Scotland: Highlands and Islands
10 Days, July 31 - August 9, 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 had 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.
Traveling With You
Mikki Brock is Associate Professor of History at W&L. She teaches a wide range of courses, including surveys of British and European history, the Making of Modern Scotland, the Age of the Witch-hunts, the Devil in the Western World, and the History of Poverty. Her research and publications center on religious belief and identity in early modern Scotland has produced two books thus far. She is currently working on two projects: a digital study of the clergy during the Scottish Reformation, and a micro-history of a Scottish port city during fifty years of plague, warfare, and religious drama. Mikki is also the Book Review Editor for Preternature: Critical and Historical Studies on the Preternatural. She spent last year as a visiting research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh. She has taught in several W&L alumni colleges and escorted a previous Traveller program in London. Originally from Dallas, she enjoys living in the Staunton with her husband, beloved dog, and a cat she is pleased to leave in the care of others.