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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, Inverness, Fort William and Stirling in just 8 days.
  • Our members will be provided with a car for their journey, and can choose between B&B's, 3* hotels or 4* hotels!

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Booking 35 days in advance and spending over £500 per person? No need to pay in full today! Just select the 30% deposit option on our payment page (terms & conditions apply)

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!

Your Itinerary

Upon arrival, you'll go through baggage collection and customs formalities. You will then collect your rental Car (Cat.C Compact -Ford Focus) from the airport. 

Nicknamed the Athens of the North, Edinburgh combines old and new in a unique Scottish atmosphere, where medieval palaces sit side by side with beautiful modern buildings. Here you will find two cities in one : the old and the new offer an amazing contrast. Old Town, medieval gem with its maze of narrow streets, dominated by the Castle perched on its rocky peak; and New Town, the most beautiful ensemble of Georgian architecture in Europe built below in the 13th century, with its neoclassical houses… Discover the double face of the Scottish capital. 

Suggested Visits:
THE OLD TOWN - A medieval district stretching along a ridge from the spectacular castle perched on its rocky peak to the palace of Holyrood
THE ROYAL MILE - Main artery coming down from the Castle towards the medieval shopping district
PRINCES STREET GARDENS - Separates the Old City from the New Town
THE NEW TOWN - 18th century Georgian quarter with elegant squares and avenues: mansions with neoclassical facades contemplate large parks in the city center
CHARLOTTE SQUARE - Place designed by Robert Adam and considered one of the finest examples of Georgian architecture in Britain, on which stands Georgian House, symbol of elegance and testimony to the extravagant lifestyle of the rich inhabitants.

Check in at your B&B, 3* or 4* accommodation for 2 nights in Edinburgh

Enjoy your included breakfast before exploring Edinburgh at your leisure.

Suggested Visits:
HOLYROOD PALACE - The official residence of the Queen in Scotland. Located at the end of Edinburgh's Royal Mile, this Baroque palatial structure is a symbol of the rich and tumultuous history of the country. Particularly famous for having been the residence of Mary, Queen of Scots, this palace has been the setting for many dramatic events during the country's tumultuous past.

NATIONAL GALLERY - This museum presents some of the finest works of Scottish portrait painters such as Allan Ramsay and Henry Raeburn. Paintings of Dutch and Flemish masters are also exhibited, as well as fine collections devoted to Italian painters: Tintoretto, Titian and Raphael.

EDINBURGH CASTLE - 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" unfold, 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.

FARMERS’ MARKET (each Saturday from 09h00 to 14h00) - Located at the foot of the castle, it offers a dive into the heart of Scottish gastronomic culture and a unique opportunity to discover Scottish products (meats, cheeses, fruits and vegetables, pies and beers).

MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND - One of Edinburgh's iconic landmarks. Set on 5 levels, the museum traces the history of Scotland from its beginnings in geology to the present day, drawing on an inventive and stimulating museography. Highlights include the reliquary of Monymusk, a small 750 silver casket that allegedly accompanied Robert I of Scotland during the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 ; the Lewis Chessmen, set of beautiful 12th century chess pieces in walrus ivory; and the "Ways of Death" collection, with its jet jewels, mourning bracelets in human hair, and 8 of the 17 tiny coffins discovered on the slopes of Arthur's Seat in 1836…

ROYAL BRITANNIA BOAT - Throughout its 5 platforms, you will have an unprecedented glimpse of the royal life at sea and you will meet the shadow of the greatest passengers of this liner out of the ordinary: Sir Winston Churchill, Boris Yeltsin, Gandhi, Mandela and many others ... Most of the furniture and trinkets of state apartments are loans from the "Royal Collection". You can admire the jewels of the liner : the splendid official dining room, the Queen's room, the drawing room, the Admiral's cabin and of course the Sun Lounge.

GLENKINCHIE DISTILLERY - Set amid the barley fields, far from the hustle and bustle of the Scottish capital. She prides herself on producing "Edinburgh malt". She is the only one in Scotland to be headed by a woman, Kay Fleming, and one of the last remaining Lowland distilleries. Here, the tradition has not lost any importance and the Glenkinchie distillery remains the undisputed emblem of the fresh and light style that characterizes this region.
Enjoy your included breakfast before exploring at your leisure.

