7 nights: Scotland road trip in accommodation fit for a clan chief - Edinburgh - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Experiencing an incredible journey driving through Scotland, discovering breathtaking landscapes and sampling the local Celtic culture along the way.
  • Staying in magnificent castles and elegant country manor hotels fit for a clan chief, with mighty breakfasts included.
  • Discovering Scottish cities where charm, local architecture and centuries of history collide to take you on a fairytale journey and an unforgettable holiday

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Your itinerary in brief

What better way to discover Scotland? Make your own pace during this 7-night road trip, while taking in many of the mythical must-see places this captivating country holds in store. Embark on an unforgettable adventure travellling across the breathtakingly beautiful Scottish countryside, visiting historic towns and cities along the way.


Explore the medieval streets of Edinburgh, renowned for its its iconic castle and Fringe Festival. Admire ancient ruins, picturesque beaches and learn about the history of golf in St. Andrews. Travel to Royal Deeside and discover royal castles, scenic landscapes and outdoor adventures. Follow the malt whisky route to learn more about Scottish craftsmanship and deeply steeped tradition, before losing yourself in the rugged mountains, historic sites and culture of the Highlands. Admire the dramatic beauty of the Isle of Skye and the West Highland Way before alighting in Glasgow, hailed for its vibrant cultural scene.


Your road trip itinerary:

  • Days 1 - 2: Edinburgh
  • Day 3: St Andrews
  • Day 4: Royal Deeside
  • Day 5: Malt whisky trail 
  • Day 6: Highlands
  • Day 7: West Coast
  • Day 8: Departure 

Your itinerary in detail

Day 1: Edinburgh

  • Arrive at Edinburgh or Glasgow Airport, pick up your hire car and drive the short distance to your castle or manor house hotel, set in beautiful parkland on the outskirts of Edinburgh.
  • Spend the rest of the day enjoying the hotel and its facilities, or head to Edinburgh to start exploring the Scottish capital.


Overnight stay in Edinburgh area at Macdonald Houstoun House (40 minutes' drive from Edinburgh)



  • Edinburgh is renowned for its long, rich history, stunning architecture and vibrant cultural scene. This very atmospheric capital city is brimming with shops, pubs and restaurants.
  • Edinburgh's cityscape is characterised by its striking architecture - a blend of medieval, Georgian and Victorian styles.

  • Visit Edinburgh Castle, perched atop Castle Rock and home to the Crown Jewels of Scotland.
  • Stroll the at the Royal Mile until you reach Holyrood Palace -  the official residence of the Kings and Queens of Scots since the 16th century.
  • Whisky connoisseurs can opt to enjoy the Scotch Whisky Experience (extra charge, not included). This immersive experience located at the top of the Royal Mile delves into the history, production and appreciation of whisky.

    Overnight stay in Edinburgh area at Macdonald Houstoun House (40 minutes' drive from Edinburgh)



    • Depart Edinburgh and drive across the Queensferry Crossing to take in spectacular views of the Firth of Forth.
    • Head east to St Andrews. Known for its rich heritage, picturesque coastline and prestigious university, it is also considered to be the home of golf.
    • Explore the beautiful university town on foot and have your photo taken atop the Swilcan Bridge on the Old Course - a rite of passage on any visit.
    • Continue north over the Tay Bridge, taking in Dundee.
    • In the afternoon you can visit Glamis Castle - childhood home of the Queen Mother who passed away on March 30, 2002, at the grand age of 101. 
    • Alternatively, visit Dunnottar Castle -  a medieval fortress situated atop a rocky promontory overlooking the North Sea.


    Overnight stay in Aberdeen area at Norwood Hall

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    Day 4: Royal Deeside

    • Why not dedicate a full day to exploring Royal Deeside, a magnificent valley on the River Dee.
    • This picturesque valley is home to Balmoral Castle, a favorite family retreat in the Highlands for generations of monarchs. 

  • Stroll through the colourful gardens of Crathes Castle, a fine example of Scottish tower house architecture which might be best described as 'a classic fairytale castle'.
  • Alternatively, or if time permits, visit nearby Drum Castle, with its 13th-century tower and fine Jacobean manor house.
  • Be sure to dedicate some time to exploring the villages of Royal Deeside, each with its own distinct character.
  • Enjoy a leisurely meander in Ballater. It's the nearest town to Balmoral Castle, which explains the many 'By Royal Appointment' signs found in local shops and businesses.

    Overnight stay in Aberdeen Area at Norwood Hall




    • Travel north towards Inverness.
    • Follow the Malt Whisky Trail and visit just some of the distilleries that produce the most famous and (according to some), the finest malt whiskies in the world.
    • Speyside is a must-see destination for any whisky lover. It's here you'll find Glenfiddich, Macallan, Glenlivet and many other revered distilleries along the River Spey.
    • The Speyside area is also home to magnificent castles, such as Cawdor Castle and Brodie Castle, important in Jacobite history. Cawdor Castle dates back to the late 14th century and is best known for its connections to Shakespeare's play 'Macbeth'. Brodie Castle dates back to the 16th century and is a classic Scottish baronial mansion.
    • After an enriching day, drive onwards to your hotel in the Inverness area.


    Overnight stay in Inverness area at Kingsmills

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    Day 6: The Highlands

    • It's time to head north-west to visit the famous Inverewe Gardens - the world's most northerly botanical garden.
    • Alternatively, set your compass true north and visit Dunrobin Castle - a stunning structure resembling a French chateau with its imposing conical spires.
    • Visit the battlefield of Culloden or stroll around Inverness, which is considered the capital of the Highlands.

