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OverviewDiscover Scotland’s enduring appeal as you enjoy the stunning natural beauty of the Highlands, learn about the legacy of its clans, and explore historic treasures of Glasgow and Edinburgh. View Glasgow’s unique 19th-and 20th-century architecture and take a private curator-led tour of Pollok House, ancestral home of the Maxwell clan. Then set off for the Scottish Highlands, stopping first at Loch Lomond, Scotland’s largest lake and part of Trossachs National Park. Visit historic Glencoe, a haven for both artists and adventurers, and enjoy a full-day excursion to the Isle of Skye, the largest of Scotland’s Inner Hebrides and known for its strong Gaelic influence.
Drive along Loch Ness on your way to the charming city of Inverness and explore the evocative ruins of Urquhart Castle, historic Culloden Moor, and medieval St. Andrews. Conclude in the stately city of Edinburgh to enjoy tours of the 18th-century Georgian "New Town" and the medieval "Old Town," including Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace. If you join us on August 7 you’ll also attend a performance of the famed Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
Special ValueThis tour is specially designed for a small group of 16 to 24 Smithsonian travelers and offers outstanding travel value. Prices include airfare, airline taxes, fuel surcharges, and departure fees.
Smithsonian ExpertsCharles MacQuarrie is a professor of English at California State University, Bakersfield. He holds a B.A. in literature from the University of California at Santa Cruz, an M.Litt in Celtic Studies from the University of Edinburgh, and a Ph.D. in Medieval English and Celtic Language and Literature from the University of Washington. Charles will lead the August 31, 2013 departure. Cassandra Hannahs is a Ph.D. in medieval history, spent most of her academic career at Middlebury College in Vermont, where she was a tenured professor of history. At Middlebury, Cassandra regularly taught courses on Celtic, Viking and Anglo-Norman Studies, as well as more general courses on the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the history of Christianity. Cassandra will lead the August 7, 2013 departure.
Special HighlightsDiscover Glasgow’s unique architecture.Enjoy a private curator-guided tour of Pollok House.Take in the beautiful Scottish Highlands scenery, including Loch Lomond, Trossachs National Park, Glencoe, and Loch Ness.Explore the Isle of Skye.See the evocative ruins of Urquhart Castle, historic Culloden Moor, and medieval St. Andrews.Tour Edinburgh, including Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood.Experience the Royal Edinburgh Military Tatoo (August 7 departure only).
World Heritage SitesThis tour features the following World Heritage site in Scotland:
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- Old and New Towns of Edinburgh