A loch in Scotland, one of many you will see on your driver guided tour of Scotland
Driver guided tours are relaxed and stress free, self drive gives you freedom.  Whatever you wish, just ask

Day 1

We meet you at Edinburgh or Glasgow Airport, then drive to Perth (the old capital of Scotland) – relax after a long flight or explore Perth.   The river banks late evening are lovely for a pleasant stroll.  Maybe meet us for a drink in Paul’s local pub? Overnight in Perth city centre hotel – or guest house, your choice.

See the sights of Scotland on a Self Drive Tour

Day 2

After a fully cooked Scottish breakfast (if you can move!  Options:  If you want a day’s FISHING we drive you to meet your Ghillie on the River Tay, Scotland’s longest river and internationally renowned for its’ Atlantic salmon fishing. A full day of fishing on the bank and from a boat. SIGHTSEEING  a day locally, Elcho Castle,  a fascinating ruin, Scone Palace to see where Scottish kings have been crowned over the centuries.  GOLF – we have the most stunning parkland and links courses any choices within a half hour drive. Overnight in Perth.

Possibly the prettiest in Scotland, Edradour Distillery

Day 3

A fully guided tour around Perthshire, with lunch in the lovely Victorian town of Pitlochry.   Visit a graveyard with graves over a thousand years old.   Dunkeld Cathedral, half ruin, half in use. This afternoon visit (in our opinion) the prettiest distillery in Scotland, Edradour where you take a tour and a dram. Overnight in traditional country house with dinner included in Broughty Ferry, where Liz lives.  Join us in the local pub for some real Scottish culture!

The Jigger Inn pub at the Old Course St Andrews

Day 4

We like to give you choices: GOLF  A morning of golf followed by a scenic drive to the Kingdom of Fife, see St Andrews, the home of golf, universities and ancient ruins. We will explore the coastal route to Crail, a wee town where you can leisurely explore the harbour, pubs etc. HISTORY,  drive up to Arbroath where the Declaration was made in the time of Robert The Bruce, then to Dunottar Castle, steeped in Scottish history, where we hid the Scottish crown jewels from Cromwell. Return to Broughty Ferry.  The day is your to do as you please tour as much as you wish.

Scottish lochs and glens

Day 5

We drive via Perth through changing scenery to the west coast, with stops as you wish. Then a nice guided tour around Kilmartin Glen to see and touch 5,000 years of history.  There are many burial cairns, a hilltop fort, ancient graves to see.  We stop for lunch in the local pub before arriving at the beautifully scenic Craobh Harbour, stay in a 5 star guest house.  The scenery here is stunning, you have to see it to believe it!  There is a hotel/pub within walking distance so you can stretch your legs and try a couple of local beers.

 

 

All aboard the Jenny Wren for a day trip

Day 6

After Barry’s amazing breakfast (he makes his own sausages and keeps hens).   You board a private charter boat sailing from Craobh to Corryvreckan, Europe’s second largest whirlpool . You can try a spot of sea fishing (or stay in the cabin with a large Scottish gin and tonic) then sail into the Crinan Canal for lunch before returning to Craobh Marina. Craobh Haven harbours the largest fleet of cruising yachts on the west coast, it was built in 1983 as a holiday resort village and marina. Overnight Craobh.

Duart Castle Maclean Clan Gathering

Day 7

This morning we have morning in Oban, the seafood capital of Scotland. Wander around the pier sampling some of our fresh shellfish.  Then take a 45 minute sail across to Craignure on the isle of Mull.  You get great views of Duart Castle, home of the Clan Maclean, as you sail to the island.  We then head up to the capital of Tobermorry (approx 2000 people) and take you to your castle accommodation.  This is such a peaceful location, Tom (the owner) ensures you have a wonderful stay, they even have complimentary drinks in the lounge. Overnight near Tobermory.

Glengorm Castle - your scottish castle - home for your time here

Day 8

A full day touring around Mull, wherever you wish , maybe take the coastal road to Duart Castle, home of the Clan Maclean. The first recorded mention of the Macleans of Duart is in a papal dispensation of 1367 which allowed their Chief Lachlan Lubanach Maclean to marry the daughter of the Lord of the Isles, Mary Macdonald. The castle became ruinous and was purchased from the hated Campbell’s by Sir Fitzroy Maclean, 26th Chief, in 1910. This afternoon explore Tobermory, the capital this wee Scottishi island! Overnight in the castle on Mull.

Iona Beach, isle of mull

Day 9

Another full day out and around driving around Mull, over the whole length of the island and a wee ferry across to Iona, the home of Christianity. You can also take a longer sail to the isle of Staffa and Fingals Cave. Return to the castle for your final night.  Tonight maybe dine in Tobermory and have the freshest seafood on the planet!

George Square in Glasgow, wire walkers and crowds

Day 10

We take a whole day driving to Glasgow stopping as you wish, for sightseeing, lunch etc.  We stop in  Kilmartin Glen to see ancient burial cairns and in to Inveraray.  Then on to the bonnie bonnie banks of Loch Lomond before heading in to Glasgow for your final night.   You stay tonight at a hotel in either Glasgow Airport or the city where you can extend your tour – your choice. Glasgow has loads of free museuems, great restaurants and the Scottish humour is unbeatable!

Chat to Liz or Paul about your plans to see the very best spots in Scotland and get the most from your visit.