4 days

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Summary

Living beyond the northern frontier of the Roman Empire, the people of northern Scotland in the Dark Ages were known as the Picts – a name given by the Romans meaning the ‘painted - tattooed ones'. They were renowned as one of the most warlike of the Celtic barbarian tribes of Europe, successfully attacking the Roman army, and yet few of their homes or forts have ever been found. They did however leave behind some of the finest carved stones and jewellery from anywhere in early medieval Europe, before their culture disappeared around 900AD.

During this tour we will travel through the heartland of the southern Picts in Perthshire and Angus, tracking down these elusive people and coming face-to-face with them through the clues of their everyday life as seen in the incredible artistry of their monumental stone sculpture. We’ll explore a newly excavated fortress of the Pictish kings, and view their exquisite jewellery and symbols of power in important museum collections in Edinburgh and Perth – with unique access to new discoveries.

Tour highlights:

  • Curator-led tour of Pictish jewellery and sculpture in the National Museum of Scotland
  • Magnificent Pictish stones at Aberlemno
  • Forteviot, a palace of the Pictish kings

Departure Routes

Location Depart Return
Glasgow
Bus stop on North Hanover Street, opposite Queens Street Station
10.00 18.45
Edinburgh
Outside Reception at the Marriott Hotel, Glasgow Road
11.15 17.30

Please note that all timings are approximate and subject to change. Final timings and pick-up points will be confirmed with your joining instructions approximately 10 days prior to departure.

Today's Price
£645

Deposit: £125

Dunkeld
Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Accommodation
  • Services of a professional tour manager
  • Comfortable coach travel throughout
  • Meals - as per the itinerary
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
16 June 2023 BPIC230616 16 June 2023 (Friday) 19 June 2023 (Monday) £645
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21 July 2023 BPIC230721 21 July 2023 (Friday) 24 July 2023 (Monday) £645
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4 August 2023 BPIC230804 4 August 2023 (Friday) 7 August 2023 (Monday) £645
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1 September 2023 BPIC230901 1 September 2023 (Friday) 6 September 2023 (Wednesday) £615
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