Beyond the Tartan

Providing a unique experience in the local music scene, this tour starts in Edinburgh before heading to the west highlands. With near nightly private gigs from local musicians and the tour leader, this tour exemplifies the sounds & sites of Scotland.

This musical tour has it all when it comes to exploring Scotland! You begin the 11 day tour in the capital city- Edinburgh. For the first four days you are shown around by a true local, one of our fantastic tour guides. You’ll experience historic must-see tourist sites, such as Edinburgh Castle, Old Town and Grassmarket to name a few, but you’ll also get to see how modern Scottish people enjoy themselves with cultural events, music and meals peppered around the city.

On Day 5 we head north into the highlands, where your mental image of our beautiful country will be challenged and expanded with every kilometre travelled. We’ll see castles, mountains, glens, monuments, sheep (lots of sheep), rivers, lochs and the sea- all on our first day out of Edinburgh!

Over the course of the days to follow your cameras and phones will be filled with beautiful photographs of the Highland and Island landscape, local flora and fauna, and with luck some of the magic you experience as well. We’ll take you to historic sites and sites of folktales, but don’t worry about having your schedule too full as you will also be given plenty of time to explore on your own throughout our journey together.

You’ll hear Scottish music, taste traditional food and, of course, hear traditional stories from our talented and friendly tour guides. Come along and explore our country with like-minded people on a tour that is sure to expand your horizons to an unforgettable musical score.

From £2450 per adult

Departure days

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

April — October

Contact details

Scotland Folk Tours


Tour information


  • Edinburgh


10+ Days


  • Small coach
  • Walking


  • Small Group (1-16)


  • English


  • Adventure
  • Castles
  • History
  • Island Hopping
  • Landscapes
  • Music
  • Walking/Hiking

Tour prices

From £2450 Per Adult

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Tour Stops

Scotland Folk Tours

Tour company information

Scotland Folk Tours

Listen to local voices on our tours of Scotland, providing you with some ‘up close and personal’ experiences of great music on our tours. Taking you to some of the most unforgettable and sensational parts of the country, our tour guides and drivers are some of the best in the land who have a rich and deep fondness of our most incredible country. Equipped with stories of our past and our folklore, they will reveal to you some of the most incredible parts of Scotland, making sure that you can appreciate a real lifetime experience in our beloved land.

Opening times

Office Hours are Mon-Fri: 9am -5pm.
Tours run April - October: 8am - 6pm

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