Southern Highlights Self-Drive

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from AUD 970/pp

From: Aberdeen, Scotland
To: Glasgow, Scotland

Discover southern Scotland at your own pace on this 6-day self-drive adventure. Enjoy scenic coastal drives, explore historical and cultural centres Edinburgh and Glasgow and visit beautiful St Andrews and Stirling Castle, maybe Scotland’s largest and most important castle.

Day 1 – Arrive in Aberdeen

Arrive in Aberdeen today to pick up your car and make your way to your hotel in the city centre.

Overnight: Jury’s Inn or similar.

Day 2 – Aberdeen > St Andrews (B)

Today drive to St Andrews and enjoy the magical scenery of the area: stop by Braemar Castle located amongst the stunning landscapes of Cairngorns National Park, Glenshee Castle and its lovely mountain backdrop, or follow along the dramatic coastline to stunning Dunnottar Castle.

Overnight: St Andrews Best Western Scores or similar

Day 3 – St Andrews > Stirling (B)

This morning after breakfast, explore beautiful St Andrews and its famous golf course, the 12th century cathedral ruins, as well as St Andrews Castle. Continue your journey to Stirling via Falkland Palace or peaceful Loch Leven, where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned and forced to abdicate her throne.

Overnight: Stirling Golden Lion hotel or similar

Day 4 – Stirling > Edinburgh (B)

Today after breakfast, enjoy a visit of Stirling Castle, one of Scotland’s largest and most important castles and enter the world of Scotland’s Renaissance Royals. In the afternoon, make you own way to Edinburgh at your own pace and enjoy a guided walking tour of the Royal Mile area and learn all about Edinburgh’s rich history.

Overnight: Edinburgh Jury’s Inn or similar

Day 5 – Edinburgh > Glasgow (B)

Today after breakfast, make your way to Glasgow. Once a poor industrialised area, Glasgow has gone through a large transformation into being an important art and cultural centre in Scotland. You’ll have some time to explore the streets and the many shopping opportunities, galleries and museums.

Overnight: Glasgow Jury’s Inn or similar

Day 6 – Glasgow (B)

This morning after breakfast your self-drive tour finishes. Drop off the car and continue with your own travel arrangements.

Tour Inclusions

  • Enjoy a guided tour of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile area
  • 6 day car hire
  • 5 nights’ accommodation including daily breakfast
  • Detailed itinerary and 24-hour emergency helpline

From AU$970 per person, based on twin share in BB/ guesthouse style accommodation and economy manual car category.

Contact us or your preferred travel advisor for a quote