|I am 71 and traveled as a single using the single supplement. I did
the Scottish Dream Tours "Highlands and Islands" with 7 others.
The tour itself was 16 days. I went to Glasgow a few days early to
get used to the time difference. I stayed at the hotel where the tour
started so I didn't have to move. I had done that on previous trips
and found that to help a lot. I live in WA State so time difference is
My mobility problems consistent primarily of stamina and
uncertainty with rugged terrain. I found that I had no problems
whatsoever on the trip.
The tour group is very small and individual needs are looked after.
The tour pace is relaxed and unpressured. All the details are
managed by the guides so you can simply relax and enjoy the
fabulous trip. Shannon and Mario handle the baggage so you don't
have to worry about your suitcase. We traveled in a 16 passenger
van with plenty of room for each person; the van was easy to get in
and out of. They always made sure that the van was as close as
possible to wherever we were stopping. I always had access to the
van if I wanted to stay on it for short periods or come back before
the rest of the group.
The accomodations were in terrific small hotels or bed/breakfasts
all of which had great atmosphere and were well-appointed. You
get the feeling of the Scottish culture as you journey thru the
countryside. Great scenery, great people, great food. Shannon has
really perfected the itinerary for each of his tours giving you
maximum exposure to the area you're in.
At first glance, you might feel the price is higher than some of the
other big tours on the big buses with big groups of people.
However, you quickly learn that the price includes all the lodging,
at least 2 of 3 meals each day (often all 3), entrance fees at
attractions, ferry fares, etc. and the opportunity to have a relaxed
in-depth experience. I would certainly say that you receive
excellent value for the price.
I would highly recommend the Scottish Dream Tours to you. I
would be happy to answer any other questions that you might have.
Shannon has put a great deal into his tours. You'll have the trip of a
Donna - Gig harbor, WA
||Donna is in the right front of this picture. Next to Donna is
me(Shannon) then Denise DeBlois, Chris DeBlois, Ron DeBlois,
Bruce Lushbough, Isla Lushbough, Tom Cavert and Nancy
Calvert. We are having afternoon tea at the Atholl Palace Hotel
in Pitlochry, Scotland.
As Donna was very fond of her scones she became known as
"Donna, The Scone".
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