Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, Loch Lomond,
Loch Ness, Fort William, Mallaig, Isle of Skye,
Inverness, Aberdeen, Perth
Scottish Country Dancing, Folk Bands, Bagpipes, Folk Art, Clan History,
Legends and Folk Tales, Culture, Shopping and Adventure!
When: September 9 to 22, 2018
Led by: Richard Schmidt
Meet with local dance groups! Spectacular scenery! Heather in full bloom! Hundreds of castles/ruins! Steam trains and boat trips!
Price includes city tours, hotels, breakfasts, four dinners, and private deluxe motor coach!
Scottish Country Dancing, the social dancing of Scotland,
is characterized by the style of its music.
You don’t have to be a Scot to find your foot tapping to the irresistible
rhythms of our reels, jigs and strathspeys.
The dancing is fun, and can be energetic – so a great way to keep fit!
WE WILL HAVE 10 OUT OF 14 EVENINGS OF SCOTTISH DANCE FOR YOU
TO CHOOSE DO THEM ALL OR PICK AND CHOOSE
Price: Land Only: $3995
Day 1: Saturday, September 8
Fly to Glasgow on airline of your choice.
Day 2: Sunday, September 9
Check-in to our downtown hotel. If you arrive early drop off your luggage at our hotel and go for a walk around this vibrant city. Take a nap and then it’s time for our Welcome Dinner. Overnight in Glasgow.
Day 3 – Monday, September 10
Guided tour of the city in the morning and then we set you free for lunch and time to explore your interests. In the evening we dance. Overnight in Glasgow.
Day 4 – Tuesday, September 11
We stop to visit the Falkirk Wheel (an engineering wonder) and The Kelpies (an artistic wonder) on our way to the capital city of Edinburgh. We’ll have a city tour and a free evening to explore this beautiful city. Overnight in Edinburgh.
Day 5 – Wednesday, September 12
Guided tours of Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile with time for shopping and tea.
Scottish Dancing is on the bill. Overnight in Edinburgh.
Day 6 – Thursday, September 13
We head to Richard’s birthplace of Stirling and stop to visit The Wallace Monument (Braveheart) before checking in to our hotel. It’s time for a Scottish dance class. Overnight in Stirling.
Day 7 – Friday, September 14
After breakfast we take a tour of Stirling Castle (home to Mary Queen of Scots) and then head out of town to Callendar to the woolen mills for some shopping and to visit Hamish the famous Highland Cow. Friday night is time for a Haggis dinner and a night of dancing. Overnight in Stirling.
Day 8 – Saturday, Sep 15
“Ye tak the hi road and we’ll tak the lo road and we’ll be in Loch Lomond before ye” A boat trip on the famous loch with stunning views of the sites and the highlands that await us. Saturday night calls for a dance party. Overnight in the Loch Lomond Region.
Day 9 – Sunday, September 16
Up through Glen Coe with its stunning views with a stop at the visitors’ center to learn about the history of the place, the clan feuds and of course the massacre of the MacDonalds by the Campbells. We’ll take a closer look at Ben Nevis (the U.K.’s tallest mountain).Overnight in Fort William.
Day 10 – Monday, September 17
We take “The Hogwarts Express” (The Jacobite Train) to Mallaig and then the ferry to Portree on The Isle of Skye. Our bus will meet us there. We’ll spend the rest of the day soaking up the culture of the island and an evening of dance and music. Overnight in Portree.
Day 11 – Tuesday, September 18
Back on the mainland we take a tour of Eilean Donan Castle (seen in many films including James Bond 007), the grounds of Balmoral Castle (Queen Elizabeth II summer home) and the local Scotch Whisky Distillery. We will have super views of Loch Ness on our route. Overnight in Inverness.
Day 12 – Wednesday, September 19
A bicycle tour of Inverness around the River Ness and then we head off to the sandy beaches of Montrose before arriving in Aberdeen. I’m sure can find time to dance. Overnight in Aberdeen.
Day 13 – Thursday, September 20
Tour of Aberdeen in the morning and then free time to shop and explore before we go for some dancing. Overnight in Aberdeen.
Day 14 – Friday, September 21
After another delicious breakfast we’re off to Scone Palace to visit the coronation place of Scottish monarchs and partake in another evening of Scottish dancing. Overnight in Perth.
Day 15– Saturday, September 22
We’ve come full circle back to Glasgow. Time to send the postcards, exchange emails, share the photos and the memories. We will have a grand Farewell Dinner and an evening of dance. Overnight in Glasgow.
Day 16: Sunday, September 23
Transfer to airport. Fly out of Glasgow on airline of your choice.
About Richard Schmidt:
Born in Bridge of Allan (Stirling) Scotland, to a Polish father and Scottish mother, in the year 2000, Richard received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Polish government for his dedication in promoting Polish culture abroad. Still going strong 18 years later he is the Artistic Director and founder of the White Eagle Folk Dance Academy in his hometown of Montréal, Canada and Artistic Director for The Lechowia Polish Folk Dance Company of Toronto, the largest Polish ensemble in Canada. His instructional workshops and choreography have been complimented by decades of studies under several dance masters. He has worked with folk ensembles in Europe, Asia and North America since the age of seventeen and is well-known on the International Folk Scene as the Master of Polish Dance with standing invitations in the United States, Japan, Hong Kong and China. Richard leads very popular folk tours of Poland, Japan and Scotland, presented by Jim Gold. His experience, easy going temperament and joie-de-vivre always add to the comfort and complete satisfaction of all the guests on his tours!
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