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10 day adventure

Scotland: Tracing the Tartan Trail

10 day adventure

Scotland: Tracing the Tartan Trail

Delve into the history of the Highlands alongside a globe-trotting bagpiper
Duration
10 days
Activity level
Moderate
Hosted in
English
Includes
Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transport
10 day adventure

Scotland: Tracing the Tartan Trail

10 day adventure

Scotland: Tracing the Tartan Trail

Delve into the history of the Highlands alongside a globe-trotting bagpiper
Duration
10 days
Activity level
Moderate
Hosted in
English
Includes
Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transport

What you'll do

Experience the best of the stunning Scottish Highlands on this unique and immersive adventure. We’ll take you behind the scenes of Scotland’s oldest and most revered kilt-makers. You’ll dine with the Earl of Cromartie, current chief of Clan Mackenzie. And you’ll dance to traditional Cèilidh tunes in the Jacobite Room of Edinburgh Castle—guided by a globe-trotting Scottish bagpiper. We call this original itinerary "Highland Clans and the Trail of Tartan," as it is crafted around the history of tartan patterns and textiles, the quintessentially Scottish cultural icon associated with the country’s Highland Clans. We’ll learn about the history of the House of Stuart and their fervent supporters, the Jacobites, whose ultimate destruction at the Battle of Culloden in 1746 led to an executive ban on wearing tartan. This trip is offered by Atlas Obscura. Once you've reserved your spot, our team will be in touch to help you prepare for the trip. Please note that flights to and from Edinburgh are not included in the trip cost. This trip is limited to 10 travelers.

Your itinerary

Your host

Paisley At Atlas Obscura

Paisley At Atlas Obscura

I'm your Atlas Obscura Trip Coordinator. Since 2016, Atlas Obscura has been offering unusual trips to the world’s most extraordinary places. Our itineraries are developed in close collaboration with the locals and insiders who host them—our global community of explorers, artists, researchers, and experts who grant us access to unique places and amazing experiences. Ross Jennings will be leading your trip. Ross is a bagpipe-playing, Guinness World Record–holding adventurer with the goal of piping in every country on Earth! Originally from Scotland, Ross spent most of his childhood moving around Asia. Now, when he’s not off on a kilted adventure or leading trips around the world, he lives in Edinburgh. Despite being half-Irish and half-Scottish, he wears the ancient tartan of his mother's Lowland clan, Clan Baird!

In partnership with Atlas Obscura

An Atlas Obscura Adventure

This trip is hosted by Atlas Obscura, the definitive guide to the world’s hidden wonders.

Atlas Obscura’s mission is to inspire wonder and curiosity about the world we all share. Atlas Obscura chronicles hidden places, incredible histories, scientific marvels, and gastronomical wonders. It also creates and curates unusual trips and experiences across the globe.

What's included

Food
8 breakfasts, 7 dinners, 5 lunches
Drinks
Water, tea, coffee, wine, beer, spirits
Accommodation
9 nights in a hotel
Transport
1 bus ride

Where you'll be

Tracing the trail of the iconic tartan, our journey will begin in Edinburgh and weave through the palaces, Victorian towns, isles, and lochs of the Scottish Highlands.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. The activity level for this Adventure is moderate. The total cost of this trip is $6,780. For those traveling by themselves, single accommodations can be provided, subject to availability, at an additional…

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Paisley At Atlas Obscura
10 day adventure
Scotland: Tracing the Tartan Trail
£5,316 / person
£5,316 / person