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A Nature Adventure Tour of Northern Scotland

September  14th -26th   2020


 

SPIRIT OF SCOTLAND ITINERARY

GLASGOW TO INVERNESS


Mon. Sep 14, 2020

Group departs Grand Rapids, Mi and connecting cities



Tue. Sep 15, 2020

Group arrives Glasgow, Scotland

Our Tour Guide will meet us at the airport, along with our Private Touring Coach. Once gathered we will travel North to Loch Ness and Urquart Castle for a leisurely visit.

Welcome dinner at hotel.

The Royal Highland Hotel in Inverness, Scotland.

Wed. Sep 16, 2020

After breakfast, we will visit 

The Findhorn Community, the largest intentional spiritual community in Britain and learn about how they work in co-creation with Nature Spirits.

In the afternoon, we will tour Culloden Battlefield, with the opportunity to connect with and honor our ancestors and past lives.  

Dinner on our own

Royal Highland Hotel, Inverness, Scotland


ISLE OF LEWIS

Thu. Sep. 17, 2020

After breakfast, we will take a short morning walk to the Rosemarkie Fairy Pools, before heading to the port city of Ullapool. There we will catch our ferry to Stornoway, on the Isle of Lewis.


Dinner at hotel or local restaurant 

 Harris Hotel, Tarbert, Scotland


Fri. Sep. 18, 2020

After breakfast, we will head to the Callanish Stones to meet up with our special guide, Margaret Curtis. Margaret, a well-known expert, has been living near and studying the Stones for over 30 years.

Dinner at hotel or local restaurant 

 Harris Hotel, Tarbert, Scotland

ISLE OF SKYE

Sat. Sep. 19, 2020

After Breakfast, we will board our Ferry in Tarbert to travel to the Isle of Skye.

After sightseeing to the Kilt Rock and Old Man of Storr, and others we will make our way to our hotel.  

Dinner at hotel or local restaurant 

 Uig Hotel, Uig, Scotland

Sun. Sep. 20, 2020

Today we will tour Dunvegan Castle & Gardens. Home to the clan MacLeod for 800 years, this is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland. 

The afternoon takes us on an adventure to the magical

Fairy Glen, and the chance to climb to the enchanted Castle Ewen. We will leave an offering to Spirits of Place. 

Dinner at hotel or local restaurant 

 Uig Hotel, Uig, Scotland

Mon. Sep. 21, 2020

 With the energy of the coming Equinox, we journey to the Fairy Pools, at the foot of the Black Cuillin Mountains near Glenbrittle. The walk has been labeled medium difficulty and takes about 20 minutes to the first waterfall. The pool areas are about 10 minutes beyond that. Once all there we will engage in some  Forest Therapy invitations. 

Dinner at hotel or local restaurant 

 Uig Hotel, Uig, Scotland

 

JACOBITE STEAM TRAIN EXCURSION

Tue. Sep 22, 2020

This morning we catch our Ferry in Armdale and travel to the charming port city of Mallaig.  From there we will board the Harry Potter famous Jacobite Steam Train, passing through areas of great scenic beauty including travel alongside Loch Eil, and the Glenfinnan Viaduct. We end our journey in the city of Ft. William.

Dinner on own 

The Moorings Hotel,  Fort William, Scotland

ISLE OF MULL

Wed. Sep. 23, 2020

Departure to Oban, for the ferry to Craignure  on the Isle of Mull 

we visit the Kilmore Church, home to the famous stained glass window of Jesus and Mary Magdalene. 

Free time to explore the town of Tobermory.


Dinner at hotel or local restaurant 

Park Lodge Hotel, Isle of Mull, Scotland


Thu. Sep. 24, 2020

Morning drive to our Ferry from Fionnphort on Isle of Mull to Iona - foot passengers only, roundtrip 

Spend all day at your lesiure on the Isle of Iona 

Dinner at hotel or local restaurant 

Park Lodge Hotel, Isle of Mull, Scotland

TROSSACHS NATIONAL PARK TO GLASGOW

Fri. Sep. 25, 2020

Ferry from Fishnish on the Isle of Mull to Oban. Stop at Kilchurn Castle, one of the most photographed castles in Scotland. Travel along beautiful Loch Lamond and through the Trossachs National Park on our journey back to Glasgow.

Dinner on own 

Hotel to be determined, Glasgow, Scotland


Sat. Sep. 26, 2020

Transfer to Glasgow Airport 

Group departs Glasgow

 
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Trip cost $4,900 

Airfare $1,284 (estimated)

Deposit of $500 due now.

1st Payment $2,842 due March 9, 2020

2nd Payment $2,842 due June 15, 2020

Please make your payments through PayPal (fee of 2.9%) from my website store below or mail a check to Minnie Kansman 2075 Grays Peak Dr. Unit #202, Loveland, CO 80538 


 
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Terms and Conditions


Tour booking fee 

A booking fee of $500 US dollars per person is required to secure your reservation for this tour, of which $250 US dollars is non-refundable and non-transferrable. The entire $500 fee becomes fully non-refundable and non-transferrable 120 days prior to the tour date.

