Settle into medieval Stirling and spend a week ensconced in Scotland’s history and culture. Trace the legends of William Wallace and Mary, Queen of Scots; cruise Loch Lomond; visit the country’s oldest distillery; then head to Edinburgh to experience the thrill and pageantry of the Military Tattoo.

Starting at: $4,990 Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 Stirling Castle
 Panoramic view of Stirling Castle and environs
 Robert the Bruce at Stirling Castle
 Scone Palace
 Vista of Old Town, Edinburgh, with St. Giles Cathedral
 Panoramic view of Edinburgh
 The Royal Mile, Edinburgh
 Scotland's Edinburgh Castle
 The Military Tattoo, Edinburgh Castle
 Edinburgh's Military Tattoo
 The town of St Andrews
 St. Salvator’s Quadrangle, the University of St Andrews
 Ruins of St Andrews Cathedral
 The town and coastline of St Andrews
 The Trossachs
 Loch Lomond and the Trossachs
 Traditional Scotch whisky
 Traditional whisky distillery

Heart of Scotland: A One-Week Stay Featuring the Edinburgh Military Tattoo

9 days from $4,990

Settle into medieval Stirling and spend a week ensconced in Scotland’s history and culture. Trace the legends of William Wallace and Mary, Queen of Scots; cruise Loch Lomond; visit the country’s oldest distillery; then head to Edinburgh to experience the thrill and pageantry of the Military Tattoo.

or Call 855-330-1542

Experts

Jul 29 - Aug 6, 2024 Departure
Miriam C. Davis

Miriam C. Davis

Miriam Davis is an expert in medieval history and archaeology. After graduating from Emory University, Miriam studied history and archaeology at the University of St Andrews on a Bobby Jones Scholarship. She went on to earn an MA in medieval archaeology from the University of York on a Fulbright grant, and a Ph.D. in medieval history from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has participated in archaeological excavations in Mississippi, Alabama, England, and Scotland. Currently, Miriam is a freelance writer. She has written for the popular press on archaeology, history, and travel and has lectured throughout the U.S., Great Britain, and Israel. Her work has also been featured on The Travel Channel. As a history professor at Delta State University for 16 years, she taught a wide variety of courses, including ancient and medieval history, the Renaissance and Reformation, English history, and the history of Christianity. Miriam is the author of Dame Kathleen Kenyon: Digging Up the Holy Land and The Axeman of New Orleans: The True Story. She has served as a Smithsonian Journeys Expert for trips since 2011.

Aug 12 - 20, 2024 Departure
Rab Houston

Rab Houston

Professor Rab Houston was an undergraduate at St Andrews and, after six years in Cambridge as a research student and research fellow, came back as a lecturer in Modern History in 1983. He has held visiting professorships at the universities of Adelaide and Erasmus, Rotterdam as well as visiting fellowships at the Huntington Library and the Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University. Between 2006 and 2009 he held a prestigious Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a Member of the Academia Europaea, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Rab has written ten books, co-authored one, and edited another four as well as authoring eighty articles and book chapters, most of them in the fields of early modern British and European literacy, British demography and urbanisation, Scottish society, and the history of mental abnormality.

Outside academia Rab is a keen scuba diver, often to be seen diving wrecks off the east coast of Scotland – or visiting warmer waters around the world. He enjoys yoga and Tai Chi, both active forms of meditation.

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