Scenic Scotland

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Scenic Scotland

This new and unique program brings you some of the most scenic places in Scotland. Your accommodations are pre-booked for you. A Scenic Tour Road book, with a full itinerary and additional Scotland sightseeing information, is provided with your documents.

Your Scenic Scotland Tour Includes:

  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • Breakfast daily, except day of arrival
  • Car Rental: Group C Standard Shift Car*
  • Caledonian MacBrayne ferry from Armadale to Mallaig
  • Carbon offsetting contribution donated to the National Trust for Scotland

Note: Ferry crossing fee and entrance fees to suggested sightseeing tours are not included in the itinerary, as this is a suggested itinerary and you are can change these tours as you see fit.

*Upgrades to automatic and larger cars available for a supplement.

Itinerary

Scenic Scotland Independent Scotland VacationDay 01: Arrive at Edinburgh Airport and pick up self-drive car. Drive via Stirling pausing to visit its ancient castle on the rock commanding magnificent views of the wide plains all around. Continue through the Trossachs, the so-called ‘Highlands in Miniature', to Drymen, near the shores of Loch Lomond. Overnight in Loch Lomond area.

Day 02: Follow the banks of Loch Lomond and continue westwards along Loch Fyne to Inveraray pausing to visit the castle, seat of the Duke of Argyll. Continue along one of the most beautiful valleys of the west coast from Lochgilphead to Oban for overnight. Loch Lomond, Scotland: Scenic Scotland: Independent Scotland Vacations

Day 03: Either a visit to Loch Awe, or for the more energetic, a short drive to the ferry at Oban and drive over the Isle of Mull for the day, also visiting the sacred Isle of Iona where St. Columba brought Christianity from Ireland in AD563. Overnight in Oban.

Day 04: Continue along the magnificent west coast before taking the famous ‘Road To The Isles' from Fort William to Mallaig with its splendid views to the islands of Rhum, Eigg, Suggested Scenic Scotland Itinerary Muck, Skye and the Morvern peninsula. Ferry crossing to the southern shores of the Isle of Skye. Pause to visit the Clan Donald Museum en route to Portree. Overnight on the Isle of Skye*.

Edinburgh, Scotland: Scenic Scotland: Independent Scotland VacationsDay 05: Full day to explore the Isle of Skye, the impressive Cuillin Hills, Dunvegan Castle and the Folk Museum. Return to the same hotel as Day 04 for overnight.

Day 06: Leave Skye via the Kyleakin Bridge, rejoining the mainland. Then drive across stunning countryside to Inverness via Fort Augustus, along the shores of Loch Ness. Overnight in the Inverness area.

Day 07: Drive to Grantown on Spey for a visit to one of the many distilleries in the area before heading south into the Dee Valley, past Balmoral Castle through the dramatic landscape of Glen Shee to Blairgowrie and Perth. Pause to visit Scone Palace, former crowning place of Scottish kings. Drive to Edinburgh later and overnight.

Day 08: Free morning for shopping or sightseeing. Short drive to Edinburgh Airport. Return rental car

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This tour does not include: 

  • Lunches
  • Entrance Fees
  • Tips to driver/guide

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