The West and the Outer Hebrides (Self Drive)
8 Days Pre-booked Self Drive Tour (excluding rental car) suggested tour itinerary from Glasgow

 

 

 

 

ITINERARY

Day 1: Glasgow
Arrival in Glasgow. Pick up your car. Glasgow is an energetic city with its internationally acclaimed museums and galleries, stunning architecture and great shopping. Two of Glasgow’s museums worth visiting are the Burrell Collection with over 9000 works of art and the Kelvingrove Art Gallery with its amazing collection of exhibits. Or you may choose to wander around the shopping district in the heart of the city before retiring to your accommodation. Overnight in Glasgow. (O)

Day 2: Loch Lomond - Oban - Fort William
Leave Glasgow and travel along the shores of Loch Lomond. Britain’s largest loch is known for the beauty of its wooded shores and islands. Enjoy a gentle walk at the picturesque village of Luss. Drive north west through the mountains, deep valleys and the shores of Loch Fyne to the charming town of Inveraray where you can visit the magnificent Castle, family home of the Duke of Argyll, Chief of Clan Campbell. Continue to the bustling port of Oban and enjoy a stroll around the waterfront. Overnight in Oban / Fort William area. (B,O)

Day 3: Road to the Isles - Isle of Skye
Departure to Glenfinnan where you will travel on the scenic route known as "Road to the Isles". The route which goes past vast mountain corridors, breathtaking beaches of white sand and tiny villages, is steeped in Jacobite history having witnessed the beginning and the end of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s doomed attempt to regain the British throne. The road brings you to Mallaig where you will board the ferry to Armadale on the Isle of Skye. Close to the ferry port lies Armadale Castle & Gardens with 40 acres of exotic trees, shrubs and flowers – remarkable for their beauty and for their very existence. Visit the superb Museum of the Isles which tells the story of the Clan Donald and of the people of the West Highlands. You will continue the tour of Skye to admire the moors, mountains, lochs and sea cliffs of Scotland's biggest island before you reach your accommodation. Overnight on the Isle of Skye. (B,O)

Day 4: Outer Hebrides
The Outer Hebrides islands of Harris and Lewis have a wealth of history and unrivalled natural beauty. You will take the ferry from Uig on the north of the island and after a 1h40min journey you will arrive at Tarbert. Travel to the west coast of Lewis to visit the prehistoric Callanish standing stones predating Stonehenge and continue to Carloway where you can take a trip to the past and discover what it was like to live and work in a traditional crofting village by visiting the "Blachhouses". Overnight on the Isle of Lewis. (B,O)

Day 5: Kyle of Lochalsh - The Great Glen - Fort William
Return to the mainland crossing the Skye Bridge to Kyle of Lochalsh and continue north to experience the wild grandeur of Wester Ross. Drive through this ancient landscape of mountains and lochs to reach Inverness, the capital of the Highlands. Take the scenic route along the Great Glen. Go for a walk on a part of the Great Glen Way, a 120 km long distance footpath. Overnight in Fort William area. (B,O)

Day 6: Stirling - Edinburgh
Travel through Glen Coe with roads threading past deep gorges and crashing waterfalls and continue to the Stirling Region, home to Rob Roy and an area peppered with castles and legendary figures. Visit the Wallace Monument and admire the views from the top of the 67m high tower and learn all about the turbulent events leading up to the Battle of Stirling Bridge. Continue to Stirling to the magnificent Stirling Castle, historically one of Scotland’s most important fortresses and residence of the Stuart monarchs for two centuries. In Bannockburn you can visit the Heritage Center and learn about the battle which led to the greatest victory in the history of Scotland’s struggle to remain independent. Overnight in Edinburgh. (B,O)

Day 7: Edinburgh
With one of the most beautiful cityscapes in the world Edinburgh has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Soak up the atmosphere of this exciting city. Visit some of its many attractions such as historic Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Royal Yacht Britannia. Explore the medieval closes of the Old Town and visit some of its museums. In the evening enjoy a ghost tour or visit a Scottish evening with song and dance or just enjoy the pubs and restaurants of the Old Town. Overnight in Edinburgh. (B,O)

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

                                                                                                                                             

Rates Per Person sharing

  B&B 

3* Hotels

  Twin Single Supplement Twin Single Supplement

January - March 

$ 840.00

$ 378.00

$ 770.00

$ 630.00

April

$ 840.00

$ 378.00

$ 854.00

$ 630.00

May, June, October

$ 840.00

$ 378.00

$ 1078.00

$ 770.00

July, September

$ 840.00

$ 378.00

$ 1176.00

$ 770.00

August

$ 1022.00

$ 560.00

$ 1330.00

$770.00

November, December

$ 840.00

$ 378.00

$ 770.00

$ 630.00

*Triple rooms on request//4-star hotels - please enquire. Cancellation received within 72 hours of arrival date will be subject to charges.

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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