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Key Features
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Tour feature: Spend four nights staying on Mull and Skye
Starting: Edinburgh or Glasgow
Ending: Edinburgh or Glasgow
Tour Highlights
Towns and Cities: Fort William, Glasgow, Portree
Key attractions: Edinburgh Castle
  1. Day 1 Loch Lomond, Inveraray Castle and Oban

    Arriving in to Glasgow Airport (can also start at Edinburgh Airport), collect your vehicle and head North for the Highlands. Enjoy your first flavour of Scotland’s raw natural beauty, as you pass along the "Bonny Banks" of Loch Lomond and through the Trossachs National Park. Pass through the historic town of Inveraray, perhaps stopping to view the castle which was used in the filming of Downton Abbey season IV. Then onwards to the remote west coast of Scotland to Oban "Gateway to the Isles", where you can explore the pretty harbour town including hill-top folly of Mccaigs tower and the famous Oban Whiskey Distillery.

    Overnight: Oban

    Journey details: 100 miles / 2hrs 20mins approx* (from Glasgow)

  2. Day 2 Ferry to Mull, Torosay Castle and Tobermory

    Today your island adventure begins as you take the ferry from Oban to the romantic Isle of Mull. Here you can tour the wild and awe-inspiring landscapes, moorland and sweeping coastline of this remote island. Spend today exploring the North of the island; visit the contrasting castles around Duart Bay – Duart Castle is a 13th century ruin whilst nearby Torosay Castle is an elegant Baronial Manor house. The onwards to the town of Tobermory a bustling natural port and fishing town famed for its quaint rows of pastel coloured cottages.

    Overnight: Isle of Mull

    Meals: Breakfast included

    Journey details: 30 miles / 1hr 45mins (Including ferry crossing to Mull)

  3. Day 3 South Mull, Isle of Iona and Iona Abbey

    Dedicate today to exploring the South of the Isle of Mull. Visit the imposing fortified tower at Moy Castle set against a dramatic mountain back-drop and wander the adjacent Lochbuie Stone circle. Then head for the most southerly tip of the island at Fionnphort where you can cross by foot passenger ferry to the tiny and peaceful Isle of Iona and the spiritual retreat of Iona Abbe. Time-permitting enjoy a boat trip from the west of the island to Staffa and the Treshnish Islands to see Fingal’s Cave and an abundance of sea-life such as whales, porpoise and nesting puffins.

    Overnight: Isle of Mull

    Meals: Breakfast included

  4. Day 4 The Road to Skye, Glenfinnan and Portree

    Depart the Isle of Mull by ferry from Fishnish to Lochaline on the mainland before taking the country roads north. Take the "Road to the Isles" to visit the Glenfinnan Monument dedicated to Bonnie Prince Charlie and the magnificent Glenfinnan viaduct, made famous in the Harry Potter movies and the Hogwarts Express. Then onwards to the fishing town of Mallaig to catch the ferry to the Isle of Skye. You may choose to stop at Armadale Castle in the South of the island before passing the beautiful peaks of the Cuillin Hills on route to the island main town at Portree and its bustling harbour.

    Overnight: Isle of Skye

    Meals: Breakfast included

    Journey details: 150 miles / 5hrs approx* (Including ferry crossings)

  5. Day 5 The Isle of Skye and the Trotternish Peninsula

    Dedicate day four to exploring the breath-taking natural beauty of this peaceful island; from the quaint port town of Portree, tour the north of the island and the Trotternish Peninsula with its natural features such as “Kilt Rock” and “the Old Man of Storr” or visit the famous Fairy Pools. Wildlife is in abundance, in the coastal waters you can spot seabirds, dolphins and seals. Possible cultural visits include Dunvegan Castle, home of the Macleod Clan, the Museum of Island Life and nearby Flora Macdonald's Grave or the distillery of famed malt whisky Talisker.

    Overnight: Isle of Skye

    Meals: Breakfast included

  6. Day 6 Eilean Donan Castle and Fort William

    This morning, cross back to the mainland via Skye Bridge and visit one of Scotland’s icons at Eilean Donan Castle spectacularly set at the meeting point of three lochs. Then cross the wilderness of Scotlands Highlands heading for the shores of Loch Ness; a brief detour north along the windswept banks of the eerie Loch Ness will offer views of Urqihart Castle. Then return south to the lively port town of Fort William on the shores of Loch Linhe; here you may choose to hike in the foothills of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest peak, or visit the Ben Nevis Distillery.

