The possibilities are endless
Scotland really does have it all. From the rolling hills of the Lowlands to the dramatic mountains of the Highlands the scenery is simply stunning wherever you are. It is country where so much has happened and the castles and abbeys, some ruined, some still lived in, can tell you many a tale. And with so many islands you could spend your time island hopping from the famous Isle of Skye with its tales of the escape of Bonnie Prince Charlie to the tiny island of Iona, well known as the the cradle of Christianity in Scotland. Whilst on your ferry rides keep an eye open for seals bobbing in the water as you enjoy the spectacular views of islands and mountains all around.
Why not add a train ride too? There are plenty to choose from but one of my favourites is the steam train from Fort William under the gaze of Britain’s highest mountain Ben Nevis, past several lochs and over the now famous Glenfinnan viaduct. This has shot to fame after its starring role in the Harry Potter movies. Any Harry fans will remember Harry and Ron missing the Hogwarts Express and trying to catch up in the flying car. Travelling over the Glenfinnan viaduct in your very own steam train will bring all back to you! But Scotland is also a centre for learning and culture. Edinburgh and Glasgow both have a huge array of art galleries, museum and castles both in the city and nearby. And no visit to Scotland would be complete without stopping for a wee dram at a whisky distillery – or two!
Angela L. Batey
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences & Director of Graduate Studies, School of Music, University of Tennessee
We were so impressed with Sarah’s ability to handle all our arrangements. Her attention to detail and enthusiasm absolutely made our trip a life-changing experience for our students and alumni. We trusted her completely with our itinerary and we are extremely happy with the result! Unlike other tour companies, Questa listened to our desires for venues, sites to see, education components we wished to include and built our tour exactly to our specifications, rather than giving us a ‘cookie cutter’ tour. The guide’s knowledge was tremendous and perfect for our group. We will never use anyone besides Questa – simply outstanding in every way.
Dr. Jeff Reynolds
Associate Professor of Music, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Minister of Music and Worship, Riverchase United Methodist Church
I have taken choirs and orchestras to England, Scotland, and Europe for the past 30 years – some 15 of them have been with Sarah Reynolds as our guide. She has an extraordinary knowledge of the culture, history, art, music, architecture, food, customs – not to mention when the greatest possible traffic kerfuffle will happen and how to avoid it! She has uncanny organizational skills, fluent in multiple languages, and her sense of humor quickly smooths over any unexpected snafus. Singers and instrumentalists from my groups that travelled years ago still talk about her – her professionalism and sharp wit. I would never take a trip to Europe without Sarah and have even altered dates to ensure she could be with us. The Reynolds’ have my very highest recommendation in tour planning, advising and executing.
As a travel veteran — veteran of independent travel, and of tours with large companies and smaller ones — I can unreservedly say that Sarah Reynolds of Questa organized the most enriching and varied trip ever, a unique trip through southeast England tracing the route of Chaucer’s pilgrims to Canterbury. Questa will apply all of that same devotion to uncovering the historical and cultural detail in planning your own journey. And the fun quotient is ever-present, too.