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Megalithomania and Nicholas Cope presents
ANCIENT ORKNEY TOUR
August 14th - 21st 2019 (7 days)

Explore the Ring of Brodgar, the Stones of Stennes, Maeshowe Chambered Tomb, the archaeological dig at the Ness of Brodgar, The Tomb of the Eagles, Skara Brae,
Wideford Hill and Cuween Hill chambered tombs, Unstan Tomb, various museums, Kirkwall town and cathdral and numerous standing stones and sites not on the itinerary. We will also take island visits to Papa Westray (on the world's shortest flight) to see the Knap of Howar, a ferry to Hoy to see the Dwarfie Stane and numerous megalithic constructions on Rousay! All in one week!

There will only be 12 spaces for this exclusive tour!

Tour Costs:
Main Tour £1695 UK ($2250 US)
based on double occupancy
Single occupancy supplement: £300 UK
(if you want your own room)
Tour deposit: £400 UK

Please email info@megalithomania.co.uk
for more info, or any queries

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Hugh Newman is an explorer, megalithomaniac and author of Earth Grids: The Secret Pattern of Gaia’s Sacred Sites (2008), Stone Circles (2017) and co-author of Giants on Record (2015) and contributed to Megalith: Studies In Stone (2018). He has been a regular guest on History Channel’s Ancient Aliens and featured in Search for the Lost Giants. As well as organising the Megalithomania conferences and tours, he has spoken at events in the UK, Malta, France, Peru, Egypt, Bosnia and North America. He lives very close to Stonehenge.

Nicholas Cope is the author of The Knap of Howar and the Origins of Geometry and presented at Megalithomania in 2017. He studied for his degree in fine art/painting at Wimbledon School of Art 1981-1984. From 1989-1991 he attended the Royal College of Art where he gained his Masters on the ‘Visual Islamic and Traditional Arts’ course. His main focus was the study of the symbolic geometry underlying both Islamic and Traditional Art as a whole. Since graduating from the Royal College of Art studies have extended to analysis of Traditional British Neolithic structures. This includes dwelling places, stone circles and burial tombs.


Itinerary: August 2019 - subject to change

Day 1 - Wednesday 14th August: Arrive in Kirkwall. Pick up from Kirkwall airport or Fery port. Orientation and lecture with Hugh and Nicholas.

Day 2 - Thursday 15th August: Visit Kirkwall museum, Explore Wideford Hill and Cuween Hill chambered tombs on hills. Skara Brae afternoon visit.

Day 3 -Friday 16th August: Tour of Maeshowe Chambered Tomb. The Ness of Brodgar, Ring of Brodgar and Stones of Stenness.

Day 4 -Saturday 17th August: Flight to Papa Westray to visit Knap of Howar. Fly back to Kirkwall.

Day 5 - Sunday 18th August: Morning free. Afternoon visit to the Tomb of the Eagles.

Day 6 - Monday 19th August: Morning ferry to Hoy to visit Dwarfie Stane. Afternoon visit to Museum in Stromness and Unstan Tomb on way back to hotel.

Day 7 - Tuesday 20th August: Ferry to Rousay to visit various chambered tombs. Farewell Dinner (included).

Day 8 - Wednesday 21st August. End of tour. Flight/Ferry home.

 

Price includes
- All transportation on Orkney
- All bus travel and accommodation
- English-speaking guides
- Entrances to sites and museums
- All VAT and local taxes
- All Breakfasts
- Lunches & Dinners as stated in itinerary
- Fun

Price does not include
- Visas
- Tips and items of personal nature
- Any meals or activities not included in the programme
- International Flights
- Rain

