Here are three sample Fly Drive itineraries. Please contact us for more information.

7 Nights, West to East Tour.

Day 1
Arrive Glasgow Airport. Collect your hired car and travel via Loch Lomond, Inverary and Loch Awe to the fishing & ferry port of Oban for two night stop.
Suggested visits on route. Inverary Castle the family seat of the Duke & Duchess of Argyll. Inverary Jail to get an idea what it was like to be locked up by the Dukes family around the turn of the century. Ben Cruachan Power Station built into the mountain.

Day 2
Take the ferry from Oban to Craignure on the Isle of Mull and drive down to Fionnphort and over on to the Holy Isle of Iona for a visit to this world famous monestry founded in 563 by St Columba. If time allows the town of Tobermory on Mull with it's large fleet of yachts in the Bay is worth a visit. Return to Oban.

Day 3
Depart Oban and travel along Loch Linnhe to Fort William nestling under the UK highest mountain Ben Nevis. Continue up the Great Glen through Fort Augustus and along the shores of Loch Ness up to Inverness for two night stay. Suggested visits on route. Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness and where most of the sightings of the elusive monster are supposed to have taken place. The Loch Ness Monster exhibition in Drumnadrochit after which you can make up your own mind as to the existence of our famous Nessie ?

Day 4
In and around Inverness the Highland Capital with suggested visits to Culloden Battlefield where the supporters of Bonnie Prince Charlie were finally defeated by the army of King George. Nearby Fort George was built in 1748 to keep the Highlanders under control after Culloden and is the finest example of a Military Fortification in Europe. Cawdor Castle near Nairn dates back to 1372. Shakespears 'Macbeth' was the Thane of Cawdor. Another alternative is to travel north west to the fishing port of Ullapool returning by Gairloch and Loch Maree to Inverness

Day 5
Travel south to Grantown on Spey and follow the Whisky Trail up Glen Spey to Dufftown visiting one of our famous Malt Whisky Distilleries on route. Continue south to Royal Deeside for overnight stay. This will take you down through the Castle Trail and give you a chance to visit one of the famous Castles of Mar.

Day 6
Travel down Royal Deeside, over the Devils Elbow and down Glen Shee to Blairgowrie, continuing to Perth and into Edinburgh for two night stay. Crathie Church were the Royal Family worship while staying at nearby Balmoral Castle. Glamis Castle where our present Queen Mother was born, or Scone Palace the crowning place of the Kings & Queens of Scotland

Day 7
Enjoy the sights and sounds of Scotlands Capital City. Day 8 Return your car and depart from home.


10 Nights, West to East Tour.

Day 1
Arrive Glasgow Airport. Collect your hired car and travel via Loch Lomond, Inverary and Loch Awe to the fishing & ferry port of Oban for two night stop.
Suggested visits on route. Inverary Castle the family seat of the Duke & Duchess of Argyll. Inverary Jail to get an idea what it was like to be locked up by the Dukes family around the turn of the century. Ben Cruachan Power Station built into the mountain.

Day 2
Take the ferry from Oban to Craignure on the Isle of Mull and drive down to Fionnphort and over on to the Holy Isle of Iona for a visit to this world famous monestry founded in 563 by St Columba. If time allows the town of Tobermory on Mull with it's large fleet of yachts in the Bay is worth a visit. Return to Oban.

Day 3
Depart Oban and travel along Loch Linnhe to Fort William nestling under the UK highest mountain Ben Nevis. From There travel north to the port of Mallaig and take the ferry over the sea to Skye for two night stop.

Day 4
Discovering the Misty Isle with a suggested visit to Dunvegan Castle & Gardens the historic stronghold of the MacLeod family who are still there after 600 years.

Day 5
Cross back to the mainland over the new bridge that links Skye and travel south through Glen Sheil and past the mountain range known as the Five Sisters of Kintail to Invermoriston and up Loch Ness to Inverness for two night stay. Suggested visits on route. Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness and where most of the sightings of the elusive monster are supposed to have taken place. The Loch Ness Monster exhibition in Drumnadrochit after which you can make up your own mind as to the existence of our famous Nessie ?

Day 6
In and around Inverness the Highland Capital with suggested visits to Culloden Battlefield where the supporters of Bonnie Prince Charlie were finally defeated by the army of King George. Nearby Fort George was built in 1748 to keep the Highlanders under control after Culloden and is the finest example of a Military Fortification in Europe. Cawdor Castle near Nairn dates back to 1372. Shakespears 'Macbeth' was the Thane of Cawdor.
Another alternative is to travel north west to the fishing port of Ullapool returning by Gairloch and Loch Maree to Inverness

Day 7
Travel south to Grantown on Spey and follow the Whisky Trail up Glen Spey to Dufftown visiting one of our famous Malt Whisky Distilleries on route. Continue south to the Royal Deeside for a two night stay

Day 8
You can follow the Castle Trail or the Queen Victoria Trail from which the area gets it's name. Perhaps reflect a little while in the small church at Crathie where the present Royal Family worship when staying at their summer home Balmoral Castle.

