Ruins of St Andrews Castle
Ruins of St Andrews Castle

Join our expert Peter Yeoman in Scotland this June

If you're fascinated by history and you're thinking about visiting Scotland, why not combine the two and treat yourself to a place on our upcoming In the Footsteps of the Picts vacation? Choose the 19th June departure and you'll be accompanied by expert Peter Yeoman (pictured below), an archaeologist with over 40 years' experience in the field. 

This is a 4-day tour for $895pp, with accommodation at the 4* Links Hotel in Montrose throughout. Included in the price are 3 breakfasts and 3 dinners, as well as comfortable coach travel during the tour. To view the full itinerary, just click here

Meet your guide for the tour

Peter studied archaeology and the history of art at the University of Leicester, and went on to become the Head of Cultural Heritage and then Principal Heritage Researcher at Historic Scotland, working across their 340 properties in care as well as in the management of World Heritage Sites. He worked as an archaeologist throughout the UK for over 40 years, directing and publishing major excavations, and has also written a number of books. Peter now works independently, pursuing his own research interests and providing heritage consultancy services. 

Click here to view Peter's full tour itinerary.

In the Footsteps of the Picts | 19 - 22 June | 4 days for $895pp

After being collected from your specified pick-up point, the first visit will be to Edinburgh's National Museum of Scotland, where the group is joined by one of the museum's curators for a specially-arranged guided tour of the Pictish jewellery and sculpture. The remainder of the tour unpacks the story of the Picts, exploring standing stones carved with mysterious symbols, poring over artifacts at captivating museums and enjoying enlightening talks from our guide, Peter. Elsewhere, take a boat to the monastery on the Isle of Mey, see the stone sarcophagus at St. Andrews and visit a Pictish hillfort at Dunkeld. 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.

Click here now to book your place on this unique Scottish holiday. 


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Join our expert Peter Yeoman in Scotland this June was published on 25 February 2020