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Birnam Book Festival & More

Meet Raven and friends in Dunkeld and Birnam for legends, lore, stories and song among the autumn colours of Birnam Wood. We'll join the annual Birnam Arts Book Festival and other literary and folklore inspired adventures. Note, the retreat will begin and end in Edinburgh, with 6 nights in Dunkeld between arrival and departure, for a total of 8 nights included.


October 22-30, 2024

Note: This is the sample itinerary outline. More details will be sent to participants one month before travel. Visit Birnam Book Festival.

Day 1 - 22nd: Arrive in Edinburgh, time to rest and explore before an early evening meet and greet at our hotel, Radisson Blu on the Royal Mile.

Day 2 - 23rd: Coach picks us up to visit Abbotsford, 19th century home and gardens of Walter Scott, on the banks of the river Tweed, including a walk through Witch Corner, the wild wood glen. Then on to Dunkeld with a couple of surprise stops along the way.

Day 3 - 24th: We'll take in a magical hike or two in the area and enjoy the local sights in picturesque Dunkeld. In the evening, you'll be treated to dinner, included, and a private concert.

Day 4 - 25th: The Book Festival begins and we will have a full day of festivities. 

Day 5 - 26th: After breakfast, we'll meander over for the second day of celebration. 

Day 6 - 27th: Vist to the Corbenic Poetry Path, set in the grounds of the old Drumour Estate, then a picnic lunch. You'll have some free time to wander the village. After a group dinner, included, we'll share stories and song with some local friends around a fire, riverside.

Day 7 - 28th: After breakfast, we'll walk through Birnam Wood, along the river, with a local guide, then visit Dunkeld Archives, Cathedral and Chapter House Museum. We'll have an afternoon talk by an area author. Dinner is on your own with a private concert afterward. 

Day 8 - 29th: Coach back to Edinburgh with a surprise stop along the way and a final night together in Radisson Blu, dinner included. 

Day 9 - 30th: Onward travels or flights home

Total Price Per Person

$ 3,700

Single supplement rate: $1,000 (No limit on single rooms)

Deposit of $1500 per person holds your space.

The remaining balance of $2,200 per person plus any single supplement fee due by July 5th, unless other arrangements are made. 

Included in Tour Price

Included in tour price:

8 nights accommodations at 4 star eco-friendly hotels when available

3 group dinners

breakfast each day

site and festival entrance fees

ground transportation

2 Private concerts

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.

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