Settle into the medieval old city of Stirling and enjoy a week ensconced in Scotland’s history and culture. During your stay, trace the legends of William Wallace and Mary, Queen of Scots; cruise Loch Lomond; visit the country’s oldest distillery; and experience the thrill and pageantry of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Starting at: $4,990 * Price includes special offer Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
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Heart of Scotland: A One-Week Stay in Stirling

Featuring the Edinburgh Military Tattoo

9 days from $4,990

Settle into the medieval old city of Stirling and enjoy a week ensconced in Scotland’s history and culture. During your stay, trace the legends of William Wallace and Mary, Queen of Scots; cruise Loch Lomond; visit the country’s oldest distillery; and experience the thrill and pageantry of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

or Call 855-330-1542

Accommodations

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Stirling Highland Hotel

Stirling, Scotland

Located in the heart of Stirling near the castle, the Stirling Highland Hotel dates back to 1854 and originally was Stirling’s high school. There is a spa, fitness center, an indoor swimming pool and a squash court. Dine on traditional and international gourmet cuisine at Scholars Restaurant. The management and staff of Stirling Highland Hotel welcome you with excellent service and friendly Highland hospitality! 

Number of nights: 7

Activity Level

Activity Level 2: Moderate

Expectations: This Cultural Stay includes well-paced touring days, with several full-day excursions with transfers by motor coach. Most excursions last from four to six hours and there is leisure time on many afternoons. Expect standing and walking for long periods of time during city tours, museum visits, and outdoor activities; daily walks of up to three miles over sometimes difficult terrain that includes cobblestones, hills, and uneven pavement, and unpaved trails; embarking and disembarking boats; stairs without handrails and absence of elevators (including hotels); and longer walks to get to area where coaches are prohibited.

Appropriate for: Travelers who are physically fit and comfortable with longer days of touring (both walking tours and coach time).

Special Air Rates/Services

FlexAir is designed to provide you with the flexibility and choice you need to personalize your air travel experience. Explore a wide range of flight options in consultation with our experienced travel professionals to select the flights, routing, class of service, and dates of travel that most fit your needs. Our partner tour operator has negotiated contracts with a wide variety of carriers that allow them to hold flight reservations and then issue your ticket close to departure without additional fees. This protects you from the need to purchase published-fare tickets, which must be ticketed within 24 hours of purchase. FlexAir reservations provide the flexibility to adjust reservations without penalty and to accommodate extensions and upgrades right up until ticketing time, usually around 60 days before departure. We look forward to providing you with more choice and the best possible itinerary for your air travel plans.

Program Includes:

  • Guaranteed transfers between the airport and your overseas accommodations upon arrival and departure (in most cases). We will provide you with all of the details you need to guarantee your transfer.
  • Air schedule change and delay assistance. Book FlexAir to ensure assistance should schedule changes or delays impact your air travel plans.
  • Flight insurance worth up to $250,000, subject to policy terms, is automatically included.
  • Confirmed airline seat assignments at the time of booking (in most cases).
Travel Insurance

For the convenience of our travelers, Travel Guard provides an on-tour Insurance Plan. On-tour emergency evacuation insurance (up to $100,000), medical expense coverage (up to $25,000), dental expense coverage (up to $500), travel medical assistance and worldwide travel assistance (U.S. Residents only). It also includes up to $25,000 medical and up to $500 dental expense coverage, and 24-hour worldwide travel and medical assistance. Please click here to view complete coverage details.

Please visit www.TravelGuard.com/SmithsonianJourneys or call Travel Guard at 1-800-208-6142 to learn about additional (optional) coverage.