Mary Queen of Scots - Private Luxury MPV Day Tour from Edinburgh

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From $309.70

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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For our history lovers and Mary Queen of Scots enthusiasts, embark on a private tour around Mary Stewart’s favourite palaces, homes and views.

Walk where Mary walked and discover the lesser-known, quirky and obscure facts from your very own kilted guide.

From Linlithgow Palace to Castle, follow our most famous monarch through her remarkable, yet tragic, life as you explore the beauty of Scotland.

Your tour is entirely private: just you and your own group (of up to 7 people). With a door-to-door service, we will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel - or where ever you would like - because we love to be flexible and make the whole experience about you.

We are also dedicated to preserving the beauty of Scotland, and that’s why wherever we can, we offset our carbon footprint and minimise our impact on the environment.

What's Included

All Fees and Taxes

Bottled water

Private transportation

WiFi on board

What's Not Included

Entry Fees to Attractions maximum of $49.00


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 4 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

The Kelpies & The Helix
On the way to your first destination, you’ll not be short of sights to see. Dramatic against the skyline, you can marvel at one (or two) of Scotland’s most famous and celebrated art pieces: the Kelpies. Silhouetted against the sky, these impressive sculptures are a true tribute to Scotland’s myths and legends.

• Admission Ticket Free

Linlithgow Palace
The most fitting place to start your tour is where it all began: Linlithgow Palace, the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots in 1542.
From the moment she was born, her life has been one of intrigue and
tragedy, chequered with romances and family betrayals. Through the
telling of her story in Hollywood movies, television series and books, the fascination with Mary Queen of Scots continues to grow every day.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

National Wallace Monument
After visiting Linlithgow Palace, the tour will venture further north to the City of Stirling. Before arriving, you will pass by a dedication to another famous Scot, William Wallace.

Standing proud against the backdrop of Stirling’s countryside, the Wallace Monument is a symbol of strength and passion for Scotland. 300 years later, his story has been immortalised by the Hollywood film, Braveheart, and continues to capture the hearts of people all over the world.

• Admission Ticket Free

Stirling Castle
From the Wallace Monument, you will also catch a glimpse of Stirling Castle sitting high on the Castle Hill.

Upon entering the castle gates, you’ll be met with costumed characters who will transport you back to 16th-century life, showing you Mary’s childhood home and how the castle would have looked at that time.

Stirling Castle is arguably one of the most significant places in Mary
Stewart’s history. Aged just nine months, Mary was crowned Queen of Scots. The ceremony was conducted in September 1543 in the Chapel Royal of Stirling Castle, and was the first time the Honours of Scotland were used.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

On the way to Falkland Palace, you’ll pass through Falkland itself, a beautiful and historic village which was also used as a filming location for the much-loved ‘Outlander’ series. You might recognise it as “Inverness” in the opening scenes where Claire and Frank arrive for their second honeymoon.

As you travel through the village, you’ll catch sight of our next destination: Falkland Palace.

• Admission Ticket Free

Falkland Palace & Garden
Falkland Palace was used as a Royal Hunting Lodge by Mary Queen of Scots. She was enchanted by the palace and its extensive formal gardens, where she would often pursue her hobbies in falconry, hunting, archery and tennis.

Falkland Palace is actually home to the world’s oldest surviving royal tennis court, so you will be able to see where Mary Stewart played throughout her life.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

Loch Leven Heritage Trail
As you travel back to Edinburgh, you will get to witness the wild and natural beauty of the Scottish countryside once more.

Driving through rolling hills and towering mountains, you will pass by the still and beautiful waters of Loch Leven. A fantastic picture opportunity and a breathtaking end to your tour.

• Admission Ticket Free

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