• Roam Around Scotland Car Tour

    Roam Around Scotland Car Tour

    8 Days of Scotland at your own speed. We book all the hotels and provide an itinerary and you do the oohing and awwing at the landscape of Scotland. Our most popular car tour!
  • Edinburgh


    A day in this magical city before you start your tour. Reviewed by visitors as one of the most beautiful cities in the world!
  • Doune Castle

    Doune Castle

    Famous from Monty Python and many other films! You could stop for a renactment from the battlements. Outlander fans will certainly recognise.
  • Callander


    Gateway to the Highlands as well as being exceptionally pretty in its own right!
  • View across Loch Fyne

    View across Loch Fyne

    Stop for some chips or at the eponymous Oyster bar
  • Fingals Cave

    Fingals Cave

    Turn up the Mendlesohn as you visit the extraordinary Fingal's Cave and then ancient abbey on Iona. Keep your eyes peeled for the soaring wings of the massive Sea Eagle and the Golder Eagle on Mull
  • Glen Coe

    Glen Coe

    One of Scotland's most striking mountain ranges and site for the Campbell Massacre. We will drive along the road.
  • Glenfinnan Viaduct

    Glenfinnan Viaduct

    Famous from the Harry Potter films. Visited on Day 1 of our voyage.
  • Eilean Donan Castle

    Eilean Donan Castle

    The archetypal image of the Scottish castle in stunning scenery. If you take the Kyle road to Skye you will certainly want to stop!
  • Isle of Skye

    Isle of Skye

    Beautiful landscapes abound on Skye - your day here will stop start as you pause to take it all in.
  • Ben Nevis

    Ben Nevis

    Britains highest mountain with an ascent from sea level. Wow: what a site from the road!
  • Loch Ness

    Loch Ness

    Possibly, the world's most famous lake with a mysterious unseen inhabitant
  • Culloden Battlefield

    Culloden Battlefield

    The final battle in Scotland and the end to the dreams of the Stuarts. Culloden marked the end of a way of life and the start of a new Scotland...
  • Speyside & Whisky

    Speyside & Whisky

    You may be driving, but you won't want to miss the chance to explore the famous Speyside distilleries..
  • Balmoral Castle

    Balmoral Castle

    Take tea with the Queen at Balmoral Castle - her ancestral home on Royal Deeside. You can't take tea of course but you can take a look.
  • Forth Rail Bridge

    Forth Rail Bridge

    Masterpiece of Victorian Engineering that is still in use today. One of our last great sights on the voyage as you return to Edinburgh.

Roam Around Scotland 8 Day Car Tour

This very popular 8 day car tour of Scotland provides visitors with the best of Scotland with visits to the west coast islands of Mull, Iona and Skye, plus the stunning Highlands of Scotland. Now available all year!

Tour Highlights

Edinburgh – West Coast – Isles of Mull, Iona, Staffa and Skye – Loch Ness – Inverness – Speyside - Fife

This tour operates on: Every Day

Day 1 Arrival - Edinburgh

Arrive Edinburgh and collect your car. Travel into Edinburgh enjoying a visit of Edinburgh Castle or take a panoramic city tour by bus. Overnight in the Edinburgh area.

Day 2 Edinburgh - Loch Lomond - Oban

Loch Lomond

Head north along Loch Lomond stopping off at Luss to visit this pretty little village on the loch banks. Continue west with the option of stopping for lunch at the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar to enjoy some of the fresh produce before heading through Inveraray visiting the castle and jail. Continue north to Oban spending time in Kilmartin Glen experiencing the Neolithic and Bronze Age chambered and round cairns, stone circles and rock carvings. Visit Dunadd Fort -  the ancient capital of Scotland then known as Dalriada. Overnight Oban area.

Kilmartin Glen

Day 3 Isles of Mull, Iona and Staffa

Today spend the day exploring Mull and Iona either by car or enjoy the sites from the sea and take a day boat trip to Mull Iona and Staffa (please note boat trips may not run during the winter months, but the ferries do continue running).


The tour leaves from Oban Harbour and is renowned as one of the best day tours in the UK, providing a scenic route through the beautiful island of Mull and a visit to the Isle of Iona where Columba landed in 563 brought Christianity to Scotland from Ireland. You can also visit the famous abbey founded by St Columbus before you continue on to the uninhabited Island of Staffa, which is famous for its basaltic formations, the best know of which is Fingals Cave, immortalised in Mendelssohns Hebridean Overture.

(*Please note during the winter months or bad weather conditions it may not be possible to get boat trips to Staffa). Return to your ovenight in Oban area.

Day 4 Glencoe - Isle of Skye

Today continue north from Oban through Glencoe with its spectacular landscape and onto Fort William set in the shadow of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain. Take the road to Mallaig to enjoy the short ferry over to Skye or continue on the road to Kyle and take the bridge to explore Skye, the largest and most scenic of the Hebridean Islands. Overnight on Skye.

