Spirit of Scotland -
Mystical Islands and Highlands
May 30th to June 11th, 2016
Part or all of this tour can be customized for private groups.
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Embark on an unforgettable odyssey to
some of the most spectacular sacred sites of Scotland,
including the megalithic wonders of Kilmartin Glen, the holy island
of Iona, the faery glens of Skye, the mysterious stones of Callanish,
the mountains and lochs of the Highlands, and the Templar chapel
Travel with a small group of like-minded people to the sacred places
of Scotland, a land of incomparable beauty and contrast, from the
majesty of her mountain peaks to the gentle curves of her island
shores. We will follow the ancient tellers of Scotland's unfolding
story, who have left their signatures on the land in the form of
Neolithic stone circles and cairns, iron-age homesteads, medieval
abbeys, and splendid castles. As the landscape reveals the sacred
ways in which our ancestors revered the many and varied faces of
Spirit, our journey through sacred Scotland will truly be a pilgrimage
of the soul.
Your experience will be deepened through ritual, meditation and attunement
at the most evocative of Scotland's sacred sites . . . and you will
also have plenty of time for peace and reflection as you wander on
white sands and heather-clad hills, drink in the beauty of tranquil
lochs, explore local shops and craft galleries, and listen to traditional
music, stories and legends in a land that is sure to feel like your
This year's journey to Sacred Scotland will be led by Scot AnSgeulaiche (pictured),
Scottish Highland tradition bearer and bardic storyteller. Scot
is a native of the Highlands and storyteller to Sir Lachlan Maclean
of Duart Castle, on the Isle of Mull. He is a tour guide of many
years' experience, specializing in history, myth and legend, and
has a magical way of making the landscape come alive with all its
stories and secrets from ancient times. He has been a regular and
popular presenter on the Spirit of Scotland tours since they began.
Being on a tour with Scot was like being invited
to experience a beloved place with friends. … Never before
have I had such a completely restful yet enlivening experience
abroad. It’s the first time I actually felt bereft when leaving
a place; it was as if I had to say goodbye to home & family.
Part of this was due to the generosity of Spirit that defines Scot’s
style; part of this was due to the intimate experience of the landscape
and places that their energy and this tour/visit afforded. At the
risk of being cliché: I felt so at home connecting to the
woven layers of the sacred in Scotland that it feels like I will
always carry a piece in my heart with me. Gina M., Suffern,
The trip exceeded my expectations! I’ve been home over a
week and still expect to see Scotland’s beautiful scenery
outside my window each morning. … Scot was fantastic. Just
watching him work was eye opening to me as far as how much work
goes into running a tour, and he was phenomenal! C.A.,
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Accommodation that has been carefully selected for high standards of
comfort, great food, and beautiful locations. You will be staying at
3 and 4-star country hotels and guesthouses. Fees are based on double
occupancy, although there are some single rooms available on request
for an extra fee.
The fee includes:
transportation in a luxury, air-conditioned coach, including service
from and to Edinburgh Airport, plus all ferries between islands.
presentations by tour leader and guest speakers.
All guide fees and entrance charges to sites and museums.
All applicable taxes and cover charges.