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Gardens of Scotland: An Adventure In Highland Horticulture
June 1st-10th, 2017 | Maximum Group Size: 15 Participants | Availability: Full
Although the climate is a bit harsher than that of England, it has not prevented the Scots from indulging in the British passion for gardening. From spectacular natural scenery to the second oldest botanic garden in Britain, we’ll wind our way north encompassing Aberdeen- the “City of Roses”, Nairn on the coast of Moray Firth, and Stirling- home of Stirling Castle. There will be unexpected stops and detours, plenty of time for a wee dram in the local pub to hear a tale or legend of the noble and fiercely independent inhabitants of this rugged, yet beautiful land.
September 5th-14th, 2017 | Maximum Group Size: 25 Participants | Availability: Private
George Mason built Gunston Hall in 1755. In 1776 he wrote the Virginia Declaration of Rights, the document which preceded the Declaration of Independence. Mason and many other Founding Fathers of America were greatly influenced by Scottish Enlightenment thinkers, such as Adam Smith and David Hume. This private trip for members of Gunston Hall will explore the connections with these philosophers in the impressive country from which many early American settlers came.
Skye & The Highlands
June 21st-July 1st, 2018 | Maximum Group Size: 15 Participants | Availability: Open
Few visitors travel to Skye without leaving part of their heart in the Highlands. The breathtaking landscapes, the romance of the tales and legends, and the drama of noble and fiercely independent inhabitants, all combine to leave a lasting impression. Starting in Edinburgh “the Athens of the North”; we will travel on to Inverness- “the capital of the Highlands” with a day trip excursion on Loch Ness; Skye- home of Dunvegan Castle and Talisker Whisky Distillery; Mull where we will go to the holy island of Iona where Christianity in Scotland started; and Stirling- the gateway between the highlands and the lowlands. With plenty of time to enjoy a wee dram in a pub or two, join us this summer for this unforgettable northern journey into Scottish culture, history and stunning scenery.