Experience the wild and romantic beauty of the glorious Scotland. From historic castles to majestic landscapes, world class gold courses, sparkling seas, bewitching lochs, glens and islets – and the often snowcapped peaks of the surrounding mountains. This is an unforgettable & enchanting land of amazing contrasts and diversity. Whether you’re a whisky newbie or a passionate fan, let your senses run free and have the ultimate scotch experience on our visit to the some of the legendary whisky distilleries.
This self-drive expedition will take you through high mountain passes and across historic battlefields, along rugged coastlines and stunning sunsets over magical islands. Stay in Luxury resorts and castles and feel like royalty in this special atmosphere of Scottish life. Create memories that will stay with you forever!!
Join us as we take you to explore those terrains of the world that only a few have experienced!
Tushar and Sanjay personally lead all convoys and have explored every single route themselves! Self drive as part of their convoy, meet like minded travellers, experience the highs of driving though exotic landscapes and harsh terrains.
Dates: 15th July 2017 – 23rd July 2017
Duration: 8 Nights / 9 Days
Route: Edinburgh – Loch Lomond – West Highland Way – John O Groats – Saint Andrews
Visiting the Edinburgh Castle
Staying in Luxury Castles
Visiting world famous whisky distilleries
Driving to the northern most point of Scotland
Visiting St Andrews University – The university of the Royals
Loch Lomond Cruise
All Hotel and Castle stays (twin sharing basis)
Self-Drive SUV (4 people in one car)
Fuel for Vehicles
Entry ticket for Edinburgh Castle
International Air Tickets
Meals & Drinks not mentioned
Insurance & Documentation Costs such as travel insurance, visa applications, International Driving Permit etc.
Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances like ill health, land blocks, bad weather etc
25% of the Tour cost will be charged if the tour cancelled anytime after confirmation till 30 days prior to start date.
50% of the tour cost will be charged as cancellation if tour is cancelled in less than 29-15 days prior to start date.
100% of the tour cost will be charged as cancellation if trip is cancelled in less than 14 days prior to start date.
Saturday, 15th July 2017
Today you will arrive at the beautiful city of Edinburgh and will be transferred to the magnificent Gleneagles Hotel. Here at the hotel you will meet your fellow participants and we promise these are going to be the same people who you will be hugging goodbye with a heavy heart after the trip!
You will also be briefed about what’s in store for the next one week. Today, feel free to roam about in the city centre or relax in the hotel. Golf lovers may also enjoy the facilities of one of the World’s great championship golf clubs.
We have the following optional activities for you to enjoy
Fly fishing for trout
Falconry group lesson
Clay pigeon or air rifle shooting
Off road range rover safari
Cookery demonstration and tasting
Sommelier’s Table at cellar dining
About the Hotel –- The Gleneagles® Hotel is a magnificent ‘French chateau’ set amid gently rolling hills in the heart of Scotland. This is home to one of Scotland’s Michelin star restaurants. Dinner at the hotel. We will be staying here for 2 nights.
Sunday, 16th July 2017
After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, we will visit Edinburgh’s most iconic landmark – Edinburgh Castle. Towering over the city, perched majestically on top of a volcanic outcrop, you can see if from miles around.
Afterwards, you can explore the Royal Mile on foot and check out the famous whisky museum, pubs, restaurants, and historical buildings as well as the famous St Giles’ Cathedral. This day will be not be complete without following the saying “When in Scotland do as the Scottish do” so we will have everyone wear the Scottish Highland Dressing. What Fun!! Back to the hotel, you can enjoy the beautiful property and the bar which offers a selection of more than 120 single malt whiskies, vintage champagne by the glass, excellent wines and the very best draught Guinness.
Ensure a good night’s sleep as tomorrow we will be getting our SUVs and driving through the incredible landscape of Scotland. Overnight at the hotel.
Monday, 17th July 2017
Loch Lomond: Cameron House
After a Scottish breakfast today you will be sitting behind the wheels of your SUV and soaking in the countryside of Scotland. It’s time to explore the bens, lochs and glens of rural Scotland. Take in:
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs
The National Park boasts some of the most stunning scenery in the world, from the breath-taking mountains and glens of the Trossachs to the vast tranquil beauty of Loch Lomond, the UK’s largest body of water.
The Glengoyne Distillery
For a different perspective on whisky, try matching it with handmade chocolates.
About the Hotel –Cameron House is a plush country-house hotel on the banks on Loch Lomond. We will be staying here for 2 nights.
Tuesday, 18th July 2017
Loch Lomond: Cameron House
This morning we will be taking a cruise on stunning Loch Lomond:
The loch is 24.5 miles (39 km) long, the largest freshwater loch in Scotland. It has more than 30 islands, the largest of which is Inchmurrin. The Loch Lomond and Trossachs area was awarded National Park status in July 2002.
This afternoon is free to relax and explore more of The Trossachs or simply enjoy the beautiful Cameron House Hotel. We will be staying here for 2 nights.
Wednesday, 19th July
West Highlands: Inverlochy Castle Hotel
Set off, through The Trossachs National Park to Glencoe and Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles at 4,400 feet. You are in the heart of the Scottish Highlands here and it is breathtakingly beautiful.
You may also wish to visit Glenfinnan and Spean Bridge, which has a famous memorial to the commandos who fell during the second World War and a stunning panoramic viewpoint out to the Bens and Glens.
About the Hotel – Built in 1863, this is a luxury 17-room castle hotel.
Thursday, 20th July
West Highlands: Inverlochy Castle Hotel
Make your way to the ancient and beautiful Isle of Skye. Here the stark rise of the jagged Cuillin ridge drops to the gentle white of a soft sand beach. Inlets, bays and islands create a complex lacework pattern with the sea. Tiny villages and historic keeps are familiar and fascinating. A place where time means nothing, and beneath every footstep lies 500 million years of history.
Talisker, one of Scotland’s most famous whiskies, has its distillery on Skye.
On land or water, Skye is a wildlife haven. You may wish to take the morning and spot otters, dolphins, whales, puffins, salmon, golden eagles, red deer or pine martins.
Friday, 21st July 2017
John O’Groats: Ackergill Tower Castle
This afternoon has a 6 -hour long drive to John O’Groats, the northernmost point of Scotland.
About the Hotel – This is a 15th century 3,000-acre private estate castle on the Highland coast.
Overnight in Fairbanks.
Saturday, 22nd July 2017
St Andrews: The Old Course Hotel
Start making your way back down south today, staying your final night in St Andrews
Our suggestion is to go to the Cairngorms National Park and Aviemore (Scotland’s premier ski resort). If you’d like more driving you could divert to the area of Gordonstoun, where the royal princes were educated.
The Cairngorms is a natural playground. The area offers water sports, snow sports some incredible walking, cycling routes and has 12 golf courses. It’s even home to the only sleddog centre, and the first permanent bridge- based bungee jump, in the UK.
At your leisure, head to St Andrews, one of Scotland’s best universities, which had educated many royal princes over the years. Bring your golf clubs with you..
About the Hotel – This is a luxury golf and spa resort
Sunday, 23rd July 2017
As you’re in a major city, you can do your last minute shopping this morning before heading off to the airport.
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