Travel through breathtaking countryside, see stunning coastline and visit memorable Sacred Sites during our incredible 6-day journey to Wales.
Experience ancient dolmens and Cairns, a legendary Abbey, cathedrals, village churches, traditional historic towns, wells, waterfalls and three castles
Wales is majestic and otherworldly – lush green valleys filled with morning mist, craggy mountain peaks reaching through the clouds, sacred sites that span five thousand years and a formidable reputation founded on legends of druids, wizards, dragons and witches. As the last retreat of the inhabitants of ancient Celtic Albion, the Welsh are still connected to the ‘olde ways’. Even today this depth of history and tradition is present in the very fabric of the land.
6 days | £ 1 320 per person sharing | 30 Jul – 4 Aug 2018
Our journey takes us on a circular route through this small but diverse Celtic country, while also leading us through five millennia of history, culture and varied ancient sacred sites – all set in breath-taking scenery! Although the Welsh language is spoken in some areas, everyone speaks English and so Wales is a very traveler-friendly country to visit. Highlights include the Preseli Mountains (the source of the Bluestones found at Stonehenge); The Isle of Anglesey – home of the Druids and Cardiff, the capital city.
|Duration:||6 days /5 nights|
|Dates:||30 Jul – 4 Aug 2018|
|Price per person sharing:||£ 1 320 per person sharing|
|Single room supplement:||£ 125|
|Journey Leaders:||Cameron & Glenn Broughton|
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|Arrival point of entry:||Heathrow Airport, London. Pick up 11 AM|
|Departure point:||Heathrow Airport, London. Drop off 11 AM, please book outbound flights after 2 PM|
Cameron and Glenn Broughton have been researching and visiting ancient sacred sites for over twenty years. Together they lecture internationally on sacred sites, earth mysteries and crop circles and are the co-founders of Earth Spirit Conferences in the USA.
Born in England, Glenn Broughton discovered his spiritual path via a circuitous route, which included school teaching, founding and running an inner city community arts centre, house renovations and wholesale organic food distribution. Having spent 6 months in the Avebury area researching the earths energies and another 6 months at a meditation retreat, Glenn went on to complete a two year qualification with ICCH (International College of Crystal Healing) and studied spiritual healing for two years with NFSH – National Federation of Spiritual Healers (The Healing Trust) in England.
Cameron qualified as a Massage Therapist at the New England Institute of Muscle Therapy in Cambridge, Massachusetts and studied Shamanism with Naomi Lake, founder of Full Circle. She still practices as a Massage Therapist, Reiki Practitioner and energy healer and utilizes these skills to lead meditations at the ancient sites to re-connect with our spiritual purpose and with the Earth. Connecting with the Spirit of Place and the ancestors through ceremony, Cameron brings a heart centered approach and passion to the experience.
We will travel from Bristol and transfer in our private minibus to Britain’s smallest city, St Davids of Pembrokeshire, where we will stay for two nights. This charming medieval city is the home of St David’s Cathedral, still in use today, and is a short walk from some of the most stunning coastline in all of Wales. St Davids is Wales’ most westerly peninsula jutting out into the Celtic Sea. With this quaint city at your doorstep and the stunning Welsh coastline a walk away you will feel as though you’ve stepped through time and arrived in another world.
After lunch we’ll visit the medieval Cathedral of St Davids founded by St. David. The present cathedral, started in 1130, was built on the site of St David’s monastery which he founded in 600AD. Heading down a country lane we find St Non’s holy well and chapel, where according to legend the well first sprang up as Non gave birth to St David. The views across St Brides Bay into the open ocean are wonderful from here.
Introductions/orientation meeting before dinner at the hotel.
Day 2, Tue 31 July
We start the day by heading to a beautiful small harbour from where we walk up a path to the clifftop and Carreg Samson, a dolmen set high on a bluff overlooking the Irish Sea, where we will begin to discover Wales rich neolithic history. Simply being at these sites is a transformational experience and we are great believers in allowing enough time for you to absorb the atmosphere and energy of sacred sites as well as learning of their history and significance.
Stopping in a quaint village for lunch we will head for Pentre Ifan, Wales’ most celebrated ancient monument, beneath the Preseli Hills. Brought back to anothre time, we will connect to our Neolithic ancestors and the energy of the land. Close by we visit a hilltop cairn and the source of the Stonehenge bluestones.
Free choice dinner not included
After checking out of our hotel we head north for mid-Wales, with stunning views along the way we arrive in Mynach where lunch awaits at a local cafe. This afternoon you’re in for an exciting excursion, beginning with climbing down the gorge at Mynach Falls where the River Mynach drops 300 feet to meet the River Rheido. Above it we see the amazing triple bridge structure known as the ‘Devil’s Bridge’, a remarkable feat of engineering. After exploring the falls, you will board the Vale of Rheidol steam train which will take you to Aberystwyth where we stay for one night.
Dinner at the hotel
Today we will be visiting the ‘heart centre’ of Wales. Pumlumon Fawr in the Cambrian Mountains is the highest mountain in Central Wales and the ancient sacred mountain at the heart of Wales. Close by at Cwmdeuddwr we will visit St. Bride’s Church & Holy Well. Honouring St. Brides’ presence throught the western Celtic lands we will also tune into the importance of water, a theme throughout our journey.
Traveling South to Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, we will check into our hotel for two nights.
Free choice dinner not included
This morning we’ll have a guided tour of Cardiff Castle, with 2000 years of history it is packed with stories from the Roman and Norman eras, whose foundations remain in the Victorian Gothic castle that stands today.
This afternoon we’ll have time to explore the city before our closing gathering at our hotel.
Farewell dinner at the hotel
To London Heathrow airport for return flights home, bon voyage!
A full list of Spiritual Quest Journeys terms and conditions is available on the Terms and Conditions page of www.spiritualquestjourneys.com Specific terms and conditions relating to this tour, are as follows:
75 – 90 days – full client deposit is forfeit
22 – 75 days – 50% of the tour price is forfeit
0 – 21 days – 100% of the tour price is forfeit