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.

Tour Information

Here’s what to expect from our Beyond The Standing Stones tour, including a cost breakdown and example itinerary. If you would like more information about this tour, please feel free to get in touch.

2024 Rates

  • $4,000 per person for double occupancy
  • $4,500 per person for single occupancy

2025 Rates

  • $4,200 per person for double occupancy
  • $4,700 per person for single occupancy
  • 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
  • Luxury mini coach and driver guide  
  • 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
  • Flights
  • Transport from the airport upon arrival
  • Lunches and all non-group dinners

*Please note the sites & activities listed are not exhaustive. Each tour is unique and is dependent on many variables. Finalised itineraries will be sent to you prior to departure

Day 1 – Arrival

  • Arrival into Glasgow
  • Free time to settle in, rest and explore!

Day 2 – Glasgow

  • Walking tour
  • Glasgow Cathedral
  • Group dinner
  • Live music

Day 3 – Journey North

  • Stirling Castle
  • Loch Lomond
  • Glencoe
  • Glenshiel

Day 4 – Isle of Skye

  • Misty Isle boat trip
  • Broadford
  • Glenelg ferry
  • Mam Ratagan

Day 5 – Isle of Harris

  • Check out
  • Uig ferry
  • St. Clement’s Church
  • Scenic walks along white sand beaches

Day 6 – Isle of Lewis

  • Butt of Lewis
  • Port of Ness
  • Gearranan Blackhouse
  • Dun Carloway Broch
  • Callanish Standing Stones

Day 7 – Journey to Inverness

  • Ullapool
  • Corrieshalloch Gorge
  • Beauly Priory
  • Village of Beauly

Day 8 – Inverness

  • Free day to explore on your own!

Day 9 – Journey to Orkney

  • Orkney ferry
  • Italian chapel
  • Churchill barriers
  • Kirkwall

Day 10 –  Orkney

  • Standing Stones od Stennes
  • Ring of Brodgar
  • Skara Brae
  • Cliffs of Yesnaby

Day 11 – Orkney

  • Maes How Burial Chamber
  • Orkneyigna Saga Centre
  • Stromness
  • Wideford Hill

Day 12 – Journey South

  • Dunrobin Castle
  • Lots of photo ops as we head back toward the Central Belt

Day 13 – Journey to Stirling

  • Aviemore
  • Dunkeld
  • Farewell Barn Concert & BBQ

Day 14 – Journey Home

  • Group transport back to Glasgow International Airport
  • Buddy Mondlock & Mike Lindauer: 23rd April – 6th May (ONLY ONE SPOT LEFT!)
  • Tim Grimm: 30th June – 13th July (SOLD OUT!)
  • David Roth: May 18th – 31st (SOLD OUT!)
  • Tim Grimm: July 28th – August 10th
  • Paul McKenna: August 12th – 25th
  • John Smith: September 1st – 14th (SOLD OUT!)

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