This lovingly handcrafted Scotland tour is sure to create a lasting love affair between you and this beautiful country. Upon arrival in Edinburgh, collect your automatic rental car and head for your elegant manor house accommodations. En route, visits to Linlithgow Palace, set in its own park (and an Outlander filming location), and The Kelpies at Helix Park, the largest equine sculptures in the world, are a must. On Day Two you’ll enjoy a small group city tour of incredible Edinburgh, discovering its stories, secrets and sights. Wending your way through the captivating countryside to your next luxury accommodation on Day Three, perhaps stop for a hike in the UK’s largest national park, Cairngorms. Picturesque Pitlochry is home to the Blair Athol Distillery, which offers a variety of visitor tours. Another distillery, widely considered the prettiest in of all Scotland, is an easy stop on Day Four.
 
Visiting the Culloden Battlefield, the site of the final Jacobite Rising, and the extraordinary Cawdor Castle, dating back to the late 14th century, are also recommended stops. On Day Five, it’s time to loch and load (the boat), for an inspirational Loch Ness cruise aboard the aptly named Inspiration. You’ll have the opportunity to search for Nessie via sonar and see the stunning Urquhart Castle—including time to take a tour before or after your cruise. Day Six sees you in the shadow of Ben Nevis, the tallest mountain in the UK, when you visit Fort William. Access the mountain track from the visitor centre in nearby Glen Nevis (a filming location for Braveheart and the Harry Potter movies) or meander along the High Street, indulging in local shops and cafes. The Glenfinnan Viaduct, aka the “Harry Potter bridge”, is a stunning sight nearby. Round out your Scotland vacation on Day Seven with a visit to Stirling Castle, admission included, and learn the fascinating history behind this former childhood home of Mary Queen of Scots. Follow the story of Sir William Wallace at The National Wallace Monument and discover nature at Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. On Day Eight, it’s soraidh (Scottish Gaelic farewell) to Scotland, until your heart leads you back.
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Included Unique Activities

  • Historic Small Group Tour of Edinburgh City
  • Loch Ness Cruise
  • Entrance to Stirling Castle
Historic Edinburgh Small Group Tour

Historic Edinburgh Small Group Tour

Inspiration Loch Ness Cruise

Inspiration Loch Ness Cruise

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle

Accommodation

2 Nights

Norton House Hotel

2 Nights

Kingsmills Hotel

2 Nights

The Lovat Hotel

1 Night

Culcreuch Castle Hotel

Transportation

  • Compact Rental Car with Automatic Transmission

Dining Options

  • 7 Breakfasts - Authentic Scottish Breakfast Included Every Morning!

Points of Interest

  • Explore the Stunning White Walls of Blair Atholl Castle
  • Discover the Natural Beauty of Cairngorms National Park
  • Stay in Inverness - The Capital of the Highlands
  • Travel the Length of Mysterious Loch Ness
  • Visit the Famous & Historic Culloden Battlefield
  • Stroll Through The Romantic Gardens of Cawdor Castle
  • Enjoy a Gentle Hike around Picturesque Glen Nevis
  • Get Lost in Stunning Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park
  • Marvel at Stirling Castle & The Wallace Monument

The Kelpies, Scotland

Blackness Castle, Scotland

Linlithgow Palace, Scotland

The Royal Mile, Scotland

Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

Holyrood Palace, Scotland

Princes Street, Scotland

Pitlochry, Scotland

Low Season

Available Tour Dates

Jan - Mar | Nov - Dec

From $1,148 per person

Mid Season

Available Tour Dates

Apr - May, Oct

From $1,398 per person

High Season

Available Tour Dates

June - September

From $1,448 per person

Your Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • 7 nights Accommodation – From Boutique City Hotel to Ancient Castle
  • Spend a Night at Beautiful Culcreuch Castle

TRANSPORTATION

  • Compact Rental Car with Automatic Transmission

DINING OPTIONS

  • 7 Breakfasts - Authentic Scottish Breakfast Included Every Morning!

INCLUDED UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Historic Small Group Tour of Edinburgh City
  • Loch Ness Cruise
  • Entrance to Stirling Castle

POINTS OF INTEREST

  • Explore the Stunning White Walls of Blair Atholl Castle
  • Discover the Natural Beauty of Cairngorms National Park
  • Stay in Inverness - The Capital of the Highlands
  • Travel the Length of Mysterious Loch Ness
  • Visit the Famous & Historic Culloden Battlefield
  • Stroll Through The Romantic Gardens of Cawdor Castle
  • Enjoy a Gentle Hike around Picturesque Glen Nevis
  • Get Lost in Stunning Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park
  • Marvel at 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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East Leroy

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This specially designed package designed for myself and my granddaughter by Anastasia was perfect! Everything from the rental car to the B & B's and hotel was splendid! The food at our lodging areas was superb!! I needed to contact our customer representative, Anastasia, while we were in Ireland. She responded quickly and it was on the weekend! You cannot ask for better service than that, in my opinion!!! I will definitely book with this company again!!!

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Beth

My traveling companions and I were over the moon with excitement upon going to Ireland!!! Michaela, our travel agent, was tremendous in planning the trip according to our hopes and dreams and budget. Our lodging in Enis, County Clare, was a beyond our expectations, so lovely, comfortable and cozy. It was so nice to come home too after our day travels. Ireland is beautiful and stole my heart.

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Our first trip to Ireland could not have been more beautiful or amazing. Alaina went above and beyond to make our trip wonderful for us on very short notice. She assisted with unexpected issues on the fly and found us places with air conditioning, which is not easy. Our 7 night vacation consisted of driving from Dublin and seeing the southern half of the Republic. Each place Alaina arranged for us to stay and each customized adventure was wonderful. We throughly enjoyed the people, culture and beauty. We celebrated our 28th Anniversary with our “dream” vacation. We look forward to our next vacation to see Northern Ireland!

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