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SCOTTISH ISLANDS

Escape to an enchanting wilderness as you explore the frontiers of the Scottish nation on her remote outer islands. With raw natural beauty and wildlife in abundance the islands and highlands are also home to a unique and a fascinating history and culture.

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KEY FEATURES

Duration:
8 days / 7 nights

Regions visited:
All of Scotland

Start point:
Edinburgh or Glasgow

End point:
Edinburgh to Glasgow

Customizable:
Yes, however please note depature dates may be restricted due to ferry crossing times.

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ITINERARY

selfdrivetourSelf drive tour: Scottish Islands

DAY ONE

Loch Lomond, the Trossachs and Oban Distillery

Scottish Islands Tour - Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond, Scotland

From Glasgow or Edinburgh head north for a first flavour of the landscapes that Scotland has to offer ads your travel the banks of Loch Lomond and through theTrossachs National Park. Possibly stop at Inveraray and Inveraray Castle on route to Oban, "gateway to the islands" to visit this charming port home of Mccaigs Tower overlooking the docks and the famous Oban Whiskey Distillery.

accommodationOvernight: Oban.

distanceJourney details: 115 miles / 185 km, 2 hours 35 minutes (approx.), if starting at Edinburgh Airport*.

attractionsHighlights: Oban Distillery.

DAY TWO

The Isles of Mull, Iona and Iona Abbey

Taking the ferry to Mull experience the first of Scotland's Islands. Visit the magical Torosay Castle and gardens before heading to the most southerly tip of the island and the port of Fionnphort to cross to the tiny Isle of Iona and the spiritual Iona Abbey. Returning north trough the remote landscapes visit the tiny fishing town of Tobermory famed for its quaint pastel coloured cottages and natural port.

accommodationOvernight: Isle of Mull.

distanceJourney details: 30 miles / 50 km, 2 hours (approx.), ferry crossing required.

attractionsHighlights: Isle of Mull, Isle of Iona and Iona Abbey.

DAY THREE

Road to the Isles and the Isle of Skye

Scottish Islands Tour - Portree

Portree Bay, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Cross briefly back to the Scottish mainland before a further leisurely ferry to arrive on another of Scotland's Inner Hebrides and better known islands, the Isle of Skye. Visit the Clan Donald centre, Talisker Distillery and the famous Cuillin Mountains on route to the quaint island capital, the fishing town of Portree.

accommodationOvernight: Isle of Skye.

distanceJourney details: 110 miles / 180 km, 4 hours 35 minutes (approx.), ferry crossing required.

attractionsHighlights: Isle of Skye.

DAY FOUR

Dunvegan Castle and the Isle of Lewis

Spend this morning enjoying the natural scenery of Skye as you drive the Trotternish Peninsula to features such as "Kilt Rock" and "the Old Man of Storr". Time permitting visit Dunvegan Castle before your ferry passage to the outer Hebrides and the Isle of Harris.

accommodationOvernight: Isle of Lewis or Harris.

distanceJourney details: 80 miles / 130 km, 3 hours 50 minutes (approx.), ferry crossing required.

attractionsHighlights: Dunvegan Castle.

DAY FIVE

The Isles of Lewis and Harris

Scottish Islands Tour - Callanish Stones

Callanish Stones, Isle of Lewis, Scotland

Explore the magical islands of Lewis and Harris with its truly breathtaking landscapes of rocky terrain and glorious deserted sweeping sandy beaches. Experience the rare wildlife including whales, dolphins and sharks off the shores as well as an array of birdlife. There are a number of stunning historic sites to uncover such as the iron-age Carloway Broch and the mysterious neolithic Callainish Standing Stones.

accommodationOvernight: Isle of Lewis or Harris.

attractionsHighlights: Isle of Lewis and Isle of Harris, Carloway Broch and the Callanish Stone.

DAY SIX

Lews Castle, the Highlands and Inverness

This morning enjoy the bustle of harbour town Stornoway and perhaps visit Lews Castle perched above the town where you'll gain stunning views over the town and beyond. After lunch take the ferry back to the mainland and embark on s tunningly scenic drive through the highlands with a possible stop at Falls of Measach in Corrieshalloch Gorge on route to Inverness, capital of the Highlands.

accommodationOvernight: Inverness.

distanceJourney details: 110 miles / 180 km, 4 hours 40 minutes (approx.), ferry crossing required.

attractionsHighlights: Inverness.

