Take a journey to marvelous Scotland and enjoy the many adventures that await you. The landscape is gorgeous and the wildlife is majestic. Spend a week mountain biking, hiking, canoeing, zip-lining and more. The charming villages we stay in along the way will take you back to a simpler time.
In this gay Scotland Adventure Tour, we find the most enjoyable ways to see the destination. We will start our journey with a walking tour to give some history and to view the Old Town of Edinburgh before we head to the countryside. Join us as we explore Cairngorms National Park on foot, on bicycles as well as by zip-lining through the tree-tops. Enjoy the River Braan Waterfalls, Caledonian Pine Forests, and hidden lochs. We will even have time for a private closed-door whiskey distillery tour. Head to Scotland now and get your fix of men in sexy kilts.
September 20 to 27 – $5998.00 USD
Duration: 8 Days
Starts In: Edinburgh, Scotland
Ends In: Edinburgh, Scotland
Deposit: $1000 USD
Airport transfers on arrival and departure days; 7 nights of lodging accommodations in double occupancy, with private bath; including hotel service charges, and government taxes; All breakfasts, 5 lunches and 5 dinners; All activities mentioned in the itinerary; Gratuities for porterage and included meals; Service of knowledgeable local guides; Services of a knowledgeable HE Travel tour host (with a minimum number of participants); HE Travel provides complimentary Medical & Evacuation Insurance for every US Resident on our group tours who does not have other coverage.
Airfare to and from starting and ending points; Gratuities for guides, HE host, and hotel staff; Personal items including alcoholic beverages, snack, laundry, and telephone calls.
This afternoon we head to Perthshire; with a stop along the way to enjoy a hike to the tumbling waterfalls of the River Braan. Surrounded by beautiful wooded glens; exploring the area is a great way to begin our other adventures in nature.
Upon arrival in Perthshire, we will get settled into our hotel and enjoy dinner together this evening.
Recently, a visiting Norwegian photographer (who thought he may have captured a water monster at Loch Tay through his lens) argued that the famous Loch Ness is truly Scotland’s least beautiful loch, so the locals there overpromote the fantasy of Nessie to get people visiting!
After lunch this afternoon we will visit the Crannog Center, a reconstruction of an iron-age loch dwelling on stilts over the water. Possibly, sites like these prompted author J.R.R. Tolkien when he created Esgaroth or Lake-town in the 1937 novel The Hobbit. The Crannog Center is a showcase for Celtic history and culture as well as the many treasures found through underwater archaeology. This award-winning and interactive center is a living museum that helps us peek into Scotland’s past.
We will enjoy dinner and our last night in Perthshire this evening.
After grabbing some much-earned lunch we will head off to Cairngorms National Park in the Central Highlands; where we will stay for the next three evenings. Our charming hotel will bring you back in time and make you really feel like you are in another world. Built-in 1860 as a Shooting Lodge, this estate helped bring Strathspey into the modern world. Queen Victoria loved the area and is known to have stayed here.
This afternoon we will enjoy zip-lining through the treetops before heading back to our charming hotel for the evening. Take some time this evening to look for the Highland bull, Archie, who has spent the last 15 years grazing nearby.
This evening we will enjoy another fabulous dinner together and our last evening at our little castle away from home.
This afternoon we will enjoy a private tour of a ‘closed-door’ whiskey distillery hosted by the distillery manager. There are over 120 active distilleries in Scotland and it’s famously said that “A Scottish funeral is often merrier than an English wedding” because a good amount of whiskey is consumed at these events.
This evening we will transfer back to Edinburgh for our final night and farewell dinner.
Come early and join our Colors of Burgundy Cycling TourCycle through hills and villages rich in history, redolent with the scents of forest and vineyard. Visit Chateauneuf, Roman ruins, medieval towns, and important sites in Catholicism. Burgundy is famed for its food and wine, so dining and wine-tasting will be as much fun as the biking!
When you travel Back-to-Back on two of our tours, you’re eligible for a discount. Contact us for details!
What if I am traveling alone?
Most of our trips draw more single travelers than couples. When couples do join us, it’s usually because they’re looking forward to interacting with a gay group; if they wanted a holiday by themselves, they wouldn’t have signed up to travel with us. Furthermore, the activities included with our trips serve as natural ice-breakers. Within a day, you’ll be traveling with friends. You don’t need to pay the single supplement if you’re traveling alone. We’ll be happy to match you with a roommate. Pay the single supplement only if you want a bedroom to yourself.
For selected trips, including cruises, we will charge half the single supplement if you request a roommate but we can’t match you with someone.
Where does the tour start and end?
This tour starts and ends in Edinburgh, Scotland.
What is the Activity Level of This Tour?
Traveling on this Scotland tour requires you to be comfortable hiking, zip-lining, mountain biking, and canoeing.
What will the hotels be like?
We will enjoy staying at 3 different charming 4-star hotels every night on our tour.
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“Immersed in the Scottish culture…scenery, food, people, activities…perfection..” – Jerome H. Minneapolis, MN
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