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  • Discover Scotland's ancient monuments, famous battlefields and legendary myths, folklore and unearthed gems on this comprehensive tour. 
  • Visit the sights of Edinburgh and Glasgow or Inverness in just 7 days on this fantastic exploration of these great cities.
  • Our members will stay in 3* or 4* hotels with breakfast included along the way, and the option to add on car hire!

Your Destination

Scotland is the antithesis of traditional beach holidays; it’s a connoisseur’s country with some of the finest landscapes in the world, as well as amazing cities. The Scottish Highlands are legendary, and for good reason as it’s one of the few places where you can truly be at one with nature. Hundreds of miles of heath, mountains and more mean you can drive in any direction and enjoy the solitude of nature. You can also come face to face with rare wildlife, including Ospreys and Golden Eagles, although there’s no guarantee you’ll come across Nessie if you make the trip to the Loch!

Scotland is a country steeped in tradition and the people are fiercely proud of their independence from neighbouring England, as well as their heritage. The highland games show the Scots in full flow and you might be lucky enough to see one of these events in action, where the locals come out resplendent in their traditional kilts and compete in events like hammer throws and caber tossing, as well as showing their prowess with the axe!

Exploring Scotland Self Drive Tour - Sanitary and Health Measures

All hotels and providers that our DMC includes in tours are approved by the Good to Go label (UK). Please see further information at the following link: https://www.visitscotland.org/news/2020/launch-of-were-good-to-go

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4 Day/3 Night Self Drive Scotland Tour

6 Day/5 Night Self Drive Scotland Tour

8 Day/7 Night Self Drive Scotland Tour

Your Itinerary In Brief

4 Day/3 Night Self Drive Scotland Tour

Day 1: Welcome to Scotland
Day 2: Perthshire to Glasgow
Day 3: Glasgow to Edinburgh
Day 4: Departure from Edinburgh

6 Day/5 Night Self Drive Scotland Tour

Day 1: Welcome to Scotland
Day 2: Loch Ness - Inverness
Day 3: Fort William - Isle of Skye
Day 4: Fort William to Glasgow
Day 5: Glasgow to Edinburgh
Day 6: Departure from Edinburgh

8 Day/7 Night Self Drive Scotland Tour

Day 1: 
Welcome to Scotland
Day 2: 
Stirling - Loch Lomond - Oban
Day 3:
 Fort William - Isle of Skye
Day 4: 
Loch Ness - Inverness
Day 5:
 Inverness - Pitlochry - Perth
Day 6:
St Andrews – Fife - Edinburgh
Day 7: 
Edinburgh
Day 8: 
Departure from Edinburgh

Your Itineraries

During their time in Scotland, our members will follow one of the itineraries below.

4 Day/3 Night Self Drive Scotland Tour

Day 1: Welcome to Scotland
Welcome to Scotland! After you pick up your car, drive to Perthshire. Cross the Queensferry Crossing with its spectacular views of the Firth of Forth. Time permitting, visit St Andrews, named after Scotland's patron saint. St Andrews is the famous home of golf, played on the Old Course since the 15th century.

Overnight stay in the Perthshire area (Bed & Full Scottish Breakfast).

Day 2: Perthshire to Glasgow
On your way you can visit Stirling Castle, one of the most beautiful castles in Scotland situated upon a volcanic plug with a wonderful view over Stirlingshire, or you may choose to visit Bannockburn – a new, interactive visitor centre depicting one of the most important battles in Scottish history – or the Wallace Monument, commemorating William Wallace, which is very famous from the Braveheart film.

Overnight stay in the Glasgow area (Bed & Full Scottish Breakfast).

Day 3: Glasgow to Edinburgh
Welcome to Edinburgh! Spend the day soaking up the atmosphere of this exciting city. Visit some of its many attractions such as famous Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile and the Palace of Holyrood house, the Royal Family’s official residence in Scotland.

Overnight stay in the Edinburgh area (Bed & Full Scottish Breakfast).

Day 4: Departure from Edinburgh
Return home from Edinburgh Airport.

