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 whiskey at a renowned distillery.
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Program No. 20881RJ
15 days
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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.

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.
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Linda Fairbairn
Linda regularly leads participants the length and breadth of her home country of Scotland and home town of Edinburgh, delivering information about the local history, land and people. Linda studied history, geography and politics at Edinburgh University. She has gained her knowledge and love of Scotland not only through study but through walking many of the long distance footpaths, exploring the islands and mainland of Scotland on foot, bike and horseback. Linda works as an Adult Education Tutor with Edinburgh Council.

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

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Linda Fairbairn
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