Tours round Scotland for 80+
Replies: 19 - Last Post: Jul 31, 2013 1:13 AM Last Post By: go_2
Jul 20, 2013 1:54 AM
Tours round Scotland for 80+Hi all!
My mum (81 and full of energy) is planning a trip to Scotland alone. She was born there but has been living abroad for ages and would like to go back to her home country for a holiday. Can anyone recommend any tours she could join? I know a few companies like “Go Blue Banana” but I’d need something more appropriate for her age I think…
Thank you all for your help!
Jul 20, 2013 3:40 AM
Jul 22, 2013 11:43 PM
Jul 23, 2013 8:27 AM
3Well, in that case.....good on you for helping mum with researching guided tours. However, you may have posted in the wrong forum/thread/group. :)
Just because we are proudly classed as "older travellers", most of us here are independent budget travellers ie we plan our itinerary, book our flights and travel backpacker style but with a difference, we wear a mop of grey hairstyle and wrinkles (signs of wisdom). In Australia, we are known as grey Normad.
Your best bet is to consult travel agent. Good luck with the research. :)
Jul 25, 2013 6:33 PM
Jul 25, 2013 11:53 PM
5If she's a walker, Ramblers do a couple of walking tours - http://www.ramblersholidays.co.uk/?pageID=24 both of these are classed as 'low level' - and would bring your mother close to the countryside she loves.
Jul 28, 2013 6:54 PM
6"Unfortunately you have received very incorrect advice."
#4, "very incorrect advice" with the emphasis on "very". Slight exaggeration, don't you think!
I am of the opinion that the poster is old enough and responsible enough to make up her mind as to where she can conduct her research, don't you think.
Jul 28, 2013 7:42 PM
7Lee52: Your advice read: “+Your best bet is to consult travel agent+”.
I think the Older Travellers forum is a great resource. Over the 15 years I have been here, many have used it for exactly that type of query. The results have been informative for everyone, especially future travelling for posters. Also, there are quite a few on this board who do travel in groups with the itinerary preplanned by companies …. and quite a few who do not travel backpacker style. This person came for advice and you told them to buzz off.
Jul 28, 2013 7:45 PM
Jul 28, 2013 9:07 PM
9This person came for advice and you told them to buzz off.
liamh: It would appear that you are prone to exaggeration!
My exact wording and I take the liberty to pasting it here, specially for you:
"Your best bet is to consult travel agent. Good luck with the research. :)"
I do hope you can read!
Jul 28, 2013 9:43 PM
Of the many reasons for this forum – one is encouraging travelers and hopeful travelers, to ask questions exactly as posed in this thread by the OP – a newbie.
In response, you advised the OP – a newbie - to present the query to a travel agent.
When posters respond with answers to OP queries, other travelers are sharing and in turn, others get to acquire more information for future travel.
Because of this sharing, the TT is a great resource.
The resource is made nil by posters referring queries to a travel agent.
Thank you Lee – I can read English rather well.
Jul 28, 2013 9:47 PM
Jul 28, 2013 10:16 PM
12That was very kind of the OP’s family to help out and post the query. I wish I had been in town earlier to read the query as they haven’t come back. Sometimes this forum is slow – sometimes not – either way, the TT has specific forums and one is for Scotland if more help is needed.
Yet you advised to seek help off the board – a travel agent.
If posters insist on forwarding OP queries to travel agents, they are taking away one of the main reasons for this board.
That is not an exaggeration.
Jul 29, 2013 11:56 PM
13Liamh, Lee - two excellent posters with good in their hearts - but both of you squabbling like in a kids' playground. (Second childhood here we come?)
You're coming from two different sides, and taking it personally. Stand back a bit!
Liamh, Lee suggested the OP look at a travel agency - and in the particular circumstances that is the best advice. (She also explained why.)
You, however, are right to say that TT is an excellent resource and we shouldn't automatically be sending people away, but helping them with our vast experience.
Lee, I suspect Liamh was going to say 'very bad advice' and then tried to make it less condemnatory by saying 'incorrerct advice'. She simply forgot to delete the 'very'. And your instant reply made it difficult for her to retract it.
Please,shake hands and make up, won't you. :>D
Jul 30, 2013 9:21 AM
14Good Morning go_2. I was very distressed for the OP - hopefully a new member - and for the future of this board. For there now is no way to make contact to posters via PMs. To me, the response was not good in every way possible, as was totally ignoring the TT’s multi forums, disregarding posters who might be able to post a response and not encouraging a new OP to stay on and join us. I was more or less sitting here in shock that anyone would do that. No worries – I wasn’t going to add any more posts to this thread.
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