Solo travelers

Prices are based on double occupancy. Please secure your own roommate.    There are some single rooms available for the Scotland Adventure at an additional rate of $1500. 

Balance of payment

We require the balance of payment for your booked trip no later than 90 days prior to the tour date to confirm your booking.

Late bookings

Bookings made less than 90 days before the tour date will only be confirmed if full payment is received or by special arrangement.

Insurance

Participants are highly advised to take out a travel insurance package to adequately cover unforeseen circumstances. The policy should cover personal accident and sickness, accidental loss of baggage and money, loss of booking fee, payment or cancellation fees.

Exclusions

The tour(s) does not include airfares, passport or visa fees, taxes, travel and health insurance, telephone expenses, excess baggage charges and services not listed in the final itinerary and all items of a personal nature.

Booking refund policy

If it is necessary to cancel your tour booking the following refund schedule applies:-

  • Up to 120 days prior to the tour date: refund of 50% of booking fee plus 85% of balance payments received.              

  •  119 - 90 days prior to the tour date: booking fee forfeit, 50% refund of balance payments received.

  • 89 - 30 days prior to tour date: booking fee forfeit, 20% refund of balance payments received.

  • Less than 30 days: no refund available.

Tour cancellation policy

Nature Travel Adventures reserves the right to cancel any tour in which case no liability shall fall upon Nature Travel Adventures. In this instance, participants' payments will be refunded in full. No refund will be issued to those failing to join their tour, nor for accommodation or any services not utilized, nor for a partially completed tour. Nature Travel Adventures also reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any person as a member of the tour at its own discretion.

Loss or damage

Nature Travel Adventures does not accept responsibility for any loss or damage to your luggage or personal property, nor for any loss, damage, delay, illness, fatality or other injury suffered. Baggage and personal effects are at the participant's risk at all times.

Injury or illness

Participants agree that in the case of injury or illness Nature Travel Adventures can, at a cost to the participant, typically through their travel insurance company, arrange medical treatment and emergency evacuation service, as Nature Travel Adventures deem essential for the participant's safety.

Changes to itineraries

Nature Travel Adventures reserves the right to amend or vary the itinerary or other services nominated in the tour brochure should circumstances warrant that such changes would be in the best interest of participants or any other operational reason.

Exchange rates and taxes

To reflect significant fluctuations in exchange rates or the imposition of new government taxes that impact the cost of providing its services, Nature Travel Adventures reserves the right to adjust prices as may be necessary from time to time. However, once a reservation has been confirmed, the price remains unchanged for the current season.

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Nature Travel Adventures shall be in no part held liable for any acts, omissions, failures, or defaults on part of the persons or companies who at the request of Nature Travel Adventures provide transport, accommodation or similar services or facilities. Also, Nature Travel Adventures does not own or manage any transportation vehicles, hotels, or restaurants or any other supplier thereof.

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By accepting these terms you agree that neither Nature Travel Adventures nor any representative shall be liable or under any obligation for any loss, injury or damage to you or your belongings or otherwise in connection with any accommodations, transportation or other services of directly or indirectly resulting from any circumstances beyond its/their control including, but not limited to, breakdown in equipment, strikes, theft, delay, hijacking, act or threat of war (whether declared or not), riots, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial disputes, discharge dispersal, release or escape of pollutants, natural and nuclear disasters, fire, sickness, bad weather, technical or transportation problems, closure of stations or airports, cancellations or changes of schedules by railways, air or bus lines or any other circumstances beyond Nature Travel Adventures control amounting to Act of God.

 
 

MISSING NANA

Lessons from the Nature Spirits

Missing Nana is for all children who have faced the death of a significant person in their lives. It shares an emotional, loving and playful glimpse into the world of Nature, offering a unique perspective of how this unseen world assists us everyday. 


Missing Nana offers an alternative version of the after-life based on Love, that is really closer than you might think.

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SPIRIT GARDENS

Rekindling our Nature Connection

Spirit Gardens is a unique look at gardening through the eyes of a Master Feng Shui teacher and consultant. A gardener since youth with a degree in Commercial Floriculture, Minnie lovingly weaves the art of placement with the practical tasks of gardening. This book shares personal stories of working with the profound energies of place and about the spiritual connection and relationship a gardener develops with the land they are
working on. It will appeal to the gardener who has just begun a
spiritual path of reconnection to the earth as well as those
already long on the journey.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Minnie Kansman and her business Eco~Balance Humanity in Harmony with Nature have been assisting others with Feng Shui, Sacred Space Clearing, and Nature Spirit Connection since 1994.
She is a certified Master Feng Shui Consultant and Educator and a certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide. She lives lightly on the land and honors the power of Spirit in all things.

 
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