Journey deep into the Heart of Scotland, beginning in ancient Edinburgh.  Walk the cobbled streets, and discover Edinburgh Castle, classic Georgian neighborhoods, and Holyrood Palace.  Next is Inverness, gateway to the Highlands, and cruising Loch Ness.  Consider a day trip to the breathtaking Isle of Skye.

Spend your final night in historic Stirling, the scene of Scottish heroes, villains, and intrigue. Some particular highlights include the Royal Yacht Britannia, Blair Atholl Castle, Cairngorms National Park for wildlife, Culloden & Bannockburn Battlefields, Loch Ness, Cawdor and Urquhart Castles, the Isle of Skye Glenfinnan, Glencoe, Loch Lomond, Trossachs National Park, and Stirling Castle.  The secret heart of Scotland is yours.

Included Unique Activities

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

Inspiration Loch Ness Cruise

Inspiration Loch Ness Cruise

Stirling Castle Admission

Stirling Castle Admission

Accommodation

2 Nights

Norton House Hotel

2 Nights

Kingsmills Hotel

2 Nights

The Lovat Hotel

1 Night

Stirling Highland Hotel

Transportation

  • Meet & Greet with Private Transfer on Arrival
  • Compact Rental Car with Automatic Transmission

Points of Interest

  • 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
  • Visit the Famous & Historic Culloden Battlefield
  • Stroll Through The Romantic Gardens of Cawdor Castle
  • Enjoy a Gentle Hike around Picturesque Glen Nevis
  • Get Lost in Stunning Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park
  • Marvel at Stirling Castle & The Wallace Monument

Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, Central Scotland

Pitlochry, Central Scotland

Blair Athol Distillery, Pitlochry, Central Scotland

Cairngorms National Park, Central Scotland

Loch Ness, Highlands

Urquhart Castle, Highlands

Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, Central Scotland

The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Central Scotland

Low Season

Available Tour Dates

Jan - March &  Nov - Dec

 From $1,238 per person

Mid Season

Available Tour Dates

April, May & Oct 

From $1,498 per person

High Season

Available Tour Dates

June - September

From $2,058 per person

Your 2021 Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • 7 nights Unique Scottish Accommodation 

TRANSPORTATION

  • Meet & Greet with Private Transfer on Arrival
  • Compact Rental Car with Automatic Transmission

DINING OPTIONS

  • 7 Authentic Scottish Breakfasts

INCLUDED UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Secrets of the Royal Mile Walking Tour
  • Loch Ness Cruise
  • Entrance to Stirling Castle

POINTS OF INTEREST

  • 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
  • Visit the Famous & Historic Culloden Battlefield
  • Stroll Through The Romantic Gardens of Cawdor Castle
  • Enjoy a Gentle Hike around Picturesque Glen Nevis
  • 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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