Gather YOUR group together and pick a date! May – October are your best bets to see the beauty of ALBA!
Would your group of avid gardeners like to venture around the rugged countryside of Scotland while viewing the gorgeous heather and other foliage and learning the history of each location as told by a local Glaswegian in his Scottish Brogue? If you answered yes, join me on a 13 day/12 nights escorted group tour of Scotland!
All we need is 1 person to step up and lay claim to this tour and it’s all yours! All I would ask is that you bring the group to me! I do all the work, and you gather the people. Contact me today to set this up for your group! Once I have your dates I will provide pricing information.
Day 1 – Arrival into Glasgow – Upon arrival you will be met by your driver/guide and whisked away for your adventure in the land of the Celts. We drive to Culross on our way to our overnight destination for the next 3 nights, Pitlochry.
Day 2 – After breakfast we head out for your first full day in Alba. Our day consists of visits to Scone Palace and Falkland Palace.
Day 3 – We begin our day with a visit to Glamis Castle before we head to Forfar for lunch. After it’s Arbroath and the Pictish Stone Museum, then back to the hotel via Dundee and Perth.
Day 4 – It’s the Royal Deeside today with visits to Spittle, Drum Castle, Tomnaverie Stone Circle and Ballater before we reach our overnight destination in Braemar.
Day 5 – We move from the East Coast to the West. Visits today to include Grantown-on-Spey, Nethy Bridge, Auchgourish Gardens and the Cairngorm Mountain Railway. From here it’s on to Newtonmore with a visit the the Highland Folk Museum then Laggan and Spean Bridge before we arrive in Fort William where we will be spending the next 2 nights.
Day 6 – It’s the Jacobite Steam Train today, take a round trip visiting the town of Mallaig before your return to Fort William.
Day 7 – Driving through Kinlochleven, around Loch Leven we head to the Glencoe Visitors Center with a photo stop along the glen. We then make a visit to the Ardchattan Gardens then onto Oban where we catch the ferry to the isle of Mull. Duart Castle is on the agenda before we make it tour our hotel.
Day 8 – It’s the island of Iona today, we catch the early ferry and spend lunch on the island before we make our way to the colorful harbour town of Tobermory.
Day 9 – Today we head to Taynuilt to the Barguillean Gardens, onward to Tyndrum and Callander before we arrive in Stirling where we visit the Castle before we overnight in Stirlingshire.
Day 10 – It’s a day to the Borders. Our first stop Rosslyn Chapel, onto Melrose Abby Abbotsford and Kenzie Gardens before we overnight in Peebles.
Day 11 – It’s Northern England today. After an early start due to a long day of driving, we stop in Jedburgh, and Kelso before we come to our destination Alnwick Castle and Gardens. Possible dinner in a local pub.
Day 12 – It’s back to Glasgow today for our final night in Alba. We make an early morning visit to Traquair House before we head to New Lanark Center for lunch. Time on your own in the city of Glasgow before our farewell dinner.
Day 13 – All good things must come to an end, we transfer you back to the airport for your return trip home. Haste ye back!
Visiting such places as:
Scone Palace, Falkland Palace, Royal Deeside, Glamis Castle, Arbroath, Drum Castle, Breamar Castle, Grantown-on-Spey, Nethy Bridge, Auchgourish Gardens, Cairngorm Mountain Railway, Highland Folk Museum, Jacobite Steam Train, Glencoe, Alnwick Castle & Gardens and so much more!