  • Should you decide to head south, enjoy a ride on the Cairngorm Mountain Railway and explore one of Scotland's two national parks.
  • Alternatively, you might choose to take a relaxing cruise on Loch Ness (not included, optional extra), which lies a short distance from Inverness. Famous for the Loch Ness Monster, it's loved by locals for its natural beauty and panoramic views of the surrounding Highlands.

    Overnight stay in Inverness area at Kingsmills



    • Skirt the legendary Loch Ness to arrive at Urquhart Castle.  Dating back to the 12th century, this picturesque ruin on the shores of Loch Ness provides glimpses of former grandeur with its crumbling walls and towers.
    • Follow the Caledonian Canal along Loch Lochy to Fort William - a town situated in the shadow of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain.
    • Continue through Glencoe, one of Scotland's most legendary gulfs, and cross rugged Rannoch Moor.
    • Take in Loch Lomond, Britain's largest lake, known for the tranquil beauty of its wooded shores and islands.
    • Check into your hotel in the Loch Lomond/Glasgow area and enjoy the last evening of your wonderful Scottish roadtrip in Sherbrooke Castle - an atmospheric establishment known for its distinctive turrets, towers, and battlements. 

    Overnight stay in the Loch Lomond/Glasgow area at Sherbrooke Castle



    • Drop off your hire car.
    • Please note: Your hire car must be returned to Edinburgh Airport.
    • Catch your return flight home, full of powerful holiday memories...

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    Your hotels

    Hand-picked just for you

    Maximum room capacity

    For this offer we have reserved the following magnificent castles and elegant country manor hotels for you:


    • Edinburgh: Macdonald Houstoun House (40 minutes' drive from Edinburgh)
    • Aberdeen: Norwood Hall
    • Inverness: Kingsmills
    • Glasgow: Sherbrooke Castle


    In the event of unavailability of the hotels indicated in the programme, accommodation will be provided in hotels of a similar category.


    • 2 adults 
    • 2 adults  + 1 baby 
    • 1 adult + 1 child + 1 baby

    Your dining choices

    Enjoy a bed and breakfast stay in each of your country manor and castle hotels. 

    Your journey to Scotland


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    Your destination


    Welcome to the land that's known as 'Alba' in Scottish Gaelic.


    A bewitching combination of breathtaking scenery, urban sophistication, outdoor activities and a rich Celtic culture, Scotland is the ideal destination for all lovers of nature and wide open spaces. Moors, lakes, mountains and cliffs await to dazzle you. From Edinburgh to Glasgow via the site of Loch Ness, many wonders will never cease to enrich your trip. Ready to feast your eyes on this famous land of legend?


    With its authentic Scottish charm, medieval Old Town, and rich history, Edinburgh is a treasure to discover. Presided over by the iconic Edinburgh Castle and the great hulk of Arthur’s Seat - the perfect spot for a morning hike - the city also boasts a UNESCO World Heritage city centre and a thriving events scene, making it the perfect, fun-filled city trip whatever the time of year.


    Start your day with a spot of boutique shopping in Multrees Walk, before visiting the former medieval market square at the Grassmarket, which also offers splendid views of the Edinburgh Castle. The castle itself is a grand monument, perched on an extinct volcano, leave this monument for an afternoon visit, when you can admire the sunset over the city. Afterwards, head to the West End for chic restaurants and bars - you might even get there in time for a show at the Edinburgh Playhouse.


    Arguably the best time to visit the city is in August, when the annual Fringe Festival takes over the city. The largest arts festival in the world, this is your time to catch a future star of comedy or theatre. To escape the city’s crowds, head to Leith, the city’s port and hub for creatives, where you can savour seafood in waterfront restaurants and visit the Royal Yacht Britannia.


    Glasgow is a unique city in Scotland that's well worth a visit for any lover of culture, art, shopping or fine dining. Walk through its enticing streets and bask in the friendly atmosphere. Glasgow is routinely regarded as one of the world's friendliest cities, and offers lots of pub, bars and restaurants to explore - as well as a rich and varied history.


    Thanks to its vibrant cultural scene, some of the most popular places to visit in Glasgow include the Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery, a fantastic complex that houses some of the UK’s best examples of British and European art, the city's Cathedral, which was consecrated in 1197, and the charming Botanic Gardens, which are internationally renowned for their extensive tropical and temperate plant collections.


    For guests looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city's streets, Glasgow Green is also a great place to which to retreat. Here, tourists will find themselves nestled within 129 acres of greenery, complete with the gorgeous 'Winter Gardens' and the 'People's Palace', which tells of Glasgow's colourful history dating all the way back to 1750.

    In more detail

    Please find practical information about your trip:
    This tour is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.

    Pets are not permitted.
    Your stay may be subject to an additional city or tourist tax payable directly to the hotel, which is not included in our nightly rate. Please check with hotel directly for further information.

    Rates and times are indicative and are subject to change. Some facilities/services are subject to a surcharge, payable locally. 


    General terms and conditions of sale apply. 

    The price includes:

    • Accommodation according to the itinerary (see description)
    • Breakfast 
    • Local taxes 
    • Hotel service charges 
    • Assistance at your destination 


    The price does not include:

    • Meals and drinks not mentioned or indicated as free of charge in the programmes
    • Personal expenses, tips
    • Tourist tax payable locally
    • Insurance (optional)
    • Administrative Expenses
    • Airport and security taxes
    • Baggage handling at the airport and in hotels
    • Visits

    If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy and configuration are 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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    To ensure a peaceful holiday, our partners are committed to respecting the local health and sanitary measures in force to protect your safety and well-being.


    Please note: health and sanitary measures may be subject to change in line with government recommendations. Consequently, they may affect access to certain amenities and leisure facilities.

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