6 Day/5 Night Self Drive Scotland Tour

Day 1: Welcome to Scotland
Welcome to Scotland! After you pick up your car, drive to Perthshire. Cross the Queensferry Crossing with its spectacular views of the Firth of Forth. Time permitting, visit St Andrews, named after Scotland's patron saint. St Andrews is the famous home of golf, played on the Old Course since the 15th century.

Overnight stay in the Perthshire area (Bed & Full Scottish Breakfast).

Day 2: Loch Ness - Inverness
Travel north to the Inverness area. You can visit Cawdor Castle and its beautiful gardens or drive south via Aviemore where you can explore the impressive Cairngorm Mountains located in the Cairngorm National Park. Then you can choose to drive via Loch Ness.

Overnight stay in the Inverness area (Bed & Full Scottish Breakfast).

Day 3: Fort William - Isle of Skye
On your way to Fort William you may choose to stop at Urquhart Castle, which is magnificently situated on the banks of Loch Ness. If you dare, take a cruise on Loch Ness, most famous for the elusive monster! Time permitting, take a ferry from Mallaig to the Isle of Skye or continue via Loch Lochy to Kyle of Lochalsh and take the bridge to the Isle of Skye, the largest and most scenic of the Hebridean Islands.

Overnight stay in the Fort William / Oban area (Bed & Full Scottish Breakfast).
Day 4: Fort William to Glasgow
On your way you can visit Stirling Castle, one of the most beautiful castles in Scotland situated upon a volcanic plug with a wonderful view over Stirlingshire, or you may choose to visit Bannockburn – a new, interactive visitor centre depicting one of the most important battles in Scottish history – or the Wallace Monument, commemorating William Wallace, which is very famous from the Braveheart film. 

Overnight stay in the Glasgow area (Bed & Full Scottish Breakfast).

Day 5: Glasgow to Edinburgh
Welcome to Edinburgh! Spend the day soaking up the atmosphere of this exciting city. Visit some of its many attractions such as famous Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile and the Palace of Holyrood house, the Royal Family’s official residence in Scotland. 

Overnight stay in the Edinburgh area (Bed & Full Scottish Breakfast).

Day 6: Departure from Edinburgh
Return home from Edinburgh Airport.

8 Day/7 Night Self Drive Scotland Tour

Day 1: Welcome to Scotland
Welcome to Scotland! After you pick up your car, drive the short distance to Stirling. Visit Stirling Castle, one of the most beautiful castles in Scotland situated upon a volcanic plug with a wonderful view over Stirlingshire, or you may choose to visit Bannockburn – a new, interactive visitor centre depicting one of the most important battles in Scottish history – or the Wallace Monument, commemorating William Wallace, famous from the Braveheart film.

Overnight stay in the Stirling area (Bed & Full Scottish Breakfast).

Day 2: Stirling - Loch Lomond - Oban
This morning leave Stirling and drive towards the west coast via Loch Lomond, the largest lake in the whole of Great Britain and known for the tranquil beauty of its wooded shores and islands. Continue North West along Loch Fyne and its beautiful landscape. Pass by Inveraray Castle and the charming homeland of the Duke of Argyll, the head of the Campbell Clan on your way to Oban. The castle testifies to the power and wealth of the Campbells, one of the most powerful of the Highland Clans. Or you can choose to travel via the rugged landscape of Rannoch Moor and Glencoe, one of the most scenic valleys in Scotland.

Overnight stay in the Oban or Fort William or area (Bed & Full English Breakfast).

Day 3: Fort William - Isle of Skye
This morning drive north and take a ferry from Mallaig to the Isle of Skye or continue via Loch Lochy to Kyle of Lochalsh and take the bridge to the Isle of Skye, the largest and most scenic of the Hebridean Islands.

Overnight stay in the Isle of Skye (Bed & Full Scottish Breakfast).

Day 4: Loch Ness - Inverness
Travel east today for Eilean Donan Castle, one of the most iconic images of Scotland. Continue for the Inverness area via Loch Ness. You may choose to stop at Urquhart Castle, which is magnificently situated on the banks of Loch Ness. If you dare, take a cruise on Loch Ness, most famous for the elusive monster!

