Scotland: Highlands and Islands
July 31-Aug 8, 2021
$5,495 from Glasgow, Scotland
We invite you to explore the inspiring history, distinctive culture and legendary sites of Scotland. Our itinerary includes the bustling cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh; the romantic, windswept islands of Skye and Arran; and the spectacular Scottish Highlands. Escorting our tour will be popular W&L British Isles historian Mikki Brock, who has been in residence in Scotland during a year of research.
We have many pleasures ahead of us: cruising the Loch Ness to Inverness (alert to monsters of the deep), sampling heavenly spirits refined over centuries and enjoying the iconic music that so beautifully illustrates the history and legends of this extraordinary land. We'll wander cobblestoned streets on panoramic city tours, explore venerable castles, tour the Isle of Skye, visit colorful shops to browse works crafted by skilled masters, and perhaps even try on a traditional tartan.
This journey also provides private access to Culloden Battlefield and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, plus behind-the-scenes access to Glamis Castle. An additional optional excursion allows guests with Scottish heritage an opportunity to investigate their own ancestry, connecting personally with Scotland's fabled history. One of the dramatic highlights of this itinerary is the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo — a thrilling international performance of music, dance and military maneuver. Edinburgh, popularly known as the "Athens of the North," was built to the human scale, and it invites and amply rewards intelligent tourism, as well as hours of independent exploration.
Accommodations for this grand adventure offer splendid Scottish hospitality and all the comforts of home.
Availability is limited as the tour is likely to fill quickly. If you would like to join us, we encourage you to act without delay.