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20881
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.
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Program No. 20881RJ
Length
15 days
Starts at
4,499
Flights start at
900
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
4,499
Flights start at
900
Program No. 20881 RJ
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The itinerary for this program is different on certain dates.
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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Apr 21 - May 5, 2021
Starting at
4,599
May 2 - May 16, 2021
Starting at
4,699
May 19 - Jun 2, 2021
Starting at
4,699
Jun 2 - Jun 16, 2021
Starting at
4,799
Jun 9 - Jun 23, 2021
Starting at
4,799
Jun 16 - Jun 30, 2021
Starting at
4,799
Jun 23 - Jul 7, 2021
Starting at
4,799
Jun 30 - Jul 14, 2021
Starting at
4,799
Jul 7 - Jul 21, 2021
Starting at
4,799
Jul 14 - Jul 28, 2021
Starting at
4,799
Jul 21 - Aug 4, 2021
Starting at
4,799
Aug 1 - Aug 15, 2021
Starting at
4,799
Aug 4 - Aug 18, 2021
Starting at
4,799
Aug 11 - Aug 25, 2021
Starting at
4,799
Aug 18 - Sep 1, 2021
Starting at
4,799
Aug 25 - Sep 8, 2021
Starting at
4,799
Sep 1 - Sep 15, 2021
Starting at
4,699
Sep 8 - Sep 22, 2021
Starting at
4,699
Sep 12 - Sep 26, 2021
Starting at
4,699
Sep 15 - Sep 29, 2021
Starting at
4,699
Sep 22 - Oct 6, 2021
Starting at
4,699
Sep 29 - Oct 13, 2021
Starting at
4,499
Itinerary Note

This program departure will include a visit to Fort George instead of Cawdor Castle.

Oct 6 - Oct 20, 2021
Starting at
4,499
Itinerary Note

This program departure will include a visit to Fort George instead of Cawdor Castle.

DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Apr 21 - May 5, 2021
Starting at
5,499
May 2 - May 16, 2021
Starting at
5,599
May 19 - Jun 2, 2021
Starting at
5,599
Jun 2 - Jun 16, 2021
Starting at
5,749
Jun 9 - Jun 23, 2021
Starting at
5,749
Jun 16 - Jun 30, 2021
Starting at
5,749
Jun 23 - Jul 7, 2021
Starting at
5,749
Jun 30 - Jul 14, 2021
Starting at
5,749
Jul 7 - Jul 21, 2021
Starting at
5,749
Jul 14 - Jul 28, 2021
Starting at
5,749
Jul 21 - Aug 4, 2021
Starting at
5,749
Aug 1 - Aug 15, 2021
Starting at
5,849
Aug 4 - Aug 18, 2021
Starting at
5,849
Aug 11 - Aug 25, 2021
Starting at
5,849
Aug 18 - Sep 1, 2021
Starting at
5,849
Aug 25 - Sep 8, 2021
Starting at
5,849
Sep 1 - Sep 15, 2021
Starting at
5,649
Sep 8 - Sep 22, 2021
Starting at
5,649
Sep 12 - Sep 26, 2021
Starting at
5,649
Sep 15 - Sep 29, 2021
Starting at
5,649
Sep 22 - Oct 6, 2021
Starting at
5,649
Sep 29 - Oct 13, 2021
Starting at
5,349
Itinerary Note

This program departure will include a visit to Fort George instead of Cawdor Castle.

Oct 6 - Oct 20, 2021
Starting at
5,349
Itinerary Note

This program departure will include a visit to Fort George instead of Cawdor Castle.

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 10 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.
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.
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.
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.
Glencoe
by John Prebble
The Highlands (Exploring Scotland's Heritage
by Joanna Close- Brooks
Castle and Tower Houses of the Scottish Clans
by Stuart Reid
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.
Concise History of Scotland
by Sir Fitzroy Maclean
. 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.





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