Conditions:
1) All Paypal fees and international bank costs must be taken care of by the buyer. These will be added on final payment. We cannot take on these costs as we are keeping the prices right down to create an affordable tour.
2) Megalithomania cannot refund from 30 days before start of tour if you cancel.
3) Megalithomania will refund 50% if you cancel up until 30 days prior to the tour (this does not include deposit).
4) Megalithomania cannot refund deposits up to 60 days prior to tour. Before that we can refund only 50% deposit if you cancel.
5) Megalithomania cannot be held responsible for any injury, accident or stolen goods - please get travel insurance and relevant visas before booking this tour and have a passport with at least 3 months past the end date of the tour.
6) Full payment and passport details must be received by July 1st 2019
7) Roommates: We are happy to try to and match our guests with a suitable roommate for those who are traveling alone. If we are unable to do this, you will be responsible to pay for the single supplement. Early registration will facilitate this process.
8) Please hold off booking your international flights, until the tour is confirmed in writing via email. We cannot be held responsible for any costs incurred. Please email for further details - info@megalithomania.co.uk
9) Itinerary may be subject to change if circumstances arise beyond reasonable control and if we cancel the tour you will get a full refund minus any paypal or bank fees.

 

Feedback from 'Mysteries of England' Tour 2018

The tour exceeded the description and my expectations. Hugh explains in a fun, easeful way all the Megalithocal structures while leaving room for your own interpretations. The tour expanded my heart and mind!"
- Christine Angel, USA

"Thanks so much for the fantastic tour. It really was a lot of fun."
- Pamela Williams, USA

"Just to say that the Mysteries of England Tour that I’ve just taken with you was a real blast. It was non-stop from start to finish and interesting, thought provoking and fun. I’m still having to take it all in. Plus, you really put a lot of effort into making sure that everyone got out of the tour what they wanted to get out of it and were prepared to give up your time freely to the people on the tour. You really went above and beyond."
- Clive Maxwell Yates, UK

"I sure enjoyed our England tour. Wow, so much packed into the week! You ordered the perfect weather, kept the queues to a minimum and did an awesome job avoiding the crowds! :-) I appreciate your arranging for our local guides Shaun Kirwan and Maria Wheatley -- and others that just showed up. I so enjoyed you and Jj, your patience and willingness to repeat yourself to all of us as we spread out and explored the stones and energy. I especially enjoyed the dowsing, and I'm going to get dowsing rods (mine melted in the 2011 wildfire). Thanks for all the coaching and help learning all that. AND I so enjoyed the drone so we could experience the crop circles, Cerne giant and Huffington dragon/horse."
- Marie Louise Hadden, USA

Feedback from 'Magic of Megalithic Ireland' Tour 2013

"I may have initially thought this trip was about rocks and circles (:)), but it turned out to be so much more! I loved the silent moments and the connecting with the ancient spirits" - Amanda King, Australia

"I miss the companionship and joking and play, and deep conversations and constellations, dance, and sacred sites we shared together. And I am taking all this joy with me in my ever expanding heart." - Lottie Cooper, USA

Feedback from 'Megaliths, Gods & Giants Peru & Bolivia' 2016 Tour
with guest host Jim Vieira

"Aloha everyone, Thank you for the trip of a lifetime! Enjoyed the sites, all of you, and the adventure. A hui hou....until we meet again."
- Mona Stevenson, Hawaii

"Thank you all for the fantastic time we had in Peru and Bolivia!"
- Jelle Kolmer, Holland

"Thank you all for a great trip.. Everyone of you added a brilliant insight into this trip for me and I thank you kindly for that. I normally don’t have patience for humans but you all were beautiful in your own light. Once again I thank you for that."
- Seak Kelly, USA

"Hey, Hugh! It was great to meet you and learn so much about ancient mysteries from your vast storehouse of knowledge and insight!"
- Tom McGuire, USA

"The ancient Peru / Bolivia tour hosted jointly by Hidden Inca Tours and Megalithomania answered to all my expectations in every way but one, which it exceeded. I got to see the most important sites for my introduction to ancient megalithic Peru and Bolivia, of which surely Sachsayhuaman and Puma Punku (as part of the Tiahuanaco complex) were personal highlights. The hosts were very informative and also fun to be around. No stuffiness, no boring lecturing and an atmosphere of being among intellectual equals, even though in knowledge and experience our hosts far exceed my level. In general the tour was very well organised and where room for improvement was found and commented on, that input was welcomed and actually implemented expediently. So in all I had a wonderful experience and would recommend this to anyone. Now for the part exceeding my expectations... that was the group dynamics. I admittedly had expected a group of mainly elderly pensionados. Fine for me, a very fit 41 year old, but not thrilling either. But hey, no such thing! The group was actually a wonderfully diverse and blended crew of people from all walks of life, young and older. This made for a truly fun two weeks and lots of conversations on and off topic with views and multifaceted interpretations so diverse as to be almost kaleidoscopic. Open minds. I like! Thank you Irene, Gustavo, Brien, Hugh, Jim, Antonio, Sr. Luis and son, our very skilled bus drivers and of course my fellow Megalithomaniac group. As Arny puts it best: I'll be back! "
- Aaron Karmelk, Holland

