A land of mystical charm and intrigue, Scotland’s history is as fascinating and complicated as its landscape. Daunting castles and misty lochs are spread across a landscape of rolling highlands and imposing mountains, home to exciting legends and powerful battlefields. On our most popular Scotland programs, Road Scholar’s local experts share the myths, culture, cuisine and nature that have inspired generations.
A land of mystical charm and intrigue, Scotland has a long and fascinating history coupled with a beautiful landscape. Tour majestic castles, misty lochs, and the rolling highlands that look like nothing you’ve ever seen.
On our most popular Scotland educational tours, Road Scholar’s local experts share the myths, culture, cuisine and nature that have inspired generations. Take a boat along the craggy coasts of Scotland, experience the natural wonder of the Highlands, and discover centuries old castles among the green rolling hills.
On this unique 11-day trip, travelers will be staying in the historic home of renowned naturalist Sir John Lister-Kaye; Aigas Field Centre. Explore Scotland and the legacy and natural wonders of the Scottish Highlands during a memorable stay at the Centre. From Aigas to the Black Isle, this Scotland sightseeing tour will include learning the history of Scottish clans, gaining insight into conservation efforts, and meeting the people and the creatures that roam wild in this awe-inspiring region.
If you love to learn and explore the world in a smaller-sized group tour to Scotland, the small tours are a great choice. The small tour adventures in Scotland offer personalized experiences with a group size of 13 to 24 participants.
Edinburgh Castle is one of the oldest fortified places in Europe, with a long history as a royal residence, military garrison, prison, and fortress. On this 15-day Scotland sightseeing tour, travelers will visit Edinburgh Castle, ride a train through the highlands, visit the Isle of Skye, and learn about whisky at a renowned distillery.
Road Scholar will take you on a fairytale adventure to see the cultural riches of Edinburgh and Glasgow. Travelers will visit the West sacred and misty island of Iona in the Hebrides. Journey on one of the world's most scenic railways, the West Highland Line. There will be green carpets and lush landscapes and quaint villages that will have you taking pictures all day.
All aboard Road Scholar’s new floating campus and set sail for a United Kingdom adventure by sea and on land. Feast your eyes on the rolling hills of Ireland and learn the history behind St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the ancient castles.
Experience the Scottish Highlands with visits to the banks of Loch Lomond and Stirling Castle. Experts will educate travelers on a thousand years of history at sites including Mackessogs Church and Viking graves.
Visit the second largest inhabited castle in the UK, Alnwick Castle and Gardens, home to His Grace the 12th Duke of Northumberland and seat of the noble Percy family since 1309.
At Road Scholar, we offer a wide range of educational trips through Scotland and the United Kingdom. Enjoy spirited conversations on boats and land while learning more about Scotland’s cultures, history, and traditions from local experts.
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