Beyond the Standing Stones with Buddy Mondlock & Mike Lindauer

      Multidestination

      SF
      Scotland Folk Tours
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      Apr 23 - May 6, 2024
      Group size: 12 - 16
      Beyond the Standing Stones with Buddy Mondlock & Mike Lindauer
      Multidestination

      Scotland Folk Tours
      • Email address verified

      Apr 23 - May 6, 2024
      Group size: 12 - 16

      About this trip

      This incredible tour, which begins in Glasgow, is meant for you if you want to be fully immersed into the Highland and Island culture for the majority of your time with us in Scotland.


      Over the course of the 14 days we have the pleasure of spending with you each of your senses will be entertained – you’ll see the landscapes that inspired ancient legends and historic tales, you’ll taste traditional Scottish cuisine such as haggis, cranachan, and whisky inspired dishes, you’ll touch buildings and stones built by people who lived hundreds and even thousands of years ago, you’ll smell the intoxicating scent of fresh highland and sea-scented air, and, lastly, you’ll hear the sounds of traditional Scottish folk music inspiring you to dance throughout our journey together.


      On this tour we’ll go to the far north of our beloved country to see impressive white sand beaches with turquoise water, majestic glens and mountains, ride ferries across legendary waterways, dance traditional ceilidhs, step back in time to explore historic villages, heritage sites, and of course some of the mystical standing stones and circles of Orkney.


      One of the highlights of this tour is a visit to the UNESCO site of Skara Brae, where you can understand the prehistoric life of our Scottish ancestors from over 5,000 years ago! Come along with us to experience some of the hidden gems our beautiful country has to offer on a magical, musical tour we hope that you’ll never forget.

      What’s included

      • 14 Days of fun!
        Please note the first day, your Arrival Day, only has an unofficial dinner and is an opportunity for you to settle in before events start the following day. Accommodation is still included this night.
      • 13 nights Accommodation
        Accommodation begins on Arrival Day and concludes when you check-out the morning of Departure Day.
      • Breakfast
        Breakfast will be included at the accommodation every day!
      • Dinners
        Three group dinners will be included in the tour cost
      • All sites & activities
        Any site, event or activity listed in the itinerary is included in the tour cost. No additional entrance fees will be required.
      • Ferries
        Any ferry rides that may be required
      • Near nightly Live Music!
        Many of the nights we share together will include private concerts with either local musicians or your tour leader (they have one show). We also take you to local pub sessions along the way!
      • Group Airport Transport
        We will provide 2 group airport shuttles on Departure Day. One will be early morning, and one late morning/early afternoon, depending on when passenger's flight times are.
      • Orientation Meeting
        Zoom meeting with tour leader, company directors, and other passengers to ask questions and meet people before the tour!

      What’s not included

      • Flights
      • Lunches

      Available Packages

      Double Room (double occupancy only)
      Available until March 23, 2024only 1 left

      *Must be booked in increments of 2, as this if for traveling pairs sharing a double room. Not to be booked by solo travelers.

      This package comes with a double room (one bed) at the accommodations throughout the tour for sharing with your traveling partner. This is usually a double or queen sized bed.

      $4,000
      Deposit: $2,000
      Twin Room (double occupancy only)
      Available until March 23, 2024only 1 left

      *Must be booked in increments of 2, as this if for traveling pairs sharing a twin room. Not to be booked by solo travelers.

      This package comes with a twin room (two beds) at the accommodations throughout the tour for sharing with your traveling partner. These are usually single or twin sized beds.

      $4,000
      Deposit: $2,000
      Single Room (single occupancy only)
      Available until March 23, 2024only 1 left

      *For one person traveling alone or wanting their own room

      You will receive your own room, with a single (sometimes twin) bed at all the accommodations throughout the tour.

      $4,500
      Deposit: $2,250

      Available options



      Itinerary

      Day 1
      Arrival Day & Settling In

      Today we don't have any official activities, so that you may arrive, check-in and combat jet lag at your leisure. The hotel's check-in time will be 3pm, however if you arrive before then you can have them hold your luggage at reception in order to explore the town centre handsfree.

      In the evening there will be an unofficial welcome dinner (not included in the tour cost). Your walking guide will meet you in the hotel lobby and take you to a nearby restaurant where you will have the opportunity to meet your fellow passengers and prepare for the adventure ahead!

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      Scotland Folk Tours
      Our tours are for people who love music, travel and to meet the local folk! Listen to local voices of Scotland, providing you with some ‘up close and personal’ experiences of great music. Taking you to some of the most unforgettable and sensational parts of the country, our tour guides and drivers are arguably the best in the land. They have a deep fondness of their most incredible country, and years of experience. Equipped with stories of our past and our folklore, they will reveal to you some of the most incredible parts of Scotland.