"We still can't forget Peru and Bolivia, all the wonderful sites and moments of our great trip. In spite of all the hardships it will remain the most memorable journey of our lives. It was great to meet all of you, to hear your stories and live great moment together. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and experiences with us. Today we would like to wish you all lovely Christmas an much hapiness in the coming year. And of course more fantastic journeys to most mysterious places in the world"
- Hanna and Roland Vandiest, Poland/Belgium

"Hal and I are still missing Peru and especially all the wonderful friends we made along the journey! We're going to have pisco sours instead of egg nog this Christmas and we'll drink a toast to all Megalithomaniacs everywhere. Warmest wishes for a joyous holiday season and looking ahead to more adventures in 2017! "
- Hal and Ro Woodruff, USA

Feedback from 'Ancient Technology Peru & Bolivia' 2015 Tour with guest host Andrew Collins.

"Let me begin by offering a big thanks to Hugh, Brien, Andrew, Irene, & Gustavo for a very well-planned excursion, many amazing sites and sights, lovely accommodations and good company. I enjoyed all that I was able to experience. This was truly the trip of a lifetime for me.- Julie M, USA

"Thanks to Hugh, Brien, Irene, Gustavo and Andrew for making this a very enjoyable and fascinating tour." - Lasse C, Sweden

"What a phenomenal adventure! I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed the trip, the fascinating people I met along the way and of course the country. Meticulous attention to detail in the planning of each days itinerary and accommodation and of course the local wisdom of Gustavo to top it off. The ability to share in some "off the beaten track" sites was the cherry on the top. A HUGE thank you to Brien, Hugh, Andrew and Gustavo as well as Irene of course for making it such a memorable trip. For anyone considering this tour - stop considering and just do it!!" - Kurt B, USA

Feedback from 'Portals of Ancient Peru & Bolivia' 2014 Tour with guest host Freddy Silva

"Just to say a big thank you for the trip, such fun and full of giggles. From years of reading about and seeing pictures of so many of the sites visited on this trip, to finally feeling the incredible energies that surround them, was for me personally an amazing experience. So thank you all for putting together such a memorable tour. Great menu, interesting and fun crowd of fellow travellers. Good places to stay. Great stuff!"
- Lyn de Trense, England

"I want to once again thank Brien, Hugh, Irene, and Gustavo for this great tour. It definitely exceeded my expectations. You get to see many sites that would otherwise be more difficult to get to on other tours or by yourself. The accommodations were excellent and everyone was very friendly. if you like interesting information, exploring ancient sites, and good company this is the tour to go on!"
- Garrett Leo, USA

Feedback from Peru, Nazca & Bolivia 2013 Tour with David Hatcher Childress & Glenn Broughton

"For us the tour was an amazing opportunity and a privilege to explore the earth energies at an incredible number of megalithic sites. We learnt so much and feel truely grateful for what was revealed to us, and to all the organisers, especially Hugh & Brien, for putting together such a memorable and stimulating tour. It was also a joy to be in the company of so many like minded people with a deep curiosity about the ancient ancestors"
- Chris & Marilyn Gulliver, New Zealand

"Your tour exceeded our expectations in nearly every way. We saw, learned and experienced more than we ever would have on any other kind of tour. In addition, we traveled and made new friendships with people from all over the world. This trip is definitely one of the highlights of our life travels! For this we would like to thank you, Hugh, Irene, Cameron and Glen and David and Jennifer from the bottom of our hearts!"
- Ed & Teresa Chipp, USA