Suggested Visits:
SCONE PALACE - One of the wonders of Scottish architecture, built in the 19th century. Located in the city of Scone, it is one of the most sacred sites in Scotland since it was here that in 846 Kenneth MacAlpin, considered the founder of the Scottish monarchy, created the capital of the unified kingdom. And here again, on the banks of the Tay, all the kings of Scotland will be inducted on the famous Pierre of destiny. 

DUNKELD - City located in the Central Highlands. From the year 700, Dunkeld was a monasticcenter and rivaled Scone. Concentrated around its partially ruined cathedral, Dunkeld is today a charming small town. Its cathedral was the largest in Scotland : pleasantly situated on the banks of the River Tay and surrounded by shaded lawns, it is now owned by the crown. Built on the site of the former Culdee Monastery in Dunkeld, of which remains are still visible, it is mainly composed of sandstone and was completed in 1501.

PITLOCHRY - A small village in the highland hills : walk through charming streets with elegant Victorian architecture, witnesses of the city's rich past.QUEEN’S VIEW, which designates the belvedere overlooking Loch Tummel. Offering one of the most beautiful panoramas in Scotland, the view is simply splendid! 

SAINT ANDREWS - A small, elegant and picturesque town. Here you will find the oldest university in Scotland, but also one of the most famous in Britain. The ruins of the castle, at the edge of a cliff,overlook the bay. While the cathedral, whose majestic marine ruins bear witness to a lost title of Scottish religious capital, was destroyed at the time of the reform, while Saint Andrews was a high place of pilgrimage.

EAST NEUK - Part of the Scottish coast, at the end of the Fife Peninsula, which offers particularly scenic landscapes. All along the coast, small fishermen's cottages nestle giving the village postcard tunes. You may see (in good weather) the outlines of the Isle of May, ornithological reserve 1.5 km long. On this island, you can see cormorants, puffins and little penguins, among other things.

GLENTURRET DISTILLERY - Whose motto is « by hand & by heart » : it is one of the most emblematic distilleries of the Highlands. Founded in 1775, it is the oldest distillery in Scotland. With a focus on producing whiskey in the purest Scottish tradition, the distillery showcases wood, cereals and peat to create whiskeys with rich and varied profiles.

Check in at your B&B, 3* or 4* accommodation for 2 nights in Inverness

Enjoy your included breakfast before exploring at your leisure.

Suggested Visits:
CAIRNGORMS NATIONAL PARK - Largest national park in the British Isles : it offers some of Scotland's most iconic landscapes, including heathlands, lochs and snow-capped mountains ... Nowhere else in Britain will you find such a diverse landscape united in one place! This park includes not only the highest and most massive mountain range in Britain, but also one of the last remaining primary forests in the British Isles for the enjoyment of walkers and photographers. 

THE BALMORAL CASTLE - Which has been the home of the Royal Family since it was donated to Queen Victoria by Prince Albert in 1852. The castle was built of granite stones extracted from the nearby quarries of Glen Gelder, which produce a stone almost white. At the death of Queen Victoria in 1901, the estate of Balmoral passed, according to a will expressed in his will, to King Edward VII, and after him to all his successors. The estate of Balmoral has represented for successive generations of the Royal Family more than just a favorite residence…

SPEYSIDE AREA - Area of desert plateaus dug by rivers including the Spey which gave its name to the region. You will be in the heart of the highlands where whiskey also beats: it is the cradle of about 1/3 of Scottish distilleries ... Its whiskeys are complex, sophisticated and recognized for their quality.

THE BALVENIE DISTILLERY - Which is often presented as one of the great wines of Speyside because of its artisanal character. Established as Glen Gordon, The Balvenie was the 2nd distillery built by William Grant after Glenfiddich in 1887. Its stills originally came from the Lagavulin and Glen Albyn distilleries. The reason why William Grant preferred to buy used stills was not economic, but he wanted to use only proven stills. In the 1960s, The Balvenie doubled its production capacity and again in the 1970s. The distillery marketed its single malt since 1973, and would have in its cellars very old barrels dating from the 1930s.

THE SITE OF CULLODEN’S BATTLE - Which changed the course of British, European and world history. Stones and monuments locate the tombs used as memorials, while trails mark the frontlines of the opponents.

