Classical Scotland (Self Drive)
8 Days Pre-booked Self Drive Tour (excluding rental car) suggested tour itinerary from Edinburgh

 

 

 

 

ITINERARY

Day 1: Edinburgh
Welcome to Edinburgh! After you pick up your car, transfer to your accommodation. Spend the remainder of 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 Familyís official residence in Scotland. Overnight in Edinburgh area. (O)

Day 2: Stirling - Loch Lomond - Oban
This morning leave Edinburgh and travel towards Stirling. Visit Stirling Castle, one of the most beautiful castles in Scotland situated upon a volcanic plug with a wonderful view over Stirlingshire. Continue on to Loch Lomond, the largest lake in the whole of Great Britain and known for the tranquil beauty of its wooded shores and islands. Travel 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. The castle testifies to the power and wealth of the Campbells, one of the most powerful of the Highland Clans. Overnight in Oban or area. (B,O)

Day 3: Isle of Mull & Isle of Iona
Today, spend the day exploring the beautiful Isles of Mull and Iona. Take the ferry from Oban Harbor and enjoy the scenic route to the islands. Visit the Isle of Iona where St Columba landed in 563 and brought Christianity to Scotland from Ireland. You can also visit the famous Iona Abbey founded by St. Columbus in the year 580. Many Scottish kings chose to be buried here, including Macbeth. Return via Mull to Oban. Overnight in Oban. (B,O)

Day 4: Fort William & Isle of Skye
This morning leave Oban via Glencoe, one of Scotlandís most dramatic glens. Travel through the West Highlands to Fort William, set in the shadow of Ben Nevis, Britainís highest mountain. Travel 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. Overnight on the Isle of Skye. (B,O)

Day 5: 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. 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! Overnight in Inverness or area. (B,O)

Day 6: Inverness - Pitlochry - Perth
Start the day with a city tour of Inverness, the capital of the Highlands. Afterwards, travel east of Inverness where you can visit Cawdor Castle and its beautiful gardens. Travel south today via Aviemore where you can explore the impressive Cairngorm Mountains located in the Cairngorm National Park. Continue to Pitlochry and visit the smallest distillery in Scotland, the Edradour Whisky Distillery. Why not stroll through the Victorian city before travelling south towards Perth. Overnight in Perthshire or area. (B,O)

Day 7: St Andrews - Fife - Edinburgh
Today, if time permits, 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 Forth Road Bridge with its spectacular views of the Firth of Forth. Return to Edinburgh area for overnight. (B,O)

Day 8: Goodbye
Return your car to Edinburgh Airport and join your flight home. (B)

                                                                                                                                             

Rates Per Person sharing

  B&B 

Mixed*

3* Hotels

  Twin Single Supplement Twin Single Supplement Twin Single Supplement

January - March 

$ 812.00

$ 378.00

$ 840.00

$ 630.00

$ 590.00

$ 560.00

April

$ 812.00

$ 378.00

$ 1050.00

$ 714.00

$ 882.00

$588.00

May, June, October

$ 812.00

$ 378.00

$ 1204.00

$ 760.00

$ 1022.00

$ 658.00

July, September

$ 812.00

$ 378.00

$ 1204.00

$760.00

$ 1180.00

$ 658.00

August

$ 1050.00

$ 560.00

$ 1400.00

$ 930.00

$ 1320.00

$798.00

November, December

$ 812.00

$ 378.00

$ 840.00

$ 630.00

$ 590.00

$ 560.00

*Mix of 3-star hotels, 2 nights in a manor house/castle and 2 nights in B&B/guest house. Triple rooms on request // 4-star hotels Ė please enquire.

Rates include: 7 nights accommodation sharing a twin / double room with ensuite facilities, 7 full Scottish breakfasts, service charges & VAT.


Please note rates are NOT inclusive of vehicle rental, ferry transfers and admissions to suggested attractions.

 

 

B=Breakfast; D=Dinner; O=Overnight                                                                                                        abitsbeyt

 

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