Music of Scotland
with Chuck & Raven
Music Tour with Jonathan Byrd
Sept 19-29, 2023
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!
Internationally recognized singer-songwriter Jonathan Byrd joins Raven Sinclaire for a tour of history, intrigue and MUSIC! During our ten days together, we will experience breathtaking scenery, castles, museums and ancient historical sites during the day and live music at night, including some special private concerts.
Your tour includes stays in 4-star eco-friendly hotels when available, breakfast every day and 4 group dinners. Here's our tentative itinerary. The finalized tour may vary slightly and will be emailed to all participants closer to time:
Days 1-3: Fly into Edinburgh, rest for awhile or meander the Royal Mile before meeting for a group dinner. 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 nearby Rosslyn Chapel and Glen. During our stay in the city, you may choose to meander through storybook neighborhoods and mysterious wynds and closes (narrow walking paths off of the streets) and hear some of the fascinating history that spans generations. 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. In the evenings, we will gather for great Scottish music and perhaps sample a single malt or two. Our home in Edinburgh will be the Radisson Blu Hotel in the City Centre.
Day 4-6: We travel to Pitlochry, the heart of Scotland, where we will take short day trips. Raven will share some of the dramatic history that has spawned legends such as William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, and Mary Queen of Scots while visiting sites such as Dunkeld Cathedral, Blair Atholl Distillery, the Pictish Dunfallandy stone and bronze age Crannog in Loch Tay, and 'Birnam Woods' mentioned in Shakespeare's famous Scottish Play. In the evenings, we will journey to local pubs for more live music. Our three night home in Pitlochry will be Fishers Hotel.
Day 7-9: 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 other local treasures. You'll have a bit of 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 iconic pubs, MacGregor's and Hootenanny's 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 Leith, the eclectic port area with waterfront seafood bistros and traditional pubs. We will overnight once more at Radisson Blu.
Day 11 Leave for the airport for those returning home.
Total price per person: $3,300
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 $900 per person is due 90 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 to driver, hotels and restaurants
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.
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