On the Trail of Mary Queen of Scots Private Tour in a Minivan from Edinburgh

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From $309.70

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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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Our fantastic private guided Mary Queen of Scots tour is a fantastic way to explore many of the locations that were connected to Mary, including her birth, departure to France, return and reign and time in Scotland.

Mary Stuart was a devout Catholic and held claim to the English throne. She was considered a great danger to Protestant Queen Elizabeth I of England. Elizabeth ultimately hanged Mary for treason after almost 19 years under house arrest.

Your friendly and knowledgeable driver guide will take you on a journey of discovery exploring many sights within easy reach of Edinburgh onboard your private Mercedes Minivan. Hear the stories that make these locations famous in Scottish history. You will also see many other sights along the way.

Our vehicles are the perfect size to squeeze down the country lanes that many of the locations are found whilst still being spacious and comfortable for up to 6 guests.

What's Included

Bottled water

Bottled water for each guest

Live commentary on board

Professional local guide

Transport by private air-conditioned minivan

WiFi on board

What's Not Included

Access to monuments visited (we recommend a purchasing a Scottish Heritage Pass (we can do this for you)

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 0 - 99

Additional Info

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Experienced Tours is 'Good To Go' and has passed the government Covid-19 assessment. We are now able to resume our private tours of Scotland. A private tour is the best way to travel whilst practicing social distancing without other passengers being in th
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.

What To Expect

Stirling Castle
Mary spent a considerable amount of time at Stirling Castle throughout her life. She was crowned in the chapel at Stirling Castle when just 6 days old and returned to the crown palace many times in her adult life.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Falkland Palace & Garden
Arguably one of the most impressive preserved 16th century buildings in the world, Falkland Palace was a royal retreat. Mary spent her downtime here and played tennis at what is now the world’s oldest tennis court.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Linlithgow Palace
The birthplace of Mary, Linlithgow Palace was a ‘half way house’ between Edinburgh and Stirling and was often used as a recreation and entertainment venue for the Scottish Royal Family.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Craigmillar Castle
Craigmillar is often referred to as Edinburgh’s ‘other castle’. Mary spent two periods of her life here, once whilst quite unwell after the birth of her son and again before the murder of her Husband in the ‘Craigmillar plot’.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

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