Scotland

Edinburgh

Sightseeing

Sedan 1‑3 paxLuxury Seday 1‑3 pax Minivan 1‑6 paxMinibus 1‑8 pax

Half Day City

Scotland’s most iconic city, Edinburgh has been the seat of it Kings and Queens for centuries. On this 4 hour tour, explore its living royal legacy. The tour begins at Holyrood Palace, the Scottish royal residence since its construction in 1678, still used yearly by the British Monarch. Its rooms showcase the style of the Stewart Monarchs both as Scottish and later English royals, Including the apartments of Mary, Queen of Scots. Located adjacent to the palace is the Scottish Parliament Building, a somewhat controversial but fascinating work of Post-modern architecture. Stretching up through old town Edinburgh is the Royal Mile, which leads to Edinburgh Castle. Situated on a volcanic promontory in the center of town, the castle’s walls rise straight from the rock face on three sides, with only the Royal Mile forming an accessible path. From the battlements one can take in astounding views of the town below, as well as the Firth of Forth estuary in the distance. 

4 hrs

$410 $455 $455 $520

Full Day City

Explore Scotland’s rich history through the streets of it capital on this 8 hour tour. Begin the day in the old town, with the Royal Mile. From the royal residence of Scotland at Holyrood Palace in the east to Castle Rock in the west, the road forms the heart of historic Edinburgh. Holyrood is an exquisite country manner, with interior finishes displaying the height of 17th century luxury. Next is the Post-modern complex of Scottish Parliament, followed by Canongate Kirk, resting place of economist Adam Smith. St. Giles Church dominates the final stretch of the Mile, its imposing gothic steeple dating from the 15th century. Admire the majesty of Edinburgh Castle, perched atop the cliffs of Castle Rock, and its panoramic views. Finish the day by crossing over to new town. Lying across a shallow valley, new town runs parallel to its counterpart, features modern shopping along Princes Street, and legendary bars and nightlife on Rose and George Streets. Finally, tour the city’s Georgian row houses, an iconic symbol of modern Edinburgh.  

8 hrs

$820 $905 $905 $1030

Full Day Trossachs, Loch Lomond

The central Scottish countryside has been at the center of folklore and tradition for centuries. Discover the enchantment and wonder of its hills, lakes, and valleys on this 8 hour tour package. Start in the town of Stirling. The city’s strategic location was the impetus for the massive Stirling Castle, a 16th century royal stronghold overlooking the town. In the distance, a 19th century Gothic tower rises from the forest to honor William Wallace. Continue to Callander, the famous “Gateway to the Highlands,” and into the Trossachs, a medley of lochs, streams, and forested glens immortalized in Sir Walter Scott’s Rob Roy. Finish the day at Loch Lomond, the largest lake in Scotland. In addition to its breathtaking scenery, the lake is famous as the subject of the eponymous Scottish folk song. 

8 hrs

$1030 $1120 $1120 $1245

Full Day Burns country

Scotland claims one of the world’s greatest literary heritages, and perhaps no author within it is as celebrated as Robert Burns. Responsible for many works in the Scots language, and also for celebrated poetry in English, Burns is considered the national poet of Scotland. Head west from Edinburgh and begin the day at Burns Cottage. The simple home was where Burns was born, and is now part of a museum. Tour the countryside of Ayrshire, where the Burns family moved from town to town during Robert’s formative years, and where the scenery evokes the romantic spirit of his poetry. Finish with Culzean Castle. Although unrelated to Burns’ legacy, the spectacular seaside estate has a rich history of its own, and its towers and gardens make up one of the region’s most notable landmarks. Its ancestral owners, when granting the estate to the Scottish government, famously specified that its upper apartments be given to Dwight D. Eisenhower, to honor his service as Allied Commander in WWII. The eventual U.S. President would holiday there, including while in office.

8 hrs

$1030 $1120 $1120 $1245

Full Day Border Country

In the English literary tradition, the borderlands between England and Scotland represent a favorite setting of romantic authors. Sir Walter Scott, perhaps the most important of these, provides the inspiration through both his life and work, for this 8 hour tour package. Journey south from Edinburgh to explore the rolling hills and valleys of the borderlands. Those familiar with the author’s works will feel their imaginations run wild over the enchanting countryside, while others will no doubt appreciate its natural beauty all the same. Visit Abbotsford House, Scott’s country estate, which he styled personally with relics and artifacts from Scottish ruins. Nearby is Melrose Abbey, ruined today but witness to many critical events in medieval Scotland, and holds the buried heart of King Robert the Bruce. Finally, conclude the day with a visit to Traquair House, an aristocratic residence steeped in the lore of Scotland’s turbulent history, rich in natural scenery, and even featuring its own brewery.

8 hrs

$1030 $1120 $1120 $1245

Transfers

Sedan 1‑2 paxLuxury Sedan 1‑2 pax Minivan 1‑6 paxMinibus 1‑8 pax
Airport - Hotels $160 $185 $185 $245
Rail Station - Hotels $160 $185 $185 $245
Glasgow Airport $380 $445 $445 $560
Prestwick Airport $620 $680 $680 $775
Edinburgh - Gleneagles $380 $445 $445 $560
Edinburgh - St. Andrews $445 $500 $500 $595
Edinburgh - Turnberry $690 $805 $805 $920

Inverness

Sightseeing

Sedan 1‑3 paxLuxury Sedan 1‑3 pax Minivan 1‑6 pax

Full Day Western Highlands

The full majesty of Scotland and its rich traditions can only be truly felt in the Highlands. With this 8 hour day trip from Inverness, visit some of their most famous sites. Inverness itself is considered the capital of the highlands region, and is the northernmost true city in the U.K. Heading south, drive the shores of the infamous Loch Ness, whose natural beauty and charm are often overshadowed by the legendary Loch Ness Monster. Although widely accepted as a hoax, the town of Drumnadrochit nonetheless offers tours of the lake to see the creature. Continue west to reach Scotland’s coast at the romantically ruined castle at Eilean Donan. Up the road is the charming seaside village Kyle of Lochalsh, with its bridge to the Isle of Skye. Finally, return to Inverness and the east coast via Muir of Ord, a traditional highlands village.

8 hrs

$785 $850 $830

Transfers

Sedan 1‑2 paxLuxury Sedan 1‑2 pax Minivan 1‑6 pax
Airport or Hotel $165 $220 $205
Rail station-Hotels $145 $195 $190
Inverness - Edinburgh $930 $1040 $1040
Inverness - Glasgow $1070 $1305 $1240

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