Fyvie Castle | Scotland | United Kingdom
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Scottish Castles Uncovered - 4 days map

Discover some of Scotland's most impressive castles on this 4-day group tour beginning and ending in Edinburgh. Wander the walls and gardens of Falkland Palace and Dunnottar Castle, journey through the captivating scenery of Royal Deeside along with it's many historic castles, visit the solemn Culloden Battlefield, the site of the last battle on British soil, and taste the whisky of Cardhu Distillery, the first pioneered by a woman.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Guesthouse Prices/Dates
Hotel Prices/Dates

Trip Highlights

Falkland Palace - Discover this lavish castle with its picturesque gardens and home of the world's oldest tennis court
Dunnottar Castle - Visit this cliff-top fortress which is renowned as one of Scotland's most famous landmarks
Culloden - Explore this historic battlefield that was the location of the last battle fought on British soil
Royal Deeside - Marvel at the castles, rivers, mountains and moors of this beautiful region that is a favourite of the Royal Family
Blair Castle - Delve into this historic site with its room of 175 antlers and 9-acres of alluring gardens

Included

3 breakfasts
Escorted by a local driver-guide
Admission to Falkland Palace
Admission to Crathes Castle
Admission to Culloden Visitor Centre, Museum & Battlefield
Flavour journey tour and tasting at Cardhu Distillery
14kg luggage - see Trip Notes for details
3 nights simple guesthouse (hotel upgrade available)
Transportation in 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach with air-conditioning
Admission to Castle Fraser
Admission to Fyvie Castle
Admission to Blair Castle and Garden
All road tolls
Note: This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go.

Not Included

International flights & visas
Meals not specified in itinerary
Entry fees unless specified
Airport transfers (pick up and drop off information can be found in the Trip Notes)
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture!

Itinerary

Day 1

Edinburgh to Aberdeen

Edinburgh - St Andrews - Aberdeen. Departing from Edinburgh, our journey takes us north across the Queensferry Crossing into the historic Kingdom of Fife. Our first stop is Falkland Palace, originally a hunting lodge for Scottish kings before its transformation into a lavish residence. Here, you can tread the same courts as Mary Queen of Scots, who famously played tennis on the world's oldest tennis court. Explore the medieval village of Falkland, also featured in the TV series Outlander.

Continuing to St Andrews, enjoy lunch and wander the charming cobbled lanes and ancient university buildings.

In the afternoon, our journey north brings us to Dunnottar Castle, a dramatic cliff-top fortress renowned as one of Scotland's iconic landmarks. Capture stunning views and hone your photography skills before heading off for a night in Aberdeen.

Please note: Check-in closes at 08:30 (tour departs at 08:45) - Edinburgh Bus Station Pick Up, Gate J and Gate K, inside Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ
Overnight: Aberdeen

Day 2

Exploring Royal Deeside

Aberdeen - Royal Deeside - Aberdeen. Today, we delve into the enchanting Royal Deeside, renowned for its magnificent castles. Our first stop is Castle Fraser, a splendid example of Scottish baronial architecture. After exploring, we can wander through the picturesque 18th-century walled garden.

Next, we head to Ballater for lunch, a charming village with ties to the British royal family. In the afternoon, we visit Crathes Castle, a fairytale-like fortress with a pinkish facade and turrets. Explore the haunted halls and vibrant gardens at your leisure with stunning views of the castle amidst colorful blooms.

We return to Aberdeen for another night.
Overnight: Aberdeen  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Fyvie Castle and Culloden Battlefield

Aberdeen - Elgin - Nairn. Our journey north begins with a visit to the historic Fyvie Castle, boasting a rich history dating back to the 13th century and housing impressive collections of arms, armor, and tapestries. Continuing through picturesque scenery, we reach Elgin for lunch. History enthusiasts can admire the intricate carvings of a weathered Pictish stone on the grounds of the ruined Elgin Cathedral.

In the afternoon, we visit the solemn Culloden Battlefield, the site of the final Jacobite Rising. Pay homage to those who lost their lives in the tragic battle, the last fought on British soil.

Afterward, we travel to Nairn for our overnight stay.
Overnight: Nairn  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Return to Edinburgh

Nairn - Edinburgh. We journey south through Scotland's breathtaking scenery, beginning with a visit to Cardhu Distillery, the first pioneered by a woman, Helen Cumming, offering a taste of its rich and slightly fruity whisky.

Passing through Kingussie, we may pause for a quick photo at Ruthven Barracks before reaching Blair Castle. We explore this historic site, delving into the history of Mary Queen of Scots, admiring the ballroom adorned with 175 antlers, and strolling through the 9-acre Georgian garden.

