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Program #19750RJ
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.
Rosemary from Milford, CT Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/28/14 - 09/07/14
The week was wonderful for sightseeing. The accommodations were great. However, it was advertised as hiking and there was not much hiking.

David from Redwood City, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/28/14 - 09/07/14
Aegas is a wonderful place. They really go out of their way to ensure you have a good experience. The program really gives one a good opportunity to learn about the many different aspects of northern Scotland.

Donald from Oberlin, OH Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 08/28/14 - 09/07/14
The learning experience of this program opened my eyes to both the beauty and the ecological problems of the Scottish Highlands. The incomparable style and knowledge of our host, Sir John Lister-Kaye, added immensely to the quality and content of this experience. The hospitality of Lady Lister-Kaye and her staff was exceptional. The field trips were excellent and varied and the optional activities provided ample opportunities to enhance the experience. This program is highly recommended.

Emily from Gainesville, FL Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 08/28/14 - 09/07/14
The experience at Aigas was delightful. You will enjoy the exceptional meals and the very friendly atmosphere. The guides are experienced and welcoming. You will see many areas of northern Scotland and learn a lot about its culture and natural history. You will enjoy being in the hides (blinds) to look for animals. Overall, Scotland is beautiful and you will enjoy being there. However, if you think this is a hiking trip you should consult carefully with Road Scholar. My group was disappointed with the small amount of actual walking/hiking that we did.

Donna from Tallahassee, FL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/10/14 - 07/20/14

John from Williston, VT Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/10/14 - 07/20/14
Spending a week of outdoor activities at the Aigas Wildlife Centre in the Scottish Highlands was one of the best vacations that we ever had.

Catherine from Wheaton, IL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/10/14 - 07/20/14
This is an absolutely wonderful program! The Highlands are spectacular--and what you learn about them through lectures and hikes will surprise you and give you pause to reflect on your interaction with the natural world. Sir John and Lady Lucy will make you feel like an honored guest in their beautiful country home. The ranger guides are personable, enthusiastic, and highly-knowledgeable young people. During our trip, any differences in physical abilities between the guests were quickly and graciously accommodated, as were special food requests. And speaking of food, one of the (unexpected!) highlights of this trip: fabulous, gourmet-quality Highland meals served under the watchful eye of the ever-gracious Lady Lucy and her efficient staff. These incredible meals enjoyed in the Great Hall of the manor will be among your fondest memories.

Sharon from Walton, KY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/18/13 - 07/28/13
This program was fantastic! It was set in a beautiful location, and the providers of the program were incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, accommodating, and interesting. I think the cost of the program was a real value, and no detail was looked over. It absolutely met and exceeded all of my expectations! I learned so much and am looking forward to planning another adventure!

Paula from Paso Robles, CA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 06/20/13 - 06/30/13
The Scottish Highlands Hiking tour was a wonderful experience and I can say this although it rained every day. The field station at Aigas was beautiful and the staff was attentive to our every need. The hiking was pleasant and lovely, but by no means strenuous. The bonus of this trip was that we shared meals with two other groups which were composed of people from Europe, primarily England. The friendly exchange was both culturally educational and a lot of fun.

Henry from New York, NY Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 06/20/13 - 06/30/13
Walking in the Scottish Highlights was a delightful experience. Something wonderful for the nature enthusiast, the hiker and the historian.


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27 meals: 9 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
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