A Week in Edinburgh: Art, Culture, and People
Explore the heritage of Scotland during a seven-night stay in Edinburgh. Experience both city life in the Scottish capital and country life as you explore the Borders in scenic southern Scotland. Learn about the tartan tradition from a kilt maker, and taste award-winning craft ales at the brewery of a 900-year-old estate home. Explore the British royal lifestyle at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official royal residence in Scotland, and the Royal Yacht Britannia, Queen Elizabeth II’s floating retreat for 44 years. Visit Edinburgh Castle, perched high above the city, and see the Stone of Scone, the ceremonial coronation stone. Ponder the enigmatic carvings adorning Rosslyn Chapel, a setting of the best-selling novel, “The Da Vinci Code.” Witness St. Andrews’ gems, including the medieval castle ruins, dramatically poised at the edge of the sea, and the Old Course, where golf has been played since the 15th century. Through the eyes of expert local guides and guest lecturers, learn about the local culture, heritage, and history of Scotland’s capital, all at a great value.