Beltane in Scotland Goddess and Sacred Site Tour
with Donna Virgilio
April 28 to May 3, 2019
Journey into the World of the Goddess
and the Faerie Folk! Celebrate Beltane in Edinburgh, Scotland
Join us as we celebrate the Scotland’s Famous Celtic Fire Festival Beltane in Edinburgh!
Visit some of the most ancient and sacred sites in Edinburgh, and the Scottish borders. At Holyrood Palace stroll through the majestic royal gardens, the Queen’s gallery, Mary Queen of Scotts chambers and the Abbey ruins. While touring the Edinburgh Castle view the crown jewels of Scotland, the “Stone of Destiny,” The Great Hall, The Royal Palace. St. Margaret’s Chapel. Through the Scottish borderlands, explore locations featured in Dan Brown’s novel the Da Vinci Code such as Melrose Abbey and Rosslyn Chapel, and hear intriguing tales of Cistercian monks, the Knights Templar, and the connection to Mary Magdalene. Walk the land to fairy dwellings like Calton Hill famous for its’ Beltane celebrations, or Arthurs Seat rich in Arthurian myth and lore. Join us as we celebrate the world famous Beltane Fire Festival in Edinburgh on Calton Hill!
$2522 Registration between July 10 ,2018 – December 30, 2018
deposit of $1200 after July 10, 2018 and Balance due by December 30, 2018
The modern Beltane Fire Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland is inspired by the ancient Gaelic festival of Beltane which began on the evening before 1 May and marked the beginning of summer. The modern festival was started in 1988 by a small group of enthusiasts including the musical collective Test Dept, with academic support from the School of Scottish Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Since then the festival has grown, and now involves over 300 voluntary collaborators and performers. While the festival draws on a variety of historical, mythological and literary influences, the organizers do not claim it to be anything other than a modern celebration of Beltane, evolving with its participants.