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Journey to Edinburgh and immerse in the rich culinary cuisine of Scotland.

Learn about unique and historic parts of the city through sampling tours, and city tour experiences!

Want to learn to live like a local? Stroll at your own leisure through one of the many outdoors markets located in various areas of the city: Castle Terrace Farmers’ Market (Sat. 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.) Stockbridge Market (Sun. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.) or Leith Farmers’ market (Sun 10- 16:00).

After spending time purchasing local produce, it’s time to learn how to cook it.

You will be preparing your dinner alongside Nell, a local chef. Be ready for an evening filled with food education and great company.


Edinburgh -Learn and Live Like a Local


October 10, 2021 days and October 16, 2021 nights

Your Curriculum

At A Glance

DAY 1: Welcome to Scotland!

Welcome to Scotland!

DAY 2: Edinburgh-Enjoy!

Your second day in Edinburgh will be aimed at taking in some of its beautiful and iconic sites.

DAY 3: Stockbridge Food Sampling with Nell

Learning Experience: Meet Food Producers to Lean about Food Selection and Sample Local Foods

DAY 4: Afternoon Tea

Explore a different part of the city today.

DAY 5: Scottish Cooking Class and Dinner

Learning Experience: Cooking Class and Market Visits

DAY 6: Edinburgh Scotch Whisky Experience

Close your visit to Edinburgh with a dram! Today you will enjoy a visit to Holyrood Distillery, situated next to Holyrood Park. Holyrood Distillery is Edinburgh’s first city center single malt whisky distillery.

DAY 7: See You Again!

Don’t leave yet!


Why Learning Journeys?

At Learning Journeys we believe in a new kind of vacation. Our unique journeys help you explore and develop your skills and interest, travel the world, give back to the community and ultimately re-connect with yourself.


The destinations are chosen specifically to make practicing that skill more accessible, and more fun. Typical skills offered are health and wellness, cooking, photography, art, birding and wildlife, language study, architecture, music, dance and more. Programs range from beginner to professional certification. You will even have the opportunity to attend off the beaten path festivals in your specific area of interest which will take your learning immersion to new heights!

Brand Pillars

Transformation

The quest for knowledge as we open our hearts and minds to new experiences can transform us. As we see the world through the eyes of others, the communities we visit and touch are also transformed. This cycle of positive change is at the heart of every Learning Journeys experience.

Education

Learning Journeys is designed to nurture that ember of curiosity inside you into a flame of life-long discovery. Continued learning ensures continued growth, whether pursuing any number of interests that intrigue you or a passion you have honed over the years.

Exploration

Truly, the world is your classroom. Exploring the rich and varied cultures of the destinations you visit multiplies the value of your educational pursuits, and the exploration of yourself. The journey itself – to a new place and new you – is what truly matters.

Self-reflection

Through reflection, we bring learning to life. Pausing from the chaos of our daily lives allows us to sort through experiences to create meaning, from which we learn more deeply about ourselves. Understanding what truly moves us leads to rich and profound actions that shape our lives.

Community service and sustainability is at the core of the Learning Journeys mission. In addition to hands-on interactive classes, we work in the local communities, helping to improve lives and our planet. Destinations are chosen for their exceptional beauty, abundant wildlife, accessibility to expert practitioners, and generally fun places to visit! The destinations are near and far-North America, Latin and South America, Europe, India, Asia, Australia and more.

Finally, just as you remember specific meals from a trip taken many years ago, your ability to recall information is enhanced when combined with a unique setting. “Learning Journeys” are an excellent value for money and an investment.


Departure

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<p> You will be preparing your dinner alongside Nell, a local chef. Be ready for an evening filled with food education and great company. </p>

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What You Will Learn/Do

Hands-on cooking workshops Food sampling tours
Authentic Whisky making and history
Shopping like a local

Why We Love This Traveling Classroom

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<p> After exploring the local markets and historical sites, take a trip to Tasting Tales, a scotch and whisky experience that showcases wonderful local food pairings with malt whiskies. </p>
<p> Spend your time sampling the whisky to learn extensively about the correct food pairings. Scotland is full of rich history and on this journey, you will get the chance to try out many new experiences. </p>

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How This Program Benefits The Local Community

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Program

DAY 1: Welcome to Scotland!

Welcome to Scotland! Our Learning Journeys staff will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. Take some time to settle into the city and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure to explore.


DAY 2: Edinburgh-Enjoy!

Make use of your 24hrs Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus ticket and visit the world-famous Edinburgh Castle, while taking in the panoramic view of Edinburgh Old and New Town (UNESCO Heritage Site) from the castle esplanade.


DAY 3: Stockbridge Food Sampling with Nell

Start your day discovering Edinburgh’s vibrant neighborhood of Stockbridge. You will meet at a pre-arranged meeting point and set off on your Stockbridge food sampling tour.

Nell, your local culinary expert, will take you on a tour for true local food shopping lovers. You will meet local producers and stroll through the beautiful and residential neighborhood of Stockbridge. You will leave satisfied and inspired.

