4 days

From $805

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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
  • Boat trip to the Isle of May, an excavated Pictish healing centre and monastery

Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • Self-drive options
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Packed lunches and flexible dining options
  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and medical training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing



Departure Points

Location Depart Return
Millennium Hotel, George Sq
10.00 18.45
Marriott Hotel, Glasgow Rd
11.15 17.30

Please note all timings are approximate and may be changed. They will be confirmed when the joining instructions are sent out, approximately ten days prior to departure.

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
June 18 2021 BPIC210618 June 18 2021 (Friday) June 21 2021 (Monday) Peter Yeoman $805
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July 23 2021 BPIC210723 July 23 2021 (Friday) July 26 2021 (Monday) $780
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August 6 2021 BPIC210806 August 6 2021 (Friday) August 9 2021 (Monday) $805
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September 3 2021 BPIC210903 September 3 2021 (Friday) September 6 2021 (Monday) $780
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October 1 2021 BPIC211001 October 1 2021 (Friday) October 4 2021 (Monday) $780
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June 18 2022 BPIC220618 June 18 2022 (Saturday) June 21 2022 (Tuesday) Peter Yeoman $805
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August 6 2022 BPIC220806 August 6 2022 (Saturday) August 9 2022 (Tuesday) $805
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September 3 2022 BPIC220903 September 3 2022 (Saturday) September 6 2022 (Tuesday) $805
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