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Spend the first two nights in extraordinary Edinburgh, the 1,000-year-old capital of Scotland.  Visit ancient Edinburgh Castle, perched on a dormant volcano, and walk the city’s medieval lanes and Victorian streets.  Head to Aberdeen, famous for its surf, sparkling granite, and the local language, Doric.  Next, you’ll fall under the spell of Inverness, the Highland capital of Scotland, both cosmopolitan and charming.


The enchanting Isle of Skye has bewitching natural beauty, crafts, and friendly locals—bring your sense of adventure. Heading south to Ft. William, you’ll glory in historic castles and distilleries. Your last two nights are in Glasgow, a vibrant city with pizzazz. There’s a diverse cultural scene, free museums, and some of the UK’s best music. Feel the joy!

Included Unique Activities

  • Meet & Greet on Arrival
  • Secrets of the Royal Mile & Edinburgh Castle Tour
  • Culloden Battlefield Entrance
  • Loch Ness Cruise
Meet & Greet Private Airport Transfer - Edinburgh

Meet & Greet Private Airport Transfer - Edinburgh

Secrets of the Royal Mile & Edinburgh Castle

Secrets of the Royal Mile & Edinburgh Castle

Culloden Battlefield Admission

Culloden Battlefield Admission

Circular Loch Ness Cruise

Circular Loch Ness Cruise

Accommodation

2 Nights

Bonham Hotel

2 Nights

Palm Court Hotel

2 Nights

Macdonald Drumossie Hotel

2 Nights

Cuillin Hills Hotel

2 Nights

Buccleuch Guesthouse

2 Nights

Jurys Inn Glasgow

Transportation

  • Meet & Greet with Private Transfer on Arrival
  • Rental Car - Includes Insurance, Unlimited Mileage & All Taxes

Points of Interest

  • Explore the Distinctive Silver-Grey Architecture of Aberdeen
  • Discover the Natural Beauty of Cairngorms National Park
  • Visit Balmoral Castle - the Queen's Official Scottish Residence
  • Stay in Inverness - The Capital of the Highlands
  • Travel the Length of Mysterious Loch Ness
  • Spend Two Nights on the Breathtaking Isle of Skye, known as 'Cloud Island'
  • Choose from more than 10 Famous Scottish Castles to Explore!
  • Enjoy a Gentle Hike to Picturesque Steall Waterfall
  • Get Lost in Stunning Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park
  • Enjoy Fantastic Shopping, Music & Nightlife in Glasgow

Fyvie Castle, Scotland

Craigievar Castle, Scotland

Stonehaven, Scotland

Dunnottar Castle, Scotland

Speyside, The Whisky Triangle, Elgin, Scotland

Cawdor Castle, Scotland

Culloden Battlefield, Scotland

The Black Isle, Scotland

Low Season

Available Tour Dates

Jan - March &  Nov - Dec

 From $2,099 per person

Mid Season

Available Tour Dates

April, May & Oct 

From $2,499 per person

High Season

Available Tour Dates

June - September

From $2,999 per person

Your Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • 12 nights Accommodation – From Boutique City Hotel to Luxurious Guesthouse!
  • Spend Two Nights in Captivating Edinburgh

TRANSPORTATION

  • Meet & Greet with Private Transfer on Arrival
  • Rental Car - Includes Insurance, Unlimited Mileage & All Taxes

DINING OPTIONS

  • 12 Full Scottish Breakfasts 

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Meet & Greet on Arrival
  • Secrets of the Royal Mile & Edinburgh Castle Tour
  • Culloden Battlefield Entrance
  • Loch Ness Cruise

Prices Based On

  • Prices are per person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing 1 room.
  • All Taxes & Fees Included
  • Risk-Free Cancellation Policy
  • Custom Priced Quote (Want to Add/Subtract Days? Let Us Know!)
  • Self-guided vacation package. Choose any date to begin your travels.
  • Traveling alone? No problem. Just ask us for a single supplement price.

"Trip to Big Sky"

Shelly G.

PA

This trip was a dream! Amanda A helped us book a trip to Big Sky, MT and it was the most amazing vacation ever. The whole trip was smooth sailing and we honestly couldn't have asked for a better experience. The hotels were sooo nice, all of the activities she planned out were so fun. I will never book a trip another way, Authentic Vacations is the ONLY way to go! Already looking forward to booking my next trip!

"Family vacation"

Kristy M.

SC

Amanda A. is the best travel agent I have ever worked with! She is friendly, nice and really cares about her clients. I will always recommend her to my family and friends. The places we stayed and activities she recommended were all terrific. We are looking forward to planning our Ireland/Scotland vacation with Amanda's help for next September. We love her!

"Couple's Vacation in Wales"

Kellie H.

Texas

We have just booked our 3rd trip with Lauren to Wales next summer and we expect that as usual it will be amazing. Lauren has previously sent my husband and I to Ireland and Scotland and we know that with her everything will go absolutely perfect. She really goes above and beyond to tailor our trips to our personalities and she knows what we like to do. Every hotel or B&B we've stayed in have been perfect. We have never worried about logistics etc... It is so wonderful to go on a trip and know that when you get there absolutely everything is taken care of and all there is left to do is enjoy! We will continue to call upon Lauren for future vacations and cannot wait for our next adventure!

"Awesome Yellowstone Vacation"

Duane K.

Thank you, Josi! What a wonderful trip it was. I cannot tell you how happy we are you made dinner reservations. We ate at all the best spots, but we watched them turn away customer after customer because they were over booked. Great weather! It snowed a bit the day we arrived, and was in the 70’s/80’s and sunny the rest of the time. Just beautiful. Did you order the weather too? Spring Creek was great. The Yellowstone tour was awesome (Bison, Deer, Antelope, Bear, Elk, Moose). Paddleboard company was great. Also, the Hotel in Salt Lake is 5 star. I’ve stayed in the nicest hotels in New York, Chicago, LA and this one is a classic. My appreciation to you!

"Ireland Vacation"

Nicole A

What an amazing trip! Michelle was amazing at assisting in the planning. Our hotels were amazing. The recommended itinerary suited exactly what my family and I wanted to experience on our trip to Ireland. I would definitely utilize Authentic Vacations again!

"Driving through history"

Ed

Edmonton

We had an excellent trip. Absolutely no problems with bookings that Donna arranged. Driving Ireland and seeing it at your own pace lets you stop to admire ruins not normally on a tour. Only thing we would do differently is upgrade the car. As someone who enjoys driving I regret not having something a little more sporty!

"Christmas in Ireland"

William

We talked to Lainie about what we were looking for. She listened to our wishes offering suggestion and developed our plan. We got exactly what we were looking for. Made sure we were happy and answering a million questions. We couldn’t be happier. Thank you Lainie !

"An epic solo road trip!"

Anthea O.

Singapore

Just want to say a big thank you to Anna for all her help and patience in supporting my free and easy solo road trip across Ireland, chasing writers poets and thin places. The bed and breakfast choices were fantastic. I don't usually go through an agent to help with booking accommodation etc. but I had little to do so myself so am glad that I had Anna to take that load off me. I appreciate too that Anna was on WhatsApp with me and very responsive. I felt very supported. Thank you.

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