This 4 day car tour will provide you with a real taste of Scotland and the delights on offer. With a choice of accommodation in 3 beautiful areas of Scotland including Oban, Loch Ness and beautiful Perthshire, it'll make you want to come back for more! Now available all year!
Day 1 Edinburgh/Glasgow - Oban area
On arrival in Edinburgh (or Glasgow) Airport, pick up your self-drive car and start your journey.
Route 1 - via Stirling Castle
You will drive through the area known as the Trossachs (2) in the heart of Scotland. Make a stop at Stirling Castle (1)– Stirling has many reminders of the famous William Wallace, star of the film 'Braveheart'. Continue on towards Callendar with a stop for coffee with Monty Python fans stopping on the way at Doune Castle. The road continues north zig-zagging through the mountains. Stop at the head of Loch Awe for a visit to Kilchurn Castle(3). From there you follow the A85 all the way to Oban.
Route 2 - via Loch Lomond (also for Glasgow Starters) [Purple Route]
Our alternative route takes us across the belt of Central Scotland the bottom of Loch Lomond from where travel up its west bank with a stop for tea in Luss (A). Continue around the scenic Loch Lomond and through the Argyll Forest one of the most beautiful areas of Scotland. Cross the mountains through Glen Croe (B) and the evocatively named "Rest & Be Thankful" Pass. Make a stop at Inveraray(C) on the banks of Loch Fyne where you can visit Inveraray Castle or Inveraray Jail, which tells the tale of prison life in the 18th & 19th centuries. At this point you can turn north to join route one or for a longer journey continue down Loch Fyne and then at Ardrishaig, turn north to explore the ancient ruins at Kilmartin Glen (D) and Dalriada. Then continue north to the Oban area for your first overnight stay.
Day 2 Oban - Fort William - Loch Ness - Inverness
After breakfast explore Oban making a visit to McCaigs Tower from where you can see the island of Mull and beyond on a clear day. Departing Oban journey north to Fort William via Appin passing on your way Castle Stalker set on its own island. Fort William nestles at the foot of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Scotland. Take a trip on the Aonoch Mor Gondola and enjoy some magnificent views across to the West and East coasts of Scotland. From Fort William travel northeast through the Great Glen towards Inverness. En-route you will travel along the Caledonian Canal which links Fort William and Inverness and of which Loch Ness forms a part. Travel along the banks of this famous loch keeping an eye open for the famous monster 'Nessie'. Overnight in the Inverness area.
Day 3 Inverness - Royal Deeside - Perth
Start your day with a stop at Culloden Moor, site of the very last land battle on British soil when the Jacobites, lead by Bonnie Prince Charlie, were finally defeated by the English army. The excellent exhibition centre tells of the Jacobite rebellions in various languages and you can wander the Moor where you can still hear the battle cries of the Clans. Continue now into the heart of Speyside and whisky country. There are a large number of whisky distilleries in the area and you can visit many of them. Glenfiddich, Glen Grant, Dallas Dhu and many others welcome visitors and are happy to give you a 'wee dram'. Continue following the River Spey well known also for its salmon fishing. Travel down to Braemar in the heart of Royal Deeside. During May, June and July you can visit Balmoral Castle where the Royal Family spend their annual summer holiday. Alternatively visit Braemar Castle. Journey south over the 'Spittal of Glenshee' a road affording dramatic views before continuing towards the Perthshire area for your overnight accommodation.
Day 4 Edinburgh/Glasgow Departure
Today, if time permits, visit St Andrew’s, 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 Pitenweem. 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.
Rates & Dates
Package Prices per person for Winter 2015
|Months||B&B||Inn/2 Star||3 Star||Mixed||Manor|
|April to March 2016
The Single Supplement applies to single rooms booked for the tour, so for example, the price for the tour for one person in a single room in a 3 star hotel would be £305.00
Based on one child sharing a room with 2 adults:
- 0-4 years : Free
- 5-12 years: 50% of adult price
- 13 years and above: Adult price
How to Book
Fill in the enquiry form so we can provide you with a quote for your dates. If you want to enquire about changes or additions to the tour, then simple add them into the extra info field so we can take them into account.
After we have received your enquiry, we will send you the full quotation for your tour.
If you choose to proceed, we simply need a reply to that email stating you want to proceed. We will then generate a payment request to send to you.
You will receive your full vouchers after payment. Where bookings are made very late, we send itinerary vouchers to the first hotel of your tour.
You can cancel your tour up to 1 week before departure. After that date, you will incur the full cost of the tour.
If you cancel before that date, you will only incur the deposit charge (20%)
Cancellation should be by email.
We provide accommodation details after booking.
If you wish to change some accommodation, we will always attempt to change it to one that you feel suits you more. However, this may incur an increase tour cost.
If you don't like the tour accommodation and you wish cancel completely, you can do so within 5 days of receiving the accommodation details without incurring any costs
Payment is via Paypal in two tranches.
You will receive two invoices:
the first for your deposit payment which is 20% of the price after which we place bookings.
the second is payable three weeks before departure and is the balance of the booking.
If you are unable to travel because of sudden last minute illnesses or other circumstances, you should rely on your travel insurance for a refund of travel costs
We are unable to cover those on your behalf
Ipso Facto, we always recommend that travellers take out travel insurance