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11 Days | 10 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
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Betty Eppler May 16, 2015 at 10:49 PM

There were several comments that not much hiking/walking is involved in this trip. We are attending in September 2015. Do we need hiking boots or just good walking shoes?
Emily Schwartz May 18, 2015 at 09:35 PM

Either would be fine. I would suggest very lightweight rain pants and rain jacket. Google these on the internet. Many companies make them, such as campmor.
Betty Eppler May 18, 2015 at 10:56 PM

Thanks. We will check out some rain pants.

Debbie Williams Feb 18, 2015 at 11:33 AM

Is anyone planning on taking the train to Edinburgh after the conclusion of our program on May 17, 2015? Debbie W.

Virginia McDonald Sep 14, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Has anyone asked about the amount of walking/hiking on this trip. One of the reviewers said that there was not very much.
Susan Schmidt Sep 15, 2014 at 08:24 AM

In May, we requested/ begged for more walking, so Aigas scheduled one van for "slow, short walk" and one van for very-slightly-more "longer" walk.. On circle walk, several of us walked twice around.

Emily Schwartz Jul 22, 2014 at 05:12 PM

Am attending the August 28 - Sept. 7, 2014 program. I ordered the RSPB book Handbook of Scottish Birds. It is light enough to carry in a backpack. Then a friend returned from Scotland where she had just purchased a nice gift for me - the exact same book. I would be happy to share this book with another participant and mail it to you. However, I would need to know about this before Aug. 1 Emily at EMILYSGFL@gmail.com

Susan Schmidt Apr 28, 2014 at 02:00 PM

I'm coming on May14 Scottish Highlands trip from Beaufort NC, flying in through Charlotte and Philadelphia. As, as single, will need a roommate: I'm a poet naturalist rower sailer swimmer yogi gardener reader contra-dancer Quaker; work as book editor, retired English professor.

Robin Schmidt Feb 26, 2014 at 07:11 PM

My husband and I are signed up for the May 2014 Walking in the Scottish Highlands. Anyone else from Minnesota signed up?

Cathy F. Jan 05, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Just signed up for the July, 2014 Walking the Highlands Tour--a trip I've been dreaming about since my first visit to Scotland 20 years ago! Can't wait! Coming from Chicago. Who else is on board for this one?

Stewart Dadmun Jul 27, 2013 at 07:17 PM

A wonderful educational program. One suggestion: when groups are strung out along the trail, it is hard for those in the back to hear what the leader is saying. Best would be for the leader to have a transmitter and all in the group to have audio receivers. Second best would be for the leader to be in the middle of the group while talking, not in the front.
Also, is there a way we can continue to communicate with members of our group?
Stew Dadmun sedadmun@att.net

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