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Portree – restaurants with map

Here are some restaurants that you might wish to make reservations at before you get to Portree.   Cuchullin Restaurant Seafood Phone: +44 1478 612750 Dulse and Brose Elevated Scottish comfort food & drinks in a cottage-style building with rustic bistro interiors. Phone: +44 1478 612846 Menu: bosvillehotel.co.uk Scorrybreac Restaurant Local produce from the island […]

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Hiking & Shoes

I usually take what I call “hiking shoes” – they’re like hiking boots but stop at the ankle like tennis shoes. For the Immersion and Redoux tours, there are castles and parks that include a fair amount of walking outside.  It is usually paved (but sometimes could be gravel paths, grass or dirt/mud) and usually […]

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Passports

To apply for a passport, see this link: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/apply-renew-passport/apply-in-person.html To Renew your passport, see this link: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/apply-renew-passport/renew-by-mail.html Different countries have different rules about the expiration date of your passport and whether they’ll let you into their country or not.  So it is always good to check the specific country’s rules.  Search on “passport expiration date rules […]

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Dublin Day Trips

Newgrange Newgrange passage tomb is Ireland’s best known prehistoric monument.  Built around 3200 BC by Stone Age farmers, Newgrange is 1,000 older than Stonehenge and centuries older than the great pyramids of Egypt.  The mound itself is 85 meters (93 yards) in diameter and 13.5 meters (15 yards) high, and on an area of about 1 […]

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Gwyllyn the Bard

As part of the Outlander Immersion Tour, we have a special performance by Gwyllyn the Bard who played and sang in Castle Leoch in the Outlander TV show.  Gwyllyn, a charming man altogether, entertains with beautiful songs, fascinating stories about Scottish history, as well as discussing his work on the Outlander set. Above is a picture […]

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Tips for Booking Flights

Layovers One of the things that can really get your trip off to a bad start is missing a flight or having your luggage miss a flight.  I recommend a minimum of 2 hours for a layover and if you are connecting to a smaller airline or going through a large airport (like London Heathrow […]

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Stirling -restaurants with map

Here are some restaurants that you might wish to make reservations at before you get to Stirling. The Smithy Cafe, British, Scottish (0.1 mile from Stirling Castle) +44 1786 449142 facebook.com/thesmithystirling The Gallery Restaurant European, British, Scottish (long walk or taxi) +44 1786 406027 Gallery Restaurant Nawab Indian, Asian, Balti +44 1786 470999Napizza Italian, Pizza, […]

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Getting to Inverness

To get to Inverness, you can fly, or take a train or a bus.  Here is a map with the bus station the train station and the Waterside Hotel circled.  Click on the map to enlarge. Flying There are direct flights to Inverness Airport from London (Heathrow, Gatwick & Luton), Amsterdam (Schiphol), Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham, […]

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