Overnight stay in the Inverness area (Bed & Full Scottish Breakfast).
Day 5: Inverness - Pitlochry - Perth
This morning drive east of Inverness where you can visit Cawdor Castle and its beautiful gardens or drive south via Aviemore where you can explore the impressive Cairngorm Mountains located in the Cairngorm National Park. Continue to Pitlochry where you may choose to visit the smallest distillery in Scotland, the Edradour Whisky Distillery. Why not stroll through the Victorian village before travelling south towards Perth.

Overnight stay in the Perth area (Bed & Full Scottish Breakfast).

Day 6: St Andrews – Fife - Edinburgh
Today, visit St Andrews, named after Scotland's patron saint. St Andrews is the famous home of golf, played on the Old Course since the 15th century. Continue along the coast via the small fishing villages of Elie and Pittenweem. Cross the Queensferry Crossing with its spectacular views of the Firth of Forth. Return your hire car at Edinburgh Airport, and transfer to your hotel.

Overnight stay in the Edinburgh area (Bed & Full Scottish Breakfast).

Day 7: Edinburgh
Welcome to Edinburgh! Spend the day soaking up the atmosphere of this exciting city. Visit some of its many attractions such as famous Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Family’s official residence in Scotland.

Overnight stay in the Edinburgh area (Bed & Full Scottish Breakfast).

Day 8: Departure from Edinburgh
Return home from Edinburgh Airport.

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults

Your Tour Hotels

Our members will stay at the following 3/4* category hotels in a Standard Double Room with meals included as per itinerary.

3/4* Category Hotels

Your Tour Hotels Your Tour Hotels
Perthshire: Salutation Hotel or similar

Glasgow: Argyll Hotel Glasgow or similar

Edinburgh: Ten Hill Place Hotel or similar

Inverness: Newton Hotel or similar (for 5 or 7 night tour only)

Fort William/Oban: Brander Lodge or similar (for 5 or 7 night tour only)

Stirling: Poppies Hotel Stirling or similar (for 7 night tour only)

Isle of Skye: Uig Hotel or similar (for 7 night tour only)

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults
or
Adults
1 Adult
+
1 Child

Please note: 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 that due to the current global health pandemic (COVID-19), certain restaurants and buffets may be closed or places and tables may be limited. We strongly recommend that you contact the hotel for further information two days before your arrival.

Please note that due to the current global health pandemic (COVID-19), the cultural, leisure and wellness activities, as well as the outdoor swimming pools at this hotel, may be closed or limited in terms of access. We advise you to contact the hotel or the tourist office two days before your arrival.

Your Included Excursions (for stays of 7 nights only)

Our members have the following excursions included in their stay when they choose the 7-night option. 

Entrance to Edinburgh Castle

Your Included Excursions (for stays of 7 nights only)
A symbol of the city that it dominates and overlooks. Often besieged, several times demolished, the citadel was a royal residence from the 11th century and served as a military garrison. In addition to the Esplanade, where the "Military Tattoo" and the fortifications, with a superb view of "Princess Street" unfolds, you will discover the jewels of the Scottish crown "Honors of Scotland" as they are kept within it. This castle has witnessed many great moments in Scottish history. In 1140, this is where the Scottish Parliament meets for the first time. In 1566, it was in its walls that was born the son of Mary, Queen of Scotland, who later became King of Scotland and England. In 1745, the castle had its last seat when the garrison resisted Bonnie Prince Charlie.

Your Journey

Flights: You may choose from Economy, Premium or Business class flights on sectors that they operate, at the next stage of the booking process.

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: For the freedom to explore your destination at your own pace, choose to add car hire.

T&C's for car hire (Category B) 
 


All items/rates are subject to change at any time. All values are stated in local currency and are exclusive of tax, unless otherwise stated. All rates are VAT inclusive. Pick up and drop off at Edinburgh Airport

Included
- Third party liability included. 
- Collision damage waiver included (CDW). 
- Theft protection included (TP).
- Unlimited mileage included (UM). 
- Licensing fee and road tax included (VLF). 
- Location service charge included (LSC).