DAY SEVEN

Culloden Moor, Pitlochry and Stirling

Scottish Islands Tour - Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle, Stirling, Scotland

As you leave Inverness you may choose to visit the eerie Culloden Moor before continuing south through the heart of Scotland. The Victorian town of Pitlochry makes for a nice lunch-stop where you can visit the Blair Athol whisky distillery. As you arrive back in to he south of Scotland visit Stirling where you'll uncover Scottish history and Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument before arriving in Edinburgh.

accommodationOvernight: Edinburgh.

distanceJourney details: 155 miles / 250 km, 3 hours 15 minutes (approx.)*.

attractionsHighlights: Culloden Moor and Stirling Castle.

DAYS EIGHT

The Scottish Capital Edinburgh and Edinburgh Castle

Your final day can be spent exploring the enchanting capital city of Scotland; experience the winding alleys and cobbled lanes of the old town and the wide avenues of the Georgian New Town. Visit the royal residence at the palace of Holyrood House and don't miss out on the stunning Edinburgh Castle home of the Scottish Crown Jewels.

attractionsHighlights: Edinrburgh City and Edinburgh Castle.

Return your vehicle.

MAP

Scottish Islands Tour Map - self drive tour of Scotland

INCLUSIONS

selfdriveSelf drive tour: Scottish Islands

arrowWHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 7 nights accommodation (suggested accommodations listed below).
  • Full cooked regional breakfast each morning.
  • 8 days car rental inclusive of all mandatory taxes, insurances and charges.
  • 5 ferry crossings as per itinerary.
  • adeo Travel suggested driving itinerary and travel documents pack.
  • Toll-free calls to your Britain vacation specialist whilst planning your trip .
  • Expert assistance during the planning of your trip and local number for advice during travel.

arrowSUGGESTED ACCOMMODATIONS

  • Falls of Lora Hotel, near Oban x 1 night
  • Western Isles Hotel, Isle of Mull x 1 night
  • Dunborrodale Guest House, Portree x 1 night
  • Loch Roag Guest House, Isle of Lewis x 2 nights
  • Priory Hotel, Beauly near Inverness x 1 night
  • Murrayfield Hotel, Edinburgh x 1 night

As our self-drive tours are fully customizable we can tailor the suggested accommodations for your particular quotation based on your preferences, budget etc. Read more about the accommodation we offer by clicking here.

arrowOPTIONAL EXTRAS

  • Purchase the Scottish Heritage overseas visitor pass for entry to a number of sites and historic attractions on route.
  • Add pre/post tour accommodation in Glasgow or Edinburgh before or after your trip.
  • Add rail travel to/from Scotland before or after your tour.

arrowCUSTOMIZE THIS TOUR!

  • Add an extra night on Mull or Skye to explore these islands further.
  • Have your very own private driver-guide chauffeur your tour.
  • Combine this tour with one of our other Britain self-drive tours.
  • Stay in quaint family run B&Bs throughout your tour or on selected nights.
  • Enjoy an upgrade to a luxury castle or manor hotel on one or more nights of your stay.

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PRICING

selfdriveSelf drive tour: Scottish Islands

arrowDEPARTURE DATES 2017

This self-guided tour is customizable and can be taken at any time throughout the year and starting and ending on any day of the week - simply let us know your preferred dates of travel!

arrowPRICING 2017

From GBP £695 per person (based on two people travelling).

Representative pricing above based on travel in shoulder season (May/September) with two people sharing a twin/double room, staying in sample accommodations as listed and sharing a compact automatic vehicle. For a direct quote for your preferred dates of travel please contact us.

arrowPRICING NOTES

  • As this tour can be taken at any time pricing will vary dependent on departure day, date of travel, selected accommodations etc.
  • Your quotation will be based on the suggested accommodations listed however please note that we may tailor your specific quote to accommodate your budget and preferences. Please indicate these when you contact us.
  • Prices are calculated as per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room and one vehicle.
  • Prices are for land only travel and do not include flights.
  • Prices are in GBP£ currency, for approximate amounts in other currencies please contact us.

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