Friendly specialist tours to ancient, mystical and historical sites
in Britain, Ireland, France, Portugal, Spain and the Mediterranean Islands.

‘Touring Since 2004’ 

Neil has a great interest in our ancient and pre-history and has studied the subject for many years with a particular fascination with it’s more unexplained aspects.  Well into his second decade of leading groups of interested people on specialist tours of ancient, mystical and historical sites, Neil has completed five books on the subject.


Neil organises and presents the ‘Mysterious Earth Conference’, a popular yearly event where all the associated theories are lectured and widely discussed. He’s TV and radio appearances include; BBC Radio 4’s ‘Excess Baggage’, Edge Media TV’s, ‘Now That’s Weird’, Glastonbury Radio’s ‘Mysterious West’ and BBC Radio Lancashire.

Neil’s Books

Mystery Cath
Mysteries of The Cathar Country
Lakes Web
The Lake District, A Megalithic Journey
Isle of Man - Web
Isle of Man, A Megalithic Journey
Malta Book Cover reduced
Malta & Gozo, A Megalithic Journey
Ang Web
Anglesey, A Megalithic Journey

Megalithic Tours Cairn Holy Chambered Tomb ancient site tours
Posing at Cairnholy

Megalithic Ancient Sites Tours

Our specialist ancient site tours visit the most popular attractions such as Stonehenge and the smaller size of our groups means that we can also reach the more remote, little known mystical sites throughout Britain and Europe that Neil has discovered over many years. Our tours take in many time periods from the Neolithic to the Knights Templar and the Cathars.  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Neil and click on ‘Tour Diary’ above for up to date tour information.

Megalithic Tour Groups

Wayland’s Smithy Long Barrow

Megalithic Tour groups are small, usually not more than six poeple, friendly and welcoming. Quite a number come along on their own and others with friends or partners. Many of our travellers enjoy the social side of the tours and value the opportunity to get to know like minded people during the day, over dinner or later in the bar. Some like to keep their own counsel of course and that is respected, but many have made lasting friendships and come back many times. One of our regular travellers recently told me that “We always have great fun, it’s like coming back to see old friends”.

Megalithic Tours Cathar Country Tour
Dinner in the Garden on the Cathar Tour
Hi from Stonehenge
megalithic Tours mystical anglesey tour
LLigwy area on the Mystical Anglesey Tour

A Few Comments From Megalithic Travelers

I have been on many of Neil’s tours over the past 10 years and I have to say they are always most enjoyable and informative. Neil is a great host, is marvelous company and his knowledge is formidable. The tours are always very well organised, well researched and great value for money. It’s wonderful to be able to enjoy a trip where everything is taken care of and you share the experience with friendly, like-minded people. I have made several personal friendships that have endured for years from people I have met on the tours. The atmosphere on the tours is always great and Neil always looks after you terrifically. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Whether you are an expert or enthusiast, Megalithic Tours will not disappoint.

Kevin Rowan-Drewitt (Blackpool, England), author of ‘The Rowan Guide to Castlerigg Stone Circle’ and ‘Spirals on Circles – The Rowan Guide to Long Meg, Little Meg and Glassonby Stone Circles’ (which are all stone circles covered by Megalithic Tours).

In June 2015 we took two tours with Neil McDonald to northern and southern France. Both were marvelous. They both catered to our interest in archaeology and history and involved excellent experiences that emerged us in the culture of both these regions. The tour was well-paced yet thorough. We loved traveling with a small group and really getting to know our fellow travelers. We would highly recommend Neil McDonald’s tours and hope to join him for another trip soon

Barbara Crowe and Ross Whiteaker (Arizona, USA)

I’m in my 12th year of joining Neil on his Tours. I can honestly say they are superb, I have been to some amazing places and seen some of the best sites and all with expert information provided by Neil. If you are a lone traveler do not worry as you are looked after so well and usually in the company of like minded folk.I would advise you to look at all the trips Megalithic Tours as to offer and you will not be disappointed.

Honor Wearden (Darwen, England)

This is to thank you for what was the best holiday of my quite long life. the Cathar Country was even more magical than I expected – an earthly paradise – and the power of the landscape geometer was palpable. Your knowledge and sensitive appreciation of the history of the area brought its mystery, wonder and grief vividly to life. Your easy-going buoyancy and willingness to divert from the schedule – whether to pick up magic stones or raid a car boot sale – made the trip a friendly, relaxed adventure.

you seem to attract interesting people, too. setting out alone, I was delighted to find myself in such a friendly, like-minded group. Some of my most precious memories will be those evenings sitting with wine under the old trees, watching dusk settle over the abbey ruins and discussing the mysteries of the area and life in general. The accommodation and food were superb too – amazing at the price. I look forward to going on another expedition next year.

Lindsey Campbell. BA Oxon (Killin, Scotland)

I’ve been on several tours with Neil and have thoroughly enjoyed them all. They are very well planned and organised without feeling rigid and with enough flexibility  to allow everyone enough time at each site to explore either together in a group or alone.  Although Neil is very knowledgeable  about ancient history and many related subjects, he does not give commentaries at the sites, so that it’s possible to get a feel for each site and explore at your own pace without being distracted by a guided tour. Often discussion takes place over a good meal or a glass or two of wine in the evening. The groups are so small that it feels like going on holiday with friends, without having to do any of the work!

Helen Johnson (Leicester England) 

My first tour with Neil was my first solo trip but it was the best thing I could have done as I have now been on many tours with him & seen so many wonderful places that you would not see on any ordinary holiday & also made many lovely friends. The tour that really stands out though is the Cathar Country tour which I have done four or five times now & would love to do yet again. L’Hostelerie de L’Eveché where we are based is such an enchanting place; from the first glimpse of it as you cross the little bridge over the Aude it seems to wrap itself around you with a warm, welcoming hug. Every day on this tour is magical & I’ve heard people say ‘I thought yesterday was fantastic but today has been even better !’.

Necessary equipment :- Sturdy comfortable shoes, bottle of water & a bar of chocholate for Neil’s chocolate-thieving elf who accompanies him on all his tours.

Di Snelling (Weymouth, England)