Beyond the Tartan with John Smith

      Multidestination

      SF
      Scotland Folk Tours
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      Sep 10 - 20, 2024
      Group size: 12 - 20
      Beyond the Tartan with John Smith
      Multidestination

      Scotland Folk Tours
      • Email address verified

      Sep 10 - 20, 2024
      Group size: 12 - 20

      About this trip

      This musical tour has it all when it comes to exploring Scotland! You begin the 11 day tour in the capital city- Edinburgh. For the first four days you are shown around by a true local, one of our fantastic tour guides. You’ll experience historic must-see tourist sites, such as Edinburgh Castle, Old Town and Grassmarket to name a few, but you’ll also get to see how modern Scottish people enjoy themselves with cultural events, music and meals peppered around the city.


      On Day 5 we head north into the highlands, where your mental image of our beautiful country will be challenged and expanded with every kilometre travelled. We’ll see castles, mountains, glens, monuments, sheep (lots of sheep), rivers, lochs and the sea- all on our first day out of Edinburgh!


      Over the course of the days to follow your cameras and phones will be filled with beautiful 

      photographs of the Highland and Island landscape, local flora and fauna, and with luck some of the magic you experience as well. We’ll take you to historic sites and sites of folktales, but don’t worry about having your schedule too full as you will also be given plenty of time to explore on your own throughout our journey together.


      You’ll hear Scottish music, taste traditional food and, of course, hear traditional stories from our talented and friendly tour guides. Come along and explore our country with like-minded people on a tour that is sure to expand your horizons to an unforgettable musical score.

      What’s included

      • 11 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.
      • 10 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.
      • 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!
      • Ferries
        All fees for any ferries that might be required.
      • 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

      Single Room (single occupancy only)
      Available until August 10, 2024Pre-registration

      *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.

      $3,600
      Deposit: $500
      Double Room (double occupancy only)
      Available until August 10, 2024Sold Out

      *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.

      $3,100
      Deposit: $500
      Twin Room (double occupancy only)
      Available until August 10, 2024Sold Out

      *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.

      $3,100
      Deposit: $500

      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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      SF
      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.