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Follow in the footsteps of Mary, Queen of Scots, with this Scotland travel experience. You’ll visit sites that played a role in Mary’s life, plus filming locations for the movie, Mary Queen of Scots. Two places of particular importance are Glencoe and Blackness Castle. You’ll also have access to seventy top Scotland attractions, including must-see castles.

Discover the locations that were central to Mary’s life. These include Linlithgow Palace, where she was born; Edinburgh Castle, where she gave birth to James VI; Holyrood Palace, her official residence; Lochleven Castle, where she was imprisoned; Stirling Castle, where she was crowned at nine months; and Callander House, the home of her guardian. This is the ideal experience for anyone who is interested in the intrigue, people, and power plays of Scotland’s rich history.

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Included Unique Activities

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

14 Day Explorer Pass

14 Day Explorer Pass

A Taste of Edinburgh Food Tour

A Taste of Edinburgh Food Tour

Lochleven Castle via Boat

Lochleven Castle via Boat

Evening of Music and Whisky

Evening of Music and Whisky

Inspiration Loch Ness Cruise

Inspiration Loch Ness Cruise

Accommodation

2 Nights

Exclusive Peaceful Hotel

1 Night

Relaxing Castle Stay

2 Nights

4-Star Landmark Luxury

1 Night

4-Star Victorian Hotel

1 Night

4-Star Elegant Historic Hotel

Transportation

  • Meet & Greet with Private Transfer on Arrival
  • Automatic Compact Car Rental for Your Time Outside of Edinburgh - Includes Insurance, Unlimited Mileage & All Taxes

Points of Interest

  • Spend Three Nights in Captivating Edinburgh
  • Visit Linlithgow Palace - Birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots
  • See Stunning Edinburgh Castle - Birthplace of Mary's Son, James VI
  • Revel in the History and Scenic Splendor of Glencoe - Filming Location for Mary Queen of Scots
  • Explore the Unspoiled Landscape of Cairngorms National Park
  • Visit Callander House - The Home of Mary's Guardian, Alexander Livingston
  • Stay in Inverness - The Capital of the Highlands
  • Stop by the National Museum of Scotland - View a Rich Selection of Objects Associated with Mary
  • Discover Unique History at Stirling Castle - Where Mary Was Crowned Queen of Scots at Just 9 Months Old!

Loch Leven, Kinross, Central Scotland

Falkland Palace & Gardens, Highlands

Blair Athol Distillery, Pitlochry, Central Scotland

Culloden Battlefield, Inverness, Highlands

Cairngorms National Park, Central Scotland

Loch Ness, Highlands

Fort Augustus, Highlands

Urquhart Castle, Highlands

Low Season

Available Tour Dates

Jan - Mar | Nov - Dec

From $1,798 per person

Mid Season

Available Tour Dates

Apr - May | Sep - Oct

From $1,948 per person

High Season

Available Tour Dates

June - August

From $2,538 per person

Your 2021 Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • 6 Nights in Unique & Boutique 4-Star Accommodations
  • 1 Night in an Authentic 5-Star Scottish Castle

TRANSPORTATION

  • Meet & Greet with Private Transfer on Arrival
  • Automatic Compact Car Rental for Your Time Outside of Edinburgh - Includes Insurance, Unlimited Mileage & All Taxes

DINING OPTIONS

  • 7  Full Scottish Breakfasts 

INCLUDED UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Secrets of the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle Tour
  • Historic Explorer Pass - Includes Entrance to Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle, Linlithgow Palace, Blackness Castle and many more historic attractions along your route!
  • Guided Food Tour of Old Town Edinburgh
  • Loch Levan Castle Tour (seasonal April to Oct)
  • An Evening of Music and Whiskey in Inverness (seasonal April 15th to Oct 21st )
  • Inspiration Loch Ness Cruise

POINTS OF INTEREST

  • Spend Three Nights in Captivating Edinburgh
  • Visit Linlithgow Palace - Birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots
  • See Stunning Edinburgh Castle - Birthplace of Mary's Son, James VI
  • Revel in the History and Scenic Splendor of Glencoe - Filming Location for Mary Queen of Scots
  • Explore the Unspoiled Landscape of Cairngorms National Park
  • Visit Callander House - The Home of Mary's Guardian, Alexander Livingston
  • Stay in Inverness - The Capital of the Highlands
  • Stop by the National Museum of Scotland - View a Rich Selection of Objects Associated with Mary
  • Discover Unique History at Stirling Castle - Where Mary Was Crowned Queen of Scots at Just 9 Months Old!
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! This tour has a solo supplement price of US$998.

"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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