Your food sampling includes a:
•At least 5 food and drink stops
•Isle of Lewis mussels, cooking in cream, wine, and garlic, or fish and chips
•Guided cheese tasting of at least 4 Scottish cheeses
•Iconic George Mewes cheese shop
•Piping hot scones, served with homemade jam and locally roasted coffee or tea
•Gin-smoked salmon
•Taste salmon smoked on the premises and see the smoker


DAY 4: Afternoon Tea

Explore a different part of the city today and head towards the Port of Leith for a visit to the iconic Royal Yacht Britannia, which served the Royal Family for 44 years and was decommissioned in 1997.

Wrap up your day enjoying a traditional afternoon tea, served on board the neighboring Fingal, a decommissioned lighthouse tender boat, turned into a permanent floating hotel. Local tip: the Grain Store on Victoria Street is a great dinner option, serving Scottish food in an amazing historical setting.


DAY 5: Scottish Cooking Class and Dinner

Take another opportunity to explore Edinburgh and all it has to offer. If you love markets and you happen to be visiting during a weekend, stroll at your own leisure through one of the many outdoors markets located in various areas of the city: Castle Terrace Farmers’ Market (Sat. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.), Stockbridge Market (Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.) or Leith Farmers’ market (Sun 10- 16:00). Local tip: if the stall is there, look out for Pie Dolly and their wonderful artisanal pies!

Nell has started private cooking classes in her Georgian home, with a minimum number of two and a maximum of five. You will also be able relax after all that chopping and stirring and learn about Scotland’s unique history and food culture.

Lesson Highlights
•    Aperitif of rhubarb and ginger liqueur and sparkling
wine with homemade cheese oatcakes
•    Cullen Skink – smoked haddock, cream, potato and leek
soup – MADE BY YOU
•    Haggis – veggie or meat and turnip and potato mash
and a dram of whisky
•    Straight from the oven-warm butter shortbread – MADE
BY YOU, plus tea and coffee and a take-home a gift of your
own shortbread


DAY 6: Edinburgh Scotch Whisky Experience

The Scotch Whisky Experience on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile launches Tasting Tales, showcasing both Scotland’s wonderful larder of local, seasonal, and artisan food, matched with single malt whiskies.

Visitors will sample the whisky and food matches while enjoying a tale or two based around the history, characters, and real stories that make the world of Scotch whisky such a rich cultural experience.

Situated within the new ‘Stillhouse Suite,’ up to 12 guests will be tutored through four whiskies each paired with a different canapé to delight the palate in a perfect match. Guests will have the opportunity to smell new aromas, awaken their taste buds, and take home an unforgettable passion to learn more.

Local tip: if you are still up for one last drink in the city, why not round off your night by visiting Edinburgh’s famous Tigerlily? This boutique hotel, bar and restaurant has a great and unique vibe and boasts a great range of cocktails.
Another local favorite is Bramble Bar & Lounge on Queen Street. Make sure to ask for their signature Bramble cocktail!


DAY 7: See You Again!

Extend your journey on one of our numerous textile programs.
We look forward to welcoming you back on another Learning Journeys immersion. Perhaps you’re interested in visiting Italy or France to enjoy one of our culinary immersions or professional certification programs.

Spice things up with a culinary journey to India. Whatever your interest, Learning Journeys can assist you with finding the perfect program to fulfil your dreams.




Program Registration Fees

Per person for Single Standard $900.00

Per person for Standard $1,990.00


Program Departure Dates:

Services Included

•    6 nights’ accommodation, sharing a double/twin, including breakfast
•    Arrival and departure transfer between Edinburgh Airport and Edinburgh Hotel
•    Entrance to Edinburgh Castle
•    Entrance to Royal Yacht Britannia
•    Edinburgh 24-hrs Hop on -Hop Off City Sightseeing Bus
•    Standard Tour at Holyrood Distillery
•    Tasting Tales at the Scotch Whisky Experience
•    Afternoon Tea at Fingal – Upgrades available
•    Stockbridge Food Sampling Tour
•    Scottish Cooking Class and Dinner
10/10/2021 8:00:00 AM

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Program Type

Adventure Learning
Ancient Traditions
Arts-Crafts-Textile
Birding and Wildlife
Dance
Fashion
Gastronomy
Genealogy
Language
Music
Photography
Unplugged Learning
Wellness and Spirituality
Wine and Spirits
Woman's Focused

Learning Level

Explore an Interest
Pursue a Passion
Change My Life!

Activity Level

Easy


What You Will Learn/Do

Hands-on cooking workshops Food sampling tours

Authentic Whisky making and history

Shopping like a local


Why This Program Is Unique

Learn from the pros! Expand your skills or try your hand at whisky making or cooking.

You will experience hands-on cooking workshops using local produce and learn skills that you can bring home with you.

After exploring the local markets and historical sites, take a trip to Tasting Tales, a scotch and whisky experience that showcases wonderful local food pairings with malt whiskies.

