Hiking the Scottish Highlands: Castles, Clans and Peaks
Explore the mythical Scottish Highlands as you hike the towering summits, dramatic gorges and deep blue lakes that hold the land’s greatest secrets.
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Program No. 22400RJ
10 days
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At a Glance

Battlefields of ancient clans, castles long-since abandoned and the mythical Loch Ness monster await you on this hiking adventure through the rocky cliffs and mesmerizing waterfalls of the Scottish Highlands. Discover the fascinating history of Scotland as you tread on the lands that Norse Vikings, Roman conquerors and British tyrants all ruled at one point. Enjoy this unique hands-on learning experience as you feel the cold stones of a castle or the refreshing mist of a waterfall. Explore what interests you most in the Highlands on optional hikes that meander through the foothills and explore the area around the highest peak in the British Isles.
Activity Level
Varies by date
Walking 3-8 miles (up to 5 hours) daily with some challenging ascents and descents. Elevations up to 4,400 feet.
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 ancient but intact ruins of 13th-century Inverlochy Castle, a veteran of two battles that’s been transformed into an open-air museum.
  • Learn the history of Scotland as you walk along the iconic and picturesque West Highland Way.
  • Keep your eyes open for the fabled Loch Ness Monster as you take a cruise across this beautiful lake.

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