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Land Tours


Are you looking for a vacation to enjoy the best of a special region in depth

Then look no further.

Our Land Tours are just what you are looking for.  They feature an in depth exploration of a fabulous region or country.

Regional highlights trips go to such favorites as

Galapagos Islands Exploration Week

Highlights of Tuscany Italy featuring Florence, Pisa, Cinque Terre and much more

Highlights of the French Riviera featuring Nice, Cannes, Monte Carlo, the hillside village of Eze and much more

Highlights of the Amalfi Coast of Italy featuring the charming coastal villages, the island of Capri, the ruins of Pompeii and much more.

The Running of the Bulls in Pamplona Spain

 

These trips enable you the convenience to unpack just once and enjoy included group day tours to some of the most gorgeous sites and historical areas and then enjoy dining on the local cuisines at local restaurants that you can choose on your own or which may be arranged by our tour escort for our group to enjoy together.

 

Country highlight trips feature such favorites as

Costa Rica Beach and Adventure Week featuring natural hot springs, volcanoes, zip-lining, kayaking, waterfalls and more.

South African Safari and Wineries tour

 

We also offer an annual all inclusive beach week.  Each year we pick one destination such as Jamaica, Cabo San Lucas, or other exotic destination in the Caribbean where we spend a week at an all-inclusive resort where all meals, all drinks and all shows are included and we take day trips to enjoy the sites and activities of the region.

The trip sizes are limited with the average trip size being 10 to 20 people so you get more personalized attention from our trip escort and feel the best camaraderie with the others on the trip.

 

So the next time you want to explore an exotic region or country, remember the one name that does small group destination tours the best www.singlescruisesandtours.com

Land Tours

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SPECTACULAR SCOTLAND
INCLUDING THE ROYAL EDINBURGH MILATARY TATOO PARADE AND MUSIC FESTIVAL AT FABULOUS EDINBURGH CASTLE

One space available for a female with a roommate assigned

One room available for two friends traveling/booking together. (2 beds).


The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Bagpipe Parade
at the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade

Trip dates August 8-15,2022

With Optional two night “Outlander”/”G.O.T”. sites pre tour in Glasgow

Pre tour dates: August 6-8, 2022

& Optional 3 day post trip visit of Loch Ness, Cairngorms National Park
and Inverness, in the beautiful Scottish Highlands

Post tour dates Aug 15-18, 2022

Join us for a special visit to Scotland. Scotland’s biggest party is the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo where an enormous parade of Scottish bagpipe players march across the grounds of the Royal Edinburgh Castle, along with other acts playing traditional Scottish music and acts invited from other countries playing a bit of their native music.

A spectacular laser show on and over the castle followed by an equally spectacular fireworks show above the castle concludes this amazing and memorable event and we will have reserved seating for it all in this most incredible setting at the Edinburgh Castle.

Our trip also includes a guided tour of the country, showing us the stunning beauty across Scotland, as well as 5 included dinners (one of which is a fabulous Scottish dinner with traditional Scottish music and dancing in Edinburgh on day 6 of our tour ).

If you want more fun, join us for our optional 2 night pre tour featuring visits to sites from the hit TV shows “Outlander” and Game of Thrones”, our optional 3 night post tour with a boat ride on legendary Loch Ness and a visit to the charming village of Inverness and its surrounding quaint countryside villages.


Inveraray Castle, one of three fabulous castles we will visit on our tour of Spectacular Scotland

Highlights of our 7 day tour of Scotland August 8-15, 2022:

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

• Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance with reserved seats for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The Tattoo is a huge parade and Scottish music & arts festival, with the magnificent setting of the Royal Edinburgh Castle. A spectacular laser show projected on the castle walls, followed by an equally spectacular fireworks show caps off this amazing evening. It is a truly unforgettable event to witness in an amazing setting.
• Blair Athol Distillery
• Blair Castle
• Culloden Battlefield
• Edinburgh Castle
• Cruise on Loch Lomond - enjoy a scenic cruise along Loch Lomond to admire breathtaking seascapes
• Inveraray Castle
• Isle of Skye
• Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
• St Andrews
Dining Experiences:
• 7 breakfasts & 5 dinners - including a festive Scottish evening dinner with traditional local music in Edinburgh are all included in your trip price.

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TREASURES OF GUATEMALA

March 25-Apr. 2, 2023

Featuring the Mayan Temples of Tikal and Xaxha, the native markets of Chichicastenengo and Solola, a visit to the colonial city of Antigua and three glorious days along the shores of stunningly beautiful Lake Atitlan.


Tikal National Park


Lake Atitlan - pictured with two of the three volcanoes which serve as a backdrop to this gorgeous lake
(Also pictured is the aerial view of our hotel where we will enjoy three nights along the lake)

 

Join us for an incredible week exploring the amazing sites of Guatemala.

While most only know Guatemala for the Mayan temples at Tikal, there is so much more to this Central American treasured country.

We will enjoy visits to both Tikal as well as the Mayan temples of Xaxha.  We will enjoy three nights on the shores of the stunningly beautiful lake Atitlan, with its backdrop of three dramatic volcanoes framing its shorelines.

Here we will enjoy a boat ride to visit a native Indian village.

We will also enjoy an opportunity to Soak in the Thermal Baths at Los Thermales, or go kayaking on the lake.

