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Scotland

Loch an Eilein Castle sits on an island in Loch an Eilein A little boy tries his hand at archery while a teacher and his father watch Hills line the shores of Loch Ness on a cloudy day A family of 5 with girls in their early teens walks alongside the wall of an ancient Scottish ruin 4 Adventurers paddle 2 canoes past Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness Several Highland “coo” cows stand in a field The majestic Floors Castle sits perched atop a grassy plateau
Loch an Eilein Castle sits on an island in Loch an Eilein
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Discover the majesty of Loch an Eilein Castle nestled among the beauty of Cairngorms National Park.
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Roam the rugged Highlands, boat across Loch Ness and explore ancient castles, all with Scotland's lush landscape providing a magical backdrop to your adventure.

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Edinburgh

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Accommodations: Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian

Medieval swords on display hanging on the wood panels of a castle wall

Royal Yacht Britannia

After breakfast at the hotel, get ready for a Red Carpet Welcome and private tour of the former royal yacht of the British monarch, Queen Ellizabeth II. Enjoy a fresh scones and coffee reception on the Royal Deck Tea Room and discover what life was like on board Her Majesty’s floating Royal residence.

The Palace of Holyroodhouse*

A Blue Badge Guide leads you on a tour of the royal palace, which is the Queen of England's official residence in Edinburgh. Over the centuries, great events at Holyroodhouse have shaped the fates of England, Scotland and France.

Royal Mile Walking Tour and The Statue of Greyfriar’s Bobby

While taking a walking tour of the Royal Mile en route to Edinburgh Castle, make a stop at the Statue of Greyfriars Bobby, the renowned Skye Terrier. According to legend, this adorable pooch spent 14 years until his death guarding the grave of his owner. The story of Greyfriars Bobby was so remarkable that Walt Disney Productions turned it into a movie in 1961!

Lunch On Your Own

Take a break from your walking tour and dine with your friends and family at one of the many restaurant options nearby. Ask your Blue Badge Guide and Adventure Guides for recommendations.

Tour of Edinburgh Castle

Continue with your Blue Badge Guide to Edinburgh Castle. There, take in the resplendent views of the city and explore the castle’s massive fortifications. Revel in the remarkable takes of royal intrigue surrounding the wars for Scottish independence told by your local expert.

Evening in Edinburgh and Dinner On Your Own

Edinburgh is rich in history and eye-catching architecture. Stroll the Royal Mile, the commercial center of Old Town, and hear the lilting melody of the Scottish brogue in passing conversations. You're sure to fall in love with this charming city as you explore the shops, restaurants and historic buildings of Lawnmarket and High Street. Ask your Adventure Guides to recommend the perfect place to have a family dinner.

*Holyroodhouse Palace may be closed on some dates in June due to Elizabeth, Queen of England, being in residence. In the event the Palace is closed, a tour of St. Giles Cathedral and the Thistle Chapel will be featured.