Optional Extras
To be paid locally at the Rental Station (Rates are approximate and are provided as a guide only)

- Additional driver charge - £ 15.00 per day per each additional driver.
- Personal accident insurance - £ 10.00 per day or £ 68.00 per week.
- Baby seats - £ 12.00 /day. Booster seats - £ 12.00 / day, baby / booster seats are suitable for children aged between 6 months - 11 years.
- GPS: £ 20.00 per day / £100.00 per week
- Super Cover (waivable excess) – Varies dependent on vehicle – rates start from £ 27.00 per day / £ 185.00 per week
- One way rentals - Free mainland UK drop-offs for groups B, C, D, E, F, G & J

Important Information
- Deposit - Credit Card (CDW Excess & Petrol deposit).
- Credit card at commencement of rental is mandatory – to cover all toll fees, speed cameras, parking offenses, etc. Credit Card must be in driver’s name
- Minimum age - 23 years. Drivers aged 23 or 24 may rent (Groups B, c & E only. A young driver surcharge of £36.00 per day will be applicable to drivers aged 23 & 24 years including tax, maximum charge per rental £360.00).
- Maximum age - 79 years. Clients aged 76–79 years must have additional documentation from their insurer and doctor (must provide a statement of good health from GP, must provide a statement from insurance company stating client has not been in an accident in the last 5 years, that they hold a current policy of motor insurance with them and that they are driving on a regular basis.
- Driver’s license - Must hold a current national license valid for at least 1 year or more at time of rental.
- Provisional / learner drivers or seriously endorsed license holders are not eligible to rent a car e.g. drink driving disqualification.
- Non-waivable excess - £ 1,200.00, for groups B, C, D, E, F and I; £ 1,800.00 for groups G and M.
- Fuel - 10% refueling charge applies if vehicle is not returned with a full tank.
- Traffic fines are charged directly to the client, an additional admin fee of GBP 42.00 will be applied on top of any fine by Hertz. (E.g. Parking or Speeding Tickets)
- Billing - Applicable rate on the date of pick-up will be the applied for the entire rental period.
- We cannot be held responsible for any upgrade charges or damage to vehicles under rental. Please ensure clients understand what is included and what is not included prior to travel.

Please note that the supplier won't be able to process any booking unless they have the flight details and at least 1 name per room 5 days prior to the check in. They will not book the car rental if they're missing the flight details or the accommodation if they're missing one name per room if we do not have it on time. For bookings of more than 1 room, unless the member states otherwise the supplier will book 1 car per room. If guests would like 1 car per booking, this needs to be requested via our customer service team.

Please note that for any name change the supplier needs at least 10 days notice and it will have a minimum extra charge of 50€. Any other modifications/cancellations will be 100% cost.

Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport, health and visa information click here.

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

It is essential that all customers purchase adequate travel insurance for all countries they are travelling to or through.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Please note: As a result of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the UK Government has introduced measures via a 5-level alert system to ensure the safety of all citizens. From the 4th July 2020, current plans state that the UK will have entered level 3 of the lockdown, allowing hotels to begin re-opening and welcoming guests as restrictions are relaxed. Please note that this is still a provisional plan and that all dates are subject to change following governmental announcements.

Please note that due to the current situation, any information mentioned is subject to change or adaptation.

We strongly recommend that you contact the hotel three days before your departure to keep you informed of the latest changes and information.

You can also refer to our FAQ section to find more information on the development of the situation.

We suggest that you keep informed of the latest regulations in force:

 In the UK via the corresponding link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

In More Detail

Please find practical information about the property and your trip: 

This property is accessible to those with reduced mobility. / This property is not accessible to people with reduced mobility. 
The number of rooms at this property: 
Check-in time: 3 pm
Check-out time: before 12 pm

Our price doesn’t include a city/accommodation/tourism tax of XXX which is/ which may be 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

  • Accommodation in Standard Double Rooms in 3* or 4* hotels
  • Breakfast
  • Entry to Edinburgh castle (for stays of 7 nights only)

Not Included

  • Drinks and other meals not clearly mentioned
  • Surcharge for special requests on food, and meals.
  • Entrance fees, permits and guide service during free time.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Surcharge for public holidays

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. 

If you don't have a driver's license for the country you are travelling in, you will need either a European or international driving license.

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.

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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