Saturday August 26 to Wednesday August 30 2017
Originally designed to encourage Carmichael Gatherers from overseas to stay longer in Scotland to make the long flight more worthwhile, and always led by your Chief in the belief that “real clans and families holiday together”, the Highland tour has in recent years always been my last tour. However each time we launch our Gathering plans I am implored to do just one more. I have led 10 extraordinary tours over the last 33 years to all corners of Scotland and even to Cornwall and France so where to go, and what to do in August 2017?
My answer is we start again.
Our first Gathering tour in the early 1980’s celebrated the origins of the west coast Carmichaels (originally macghilliemichels), often historically kinsmen of the MacDougalls and Stewarts of Appin and Stewarts of Galloway, but more recently the forefathers of many of our overseas enthusiasts in modern day global Clan Carmichael. Its time to do so again!
Patricia and I propose taking you to visit the beautiful Isles of Lismore, Mull and Iona as well as mainland castle and Abbey attractions and basing ourselves for four nights in a fine hotel on the sea shore in the beautiful port of Oban in Argyll.
The 2017 tour will leave Carmichael on Saturday August 26th and will have lunch at Loch Lomond and dinner in Oban. It will return to Carmichael, or we can drop you at your Scottish airport, in the early afternoon of Wednesday August 30th .
All transport, taxes 20%, gratuities, meals, ferries, entry fees and accommodation (but no bar snacks, wines, beers etc) are included in the fixed price as well as the company and leadership of your Chief and his lady Patricia.
Spaces are very limited and regretfully the tour and its castles, ferries, abbeys, hotels and mini buses are really unsuited to the disabled and young children. There are very limited single places and very limited twin bedded rooms so first come first serve with your deposit to secure a place.
The fixed price for the five days in a double room is £1350 per head with a deposit of £350 per head (payable now) required to secure a place. Single room supplement (whilst available) £150. Balance due 30 June 2017. Regret deposit is non refundable. You must insure yourself for all possible reasons that you may choose to cancel. Balance once paid is fully refundable before July 31st and non refundable thereafter.and non refundable thereafter.
- Highland Tour deposit – double or twin room occupancy – £350 deposit to secure your place
- Highland Tour deposit – single room – £350 deposit to secure your place (£150 supplement to final balance)
To book your place on the Highland Tour please follow this link to pay your deposit. Book your place on the 2017 Highland Tour