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Stay at the finest hotels and explore legendary Scotland on this Luxury Scotland Tour.  Begin in classic Edinburgh, founded in the 12th century, with its medieval lanes, Georgian homes, and extraordinary castle.  Next is Inverness, with the Highlands on her doorstep. Fort William, known for dramatic hills, iconic film locations, and distilleries is a gem. Finally, the stunning Perthshire countryside welcomes you to witness history.

From boutique 5-Star Hotels to a 19th century Baronial Mansion, experience luxurious and authentic lodgings. Celebrate quintessential Scotland with a platinum whisky tour in Edinburgh, then discover the capital with a guide. Sample elegant Macallan's with an intimate tasting—watch for Nessie on your Loch Ness cruise. If travelling between mid-May & October, you’ll ride on the world-famous Jacobite Steam Train, immortalized as Harry Potter's “Hogwarts Express.” Highland splendor, glorious castles, and captivating historical sites are yours on this Royal Scotland Tour.
 

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Included Unique Activities

  • Meet & Greet on Arrival
  • Secrets of the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle Tour
  • Platinum Scotch Whisky Experience
  • Macallan 'Six Pillars' Scotch Whisky Tour & Tasting
  • Inspiration Cruise on the Storied Waters of Loch Ness
  • Jacobite Steam Train Ride 1st Class - Often Cited as the World's Finest!
Secrets of the Royal Mile & Edinburgh Castle

Secrets of the Royal Mile & Edinburgh Castle

The Scotch Whisky Experience Platinum Tour

The Scotch Whisky Experience Platinum Tour

Inspiration Loch Ness Cruise

Inspiration Loch Ness Cruise

Jacobite Steam Train / Hogwarts Express - First Class Roundtrip

Jacobite Steam Train / Hogwarts Express - First Class Roundtrip

Meet & Greet Private Airport Transfer - Edinburgh

Meet & Greet Private Airport Transfer - Edinburgh

Culloden Battlefield Admission

Culloden Battlefield Admission

Stirling Castle Admission

Stirling Castle Admission

Accommodation

2 Nights

Caledonian by Waldorf Astoria

2 Nights

Ness Walk Hotel

2 Nights

Inverlochy Castle

1 Night

Cromlix Castle Hotel

Transportation

  • Private Transfer on Arrival at Edinburgh Airport to your Downtown Hotel
  • Choice of Luxury Rental Car or Private Chauffeur upon leaving Edinburgh

Dining Options

  • 7 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 & Glenfinnan
  • Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park
  • Stirling Castle, Bannockburn & The Wallace Monument

Cawdor Castle, Inverness, Highlands

Culloden Battlefield, Inverness, Highlands

The Black Isle, Inverness, Highlands

Pitlochry, Central Scotland

Blair Castle, Pitlochry, Central Scotland

Cairngorms National Park, Central Scotland

Glenfinnan, Highlands

Glencoe, Highlands

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Luxury Rental Car Transportation

From $3,998 per person

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Private Chauffeur Transportation

From $6,298 per person

Your 2021 Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • 5-nights at Scotland's most Luxurious 5-Star Hotels
  • 2-nights at a World-Famous 19th Century Baronial Mansion

TRANSPORTATION

  • Private Transfer on Arrival at Edinburgh Airport to your Downtown Hotel
  • Choice of Luxury Rental Car or Private Chauffeur upon leaving Edinburgh

DINING

  • 7 Full Scottish Breakfasts

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Meet & Greet on Arrival
  • Secrets of the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle Tour
  • Platinum Scotch Whisky Experience
  • Macallan 'Six Pillars' Scotch Whisky Tour & Tasting
  • Inspiration Cruise on the Storied Waters of Loch Ness
  • Jacobite Steam Train Ride 1st Class - Often Cited as the World's Finest!
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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The six of us truly enjoyed our 12-day family vacation, and appreciated the planning effort and support we received from Authenticvacations. Everything went smoothly. Renting cars and driving on the left side of very narrow roads in Ireland may not be for everybody, but we had drivers with prior experience in our group and for us it worked out great. We are looking forward to planning more trips in the future. Thanks Michaela.

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