireland - Origins & Cosmology Equinox Tour 


Sept 10-23 / 2017 - 14 days

6 EARLY BIRD TICKETS LEFT
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Early bird full payment will be: £4286
(Approximately $5572 USD*)

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EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT
of £316  APPROX $420 on
each booking off the tour costs

Applies for the First 6 places only

FREE SYMPOSIUM VIP PASS INCLUDED
Megalithic Odyssey on Sept 16 - 2017

25% Deposit will secure your place, 
final payment 8 weeks before tour commences

Pay in Full now for the Early Bird discount special first 6 Places*

BRITTANY 2 IRELAND FULL TOUR PRICE
£4609 (Approx. $5992)

Includes flights from Brittany to Ireland
via LONDON & VIP Conference Pass 

IRELAND TOUR ONLY £1975 
(Approx. $2568)**

BRITTANY TOUR ONLY £2304 
(Approx $2996)***

Brien Foerster

Peru
Brien has become an authority on the megalithic works of South America and the perplexing ancient Elongated Headed people of the area, and divides his time between Paracas Peru, and Cusco. Brien also devotes his time to a variety of Megalithic Sites around the world

Maria Wheatley

Avebury - UK
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.
Maria lives in Avebury, UK   

James Swagger

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

         The Megalithic territories of Brittany and Ireland are among the oldest in Europe, they are steeped in so much mystery, profoundly rich in art, yet they both hold major clues to the Origins and Cosmology of the Megalithic builders. This unique tour will explore these two dramatic landscapes with an expert team, who have devoted their lives to megalithic research. 


           Brien FoersterMaria Wheatley, and James Swagger have combined resources and research for an adventure of a lifetime. This epic experience begins in Brittany (6 days) with a stop over in London (1 night, 1 day) for The Megalithic Odyssey Conference (London VIP Pass included), then continues to Ireland (7 days) for the Loughcrew Equinox grand finale. 



Brittany September 10th - 15th  - 2017


London VIP Pass & Conference September 16th -2017


Ireland September 17th - 23rd - 2017



*Please Note - This page is for the complete tour package of Brittany to Ireland including the London conference.


**Both Brittany and Ireland can be purchased separately as single trips, please inquire.


*** The London VIP Pass is included FREE when you purchase the complete package for Brittany to Ireland - September 10th - 23rd / 2017. Comprises of 2 nights in London, day conference and dinner with conference speakers.

                                       
                         Call: +1-323-275-9897 or email: [email protected] 

BRITTANY HIGHLIGHTS

The Crucuno dolmen


This "classic" dolmen, with a 40-tonne (44-short-ton), 7.6-metre (24 ft 11 in) tablestone resting on pillars roughly 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) high. Prior to 1900, it was connected by a passage making it 24 m (79 ft) long

Gavrinis Art & Tumulus


Gavrinis (Breton: Gavriniz) is a small island, situated in the Gulf of Morbihan in Brittany, France. It contains the Gavrinis tomb, a megalithic monument notable for its abundance of megalithic art in the European Neolithic .

La Table des Marchands

The Table des Marchands is a large dolmen containing a number of decorations. The main capstone of the chamber includes a large carving on its underside depicting an axe, and part of a carved depiction of a plough, apparently pulled by oxen. This fragment indicates that the capstone was originally part of the broken menhir, since the design matches up with carvings on the broken remains across the breaks. Other parts were used in the tumulus and in the nearby dolmen of Gavrinis, on a nearby island. The stone at the back of the chamber contained an engraved stele with whorls and arched decorations which may represent fields of crops.

Kerlescan alignment

Gavrinis Rock Art & Tumulis

Gavrinis (Breton: Gavriniz) is a small island, situated in the Gulf of Morbihan in Brittany, France. It contains the Gavrinis tomb, a megalithic monument notable for its abundance of megalithic art in the European Neolithic. Administratively, it is part of the commune of Larmor-Baden.

Cairn du Petit Mont

The Cairn du Petit Mont was built in several stages. Its construction began around 4600 BC. BC by a low mound . A first cairn was built around 4500 BC. AD, it did not include room or dolmen , was trapezoidal and measured about 30 meters long and 20 meters wide. A first extension dating from 4000-3500 BC

Menec Alignments

The Menec alignments are 12 converging rows of menhirs stretching more than a kilometre with the remains of a stone circle at either end. The largest stones, around 4m high, are at the wider, western end; they become smaller along the length of the alignment reaching around 0.6m high, at the extreme east they grow to in height.

La Roche-aux-Fées -
The Fairies' Rock

Its name comes from a legend that claims that the stones were placed by fairies. The dolmen consists of more than forty stones forming a corridor four times longer than wide. Its northwest-southeast axis is on an alignment with sunrise at the winter solstice.

Barnenez Grand cairn

These tombs have two types of vaults: a flat stone as in conventional dolmens or "false dome" rounded scholarly juxtaposition of small flat stones. The building dates from the Neolithic period (4500 to 3500 years BC)

IRELAND HIGHLIGHTS

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.

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.  

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.

Knowth Megalithic Complex

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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
 

2017 BRITTANY 2 IRELAND TOUR
Payment Schedule


BRITTANY 2 IRELAND FULL TOUR PRICE
£4609 (Approx. $5992)

Total Deposit Required to 
secure your seat:
Deposit 1 Place
£1152 (Approx. $1497)

Total Remaining Payment Due
before July 10 , 2017: £3457    
(Approximately $4494.00 USD*)

Early bird full payment will be: 
£4286 (Approximately $5572  USD*)

IRELAND TOUR ONLY
 £ 1975 (Approx. $2568)

BRITTANY TOUR ONLY
£2304 (Approx $2996)

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

​The remaining balance will be due 
July 10th, 2017

SINGLE PERSON SUPPLEMENT OF $580

 

Price Includes

- All ground transportation
- All Coach Travel & Overnight accommodations
- English-speaking guides
- Entrances to sites and museums
- All VAT and other taxes
- All Breakfast - All Lunches - All Dinners
- All travel advice from Tour organizer will be provided for entire journey

- International travel to London for the Conference

- London VIP Pass to the Conference &  Dinner

- International Travel to Ireland for the 2nd leg of the tour.


Price Does Not Include

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

Brittany - Sacred Sites

Ireland - Sacred Sites

 

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
£1152 (Approx. $1497) per person will be required at the time of booking, Final payment will be due on JULY 10th, 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 Website or 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
£1152 (Approx. $1497)

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 September in 
Brittany & Ireland:


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: 

Brittany & 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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