CAWDOR’S CASTLE - Considered to be one of the most beautiful historic houses in Scotland: its medieval tower and drawbridge are in perfect condition and you can discover an extensive collection of paintings, tapestries, furniture and books... Few Scottish castles have such beautiful gardens: its walled garden, the oldest (created in 1620) served as a kitchen garden to the castle.
Enjoy your included breakfast before exploring at your leisure.

Suggested Visits:
INVERNESS - Straddling the outlet of Loch Ness. Considered as the capital of the highlands, you will discover in particular : a reconstruction of the castle of MacBeth, the remains of the 17th century prison, the Gothic town hall and built in the 19th century…

LE MYTHIQUE LOCH NESS - Famous for its monster lurking in its unfathomable depths ... you will beat the heart of this « legend ». You can also admire the most spectacular landscapes, majestic valleys and the enigmatic ruins of Urquhart Castle ... The first mention that a monster would live inits waters dates back to the year 565 ... it is attributed to Saint Columba who evangelized Scotland and prevented the monster from devouring a swimmer. But it is from the 20th century that many testimonies are recorded, and these were multiplied in 1933 during the construction of a road on one of the banks of the lake.

URQUHART’S CASTLE - Located on the banks of Loch Ness : it was one of the largest castles in Scotland, an important medieval fortress guarding the entrance to the « Grand Vallon » from the 8th century. Occupying a central position in 500 years of Scottish history, it offers magnificent views of Loch Ness and the surrounding mountains: lovers of spectacular landscapes will enjoy the breathtaking view !

Check in at your B&B, 3* or 4* accommodation for 2 nights in the Fort William area or Oban area

Enjoy your included breakfast before exploring at your leisure. 

Suggested Visits:
THE MONUMENT OF GLENFINNAN - Nestled in a splendid setting (at the end of Loch Shiel), built in 1815 in memory of those who died for Prince Charles Edward Stuart during the uprising of 1745.

FORT WILLIAM - The second largest city in the Highlands. Cradled by the waters of Loch Linnhe and nestled at the foot of the gigantic Ben Nevis, the top of the country, it has an unrivaled location throughout Scotland.

BEN NEVIS, highest peak in the UK : it belongs to the chain of Grampian mountains which constitute a natural separation between highlands and lowlands.

TRAIN HOGWART EXPRESS - This steam train, the Jacobite# 5972, is the same one that was used for the filming of Harry Potter films ! The journey, which lasts 1h45, is magnificent: it passes by valleys occupied by lochs surrounded by reliefs and transverse valleys where rivers descend…

GLENCOE VALLEY - Considered the most spectacular highland valley. The impressive peaks rise to the sky and the interesting geological formations fascinate by their formidable presence.
Enjoy your included breakfast before exploring at your leisure.  

Suggested visits:
TROSSACHS NATIONAL PARK - Renowned for its wide open spaces and its many lochs surrounded by wooded mountains, where one can practice many outdoor activities: hiking, cycling, canoeing, cruising ... The Trossachs National Park is particularly known for Loch Lomond, Scotland's most famous loch: the blue waters of this lake are flanked by jagged mountains to the north and woodlands to the south! Here, the fauna and flora are varied and their preservation allows an unequaled change of scenery…

GLASGOW - Elected European city of architecture and design in 1999. After having flourished at the end of the 19th century, its fortunes declined in the 1960s, at the closure of its shipyards, before finding a new boom. The architecture bears witness to this history: Georgian classical facades, Baroque palaces of the Victorian era, modernist wonders, futuristic buildings ... Discover this amazing city, mixing tradition and modernism.

STIRLING - Where Braveheart faced the English in 1292: its castle is considered to be one of the most important castles of Scotland or even Europe ... Most buildings date from the 15th and 16th centuries. Due to its location on a steep rock overlooking the alluvial plains of the Forth, Stirling Castle was one of the most powerful and impregnable fortresses in Scotland. A masterpiece of Renaissance decoration, Stirling must, like the royal residences of Falkland and Linlithgow, be understood as an example of continental Renaissance influence.The most outstanding aspect of this palace, whose plan is extremely simple with four buildings surrounding an inner courtyard, is the sophistication of its facades.

Check in at your B&B, 3* or 4* accommodation for 1 night in Stirling or Loch Lomond area

Enjoy your included breakfast, and then make your way to Edinburgh airport. Return your rental car and partake in check-in formalities for your flight home.

