1. Day 1 Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument

    Landing in Glasgow or Edinburgh travel north with a possible stop at Falkirk home of engineering masterpiece the Falkirk Wheel. A short drive away you'll find historic Stirling home of the Wallace Monument erected in dedication to the Great Scottish Hero Braveheart William Wallace. After exploring the cobbled town climb to Stirling Castle which rivals that of Edinburgh for its historic significance and beauty.

    Overnight: Stirling or Falkirk

    Journey details: 30 miles / 50 km, 1 hour (approx.), if starting at Edinburgh Airport*

  2. Day 2 The Trossachs National Park and Fort William

    Today get your first flavour of Scotland's raw natural beauty, passing firstly through the Trossachs National Park and then the desolate and awe-inspiring Rannoch Moor. A potential stop at the Glencoe visitor centre which marks the place of the infamous clan battle. Reaching the west coast pass in the shadow of Ben Nevis on route to charming port of Fort William overlooking Loch Linhe, time permitting visit the Ben Nevis whisky distillery.

    Overnight: Fort William

    Meals: Breakfast included

    Journey details: 100 miles / 160 km, 2 hours 20 minutes (approx.)*

  3. Day 3 Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness and Inverness

    Continue in to the untamed highlands as you pass through the great glen and along the banks of the eerie Loch Ness as you try to spot Nessie. Visit Scottish icon Urquhart Castle on the shores of the Loch and the Loch Ness visitor centre to unravel the mysteries of the Loch before arriving in Inverness, the capital of the highlands, and exploring the Castle and Museum.

    Overnight: Inverness

    Meals: Breakfast included

    Journey details: 65 miles / 105 km, 1 hour 40 minutes (approx.)*

  4. Day 4 Culloden Moor, Blair Castle and Pitlochry

    A short drive from Inverness you'll find Culloden Moor and visitor centre, site of the eerie battlefield. Then pass south through Cairngorm National Park and the heart of Scotland; make a visit to the Scotland Self Drive Tour Edinburghstunning Blair Castle before stopping in the charming Victorian town of Pitlochry, home of the Blair Athol whisky distillery. Finally pass over the Forth of Firth in to Edinburgh. Return your vehicle, overnight Edinburgh

    Overnight: Edinburgh

    Meals: Breakfast included

    Journey details: 155 miles / 250 km, 3 hours 15 minutes (approx.)*

  5. Day 5 The Scottish Capital Edinburgh and Edinburgh Castle

    After returning your vehicle, spend the next two days exploring the Scottish capital city on foot. Discover the cobbled old town, and opulent Georgian new town, the queen's residence at the Palace of Holyrood House and the Scottish Parliament building before climbing the Royal Mile to the magnificent Edinburgh Castle.

    Overnight: Edinburgh

    Meals: Breakfast included

  6. Day 6 Return home

    Your tour ends. Make your way to the aiport for your return flight home or onward travel.

    Meals: Breakfast included

*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

  • 5 nights accommodation (suggested accommodations listed below).
  • Full cooked regional breakfast each morning.
  • 3 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

  • Stirling Highland Hotel x 1 night
  • Ballachulish Hotel, Glencoe x 1 night
  • Newton Hotel, Nairn near Inverness x 1 night
  • The Inn Place, Edinburgh x 2 nights

As our self-drive tours are fully customizable we can tailor the suggested accommodations for your particular quotation based on your preferences, budget etc.

Optional extras

  • Enjoy a City Sightseeing open-top bus tour of Edinburgh.
  • Purchase the Scottish Heritage overseas visitor pass for entry to a number of sites and historic attractions on route.
  • Enjoy a Scottish evening including food and traditional entertainment in Edinburgh.
  • Add pre/post tour accommodation in Glasgow or Edinburgh before or after your trip.
  • Add rail travel to/from Scotland before or after your tour.

Customize this tour!

  • Add an extra night in Inverness to explore the area further.
  • Add a night o the Isle of Skye to enjoy the Highlands landscapes.
  • Have your very own private driver-guide chauffeur your tour.
  • Combine this tour with one of our other Britain self-drive tours.
  • Stay in quaint family run B&Bs throughout your tour or on selected nights.
  • Enjoy an upgrade to a luxury castle or manor hotel on one or more nights 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 £569 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.
  • 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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