Andy & Bev Fraser's Travel World

34 years of our "UnTour" Adventures
 
Bev & Andy Fraser
Our journeys are as close as we can come to a good old fashioned no rushing, relaxed time with good companions. This is our 34th year of doing it our way. Hope you can join us. Andy & Bev
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Now that both the Canadian and US Thanksgiving celebrations have ended - and we hope all of you enjoyed the time and have returned safely, it’s time to get serious about Christmas.

If you can think beyond the ads, the countless feel good Christmas movies, the excuse for Christmas music pumped through every store and mall, then it truly can be a wonderful season

Back some 24 years ago, in 1995 (when we were younger) we decided to celebrate the season with a special Christmas in Durham, England, and Hogmanay (New Years) in Inverness tour.

It was fun, but as usual, it was fraught with some interesting moments, especially so because it happened to be one of the coldest winters in the U.K. and one of the snowiest. So snowy and cold, in fact, that while  traveling up from Durham to Inverness, Bev spent much of her time on the coach going up and down the aisle scraping the frost from the side windows with her credit cards. And when our friends Sue and John who live in a small town the far side of Manchester took the train up to Inverness to share Hogmanay, the train had to stop seven times to clear the track of snow and thaw the points points  (whatever points may be).

But it was a special and wonderful time especially so since my Mother was with us. "Like a Fairy Tale" was the way she described it. The Christmas Eve service in Durham Cathedral was one of those moments. And \as we climbed the hill to the Cathedral, it started to snow. You couldn't script it. And Hogmanay in Inverness was a real Highland Ceilidh and most appropriately Scottish.

A few years later we ventured into the winter weather to explore the Christmas Markets in Vienna, Prague, and Bamberg in Germany. Again, a marvellous experience, especially the day we visited

 





No rushing - ever. No one night stands. And no added on tax! Maximum of 12-14 guests. Free time built in. Escorted by Andy & Bev Fraser who have been organizing and escorting their tours for 33 years! Quality and experience all the way.  That's why they're "Un"Tours.


One of the many Belfast murals from 'the troubles'
The Cliffs of Moher on the west coast
two thousand year old Celtic gold Dublin Museum
Celtic Christian Cross and round tower by Yeat's grave
Flower market Dublin