Music of Scotland
with Chuck & Raven
Abbeys - Battles - Castles of Scotland
March 10-20, 2024
Note this is a Sample Itinerary: Hotels and routes may change. You'll be emailed the final itinerary one month before departure, but even then we always leave space for the unexpected finds and last minute discoveries!
Join historian James Barrowman, PhD and Raven Sinclaire, for a journey of romance and tragedy, adventure and triumph! This is a brand new tour. A more detailed itinerary is forthcoming.
Your tour includes stays in 4-star eco-friendly hotels when available, breakfast every day and 4 group dinners. We also understand that Scottish history is anything but simple and will provide you with a timeline unique to this tour to reference along the way.
Here's our tentative itinerary. The finalized tour may vary and will be emailed to all participants closer to time:
Fly into Edinburgh, rest for awhile or meander the Royal Mile before meeting for group cocktails and light bites. Our first three days and nights will be spent in Edinburgh, seeing the sights around the gothic capital city of Scotland, including a visit to Edinburgh Castle, Melrose Abbey, Inchcolm Abbey, Rosslyn Chapel and Glen, and more. We will take a ride to Stirling for a deep dive into the Battle of Stirling Bridge and a visit to Wallace Monument, Stirling Castle and the Bannockburn battlefield. While in Edinburgh, you'll have a chance to explore the Royal Mile, museums and historical monuments while enjoying sights, sounds and tastes that are sure to be memorable. Our home in Edinburgh will be the Radisson Blu Hotel in the City Centre.
Next, we travel to Dunkeld with an important stop in Dunfermline to visit the Abbey and Palace. Dunkeld is a charming village on the River Tay. Sit by the fire and you'll learn about the Battle of Dunkeld and other history and legends. We visit Dunkeld Cathedral and Blair Castle, Dunkeld Archives and hike the peaceful Birks of Aberfeldy. In the evenings, we visit local pubs for authentic Scottish music.
Next, we travel to Glencoe, a stunning drive with several scenic stops and points of interest. You'll learn about the Battle of Glencoe and Glen Shiel and visit the iconic Glencoe Castle.
Next, we travel to Inverness, known as the ‘Highland Capital’, though it still retains its market town feel. We will visit ancient Clava Cairns, Urquhart Castle, and the tragic Culloden battle field. You'll have free time to stroll the river that runs through the city. We will host a world class musician for a private hotel concert and visit MacGregor's pub for more music. Our hotel home will be Lochardil House.
Day 10: We journey back to Edinburgh for an afternoon of your own exploration before meeting for our farewell group dinner and overnight in Edinburgh.
Day 11 Leave for the airport for those returning home.
Total price per person: $3,400
Single supplement rate: $900 (We are limited to two single rooms) Contact us for availability.
Deposit of $800 per person holds your space.
2nd payment of $1600 per person is due 6 months before departure.
The remaining balance of $1,000 per person is due 60 days before departure.
Included in tour price:
10 nights accommodations at 4 star eco-friendly hotels when available
4 group dinners
breakfast each day
site entrance fees
Gratuities for venues and group dinners
Note: due to the varying arrival and departure times, we will not provide airport shuttle. Taxis, uber or lyft are available and we can help you as needed.
Please see FAQs for details.