1. Day 1 Loch Lomond, the Trossachs and Fort William

    Arriving in to Edinburgh or Glasgow Airports, collect your vehicle and embark on your journey north. You’ll enjoy your first flavour of Scotland’s raw natural beauty as you pass north along the banks of Loch Lomond and through the scenery of the Trossachs National Park before crossing the desolate and awe-inspiring Rannoch Moor. A potential stop is at the Glencoe visitor centre which marks the place of the infamous clan battle. Time permitting, visit the lively port town of Fort William on the shores of Loch Linhe and in the shadow of Britain’s tallest peak, Ben Nevis.

    Overnight: Glencoe

    Journey details: 85 miles / 2hrs approx*

  2. Day 2 The Road to the Isles, Glenfinnan and Portree

    This morning take the "Road to the Isles" stopping to see 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 take the ferry to the stunning Isle of Skye; you may choose to stop at Armadale Castle and the Clan Donald Centre in the South of the island before passing the beautiful peaks of the Cuillin Hills on route to the island’s main town at Portree, and its bustling harbour of pastel fisherman's cottages.

    Overnight: Isle of Skye

    Meals: Breakfast included

    Journey details: 105 miles / 3hrs 20mins approx* (including ferry crossing to Skye)

  3. Day 3 The Isle of Skye

    Dedicate day three 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

  4. Day 4 The Isle of Harris and Harris Tweed

    This morning head for the North of Skye for your crossing to the Isles of Lewis and Harris (actually one island but with two names – Harris in the South and Lewis in the North). Here you can discover breath-taking landscapes of rocky lunar-like terrain and heather swept moors. Today explore Harris; first stop should be the famous Harris Tweed shop in Tarbert before heading South to see the glorious sweeing sand of Seilebost Bay and St Clements Church in Rodel, a beautiful church home the intricately carved tombstone of a medieval clan leader.

    Overnight: Isle of Lewis or Harris

    Meals: Breakfast included

    Journey details: 90 miles / 3hrs 30mins approx* (including ferry crossing to Harris/Lewis)

  5. Day 5 The Isle of Lewis and the Callainish Standing Stones

    Dedicate today to touring the remote Isle of Lewis. There are several stunning historic sites to uncover such as the iron-age Dun Carloway Broch and the mysterious neolithic Callainish Standing Stones which are thought to pre-date Stonehenge. Across the area you’ll enjoy spectacular landscapes and rare wildlife; the coastal waters are home to whales, dolphins and sharks whilst the cliffs offer nesting for sea-birds such as puffins. Not to be missed are the deserted sheltered bay at Dalbeag Beach and the craggy cliffs of the Butt of Lewis, a peninsula on the far north of the island.

    Overnight: Isle of Lewis or Harris

    Meals: Breakfast included

  6. Day 6 Ullapool, Corrieshalloch Gorge and Inverness

    This morning pass through the bustle of harbour town Stornoway, the largest settlement on Lewis, before crossing by ferry back to the Scottish mainland. Arriving in the port town of Ullapool, embark on scenic drive through the Northern Highlands taking you along the shores of Loch Broom and over dramatic landscapes. Enjoy a stop at the impressive Falls of Measach in Corrieshalloch Gorge before arriving in Inverness, capital of the Highlands. Spend the balance of the day exploring this charming Highland town and its hill-top castle.

    Overnight: Inverness area

    Meals: Breakfast included

    Journey details: 130 miles / 5 hrs approx (including ferry from Lewis to Scottish Mainland)

  7. Day 7 Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle and Culloden Moor

    Spend today exploring the Highlands surrounding Inverness – first journey should be to travel down the great glen to the weather-beaten ruins of Urquhart Castle overlooking the chilly waters of Loch Ness. After a bit of “Nessie-spotting” or a boat trip on the loch head for Culloden Battlefield, infamous site of the final confrontation of the Jacobite Rising of the 18th century. You may also choose to visit the elegant Cawdor Castle with links to Shakespeare’s Macbeth or the intriguing standing stones of the Clava Cairns which inspired the Outlander television series.

    Overnight: Inverness area

    Meals: Breakfast included

  8. Day 8 Pitlcohry and historic Stirling

    Today pass south in to the heart of Scotland and through the hills of the Cairngorm National Park. At the charming Victorian town of Pitlochry you can visit the magnificent Blair Castle before continuing South to historic Stirling. Visit the towering Wallace Monument erected in dedication to the Great Scottish Hero "Braveheart" William Wallace before wandering the cobbled old town to Stirling Castle which was once the Royal Seat of Scotland and rivals that of Edinburgh for its historic significance and beauty.

    Overnight: Stirling area

    Meals: Breakfast included

    Journey details: 140miles / 2hrs 45mins approx*

  9. Day 9 Return Home

    Enjoy a final breakfast in your hotel before checking out and making your way back to Edinburgh or Glasgow Airports. Return your vehicle and check-in for your return flight to your home nation.

    Meals: Breakfast included

    Journey details: 30 miles / 45 mins approx.* (to Edinburgh 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

  • 8 nights accommodation (suggested accommodations listed below).
  • Full cooked Scottish breakfast each morning.
  • 9 days car rental inclusive of all mandatory taxes, insurances and charges.
  • Ferry crossings to Skye, Lewis and Harris 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

  • Kingshouse Hotel (or similar), Glencoe x 1
  • Cuillin Hills Hotel (or similar), Portree, Isle of Skye x 2 nights
  • Borve Country House Hotel (or similar), Isle of Harris/Lewis x 2 nights
  • Kingsmills Hotel (or similar), Inverness x 2 nights
  • Hotel Colessio (or similar), Stirling 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

  • Purchase a Historic Scotland explorer pass for entry to over 100 sites and historic attractions on route.
  • 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 Skye, Harris or Lewis to explore these islands in greater depth.
  • 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 2024/2025

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 2024/2025

From GBP £1,895 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£ currency for other currencies please contact us for a quotation.
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