● Discover the Scotland of history and of today through guided tours, hikes, bookstores, pubs and food.
* Attend the Beltane Fire Festival
● Travel by train into the Scottish Highlands
● Hike in Cairngorms National Park and Cruise on Loch Ness
● Uncover the delights of Glasgow, Scotland’s often-overlooked city
This trip will be hosted by Lauren Drabble. Lauren = Lust For Life! She loves exploring new places and sharing what she loves about travel, culture, literature and food with others. She's definitely knows how to bring out the best in any experience and loves bringing the local flavors to life so you will feel like fellow travellers, not tourists.
Please note we specialize in tours for adults only.
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Should you cancel no more than 30 days after making your deposit you get a 100% refund minus a $150 admin fee.
Should you cancel between 30 days of booking to 180 days before the trip you will get a 50% refund minus the $150 admin fee.
Once we are within 180 days of the trip starting there are no refunds.
Note-should you find someone to fill your spot I can transfer your balance to them minus the $150 fee if it's 60 days before departure. Should you become sick or have other issues it’s highly likely the required travel insurance would kick in and reimburse you so be sure and check with your provider.
It is the responsibility of the trip attendee to reach out in the event of a cancellation and make their payments on time. We reserve the right to hold payments according to the cancellation policy above to pay our vendors to make this trip happen.
By making a deposit you agree to above terms of service and cancellation policy.
To make things easier we created a list specific to this trip of things you may want. You can find it here.
For our best tips on packing in general check this out.
You'll definitely want to bring good hiking boots to keep your feet dry. Scotland is a wet land! That means bring a raincoat too. Best kinds have a removable layer of insulation but a sweater underneath might suffice.
Travel insurance will help protect your investment and is required for all of our trips. We recommend and use World Nomads. If you are over 70 we recommend using Insure My Trip.
Welcome to Edinburgh! In the early afternoon, we meet at our city center hotel for a required welcome briefing. After some free time to settle in and have dinner, we head out early evening for a pub tour themed around Edinburgh’s literary heritage.
Accommodation- - Parliament House Hotel, Edinburgh - Twin-share room
Included- Pub tour
Airport transfer is not included. The on-the ground-team is wanting to charge $175 each way so we are not offering that service. A regular taxi or Uber will be a fraction of that cost and both options are readily available or you can book a transfer on your own here.
If you are staying late or arriving early you can add extra nights at check out here or you might find it cheaper to book yourself via hotels.com every 10 nights you book with them you get a night free.