TimeTrails in Brittany - Guided Archaeological Tours

Welcome to Timetrails in Brittany

Hello, I'm Philip.  Welcome to my tiny slice of the Internet and welcome to TimeTrails in Brittany. I've been running TimeTrails in Brittany tours since 2021 and, with each year that passes, the tours are becoming more and more popular with English-speaking visitors from all over the world. I have had a passion for the archaeology of the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age since my childhood and I have finally been able to set up home in the heart of one of Europe's richest archaeological landscapes.TimeTrials in Brittany tours are about sharing just a few of these landscapes with you and helping you to look at them through the eyes of an archaeologist. I currently offer five different tours but I'm always looking out for new and exciting tours to add. Please note that tours are not currently available on a Wednesday or Saturday. Tours on these days will resume in late May 2024. To find out more about my tours, simply select each one from the navigation menu. You'll find

Carnac and Beyond Tour now available!

After several months of research and "test-runs" I'm happy to say my new Carnac and Beyond Tour is now available.    For the time being this tour is bookable only through these pages but it will be added to Airbnb Experiences in due course.   For more information about this tour visit

Latest video on Youtube

I'm pleased to announce that my new video,  Carnac and Beyond : Stone Rows, Passage Graves, Cromlechs and more was shown for the first time on my Youtube Channel on Sunday 13th October. Several people joined me for the first showing and it was great to be able to answer questions "live". You can see the video for yourself by clicking the following link; If you'd like an automatic notification of when new videos become available, just subscribe to my Youtube channel and click the bell icon.

Schedule of prices - w.e.f. 1st October 2023

  Schedule of prices and group discounts with effect from 1st October 2023 Please note that discounts apply for group bookings making these tours even better value for money. If you would like to guarantee an exclusive tour (i.e. only YOUR party taking part) please refer to the private group premium prices which apply for private groups of any size up to a maximum of 9 guests , (10 guests on the Carnac Tour) All payments via bank transfer. Please see our payment terms pages for details. Timetrails 2023/24 price list (per person) - Child discounts are available (please ask for details). Tour 1 or 2 pers 3 to 5 6 to 9   Private Group Premium Prices (maximum of 9 guests) Meneac Markers   €   55.00   €   49.50   €   44.00   €         4 80.00 Guerledan Heights   €   55.00   €   49.50   €   44.00   €          480.00 Locmine Loop   €   65.00   €   58.50   €   52.00   €         530.00 St Just   €   65.00   €   58.50   €   52.00   €         530.00 Pink Granite Coast   €   65.00   €   58.5

Revised payment terms with effect from 1st October 2023

  These are my revised payment terms with effect from October 1st 2023. Prices for each Timetrails tour are published on this site, stating clearly the price for each party member. These prices include group discounts and any other offers that might apply at the time of booking. For each booking a non-refundable deposit of 20 € PER PERSON must be paid AT THE TIME OF BOOKING. This deposit applies to ALL party members whether adults or children. It will then be deducted from the total amount when the final balance is paid. The outstanding balance must be paid AT LEAST 14 WORKING DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE TOUR*. Failure to pay this balance on time may result in it being impossible to secure the date of your tour and/or cancellation of your tour**. ALL PAYMENTS ARE TO BE MADE BY BANK TRANSFER. Details of the account to which payments must be made will be confirmed in your Invoice/Facture. * "Last minute" bookings (i.e. made within 14 days of the tour date) must

"Just a tour guide"?

  Why do I enjoy my tours so much? A little while ago somebody suggested I was "just a tour guide" and I actually found that quite depressing. Partly this was because the tone of the comment demeaned the work done by people all over the world who love sharing their local art, culture and history with others. More significantly, however, my sense of sadness came from the fact that the person who made the comment is someone I had never met and had never experienced one of my tours. He actually had no idea what I really do.   For me, my tours are about so much more than pointing at things and telling people about them. Each tour is a performance which depends completely on the relationships I build with my guests. Sometimes this includes building relationships between guests who may never have met. Doing this helps to build the sense of exploration, mystery and fun. This is where my teaching experience comes in.   Having begun my teaching career with the very smallest school chi

YouTube channel updated!

If you haven't yet visited my YouTube channel, why not stop by and take a look at my videos? My channel began with a few short videos showing footage of sites included on my tours but I've now started extending my videos into short documentaries on a range of archaeological topics pertinent to the tours I offer. Take a look and, if you like what you see, remember to "like and subscribe".    I'd also love to hear from you if you have any comments, questions or suggestions for future videos. See you on YouTube!