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Join fellow alumni and friends as you explore the inspiring history, exuberant culture and fascinating sites of Scotland—from the bustling cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, to the windswept islands of Skye and Arran— and the Highlands themselves. While many travel destinations rightfully claim unique charm, how many share the unicorn as their national animal? Experience the pure magic that is Scotland by cruising the infamous Loch Ness to Inverness, sampling heavenly spirits refined over centuries and taking in the iconic music that illustrates the tales of this extraordinary land. Wander cobblestoned streets on panoramic city tours, explore fascinating castles, tour the southern area of the Isle of Skye, visit delightful shops to browse works crafted by skilled masters and perhaps even try on a traditional tartan or two.This journey 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 delve deep into their ancestry and connect with Scotland’s history on a personal level.

Program Highlights: 

  • Discover Glasgow at leisure during a hop-on/hop-off bus excursion, including points of interest such as the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow Cathedral, and Barras Market
  • Delight in a private, after-hours tour and special welcome dinner at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
  • Visit local distilleries to learn about whisky making from professionally trained guides followed by a tasting of their creations
  • Explore impressive Stirling Castle, situated on a volcanic outcrop on the River Forth, and hear of the castle’s turbulent history, featuring great figures from Scotland’s past, such as William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, and Mary, Queen of Scots
  • Visit the breathtaking Glamis Castle—the legendary setting for Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the childhood home of Queen Elizabeth’s mother, and the birthplace of Princess Margaret
  • In Edinburgh, visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Queen Elizabeth’s official residence in Scotland. Founded as a monastery in 1128, this property was once the home of Mary, Queen of Scots from 1561 to 1567

**Program pricing and itinerary subject to change until final publication of brochure**

Event Itinerary 

Optional Pre-Tour: Dublin

Day 1: Depart US
Day 2: Arrive Glasgow, Scotland
Day 3: Glasgow / Isle of Arran / Glasgow
Day 4: Glasgow / Stirling / Fort William
Day 5: Fort William / Isle of Skye / Fort William
Day 6: Fort William / Loch Ness / Inverness
Day 7: Inverness / Aberdeen
Day 8: Aberdeen / St. Andrews / Edinburgh
Day 9: Edinburgh
Day 10: Depart for US

Optional Post-Tour: St. Andrews

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Type of activity 
Activity Level 

Moderate

Faculty

Paul Musselwhtie

Paul Musselwhite is Associate Professor of History at Dartmouth College. His research centers on the early British Empire and colonial America, with a particular focus on the development of the plantation as an institution and on the relationship between plantation societies and English and Scottish merchants. At Dartmouth he teaches classes on British colonialism in the Americas, plantations and slavery, and the American Revolution. A native of Wales, Prof. Musselwhite received his B.A. degree from the University of Oxford and his Ph.D. from the College of William and Mary, and before coming to Dartmouth he previously taught at the University of Glasgow.

Operator Name 
Orbridge