View of Edinburgh from a hill with a monument, and Edinburgh Castle in the distance

View of Edinburgh from Calton Hill with Castle in the distance

Join me for a mystical "Jewels of Scotland" Tour in October 2021

I am absolutely jazzed about this itinerary for a “magical” tour through the best of Scotland.
I hope you can join us.
P.S. Just added a cool video at the bottom.

Why “magical?”  Because we'll not only:    

  • take the Harry Potter Hogwarts Train   
  • tour the mystical Findhorn Garden   
  • see Rosslyn Chapel from The Da Vinci Code  
  • visit several locations of the popular TV show Outlander...

We’ll also spend several days taking in:    

  • the best art, architecture, cathedrals, castles, history, and food of Glasgow and Edinburgh   
  • Loch Lomond  
  • Loch Ness
  • the Highlands
  • a fabulous national park   
  • neolithic ruins   
  • one or more distilleries of single malt scotch whiskey   
  • Arran Island   
  • and much much more!


Low stone bridge over a loch to Ellean Donan castle that resembles Hogwarts

Low stone bridge over Loch Dulch to Hogwarts-like Ellean Donan castle

Scenic sunset from the coast of Scotland

Scenic Scottish Coast

Enjoy 12 full days and nights... 2 days for travel to and from Scotland. All breakfasts are included, and five dinners. We’ll be escorted by both a driver AND a guide.

We’ll stay in most hotels for 2 or 3 nights. (Only one hotel where we stay for 1 night.) The hotels are terrific as always, like this one in Ben Nevis. And this "palace" in Pitlochry (great slideshow).

I spent a LOT of time with my good friends at Hammond Tours putting this itinerary together, and I’m really proud of it. As with our 2019 trip to Ireland, Hammond was amazing at figuring out how to include everything I asked for, and for a fantastic price. If you have a few minutes to read through the day-to-day itinerary, I think you’ll be impressed. Your mouth might even start watering. (Download it below)

Let me also say that Hammond does a great job of getting us ready to go. They'll send you a fantastic trip preparation booklet with info about everything from weather to packing to tipping and LOTS more.

Shaggy-faced Highland cattle staring direcly into camera

Highland Cattle

Scotland: Edinburgh old harbor Leith

Edinburgh old harbor Leith

If you’ve never traveled with me...

...we’re positive, open-minded explorers who love new horizons, unique experiences, exotic places, and the people who live there.

We enjoy getting to know each other, make time for connecting with each other, and come home with new friends.

On this tour we’ll be sightseeing during the day. So most evenings we’ll have leisure time to explore on our own: find the best pub, try the local haggis, search for bagpipers, or hit the sack early. 

ALSO, I’ll have my guitar along, so we'll make time for all the songs, stories, and humor you can stand.

Our one basic rule is: No Whining.

Deacon Brodies Tavern in Edinburgh

Deacon Brodie's Pub in Edinburgh


When: October 9 - 22 (14 days, including travel) 
Where: Scotland
Who: Hammond Tours (5 star rating) 
What: Jewels of Scotland Tour (fully customized)

How Much: $3,655 plus airfare
Deposit: $250
Single supplement: $989
Good idea: Going solo? invite a friend who you’ll be able to share stories and photos with for years afterward.
OR: Let us help you find a roommate
Minimum travelers needed to go: 20
Note: If for some reason we don't make our minimum of 20 travelers by June 10, 2021 (unlikely!), all deposits will be refunded.

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