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Embark on a captivating road trip through Scotland’s legendary landscapes. This self-drive adventure allows you the freedom to explore at your own pace, immersing yourself in Scotland’s most iconic destinations.

 

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.

 

Begin your road trip adventure by heading north to Fife. Your initial destination is the charming village of Falkland, renowned for its Renaissance palace. After immersing yourself in its historical allure, proceed eastward to St Andrews, famed as the birthplace of golf and home to Scotland's oldest university. Continuing your journey northward, you'll traverse Dundee, recognized as a UNESCO City of Design. From there, you have the option to opt for the direct route to Aberdeen or embark on the scenic coastal route. The coastal path offers stunning vistas, passing through the St. Cyrus National Nature Reserve and offering glimpses of the awe-inspiring Dunnottar Castle near Stonehaven.

 

Rest for the night in Aberdeen.

Today's journey leads you into the majestic Scottish Highlands. Begin your adventure by driving along the captivating "Deeside Tourist Route," winding through the scenic landscapes of the Cairngorms National Park. Along the way, you'll encounter a plethora of historic castles to explore, including the 16th-century Crathes Castle and the esteemed Balmoral Castle, the Scottish residence of the Royal Family, open to visitors from April to July. Continuing your drive, you'll venture into Speyside, renowned for its world-class whiskies. Consider visiting one of the many renowned distilleries in the area, such as Glenfiddich or Aberlour, to delve into the art of whisky-making and savor the distinct flavors.

Rest for the night in Inverness area.

 

Today presents you with two enticing options to explore the wonders of Scotland. You can either immerse yourself in the rich history and natural beauty of Inverness and its surroundings or embark on an unforgettable journey along the North Coast 500, one of Scotland's most scenic driving routes.

 

If you choose to remain around Inverness, delve into history at the famous Battlefield of Culloden Moor and wander through the ancient Bronze Age cemetery of Clava Cairns. Alternatively, you can visit the historic Cawdor Castle or unwind with a leisurely stroll along one of the region's golden sand beaches.

 

On the other hand, venturing along the North Coast 500 offers unparalleled vistas and unforgettable experiences. Marvel at the breathtaking Corrieshalloch Gorge and the majestic Falls of Measach. Explore the enchanting Inverewe Garden, home to over 2500 exotic plants and flowers. Drive through the awe-inspiring landscape of the Torridon Hills before returning to Inverness.

 

Rest for the night in Inverness area.

 

Embark on a scenic drive along the picturesque shores of Loch Ness, where you can immerse yourself in the fascinating history of the area at the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition. Consider taking a boat tour to marvel at the stunning views of the loch and perhaps catch a glimpse of Nessie, the legendary Loch Ness monster. Alternatively, explore the atmospheric ruins of Urquhart Castle nearby.

 

Continuing your journey westward, make your way toward the breathtaking Isle of Skye. Along the route, don't miss the opportunity to stop at the iconic Eilean Donan Castle, a renowned sight featured in numerous films and TV shows.

 

Rest for the night in Isle of Skye or nearby.

 

Make the most of your day on the enchanting Isle of Skye, a paradise for nature enthusiasts. Begin your explorations by visiting the picturesque village of Portree, renowned for its colorful buildings and charming boutiques.

 

Next, embark on a scenic drive around the northern part of the island via the breathtaking Trotternish Peninsula. Delight in a leisurely walk up to "The Old Man of Storr" rock pinnacle, where you'll be rewarded with panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. Admire the stunning Kilt Rock Waterfall and marvel at the unique geological formations of the Quiraing. Explore the serene An Corran Beach at Staffin, where ancient dinosaur footprints can be spotted, and immerse yourself in the mystical ambiance of the Fairy Glen.

 

Rest for the night in Isle of Skye or nearby.

 

Embark on a journey southward to the picturesque Sleat Peninsula, where you'll be enchanted by the stunning beaches, tranquil lochs, and majestic glens of the region. Along the way, consider taking a delightful walk to the crystal-clear Fairy Pools nestled at the foot of the Black Cuillin Hills, or indulge in a tasting of Single Malt Whisky at the renowned Talisker Distillery.

