Embark on the ultimate Scotland experience. Begin in Edinburgh, Scotland’s ancient capital. It revels in its medieval past and glories and its lively present. Your next stop is Aberdeen, city of shimmering monuments and a local Scots dialect.  Head north to Inverness and feel the magnificent pulse of the Highlands. Going west to the wild Hebrides, you’ll spend two days discovering the mystic side of the Isle of Skye.


Ft. William, in the western Highlands, is home to sandy beaches, cruises, distilleries, and iconic castles—all worth discovering. A small city with loads of history, Stirling is home to the National Wallace Monument and sits near Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park—be amazed by red deer and soaring eagles. Your last two nights are in vibrant Glasgow, a culturally diverse gem.  Relax and enjoy!

Included Unique Activities

Secrets of the Royal Mile & Edinburgh Castle

Secrets of the Royal Mile & Edinburgh Castle

Culloden Battlefield Admission

Culloden Battlefield Admission

Talisker Classic Distillery Tour

Talisker Classic Distillery Tour

Circular Loch Ness Cruise

Circular Loch Ness Cruise

Stirling Castle Admission

Stirling Castle Admission

Meet & Greet Private Airport Transfer - Edinburgh

Meet & Greet Private Airport Transfer - Edinburgh

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

West Plean House

2 Nights

Jurys Inn Glasgow

Transportation

  • Meet & Greet with Private Transfer on Arrival
  • Automatic 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
  • Visit the Famous & Historic Culloden & Bannockburn Battlefields
  • 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
  • Marvel at Stirling Castle & The Wallace Monument

Speyside, The Whisky Triangle, Elgin, North East

Cawdor Castle, Inverness, Highlands

Culloden Battlefield, Inverness, Highlands

The Black Isle, Inverness, Highlands

Steall Waterfall, Glen Nevis, Highlands

Battle of Bannockburn, Stirling, Central Scotland

Wallace Monument, Stirling, Central Scotland

Stirling Castle, Central Scotland

Low Season

Available Tour Dates

Jan - March &  Nov - Dec

 From $2,489 per person

Mid Season

Available Tour Dates

April, May & Oct 

From $2,868 per person

High Season

Available Tour Dates

June - September

From $3,489 per person

Your 2021 Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

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

TRANSPORTATION

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

DINING OPTIONS

  • 14 Full Scottish Breakfasts

INCLUDED UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Edinburgh Secrets of the Mile Walking Tour
  • History Tour of Edinburgh Castle
  • Entrance to the Culloden Battlefield
  • Talisker Whisky Distillery Tour and Tasting
  • Loch Ness Cruise
  • Entrance to Stirling Castle

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
  • Visit the Famous & Historic Culloden & Bannockburn Battlefields
  • 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
  • Marvel at Stirling Castle & The Wallace Monument
Prices Based On
  • All Taxes & Fees Included
  • Prices are Per Person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room.
  • Traveling Alone? No Problem. Just Ask Us for a Single Supplement Price.

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