Beta site: we’re developing a new website to help make your trip to Scotland even better. Get a sneak peek of our new website.

Mary Queen of Scots Private Luxury Tour
Linlithgow Palace © Aura Journeys

Mary Queen of Scots Private Luxury Tour

From £97.50 per adult

Departure days

  • M
  • T
  • W
  • T
  • F
  • S
  • S

January — December

Book now

Your Mary Queen of Scots Private Tour departs from Edinburgh, following in the footsteps of Mary Queen of Scots from her birthplace to retracing some of her last steps in Scotland. With a Door to Door tailored service it is "Your Day, Your Way"

Follow in the footsteps of one of Scotland’s most storied royal figures and visit numerous castles and palaces on this Mary Queen of Scots tour. You can visit Mary’s birthplace of Linlithgow Palace, see Stirling Castle where she spent her childhood. discover royal retreats she once frequented, and more (admission fares own expense). You’ll also learn stories about her controversial life and history as you explore.

  • Visit several of Scotland’s top castles and royal landmarks in one day
  • Learn all about the life and history of Mary, Queen of Scots
  • A Private Tour makes for a personal and customisable sightseeing outing
  • Door to Door Service from any Edinburgh location
  • The Services and Stories of a Local Scottish Driver

Tour Itinerary

Stirling Castle:

Your tour takes you west 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.

Linlithgow Palace:

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.

Lochleven Castle:

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.

Craigmillar Castle:

The castle of Craigmillar is one of the most perfectly preserved castles in Scotland and is often called Edinburgh’s second Castle. Even today, the castle retains the character of a medieval stronghold. Building began in the early 15th century, and over the next 250 years the castle became a comfortable residence surrounded by fine gardens and pastureland. The castles history is not only closely involved with the city of Edinburgh, but plays an important part in the story of Mary Queen of Scots who fled to Craigmillar Castle following the murder of Rizzio. It was in the castle where the plot was hatched to murder Marys husband, Lord Darnley. Built round an L-plan tower house of the early 15th Century, Craigmillar was much expanded in the 15th and 16th Centuries. It is a handsome ruin, including a range of private rooms linked to the hall of the old tower.

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. 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 tour 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!

Tour Note:

A number of the locations on this Tour can close due to Poor Weather or the time of year, please always check with Aura Journeys prior to makeing a booking for opening times.

Tour Duration: 7 to 8 Hours

Tour Cost: £585.00 or £97.50 PP (Based on 6 Passengers)

Tour Notes: Entrance Fees are NOT Included, we advise to pre book where possible.

Contact details

Aura Journeys Scotland

Key facilities

WiFi Wifi
Edinburgh Edinburgh Airport Leith Newhaven Rosyth South Queensferry
Driver guide Minibus
Bespoke Private Small Group (1-16)
Ancestry Architecture Castles City Film and TV History Landscapes Photography

Tour prices


  • £97.50 Per Adult
Book now

Prices are subject to change depending on season


Tour company information

Aura Journeys Scotland

Aura Journeys are a long established provider of Chauffeur Services & Sightseeing Excursions along with Airport Transfers in Scotland & England. Providing high quality old fashioned service levels in Scotland using our Luxury vehicles for private excursions & transfers. From Edinburgh & Glasgow Excursions through to visiting the stunning locations from the Outlander TV Series, Lochs & Glens into the Highlands along with the historic St Andrews. Our Private Excursions offer you a full Luxury Door to Door Service, with your day your way there is no waiting for others it all goes at your pace.

Opening times

Office Opening:
09:00 - 18:00 - Monday to Friday
10:30 - 16:30 - Saturday and Sunday

06:00 - 00:00 - 7 Days Per Week

Social Channels