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Scotland

Scotland at a Slower Pace: A Journey From Glasgow to Edinburgh

Program No. 23881RJ
Discover Scotland at a slower pace — with less walking and fewer stairs — on this learning adventure that leads from Glasgow to Oban, Fort William, Inverness, Perth/Dundee and Edinburgh

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DATES & starting prices
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May 6 - May 20, 2024
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5,549
Itinerary Note

Cawdor Castle closed due to seasonality. This departure visits Fort George instead.

Jun 10 - Jun 24, 2024
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5,549
Jul 8 - Jul 22, 2024
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5,699
Sep 2 - Sep 16, 2024
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5,749
Sep 16 - Sep 30, 2024
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5,699
Sep 30 - Oct 14, 2024
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5,549
Itinerary Note

Cawdor Castle closed due to seasonality. This departure visits Fort George instead.

May 5 - May 19, 2025
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6,099
Jun 9 - Jun 23, 2025
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6,199
Jul 7 - Jul 21, 2025
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6,299
Sep 1 - Sep 15, 2025
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6,199
Sep 15 - Sep 29, 2025
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6,199
Sep 29 - Oct 13, 2025
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5,799
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Filling Fast!
May 6 - May 20, 2024
Starting at
6,589
Itinerary Note

Cawdor Castle closed due to seasonality. This departure visits Fort George instead.

Jun 10 - Jun 24, 2024
Starting at
6,589
Jul 8 - Jul 22, 2024
Starting at
6,879
Sep 2 - Sep 16, 2024
Starting at
6,969
Sep 16 - Sep 30, 2024
Starting at
6,879
Sep 30 - Oct 14, 2024
Starting at
6,589
Itinerary Note

Cawdor Castle closed due to seasonality. This departure visits Fort George instead.

May 5 - May 19, 2025
Starting at
7,399
Jun 9 - Jun 23, 2025
Starting at
7,519
Jul 7 - Jul 21, 2025
Starting at
7,689
Sep 1 - Sep 15, 2025
Starting at
7,519
Sep 15 - Sep 29, 2025
Starting at
7,519
Sep 29 - Oct 13, 2025
Starting at
6,949

At a Glance

A treasure trove of history, natural beauty and charming locals, Scotland waits to be explored. Discover its cities and country towns on this learning adventure that moves at a slower “ramble” and with fewer stairs. From Glasgow to Edinburgh, admire urban architecture and famed museums while also appreciating the modern life that thrives along ancient streets. Delight in the peaceful beauty of the Highlands as you explore castles and ride along one of the most famous railways in the world, the West Highland Railway.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking on uneven terrain and some cobbled streets in Edinburgh. Visits to some Castles with uneven, worn stone steps and narrow passageways.
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…

  • Admire the impressive architecture of Glasgow and Edinburgh during expert-led coach explorations of each city.
  • Journey through The Trossachs National Park, home to Loch Lomond, via coach on your way to Oban, and enjoy a whisky tasting and a Scottish Music evening.
  • Ride along the world-famous West Highland Railway and delight in the beauty of the Scottish Highlands from your train car.
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.
Book Lovers' Edinburgh: A Guide and Companion
by Allan Foster
Part guidebook, part readers' companion, Book Lovers' Edinburgh is an exploration of a great city that has been celebrated for its literature since ancient times.
Castle and Tower Houses of the Scottish Clans
by Stuart Reid
Culloden
by John Prebble
Scotland: The Story of a Nation
by Magnus Magnusson
The Highland Clans
by Alistair Moffat
Scottish Highlanders: A People and their Place
by James Hunter
Wild Voices: Journeys Through Time in the Scottish Highlands
by Mike Cawthorne
Scotland: A Concise History
by Sir Fitzroy Maclean and Magnus Linklater
Continuously in print for over thirty years and renowned to this day for the authority and wit with which it disentangles the complex threads of Scotland's rich history, this classic work has been brought up to date with a new chapter examining the Scots identity in the wake of the first Scottish Parliament in nearly 300 years.
The Scottish Nation: 1700-2000
by T.M. Devine
Edinburgh, A Cultural History
by Donald Campbell
A literary, cultural guide to the art, architecture, traditions and history of Edinburgh. Campbell reveals the many dimensions to this fascinating meeting place between Protestantism and bohemianism.
The Highland Clearances
by John Prebble
Scotland: The Autobiography
by Rosemary Goring (editor)





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