Day 5 Isle of Skye

Enjoy a full day on the Isle of Skye. Head south towards the Cuillin Hills, the island's best-known feature. Though their tops are places only for experienced climbers, there are many viewpoints and island locations where excellent panoramas can be enjoyed. Head back to your accommodation via Glenbrittle and the famous Fairy Pools - beautifully crystal clear blue pools on the River Brittle, these make for some fabulous photos.

Day 6 Loch Ness – Inverness

Head east today for the Inverness area meandering gently along shores of Loch Lochy and Loch Ness via Urquhart Castle, which dates back to the 12 century and was originally built to guard the route through the glen! If you dare, take a cruise on Loch Ness, most famous for the illusive monster. Overnight in the Inverness area.

Day 7 Speyside - Perthshire

Today travel east of Inverness where you can visit the Battlefield of Culloden and Clava Cairns, which date back to the 3rd millennium BC. These are burial chambers that are made up of 3 impressive round chambered cairns surrounded by a ring of stones. Taking the Speyside route explore some of the Malt Whisky Trail. The Speyside area is home to more than half of all the country's distilleries plus the coopers who repair the oak casks each year. Continue towards Perthshire through Braemar and Royal Deeside passing by Balmoral Castle and Crathie Church, the Queen Elizabeth’s highland residence and church before heading through the ski area of Glenshee. Continue south towards Perth/Fife where you will overnight.

Day 8 Fife – St Andrews

Today if time permits visit St Andrews, named after Scotland's patron saint. Visit the impressive ruins of the cathedral, once the most magnificent in the country and St Andrews Castle where visitors can wander through damp, mossy tunnels to the dungeons. St Andrew's is also 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 before returning your car to Edinburgh/Glasgow and joining your flight home.


  •  7 nights accommodation in your chosen style of accommodation sharing a twin/double room with facilities; inclusive of Scottish breakfast.
  • Welcome Pack
  • Service & VAT 


  • Car Hire
  • Entrances detailed in itinerary
  • Evening meals
  • Lunches
  • Personal Expenses
  • Ferries

The Little Details

  • Minimum Age: Age 3+
  • Min Age: NA
  • Tour Vehicle Type: Self-Driven
  • Months of Operation: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December, All Year
  • Duration of Tour: 8 days
  • Departure Point: Edinburgh
  • Departure Point: Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Duration of Tour: 8 days

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Rates & Dates

The price is per person for the whole tour, and is based on two people sharing a room. There is a choice of type of accommodation.

Tour Prices Per Person for 2015 - 1st April to 31st March 2016

MonthsB&BInn / 2 Star3 Star HotelMixedManor
All year £325.00 £445.00 £500.00 £440.00 £680.00
August Supplement £22.00 £22.00 £32.00 £25.00 £30.00
Single Person Supplement £130.00 £170.00 £190.00 £170.00 £300.00

Please note with the mixed package you'll have 3 overnights in B&B, 3 overnights in a Hotel and 1 overnight in a Manor (country house hotel).

Child Policy

Based on sharing a room with 2 adults:

  • 0-4 years : Free
  • 5-12 years: 50% of adult price
  • 13 years and above: Adult price

Booking Notes

Cancellation Charges:

Please note that when a customer cancels any confirmed Driven Travel Tour, a standard charge of 10% of the booking price will be made to cover administration costs.

For cancellations more than 5 working days prior to the start date, full refund less 10% admin fee.

For cancellations within 5 working days of the start date - no refund will be made.

Online Booking

Simply enter your preferred start date during the booking process.

Click on the 'Book Now' button for our secure online booking form. Please be aware it can take several days for us to book the accommodation for you; we'll then take payment and email you the list of your accommodation.

Some Places We Will Visit

  • Inveraray

    Inveraray is the classic 18th-century planned town (don't call it a village), with its straight wide streets and dignified Georgian houses, and enjoys the most stunning of settings, on the shores of Loch Fyne.

  • Oban

    Our visitor guide to Oban, the main focal point in the northern part of Argyll in Scotland. A comprehensive list of information including what to see and do, self catering cottages in the area, travel information and history...

  • Fort William

    Fort William is the gateway to the Western Highlands and one of the country's main tourist centres. It stands at the head of Loch Linnhe, with the snow-topped mass of Ben Nevis towering behind.

  • Inverness

    The Highlands' largest town and enjoying a real renaissance over the past ten years as young professionals have moved to the city. The gateway to the far north and a fun night out if you stay.

  • St Andrews

    St Andrews is not just about the golf, the place has a medieval charm with beautiful sights and also an ancient university where the rich and the famous study.

Castle Visited

  • Inveraray Castle

    Home to Clan Campbell's chief and a substantial baronial pile built in 1743 on the site of previous castle. Open to visitors and includes lovely gardens.

  • St Andrews Castle

    The main residences of the bishops of St Andrews. Now a dramatic ruin on the headland

  • Urquhart Castle

    Semi ruinous castle in strong position beside Loch Ness controlling the route North. Captured by Robert the Bruce by clever negotiation. Visitor centre open all year.

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