Edinburgh, Highlands and Isle of Sky Auto Tour - Aberdeen - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Discover Edinburgh, take in the ethereal and dramatic landscapes of the Scottish Highlands and unearth the mysteries of the magical Isle of Skye with its outstanding natural beauty, Viking history, and ancient myths and legends.
  • Embark on a seven-night tour including stays in 3 and 4* hotels across Balmacara, Aberdeen and Edinburgh.
  • Our members will have included car hire services and will become the captains of their very own voyage around the Scottish Highlands!

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Your Destinations


From the New town adjacent to Princes Street to the quirkiness of the Old Town starting at the Royal Mile - both jointly listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can enjoy boutique shopping in Multrees Walk and a wide choice of restaurants and bars in the West End - or visit the once famous medieval market square at the Grassmarket, which also offers splendid views of the Edinburgh Castle.

The Highlands of Scotland

Expanding two-thirds of Scotland, the Highlands region is an unspoilt wilderness of spectacular beauty, famous for its passionate, fiery-haired folk, rugged Highland cattle, and world-famous whiskey.

Stretching from the vast peat bogs in the north, a truly remote region that will take you back to centuries gone by, to the west coast’s isolated crofting villages, only reachable by boat; the Scottish Highlands are a world away from modern, fast-paced life and extraordinarily peaceful.

Explore the stunning mountains of the region plummeting into the lochs below and the rolling glens as the sun sets in the distance. Hike deep into these remote landscapes and see if you can spot a wild deer. Visit one of the many whiskey distilleries to learn how they make their fine brews and sample some of their best. Taste some of their own Scottish smoked salmon in a local smokery and try your hand at some fishing in their wild rivers. Listen to the bagpipes play in the local town and soak up the atmosphere of a country filled with spirit and an unforgotten, passionate history. 


Fueled by a burgeoning cultural scene along with an influx of luxurious development, Aberdeen has established itself as the powerhouse of Northeast Scotland and a thriving cosmopolitan centre in the north. Aberdeen derives its nickname as the 'granite city' from its silvery-grey architecture and design, thus attributing an attractive and mysterious gleam to the city. From its cultural and historical landmarks, such as the Maritime Museum, the Aberdeen Art Gallery, the abandoned Rubislaw Quarry; to its proximity to royal icons such as Royal Deeside to the West, and Dunnottar Castle to the south, this is a windswept and history-filled must-see metropolis.

Isle of Skye

With its name originating in Old Norse and translating to 'Cloud Island', this Viking Island must be seen to be believed. Its beguiling terrain, mist-enshrouded hills, and mossy green fields will enchant you.

 The area is one of Europe's wildest, most romantic and most scenic lands. The Isle of Skye is a picturesque and hauntingly beautiful place to admire nature's awesome imagination as the ever-changing mists and seasons roll in from the Atlantic. Jagged snow-capped peaks, brooding mountains, endless moorlands, vast sea cliffs, beaches, castles are all laid out against the mists and the oceans to form the most wonderful panoramas.

Our Offer

Option 1: 7-night Self Drive in Category B Car Type (Vauxhall Corsa)
Option 2: 7-night Self Drive in Category C Car Type (Vauxhall Astra)
Option 3: 7-night Self Drive in Category D Car Type (Skoda Octavia)

Your Itinerary

Day 1: Departure City – Edinburgh
On arrival at Edinburgh Airport, please make your way to the rent-a-car desk where you will be provided with the keys and documentation for your trip. Drive to Edinburgh. From here you can visit top sites throughout the city.

Edinburgh is one of the most charming cities in Europe. Divided by the districts of The Old Town (old city) and The New Town (new city) considered World Heritage in 1995. Discover medieval, Georgian and modernist architecture and an old town full of narrow cobbled streets, where it is always a pleasure be lost. Our members will enjoy this city as it is characterised by dynamism and cultural.
Accommodation in the hotel in Edinburgh.

