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Spend nine exceptional days discovering the heart of Scotland. From ancient cities and charming villages, to Highland beauty and mystic islands, this is an unforgettable journey. Arrive in Edinburgh for two nights in Scotland's legendary, medieval capital. Head north to Inverness, cosmopolitan capital of the Highlands, and enjoy Perthshire and Cairngorms National Park.


Your next overnight stop offers more glorious scenery on the Isle of Skye, called “Cloud Island,” by the Norse. In Fort William, hike to gentle waterfalls and fall under the heroic spell of Glencoe and Glenfinnan. Finish your Scotland travels with a night in vibrant Glasgow, one of the most exciting cities in the world. 

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Included Unique Activities

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

Culloden Battlefield Admission

Circular Loch Ness Cruise

Circular Loch Ness Cruise

Accommodation

2 Nights

Exclusive Peaceful Hotel

2 Nights

Luxury Art-Deco Hotel

2 Nights

Cozy Traditional B & B

2 Nights

Stunning Historic Lodging

1 Night

Stylish Heart of City Hotel

Transportation

  • Meet & Greet with Private Transfer on Arrival
  • Rental Car - Includes Insurance, Unlimited Mileage & All Taxes

Points of Interest

  • Soak up the Scenic Beauty & Charm of Pitlochry & Perthshire
  • Discover the Natural Splendor of Cairngorms National Park
  • Stay in Inverness - The Capital of the Highlands
  • Visit Scotland's 'Whisky Triangle' in Speyside
  • Travel the Length of Mysterious Loch Ness
  • Marvel at Spectacular Eilean Donan, Urquhart & Cawdor Castles
  • Explore Dramatic Scenery and Unique Cultire on the Isle of Skye
  • Take a Gentle Hike to Picturesque Steall Waterfall
  • Tour Stunning Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park
  • Enjoy Fantastic Shopping, Dining & Nightlife in Glasgow

Speyside, The Whisky Triangle, Elgin, North East

Cawdor Castle, Inverness, Highlands

Culloden Battlefield, Inverness, Highlands

The Black Isle, Inverness, Highlands

Glenfinnan, Highlands

Glencoe, Highlands

Steall Waterfall, Glen Nevis, Highlands

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow, Central Scotland

Low Season

Available Tour Dates

Jan - March &  Nov - Dec

 From $1,799 per person

Mid Season

Available Tour Dates

April, May & Oct 

From $1,899 per person

High Season

Available Tour Dates

June - September

From $2,099 per person

Your 2021 Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • 9 nights Accommodation – From Boutique City Hotel to Guesthouse!

TRANSPORTATION

  • Meet & Greet with Private Transfer on Arrival
  • Rental Car - Includes Insurance, Unlimited Mileage & All Taxes

DINING OPTIONS

  • 9 Full Scottish Breakfasts 

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

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

Prices Based On

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

"California Getaway/Wedding"

HOWARD N.

NY

After the cancelation of our Ireland trip, we were supposed to do just as everything closed down, I thought we would never get away. It took a while to get things figured out with this company but in the end, they came through and help me plan a trip to California. The hotels were perfect and everything else went as planned. Thanks, Lauren for helping us figure this all out.

"Worth The Wait - Birthday In Ireland"

Jennifer S.

IN

After two reschedules due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, we were thrilled to finally be able to make it to Ireland. It exceeded our wildest expectations. From quaint seaside B&Bs to a night in a castle to lovely boutique hotel, we had a varied and beautiful experience. We loved the ability to modify our itinerary as we went so that we could discover things on our own time. But, the planned pre-booked events all worked out flawlessly. Couldn’t Recommend Michele more. She helped us select a location for a return Covid PCR test and was available for any questions.

"Fantastic 46th Anniversary In Ireland"

Ed & Marie C.

Florida

Finally, after postponing our trip twice due to COVID-19 we were finally on our way! Michelle, our Authentic Expert, was fantastic & everything was perfect! Our hotels were magnificent & everything was in order. We had absolutely no issues.


After our 3 nights stay at the luxurious Shelbourne, we set out for the following for a magnificent, unforgettable 12 days with Jimmy. We traveled 2058km through Galway, Connemara, Derry, Bushmills, Belfast, Trim & back to Dublin.


The highlights of the trip, besides the grand Jimmy, were the Wild Atlantic Coast, Connemara area, and the coast of Antrim which was absolutely incredible, some of the most beautiful scenery we have ever seen. The bonus was Jimmy’s audible historic narrations throughout our trip. We consider Jimmy a friend & will keep in touch.


Succinctly stated the only way to see Ireland is bypass. Having a personal driver was the only way to travel Ireland.


Ashford Castle was beyond our expeditions! So elegant and absolutely beautiful! The spa is a must. Walking the ground was stunning! I did the Hawk walk! I had my own Hawk, walked through the woods & let him go, a few minutes the Hawk flew back & landed on my arm. I cannot say enough about this experience. Afternoon Tea was certainly a must!


All the hotels recommended by Authentic Vacations were a very high standard.

"Hawaii Honeymoon & Birthday"

Kristy S.

7

Considering All, and COVID messing up a Scottish trip. Hawaii was lovely. Although the Hotel had troubles with their book keeping and no meals (continental breakfasts) were served due to Covid mandates. We did enjoy the place and getting a room on the water side with a lanai was key. Otherwise you would have a view of a parking lot or local road. Lots of wild roosters crowing around 3am. Very rustic and local.

"Great Birthday in Alaska"

Lori B.

Bend oregon

Authentic vacations did a wonderful job on planning my trip. I was in the middle of nowhere Alaska. Other than the Northern Lights no-showed to the party, everything was great.

"Wonderful Ireland Vacation"

DeLane V.

Sylacauga

Another wonderful trip to Ireland from Authentic Vacations! We'll soon start planning trip number 3.

"Amazing Anniversary trip In Ireland"

Erin B.

Seattle

This was such an amazing trip. We had to do very little because Amanda did all the work for us. Our accommodations were great and the sight seeing she planned was incredible. Ireland is a beautiful country and I am so glad everything was so simple.

"Everything about this trip was perfect"

Mary S.

Red Hook, NY

Absolutely perfect! From the moment we landed in Dublin we knew we were in good hands. Our drivers were great; our accommodations were perfect; navigating from town to town was extremely easy. It was everything we hoped for and more. In fact, we are already planning to return to the beautiful country of Ireland. Lisa took care of everything, even our covid test appoints for re-entry into the United States. She is truly a professional and I recommend her highly.

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