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Scotland

The Best of Scotland

Discover the unique treasures of Scotland as you explore Edinburgh Castle, ride a train through the highlands, visit the Isle of Skye and learn about whisky at a renowned distillery.
Rating (4.74)
Program No. 20881RJ
Length
15 days
Starts at
5,549
Flights start at
1,000
Scotland

The Best of Scotland

Discover the unique treasures of Scotland as you explore Edinburgh Castle, ride a train through the highlands, visit the Isle of Skye and learn about whisky at a renowned distillery.
Length
15 days
Starts at
5,549
Flights start at
1,000
Length
15 days
Rating (4.74)
Starts at
5,549
Flights start at
1,000
Program No. 20881RJ

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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Apr 19 - May 3, 2023
Starting at
5,649
Apr 26 - May 10, 2023
Starting at
5,649
Apr 30 - May 14, 2023
Starting at
5,749
May 3 - May 17, 2023
Starting at
5,849
May 10 - May 24, 2023
Starting at
5,849
May 17 - May 31, 2023
Starting at
5,849
May 24 - Jun 7, 2023
Starting at
5,849
May 31 - Jun 14, 2023
Starting at
5,849
Jun 7 - Jun 21, 2023
Starting at
5,849
Jun 14 - Jun 28, 2023
Starting at
5,849
Jun 21 - Jul 5, 2023
Starting at
5,949
Jun 28 - Jul 12, 2023
Starting at
5,949
Jul 5 - Jul 19, 2023
Starting at
5,949
Jul 19 - Aug 2, 2023
Starting at
5,949
Aug 2 - Aug 16, 2023
Starting at
6,149
Aug 9 - Aug 23, 2023
Starting at
6,149
Aug 16 - Aug 30, 2023
Starting at
6,149
Aug 20 - Sep 3, 2023
Starting at
6,049
Aug 23 - Sep 6, 2023
Starting at
6,049
Sep 6 - Sep 20, 2023
Starting at
5,849
Sep 13 - Sep 27, 2023
Starting at
5,849
Sep 27 - Oct 11, 2023
Starting at
5,649
Oct 4 - Oct 18, 2023
Starting at
5,549
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Apr 19 - May 3, 2023
Starting at
6,819
Apr 26 - May 10, 2023
Starting at
6,819
Apr 30 - May 14, 2023
Starting at
6,999
May 3 - May 17, 2023
Starting at
7,149
May 10 - May 24, 2023
Starting at
7,149
May 17 - May 31, 2023
Starting at
7,149
May 24 - Jun 7, 2023
Starting at
7,149
May 31 - Jun 14, 2023
Starting at
7,149
Jun 7 - Jun 21, 2023
Starting at
7,149
Jun 14 - Jun 28, 2023
Starting at
7,149
Jun 21 - Jul 5, 2023
Starting at
7,359
Jun 28 - Jul 12, 2023
Starting at
7,359
Jul 5 - Jul 19, 2023
Starting at
7,359
Jul 19 - Aug 2, 2023
Starting at
7,359
Aug 2 - Aug 16, 2023
Starting at
7,639
Aug 9 - Aug 23, 2023
Starting at
7,639
Aug 16 - Aug 30, 2023
Starting at
7,639
Aug 20 - Sep 3, 2023
Starting at
7,509
Aug 23 - Sep 6, 2023
Starting at
7,509
Sep 6 - Sep 20, 2023
Starting at
7,149
Sep 13 - Sep 27, 2023
Starting at
7,149
Sep 27 - Oct 11, 2023
Starting at
6,819
Oct 4 - Oct 18, 2023
Starting at
6,719

At a Glance

South to the cultural riches of Edinburgh and Glasgow. West to the sacred and misty island of Iona in the Hebrides. Inland to the breathtaking highlands, where clans and kings fought to defend their hearths and heritage. Discover rugged landscapes, turbulent history, romance and legend on a remarkable, sweeping journey through Scotland. From peaks to glens we’ll go, with a wee dram to fortify us along the way.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles on uneven terrain.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Explore the beautiful islands of Mull, Skye and Iona.
  • Journey on one of the world's most scenic railways, the West Highland Line.
  • Experience iconic Edinburgh Castle — dominating the skyline of the Scottish capital city — on a fascinating field trip to the top of the volcanic Castle Rock.
Featured Expert
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John Duthie
John Duthie became a local group leader following his involvement with an expedition of amateur geologists to the island of Colonsay, off the west coast of Scotland. Since obtaining the Guides’ Association’s Blue Badge he has worked as an independent group leader in a wide variety of avenues. It is a great privilege for him to be out and about, discovering what the country has to offer and being able to share the spectacular scenery and stories of the best of Scotland with visitors from all over the world.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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John Duthie became a local group leader following his involvement with an expedition of amateur geologists to the island of Colonsay, off the west coast of Scotland. Since obtaining the Guides’ Association’s Blue Badge he has worked as an independent group leader in a wide variety of avenues. It is a great privilege for him to be out and about, discovering what the country has to offer and being able to share the spectacular scenery and stories of the best of Scotland with visitors from all over the world.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Scotland: A New History
by Michael Lynch
This full length history of Scotland is made up of 25 chapters spanning 18 centuries, from the Picts to the 1980s and is designed for the general reader. A particular feature of the book is the attention it gives to social and cultural history, including life in towns, the changing role of the nobles, and the shifting images of Scottish identity through the ages. The landmarks of Scottish history - the Wars of Independence, the Reformation, the Union of Crowns and the Union of Parliaments, the Jacobite rebellions, the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution, are all covered. The author is the editor of "The Innes Review", literary editor of the Scottish History Society and has written books on Edinburgh and the Reformation, Mary, Queen of Scots and the Scottish Burghs.
. The Scottish Nation: 1700-2000
by T.M.Devine
The Scottish Nation examines the social, political, religious and economic factors that have shaped modern Scotland. Drawing on the latest research, Devine places Scotland firmly within an international context and provides a key focus for the ongoing debate regarding Scotland's future. This new edition brings the reader up-to-date with Scotland's recent history, from the high politics of the devolved parliament to the everyday effects of huge and growing levels of social inequality.
Scotland: The Story of a Nation
by Magnus Magnusson
Scottish Highlanders-A People and their Place
by Jim Hunter
A History of the Scottish People
by T.C.Smout
A classic history of Scotland.
Concise History of Scotland
by Sir Fitzroy Maclean
Castle and Tower Houses of the Scottish Clans
by Stuart Reid
Song of the Rolling Earth: A Highland Odyssey
by Sir John Lister-Kaye
Written by your host at Aigas. 'A wonderfully lyrical book surging with the sheer joy of nature, from Scotland's premier nature writer.' Magnus Magnusson; ' An environmental classic', SPECTATOR; 'Lister-Kaye establishes himself as one of the finest nature writers in the language', SCOTSMAN; 'Wonderful and evocative', GLASGOW EVENING NEWS; 'A masterful piece of storytelling', COUNTRY LIFE.
The Highlands (Exploring Scotland's Heritage
by Joanna Close- Brooks
Glencoe
by John Prebble





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