Day 2: Edinburgh - Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park - Fort William area - Balmacara
Breakfast in hotel. Enjoy some of the great outdoors with a visit to the country's national parks: Loch Lomond and The Trossach, a mountain range that is the prelude to the Highlands region. Walk the shores of Lake Lomond, before relaxing in Lake Katrine, or head for a visit of Fort William, located in the shadow of Ben Nevis. Once you reach Balmacara, you can unwind in your hotel and relax after a full day of exploring.
Accommodation and dinner (included) in the hotel in Balmacara.
Day 3: Balmacara 
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy your free time. You may choose from our suggested activities*. 
Accommodation and dinner (included) in the hotel in Balmacara.  

Day 4: Balmacara 
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy your free time. You may choose from our suggested activities*.
Accommodation and dinner (included) in the hotel in Balmacara. 
Day 5: Balmacara - Loch Ness - Inverness - Cairngorms National Park- Aberdeen 
After breakfast in the hotel, start your day by enjoying the city of Inverness, the capital of the Highlands region and located at the mouth of the River Ness in the Moray Fjord. After visiting the city, you can make your way to Aberdeen by crossing the Cairngorms National Park, a fantastic area where you will find mountains, forest paths, rivers, lochs, wildlife hotspots, friendly villages, and distilleries. In Cairngorms Park, you may enjoy some of our many different suggested activities*.  Once you arrive in Aberdeen, you will check in at your hotel and enjoy the city until dinner. 
Accommodation and dinner (included) in the hotel in Aberdeen. 
Day 6: Aberdeen – Dunnottar Castle - Cairngorms National Park – Aberdeen 
Breakfast at the hotel. Our members will have plenty of time to enjoy visiting top sites including Dunnoar Castle and Cairngorms National Park 
Accommodation and dinner (included) in the hotel in Aberdeen. 

Day 7: Aberdeen – Edinburgh 
Breakfast at the hotel. Once you arrive in Edinburgh, you will have free time to walk around the “New Town” and visit the famous Edinburgh Castle, an ancient fortress that stands on a rocky hill of volcanic origin. If you go into the castle, you can also visit The Great Hall, the Scottish Crown jewels, The Stone of Desny, the Mons Meg and the One o'clock Gun 
Accommodation in the hotel in Edinburgh. 

Day 8: Edinburgh- Departure
Depart Start your day with breakfast. If you have enough time before your flight, visit more top sites in the city or spend a few hours shopping. You will return the car before or at the same time of pick up on your first day to avoid the extra charge.

Your Hotels

Our members will stay at the following accommodation (or similar) with this offer.

Motel One Edinburgh-Royal 3*
With its central location, Motel One Edinburgh-Royal is the perfect three-star hotel for exploring the city on foot. Guests staying here will enjoy designer features, cosy rooms and will love being in the Old Town, just a few blocks away from the illustrious Royal Mile.


The Torfin Hotel 3*
Stay within a 10-minute walk of Edinburgh Zoo at The Torfin Hotel, and enjoy a number of amenities including a terrace and a bar.
Balmacara Hotel 3*
The Balmarca Hotel is a waterfront and contemporary 3* hotel on the shores of Loch Alsh. This quaint yet refined property enjoys great views of the Isle of Skye. Your room comes equipped with a kettle, wifi, TV, and a private bathroom fitted with a bathroom or shower. You will feel at ease with the comfortable and elegant decor that provides cosy and authentically Scottish ambience.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Aberdeen City Centre 4* 
Just a few minute's walk from the windswept beaches and 900 yards from the centre of Aberdeen is the 4* Doubletree by Hilton Aberdeen City Centre. This classical hotel features bright and spacious bedrooms and a restaurant serving a creative modern menu using quality local produce.

Here you will also find a Conservatory, offering hearty breakfasts and evening meals, while The Atrium serves traditional pub-style favourites. With its close proximity to the beach, city centre, and numerous world-renowned golf clubs, the DoubleTree by Hilton Aberdeen City Centre is a convenient and trustworthy accommodation in Aberdeen. 

Double Rooms Sleep Up To:

Adults Adults
2 Adults

Single Rooms Sleep Up To:

1 Adult

Please note: bookings for 3 passengers will be in a Double Room and Single Room.The bed for the 3rd/4th guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed. If any of these hotels are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be found.

Please note: some dining outlets/menu items and premium, branded and international drinks may not be included and may incur a surcharge payable locally.  Meals, snacks and drinks may be available at selected times only

Suggested Activities in the Cairngorm & Aberdeenshire Area

Aberdeen City
Aberdeen City is brimming with cultural and historical landmarks. We suggest you visit some of its most popular attractions, including St. Machar Cathedral, Seaton Park, Brig O' Balgownie, Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen Bach, and King's College, University of Aberdeen.  

