1. Day 1 Glasgow City

    Landing in Glasgow spend the day to enjoy Scotland's largest city where you'll discover a thriving modern Scottish culture. Explore Victorian facades and statues of George Square, the historic St Mungoes museum at Glasgow Cathedral and Kelvingrove Park and Museum not to mention some of Scotland's best shopping on Sauchiehall Street and Buchanan Street. In the evening enjoy a meal in the fashionable Merchant City or a wee dram in Glasgow's bustling West End.

    Overnight: Glasgow

    Journey details: 40 miles / 65 km, 1 hour (approx.), if starting at Edinburgh Airport*

  2. Day 2 Loch Lomond, the Trossachs and Stirling Castle

    From Glasgow you may choose to stop at Auchentoshan or Glengoyne Distilleries to see how Scotch Whisky is made before seeing the Bonny Banks of Loch Lomond and Scotland's stunning scenery known as the Highlands in miniature at the Trossachs National Park. From here continue to Stirling to uncover Scottish History viewing the towering Wallace Monument and what was once Scotland's royal seat at Stirling Castle. Return to Glasgow for your overnight stay.

    Overnight: Glasgow

    Meals: Breakfast included

    Journey details: both Loch Lomond and Stirling are a short drive from Glasgow

  3. Day 3 Hadrian's Wall and the Lake District

    Departing Scotland travel south through rolling hills of the Scottish Lowlands and across the border to England. First stop to Birdoswald Roman Fort visitor centre to uncover the secrets of Hadrian's Wall before returning west in to the awe inspiring landscapes of Lake District home to towering peaks, rolling dales and tranquil waters. Explore quaint market towns such as Grasmere and Windermere and heritage sites relating to the artists and literarists that the region inspired including Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter.

    Overnight: Lake District

    Meals: Breakfast included

    Journey details: 150 miles / 240 km, 2 hours 45 minutes (approx.)*

  4. Day 4 The Beatles' Liverpool and Chester

    Continue south to visit the magnificent city of Liverpool which was designated as European City of Culture in 2008. The city is home to two cathedrals, dozens of listed buildings, the famous Albert Docks and a wealth of Beatles Heritage including Matthews Street, the Cavern Club, Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields and the Beatles Story Exhibition. Then on to the Roman city of Chester, home to Roman City walls and gate-towers, the stunning excavated Roman Amphitheatre, an impressive cathedral and the unique Tudor Facaded "Rows".

    Overnight: Liverpool or Chester

    Meals: Breakfast included

    Journey details: 90 miles / 140 km, 1 hour and 50 minutes (approx.), for an overnight in Liverpool*

  5. Day 5 Shakespeare's Stratford upon Avon and Warwick Castle

    Passing in to the Midlands you may choose to stop at Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Gardens before visiting one of William the Conquerors fortresses at the stunning Warwick Castle. A short drive south you'll find Stratford-upon-Avon, a picturesque, medieval town of Tudor timberwork buildings, open greens and boats bobbing on the river Avon. The birthplace of WilliamShakespeare, Stratford is brimming with cultural and historic attractions including Shakespeare's Birthplace, Anne Hathaway's Cottage and Hall's Croft.

    Overnight: Stratford-upon-Avon

    Meals: Breakfast included

    Journey details: 135 miles / 215 km, 2 hours 40 minutes (approx.)*

  6. Day 6 The Cotswolds and Bath's Roman Baths

    Today pass through the Cotswolds and a parade of patchwork fields and honey-coloured villages ofthatch cottages with eccentric names such as Stow on the Wold or Moreton in Marsh. Arrive in the city of Bath which oozes Georgian opulence and is home to so many sites of historic importance thatthe entire city has been granted UNESCO World Heritage status. Visit architectural highlights including the Elizabethan Abbey, Pulteney Bridge and the Royal Crescent, a wealth of quality museums, exhibitions and of course the spectacular Roman Baths and Pump Room.

    Overnight: Bath

    Meals: Breakfast included

    Journey details: 85 miles / 135 km, 2 hours (approx.)*

  7. Day 7 Stonehenge and Windsor Castle

    Leaving Bath, cross the eerie Salisbury Plain to see the unexplained standing stones of Stonehenge and lesser known Avebury before exploring the cobbled streets and squares of Salisbury, home to Britain's tallest cathedral spire. Round off the day with a visit to the prehistoric ruins at Old Sarum before returning to London. Time-permitting you may choose to stop in Windsor to view the stunning Windsor Castle.

    Meals: Breakfast included

    Journey details: 105 miles / 170 km, 1 hour and 50 minutes (approx.), based on a route to Heathrow Airport*

*Journey times and distances are estimates and are based on the direct route between the start location and end location for each day of the itinerary, where applicable. They do not include detours or stops for sightseeing.

What's included

  • 6 nights accommodation (suggested accommodations listed below).
  • Full cooked regional breakfast each morning.
  • 7 days car rental inclusive of all mandatory taxes, insurances and charges.
  • adeo Travel suggested driving itinerary and travel documents pack.
  • Toll-free calls to your Britain vacation specialist whilst planning your trip .
  • Expert assistance during the planning of your trip and local number for advice during travel.

Suggested accommodations

  • Argyll Hotel, Glasgow x 2 nights
  • Ambleside Salutation Hotel, Ambleside, Lake District x 1 night
  • Brook Meadow, near Chester x 1 night
  • Walton Hotel, Cotswolds near Stratford-upon-Avon x 1 night
  • Limpley Stoke Hotel, near Bath x 1 night

As our self-drive tours are fully customizable we can tailor the suggested accommodations for your particular quotation based on your preferences, budget etc. Read more about the accommodation we offer by clicking here.

Optional extras

  • Enjoy a City Sightseeing open-top bus tour of Glasgow, Liverpool and Bath.
  • Purchase rail tickets to Glasgow before the start of your self-drive tour.
  • Purchase the English Heritage and/or National Trust overseas visitor passes for entry to dozens of sites and historic attractions on route.
  • Book post nights after your tour either in central London or at your airport of departure.

Customize this tour!

  • Add extra nights in any of your destination cities to explore further.
  • Add other overnight destinations on your itinerary.
  • Have your very own private driver-guide chauffeur your tour.
  • Combine this tour with one of our other Britain self-tours.
  • Stay in quaint family run B&Bs throughout your tour.
  • Enjoy an upgrade to a luxury castle hotel on one night of your stay.

Departure Dates 2017/18

This self-guided tour is customizable and can be taken at any time throughout the year and starting and ending on any day of the week - simply let us know your preferred dates of travel!

Pricing 2017/18

From GBP £499 per person (based on two people travelling).

Representative pricing above based on travel in shoulder season (May/September) with two people sharing a twin/double room, staying in sample accommodations as listed and sharing a compact automatic vehicle. For a direct quote for your preferred dates of travel please contact us.

Pricing Notes

  • As this tour can be taken at any time pricing will vary dependent on departure day, date of travel, selected accommodations etc.
  • A one-way vehicle hire fee is applicable for this tour.
  • Your quotation will be based on the suggested accommodations listed however please note that we may tailor your specific quote to accommodate your budget and preferences. Please indicate these when you contact us.
  • Prices are calculated as per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room and one vehicle.
  • Prices are for land only travel and do not include flights.
  • Prices are in GBP£ currency, for approximate amounts in other currencies please contact us.
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