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This itinerary can be completely customized to give you the exact vacation that you want.

Take in the very best of Scotland over 12 nights - from cosmopolitan city-chic to the remote northern Highlands - your varied experiences will leave you in awe of this small but impressive country. Arrive in Edinburgh, and spend two nights in Scotland's bustling & vibrant Capital. From Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace, to the two-tiered Victoria Street, charming and picturesque Edinburgh quite literally has it all! You will go on to complete a counter-clockwise loop of the country, before concluding your tour in Glasgow - Scotland's second city. In between, overnight in the unique 'Granite City of Aberdeen, the Capital of the Highlands - Inverness, the stunning Isle of Skye, and mountainously rugged Fort William.

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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

Loch Ness Cruise

Loch Ness Cruise

Accommodation

2 Nights

Bonham Hotel

2 Nights

Palm Court hotel

2 Nights

Lynver Guesthouse

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

Dining Options

  • 12 Full Scottish Breakfasts 

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 $1,948 per person

Mid Season

Available Tour Dates

April, May & Oct 

From $2,228 per person

High Season

Available Tour Dates

June - September

From $2,648 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.

"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 Ong

Singapore

Just want to say a big thank you to Anna Wilgenbursch 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.

"Ireland birthday trip"

Stephanie Stutz

Minnesota

Josi was an immense help. From the beginning with her planning based on our wishes and prompt replies we felt very confident everything was covered. And it was! beautiful locations great suggestions for sites to see we could not have been more pleased with the whole Adventure. It was so nice to have all the reservations set and the car rental covered it made the whole experience stress free. I will definitely reach out to Josie for my next vacation.

"Destination Vacation"

Peter L Pavlina

Boston

Great trip thanks to Michelle's great work!

"Ireland Vacation"

Jessica Brewer

St. Cloud

We had a FABULOUS vacation! Jacoya was great to work with. Highly recommend!

"Dream Vacation!"

Emma

Coronado

Our trip to Ireland was an absolute dream! Thank you, Tam, for taking the time to create a personalized, affordable trip for us. I highly suggest using Tam at Authentic Vacations to plan your trip to Ireland! You will have the time of your life! :)

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