Dunnotar Castle 
Visit Dunnottar Castle for an unforgettable experience and discover the importance of Dunnottar – an impregnable fortress that holds many rich secrets of Scotland’s colourful past. The dramatic and evocative ruined cliff top fortress was the home of the Earls Marischal, once one of the most powerful families in the land.

Cairngorms National Park
This national park has something for everyone, from castles and distilleries to quad bike trails and opportunities for extreme sports. 

Balmoral Castle
 Balmoral Castle has been the Scottish home of the Royal Family since it was purchased for Queen Victoria by Prince Albert in 1852, having been first leased in 1848.   The Castle is an example of Scots Baronial architecture and is classified by Historic Scotland as a category A listed building.

Loch Muick 
Loch Muick is located 8 miles south west of Ballater in Aberdeenshire and found at the foot of Lochnagar, one of Scotland’s finest mountains. The area has many walking routes and a variety of wildlife including grouse and deer.

In this area, you may find some as Royal Lochnagar Distillery & Visitors Centre and The Glenlivet Distillery amongst many others.

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Suggested Activities in the Skye Area

We suggest you explore the Isle of Skye where you will find one of Scotland's most beautiful and fascinating landscapes. Of all the Inner Hebrides, Skye is the most visited island because of its incredible views, rich heritage originating in the clan age, its prevailing Celtic traditions, and for its abundant wildlife. Without any doubt, today you’ll make a trip that you will never forget.  Embark on a horseback ride or cycle trip, or hire a kayak to admire this scenery from a different perspective. 

The main town of Skye, overlooking a bay, is famous for its charming harbour with beautiful houses and colour facades. An interesting tourist and commercial centre, Portree will charm you. Visit the numerous art galleries and craft stores for a handmade souvenir.  

Eilean Donan Castle
As one of the most iconic images of Scotland, Eilean Donan is recognised all around the world. Situated on an island at the point where three great sea lochs meet and surrounded by some majestic scenery, it is little wonder that the castle is now one of the most visited and important attractions in the Scottish highlands.

We recommend you hire a bike to get around the island of Skye. Challenge yourself with its hilly terrain and invigorating mists. Book this activity at your hotel. 

If conditions permit, enjoy a light hiking route to take in the magnificent views and epic landscapes of the Isle of Skye. Pass by the Quiraing with its incredible interior plateau, or visit the Old Man of Storr with its huge pinnacles of rock rising from the earth. Skye has hundreds of walks varying in terrain and difficulty to suit all travellers. 

Whale Watching Tours
These tours enjoy regular sightings of Whales, Basking Sharks, Seals, Dolphins, Porpoises, Otters, Sea-Eagles, Puffins, and majestic Seabirds in this rich marine environment. Book this activity at your hotel.

Horse Riding & Kayaking
Available for guests of all skill and level, take on this landscape in a new and exciting way. Book this activity at your hotel.

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Your Journey

Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Car Hire: Car hire is included.

Travel Advice

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Please note that the advice can change and consumers should continue to check it until they travel.

Location Information

The address of your properties: 
Balmacara Hotel: Balmacara Hotel Balmacara, Balmacara, Kyle IV40 8DH
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Aberdeen City Centre: Beach Blvd, Aberdeen AB24 5EF
Motel One Edinburgh-Royal: 18 Market St, Edinburgh EH1 1BL
The Torfin Hotel: 108 St John's Rd, Edinburgh EH12 8AX

Hotels are subject to change based on availability, however, guests will be accommodated in hotels of a similar standard. 

Distance from Edinburgh airport to your hotel:
The Torfin Hotel: 5.7km / 9 mins
Motel One Edinburgh-Royal: 13.4 km / 30 mins

In More Detail

Please Note: This offer is Non-Refundable.

Please find practical information about the property and your trip: 

These properties are accessible to people with reduced mobility, however, as the hotels are not set, we cannot guarantee that the hotel you will be staying in has access to people with reduced mobility.
Check-in time: 3 pm
Check-out time: before 12 pm

Our price doesn’t include a city/accommodation/tourism tax payable locally (this price is a guideline and is subject to change without prior notification).

