History lovers will especially appreciate this specially-curated, private Mary Queen of Scots day tour, which stops by several important locations associated with the former Scottish queen. Don’t worry about moving between spread-apart sites such as Linlithgow Palace, Stirling Castle, and Lochleven Castle on public transport either, as you and a maximum of six others will be transported in luxury by your own private chauffeur in a Mercedes Benz.
Your tour takes you East towards Stirling Castle where Mary was crowned as an infant and her home until she was 5 years old. Visit the beautifully restored Royal Apartments, where costumed guides tell tales of her life.
You travel to Linlithgow Palace the birthplace of Mary, explore this magnificent palace and imagine the sights and sounds. Visit The Four Mary’s, a historic Pub with parts dating back to the 16th Century. Enjoy and drink and some lunch surrounded by Mary Queens of Scots Memorabilia.
Forth Road Bridge (Pass By):
As your tour crosses the Fort admire magnificent views across the Firth of Forth as you drive north to Fife. Keep a look out for the UNESCO-listed Forth Bridge as you cross the Forth Road Bridge, then soak up the scenery as you wind through the countryside.
Falkland Palace & Garden:
Following lunch in Linlithgow, you make your way to Falkland Palace & Gardens a favourite retrest of the Stewarts. Mary enjoyed her time here, Hunting, Hawking and playing tennis on the worlds oldest tennis court.
Your Final stop is Lochleven Castle where Mary was imprisioned for nearly a year of her life, and where she was forced to abdicate in favour of her son James. Eventually escaping with the help of George Douglas but after defeat at the Battle of Langside imprisioned again in England.
Your day is planned to cover all the sights and attractions of Mary Queen of Scots at your pace, with no waiting for other passengers. It is your day if there is something you really want to see Aura will ensure it is added to your itinerary. With so many places to visit our sightseeing excursion allows you to sit back and relax in luxury taking in the stunning scenery and if you want to stop you can. Just remember this is Your Day Your Way!
There a some locations that will close due to poor weather and the time of year, please confirm prior to booking.
The itinerary above is only a guide as other historical sites can be incorporated into a tailored sightseeing tour of your own making. The tour price does not include your entrance fees, lunches, dinners or the chauffeurs gratuity.