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  Agent Choice for 2024  

  1. Day 1 & 2 Loch Lomond and the Trossachs

    Landing in Glasgow or Edinburgh, collect your vehicle and make your way the short journey to the rustic shores of Loch Lomond. From your loch-side base you can enjoy leisurely strolls along the bonny banks, take boat trips on the glassy waters or make side-trips in to the surrounding countryside. A visit to nearby Glengoyne Distillery will offer an insight in to Scotch Whisky whilst those seeking culture can head South for Glasgow, Scotland’s bustling city, home to the Kelvingrove Museum and St Mungo's Cathedral.

    Overnight: Cameron House Hotel (or similar), Loch Lomond

    Journey details: 70 miles / 1hour 30 mins (approx.), if starting at Edinburgh Airport*

  2. Day 3 Inveraray Castle and Glencoe

    Today get you’ll enjoy the history and landscapes of the Highlands proper. Head North to the charming Scottish town of Inveraray which is home to Inveraray Castle, an opulent baronial manor and formal gardens which has featured in episodes of Downton Abbey. After exploring the collections, pass north over the barren wilderness of the Rannoch Moor before descending Glencoe; you’ll want plenty of time for photo-stops or leisurely rambles through the breath-taking panoramas.

    Overnight: Glencoe House (or similar), Glencoe

    Meals: Breakfast included.

    Journey details: 70 miles / 2hrs 30mins (approx.)*

  3. Day 4 & 5 Glenfinnan and the Isle of Skye

    This morning, pass through Fort William and take the "Road to the Isles", pausing to see the Glenfinnan Monument dedicated to Bonnie Prince Charlie and the magnificent Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous by the "Harry Potter" movies. Then journey by ferry to the stunning Isle of Skye. From your base in the heart of the island you can discover island life and explore the beautiful land and seascapes abundant in wildlife. Tour the famed Trotternish Peninsula with its natural features such as “Kilt Rock” and “the Old Man of Storr” or simply wander the bustling harbour and pastel fisherman's cottages of Portree. Possible cultural visits include Dunvegan Castle, home of the Macleod Clan, and the distillery of famed malt whisky, Talisker.

    Overnight: Cuillin Hills Hotel (or similar), Isle of Skye

    Meals: Breakfast included.

    Journey details: 110 miles / 3hrs 30 mins approx.* (including ferry crossing to Skye)

  4. Day 6 & 7 The Highlands, Loch Ness and Inverness

    Your journey today takes you on a scenic road trip across the Northern Highlands. Crossing back to the mainland via Skye Bridge you can pause at one of Scotland’s iconic castles at Eilean Donan Castle before descending in to the Great Glen. Passing along the windswept banks of the eerie Loch Ness keep an eye out for Nessie; perhaps take a boat ride on the icy waters or make a visit to the weather-beaten ruin of Urquhart Castle perched overlooking the loch. With charming Inverness as your base, a wealth of places of interest are within a short drive including the eerie Culloden Moor, site of an ancient battlefield where the Jacobites rose against the English, and the intriguing standing stones of the Clava Cairns.

    Overnight: Ness Walk Hotel (or similar), Inverness

    Meals: Breakfast included.

    Journey details: 115 miles / 3hrs approx.* (including ferry crossing to Skye)

  5. Day 8 The Cairngorms and Pitlochry

    Make your way south in to the heart of Scotland passing through the hills and woodlands of the Cairngorm National Park, a haven for walkers and wildlife lovers. You may choose to ride on the Cairngorm Mountain railway or visit the Speyside region renowned for its food and whisky – visit one of the many distilleries to learn about the production of the region’s distinct whisky and of course to sample a wee dram or two. Continue to the charming Victorian town of Pitlochry where you can visit the magnificent Blair Castle or take a stroll along the river.

    Overnight: Fonab Castle (or similar), Pitlochry

    Meals: Breakfast included.

    Journey details: 90 miles / 2hrs approx* (travelling via Skye Bridge)

  6. Day 9 Stirling and the Lowlands

    Continue your scenic journey south perhaps pausing in the riverside village of Dunkeld before arriving in Dunblane, home to an impressive cathedral. From your Perthshire base explore this charming region – perhaps head for Doune Castles whose ancient ramparts have featured in Monty Python’s Holy Grail and more recently as Winterfell in Game of Thrones. Alternatively, visit historic Stirling, whose ancient castle was once the Royal Seat of Scotland, and the nearby Wallace Monument erected in dedication to the Great Scottish Hero "Braveheart" William Wallace!

    Overnight: Cromlix Hotel (or similar), Dunblane, Perthshire

    Meals: Breakfast included.

    Journey details: 55 miles / 1hr approx*

  7. Day 10 & 11 The Kelpies and Elegant Edinburgh

    A short journey south will take you to the magnificent modern sculptures of the Kelpies, always worth a photo-stop, before arriving in Edinburgh. Explore this magnificent city from the winding streets of the cobbled old town to the wide avenues of the opulent Georgian new town. Visit the Palace of Holyrood House or the national gallery and museum before climbing the Royal Mile to the city's centrepiece at the magnificent Edinburgh Castle, home to the Scottish Crown Jewels, the Stone of Destiny and St Margaret's Chapel.

    Overnight: The Roseate Hotel (or similar), Edinburgh

    Meals: Breakfast included.

    Journey details: 45 miles / 1hr 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

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

Suggested accommodations

  • Cameron House Hotel, Loch Lomond x 2 nights
  • Glencoe House Hotel, Glencoe x 1 night
  • Cuillin Hills Hotel, Isle of Skye x 2 nights
  • Ness Walk Hotel, Inverness x 2 nights
  • Fonab Castle, Pitlochry x 1 night
  • Cromlix Hotel, Dunblane x 1 night
  • Roseate Hotel, 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. Read more about the accommodation we offer by clicking here.

Optional extras

  • Purchase the Historic Scotland Explorer 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 nights in Aberdeen to explore the Royal Deeside region of Scotland.
  • Add nights in St Andrews to discover this beautiful medieval town.
  • Have your very own private driver-guide chauffeur your tour.
  • Combine this tour with one of our other Britain self-drive tours.

Exclusions

  • 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 however please note that certain start days may not be possible due to ferry timetables on the outer islands.  Please request your dates with your Britain Expert and they will check to ensure that the itinerary is possible.

Pricing 2023/2024

From GBP £2,095 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.

 

Single supplements apply for single occupancy rooms, please ask for a quotation for details.

Pricing Notes

  • Above pricing is an estimated "from" price based on shoulder season (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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