The Lothians and Highland Tour
Indulge yourself with our unique Lothians and Highland Tour and experience for yourself the rugged beauty of our beautiful Highland landscape.
- Per Person (Group of 7)
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 a deer
Highlands Tour Schedule
Our Scotland expert and professional historian, Dr Alison Duncan, picks you up from your hotel at 9:30 am. If there are more than seven people in your party, please get in touch with us first, using our contact page and we can give you a quote.
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’re 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.
Then, you’re 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.
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.
After Culross it’s back to the car and you’re whisked to the Highlands and the village of Killin through the glorious Trossachs national park.
You stay the night at the Killin Hotel near Loch Tay, a wonderful countryside hotel that has that authentic Scottish feel and provides 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 with stunning vistas and a journey that is redolent with Scottish history.
At Fort William, you’re 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, it’s back to your hotel in Edinburgh, fulfilled after a magical two days. This is a magical multi-day tour of Scotland and the Highlands from Edinburgh.
Prices per head start at £329 for a party of seven people. 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 all admissions.
You can pay the full amount now or just pay a 10% deposit and we will invoice you for the remainder one month before the tour.
Book your tour today. It will make a life-long impression on you.