Scotland small group holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

Adventure cruise in Scotland, lochs and canals
Visit Britain's most beautiful shortcut - the Crinan Canal, from £794 (8 days) ex flights
Walking holidays in Scotland
Guided Walking breaks in the Cairngorms National Park, from £283 - £740 (3 days) ex flights
Railway walking tours of the Scottish Highlands
Take in Scotland, by trains, steam railways, ferries & feet, from £935 - £1135 (7 days) ex flights
Christmas retreat in Scotland
Traditional organic Yule in a stunning, winter setting, from £400 - £595 (7 days) ex flights
Wildlife sailing holiday in Scotland
Extraordinary wildlife above and below the waves, from £681 (6 days) ex flights
Caledonian Canal cruise in Scotland, via Loch Ness
Scottish Cruise taking in the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness, from £1880 (7 days) ex flights
Isle of Skye walking holiday in Scotland
Experience exhilarating walking on the Isle of Skye, from £895 - £1095 (7 days) ex flights
Yoga and relaxation holiday, Scotland
Award winning yoga & walking week in the Scottish Highlands., from £695 - £845 (8 days) ex flights
Scottish Highlands holiday, wildlife & wellbeing
A Scottish wildlife & nature holiday for mind, body and soul, from £750 - £800 (7 days) ex flights
Isle of Mull cruise, Scotland
A Scottish wildife cruise to Mull, Iona,Treshnish and Staffa, from £1190 (7 days) ex flights
Wild food cookery weekend in Scotland
Award winning Prehistoric cookery courses in Scotland, from £150 - £170 (3 days) ex flights
Scotland cruise, Skye and the Small Isles
A guided wildlife cruise to the Isle of Skye, Scotland, from £1190 (7 days) ex flights
Outer Hebrides wildlife cruise in Scotland
A guided discovery of the idyllic islands of the Hebrides, from £1700 (9 days) ex flights
Isle of Mull and west coast of Scotland cruise
Cruise the idyllic coast around the Scottish Island of Mull, from £1880 (7 days) ex flights
Isle of Mull and Glencoe heritage cruise in Scotland
Scottish Cruise in spectacular scenery off Mull and Glencoe, from £1880 (7 days) ex flights
Orkney & Shetland Islands walking holiday in Scotland
Magical walking and cultural journey of the Northern Isles, from £1395 (11 days) ex flights
Wildlife watching & conservation holiday in Scotland
Wildlife watching in the stunning Scottish Highlands, from £190 - £450 (8 days) ex flights
Scottish Highlands and Hebrides walking holiday, Scotland
Skye, Harris, Lewis and the Northwest Highlands walking tour, from £1045 (8 days) ex flights
Isle of Mull wildlife cruise in Scotland
Idyllic wildlife cruise exploring the Hebridean Isle of Mull, from £1880 (7 days) ex flights
Inner Hebrides cruise holiday, Scotland
A scenic cruise of the Scottish Isles from the Clyde to Oban, from £1880 (7 days) ex flights
Shetland Isles walking holiday, Scotland
Dramatic seascapes and rich cultural history in Shetland, from £970 (8 days) ex flights
Autumn wildlife holiday in Scotland
Wildlife watching in the heart of Cairngorms National Park, from £895 (8 days) ex flights
Scotland summer wildlife holiday
Wildlife watching in the heart of Cairngorms National Park, from £995 (8 days) ex flights
Scottish Highlands walking tours
A fabulous 2 week walking, hiking & cultural tour, from £1159 (14 days) ex flights
Scotland winter walking holidays
Scotland winter snow and sunshine, from £648 (5 days) ex flights
Scottish Hebrides tour
Scotland, as you've never seen it before, from US $3995 - US $4595 (12 days) ex flights
Short break sailing holiday in Scotland
Four Day boat trip to view the Kyles of Bute, from £397 (4 days) ex flights
Orkney Isles walking holiday, Scotland
Cliff top walking, ancient sites and wildlife in Orkney, from £895 (7 days) ex flights
Scotland holistic and wellbeing holidays
Award winning relaxation retreat in the Scottish Highlands, from £695 - £845 (8 days) ex flights
Mull & Speyside Easter wildlife holiday
Birds and mammals galore on Speyside and Mull!, from £1345 (11 days) ex flights

