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Begin this extraordinary adventure in Scotland’s breathtaking capital, Edinburgh. Explore winding medieval streets, Old and New Town, Holyrood Palace, ancient architecture, and the renowned Edinburgh Castle, perched on a dormant volcano. Next up is Inverness, capital city of the Highlands. From Bronze Age Clava Cairns, to atmospheric Culloden Battlefield (last stand of the Jacobites), and historic distilleries, this city invites you to step back in time. 

Inverness also has a flourishing culinary scene, the Victorian Market, and Inverness Castle.  Stroll the banks of River Ness, and cross the suspension bridge to the Ness Islands.  Pure peace. Head south back to Edinburgh, and you’re in Stirling, a small city with major historical attractions and spectacular scenery.  Explore the National Wallace Monument and nearby Loch Lomond plus the Trossachs National Park. Gorgeous!

PLAN AND BOOK

Included Unique Activities

  • Edinburgh Secrets of the Mile Walking Tour
  • History Tour of Edinburgh Castle
  • Entrance to the Culloden Battlefield
  • Loch Ness Cruise
  • Entrance to Stirling Castle
Secrets of the Royal Mile & Edinburgh Castle

Secrets of the Royal Mile & Edinburgh Castle

Culloden Battlefield Visitor Center Admission

Culloden Battlefield Visitor Center Admission

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

Accommodations

2 Nights

Exclusive Peaceful Hotel

2 Nights

4-Star Landmark Luxury

2 Nights

Preferred Warm Luxury B & B

Transportation and Guides

  • Meet, Greet & Private Transfer on Arrival
  • Automatic Rental Car

Meals Included

  • 6 Authentic Scottish Breakfasts to start your day

Points of Interest

  • Spend Two Nights in Captivating Edinburgh
  • Explore the Stunning White Walls of Blair Atholl Castle
  • Discover the Natural Beauty of Cairngorms National Park
  • Stay in Inverness - The Capital of the Highlands
  • Travel the Length of Mysterious Loch Ness
  • Sample Scotch Whiskey in the Speyside Triangle
  • Get Lost in Stunning Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park
  • Marvel at Stirling Castle & The Wallace Monument

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Central Scotland

Edinburgh, Central Scotland

Camera Obscura, Edinburgh, Central Scotland

Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh, Central Scotland

Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, Central Scotland

Old Town Edinburgh, Central Scotland

Edinburgh Castle, Central Scotland

The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Central Scotland

UNESCO World Heritage sites

Old Town Edinburgh

Old Town Edinburgh

Forth Bridge, Queensferry

Forth Bridge, Queensferry

2024 LOW SEASON

Available Dates

Nov, Dec

ON SALE! From $2,598 $2,398 per person

2024 MID SEASON

Available Dates

Sep, Oct

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

2024 HIGH SEASON

Available Dates

Jun, Jul, Aug

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

2025 LOW SEASON

Available Dates

Jan, Feb, Mar

ON SALE! From $2,623 $2,423 per person

2025 MID SEASON

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Apr, May, Nov, Dec

ON SALE! From $2,728 $2,528 per person

2025 HIGH SEASON

Available Dates

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

ON SALE! From $2,938 $2,738 per person

Your Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • 6 nights Accommodation – From 5-Star Hotel to Luxury Guesthouse

TRANSPORTATION

  • Meet, Greet & Private Transfer on Arrival
  • Rental Car

DINING OPTIONS INCLUDED

  • 6 Authentic Scottish Breakfasts to start your day

INCLUDED UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Edinburgh Secrets of the Mile Walking Tour
  • History Tour of Edinburgh Castle
  • Entrance to the Culloden Battlefield
  • Loch Ness Cruise
  • Entrance to Stirling Castle

POINTS OF INTEREST

  • Spend Two Nights in Captivating Edinburgh
  • Explore the Stunning White Walls of Blair Atholl Castle
  • Discover the Natural Beauty of Cairngorms National Park
  • Stay in Inverness - The Capital of the Highlands
  • Travel the Length of Mysterious Loch Ness
  • Sample Scotch Whiskey in the Speyside Triangle
  • 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.

"The whole experience exceeded my expectations"

Jan Crawford

Colorado Springs

This was our first trip to Ireland as well as our first Authentic Vacations trip. We recently completed the "12 night Soul of Ireland" trip as a you-drive. I have to say that the whole experience exceeded my expectations!! The entire experience from the initial booking to the completion of the trip was outstanding! The stress-free aspect of letting someone else plan and make reservations and deal with details (that we used to do ourselves) made the entire trip so much more enjoyable. Each hotel we were booked into was an exceptional experience (including comfort, service and quality). The additional excursions that were included were wonderful as well. I'm now looking at a trip to Scotland in the future. I'll look forward to working with our awesome agent, Amber, again. She was fabulous! Thank you!!

"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!

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