Continuing through the lush landscapes of Perthshire, renowned for its remarkable woodlands, we take a break in one of the picturesque towns before returning to Edinburgh in the evening, crossing over the Firth of Forth.

Please note: This tour ends at 18:30 - Edinburgh Bus Station Drop Off, Gate J and Gate K, Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates are guaranteed with 2 travellers. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to all solo travellers, or if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room. Single Rooms can also be booked by any other person wanting the comfort and privacy of their own room.

2024
Twin Share
Single Room
05 Jul - 08 Jul 19% off
USD $1,315
USD $1,065
USD $1,455
USD $1,179
12 Jul - 15 Jul 19% off
USD $1,315
USD $1,065
USD $1,455
USD $1,179
19 Jul - 22 Jul 19% off
USD $1,315
USD $1,065
USD $1,455
USD $1,179
26 Jul - 29 Jul 19% off
USD $1,315
USD $1,065
USD $1,455
USD $1,179
02 Aug - 05 Aug 19% off
USD $1,315
USD $1,065
USD $1,455
USD $1,179
09 Aug - 12 Aug 19% off
USD $1,315
USD $1,065
USD $1,455
USD $1,179
16 Aug - 19 Aug 19% off
USD $1,315
USD $1,065
USD $1,455
USD $1,179
23 Aug - 26 Aug 19% off
USD $1,315
USD $1,065
USD $1,455
USD $1,179
30 Aug - 02 Sep 19% off
USD $1,315
USD $1,065
USD $1,455
USD $1,179
13 Sep - 16 Sep 19% off
USD $1,315
USD $1,065
USD $1,455
USD $1,179
20 Sep - 23 Sep 19% off
USD $1,315
USD $1,065
USD $1,455
USD $1,179
27 Sep - 30 Sep 19% off
USD $1,315
USD $1,065
USD $1,455
USD $1,179
04 Oct - 07 Oct 19% off
USD $1,275
USD $1,033
USD $1,415
USD $1,146
11 Oct - 14 Oct 19% off
USD $1,275
USD $1,033
USD $1,415
USD $1,146
18 Oct - 21 Oct 19% off
USD $1,275
USD $1,033
USD $1,415
USD $1,146
25 Oct - 28 Oct 19% off
USD $1,275
USD $1,033
USD $1,415
USD $1,146

Prices & Dates

Departure dates are guaranteed with 2 travellers. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to all solo travellers, or if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room. Single Rooms can also be booked by any other person wanting the comfort and privacy of their own room.

2024
Twin Share
Single Room
05 Jul - 08 Jul 19% off
USD $1,485
USD $1,203
USD $1,655
USD $1,341
12 Jul - 15 Jul 19% off
USD $1,485
USD $1,203
USD $1,655
USD $1,341
19 Jul - 22 Jul 19% off
USD $1,485
USD $1,203
USD $1,655
USD $1,341
26 Jul - 29 Jul 19% off
USD $1,485
USD $1,203
USD $1,655
USD $1,341
02 Aug - 05 Aug 19% off
USD $1,485
USD $1,203
USD $1,655
USD $1,341
09 Aug - 12 Aug 19% off
USD $1,485
USD $1,203
USD $1,655
USD $1,341
16 Aug - 19 Aug 19% off
USD $1,485
USD $1,203
USD $1,655
USD $1,341
23 Aug - 26 Aug 19% off
USD $1,485
USD $1,203
USD $1,655
USD $1,341
30 Aug - 02 Sep 19% off
USD $1,485
USD $1,203
USD $1,655
USD $1,341
13 Sep - 16 Sep 19% off
USD $1,485
USD $1,203
USD $1,655
USD $1,341
20 Sep - 23 Sep 19% off
USD $1,485
USD $1,203
USD $1,655
USD $1,341
27 Sep - 30 Sep 19% off
USD $1,485
USD $1,203
USD $1,655
USD $1,341
04 Oct - 07 Oct 19% off
USD $1,445
USD $1,170
USD $1,625
USD $1,316
11 Oct - 14 Oct 19% off
USD $1,445
USD $1,170
USD $1,625
USD $1,316
18 Oct - 21 Oct 19% off
USD $1,445
USD $1,170
USD $1,625
USD $1,316
25 Oct - 28 Oct 19% off
USD $1,445
USD $1,170
USD $1,625
USD $1,316

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Edinburgh
Ends
Edinburgh
Departs
Fridays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 16
Hotel Rating
Simple guesthouse (hotel upgrade available)
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 3
Countries
Minimum Age
5 years, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
No
Dep. Transfer
No
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