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Travel to the heart of a Highlands village, then west to a Highlands city of castles and distilleries, and onward to the vibrant city of Glasgow.  Pick up your car in Glasgow and take the scenic drive to Pitlochry. This Victorian town is an idyllic setting, surrounded by dramatic mountains, and has flower-lined streets. Visit 13th century Blair Castle, a favorite of Queen Victoria’s.

Fort William is the outdoor gem in the crown of the Western Highlands—explore gorgeous beaches, iconic film locations, and take a Loch Ness cruise.  Heading south, Glasgow pulses with exuberant energy. Dip into history, discover Stirling Castle, and enter the world of Scotland’s Renaissance royalty. The magnificent Highlands welcome you!

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Included Unique Activities

  • Entrance to Stirling Castle
  • Blair Athol Distillery Tour
  • Entrance to Blair Castle
  • Loch Ness Cruise
Blair Athol Signature Tour

Blair Athol Signature Tour

Circular Loch Ness Cruise

Circular Loch Ness Cruise

Blair Castle & Garden Admission

Blair Castle & Garden Admission

Stirling Castle Admission

Stirling Castle Admission

Accommodations

2 Nights

Luxury Countryside Hotel

2 Nights

Quiet Highland Luxury 4-Star Retreat

1 Night

Stylish Modern Hotel

Transportation and Guides

  • Automatic Rental Car

Meals Included

  • 5 Full Scottish Breakfasts 

Points of Interest

  • Explore the Stunning White Walls of Blair Atholl Castle
  • Discover the Natural Beauty of Cairngorms National Park
  • Balmoral Castle - the Queen's Official Scottish Residence
  • Hike Glen Nevis Gorge to Breathtaking Speall Waterfall
  • Marvel at the History & Scenery of Glenfinnan & Glencoe
  • Get Lost in Stunning Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park
  • Spend a night in the Vibrant City of Glasgow

Stirling, Central Scotland

Wallace Monument, Stirling, Central Scotland

Cairngorms National Park, Central Scotland

Pitlochry, Central Scotland

Balmoral Castle, Cairngorms, Central Scotland

Ben Nevis, Highlands

Glencoe, Highlands

Steall Waterfall, Glen Nevis, Highlands

You Can Add Or Subtract Days To/from This Vacation Package - Contact Us For A Custom Quote!

     

2024 LOW SEASON

Available Dates

Nov, Dec

ON SALE! From $2,478 $2,278 per person

2024 MID SEASON

Available Dates

Oct

ON SALE! From $2,798 $2,598 per person

2024 HIGH SEASON

Available Dates

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

ON SALE! From $3,168 $2,968 per person

2025 LOW SEASON

Available Dates

Jan, Feb, Mar

ON SALE! From $2,518 $2,318 per person

2025 MID SEASON

Available Dates

Apr, May, Oct, Nov, Dec

ON SALE! From $2,602 $2,402 per person

2025 HIGH SEASON

Available Dates

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

ON SALE! From $3,326 $3,126 per person

Your Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • 5 nights Authentic Accommodations

TRANSPORTATION

  • Automatic Rental Car

DINING OPTIONS INCLUDED

  • 5 Full Scottish Breakfasts 

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Entrance to Stirling Castle
  • Blair Athol Distillery Tour
  • Entrance to Blair Castle
  • Loch Ness Cruise

POINTS OF INTEREST

  • Explore the Stunning White Walls of Blair Atholl Castle
  • Discover the Natural Beauty of Cairngorms National Park
  • Balmoral Castle - the Queen's Official Scottish Residence
  • Hike Glen Nevis Gorge to Breathtaking Speall Waterfall
  • Marvel at the History & Scenery of Glenfinnan & Glencoe
  • Get Lost in Stunning Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park
  • Spend a night in the Vibrant City of Glasgow

Prices Based On

  • Prices are per person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing 1 room.
  • All Taxes & Fees Included
  • 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.

"Amazing Ireland Guided Vacation"

Lindsay S.

topardisewithlove.com

Jorie, I can't thank you enough for all your help, answering all my 50 million questions and also reassuring me that Ireland would be amazing. When switching my group from Egypt to a different destination, I was so flustered and not confident in where to go, but it was so easy to sell into the group. I have to say, Ireland was not necessarily at the top of my list, but oh my gosh, it is now! You and Authentic do an AMAZING job when it comes to Ireland!

