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Program #20321RJ
14 Days | 13 Nights
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.
Margaret from Springfield, VA Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 08/13/14 - 08/26/14
Imagine spending ten days in a place where there is nothing to offend the eye. That is the Scottish Highlands: beauty at every turn. Even in cold rainy weather, we came back to the Aigas Center every evening, sated with interesting information about History and Nature, to a warm fire and a generous gourmet meal prepared by Lady Lucy. I wish the bus had slowed its pace as we drove through the stunning scenery between Aigas and Skye; maybe it will next year. Margaret from Virginia

Rick from Tucson, AZ Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 08/13/14 - 08/26/14
We enjoyed the hospitality of Lady Lucy at the Aigas Center and the enthusiasm, and knowledge of the Aigas rangers. The field trips were very well planned and gave us a broad view of the Scottish Highlands. Edinburgh is an amazing city especially at the time of the annual Arts Festival. The weather was typically Scots summer with all sorts of temperature and moisture ranges, just pack for all possibilities. We would have liked to have more hands on wildlife experiences at the Aigas Center, but this is an action packed trip. We can't wait to get back to Scotland, it is a rather magical place with lovely people. Rick and Lois from Arizona

Barbara from Beverly, MA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/13/14 - 08/26/14
Enjoyed this trip despite almost continuous drizzle and subnormal temps for August, but be sure to plan for temp changes and wet days.... waterproof shoes, rain pants, hats and gloves better to have and not need. There were several options to increase hiking/walking trips that my husband and I appreciated. Lady Lucy is an absolutely gracious, delightful hostess, and the guides are knowledgable and personable. Food and accommodations were just fine. Paul and Barbara, Beverly, MA.

Douglas from Davis, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 07/30/14 - 08/12/14
This was a vacation made in heaven! We were royally treated by everyone at Aigas, and we learned a great deal about the history and culture of Scotland, and especially the Highlands. I have already told several friends that if they're going to Scotland, this is the way to go. If I may add just one or two tiny criticisms -- another day in Edinburgh would have been great, and since the festival that includes the military tattoo was in swing when we were there, it would have been nice to have had tickets for that.

Jean from Davis, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 07/30/14 - 08/12/14
This was a terrific program! We were treated like welcome guests, the food and views were terrific, and everyone on the Aigas team was friendly and knowledgeable. The program was well organized, and each day included interesting field trips. We learned about Scottish history and ecology, visited lochs, castles, ruins, and gardens, sampled haggis and whisky, and had "just enough" free time. I enjoyed our time in Edinburgh, but the highlands were the real treat!

Jayne from Wausau, WI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/30/14 - 08/12/14
The program was educational and fun. The food at Aigas was fantastic. Moderate exercise was just right for me. The Lister-Kayes and their whole team are extraordinarily welcoming. What an impressive team! Laundry service is available at Aigas. Coffee and tea is available in your room. Also they provided hairdryers and bottle of water for refill. So do not pack these items.

Don from Sunbury, OH Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/11/13 - 09/24/13
Aigas Field Center is one of the hidden gems of Scotland. Sir John, Lady Lucy, and Warwick Lister-Kaye have developed a program that is educational, inspirational, thought provoking and awe inspiring. They have attracted and trained a superb staff who are extremely knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and courteous. The trip was truly the best organized and well done of any we have taken to date.

Wendy from Woodinville, WA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/03/13 - 07/16/13
Outstanding program combining natural world learning with history. The variety of activities, from hiking trails to visiting castles was exceptional. The food is five star quality every day and the Aigus Field Center's rangers are chosen carefully to be able to add materially to the entire experience.

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12 nights of accommodations
36 meals: 12 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 12 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
17 Field trips
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