Spend your time sampling the whisky to learn extensively about the correct food pairings. Scotland is full of rich history and on this journey, you will get the chance to try out many new experiences.


How This Program Benefits The Local Community

A portion of your programs proceeds contribute to global economic empowerment, education and cultural preservation.


Program Itinerary

Start/Finish City:

Open All Days


DAY 1:

Welcome to Scotland! Our Learning Journeys staff will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. Take some time to settle into the city and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure to explore.

DAY 2:

Make use of your 24hrs Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus ticket and visit the world-famous Edinburgh Castle, while taking in the panoramic view of Edinburgh Old and New Town (UNESCO Heritage Site) from the castle esplanade.

DAY 3:

Start your day discovering Edinburgh’s vibrant neighborhood of Stockbridge. You will meet at a pre-arranged meeting point and set off on your Stockbridge food sampling tour. Nell, your local culinary expert, will take you on a tour for true local food shopping lovers. You will meet local producers and stroll through the beautiful and residential neighborhood of Stockbridge. You will leave satisfied and inspired. Your food sampling includes a: •At least 5 food and drink stops •Isle of Lewis mussels, cooking in cream, wine, and garlic, or fish and chips •Guided cheese tasting of at least 4 Scottish cheeses •Iconic George Mewes cheese shop •Piping hot scones, served with homemade jam and locally roasted coffee or tea •Gin-smoked salmon •Taste salmon smoked on the premises and see the smoker

DAY 4:

Explore a different part of the city today and head towards the Port of Leith for a visit to the iconic Royal Yacht Britannia, which served the Royal Family for 44 years and was decommissioned in 1997. Wrap up your day enjoying a traditional afternoon tea, served on board the neighboring Fingal, a decommissioned lighthouse tender boat, turned into a permanent floating hotel. Local tip: the Grain Store on Victoria Street is a great dinner option, serving Scottish food in an amazing historical setting.

DAY 5:

Take another opportunity to explore Edinburgh and all it has to offer. If you love markets and you happen to be visiting during a weekend, stroll at your own leisure through one of the many outdoors markets located in various areas of the city: Castle Terrace Farmers’ Market (Sat. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.), Stockbridge Market (Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.) or Leith Farmers’ market (Sun 10- 16:00). Local tip: if the stall is there, look out for Pie Dolly and their wonderful artisanal pies! Nell has started private cooking classes in her Georgian home, with a minimum number of two and a maximum of five. You will also be able relax after all that chopping and stirring and learn about Scotland’s unique history and food culture. Lesson Highlights • Aperitif of rhubarb and ginger liqueur and sparkling wine with homemade cheese oatcakes • Cullen Skink – smoked haddock, cream, potato and leek soup – MADE BY YOU • Haggis – veggie or meat and turnip and potato mash and a dram of whisky • Straight from the oven-warm butter shortbread – MADE BY YOU, plus tea and coffee and a take-home a gift of your own shortbread

DAY 6:

The Scotch Whisky Experience on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile launches Tasting Tales, showcasing both Scotland’s wonderful larder of local, seasonal, and artisan food, matched with single malt whiskies. Visitors will sample the whisky and food matches while enjoying a tale or two based around the history, characters, and real stories that make the world of Scotch whisky such a rich cultural experience. Situated within the new ‘Stillhouse Suite,’ up to 12 guests will be tutored through four whiskies each paired with a different canapé to delight the palate in a perfect match. Guests will have the opportunity to smell new aromas, awaken their taste buds, and take home an unforgettable passion to learn more. Local tip: if you are still up for one last drink in the city, why not round off your night by visiting Edinburgh’s famous Tigerlily? This boutique hotel, bar and restaurant has a great and unique vibe and boasts a great range of cocktails. Another local favorite is Bramble Bar & Lounge on Queen Street. Make sure to ask for their signature Bramble cocktail!

DAY 7:

Extend your journey on one of our numerous textile programs. We look forward to welcoming you back on another Learning Journeys immersion. Perhaps you’re interested in visiting Italy or France to enjoy one of our culinary immersions or professional certification programs. Spice things up with a culinary journey to India. Whatever your interest, Learning Journeys can assist you with finding the perfect program to fulfil your dreams.


Program Registration Fees

2021 Departures & Fees 7 Departures

Date Double Occupancy Single Supplement
June 20, 2021
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$1,990.00
Per Person
$900.00
Per Person
July 11, 2021
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$1,990.00
Per Person
$900.00
Per Person
July 18, 2021
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$1,990.00
Per Person
$900.00
Per Person
September 06, 2021
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$1,990.00
Per Person
$900.00
Per Person
October 10, 2021
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$1,990.00
Per Person
$900.00
Per Person
October 24, 2021
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$1,990.00
Per Person
$900.00
Per Person
November 07, 2021
Reserve Online
$1,990.00
Per Person
$900.00
Per Person
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Services Included

Hands-on cooking workshops Food sampling tours Authentic Whisky making and history Shopping like a local

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