THE CULTURAL AND NATURAL WONDERS OF NORWAY & ICELAND

Discover legendary cities that bask in history, Highland scenery, and unique Scottish culture. Arrive in Edinburgh, and spend two nights in Scotland's ancient capital. From Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace, to the unique two-tiered Victoria Street, charming and picturesque Edinburgh is a vision. Next, head north to Inverness for two nights.  This city is the capital of Scotland's wild Highlands and near Loch Ness.  It is cosmopolitan with a big heart.  

From Inverness, you’ll wind south along the banks of Loch Ness and spend two nights near Fort William, im the highlands. From here, consider an authentic experience on the mystical Isle of Skye. Spend your last two nights in historic Stirling, the scene of Scottish heroism, drama, and intrigue! 

PLAN AND BOOK

Included Unique Activities

  • Meet & Greet on Arrival
  • Secrets of the Royal Mile & Edinburgh Castle Tour
  • Culloden Battlefield Entrance
  • Loch Ness Cruise
  • Stirling Castle Entrance
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

Culloden Battlefield Visitor Center Admission

Culloden Battlefield Visitor Center Admission

Circular Loch Ness Cruise

Circular Loch Ness Cruise

Stirling Castle Admission

Stirling Castle Admission

Accommodations

2 Nights

Central Grassmarket Hotel

2 Nights

4-Star Landmark Luxury

2 Nights

Quiet Highland Luxury 4-Star Retreat

2 Nights

Preferred Warm Luxury B & B

Transportation and Guides

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

Meals Included

  • 8 Full Scottish Breakfasts

Points of Interest

  • White Walls of Blair Atholl Castle
  • Cairngorms National Park
  • The Mysterious Loch Ness
  • Culloden & Bannockburn Battlefields
  • The Isle of Skye
  • Steall Waterfall
  • Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park
  • Stirling Castle & The Wallace Monument

Old Town Edinburgh, Central Scotland

Edinburgh Castle, Central Scotland

The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Central Scotland

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Central Scotland

Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh, Central Scotland

Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, Central Scotland

Camera Obscura, Edinburgh, Central Scotland

Forth Bridge, Queensferry, 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

From $2,998 per person

2024 MID SEASON

Available Dates

Oct

From $3,398 per person

2024 HIGH SEASON

Available Dates

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

From $3,738 per person

2025 LOW SEASON

Available Dates

Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec

From $3,148 per person

2025 MID SEASON

Available Dates

Apr, May, Oct

From $3,326 per person

2025 HIGH SEASON

Available Dates

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

From $3,925 per person

Your Price Includes

TRANSPORTATION & ACCOMMODATION

  • 8-nights from 4-Star City Hotel to Luxury Guesthouse
  • Meet & Greet with Private Transfer on Arrival
  • Automatic Rental Car

DINING OPTIONS INCLUDED

  • 8 Full Scottish Breakfasts

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Meet & Greet on Arrival
  • Secrets of the Royal Mile & Edinburgh Castle Tour
  • Culloden Battlefield Entrance
  • Loch Ness Cruise
  • Stirling Castle Entrance

Prices Based On

  • 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.
  • 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.

"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. "

"Trip of a lifetime in Ireland"

Cathryn

Jennifer, I want to thank you for planning and arranging our wonderful vacation in Ireland. Everything was easy Peezy as my granddaughter would say. The hotels were all beautiful, each one was uniquely different and beautiful. We enjoyed each and the food was enjoyable. We enjoyed all the extra goodies. We were not able to take either sea cruise as the weather canceled the trips. The best decision we made was to have a guide /driver. Martin was an absolute wonder. I wanted to bring him home with us. He saw to every detail and was extremely entertaining to boot. His recommendations were spot on to our interests. I think he knows everyone in Ireland. The car was super too. The back seats were massage chairs. How cool can you get? As a great extra the Owner of Screebe House bought two of my paintings and commissioned two more. Again, many thanks for the trip of a lifetime.

"Two-week trip to Ireland and Scotland"

Wanda

Our vacation was wonderful we had a great time on our two-week trip to Ireland and Scotland. Jorie helped us plan our trip, she worked hard to include all the places we wanted to see and selected some great adventures for us to enjoy along the way. We truly loved Ireland, the countryside the beautiful sights and the flowers blooming everywhere made our visit one to remember for sure. 

"Wonderful Anniversary Trip in Ireland"

Tim

Hi Jorie, Rose and I had a wonderful time in Ireland! We couldn’t believe how well everything worked out and the locations selected for our stays were excellent. We really loved the Country House and Abbyglen Castle.  The staff at Abbbyglen Castle were so nice and made our anniversary evening wonderful! We had no idea there was so much aviation and radio history in Clifden! As for the other locations they were all first-rate as well. We went to the “Man O’ War” Pub for dinner our last night in Ireland. It was a great recommendation. The atmosphere, hospitality, and food were awesome. Again, thank you for helping to set up a wonderful trip which we will never forget. 

"All of my clients had only positive feedback"

Kelly

Mesa, AZ

This was my first time using Authentic Vacations. I worked with Ellie, and she knocked it out of the park! Every detail with transfers, trains, boutique hotels, castles, private tours and fantastic client feedback will keep me coming back! I had 5 vacations with varied budgets this past month. All of my clients had only positive feedback. Emails and phone correspondence were quickly answered, which can make or break my decision to partner with someone. If you are looking for a destination expert, AV will not disappoint! Thank you for making me look like a rockstar, Ellie and AV!!

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