Boston-based Go Ahead Tours has created its first ancestral tour traveling to Scotland this October.
On this 11-day itinerary guests will visit Edinburgh, Perthshire, The Highlands, and Glasgow, while taking in some of Scotland’s most iconic sites, such as the Edinburgh Castle. On the tour, guests will also discover familial connections as they go on a genealogical journey created with ancestry.com. They’ll have the opportunity to learn about the country’s history and legends while exploring iconic sites, and in between visiting Scotland’s historic cities, and traversing through the countryside, there will also be time to research their family history and connect with their Scottish roots.
During this trip guests will get an introduction to Scottish genealogy and the ways they will be tracing their heritage, plus free time to research their own genealogy at Scotland’s People Center, the country’s official government resource for ancestral research.
In addition, guests will tour the village of Culross in Perthsire, in the Highlands they’ll visit the research library to discover the roots of Highland culture and visit the Highland Folk Museum, which showcases historic art pieces, artifacts, clothing, photographs, and more. Other highlights include tour the Culloden Battlefield, tour Inverness’ city center, and visit the Family History Room at the Highland Archive Center, where a specialist will meet them to assist with their ancestral research.
This package includes an Ancestry DNA kit, a pre-trip family history review with Ancestry Pro Genealogists, nine nights of hotel accommodations, nine breakfasts, four dinners with wine or beer, and more. Rates start at $3,999 pp dbl.