And for an even greater feel of the serenity along the lake, enjoy an opportunity to attend either a spiritual yoga class with a stunning view or, attend a native Cacao ceremony (or attend both)

Also, we will visit two native outdoor markets, one known for its great opportunities to barter/bargain for local handicrafts, while the other is known for the opportunities to watch the locals bargain with each other for their own local goods.

Lastly, an opportunity to enjoy a zipline ride over one of the Mayan temples is a final Wow Experience on this one of a kind tour.

The start of November through the end of April is the dry season in Guatemala, with average highs in the mid to upper 70s and an average of 29 days of sunshine and clear blue skies per month in the dry season.  March is also the Least humid month, so the weather should be quite pleasant during the time period of our tour.

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WALKING TOUR OF THE CINQUE TERRe AND PORTOFINO REGION OF ITALY
Sat. May 20-Sat. may 27, 2023

With included one night pre tour stay in Pisa, Italy
THIS TRIP IS LIMITED TO ONLY 14 PASSENGERS SO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION EARLY

Cinque Terre
VIEW OF THE COASTLINE OF THE STUNNING CINQUE TERRE REGION OF ITALY

Join us for an incredible week of exploring the incomparable scenic beauty of the Cinque Terre and Portofino regions of Italy. 

On the beautiful Italian Riviera, five villages cling alongside stunning seaside cliffs.  Known as Cinque Terre (Italian for Five Villages), they are fairy tale like visions of pastel hued homes, immaculate little churches, beaches dotted with colorful umbrellas and stunning scenery everywhere you look.

These villages are linked by ferries and trains but the best way to see these quaint seaside villages and dramatic scenery is by a network of footpaths that offer spectacular views of the Ligurian Sea, the wildflowers, olive groves and the spectacular cliffs surrounding it.


The best way to experience the breathtaking beauty of this region is by foot and our tour will feature professionally guided walks to truly experience the sights, sounds, tastes and aromas of this unparalleled region. Our walks are all at low altitudes, just a few hundred feet above sea level with very little ascent, so anyone in reasonable fitness can enjoy each day’s walk.  These professionally guided walks are each between 5 and 8 miles and all feature incredible views and plenty of stops for photos.  We will have opportunities to enjoy lunches with amazing views, local cuisine and fabulous local wines, or liquors at your leisure, during or at the end of each day’s walk. We will even have an included wine tasting to enjoy at the end of one of our walks and we will enjoy an included lunch with a panoramic view during two of our walks.

All of our walks are private for just our group and all are led by a local who will share a local’s knowledge of the region to our private group. Our group is limited to only 12 people, plus 2 trip escorts from S.C.A.T. plus our local walking guides, so our passengers on this trip have the best opportunity to experience this incredible region in the best small group environment.

We will be based the entire week in one hotel, enabling all to unpack just once and enjoy this gorgeous region of Italy. Our hotel is a short walk from charming restaurants to enjoy authentic Italian cuisines and wines with a view each evening, at your leisure and plenty of chic shopping, following our walks, if you desire, or enjoy our hotel’s indoor pool and sun terrace with Jacuzzi, to relax, after our daily walks, or enjoy relaxing on the beach on a lounge chair overlooking the sea, or if you wish, take a dip in the warm sea..  Our hotel is also walking distance to the local train station, making for easy access on the one full free day in our itinerary, for you to visit any of the nearby cities, attractions or return for another day in the Cinque Terre villages at your own leisure.

Late May is the ideal period to enjoy the walks and villages of the Cinque Terre, as the flowers have just bloomed, the average daily temperature is a very comfortable 70 degrees and the summer crowds have not yet arrived.

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TREASURES OF PERU
Featuring Machu Pichu, Cuzco, & the Sacred Valley
Plus a visit to the Pisac open-air market to shop for native handicrafts
Plus Lake Titicaca to interact with the native Uros Indians,
And 2 nights in Ica to enjoy a wildlife cruise of the Ballestas Islands (a Mini-Galapagos & to enjoy a desert jeep ride over the vast sands)
Add an Optional 2 day extension to Sun and Moon islands of Bolivia, off the coast of Lake Titicaca

JUNE 15-24, 2023

Optional post tour two night Bolivia extension dates June 24-26,2023.



The famous ruins & temples of Machu Pichu Peru

Join us for a journey to the sacred lands of Peru.  We will explore the Incan wonder that is Machu Pichu, exlore the treasures of the sacred valley of Ollantaytambo and Cusco, shop for local handicrafts in the open air market of Pisac,  visit with the native Uros Indians along the shores of beautiful Lake Titicaca and enjoy 2 nights in Ica with an incredible two hour wildlife cruise of the Ballestas islands, which has been called a “mini Galapagos islands”, due to its abundance of so many species of wildlife on its shores and rocks in full view for great photo opps

A thrilling one hour jeep safari across the desert sands near Ica will be another memorable experience.

And if you want more, join us for our optional 2 day extension to visit the stunning Sun and Moon islands of Bolivia, just off the coast of Lake Titicaca.

Weather at this time of year is ideal, as it is the dry season in Peru.  This means we will enjoy ideal sightseeing weather with very little to no rain at all, across all regions on our trip itinerary.  Temperatures are also mild in June, with day time highs pleasantly in the 70’s in Lima and along the Paracas coast and in the upper 60’s in Cusco, Machu Pichu and Lake Titicaca.

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