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On this Scotland vacation, you'll experience the ultimate in opulence, including a luxury rental car or private chauffeur upon leaving Edinburgh.  Your lodging is near Edinburgh Castle.  From there, enjoy a platinum Scotch whisky tasting and a walking tour of medieval streets. North to Inverness, gateway to the Highlands, your retreat is idyllic, and you’ll cruise Loch Ness.

On the mystical Isle of Skye, or “Cloud Island,” explore soft moors and extraordinary sea cliffs. Onward to Oban, surrounded by miles of shoreline, your 5-star castle awaits—feel pampered here. A few miles north of Stirling, your Victorian mansion is the perfect base to discover the heroic and scenic heart of Scotland. This is the Scotland vacation you’ve always dreamed about.  

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Included Unique Activities

  • Meet & Greet on Arrival
  • Secrets of the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle Tour
  • Platinum Whisky Experience in Edinburgh
  • Inspiration Cruise on the Storied Waters of Loch Ness
  • Culloden Battlefield Admission
  • Stirling Castle Admission
The Scotch Whisky Experience Platinum Tour

The Scotch Whisky Experience Platinum Tour

Secrets of the Royal Mile & Edinburgh Castle

Secrets of the Royal Mile & Edinburgh Castle

Inspiration Loch Ness Cruise

Inspiration Loch Ness Cruise

Meet & Greet Private Airport Transfer - Edinburgh

Meet & Greet Private Airport Transfer - Edinburgh

Culloden Battlefield Visitor Center Admission

Culloden Battlefield Visitor Center Admission

Stirling Castle Admission

Stirling Castle Admission

Accommodation

2 Nights

Exclusive Peaceful Hotel

2 Nights

Luxury Riverside Hotel

2 Nights

Spectacular View Hotel

2 Nights

Ancient Castle Lodging

2 Nights

Exceptional Castle Hotel

Transportation

  • Private Transfer on Arrival at Edinburgh Airport to your Downtown Hotel
  • Automatic Rental Vehicle 

Dining Options Included

  • 10 Full Scottish Breakfasts

Points of Interest

  • Edinburgh Castle & Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Shop & Explore Edinburgh's 'Royal Mile'
  • Stunning Blair Castle and Cairngorms National Park
  • The Black Isle & Culloden Battlefield
  • Loch Ness & Picture-Perfect Urquhart Castle
  • Remarkable History & Scenery at Glencoe
  • McCaig's Tower & Castle Stalker near Oban
  • Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park
  • Rob Roy's Grave & The Charming Town of Callander
  • Stirling Castle, Bannockburn & The Wallace Monument

Pitlochry, Central Scotland

Blair Castle, Pitlochry, Central Scotland

Cairngorms National Park, Central Scotland

Loch Ness, Highlands

Urquhart Castle, Highlands

Eilean Donan Castle, Highlands

Castle Stalker, Argyll, Highlands

Fort William, Highlands

2023 LOW SEASON

Available Tour Dates

Jan, Feb, Mar

From $5,928 per person

2023 MID SEASON

Available Tour Dates

Apr, May, Nov, Dec

From $6,468 per person

2023 HIGH SEASON

Available Tour Dates

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

From $6,998 per person

2024 LOW SEASON

Available Tour Dates

Jan, Feb, Mar

From $5,928 per person

2024 MID SEASON

Available Tour Dates

Apr, May, Nov, Dec

From $6,468 per person

2024 HIGH SEASON

Available Tour Dates

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

From $6,998 per person

Your Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • 10 nights Authentic Luxury Accommodations

TRANSPORTATION

  • Private Transfer on Arrival at Edinburgh Airport to your Downtown Hotel
  • Automatic Rental Car

DINING OPTIONS INCLUDED

  • 10 Full Scottish Breakfasts 

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Meet & Greet on Arrival
  • Secrets of the Royal Mile & Edinburgh Castle Tour
  • Platinum Whisky Experience in Edinburgh
  • Inspiration Cruise on Loch Ness
  • Entrance to Stirling Castle
  • Culloden Battlefield Admission

Prices Based On

  • Prices are per person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing 1 room.
  • 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.
  • Traveling alone? No problem. Just ask us for a single supplement price.

