Pick up self-drive car and leave Edinburgh, crossing the Forth
Estuary via the famous Forth road Suspension Bridge from where we can admire the
100 year old rail bridge. Onto Perth for visit to nearby Scone Palace, home of
the Earl of Mansfield. Continue to Blairgowrie and on via Glenshee, arriving in
Royal Deeside/ Aberdeenshire for overnight in the area.
After breakfast, a visit to Royal Lochnagar Whisky
Distillery, situated in a beautiful setting near Balmoral Castle. Then take the
road north through the Cairngorm Mountains, passing Tomintoul, Grantown-on-Spey
and on to Forres.
Time en route to visit one of the many castles and gardens
in this region of Scotland. Continue to Nairn, a popular seaside resort well
known for its golf course and its beautiful sandy beaches. Maybe visit nearby
Cawdor Castle, a family homefor over 400 years. Overnight in the Inverness/
See Inverness, the "Capital of the
Highlands" and follow the shores of Loch Ness - maybe have a glimpse at its
legendary Monster. Continue via the Caledonian Canal to Fort William at the foot
of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain at 1344 m.
Travel further south
along the West Coast and admire the spectacular scenery of Loch Linnhe,
mountains and sea. Finally arrive in Oban, a busy fishing port and departure
point to the Hebridean Islands. Overnight in or near Oban.
After breakfast, head for Loch Awe via
the the Pass of Brander. Continue on the A819 to Inveraray Castle for a visit.
This has been the home of the chiefs of Clan Campbell, Dukes of Argyll, for
Continue along Loch Lomond, the largest and perhaps the most
beautiful of all Scottish Lochs. Finally arrive in Glasgow for overnight in the
city or nearby.
Spend some time sightseeing in
Glasgow. Glasgow boasts some of the world's famous Victorian architecture, plus
a wealth of galleries and museums. Do not miss a visit to the recently
refurbished Kelvingrove Gallery. The city is filled with incredible bargains on
all-traditional Scottish fashions, tweeds, linens, crystal, china, crafts and
gourmet food. If that is not enough, there is a variety of entertainment and
Return to Edinburgh Airport or Glasgow Airport and
drop-off self-drive car before departure flight.