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Essential Scotland - Express

5.0 ⭐     20 customer reviews

A mesmerizing Scotland road trip starting in the historic capital, Edinburgh. Traverse northward into the iconic Highlands, passing by the vivid shores of Loch Ness and Loch Lomond. Marvel at the breathtaking nature of Glen Coe and immerse yourself in the region’s rich history. Conclude your journey back in Edinburgh, adorned with unforgettable memories of Scotland’s rugged beauty and Celtic charm.

 

Arrive in Edinburgh where your accommodation awaits. Your self-drive or chauffeured car will be waiting for you at the airport. Spend the afternoon leisurely exploring the city. Walk along the historic Royal Mile, delve into the UNESCO-listed Old and New Towns, and discover Edinburgh Castle's grandeur. With numerous museums and landmarks nearby, your evening promises a delightful introduction to Edinburgh's charm.

 

Rest for the night in Edinburgh.

 

Embark on your road trip by collecting your rental car and hitting the road! Along the way, you'll encounter picturesque stops like the charming village of Dunkeld and the historic Blair Castle, dating back to the 13th century. As you journey through the Cairngorms National Park, consider visiting the Highland Folk Museum to delve into Scotland's rich heritage.

 

Upon reaching Inverness, explore the Battlefield of Culloden Moor, where the last battle on British soil took place in 1746, signaling a turning point for the Highlands. Nearby, don't miss the ancient Clava Cairns, comprising tombs and standing stones dating back around 4,000 years.

 

Rest for the night in Inverness area.

 

Depart from Inverness and drive south along the shores of the expansive Loch Ness, renowned for its mystique and the legendary Nessie. Pause at the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition to delve deeper into its captivating lore.

 

While traversing, you'll encounter the impressive ruins of Urquhart Castle perched along the loch's edge, offering an intriguing exploration opportunity.

 

Continue your journey to Glenfinnan, where a monument commemorating the first Jacobite uprising graces the shores of Loch Shiel. Don't miss the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct, immortalized in the Harry Potter films, adding a touch of magic to your adventure.

 

Rest for the night in Fort William.

 

Today's route leads you through the stunning Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, with highlights including the breathtaking Glen Coe, renowned for its scenic grandeur. Traverse the park's splendor before reaching Doune Castle, a notable filming location.

 

Capture memorable moments with a photo stop at Doune Castle, famed for its appearances in various films and TV series. Depending on time, consider visiting Stirling Castle, a premier Scottish attraction, or the remarkable Kelpies, featuring colossal horse-head sculptures.

 

Rest for the night in Edinburgh.

 

On your departure day, consider indulging in some last-minute shopping, exploring one of Edinburgh's renowned museums, or taking a leisurely stroll through the charming city center, soaking in the atmosphere before bidding farewell to this captivating destination.

Your self-drive or chauffeured car will be returned at the airport.

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  • Take a leisurely walk up the historic Royal Mile and uncover the treasures of Scotland's capital, Edinburgh.

  • Marvel at the awe-inspiring natural splendor of the Scottish Highlands.

  • Indulge in serene moments surrounded by nature's tranquility at Trossachs National Park.

  • Stroll beside the enigmatic waters of Loch Ness and explore the castle nestled along its shores.

  • Embark on an exploration of the Highland's hub, Inverness, and its surrounding landscapes.

  • Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of Glen Coe.

  • Stroll beside the enigmatic waters of Loch Ness and explore the castle nestled along its shores.

  • Edinburgh - 2 Nights
  • Inverness - 1 Night
  • Fort William - 1 Night
  • Accommodation (Comfort Plus/Deluxe) for 4 nights
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Rental car of your choice
  • All ferry crossings, as per itinerary
  • A detailed and well-organized travel itinerary with necessary documents
  • A convenient travel backpack
  • A universal travel adapter
  • A handy rain poncho
  • Luggage strap and tags for easy identification
  • A practical documents wallet to keep your essentials organized

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Andrew Baker

January 1, 2021

Our GoIrishTours experience on the Scottish Supreme Package was fantastic! The castles, especially St Andrews Castle & Cathedral and Stirling Castle, were awe-inspiring. The Loch Ness Cruise was a highlight. A must-do for anyone visiting Scotland!

Elizabeth Turner

July 15, 2019

A big shoutout to GoIrishTours for an amazing Scottish adventure! The Coach Tours- Scottish Supreme Package was a perfect choice. Glamis Castle and Edinburgh Castle were stunning, and the Traditional Afternoon Tea was a delightful treat.

Daniel Taylor

August 8, 2019

Absolutely loved every moment with GoIrishTours on the Scottish Supreme Package. The castles, especially Cawdor Castle and Stirling Castle, were breathtaking. The Loch Ness Cruise added a touch of adventure. A perfect trip!

Laura Smith

October 5, 2021

GoIrishTours made our Scotland trip truly special! The Coach Tours- Scottish Supreme Package was a perfect blend of history and beauty. St Andrews Castle & Cathedral and the Loch Ness Cruise were unforgettable. Can't recommend it enough!

Jonathan Harris

June 06, 2018

Our Scottish adventure with GoIrishTours was nothing short of amazing! The Scottish Supreme Package took us to incredible places like Stirling Castle and Loch Ness. The Traditional Afternoon Tea was a charming addition to the tour.