STRAVAIGIN – ROBERT BURNS “Ae Fond Kiss” TOUR
“The wide world is all before us – but a world without a friend.”
Let Stravaigin take you on this insightful and fascinating one day tour to the very heartland of the World’s favourite poet, Scotland’s very own Robert Burns.
This is a golden opportunity for all Burns enthusiasts to understand more about this cultural icon. Visit his birthplace at Alloway, complete with period furniture and find yourself transported back to 1759-1796 with the help of some wonderful audio-visual technology. A walk along The Poet’s Path follows, passing images associated with Burns most famous works, before we arrive at the eerie Kirk Alloway, famously associated with his masterpiece ‘Tam O’ Shanter’ and which is also the resting place of Burns’ Father.
The must see Brig o’ Doon is our next port of call before we take in the truly magnificent Burns monument, replete with masonic symbolism before it’s time to explore the new award winning Robert Burns Museum, with its unique take on the life and times of Scotland’s favourite son.
After a lunch of lovely Scottish fayre, we head to the Ayrshire village of Mauchline and the house where Robert Burns set up home with his great love Jean Armour. Mauchline has many sites associated with Burns including Mauchline Castle and Poosie Nansies Inn!
Post refreshments, we take you on to Tarbolton where we will visit Sandgate Street, the very place where Burns set up a debating society known as The Bachelors ‘ Club! I’m sure the ladies of Tarbolton wouldn’t stand for that today…
Throughout this tour, your kilted and informative Stravaigin tour guide will provide you with a running soundtrack of Robert Burns’ greatest poetry and love songs to heighten your journey into the life and times of one of Scotland’s most celebrated and colourful heroes – Robert Burns!
“Ae fond kiss, and then we sever; Ae farewell , alas, forever!”
PLEASE NOTE: Stravaigin is delighted to offer some very special extra options to cap off your Robert Burns tour. If you have a desire to make this day even more memorable, we can arrange a traditional Burns supper for your entertainment in the evening, complete with haggis, neeps and tatties, Scottish cranachan or whisky trifle for dessert, all washed down with a dram to give you a warm glow!
We are also pleased to announce our special partnership with the famous singer of Gaelic and Scottish songs, Mr Norman MacKinnon. Available on request and as a very special addition to your evening, Norman has produced three albums and was the winner of the renowned national gold medal for Gaelic singing in 1994. With a particular interest in the works of Robert Burns, Norman is in demand for live performances both here in Scotland and abroad. Not to be missed!
*Due to the popularity of this tour, please book early to avoid disappointment*