Travel & Adventure Series
Starting with the Scottish Highlands, we visit the “Weeping Glen” of Glencoe, Inverness, and the battlefield at Culloden. Then we’ll go prehistoric at Stone Age burial grounds and Iron Age island forts. Venturing along the Caledonian Canal and watching for Nessie at Loch Ness, we work up an appetite for modern Scottish cuisine and enjoy traditional folk music. Next, are Scotland’s islands beginning on the tranquil Isle of Iona and then road-tripping across the Isle of Skye, where we’ll explore Iron Age forts, peat fields, a venerable distillery, thatched crofter huts, and the dramatic Trotternish Peninsula. Then sail to Orkney with its stony remnants of a thriving Iron Age civilization. The tour ends in Glasgow. Once an industrial powerhouse, Glasgow offers a fun look at Scotland’s vibrantly gritty urban side— full of edgy street art, trendy dining and the striking architecture of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Leaving town, we’ll tour historic Stirling Castle and nearby battlefields, sample a dram at the land’s most beloved distilleries on the Speyside Whisky Trail, watch a sheepdog demonstration, and struggle to lift the Manhood Stone at a Highland Games. Call 633-3700 to register or register online now.