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BEYOND THE TARTAN Tours of Scotland- led by American songwriters and musicians, and guided by some wonderful Scots- who are delighted to share their beautiful country. Groups are limited to 14 guests !
2021 dates and leaders -
JULY 8-16: BUDDY MONDLOCK and MIKE LINDAUER
JULY 18-26: KITTY DONOHOE
SEPTEMBER 20- 28: TIM GRIMM
MAY 27- JUNE 4: HARMONIOUS WAIL
JUNE 6- 14: HARMONIOUS WAIL
JUNE 14- 22: KATE CAMPBELL
JUNE 22- 30: BUDDY MONDLOCK and MIKE LINDAUER
JULY 2- 10: KITTY DONOHOE
JULY 12- 20: TIM GRIMM
JULY 22- 30: KATIE DAHL
OCTOBER 6- 14: DAVID ROTH
I've had many people tour Ireland with me on Innisfree Tours... and The Netherlands on The Turning Point Tours, and several of those people have asked me-- "Where are you/we going next ?!" Well, the answer is SCOTLAND ! I love Scotland and we've put together a fantastic 9 day tour that includes 3 days in one of my favorite European cities- Edinburgh - and 3 days on and around the stunning and majestic Isle of Skye and 3 days up in the Highlands (Inverness area). We'll have a wonderful city guide- Fiona- to start things off in Edinburgh, we'll meet up with another delightful guide- Nory- for days 4 through 9 who will take us into the west and northward-- history and music and culture. I hope you'll consider joining us !
Our partner Nory Hope, runs Heartland Travel in Scotland. Now, as my first album was called Heart Land (!) I think it's a perfect fit. Here's a link to Nory's website to give you a flavor of who he is and what he does..... But remember- our Beyond the Tartan Tours with him are a very special experience !
Here is our itinerary of our last tour runs in 2019-
For 2021 costs are $2500 per person- double occupancy
or $2800 for a single.
For 2022 costs are $2600 per person- double occupancy or $2900 for a single
The Scottish buses hold 16 passengers,
so we'll have room for 14 guests.
Included in the tour cost are all in-country entertainment, museums, travel, 3 group dinners, lodging, breakfasts, local guides.... Guests are responsible for their own lunches , the balance of dinners, and transportation to and from Edinburgh.
Thanks for your interest in BEYOND THE TARTAN Tours in Scotland. Started in 2016, these tours of 9 days and nights offer a small group experience (just 14 guests) that explores the history and culture of Scotland with experienced and passionate native guides. Leading guests from the rugged beauty of Edinburgh, whose magnificent castle overlooks the city, up north onto the Isle of Skye, then along Loch Ness to Inverness, each trip will offer unique sights and insights into this remarkable and charming country. Each tour is headed by noted American songwriters and musicians, and will therefore seek out a variety of Scottish music during our visit— we might find ourselves at a ceilidh dance, or a ballad session, and certainly there will be a private Concert by our Music host/leader.
Our lodging is a mixture of small hotels, guest houses and b&bs.
The Tour starts and ends in Edinburgh. We recommend guests fly into Edinburgh.
The Edinburgh airport is about 8 miles from our hotel, and we'll do our best to have someone meet you when you arrive.
These tours may fill quickly so send a note if you're interested, and I'll get you deposit information to reserve a spot ! A deposit of $500 will hold a spot on the Tour. You can send a check OR we can send you a PayPal invoice-- let us know which you prefer. The balance will then be broken up into two payments-- one 6 months before start date and the final payment 3 months prior to start.
~ If you cancel your tour 5 months or more before the start date we will give you a full refund less a $75 per person processing fee.
~ Less than 5 months prior, we will give you a full refund less a $100 per person processing fee ONLY if your tour slot can be filled. If your slot cannot be filled, we will give you a 50% refund.
~ Less than 4 months prior, we will give you a 75% refund ONLY if your tour slot can be filled. If it cannot be filled, we will not give any refund.