Classic Scotland Self-Drive
Ideal for the first time visitor, this tour covers all of Scotland’s highlights.
Explore the breathtaking landscapes, iconic lochs and old towns of Scotland. Visit many well known castles and monuments including Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle, the Wallace Monument, Inverarary Castle and Eilean Donan Castle. Stop at Loch Lomond, the largest lake in Great Britain. Choose to explore Urquhart Castle situated on the banks for Loch Ness, before taking a cruise on Loch Ness to see the elusive ‘Nessie’. Experience the Isle of Skye the largest and one of the most scenic of the Hebridean Islands. Explore the ‘home of golf’ in St Andrews, before continuing along the coast via the small fishing villages of Elie and Pitternweem. Cross the Forth Bridge with its spectacular views of the Firth of Forth.
• 7 NIGHTS 4-star hotel accommodation
• 8 DAYS Avis Group I (CDAR) VW Golf Auto or similar car hire+
• Full English breakfast daily
• Excursion Pack inclusive of: 7 Day Scotland Explorer Pass to be used in a 14 Day period: Scotland Explorer Pass provides entry to over 70 historic sites, Inveraray Castle admission, Dunvegan Castle admission and Loch Ness Freedom Clansman & Castle Cruise including Urquhart Castle.
01-09 April, 14-30 April, 01-31 October 2020: From $1,949* per person twin share
01-21 May, 26 May - 16 June, 22-30 June 2020: From $2,251* per person twin share
01-31 July 2020: From $2,395* per person twin share
01-31 August 2020: From $2,675* per person twin share
01-30 September 2020: From $2,146* per person twin share
Save up to $182* per person twin share
Valid for travel between:
01-09 April, 14-30 April, 01-31 October 2020
Other departures available between 01 May – 30 Sep 20, seasonal surcharges apply.
31 Mar 20,
unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.
Day 1: Edinburgh - Stirling
Welcome to Scotland! After you pick up your car, drive the short distance to Stirling. Visit Stirling Castle, one of the most beautiful castles in Scotland situated upon a volcanic plug with a wonderful view over Stirlingshire, or you may choose to visit Bannockburn – a new, interactive visitor centre depicting one of the most important battles in Scottish history – or the Wallace Monument, commemorating William Wallace, famous from the Braveheart film.
Overnight: Golden Lion Hotel or similar
Day 2: Stirling - Loch Lomond - Oban/Fort William
This morning leave Stirling and drive towards the west coast via Loch Lomond, the largest lake in the whole of Great Britain and known for the tranquil beauty of its wooded shores and islands. Continue North West along Loch Fyne and its beautiful landscape. Pass by Inveraray Castle and the charming homeland of the Duke of Argyll, the head of the Campbell Clan on your way to Oban. The castle testifies to the power and wealth of the Campbells, one of the most powerful of the Highland Clans. Or you can choose to travel via the rugged landscape of Rannoch Moor and Glencoe, one of the most scenic valleys in Scotland. (B)
Overnight: Onich Hotel or similar
Day 3: Fort William - Isle of Skye
This morning drive north and take a ferry from Mallaig to the Isle of Skye or continue via Loch Lochy to Kyle of Lochalsh and take the bridge to the Isle of Skye, the largest and most scenic of the Hebridean Islands. (B)
Overnight: Isle of Skye
Day 4: Loch Ness - Inverness
Travel east today for Eilean Donan Castle, one of the most iconic images of Scotland. Continue for the Inverness area via Loch Ness. You may choose to stop at Urquhart Castle, which is magnificently situated on the banks of Loch Ness. If you dare, take a cruise on Loch Ness, most famous for the elusive monster! (B)
Overnight: Priory Hotel or similar
Day 5: Inverness - Pitlochry - Perth
This morning, drive east of Inverness where you can visit Cawdor Castle and its beautiful gardens, or drive south via Aviemore where you can explore the impressive Cairngorm Mountains located in the Cairngorm National Park. Continue to Pitlochry where you may choose to visit the smallest distillery in Scotland, the Edradour Whisky Distillery. Why not stroll through the Victorian village before travelling south towards Perth. (B)
Overnight: Mercure Perth Hotel or similar
Day 6: St Andrews – Fife - Edinburgh
Today, visit St Andrews, named after Scotland's patron saint. St Andrews is the famous home of golf, played on the Old Course since the 15th century. Continue along the coast via the small fishing villages of Elie and Pittenweem. Cross the Queensferry Crossing with its spectacular views of the Firth of Forth. Return your hire car at Edinburgh Airport, and transfer to your hotel. (B)
Overnight: Cairn Hotel or similar
Day 7: Edinburgh
Welcome to Edinburgh! Spend the day soaking up the atmosphere of this exciting city. Visit some of its many attractions such as famous Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Family’s official residence in Scotland. (B)
Overnight: Cairn Hotel or similar
Day 8: Departure
Return home from Edinburgh Airport or extend your stay in Edinburgh. (B)
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
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