The Mist & The Stone Tours
• Wonderful Adventures in The British Isles •


 The west coast of Ireland

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The British Isles are full of wonderful secrets.
Creating the opportunity for exploring without the worry of driving, 
The Mist & The Stone Tours open the door to a less touristed, 
“far from the madding crowd” Britain....

 
 
About The Mist & The Stone Tours
The British Isles are full of wonderful secrets.... 

Because driving on those lovely islands can be an uncomfortable experience for so many travelers, many folks never get beyond the coach tours and large groups to the Heart of Britain. Creating the opportunity for exploring without the worry of driving, 
The Mist & The Stone Tours open the door to a less touristed, “far from the madding crowd” Britain....
Perfect for those who wish to have a more personal experience, each tour group is limited to 4 people maximum. There is no rushing, no strict schedule and no rigid agenda. 


All arrangements are handled by an experienced personal host/driver, Christy Gray, who shares the same enthusiasm for the adventure as the travelers. Itineraries are designed according to the interests and length of stay of the traveler and are arranged with the help of the experienced guide.
 

 Christy Gray
personal host and guide, 
standing on the Cornish Coast 



For more information, 
without the burden of obligation
please contact:

The Mist & The Stone Tours
c/o Christy Gray
• P.O. Box 91
• Watkinsville , Georgia 30677•
USA • 706-543-9664


Email: achrisgray@earthlink.net

Tour Information

Tours include:
• Touring with a small group (maximum 4 people)
• An itinerary designed to your personal interests
• Admission and guide fees to specified sites
• Accommodations in lovely bed & breakfasts
and quaint inns
• Daily, full cooked breakfasts & vegetarian breakfasts
• Experienced and knowledgeable host driver/guide
• Safe, comfortable ground transportation, parking, 
petrol and ferry fees

Past itineraries and references are gladly furnished. 
International travelers are welcome.
A lovely slide presentation is available.

 Travelers enjoy a daily breakfast
in a lovely B & B 

Locales

Standing in a crop circle, 
Looking out at Silbury Hill in 
Wiltshire, England

 A typical, off-the-beaten-path, 
B & B frequented by 
The Mist & The Stone Tours
This one was built in 1660 


Exploring the ancient site of Trethevy Quoit in Cornwall.

 

 A fine example of a Welsh garden
The Great Houses and Castles
fling open their doors and gardens
inviting you in for strolls and cream teas.

British Isles by Season
The Mist & The Stone Tours are offered all year and are available for adventures
in Scotland, Wales, England, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. 
Any time of the year is good to visit The United Kingdom and Ireland.
SPRING/SUMMER
Early spring through late summer you will find the British Isles become one big, beautiful garden. The weather is mild and it is the perfect time to bask in the long, gentle days.Country lanes and coastal paths become bouquets of wild flowers and the magnificent rhododendrons fill the whole country with explosions of brilliant colors. 

Late spring and all summer are the perfect times to see Crop Circles in Britain. Glorious days are spent crop circle hunting from one lush green field to the next. The excitement of sighting of one of these mysterious and beautiful designs woven into the "corn" is undescribable.


Travel roads that will take you far from the madding crowd with The Mist & The Stone Tours of the British Isles. The fetes and fairs throng with music and laughter and long walks along the coastal cliffs, through moor and countryside will lead you to a fine pub for a good meal and a pint of local ale. 

A lovely Irish summer garden.

 

AUTUMN/WINTER

By autumn, most vacationers have returned home and the whole world belongs to you. This is when the secrets of the beautiful fall gardens are told. The trees hold their brilliant colors through November in the south and the bracken on the moors is a chestnut brown against green fields stretching across the dramatic landscape.
The villages and churches are filled with the excitement of the Harvest Festivals and the markets are full of wonderful treasures of antiques, art and homemade crafts and foods. 
The whole countryside inhales the last breath before winter and all is alive with celebration as Christmas nears. December is lovely. Candlelit churches are in their seasonal decor of the holly and the ivy and the halls of quaint villages are decked for markets, festivals and fetes. It is a wonderful time to shop for unusual gifts and antiques. The whole country turns into a stained glass window as Christmas lights reflect off the wet, bustling streets. Carols fill the churches and Cathedrals and rosy cheeked school children giggle and laugh as they skip down the ancient street on their way home to Christmas cake and tea. The mornings are crisp and clear and the days are cool making for brisk walks ending at ancient inns by cozy fires where hot soups, crusty bread and cider mulling since the 14th century appear before you.
Early winter can be both gentle and dramatic, but always beautiful. Great storms rage off the Atlantic sending spectacular waves crashing into brilliant sun drenched cliffs. One will find themselves wonderfully swept away by the headland winds at Tintagel and later the same day picking daffodils in the warm sun of Penzance.

Walking mysterious ancient sites 
Merrivale on Dartmoor
2009 Pricing
Tours to Scotland or to Ireland

10 Days & 9 Nights
$3750* per person

Tours to England and Wales

10 days & 9 Nights
$3500* per person

For single accommodation, there is an additional charge of $400 per person, per tour.
• Tours longer than 10 days & 9 nights can gladly be arranged.
• For en suite rooms or private toilet/bath rooms, there is an additional charge.
*These prices are based on a minimum of 2 adults, double occupancy, shared bath.
 

For more information without the burden of obligation please contact The Mist & The Stone Tours:

 
 

The Mist & The Stone Tours
Christy Gray •P.O. Box 91 • Watkinsville , Georgia 30677• USA • 706-543-9664
Email: achrisgray@earthlink.net

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