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On A Relaxing Small Group Vacation

Of all the places in the world, few can capture the hearts as my Scotland can. It is a timeless place, soft and green, yet wild and beautiful, where narrow roads meander along the banks of sparkling rivers - and sheep have the right of way. Quaint rows of cottages hug the seashore, or sit bunched shoulder to shoulder in village after historic village, and every churchyard, and castle, and palace has a story to tell of the folks whose spirits still haunt the ruined crofts and live in the misty moors of my Scotland.

" Well, that's the typical Scottish sales Pitch ! "

I prefer to show my travelers the Real Scotland. A more Personal Scotland. A country not only of Castles and Crofts, Lochs and Mountains. But a country of real people with a distinct, and fascinating, Scottish Culture which Scots are more than willing to share with you.

Two Countries

As a native Scot you might expect me to say that my homeland is one of the most beautiful and finest countries in the world. But Scotland is really two countries - or more. There is the Stereotypical, Tartan and Kilt Scotland, most commonly seen by our more-than-welcome overseas visitors, and then there is in addition the Real Scotland of the ordinary and kindly Scottish people immersed in their day-to-day lives.
   
For the past ten years, I have specialized in guiding highly personalized Small-Group Tours to the Real Scotland.  Each tour is different and unique. Each tour has its own itinerary, specifically designed to meet the needs of the group and its members.

It maybe a Hobby-orientated itinerary; or a Family or Clan Surname-orientated itinerary. Some tours concentrate on a particular part of Scotland. Other tours meander all over Scotland. Normally, each tour will have two " hub " bases from which all their Scottish interests can be satisfied. Quite often, group members have a family connection to Scotland, and I will, through dialogue with the group, design an itinerary to visit the most appropriate sites. It is vitally important though that Group Members visit Scotland in a
flexible frame of mind as the daily itinerary may change depending on weather conditions etc; Fixed-in-Stone itineraries do not allow the kind of freedom necessary to take advantage of the kind of cultural, sports and social opportunities that will often present themselves. Don't worry you'll still see everything you want to see !

When To Visit

Any time from April through October is a good time to visit Scotland. Spring and early summer are my particular favorites. Forests, fields and glens offer a wonderful array of colors during that time of year, while the long Northern days of sunshine let you get out and enjoy it.  There is also no shortage of things to do as all the best visitor attractions are already open, and are far more relaxed away from the mid-summer crowds, whilst in the cities the Arts season is in full swing. But whenever you visit, you're always guaranteed a warm welcome in my Scotland.

Leave The Herd Behind

My small group tours of Scotland are paced for discovery and understanding - not just notching sites. I do not put 52 people on a huge coach with an endurance test for an itinerary. In fact, each group is limited to an absolute maximum of 18 people ( unless by special request ), with a typical small group being just 8 people.

I prefer to guide groups through Scotland in a relaxing manner, staying at two or three base locations from which we can visit sites of interest - and not have to move luggage every day. My small group members tend to be
travelers rather than tourists, enjoying seeing behind the tourist fašade, while visiting with " locals " and seeing sites not normally seen by the regular tourist.

Many group members visit Scotland to trace their Scottish ancestry; others to golf or fish; most come to simply enjoy the beautiful scenery,historic buildings and gardens, and most of all, to meet and enjoy the people of Scotland.

My tours can be best described as being " couthy. " It's a Scottish word meaning " gentle."

Itineraries

I specialize in matching itineraries to the needs and desires of group members, thus I rarely have a standard itinerary. Being a " Fifer " from the Kingdom of Fife, I do enjoy showing folks around my native Kingdom. Highland Perthshire is another of my favourite parts of Scotland. You're in the Highlands, and yet still close to many major sites of interests, with access to lots social and cultural activities. But wherever you go in Scotland, you can be sure there will be plenty to see and do.

The following sites are generally included in any itinerary.

The Kingdom Of Fife
St Andrews City, Castle, Cathedral & Old Course
Falkland Palace and Gardens
Dunfermline Abbey
The East Neuk Of Fife Fishing Villages
Lindores Abbey and Balmerino Abbey

Highland Perthshire
Loch Rannoch and Loch Tummel
Kinross and Loch Leven
Pitlochry and Killiecrankie
Dunkeld Cathedral and Town
Perth and Branklyn Gardens
Aberfeldy and Crieff
Abernethy Pictish Tower
Balvaird Castle
Elcho Castle
Scone Palace

Highlands and Isles
Loch Ness
Isle of Skye
Eilean Donan Castle
Spectacular Scenery

Edinburgh
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile
Holyrood Palace

Group members will also have the opportunity to shop, play golf, visit locals pubs and simply go for walks and enjoy local Scottish culture.

Let me know your reasons for wishing to visit Scotland - and see if I can best fit your needs.

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All Around Scotland
Aberdeen And NE Coast
Annandale
Arbroath
Argyll
Ayrshire
Ballater & Balmoral
Banff & Buchan
Caerlaverock Castle
Callander
Castle Sween
Claypotts Castle
Dornoch
Doune
Drum Castle
Dunbeath Castle
Dunnottar Castle
Dunrobin Castle
Dunstaffnage Castle
Edinburgh
Edzell Castle
Galloway
Glamis Castle
Glasgow
Glencoe & Great Glens
Inchture
Inner Hebrides
Inverness & Loch Ness
Isle Of Skye
Kintyre, Arran & Bute
Kirriemuir
Loch Lomond
Lothian Region
Montrose & Strathmore
Nithsdale
North Coast Of Scotland
Orkney Islands
Perth & Dundee
Rosslyn Chapel
Scottish Borders
Shetland Islands
Speyside
Tolquhon Castle
Western Highlands
Western Isles

I was born and raised in the Kingdom of Fife and know every site of interest, both large and small, historic and scenic.

The Kingdom Of Fife
Abbot House
Abdie Church
Aberdour Castle
Anstruther
Auchtermuchty
Balcaskie House
Balcomie Links
Balgonie Castle
Ballinbreich Castle
Balmerino
Barns of Woodside
Black Earnside
Burntisland
Caiplie Caves
Carnegie Birthplace
Ceres
Clatchard Craig
Collessie
Crail
Creich Parish
Culross
Cupar
Denmylne Castle
Dunfermline Abbey
East Neuk Of Fife
Elie
Falkland Palace
Flisk Parish
Forth Railway Bridge
Hill of Tarvit
Inchcolm Abbey
Isle of May
Kellie Castle
Kilmany
Laing Museum
Leuchars
Lindores Abbey
Lower Largo
Macduff's Cross
Monimail
Monkswell
Moonzie Parish
Mugdrum Cross
Newburgh
Newport-on-Tay
Pittenweem
Ravenscraig Castle
Scotstarvit Tower
St Andrews
St Monans
St Serf's Tower
Strathmiglo
Tayport
The Bethune's Cottage

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Golfing In Fife
Map Of Fife


Perthshire
Abernethy
Aberfeldy
Alyth
Auchterarder
Balhousie
Balvaird Castle
Birnam
Blair Castle
Blairgowrie & Meigle
Branklyn Gardens
Burleigh Castle
Castle Menzies
Crieff
Dunalastair
Dunkeld
Dunning
Elcho Castle
Fair City Of Perth
Fortingall
Glen Lyon
Grandtully
Huntingtower Castle
Innerpeffray
Kenmore
Killiecrankie
Kinross & Loch Leven
Loch Rannoch
Loch Tummel
Muthill
Perthshire
Pitlochry
Scone Palace
Map Of Perth & Kinross

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