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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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Victoria Lee

May 20, 2019

Highly recommend GoIrishTours for an unforgettable Scottish adventure! The Coach Tours- Scottish Supreme Package was well-paced, and the visits to Glamis Castle and Edinburgh Castle were highlights. The Loch Ness Cruise added a touch of magic.

Christopher Allen

October 1, 2023

Our journey through Scotland with GoIrishTours was incredible! The Scottish Supreme Package allowed us to explore the best of the country, from Cawdor Castle to St Andrews Castle. The Traditional Afternoon Tea was a delightful break.

Megan Carter

October 30, 2018

GoIrishTours delivered a fantastic Scottish adventure with the Coach Tours- Scottish Supreme Package. The castles, especially Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle, were mesmerizing. The Loch Ness Cruise was a unique and unforgettable experience.

Matthew Wilson

October 1, 2023

Our family had an amazing time with GoIrishTours on the Coach Tours- Scottish Supreme Package. Glamis Castle and St Andrews Castle & Cathedral were simply stunning. The attention to detail and friendly guides made the trip truly special.

Kristen Adams

February 28, 2019

Kudos to GoIrishTours for an incredible journey through Scotland! The Scottish Supreme Package was everything we hoped for and more. Cawdor Castle and Stirling Castle were highlights, and the Loch Ness Cruise was a unique experience.