All of our tours are designed for small groups of a maximum of 12 people  in order to take
advantage of the many different kinds of accommodations, eateries and sights that would
not be available to larger groups. You may find yourself staying in a lovely city guest house,
a small country house hotel, a centuries old coaching Inn, a Victorian seaside hotel, a
secluded farmhouse and even possibly in a wee Scottish Castle all in the same visit! You will
find yourself dining in unique tearooms, cozy pubs, old coaching inns, seaside restaurants
or out to a Highland Dinner and Show, Irish Music Night, A Castle Afternoon Tea or to a
Irish or Welsh Medieval Banquet.
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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
8 hours.
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
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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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Scottish Dream Tours is a small group tour operator that creates, arranges, schedules and
conducts each of our tours personally in order to bring you the very best that Scotland,
Ireland, Wales and England have to offer. We usually offer each tour just once a year and we
only offer around 12 scheduled tours a year which fits perfectly into the toruing season in the
Britsh Isles and Ireland. We specialize in small local and family owned accommodations,
quaint tearooms, amazing castles, glorious gardens, cozy pubs, fascinating history, local folks
and flavor, picturesque villages and spectacular scenery. We believe there is no better way to
see these lands than on a small group tour that allows for a slower pace and time to enjoy the
scenery, lovely villages and the warmhearted people who inhabit them. We pride ourselves in
being able to showcase these lovely countries at their very best!

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We love taking advantage of the local theatre, highlands nights and impromptu music
sessions which is very easy when we have such small groups. We might take a side road off
on a new adventure or help someone find an ancestral home if the opportunity presents
itself. We love to have you meet the locals as often as possible and try to arrange a unique
experience on each tour to see how people live and interact within their community. We
often come across sheep dog demonstrations or a shepherd moving his flock down the road
with the help of the dogs. We also try to include some kind of wildlife experience into each
tour with puffin cruises and wildlife safaris.
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Please join us for an unforgettable excursion to the lands of our ancestors. From the
Highlands and Islands of Scotland to the Coasts and Glens of Ireland and to the
Mountains of Valleys of Wales you will find the warmest people on earth with amazing
pixturesque landscapes and spectacular scenery at every turn. From James Herriot's
Yorkshire Dales to Beatrix Potter's Lake District and Robert Burns stomping grounds to
the haunts of W B Yeats and Laugharne of Dylan Thomas you will experience fascinating
history around every corner. Thrill in the romance and history of Mary Queen of Scots,
King Robert the Bruce, William Wallace, Rob Roy MacGregor, J M Barrie, Robert Louis
Stevenson and Sir Walter Scott.
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There has never been a better time to make your holiday adventure a reality! So what are
you waiting for? Find out today how Scottish Dream Tours can make your dream tour of
Scotland, Ireland, Wales or England a reality. Join us for an adventure of a life time or
renew your love for these beautiful and ancient lands.

Shannon McDonald Tate
Mario Torres
Scottish Dream Tours
Celtic Voyages LLC
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