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4-Day Scottish Castles Experience Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh

Feel like a lord or lady as you wander through castles and manor houses. Stride ancient battlefields like a sword-wielding Highlander. And relive Scotland’s history defining moments of conceit and treachery as you listen to your driver-guide’s epic tales.

On this tour, you’ll join the ranks of esteemed history lovers while you travel over sea, loch, and glen. You visit Scotland’s most impressive castles, tower forts, and palaces. And you even get a chance to take a boat trip and visit Scotland’s highest whisky distillery.

This tour is your ticket into Scotland’s medieval past and royal history.

per adult from

$880

NZD

Duration

4 days

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  • What's included :
    • Accommodation included: 3 nights
    • 3 nights en-suite accommodation in a B&B or 3-star Hotel (breakfast included)
    • Professional driver guide
    • Transportation by top of the range 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach (small groups max 16 passengers)
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop off
    • Meals and refreshments
    • Admission fees
    • Entry/Admission - Falkland Palace & Garden
    • Entry/Admission - Dunnottar Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Castle Fraser Garden & Estate
    • Entry/Admission - Crathes Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Brodie Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Fyvie Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Culloden Battlefield
    • Entry/Admission - Dalwhinnie Distillery
    • Entry/Admission - Loch Leven National Nature Reserve

  • Day 1: Edinburgh - St. Andrews - Dunnottar Castle - Aberdeen

    Pass By: 6 Waterloo Place Rabbie's Cafe Bar, Edinburgh EH1 3EG Scotland
    Check-in 15 mins prior to departure and meet with your driver guide.

    Stop At: Falkland Palace & Garden, 11 miles north of Kirkcaldy, Falkland KY15 7BY Scotland
    The palace was the countryside home for many of the Stuart royalty. They would make use of the woodland areas in the vicinity to hunt.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Dunnottar Castle, Stonehaven AB39 2TL Scotland
    This is the archetypical Scottish castle. Mystrerious, ruined, and beautiful.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Aberdeen.

    Day 2: Royal Deeside Area - full day touring

    Stop At: Castle Fraser Garden & Estate, Sauchen AB51 7LD Scotland
    Stand before one of the largest tower houses in the land. Dating from the 15th century, Castle Fraser is a fabulous place to soak up the atmosphere of old Scotland and its colourful stories. Enjoy panoramic views and discover quirky features such as secret staircases, hidden trapdoors, a spy hole and a wooden leg.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Crathes Castle, Crathes, Banchory AB31 5QJ Scotland
    Crathes Castle is every inch the classic Scottish tower house, and a fantastic day out for all the family! Discover a labyrinth of cultural history, from portraits and antique furniture to painted ceilings. Explore the famous garden and enjoy a walk through the wider estate.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Aberdeen.

    Day 3: Fyvie Castle - Brodie Castle - Culloden - Forres

    Stop At: Brodie Castle, Off A96 20 Miles East of Inverness, 4 Miles West of Forres, Forres IV36 2TE Scotland
    A 16th century mansion that belonged to the Brodie Clan until 1980. And Culloden moor is the resting place of those lost in the final land battle to have taken place in Great Britain.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Fyvie Castle, Turriff, Fyvie AB53 8JS Scotland
    A magnificent fortress in the heart of Aberdeenshire, Fyvie Castle’s 800-year history is rich in legends, folklore and even ghost stories. Discover the amazing collection of antiquities, armour and lavish oil paintings. Stroll around the picturesque loch, or visit the restored glass-roofed racquets court and ice house.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre, Culloden Moor IV2 5EU Scotland
    Visit the powerfully moving site of the final Jacobite Rising – the last and most harrowing pitched battle to be fought on British soil. Explore the interactive visitor centre, view fascinating artefacts from both sides of the confrontation, and experience the battle in their immersive surround cinema.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Forres.

    Day 4: Dalwhinnie Distillery - Loch Leven Castle - Edinburgh

    Stop At: Dalwhinnie Distillery A885 Highland Village, Dalwhinnie PH19 1AA Scotland
    Dalwhinnie is the highest Distillery in Scotland and takes its waters right from the source of the River Spey.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Loch Leven National Nature Reserve, Kinross KY13 8EU Scotland
    In the middle of the Loch you find Lochleven Castle, a late 14th-century tower, which was the setting for the most traumatic year in the life of Mary Queen of Scots.

    You can enjoy a boat ride over to the island and explore at your own leisure before we return back over the Firth of Forth to Edinburgh.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Edinburgh Bus Station, Edinburgh EH1 3DX, UK
    Departure Time :
    8:45 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age for travel on this tour is 5 years
    • Please note: you will be required to choose between either a 3-star Bed and Breakfast or 3-star hotel at time of booking
    • Booking three or more people: we can accommodate up to 8 guests in a group, please add each required room to your basket separately
    • When booking three or more people, efforts will be made to book a combination of suitable rooms (double/twin/family). Preferences should be noted upon booking in the Special Requirements section
    • Family rooms are limited and may be available on request. Maximum of 2 Adults and 1 child in one room. Family rooms for 2 adults and 2 children are not available
    • Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • • Face coverings are mandatory and must always be worn. • Infrared thermometer temperature check during check-in for tour. Passengers with temperature readings above 38 degrees will not be able to travel for health and safety reasons. • Simple Covid-19 health questionnaire upon arrival.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 22 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 21 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

8

Organised by Rabbies Trail Burners

Activity ID: V-2250P88

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