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Labyrinthos Tour Guide Services
West & North Coast of Scotland Special Tour
June 9-23, 2013
Join us and explore the mysterious stone circles, standing stones, burial cairns,
Celtic chapels and crosses and the prehistoric rock art of Argyll, Mull, Iona and
the Outer Hebrides, then travel on to the Orkney Islands, off the northern coast
of Scotland. This tour offers something for everyone: stone circles and labyrinths,
holy wells, stunning landscapes and rare wildlife, medieval carvings and ancient
prehistoric rock art that will delight pilgrims, photographers and explorers alike.
Departing from a hotel near Glasgow Airport, we start in the village of Kilmartin,
at the heart of a remarkable prehistoric ritual landscape, with standing stones,
circles and burial chambers and the surrounding hillsides dotted with prehistoric
rock art. We will also go in search of some of the finest preserved Celtic crosses
and sculpture in this area and, weather permitting, we will go out in the evenings
to see rock art panels come alive and watch dramatic midsummer sunsets at prehistoric
sites with alignments on distant landmarks.
Moving onward, we take the ferry to Mull and then another ferry to spend three nights
on the sacred island of Iona, with a hike out to visit the stone labyrinth on the
south coast of the island and an option (sea conditions permitting) to visit Fingal's
Cave on the remote island of Staffa, inhabited only by seals and puffins.
From there we will head north, and take the ferry across the Atlantic Ocean to the
remote island of Barra and drive up through the Outer Hebrides to visit the incredible
Callanish stone circle and surrounding monuments before returning to the mainland.
A drive through the remote Sutherland mountains, will take us to the Orkney Islands,
where we will have several days to explore the neolithic village of Skara Brae, the
chambered tomb at Maeshow, the stones and circles of Stenness and Brodgar, and a
selection of the best of the remarkable monuments preserved on these remote islands
off of the northernmost coast of Scotland.
Our return leg will take us down the northeast coast of Scotland to Strathpeffer,
to see a remarkable modern labyrinth in the forest high above the town. We will also
have time for a visit to Findhorn or Cawdor Castle before our return to Glasgow,
via Loch Ness and Urchart Castle, Glencoe and the stark landscape of Rannoch Moor.
Around midsummer the nights are short and we will take advantage of this. Travelling
in this part of Scotland is an off-the-beaten track adventure; pack light and be
prepared to see far more than the average tourist as we take you along rugged shorelines,
down trackways and up on the moorlands and hilltops to experience the mystery of
ages past. A remarkable journey, this unique pilgrimage tour will visit some of the
most exciting, and remote, monuments and sacred sites on the western and northern
coasts of Scotland.
15 days/14 nights
Cost: £ 2395 per person
As our tour groups are small and spaces are strictly limited, early booking is advised.
We are now taking bookings for this 2013 tour.
Price include all ground transportation and ferries, admission costs and B & B accommodation
(based on double occupancy, a small surcharge for single supplement will apply).
For further details, itinerary and preliminary reservations, contact us via e-mail.
or write to:
Labyrinthos, 53 Thundersley Grove, Thundersley, Essex SS7 3EB, England, U.K.