Day 9
Travel down Royal Deeside, over the Devils Elbow and down Glen Shee to Blairgowrie, continuing to Perth and into Edinburgh for two night stay. Suggested visits Glamis Castle where our present Queen Mother was born, or Scone Palace the crowning place of the Kings & Queens of Scotland

Day 10
Enjoy the sights and sounds of Scotlands Capital City.

Day 11
Return your car and depart from home.

13 Nights, East to West Tour.

Day 1
Arrive Edinburgh Airport or Station and transfer to your accommodation for two night stay. There is no benefit in collecting your hired car until you are ready to leave Edinburgh. Clients arriving Glasgow Airport / Station can collect their car on arrival and drive to Edinburgh.

Day 2
Enjoy the sights, sounds and culture of Scotland's Capital City and now the seat of it's first Parliament in 300 years.

Day 3
Depart Edinburgh and travel north over the Firth of Forth and up towards Perth and on through Blairgowrie, continuing up through the pass of Glenshee, over the Devil's Elbow and into Royal Deeside for two night stop.
Suggested visits Glamis Castle where our present Queen Mother was born, or Scone Palace where the Kings & Queens of Scotland were crowned

Day 4
You can follow either the Castle Trail or the Queen Victoria Trail from which the area gets it's name. Perhaps reflect a little while in the small church at Crathie where the present Royal Family worships when staying at their summer home, Balmoral Castle

Day 5
Leave Royal Deeside and travel north to Dufftown and down through the Spey Valley to Grantown on Spey visiting one of the famous Malt Whisky Distilleries on Route, continuing up to Inverness the Highland Capital for two night stop.

Day 6
In and around Inverness the Highland Capital with suggested visit to Culloden Battlefield where the supporters of Bonnie Prince Charlie were finally defeated by the army of King George or to nearby Fort George which was built in 1748 to keep the Highlanders under control after Culloden. This is one of the finest examples of a Military Fortification in Europe. Alternatively take a boat trip or simply drive up and down Loch Ness.

Day 7
Still travelling north we drive through the town of Tain Scotland's oldest Royal Burgh up to John O' Groats the most northerly point on the British Mainland for two night stop.
Suggested visits. Tain Through Time or Glenmorangie Distillery

Day 8
A full day excursion to the Isle of Orkney visiting Skara Brae, Scapa Flow, Kikwall, Ring of Brodgar and the Italian Chapel. This is an organised excursion. Returning to John O Groats

Day 9
Travel along the north coast of Scotland to Durness and down the rugged north west coast to the small fishing port of Ullapool for overnight stop.

Day 10
Leave Ullapool and travel round Loch Broom and the Gairloch. Down Loch Maree to Kinlochewe and through the rugged landscapes of Torridon and Shieldaig to Kyle of Lochalsh and over on the Isle of Skye for two night stop.

Day 11
Discovering the Misty Isle with a suggested visit to Dunvegan Castle & Gardens the historic stronghold of the MacLeod family who are still there after 600 years.

Day 12
Take the ferry from Armadale to Mallaig and down through Glenfinnan to Fort William nestling under Ben Nevis the UK's highest mountain. Continue down the shores of Loch Linnhe and the Firth of Lorne to Oban for two night stop.

Day 13
Take the ferry from Oban to Craignure on the Isle of Mull and drive down to Fionnphort and over on to the Holy Isle of Iona for a visit to this world famous monestry founded in 563 by St Columba. If time allows the town of Tobermory on Mull with it's large fleet of yachts in the Bay is worth a visit. Return to Oban.

Day 14
Return to Edinburgh or Glasgow via Loch Awe, Rob Roy Country and the Trossachs. Your departure flight time may make it necessary for up to accommodate you in either Glasgow or Edinburgh the previous evening.
Shorted versions of this itinerary will work and have proved very popular in the past.

 

  • Itineraries shown are suggestions only, as we will be pleased to tailor make an itinerary to suit your personal requirements since your input is important to us.

  • We have a large selection of Guest Houses, Bed & Breakfast and Hotels ranging from 2 to 4 star, Country Houses and Lodge's which we can include for all the itinerary or part of it. And if you really feel like living it up we can include one or two of our Castles.

  • For those really wanting to spoil themselves, or for those who want a lazy holiday why not sit back and let one of our experienced driver / guides show you Scotland and for those in fear of driving on our side of the road itineraries can also be prepared using public transport.

  • The geographical make up of Scotland makes it easy to plan itineraries from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen or Inverness. Airports or Rail Stations.