Please Note: 
Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 

What's Included?

  • Car Hire
  • Balmacara (Skye Island Area): 3nts staying in Balmacara Hotel 3* (or similar) BB and dinner included
  • Aberdeen: 2nts staying in DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Aberdeen City Centre 4* Beach (or similar) BB and dinner included
  • Edinburgh: 2nts staying in Motel One Edinburgh-Royal 3* BB or The Torfin Hotel 3* (or similar) Breakfast included

Not Included

  • Lunches and drinks and personal expenses.
  • Rental car expenses: gasoline, tolls, car-ferries, parking, etc. Tickets to any other places of interest during the way.
  • Suggested visits and possible tickets for suggested visits.
  • Travel insurance (it is strongly recommended to offer the customers at least a basic)

Car Hire

Please note you cannot be guaranteed a specific make of car within a certain group.
The minimum age for driving a hire car in Scotland is 21 and drivers must have held a full driving licence for a least 1 year.

The lead name on the booking will be confirmed as the named driver.  The named driver must present a credit card in their name when collecting the car (credit cards in other names will not be accepted).

The named driver must also present a full valid driving licence on collection of the vehicle and in some cases a credit card or cash deposit will be required.

Please ensure that you check your car hire documents carefully once received as this will advise if there are any taxes/charges to be paid locally as well as potential mileage restrictions.

Car Type Option
B VAUXHALL CORSA (or similar)
C VAUXHALL ASTRA (or similar)
D SKODA OCTAVIA (or similar)

The car can only be rented at Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - The return of the vehicle must be done before or at the same time as it was rented on the first day. If the customer arrives later, even a few minutes, an extra day may be charged on the credit card.

Hertz Edinburgh Airport: 175 Jubilee Road - Car Rental Centre, Edinburgh, EH12 9FT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0) 843 309 3025*
*Calls to 0843 numbers cost 7p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.
Opening times: Oct-Apr: Mo-Fr 0630-2300, Sa-Su 0700-2300 / May-Sep: Mo-Fr 0630-2400, Sa-Su 0700-2400

To take possession of the car, the driver must present his driving license (issued at least 1 year), and a valid credit card. Debit cards are not accepted. The credit card must be in the name of the holder of the car reservation. 
-Age requirement: Minimum age is 25 years old.
- Rental car conditions: The person named on the reservation booking must be the main driver, present at the time of rental and payer of any rental charges. 

 Included in the price: 
- UM (Unlimited mileage)
- CDW (Collision damage waiver)
- TP (Theft Protection)

All the accessories or other extras not specifically included in the prepaid reservation will be paid at the time of rental. In case of damage or theft, It is mandatory to provide to Hertz the Police report, otherwise, the coverage provided by CDW/LDW and Super Cover will not be valid. Rates updated to 01 November. The amounts of the exemptions and the amounts of the super cover may change at any me without notice!

Additional driver:
Although the renter must be the main driver you can add additional drivers by paying the following fee (including tax):
- Per driver per day -  £ 14,29
- Max per driver per rental - £142,99
Additional drivers must meet our driver qualifications and present a valid driver's licence and additional form of ID. 

Out of hours Pick-Up: Reservations must be placed during the branch weekday operating hours. The service of the provision of the vehicle outside the opening hours of the agency can not be booked by internet.

Please contact your Booking Center with the following information:
- Flight number
- Your name, address and phone number 
- Details of your method of payment

Forms of payment: OTTO, HCC allowed; Valid credit card with renter's name and expiry date; ITV Voucher + valid credit card in renter's name and expiry date.

Out of hours return: Out of hours return is available. Please leave keys and rental agreement in the keybox available 24 hours. For addional information, please contact the location - Specific conditions may apply.

Out of hours fee:
- Up to 1 hour before/after location opening hours  £ 19.80 (including tax)
- 1 hour after closing to midnight £ 26.40 (including tax)
- After midnight to 1 hour before opening  £ 39.60 (including tax)

NeverLost Navigation System
NeverLost is available for an additional fee of £ 20.00 (including tax) per day, £ 100.00 (including tax) per week or £ 200.00 (including tax) per month/per rental.

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Important Information

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.

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