Join archaeologist Mary MacLeod Rivett and a small group of like-minded travelers on this 11-day tour of Scotland’s remote north Highlands and the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. Mostly we will explore off the well-beaten Highland tourist trail, and along the way we will be treated to an abundance of archaeological and historical sites, striking scenery – including high cliffs, sea lochs, sandy and rocky bays, mountains, and glens – and, of course, excellent hiking.
Scotland’s long and varied history stretches back many thousands of years, and archaeological remains ranging from Neolithic cairns and stone circles to Iron Age brochs (ancient dry stone buildings unique to Scotland), medieval castles, and deserted clearance villages cover these landscapes. Seven of our touring days involve hikes of 4.5 to 6 miles per day, and we will rest and reflect in comfortable hotels that extend Highland warmth and hospitality.
“The sites were great and hiking to them in the spectacular land was great. Mary Rivett was so knowledgeable and her overall humor and warm hospitality added a huge dimension to the experience which was complimented by both guides and especially the tour manager’s excellent daily organizing and flexibility.”
Pricing (per person)
$6,745 (12-15 participants) per person double occupancy
$6,945 (10-11 participants) per person double occupancy
$945 single supplement (limited availability)
Single room supplement will be charged when requested or required. With fewer than 10 participants, a small group surcharge may be added.