Dr Alison Duncan
We offer a wonderful motorised two-day Lothians and Highland tour below which you can book directly from our site but if you have different ideas for a motorised tour please feel free to use the contact page to get in touch with us and give us an idea of what you want. For example you may want a tour of longer duration and/or to cover different locations. We will be pleased to get back in touch with you and offer you a quotation.
We can visit locations throughout Scotland and alternative attractions e.g. a whisky distillery for a tasting. Or, perhaps you would like to take a ride upon the 'Harry Potter train' i.e. the magnificent Jacobite steam train (places are very limited on the train - please contact us well in advance). Or maybe you would like to see sites associated with the Outlander television series.
The sky is the limit!
Just give us an idea of what you want, how many days you want and the size of your party. Let us sort out the details.
Indulge yourself with our unique Lothians and Highland Tour and experience for yourself the rugged beauty of our beautiful Highland landscape.
As the poet Robert Burns had it....
My heart’s in the Highlands, my heart is not here;
My heart’s in the Highlands a chasing the deer
Alison will pick you up from your hotel at 9.30am. Then you will be whisked off in our Mercedes. If there are more than three in your party we will provide a prestige MPV with lots of room for luggage. If there are more than eight people in your party, please get in touch with us first, using our contact page.
Sit back in glorious comfort as Alison plays you Scottish music to get you into the mood as you drive to your first attraction.
You will be taken to the magnificent Rosslyn Chapel which was founded in 1446. Rosslyn Chapel has stood on its exposed site for well over 550 years – a tribute to the skills and craftsmanship of its original builders.
This chapel has been the subject of theories concerning a connection with the Knights Templar and the Holy Grail, and Freemasonry. It was prominently featured in this role in Dan Brown's bestselling novel The Da Vinci Code (2003) and its 2006 film adaptation.
Rosslyn Chapel - featured in The Da Vinci Code
Then you will be driven to Norton House, for a delicious lunch. Norton is a fabulous country hotel that used to be one of the family homes of Stuart Usher (the founder of Edinburgh Guided Tour).
Suitably refreshed, it's off to the beautiful Linlithgow Palace, one of the principal residences of the Scottish monarchs in the past, and the birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots. You can walk the steps to the top of the towers and enjoy stunning views including the nearby loch often brimming with wildfowl.
Linlithgow Palace - birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots
After Linlithgow it's off to Culross, a marvellously atmospheric and historic fishing village on the opposite side of the Forth. Endlessly photogenic. It was used for locations in the TV series Outlander. You may also like to take coffee / cake there.
The beautiful village of Culross
After Culross it's back to the car and you will be whisked to the Highlands and the village of Killin through the glorious Trossachs national park.
You will stay the night at the Killin Hotel near Loch Tay, a wonderful countryside hotel that has that authentic Scottish feel and will provide a lovely evening meal.
The next morning, after breakfast, visit Killin Falls; a renowned beauty spot and a lovely place to take photos.
Then it's off to Fort William through the Pass of Glencoe; stunning vistas and a journey that is redolent with Scottish history.
The village of Glencoe neath the clouds
At Fort William you will be taken up the mountains in the Ben Nevis range gondola....panoramic views and splendid photographic opportunities.
After a stop for lunch it is then back through Glencoe and a visit to the Glencoe folk museum. A quirky, little museum which shows the past working lives of Highland Scots.
Then it's on to Stirling to visit Stirling Castle, one of the largest and most important castles in Scotland, both historically and architecturally.
Finally you will be taken back to your hotel in Edinburgh, fulfilled after a magical two days.
There a range of prices from £370 per head, if you are in a party of 8 people, up to £2,750, if you are travelling alone. See the booking form for full details. The price includes the cost of your guide for the two full days (the historian Dr Alison Duncan), your travel costs, your hotel costs and the cost of admissions.
Book your tour today. It will make a life-long impression on you.