Tour details and information for travelling sacred France with historian Henry Lincoln and cultural expert Allysha Lavino. Learn about the Knights Templar, Mary Magdalene, Rennes-le-Château, the real DaVinci Code, sacred geometry, French culture and more ... all while drinking wine and eating great food in beautiful South of France.
"We had an awesome time! Anyone who is considering this Adventure should just do it! We met some lovely guides, people who were happy to help and answer all our questions. At the end of our 10 day trip we both felt we had made some real friends."
~ Eddie & Sandie, UK
WHAT IS A MYSTERY ADVENTURE?
A mystery adventure is not an ABC tour. We take care of the details of travel, pick the absolute best places to eat when we're not enjoying home-cooked meals, and bring in experts to answer your questions .... but only you can embark on the quest. We will not lead you rote through common histories, we will teach you to see. We will not just answer your questions but engage with you in inquiry. A Mystery Adventure is a safe space to create your dream vacation, dive as deeply as you wish, and explore together with others who are passionate about the liminal space where Truth and Reality meet.
We will lead you to a gateway .... will you step through?
See Our Philosophy for more about what makes us different.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THE TOUR?
The cost of the tour includes: 10 days / 9 nights in the Languedoc of Southwest France, single rooms with private bathroom in a charming B&B for 8 nights and a double room in the Medieval walled city of Carcassonne (single room supplement available), all on-the-ground transportation, fresh breakfasts, picnic lunches, and traditional 5-course French dinners with wine, all entry fees to churches, castles, and museums, wine tasting and tour, as well guides to play your personal cultural expert, translator, chauffeur extraordinaire, and historical expert as you explore the amazing South of France and its mysteries. Our Mystery Adventures are all-inclusive, so you don't have to worry about spending a lot once you arrive. WE DO NOT CUT CORNERS but strive to provide the absolute best travel experience possible!
When is the last time your tour guide sat down with you at a Michelin rated restaurant and told you to order whatever you want? We eat fresh local fare and stay at boutique chambres d’hôtes (B&Bs with delightful dinner service). We provide historical experts and cultural ambassadors to answer your questions and show you the ropes. Most of all ~ we only work with VERY SMALL groups of 6-12 adventurers, allowing each individual the opportunity to explore their questions and interests. Your vacation time is valuable ~ we want to help you make the most of it.
HOW MANY PEOPLE USUALLY COME ON THE TOUR?
Our tours are tiny! C'est la France … We have to all be able to fit around the dinner table. Our company maximum is 12, but we aim for around 6 Adventurers so our chauffeur can still get the coach down the backroads to our favourite spots!
Small tours allow us to focus on what You love along the way. Want to practice French? Talk about the Templars? Climb incredible mountains? Relax and drink wine? Visit powerful sites? Journal and meditate? Together, we co-create an amazing Adventure.
HOW MUCH TIME WILL WE SPEND WITH HENRY LINCOLN?
At eighty-seven years old, Henry Lincoln is still spry and sharp, but he does grow weary at times. He will be joining us as much as he is able during the journey, and you’ll see him sometimes round the dinner table with five courses of time to talk. He joins us to visit some of our special places and loves to share his passions.
Note to Anyone who Dreams of Meeting Henry Lincoln: Do not put this off. The opportunity will not be around forever. Whatever your connection to the mystery, here at Sacred Mystery Tours working with Henry Lincoln has been a great honour of our lives. We have been constantly blown away by his knowledge, humility, ability to see things others do not — and above all — by his beautiful heart. Do not miss this chance.
"Henry Lincoln made a deep and positive impression on me. Allysha is a courageous and multi-talented woman providing marvellous and soul-nurturing adventures for those ready to journey into the mystery. Brava! Kudos!"
~ Carolyn Shaffer, USA
Sacred Mystery tour Information
Adventures are limited to very small groups. To create a balanced and diverse group, we ask that all Adventurers please submit an Adventure Application.
No particular level of fitness is required. All hikes are optional. Daily walking throughout the tour is necessary. Some lodging accessible only by stairs.
Participants are responsible for their own travel insurance for the full inclusive dates of the Adventure. Proof of insurance is required. Vesica Adventures, LLC will not be held liable for illness or injury during the trip.
All prices are in US dollars. Payments must be received in full at least one month before the Adventure begins.
France can sometimes be unpredictable. Events and activities are subject to change based on availability and may be replaced by options of equal or greater value.