"So once more I want to thank you - Brien, David, Hugh, Irene, Cameroon, Glenn - and also all the participants, for the most special journey i've ever had! Hope to have more of those with you and will recommend to the people who are interested." - Vicki Molliver, Israel

"I loved the tour! Many thanks to all organisers, especially Irene :) I hope you are enjoying a break from questions and demands. Was great to meet you all and being in cusco without you all is not the same. I hope the tour has deepened your interest in the ancient mysteries like it did for me."
- Alex Jupp, UK

"I thought the trip was excellent. I learned so much and from so many people on this trip. Thanks to everyone for making it great."
- Suzan Moore, Canada

"I can safely say that this was one of, if not the best, experience of my life. Thanks Brien, Dave, Hugh, Glenn & Cameron and of course Irene for an amazing adventure. You have my tick of approval ;)." - Tony Giovani, Australia

"It felt less like a tour group and more like I had flown in to visit friends who were showing me around their turf, and for me, that was fine. I still feel I got more out of this tour than I would have with any other group. I enjoyed myself to the utmost, and was pleasantly surprised by almost everything - especially the kind people with whom I had the privilege of sharing this time." - Sandy Underwood, USA

Feedback from 'Origins of Civilization' Turkey Tour 2013 with guest host Graham Hancock

"It was a great trip"- Graham and Santha Hancock, UK

"It was a fabulous journey with the best of company!" - Anu Nagappa, India

"What a fabulous trip - one which we will be integrating into our minds for some time." - Terry Fitzsimmons, USA

"Thanks for a great Megalithomaniac Tour! The whole group gelled together with a great positive energy in this wonderful adventure."
- Robert David, USA

"Had a great though exhausting time on the tour. It was wonderful to meet Graham and Santha and hear his lectures, also to have the opportunity to share Andrew's passion for and knowledge of so much of interest to me. Others on the tour were very interesting and such good company - it's so good to travel with like-minded souls. So impressed with Arda' efficiency and patience!! It was all really well organised and I'm sure everyone enjoyed it all." - Christine Levy, Australia

Feedback from Peru & Easter Island 2012 Tour

"Still reminiscing about the trip. It was such a wonderful experience made even better by such a great group of people. And thank you all for the amazing photographs" - Janine Moore, USA

"Great crew, awesome time! Looking forward to sharing some video and photos!!!" - G. Maestro, USA

"Thanks Hugh! great trip for those that like alternative traveling and the deeper story to humanities history"- Jennifer Stein, USA

"Hugh, just wanted to thank you once again for all you did to bring our trip together. I learned so much and absorbed so many new ideas to come back and study....a million directions to go, and I'll continue to look to the people and resources of Megalithomania to lead me on. You do important work. Thanks." - Karla Mahoney, USA

"What an amazing adventure we've had over the last 10 days! Peru is a beautiful diverse country filled with so many incredible sights and mysteries! We have been on a non-stop ride, and this journey we will never forget" - Jenny Geyser-Maestro, USA

"I just have to send a big thanks to all the persons on the Megalithomania Peru/Bolivia, It was a pleasure to spend time with all the persons and visit all these special sites. A big thanks to you all!" - Jonny Ueland, Norway

Feedback from Egypt 2010 Tour

"We have just returned from 2 fantastic weeks with Robert Bauval and his brother Jean Paul (also full of wonderful info about Egypt and a fantastic man to have around in the bazaars to haggle for you in Arabic:) The trip was far more than I had expected and I can confidently say if you are interested in ancient Egypt you will not be disappointed by the tour Robert gives." - Gary Evans, UK

"Back home in Spain from the two week tour of Egypt which I hosted for Megalithomania. A very successful tour with a group of wonderful kindred spirits... and a crocodile on my head!" - Robert Bauval

"What are the chances to have such a group put together, It was great. Thanks to everyone that contributed" - Joris de Hart, Belgium

"I really enjoyed the tour, partly because of the different interesting people who were there, but also due to Robert's interesting insights about the history, temples and pyramids, and his entertaining anecdotes. You are never bored!" - John Freestone, USA