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Wildlife sailing holiday in Scotland
10/10, relaxing and rewarding....Great hosts and fellow travellers, stunning scenery and wonderful food, on and off the boat (more)Michele Stewart
My family and I enjoyed it very much. The wonderful scenery and the good food on and off the boat, (more)Alistair Macmillan
Wonderful holiday and great value for money. I'm considering running away to sea! (more)Patricia Moss
From £681 excluding flights
Scottish Highlands walking tours
Memorable parts? Well, everything was memorable and exciting. Skye is a magical place. The accommodations ranged from excellent with charm and lovely people to absolutely fine. The only problem with the food was that I ate way too much. But the best of the best was our guide, Ian, absolutely top notch. He concocted for us some great mini adventures. Each walk was spectacular (a special spot in my heart for the Quiraing, though), with just the right amount of challenge. He was a delight... (more)Dominique Bousquet
From £1159 excluding flights
Traditional crafts holiday in Scotland
The most memorable part was the excitement of watching the different colours emerging as we used natural dyes and the anticipation of what could be created using them. I have never felt so invigorated, and relaxed?!!!, at the same time. (more)Diane Peel
I loved the whole process of gathering natural materials (lichen, fungus, nettles, birch bark, etc) to dye the wool, the dyeing itself and the amazing array of colours we created with single and secondary dyes. (more)Jennifer Woodward
I felt relaxed during my holiday but I also learned a lot that I could bring back and use during my college studies for sculpture and textiles. It was an excellent combination without the fuss of dye labs and overly processed and wools. (more)Tegan Ford
From £745 - £895 excluding flights
Yoga and relaxation holiday, Scotland
It was really enjoyable and I would do it again. Rosie and her team are welcoming, thoughtful and talented and the excursions, activities and meals they provided were clearly planned and prepared meticulously and delivered with charm, good humour and élan. (more)M Mannas
Fantastic. I was lucky to have four other great women in the holiday too, but Rosie and Joanie made it wonderful. When ever I talk about my week with them I literally find my shoulders dropping and my speech slowing down, and the glow returning. (more)Lara Gisborne
Lovely experience, very relaxing, highly recommend it as a great way to spend a week and come back vitalised (more)Loretta Kinsella
From £695 - £845 excluding flights
Adventure cruise in Scotland, lochs and canals
A fabulous unique opportunity to enjoy and marvel at nature in all its glory....The most outstanding part of the trip was definitely the experience of being immersed in the stunningly beautiful environment of the lochs of western Scotland. (more)David Ritchie
A really terrific week which we will always remember (along with how to tie a bowline). Two of my colleagues at work have already expressed interest! (more)Helen Newton
Absolutely fantastic for ALL ages, young and old. Colette is a brilliant cook and the meal she made out of freshly caught Mackerel fish has set a very high bench mark to beat. Michael knows so much and is a very patient teacher. We miss them dearly - thank you for a trip to remember! (more)Lani Retter
From £794 excluding flights
Scotland winter walking holidays
Getting up some of the most beautiful mountains in the region, with a great bunch of people. Learning how to do an ice axe arrest whilst sliding down a slope was the best fun! (more)Sarah Daly
The sense of achievement after pushing my boundaries when I climbed out of the Corrie with ice axe and crampons; not being keen on heights - the instructor was so encouraging and supportive that I faced my fears and got on with it! (more)Sue Waton
Learning the techniques including how to walk on ice using Crampons, learning how to navigate in whiteout conditions and recovery procedures after a fall using ice axes. Really good group atmosphere. (more)Matthieu Pinel
From £648 excluding flights
Wild food cookery weekend in Scotland
Exceeded my expectations by far! An amazing holiday for anyone with an interest in history, archaeology, food and agriculture. (more)Alexandra Young
The most memorable and exciting part of the holiday was drinking nettle beer as the sun went down on the Saturday night. We'd had a busy day digging, foraging and cooking, so seeing it all come together at the end of the day with a crackling fire and that beautiful view of the valley below was truly memorable. (more)Heather Pollington
From £150 - £170 excluding flights
Railway walking tours of the Scottish Highlands
On a scale of 1 to 10, my wife and I would rate it a 10 (and we normally can be somewhat critical) The hikes were great, our small group became very close,the B&B's we stayed at were clean, the food simple but very good and our guide (and our travelling companions) were some of the most interesting persons we have met in a long time. (more)Michael Baxter
Very good enjoyable and nicely tiring....Fellow travellers were very good and a lot of fun. Guide was very good and patient. (more)Gregory Forbes
The most memorable part of the holiday was Skye and Fort William and the Jacobite train journey. The other members of the group also made it a wonderful experience. (more)Tracey Turner
From £935 - £1135 excluding flights
Hiking holidays in Scotland
Memorable parts? The walking, the food, and Rebecca and Andy's hospitality. Local benefits? Andy and Rebecca have tried really hard to create a B&B which offers a very comfortable experience but yet limits the environmental impact. Everything that can be recycled or reused is, but yet at the same time this doesn’t effect the quality of the service offered and I feel this certainly adds to the whole experience and ambience of the lodge. Overall rating? An excellent holiday,... (more)Ruth Seward
From £844 excluding flights
Snowhole expedition, Scotland
Memorable parts? Learning to self-arrest with an ice-axe - sliding head first and face down on an icy slope! Tips? Bring lots of spare gloves. Local benefits? Yes, it provides local employment and the accommodation was as sustainable as possible and the activities cause no lasting impact. Overall rating? Very good, maybe not an experience I want to repeat but fulfilling to do once. (more)Dan Smith
From £396 excluding flights
Scotland holistic and wellbeing holidays
Rosie was a unique hostess the yogateacher did a great job the surroundings were lovely the accommodation was perfect and the food was delicious the tours to Loch Ness, Glen Affric and the other places were absolutely fantastic the other guests were kind and charming the craft was a challenge (more)Pia Jeanne Arildsen
Very good (more)Sara Toyn
Just being there with intelligent, congenial people who were all involved in learning something unusual and useful from a wonderful young woman...It was terrific! (more)Norma Schneider
From £695 - £845 excluding flights
Walking navigation & mountaineering courses in Scotland
There are so many positive things to say about this course – the supportive leader, the fantastic home made food, the beautiful highland scenery…but the happiest memories for me are of the people I met. (more)Kim Naylor-Vane
The highlight was seeing scotland for the first time, learning new skills, enjoying the company. The satisfaction of getting to the top of 2 munros. (more)Harjit Mahl
We had a great time and felt we learned loads about navigation and being out in the hills in general. Best thing for me was increased confidence. I now feel in being able to venture out into the hills and find my way. (more)Heather Martin
From £217 - £224 excluding flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really

Scotland travel information

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