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On this 6-Night Scotland tour, you'll enjoy the very best of Scotland. Arrive in Edinburgh, and spend two nights in Scotland's bustling & historic Capital. From Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace, to the unique two-tiered Victoria Street, charming and picturesque Edinburgh quite literally has it all! Next, strike north for two nights in Inverness - The Capital of Scotland's Magnificent Highlands - located just north of Loch Ness. Spend your last two nights in the City of Stirling, whose stout walls have witnessed millennia of war, drama and intrigue. Highlights include: The Royal Yacht Britannia, Blair Atholl Castle, Cairngorms National Park, the Speyside Whiskey Triangle, Loch Ness, Cawdor & Urquhart Castles, Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, Stirling Castle and much, much more!
Included Unique Activities
Secrets of the Royal Mile & Edinburgh Castle
Culloden Battlefield Admission
Circular Loch Ness Cruise
Stirling Castle Admission
Meet & Greet Private Airport Transfer - Edinburgh
2 NightsBonham Hotel
The Bonham is a beautiful 4-star boutique hotel in the very heart of Edinburgh’s bustling West End. Designed as city-centre townhouses by John Lessels in the late 19th century, the property now houses 49 uniquely decorated and relaxing guestrooms. The Bonham has been lauded as one of Edinburgh’s most stylish hotels, and you will certainly see this for yourself as you enjoy an upbeat contemporary atmosphere blended within the timelessness of a Victorian townhouse. Distinctive features can be seen throughout the hotel, including a remarkable crimson spiral sofa at Reception or the original Edwardian copper bath found within one of the superior rooms. The Bonham also boasts a permanent art collection that features the works of numerous local Scottish artists. Not to mention the countless city highlights just on your doorstep, the Bonham Hotel is sure to impress no matter the occasion.
Every room at the Bonham Hotel has benefited from refurbishment in 2018. Classic textiles and design can be found throughout to beautifully reflect the Victorian flavors of the original townhouses. Now sporting a dazzling collection of Chandeliers, new bathrooms, and restored furnishings, the original wood paneling and cornices have not been lost.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Hypnos Beds & Soft Bed Linens
- Complimentary WiFi Internet Access
- Flat-Screen TV
- Mini Fridge
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Eco Boutique Toiletries
- Iron & Board
- Trouser Press
- 24-hour Room Service
Restaurant at the Bonham:
Established as one of Edinburgh’s finest eateries, Restaurant at the Bonham boasts an innovative menu of European fare with a Scottish twist, all using the highest quality local ingredients and artisan producers. Head Chef Chris MacDiarmid has expertly crafted dishes that will leave you wanting more, and indeed, dinner is served every night while a quick bite can be enjoyed for lunch from Wednesday to Sunday. The staff at Restaurant at the Bonham are committed to providing the very best dining experience, and look forward to welcoming you.
On The Map: Edinburgh is located in the southeast of Scotland. Edinburgh is well served by a good network of roads and motorways, including the M8 from Glasgow to the west, and A68 from Newcastle, England to the southeast.
Edinburgh knows how to welcome travelers with grace and charm. She also knows how to kick up her heels and enjoy a nice shot of Scotch Whisky after a festival. The hill that Edinburgh Castle stands upon has been Scotland’s remarkable silent witness since the Bronze Age. Today her streets are filled with cutting-edge galleries and museums, tributes to the love of literature and music, fine cuisine, quirky shops, theater, and an extravagance of festivals. Four ancient streets, called the Royal Mile, are the main thoroughfare. Running through medieval Edinburgh with her 66 alleys, tumbling shops, cobblestones, and tight homes the Royal Mile takes you to New Town. Here you’ll stroll through fine gardens, perfect Georgian architecture and broad squares. The mix of time, while lost in time, is a heady brew. There may be no finer city than Edinburgh Scotland, to participate in the gifts of the past with an eye to a brilliant future.