    Overnight: Fort William or Glencoe

    Meals: Breakfast included

    Journey details: 125 miles / 3hrs approx* (travelling via Skye Bridge)

  7. Day 7 Glencoe, Loch Lomond and Glasgow

    A final day of Highland scenery awaits as you pass south through the spectacular Glencoe Valley, over the desolate Rannoch Moor and through Trossachs National Park. You may choose to stop on the "Bonny Banks" of Loch Lomond, before arriving in Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city. In contrast to the Highlands Soak up the urban Scottish vibe as you explore the Victorian monuments George Square, Glasgow Cathedral and Necropolis or the renowned Kelvingrove Park and Museum in Glasgow’s leafy West End.

    Overnight: Glasgow

    Meals: Breakfast included

    Journey details: 95 miles / 2hrs 20mins approx*

  8. Day 8 Return Home

    Enjoy a final breakfast in your hotel before checking out. You may have a chance for some last-minute souvenir shopping or sightseeing (luggage can be stored at your hotel) before making your way back to Glasgow Airport (or transferring to Edinburgh) to check-in for your return flight to your home nation.

    Meals: Breakfast included

    Journey details: 10 miles / 20mins approx.*

*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?

  • 7 nights accommodation (suggested accommodations listed below).
  • Full cooked Scottish breakfast each morning.
  • 8 days car rental inclusive of all mandatory taxes, insurances and charges.
  • Ferry crossings to Mull and Skye as required.
  • Shipment of your personal travel document and information pack containing all travel vouchers/tickets, printed copy of your itinerary, overview driving map and our own travel information and tips.
  • Toll-free calls (from USA and Canada) to your Britain vacation specialist whilst planning your trip.
  • Expert assistance during the planning of your trip and local out-of-hours number for use during travel.

Our Selected Lodging

  • Perle Oban Hotel & Spa (or similar), Oban x 1 night
  • Tobermory Hotel (or similar), Isle of Mull x 2 nights
  • Cuillin Hills Hotel (or similar), Portree, Isle of Skye x 2 nights
  • Kingshouse Hotel (or similar), Glencoe x 1 night
  • Sherbrooke Castle Hotel (or similar), Glasgow x 1 night

Wherever possible we select characterful accommodation representative of the destination where you're staying. We regularly personally visit and quality-check hotels across the country. The hotels listed are a representative selection of just some of the properties we work with, ask your consultant for their personal favourites and recommendations. Read more about the accommodation we offer by clicking here.

Optional Extras

  • 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 on Mull or Skye to explore these islands further.
  • Add extra nights to expore Inverness, capital of the Highlands or Edinburgh City.
  • Have your very own private driver-guide chauffeur your tour.
  • Combine this tour with one of our other Britain self-drive tours.
  • Enjoy an upgrade to a luxury castle or manor hotel on one or more nights of your stay.


  • Trip Insurance – we ask that our guests purchase suitable cover in case planned travel is affected or disrupted due to unforeseen circumstances. More information on the benefits of trip insurance can be found here.
  • Flights – adeo Travel do not book air travel but are happy to offer advice on where to seek competitive airfare.
  • Meals and/or sightseeing other than that outlined above.

Departure Dates 2023/2024

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 2023/2024

From GBP £1,825 per person (based on two people travelling).
Single supplements apply for single occupancy rooms, please ask for a quotation for details.


Pricing above is representative pricing of this tour - this pricing is based on travel in shoulder-season (April/October) with two people sharing a twin/double room, staying in the sample accommodations as listed and sharing a compact automatic vehicle. Our proposals are always based on live availability and pricing which may fluctuate based on a range of factors and inclusions. For a direct quote for your preferred dates of travel please contact us.

Pricing Notes

  • Above pricing is an estimated "from" price based on shoulder-season travel (April/October). As this tour can be taken at any time pricing will vary dependent on departure day, date of travel, selected accommodations etc.
  • Above pricing is based on suggested accommodations listed however please note that we can tailor your specific quote to accommodate your budget and preferences.
  • Prices are 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£ Sterling currency, for approximate amounts in other currencies please contact us.
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