Your Hotels

Choose from B&B's, 3* Hotels or 4* Hotel categories. You will stay in Standard Rooms with daily Breakfast included.

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults
1 Child

Please note: the bed for the 3rd/4th guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed.

B&B Hotels (Guesthouses)

Edinburgh region: Lumsdaine House (PICTURED) or Pitreavie Guesthouse or similar
Inverness region: An-Sealgair B&B or Glendoune B&B or similar
Fort William region: Balcarres B&B or Blythdale B&B or similar
Stirling region: Circle Inns or similar

3* Hotels

Edinburgh region: Mercure Livingston or Pitbauchlie House or similar
Inverness region:
Glen Mhor (PICTURED) or Nethybridge or similar
Fort William region:
Ballachulish or Isles of Glencoe or similar
Stirling region:
Golden Lion or Culcreuch Castle or similar

4* Hotels

Edinburgh region: Melville Castle (PICTURED) or Dalhousie Castle or similar
Inverness region: MacDonald Drumossie or Best Western Plus Lochardil House or similar
Oban region: Knipoch House or similar
Stirling region: Airth Castle or The Grange Manor or similar

Please note: Exact hotel names will be provided by Voyage Privé 3 weeks prior to arrival

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 in this offer. Pick up and drop off the category C Car from Edinburgh airport. You may upgrade to a higher car category at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee. Please see Details tab for more information.

Car Hire

What's Included?

  • Rental of a category C Compact vehicule (Ford Focus type) from day 1 to day 8 with unlimited
  • mileage (pick-up / drop-off at Edinburgh Airport)
  • Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection (TP) insurances related to the rental of the vehicle
  • 24h assistance and exchange of the vehicle within 72 hours in case of breakdown or accident

Not Included

  • Gaz, ferry and parking
  • Upgrade to a higher car category, D or F

Terms and Conditions 
- The car must be taken over and returned in Edinburgh airport, for 7 x 24 hours (an extensionof 1 hour will be free for restitution).
- The main driver must be mentioned in your booking.
- Minimum age : 25 years old for vehicles cat. Compac t27 years old for vehicles cat. Berline---> driving licence for over 3 years
- The caution (1000 £/vehicle) is by bank card (international) imprint only at the time of a rental
- Possibility to have a second driver : + 10 £ (for information) per day and per driver (to be paidon site).
- The insurance « Collision Damage Waiver » is included in the price : limiting the responsibility of the driver in case of any damage, to a reduced amount. All the drivers are insured for any damage caused to another (death, physical damages, material damages, fires), for theft and damages caused by a theft and/or an act of vandalism. A police report must be done not later than 24 hours after the damage. In case of negligence during the car rental, for damages (for example : keys lost), there won’t be any substitution of the car or any refund.
- The insurance TP in included in the price : limiting the responsibility of the driver in case of any theft, attempted theft and vandalism, to a reduced amount.
- The « Super Cover » insurance is not included. You will have to provide credit card with sufficient funds for the renter to withold for the excess on the rental or you can purchase the« Super Cover » insurance (cancellation of franchise in case of collision or theft) : 185 £ for information to be paid on site (for vehicle cat. C, D or F), to cancel the franchise in case of theft or damages to the vehicle, if it is used in accordance with the terms and conditions of the lease agreement. The « Super Cover » insurance doesn’t cover key lost, fuel error, mobile Wi-Fi or GPS.
- Any problem, damage and collision must be imperatively reported not later than 3 hours after the problem.
- It’s possible to rent an infant seat or child seat (10 £ per day for information) or booster seat (5£ per day for information) to be paid on site.
- It’s possible to rent a GPS : 84 £ per week (for information - to be paid on site).
- It’s possible to buy an additional insurance « protection of hold baggage and persons : 56 £ perweek (for information - to be paid on site).
- The traffic violations will be charged on the clients’ credit card.
- The vehicles are rented with full tank and must be restituted with full tank.
- A booking is not a guarantee of rental, if the driver doesn’t meet standard criteria.
- The driver will have to give a form of identity and a driving licence for taking over the vehicle.

Your Contract

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.

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Travel Documents

Please note: Exact hotel names will be provided by Voyage Privé 3 weeks prior to arrival

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You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

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You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

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