My group literally cannot stop talking about our trip and they ALL loved it. The hotels were amazing. Aghadoe and Glenlo literally took the spotlight. Our guide Seamus was phenomenal and our driver Ian was so funny. We all had such a good time! Even with the other 2 couples that were on the trip. I really can't think of one flaw or hiccup.. everything was so seamless and perfect. I think it was some long days driving for some, but ultimately I think everyone knew that it was inevitable to see all of the beauty of Ireland. The bus was so nice and it was nice that it was roomy enough for us all to spread out. Again, I can't really think of one thing that I was 'ehh..'. It was all so amazing!

Again, I can't thank you enough.

"This Guided Vacation far exceeded my wildest dreams"

Lorraine M.

Dear Jen, thank you for all your assistance and patience with our Ireland vacation. This is my lifetime dream. Elegant and fabulous tour. The best guide and bus driver. Small, lovely. This trip far exceeds my wildest dreams. Seamus is witty, well informed and an excellent guide.

"Trip to London and Scotland"

Kathie S.

Agency

My clients LOVED their trip to London and Scotland. They really enjoyed the hotels that Authentic Vacations recommended, especially the Rembrandt. Thank you!

"The entire Ireland trip was a dream"

Jennifer B.

Jackson, NJ

Ellie booked our dream vacation for a total of 15 days to Ireland. We did a self-driving tour with a car rental starting and ending in Dublin. We traveled the entire coastline staying 1 or 2 nights at each hotel. The places arranged for us got better and better each night, ending with our last night in a castle built in 1101. The entire trip was a dream. All the recommendations made to us by Ellie were spot on! I can not wait to work with her again. We plan on returning in a couple years with our adult children. I would definitely use Authentic Vacations again for any trip I plan on taking overseas.

"Great trip in Ireland & Scotland"

Tena

Ireland/Scotland trip was a great trip planned with our group and Jorie. We thoroughly enjoyed each city we visited in both countries. All our hotels were very nice but as older adults, I would advise to pack light which is hard to do if your visit is extended but we had to climb stairs in several places. My favorite thing in both countries are the people. Everyone was so friendly and inviting at hotels, restaurants and local sites. We felt completely safe and comfortable. I would agree with other travelers that driving is stressful for both driver and passengers especially in Ireland where the roads are extremely narrow with rock walls on each side. Next trip will include staying in certain cities with tours out. JerPoint Park in Ireland was a favorite of our group of 4. Authentic Vacations plans, reservations and communications were first rate.

"Wonderful Scottish and Irish adventure"

James

South Carolina

Lauren, thank you for putting together a wonderful Scottish and Irish adventure. In many unexpected ways it indeed was an adventure that we will remember forever. So sincere thanks. Despite a glitch in St Andrews your team's recovery actually made St Andrews the highpoint of our trip. Staying at Rusacks overlooking the first tee and eighteenth green of the old course was awesome. All the Hotels were first rate. Experiences - awesome The Clontarf Castle is an awesome way to the trip. Well done y'all.  Big city stays - We all felt like we could have used an extra day in the larger cities. They all had a story to tell, and we just had enough time to scratch the surface. Self-drive - while less expensive alternative, the person doing the driving misses out on a lot in transit, while the passenger's white knuckle thru the driver's learning process. Also, the roads in Scotland and Ireland are no joke.  Would recommend it is worth it to hire a private chauffer driver or go Small Guided for sure.

"Scotland Birthday Trip"

Michelle

Agency

Adina, I'm following up on my client's train/whiskey tour/ birthday trip to Scotland in October. They had a wonderful time! The whiskey tour day was their favorite, made extra special by their driver Alec who was a superstar. My client's boyfriend is a real train enthusiast. They enjoyed all the train trips, and Nick was like a child on the Jacobite train. Thanks so much for your help with this trip. You clearly know Scotland and planned a very nice route with some unique requirements. I greatly appreciate your expertise and attentive service. I look forward to working with you again in the future. An early Happy Holidays!

"Memorable Trip in Italy"

Loryl

Fort Thomas, KY

Amber, I received this email from my client Mrs. R this morning - I love being able to share these with you all :).

"Loryl, WOW! What a wonderful trip we had in Italy! Thank you for helping make this trip so memorable. We have so many wonderful memories that we will cherish forever. It was a trip of a lifetime. Thank You!  I guess we need to start thinking about our next trip. "

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