2 NightsLynver Guesthouse
Lynver Guesthouse is a brisk 10-minute walk from Inverness city centre, the capital of Scotland’s renowned Highlands. Offering two spacious and modern guestrooms in a detached villa, Lynver allows guests to fully immerse themselves in the city culture. Popular sites such as the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Inverness Castle, and Saint Andrew’s Cathedral are a short drive from their doorstep. Every modern amenity is available to meet the needs of all, whether visitors should be looking for a fun abode within the city, or a convenient hub from which to explore the surrounding countryside and sites such as Loch Ness and Culloden Battlefield. Lynver Guesthouse has proudly earned a 4-star Gold rating from Visit Scotland, and is excited to continue welcoming guests to their lovely property with excellence and genuine Scottish hospitality.
Lynver Guesthouse’s exclusive rooms are designed to provide the utmost in modern comfort and relaxation. Overlooking the back patio and front gardens, both bedrooms boast spacious quarters, tasteful décor and full central heating.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Complimentary WiFi Access
- Digital TV with Freeview Channels and DVD Player
- Radio Alarm Clock
- Magazines & Tourist Information
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Mini Fridge
- En-suite Bathrooms, with Large Modern Showers
- Wide Range of Toiletries
Breakfast is served each day in Lynver’s bright and airy dining room, typically between 8.00am – 9.00am. Hosts Michelle and Brian are happy to accommodate dietary needs per prior arrangement, and have a wonderful selection of continental and full dining options available. Guests are urged to try their wildly popular Scottish Breakfast, complete with sausages, bacon, eggs, black pudding, tomato, and mushrooms. A delicious array of alternatives can also be made to order from the menu, using fresh local produce whenever possible. An eye for detail and mouthwatering dishes that go above and beyond the standard breakfast fare have earned Lynver Guesthouse the prestigious “Taste Our Best” award from Visit Scotland.
The City of Inverness
On The Map: Inverness is located on Scotland's central northern coast. The town is accessed via the A9 road from the southeast (Cairngorms National Park), A82 from the southwest (Loch Ness) , and A96 from the northeast (Speyside, Whisky Country)
Inverness is the true capital of the Highlands, and with 50,000 people, it is one of Scotland’s fastest growing cities. It is also one of the Highland’s oldest settlements. All roads still lead to the Highland’s center, Inverness. It feels like a compact town, but it has the bustle and air of a lovely city. Let your imagination run wild, and take a ghost tour led by an 18th century ghost, complete with period costume. Expect to hear tales of the city’s blood-chilling past, including ghosts, witches, murders, and spells! Stroll along the River Ness, or cruise on the Moray Firth, searching out bottlenose dolphins. It is very peaceful, especially if you’ve just been ghost-hunting... The River Ness flows through Inverness, and salmon fishermen come during the summer, even where the river runs right through the city’s center. High above the city is Inverness Castle, a unique Victorian built of red sandstone. Just below the castle is the museum and Art Gallery which runs exhibitions and workshops for kids. The main shopping area fans out from there in three directions, and includes a lively gathering place where pipers and other musicians get together and make music.
2 NightsWest Plean House
West Plean House
- Tea & Coffee Hospitality Tray
Points of Interest
Speyside, The Whisky Triangle, Elgin, Scotland
Cawdor Castle, Scotland
Culloden Battlefield, Scotland
The Black Isle, Scotland
Blair Castle, Scotland
Cairngorms National Park, Scotland
Battle of Bannockburn, Scotland
Available Tour Dates
Jan - Mar | Nov - Dec
From $1,258 per person
Available Tour Dates
Apr - May | Sep - Oct
From $1,398 per person
Available Tour Dates
June - August
From $1,458 per person
Your Price Includes
- 6 nights Accommodation – From Boutique City Hotel to Local Guesthouse
- Meet, Greet & Private Transfer on Arrival
- Rental Car including Insurance, Unlimited Mileage & All Taxes
- 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.
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