 

In the afternoon, board a ferry from Armadale to Mallaig on the mainland, offering scenic views of the surrounding landscapes. During the journey, make a stop at the idyllic Camusdarach Beach to soak in its natural beauty.

 

Upon reaching the mainland, don't miss the opportunity to visit Glenfinnan, where you can admire the imposing Glenfinnan Monument and the iconic Viaduct, famously featured in the Harry Potter film series.

 

Rest for the night in Fort William or nearby.

 

Ferry (Armadale to Mallaig) 30 minutes

Embark on a scenic journey today, passing through Scotland's renowned Glen Coe, renowned for its breathtaking landscapes. Along the way, consider stopping at the grave of the legendary Rob Roy in Balquidder and admiring the picturesque Falls of Dochart in the village of Killin.

Alternatively, opt for the longer but equally scenic route via the coastal town of Oban, leading you to the historical valley of Kilmartin Glen. Here, you'll encounter a wealth of Neolithic and Bronze Age remains, including cairns, standing stones, and castles, making it one of Scotland's most significant archaeological sites. Continue your journey past the charming village of Inveraray, where you can marvel at its historic architecture and stunning surroundings.

Rest for the night in Trossachs National Park area.

 

As you journey back to Edinburgh, savor the scenic beauty of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Consider pausing for a nature walk, indulging in an optional steamship tour on Loch Katrine, or exploring a local whisky distillery along the way. For a memorable photo opportunity, make sure to visit Doune Castle, famously featured in Monty Python & the Holy Grail and Outlander.

 

If time permits, you might also choose to stop by Stirling Castle, one of Scotland's premier attractions, or marvel at the impressive horse-head sculptures known as the Kelpies.

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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  • Discover Scotland's top attractions amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the renowned Isle of Skye.
  • Stroll beside the enigmatic waters of Loch Ness and explore the castle nestled along its shores.
  • 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.
  • Capture the picturesque beauty of Dunnottar Castle through your lens.
  • Embark on an exploration of the Highland's hub, Inverness, and its surrounding landscapes.
  • Embark on a castle-hopping adventure along the Castle Trail in Aberdeenshire, exploring these historic fortresses at every turn.
  • Edinburgh - 2 Nights
  • Aberdeen - 1 Night
  • Inverness - 2 Nights
  • Isle of Skye - 2 Nights
  • Fort William - 1 Night
  • Trossachs Natl Park - 1 Night
  • Accommodation (Comfort Plus/Deluxe) for 9 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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Brian Johnson

July 23, 2023

GoIrishTours made our dream Scotland trip a reality! The Scottish Supreme Package was filled with awe-inspiring visits to castles like Edinburgh and St Andrews. The Traditional Afternoon Tea was a delightful way to relax and take in the beauty.

Jessica White

July 12, 2019

We had an amazing time exploring Scotland with GoIrishTours on the Coach Tours- Scottish Supreme Package. Glamis Castle and Stirling Castle were incredible. The Loch Ness Cruise was a highlight for the whole family. Truly unforgettable!

James Miller

March 27, 2019

The Scottish Supreme Package with GoIrishTours was a perfect blend of history and beauty. Cawdor Castle and Edinburgh Castle were stunning. The Loch Ness Cruise added a touch of magic to the trip. Highly recommend this tour to fellow adventurers!

Amanda Baker

November 2, 2018

GoIrishTours made our Scotland trip unforgettable! The Coach Tours- Scottish Supreme Package was packed with history and charm. St Andrews Castle & Cathedral and Traditional Afternoon Tea added a special touch. A wonderful journey!

William Foster

August 05, 2021

What an incredible adventure with GoIrishTours! The Scottish Supreme Package took us to places we'd only dreamed of, like Glamis Castle and Stirling Castle. The Loch Ness Cruise was a definite highlight. Highly recommend this tour!