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For a Scotland vacation that truly has something for everyone look no further than this ever-popular eight-night Authentic Scotland Tour from Authentic Vacations.

Begin your Scotland stay with a tour of Edinburgh's historic highlights, including the Victorian Scott Monument, iconic Edinburgh Castle, and The Palace of Holyrood House, Queen Elizabeth II's official Edinburgh residence. Take in the ancient artifacts on display at the National Museum of Scotland, tour the famous Royal Yacht Britannia, and take some time to pay a visit to the Queen Mother's Memorial Garden at the Royal Botanic Gardens, before leaving the city to journey north to Inverness.

En route to Inverness, make a pit-stop in the pretty Victorian town of Pitlochry, where you can take a tour of the Blair Athol Distillery and visit nearby Cairngorms National Park. Included in your Inverness stay is a visit to Culloden Battlefield, site of the final bloody battle of the 1745 Jacobite Rising. Further Inverness highlights include a visit to the Speyside 'Whiskey Triangle' for a tour of some of Scotland's finest whiskey distilleries.

Day five of your Authentic Scotland Tour sees you take a Loch Ness Cruise en route to Fort William, home to a multitude of must-see Scottish highlights. If you are looking for adventure, then Fort William, known as the 'Outdoor Capital of the UK,' is the place to be. Complete the five-mile climb to the summit of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain, take in the stunning views on offer at the Steall Waterfall, and visit the Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous due to its role in the Harry Potter movies.

The final stop on your Scottish adventure is the city of Stirling, where visits to Rob Roy's Grave and beautiful Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park await. Once in Stirling, take some time to explore the city's medieval highlights, including Stirling Castle, one time residence of Mary, Queen of Scots. Other Stirling highlights include the site of the Battle of Bannockburn, the famous Wallace Monument, and nearby Doune Castle, which has featured in TV shows such as 'Outlander' and 'Game of Thrones.'

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Included Unique Activities

Edinburgh Small Group City Tour

Edinburgh Small Group City Tour

Culloden Battlefield Admission

Culloden Battlefield Admission

Circular Loch Ness Cruise

Circular Loch Ness Cruise

Stirling Castle Admission

Stirling Castle Admission

Accommodation

2 Nights

Brooks Hotel

2 Nights

Lynver Guesthouse

2 Nights

Myrtle Bank Guesthouse

2 Nights

West Plean House

Transportation

  • Automatic Rental Car, including Insurance & Unlimited Mileage

Points of Interest

  • Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Mile & Holyrood Palace
  • White Walls of Blair Castle & Blair Atholl Distillery
  • Stunning Cairngorms National Park
  • Mysterious Loch Ness
  • Culloden & Bannockburn Battlefields
  • Historic Glencoe & Glenfinnan
  • Steall Waterfall & Towering Ben Nevis
  • Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park
  • Stirling Castle & The Wallace Monument

National Museum of Scotland, Scotland

The Royal Mile, Scotland

Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland

Holyrood Palace, Scotland

Royal Yacht Britannia, Scotland

Gilmerton Cove, Scotland

Camera Obscura, Scotland

Low Season

Available Tour Dates

Jan - Mar '19 | Nov - Dec '19

From $1,398 per person

Mid Season

Available Tour Dates

Apr - May '19 | Sep - Oct '19

From $1,498 per person

High Season

Available Tour Dates

June - August '19

From $1,498 per person

Your Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • 2-nights in a Central Edinburgh Hotel
  • 6-nights in Authentic Scottish Guesthouses

TRANSPORTATION

  • Rental Car with Manual Transmission, including Insurance & Unlimited Mileage

DINING OPTIONS

  • 8 Full Scottish Breakfasts

INCLUDED UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Edinburgh Small Group City Tour
  • Entrance to the Culloden Battlefield
  • Loch Ness Cruise
  • Entrance to Stirling Castle

POINTS OF INTEREST

  • Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Mile & Holyrood Palace
  • White Walls of Blair Castle & Blair Atholl Distillery
  • Stunning Cairngorms National Park
  • Mysterious Loch Ness
  • Culloden & Bannockburn Battlefields
  • Historic Glencoe & Glenfinnan
  • Steall Waterfall & Towering Ben Nevis
  • Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park
  • 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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What an amazing trip! Michelle was amazing at assisting in the planning. Our hotels were amazing. The recommended itinerary suited exactly what my family and I wanted to experience on our trip to Ireland. I would definitely utilize Authentic Vacations again!

"Driving through history"

Ed

Edmonton

We had an excellent trip. Absolutely no problems with bookings that Donna arranged. Driving Ireland and seeing it at your own pace lets you stop to admire ruins not normally on a tour. Only thing we would do differently is upgrade the car. As someone who enjoys driving I regret not having something a little more sporty!

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William

We talked to Lainie about what we were looking for. She listened to our wishes offering suggestion and developed our plan. We got exactly what we were looking for. Made sure we were happy and answering a million questions. We couldn’t be happier. Thank you Lainie !

"An epic solo road trip!"

Anthea Ong

Singapore

Just want to say a big thank you to Anna Wilgenbursch for all her help and patience in supporting my free and easy solo road trip across Ireland, chasing writers poets and thin places. The bed and breakfast choices were fantastic. I don't usually go through an agent to help with booking accommodation etc. but I had little to do so myself so am glad that I had Anna to take that load off me. I appreciate too that Anna was on WhatsApp with me and very responsive. I felt very supported. Thank you.

"Ireland birthday trip"

Stephanie Stutz

Minnesota

Josi was an immense help. From the beginning with her planning based on our wishes and prompt replies we felt very confident everything was covered. And it was! beautiful locations great suggestions for sites to see we could not have been more pleased with the whole Adventure. It was so nice to have all the reservations set and the car rental covered it made the whole experience stress free. I will definitely reach out to Josie for my next vacation.

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Peter L Pavlina

Boston

Great trip thanks to Michelle's great work!

"Ireland Vacation"

Jessica Brewer

St. Cloud

We had a FABULOUS vacation! Jacoya was great to work with. Highly recommend!

"Dream Vacation!"

Emma

Coronado

Our trip to Ireland was an absolute dream! Thank you, Tam, for taking the time to create a personalized, affordable trip for us. I highly suggest using Tam at Authentic Vacations to plan your trip to Ireland! You will have the time of your life! :)

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