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Grand Scottish Journey

Views of the Cuillin mountain range on Skye

Best Time To Go

Mar - Nov

Why not...

add a day tour whilst on Orkney?

Prices From

£2115

No of Nights

14
Self-Drive
Self-Drive

Views of the Cuillin mountain range on Skye

Grand Scottish Journey

Best Time To Go

Mar - Nov

Why not...

add a day tour whilst on Orkney?

Prices From

£2115

No of Nights

14

A self-drive tour of some distinct highlights of Scotland, bringing together some of our most cherished corners of the country we call home.

Our specially designed self-drive grand tour starts at ‘the Home of Golf’ in Fife and takes a broadly circular route including Aberdeenshire, Sutherland, Orkney, the Isle of Skye, the West and Southern Highlands, Perthshire, the Trossachs and the enigmatic Border region. You will stay in a selection of our hand-picked independent hotels and guesthouses, of three- to five-star standard, chosen for their warm, personal welcome and suitability for exploring the very best of Scotland. We’ll provide plenty of tips and recommendations along the way to ensure that you experience not only the famous landmarks but that you’ll also See Scotland Differently.

If you would like to tailor-make any aspect of this holiday, be it adding destinations, including private or group-based excursions or hiring a car, please do let us know. We want to ensure your journey through Scotland ticks all the boxes, and so will be delighted to create a bespoke version of this holiday to suit all of your requirements.

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Day One – Arrive in St. Andrews

Day Two – Across the Silvery Tay and Onwards to Aberdeenshire

Day Three – Exploring Aberdeenshire

Day Four – North to Sutherland

Day Five – Across the Pentland Firth to Orkney

Day Six – Discovering Orkney

Day Seven – Return to the Mainland and Head West

Day Eight – Around Assynt

Day Nine – Over the Bridge to Skye

Day Ten – Exploring the Isle of Skye

Day Eleven – Ferry Crossing to Mallaig and in to Wild Perthshire

Day Twelve – Discovering Southern Perthshire

Day Thirteen – Break for the Borders

Day Fourteen – Tour Traquair with the Lady of the House

Day Fifteen – Onward Journey Home

Location

A grand tour of Scotland’s Northern and Western Highlands and islands.


Pricing

£2115 per person for March & November, £2250 per person for April & October and £2385 per person for May to September. 

All are based on two adults sharing double or twin en-suite accommodation for 14 nights on a bed and breakfast basis. Return ferry crossing to Orkney for car and passengers is included, as is a single ferry crossing from Skye to Mallaig. Historic Scotland Explorer passes for two people are also included, as well as a guided group tour with drinks reception and guide book at your accommodation in the Borders.

Car rental is not included, but we would be delighted to help arrange from a wide selection of vehicles on request.

Do note that, as with all our holidays, we would be delighted to amend or adapt this itinerary to suit your personal preferences.

Before your departure, you will receive personalised holiday information including full directions, recommended routes, and suggestions on places to visit depending on your interests and our local knowledge to help you get the most from your holiday.

All itineraries and room types are presented subject to availability at specific hotels.


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