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Key Features
Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
Tour feature: Spend two nights staying on the majestic Isle of Skye
Starting: Edinburgh or Glasgow
Ending: Edinburgh or Glasgow
  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’l enjoy your first flavour of Scotland’s raw natural beauty as you pass firstly 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: Fort William or Glencoe

    Journey details: 130 miles / 3hrs approx* (when starting at Edinburgh Airport)

  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 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 Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Ness and Inverness

    Cross back to the mainland via Skye Bridge and visit one of Scotland’s icons at Eilean Donan Castle which stands at the point where three lochs meet. Then pass over the wild Highlands and in to the Great Glen. Passing along the windswept banks of the eerie Loch Ness keep an eye out for the renowned monster Nessie; perhaps take a boat ride on the loch to uncover the mysteries of the waters or make a visit to the weather-beaten ruin of Urquhart Castle perched overlooking the loch it offers the perfect look-out. Arriving in Inverness, capital of the Highlands, explore the city and its hilltop castle and museum.

    Overnight: Inverness

    Meals: Breakfast included

    Journey details: 115 miles / 2hrs 35mins approx.* (Travelling via Skye Bridge)

  5. Day 5 Culloden Moor, Cawdor Castle and Fort George

    Spend today to exploring the outlying Highlands surrounding Inverness; here you will find the eerie Culloden Moor Visitor Centre, site of the ancient battlefield where the Jacobites rose against the English. Also nearby are the intriguing standing stones of the Clava Cairns which inspired the Outlander series. Cultural sites you can visit include the contrasting castles of Cawdor Castle and Fort George; the former is a turreted, fairy-tale mansion romantically connected to Shakespeare's Macbeth whilst the latter demonstrates 18th century military engineering at its best.

    Overnight: Inverness

    Meals: Breakfast included

  6. Day 6 The Cairngorms, Pitlcochry 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: 135 miles / 3hrs 15mins approx.*

  7. Day 7 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 / 40mins 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

  • 6 nights accommodation (suggested accommodations listed below).
  • Full cooked Scottish breakfast each morning
  • 7 days car rental inclusive of all mandatory taxes, insurances and charges.
  • Ferry crossing to the Isle of Skye
  • 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

  • Kingshouse Hotel, Glencoe x 1 night
  • Inn at Ardvasaar, Isle of Skye x 2 nights
  • Newton Hotel, Nairn near Inverness x 2 nights
  • Stirling Highland Hotel, Stirling 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

  • Purchase the Historic Scotland Explorer pass for entry to a number of historic attractions on route including Urquhart Castle, Fort George and Stirling Castle.
  • Add pre/post tour accommodation in Glasgow and/or Edinburgh before or after your trip to experience these Scottish cities.
  • Add rail travel to/from Scotland before or after your tour.

Customize this tour!

  • Add a night on the Isle of Mull to explore another of the Inner Hebrides.
  • 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 2020

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 2020

From GBP £765 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

  • Above pricing is an estimated "from" price based on mid-season travel (May/September). 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 approximate amounts in other currencies please contact us.
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