After breakfast enjoy a walking city sightseeing tour including a visit to Edinburgh Castle, housing the Scottish Crown Jewels and the famous Stone of Destiny, the ancient crowning seat of the Scottish monarchs. Continue along the medieval Royal Mile to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, closely associated with Scotland’s turbulent past including Mary, Queen of Scots, who lived there between 1561 and 1567. Successive kings and queens made the Palace of Holyroodhouse the premier royal residence in Scotland. In the afternoon head along a beautifully scenic route towards Stirling, with a chance to visit one of the grandest Scottish castles – Stirling Castle – as well asthe Wallace Monument. Overnight Stirling area.