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The Itinerary


Trip Information

  • Can you explain that more?
    Pre-Tour Extension 11 May - Join the Group in Edinburgh - Visit St. Andrews on our way to Aberdeen. In Aberdeen, we board a ferry for a journey to Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands. 12 May - Tour the Main Island of the Orkneys - Visit Skara Brae (neolithic site), the Ring of Brodgar, and Italian Chapel 13 May - Morning in Kirkwall, Ferry to Scrabster - Visit Dunrobin Castle on the way to Inverness 14 May - Inverness on your own - Inverness is a lovely town, but there are also many places for hiking nearby Main Tour 15 May - Visit Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns, Fort George 16 May - Loch Ness Cruise with a stop at Urquhart Castle, Great Glen (Gin) Distillery, Eilean Donan Castle 17 May - Tour the Isle of Skye - Visit Kilt Rock, the Quiraing, Dunvegan Castle with boat trip, with an optional (1+ hour) hike to a Fairy Pool 18 May - Ferry from Skye to Mallaig - Train from Mallaig to Fort William over the Glenfinnan Viaduct (from Harry Potter), Glencoe 19 May - Still uncertain of this day's tour 20 May - Oban Area On Your Own 21 May - Loch Lomond, Glengoyne Distillery, Doune Castle, Stirling Castle, Kelpies ending in Edinburgh 22 May - Tour the Real Mary's Close and Edinburgh Castle, afternoon on your own in Edinburgh - Farewell Dinner The Pre-Tour begins and ends in Edinburgh, leaving you weekend days for visiting. Glasgow is an hour train ride away, so you could start in one city and end in the other. The Main Tour begins in Inverness which is a lovely, 4-hour train from both Edinburgh and Glasgow. We've planned days on your own mid-tour so you can explore a bit on your own, and have a day not on a coach.
  • What is the Pre-Tour Route?
    Pre-Tour Route Day A: Coach from Edinburgh to St. Andrews to Aberdeen then Ferry from Aberdeen to Kirkwall (6 hour ferry) Day B: Tour Orkney Main Island - Scara Brae, Ring of Brodgar, Italian Chapel, St Magnus Cathedral Day C: Ferry from Stromness to Scrabster (90 minute ferry) - Dunrobin Castle Day D: Inverness area On Your Own Basically, this:
  • What is the pricing? When are payments due?
    Main Tour Double Occupancy: $x/person Single Occupancy: Pre-Tour Pricing Double Occupancy: $ Single Occupancy: Deposit of $money is due by Date Final Payment is due by Date Pricing for extra night accommodation available upon request. All payments can be made to: website
  • What are the dates?
    Somewhere between 10 - 25 May! It all depends when you want to be in Scotland and when you want to join us! The Pre-Tour begins in Edinburgh on Sunday, 11 May. We can arrange a pre-tour hotel in Edinburgh or Glasgow if you would like. The Main Tour begins in Inverness the morning of Thursday, 15 May. We recommend arriving the night before (14 May). However, if you would like to be in Inverness for the Day On Your Own, you could arrive when the Pre-Tour arrives on 13 May. The Tour ends on 23 May in Edinburgh. But we are happy to arrange post-tour hotels in either Edinburgh or Glasgow as well.
  • Wait. It looks like there are two Trip Start Dates. What's Up?
    We do, indeed, have two starting dates for Scotland. we've planned our touring so that you can have time on your own in Glasgow and/or Edinburgh at either end of our trip. They are very easy cities to get around on your own and we wanted the tour itself to take you places you've not thought to visit. The Main Trip is 8-nights and begins on Thursday, May 15 in Inverness, Scotland and ends in Edinburgh on Friday, 23 May. The Pre-Trip Extension begins in Edinburgh on Sunday, 11 May.
  • What is the Main Tour Route?
    Day 1 : Culloden, Clava Cairns, Fort George, and Sheepdog Trials Day 2: Loch Ness Cruise with a stop at Urquhart Castle, Great Glen (Gin) Distillery, Eilean Donan Castle Day 3: Tour the Isle of Skye with stops at Kilt Falls, Quiraing, and Dunvegan Castle with a boat trip. Optional hike to the Fairy Falls Day 4: Ferry from Skye to Mallaig where we board a train that will cross the Glenfinnan Viaduct (of Harry Potter film fame), then on to Glencoe Day 5: Tour by Ferry and Coach to visit the Isles of Staffa, Lunga, and Iona, with a stop (weather permitting) at Fingal's Cave Day 6: Oban Area On Your Own Day 7: Loch Lomond, Glengoyne Distillery, Doune Castle (filming site for Outlander, Game of Thrones, and Monty Python and the Holy Grail), Stirling Castle, and a quick stop to see the Kelpies before ending in Edinburgh Day 8: Morning tour of the Real Mary's Close and Edinburgh Castle, with the afternoon to explore Edinburgh on your own Basically this:
  • Where are we staying overnight?
    While the hotels are yet to be confirmed, the towns will be: 2 nights - Kirkwall, Orkney Islands 1-3 nights - Inverness (depending when you arrive) 2 nights - Isle of Skye 3 nights - Oban 2 nights - Edinburgh
  • How many meals are included?
    All breakfasts are included A Welcome Dinner during the Main Tour A Farewell Dinner at the end of the Tour Dinner onboard the Ferry to the Orkneys


Travel to Amsterdam and spend the night on November 29th and 30th (depending on how long you would like to have in Amsterdam before joining the ship).


On October 20th, join the ladies for breakfast at the hotel. 

Afterward, proceed to the ship, leave your bags, complete the check-in process, and then venture out for a day of exploration.

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Depart from Basel to your next destination, whether it's home or somewhere else.

Additionally, there's an option for a 2-night extension in (where?). Inquire about this when making your reservation.

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