We reserve your accommodation on the tour (and pre and post tour if you have requested that); you pay for it directly upon arrival (some places may require an advanced deposit via credit/debit card, in which case you will be informed).
For both the J&C Tour and the Outlander TV Tour (OTT)
pre and post-tour accommodation is booked for you for the evening before the tour begins and for the evening of the last day of
the tour after drop-off providing you request this during booking.
The accommodation is within easy walking-distance of the meet / end point.
This pre/post accommodation cost is not part of the tour price quoted.
For the J&C Tour proper, you will usually stay in three places when on the Highland part of the tour. We choose hosts because of their high standards (4* standard, or equivalent) and affability. We have had great feedback over the years about our choices.
For the Outlander TV Tour (OTT) if you are also on the J&C Tour, your accommodation will be booked throughout, with no gaps between the tours.
Solo travellers will be given a room to themselves. This is why the solo traveller tour price is higher than the price per person for two people sharing a room. It's called "single supplement" by hosts.
Sometimes, groups of friends can have a family room of three beds to a room (dbl and a sgl). It is rare because B&Bs just don't set up rooms that way very often. They are a little less per person than a double and a single room tariff. If you are travelling in a group of three or more and would like me to utilize family rooms where possible, you can say so on your booking form and I'll see what I can do.
Actual Accommodation Cost: Your tour price may be lower than advertised (but never higher). This is because accommodation costs vary by season and establishment. The tour price has a maximum budget built in for accommodation, but often we source places for less than the allowed budget. We do not receive kickbacks or bonuses from our B&Bs.
On tour, we pick up and drop guests at the tour designated accommodations each day.