"Italy Bucket List"

Dale

Wisconsin

We recently completed our trip to Italy after walking the Camiño de Santiago. The trip included Tuscany, Sicily, and Rome with a cruise to the Holy Land between Sicily and Rome. We worked with Naomi on the original planning and Joleen on the execution. Both were exceptional to work with and both are true professionals. Every facet of the trip, from transportation to billeting to excursions, was flawlessly planned and executed. We worked with Authentic Vacations for three trips this summer, Ireland, Scotland, and Italy we could not be more pleased with the service they provided us. Thank you!

"Girl's Dream Trip Of a Lifetime"

Elizabeth

California

We three Girls wanted a Dream trip of a Lifetime. We stayed for 12 Days and had our own Driver/Tour guide, who will forever be "Family" to us now. We stayed in three Castle Hotels and three other beautiful hotels. All accommodations were so different and unique in their own way. We ate our way through the Beautiful Irish countryside in mostly Pubs, suggested by our driver, Seamus. We were Never disappointed! We had the most wonderful stay we could have imagined, from larger cities to quaint towns we were treated so kindly and had a Blast! We shopped til we dropped, saw more than we could have ever guessed possible, and will have this vacation to remember and Cherish for the rest of our lives.  Thank you, Joleen, Thank you Authentic Vacations!

"Wales Vacation"

Carl

Massachusetts

We couldn’t have asked for a better trip! Our small group had a small luxury coach, and excellent accommodations, and Ian was an outstanding guide in every way! Graham was a wonderful driver who navigated the narrow country roads with great skill! Authentic Vacations gets our 5-star rating! Brian & Esther, MA.  Thank you, Jennifer, my agency will be using Authentic Vacations, again!

"Dream Trip to Emerald Isle"

Judy

CA

Michaela and Authentic Vacations, sharing a very positive review from my clients.   Thanks for always making me look so good. - Judy your travel advisor partner.


Hi Judy,


I think I speak for all of us when I say THANK YOU for the most wonderful Ireland trip we could have ever imagined! Each hotel and activity that Authentic Vacations selected for our stay was perfect and beyond our expectations. Our accommodations were well located, extremely comfortable, and even had great food in their restaurants! The breakfasts included were much larger than we remember typical Continental European breakfasts being. The Hawk Walk was a highlight of ours!  Our only added wish is that we would have had a full 2 weeks to fully enjoy what Ireland had to offer, and we were blown away by how nice and helpful ALL the Irish people we met were. Thank you again!!

"Anniversary Trip in Ireland"

Janet

Illinois

Because of the pandemic, we waited 2 1/2 years to finally begin our dream vacation. During that time Michaela reassured me over and over again and kept me up to date on all the Covid regulations. Our trip turned out to be a once-in-a-lifetime trip thanks to Michaela's attention to detail. I can't compliment her enough. I highly recommend this agency...Thank you so much!

"Renewal of Vows in Scotland"

Monique

Alberta Canada

Our trip was amazing. It was more than I hoped for!!!! We booked our Scotland trip pre-pandemic and were so excited to finally go in September 2022. Lonna made sure everything was perfect! From booking the cutest bed and breakfasts in Stonehaven, Skye, Fort William, and Inverness, to a castle stay in Airth. The experiences included in the trip were amazing.

She answered my numerous questions with patience, suggestions, and guidance. Thank you Lonna!!! I would absolutely book through Authentic Vacations again!

"Scotland Family Vacation"

Jill

California

Wow does not even begin to describe our trip to Scotland! Josi was the best planner and walked us through every little bit. When the queen died and it looks like we might miss one of our tours, she was on top of it and was able to reschedule it. Her extra suggestions were what made our trip over the top! With her expertise, we were able to see everything we asked for and then some. I will certainly use her and Authentic Vacations again. We are already thinking of where our next trip will be!

"Cousins Getaway to Ireland & Scotland"

Toni

Oregon

What a wonderful trip! We started planning our trip in 2019 for June 2020, but something happened to shut down the world!😅. Our original travel planner left the company, but Adina stepped in and took over and did a fantastic job. We experienced everything from quaint B &B’s to 5-star Castle hotels, the country, the city, and everything in between. It was well planned and our 15 days in Ireland and Scotland went without a hitch! Thank you, Adina, and Authentic Vacations. We will definitely use your company again when we go back!

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