Sampling Scotland | 6 Day Self-Drive

Tour Inclusions:

Transport

Automatic economy car with:
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)
  • Theft protection (TP),
  • Value added tax (VAT)
  • Third party liability
  • Location service charge (LSC)

Accommodation

    • Glasgow (1)
    • Fort Augustus (1)
    • Edinburgh (3)

    Other Inclusions

    • Deluxe travel wallet with comprehensive travel documents, luggage tags and driving map.
    • Expert service from dedicated sales guide before, during and after your trip.

    Starts in Glasgow / Ends in Edinburgh
    6 Days / 5 Nights

    Highlights:

    Glasgow City

    Urquhart Castle

    Culloden Battlefield & Visitor Centre

    Edinburgh Castle

    Rosslyn Chapel

    Hadrian's Wall

      

    6 Day Sampling Scotland Itinerary

    Day 1 : Glasgow Highlights

    Start your trip at Glasgow Airport where you will pick up your rental car and drive to your hotel.

    Take your time to get settled in before touring Glasgow by car, foot or public transport. This is a city that flourished in Victorian times. See George Square with its ornate City Chambers and nearby Glasgow Cathedral. Visit Provand's Lordship, Glasgow's oldest house built in 1471, and step back in time to discover Glasgow's unique history.

    Have a quiet drink in the evening and enjoy your first Scottish dinner of the trip.

    Overnight in Glasgow

    Day 2 : Loch Lomond & Loch Ness Cruise

    Depart Glasgow and drive north along the banks of Loch Lomond with views of Highland peaks.Travel across the mountains to Inveraray Castle. This imposing Campbell family home with four conical spires was built between 1746 and 1789. Stop off at Kilchurn Castle on the shores of Loch Awe. Kilchurn was another Campbell family stronghold and also a filming location for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

    Move further north along the shores of the spectacularly beautiful Loch Awe and the River Orchy. The drive into Glencoe is one of the most beautiful and it might be nice to stop here for lunch. Continue further north and arrive in Fort Augustus. Find your accommodation and settle in for the night.

    Overnight in Fort Augustus

    Day 3 : Culloden Battlefield & Whisky Tasting

     Drive along the coast of Loch Ness - all the while keeping an eye out for the mythical Nessie - and stop at Urquhart Castle on the shore for a tour. You might also like to take a cruise on the loch a little further on. Arrive in Inverness in time for lunch and take a short walk around the town. From Inverness, make your way out to Culloden Battlefield and spend some time in the museum and the walking around the battlefield outside.

    As you navigate your way south through the Scottish Highlands, you will drive along the outskirts of Cairngorms National Park. You will arrive in Edinburgh in the early evening. Find your accommodation and settle in for the night.

    Overnight in Edinburgh

    Day 4 : Edinburgh Castle & City Tour

    The best way to explore Edinburgh is by one of its many walking tours. Take one or more of these and you can then decide what you would like to see for the remainder of the day. See the bustling Princes Street and the gracious, wide streets of the 200-year-old Georgian New Town.

    Walk along part of the Royal Mile where compact medieval houses reach 11 floors tall. Visit Edinburgh Castle, which dominates the city and contains the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Scone.

    Overnight in Edinburgh

    Day 5 : Rosslyn & Roman Border

    File:Hadrian's wall at Greenhead Lough.jpgRosslyn Chapel, Scotland’s best-kept secret has now achieved worldwide fame since the publication of ‘The Da Vinci Code’. An architectural gem, its superb stone carvings are still not fully understood. The short walk through the glen to ancient Roslin Castle is also fascinating.

    Travel south to charming Melrose for lunch. Melrose Abbey is believed to be the final resting place of King Robert the Bruce’s heart. Scotland’s great writer Sir Walter Scott (whose monument dominates Princes Street in Edinburgh) lived nearby and loved this beautiful area.

    Cross the ancient Scotland/England border. Hadrian’s Wall is one of the most important monuments built by the Romans and is a stunning example of their engineering skills. It cuts Britain in half just south of the Scottish border. It is also the inspiration for the Wall in Game of Thrones. Make your way back to Edinburgh for your final night in Scotland.

    Overnight in Edinburgh

    Day 6 : Tour Ends Edinburgh Airport

    Return your car at Edinburgh Airport before your flight home.

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