Glimpse of Scotland - a Self Drive Adventure

Want to explore the best of what Scotland has to offer, but short on time, then this is the tour for you! This itinerary allows you to stay in a different Scottish region each night and discover what makes each place uniquely special. Whether it’s the splendor of Royal Deeside, the mysteries of Loch Ness or the dramatic West coast, you’ll be sure to return home with some great stories!

Glimpse of Scotland - a Self Drive Adventure

Want to explore the best of what Scotland has to offer, but short on time, then this is the tour for you! This itinerary allows you to stay in a different Scottish region each night and discover what makes each place uniquely special. Whether it’s the splendor of Royal Deeside, the mysteries of Loch Ness or the dramatic West coast, you’ll be sure to return home with some great stories!

Glimpse of Scotland - A self-drive adventure!

Your Glimpse of Scotland Tour Includes:
  • 6 Nights accommodations in 3-star properties, in rooms  with private facilities (including a pre/post night in Edinburgh)
  • Breakfast daily - Scottish or Continental - depending on the accommodation provider
  • Service charge & VAT at the current rate of 20%
  • Rental car for 4 nights

Package does not include:
  • Entrances to attractions

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Scotland!

Arrive in Scotland today. A transfer will take you to your Edinburgh hotel where you will stay overnight

Day 2 - 130 miles

Check out of your hotel and collect your car rental from the Edinburgh location. Leave Edinburgh, crossing the Forth Estuary via the famous Queensferry Crossing; the longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge in the world. Head towards Perth, where you can visit nearby Scone Palace, once the home of the Earl of Mans-field. Continue to Glenshee via Blairgowrie stop-ping at the Cairngorm National Park for lunch be-fore arriving in Royal Deeside/Aberdeenshire for your first overnight stay.

Day 3 - 112 miles

After breakfast visit Royal Lochnagar Distillery, situated in a beautiful setting near Balmoral Cas-tle. Later take the road north through the Cairngorm Mountains, passing Tomintoul, Grantown-on-Spey and on to Forres. On route visit one of the many castles and gardens in the region. Continue to Nairn, a popular seaside resort well known for its golf course and its beautiful sandy beaches. Maybe visit Cawdor Castle, a family home for over 400 years. Overnight in the Inverness area.

Day 4 - 110 miles

See Inverness, “The Capital of the Highlands” and follow the shores of the world-famous Loch Ness – if you’re lucky you might get a glimpse of its legendary monster “Nessie”. Continue via the Caledonian Canal to Fort William, located at the foot of Ben Nevis; Britain’s highest mountain at 1,345 metres. Travel further south along the West Coast and admire the spectacular scenery of Loch Linnhe, the surrounding mountains and sea. Finally arrive in Oban, a busy fishing port and departure point to the Hebridean Islands. Overnight in the Oban area.

Day 5 - 104 miles

Today after breakfast head for Loch Awe via The Pass of Brander. Continue on the A819 to Inveraray Castle for a visit. This has been the ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll, Chief of the Clan Campbell for centuries. Continue along Loch Lomond, the largest and perhaps the most beautiful of all the Scottish lochs and finally arriving in Glasgow for your last overnight in Scotland.

Day 6 - Return Home

Drive to Glasgow Airport to return rental car and catch a return flight home. Note, you can also drive to Edinburgh Airport (52 miles) to return from Edinburgh.

Optional: Edinburgh

If desired, a post night can be added at time of booking.

Rates & Hotels

2019 Dates & Prices (Click Date to Book)
Dates Land Only
$1099
$1019
$1149
$1379
$1029

Featured Hotels

Glimpse of Scotland (a self-drive adventure)
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Depending on package booked, accommodations can be BB/Guesthomes, 3* Hotels/Inns (and some packages may include 4* Hotels) [more]

This tour does not include: 

  • Lunches
  • Entrance Fees
  • Tips to driver/guide
  • Car Hire

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