We are now running two different tours year about – Highlands and Islands in even years and our usual established Scotland/Ireland tour in odd ones.
Our itinerary for 2018 –
The 2018 Highlands and Islands tour commences on the morning of Sunday June 17th at Edinburgh airport and finishes back at the airport hotel on the evening of the 28th ready to depart on the next morning. We will travel the first day to the South end of Loch Lomond via the Falkirk Wheel and Doune Castle. On Monday we go via Glencoe to Uig in Skye. Tuesday will have us sailing to Lewis and Harris and traveling via the Callanish Stones to our overnight stay in Stornoway. We'll take the ferry to Ullapool on Wednesday staying there that night and then driving the spectacular road round the North coast to Thurso on Thursday. On Friday we take the ferry to Stromness in the Orkney Islands where we'll spend three nights and explore the amazing Viking and Neolithic sites, St. Magnus Cathedral and the local whisky distillery. Monday night has us in Inverness and on Tuesday we'll travel through Morayshire and Aberdeenshire to our hotel in the city of Aberdeen where we'll be based for two nights. Our final day will be a drive down to Fife to visit the fishing village of Anstruther and the historic town of St. Andrews before finishing the day with a farmhouse meal with old friends and then to our overnight hotel at the airport. As usual, Aberdonian singer and writer Colin Stuart will be driving and co-guiding and there will be input along the way from some of their musical friends.
And for 2019 -
The 2019 tour will commence at Edinburgh airport on the morning of Sunday June 16th and finish back at the airport on the evening of Thursday 27th ready for departures next morning.
We will be visiting Roslyn Chapel the first day before overnighting in Peebles. From there we will go via Melrose and Moffat to Stranraer. Next morning we take the ferry to Ireland and an overnight at the Storytelling Center of Liz Weir after visiting the Giant's Causeway. After a trip to the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum it's back to Stranraer. From Stranraer we go via the Burns Museum to Loch Lomond. From there it's through Glencoe to Oban and a ferry to Mull. We take another ferry to Iona and then back to Oban. We then have a few days based in Pitlochry in the Perthshire Highlands before heading to Fife for our last couple of days. As usual, Aberdonian singer and writer Colin Stuart will be driving and co-guiding and there will be input along the way from some of their musical friends.
We’re happy to continue to hold the price as below -
The cost is $3,500 – Please note that this does NOT include airfare.
It’s in the nature of our tours that the actual itinerary remains flexible up to and during our travels.
Please also note – the group size will be strictly limited to 10 maximum. The first 10 to firmly book and pay their deposit will be confirmed.
See a photo album of the 2008 trip –
Mary Mainous, who took the pictures, enjoyed the 2008 tour so much she went back in 2009! Here is her 2009 slide-show –
and here’s more of the 2009 visit from Barbara and Jack McGeachy -
Mary came back yet again for the Highlands and Islands tour of 2012 and posted more great pictures –