Beyond the Standing Stones
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.
Current Tour Leaders for this tour in 2023 are:
- Harmonious Wail- July 29th – August 11th
- Tim Grimm- August 12th – 25th (SOLD OUT!)
- Katie Dahl – October 9th – 22nd
$3,600 per person for double occupancy
$4,100 per person for single occupancy
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
- 14 day tour
- *Please note the first day, your Arrival Day, has no official events and is an opportunity for you to settle in before events start the following day. Accommodation is still included this night.
- 13 nights of accommodation
- Breakfasts every morning
- Three group meals
- Ferries during the tour
- Entrance fees to all activities, events, sites and landmarks during the tour
- Live music sessions
- Group transport to the airport on your last day – your Departure Day.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
- Transport from the airport upon arrival.
- Lunches and all non-group dinners.
We strongly encourage you to purchase trip insurance to protect your investment in case you have to cancel your trip. Depending on what level you purchase, trip insurance can cover most anything involved with your trip. That can include flights, bags, delays, health care, etc., and if for whatever illness or family related reason you have to cancel after the refund deadline, they will cover it. On the off-chance a person were to test positive for COVID on our Tour, we will do the best to help secure transport and accommodation for the limited quarantine. We may be able to refund some fees that we are able to be reimbursed for– but this is strictly on a case-by-case basis. Please note, we will be unable to reimburse the entire Tour cost which is why we recommend getting Travel Insurance.