Does the Land of the Brave sound like the perfect place for you? You’re not alone! Scotland is not only about bustling historic cities like Edinburgh, or the enchanting Highlands; it’s also been named the most beautiful country in the world.
Home to mystical castles, glorious highlands and enough whisky to booze the Loch Ness Monster, you’ll be head over heels with all things Scottish by the time your adventure here is up.
Join our convoy as we drive to John O Groats, the northern most tip of United Kingdom and become part of a rare group of travelers who will experience the surreal beauty of Scotland! 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 absolutely unique drive through Scotland!
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Africa Expedition 2019
1st September 2019 – 15th October 2019
44 Nights / 45 Days
Date: 27th July 2019 – 4th August 2019
Duration: 8 Nights / 9 Days
Cost: INR 3,50,000 Per Person
Accommodation ( 08 Nights On Twin Sharing Basis )
All Meals (Meal Plan Starts With Dinner On Day 1 And Ends With Breakfast On Day 9)
Self Drive SUV Vehicle
Fuel And Toll Fees
Adventures Overland Crew Team And Support Team
English Speaking Guide
Edinburgh City Tour
Entrance Ticket To Edinburgh Castle
Tickets To Whisky Experience In Edinburgh
Entrance Ticket To Talisker Distillery – Tasting Tour
Entrance Ticket To Dunvegan Castle And Garden
Tickets For Loch Ness Boat Cruise
Sightseeing As Per The Itinerary
Meals And Drinks Other Than Listed In The Itinerary
International Air Ticket
Insurance And Documentation Like Medical And Travel Insurance
Any Cost Arising Out Of Unforeseen Conditions Like Ill Health, Land Blocks, Bad Weather, Etc
Items Of Personal Nature
Any Services Not Included In The Above Itinerary
Arrival in Edinburgh
Royal mile, Old Castle, home of the brave, Edinburgh is going to turn it on from start to end. With days of good time ahead, go out in search of haggis, a whisky bar and join the jolly locals before meeting up with the group tonight, in anticipation of the good times that are yet to come.
In the evening, you will also be briefed about what’s in store for you, starting from a half day tour of the city tomorrow where you will get a chance to soak in the Scottish atmosphere as you walk along the Royal Mile of Edinburgh.
Today is yours to roam free – but if you want to get the low down on the history of this city why not join our local guide for an optional tour of Edinburgh Castle (which is resting on an extinct volcano!!) to kickstart your love affair with this city.
Bottoms up as we take a tour of Scotland’s best distilleries where malt masters carry on the country’s age-old whiskey tradition. After grabbing an antidote to the winter chill with a warming bottle from north of the border head back to the hotel.
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.
Bens, Lochs and Glens
Wake up from your slumber, it’s time to blaze a trail out of Edinburgh & head for the Scottish Highlands.
Today, we will pick up our SUVs and start exploring the bens, lochs and glens of rural Scotland. Without wasting any time, we will get straight down to business and soak in the amazing countryside of this absolutely breathtaking country. We will be packing in a lot today as we drive through Trussochs, Glen Coe, Fort William, Ben Nevis and Glenfinnan.
Already blown away by the beauty of the rugged mountain scenery en route, we will reach our Hotel in the beautiful Scottish Highlands.
The Isle of Skye
We might be coming down from a high (geographically speaking) this morning, but as we seek out the stunning Isle of Skye, the mood will only be rising.
The most popular characteristic of this island is the 50-mile long drive – a combination of velvet moors, towering sea cliffs, sparkling lochs and jagged mountains.
We will be driving through Kyle of Lochalsh, also known as the land of castles, hills and lochs. This village on the north-west coast of Scotland is the gateway to the Isle of Skye!
En route, we can either choose to take a dip in the Fairy Pools at the foot of Glen Brittle along the river Brittle or walk up to the Old Man of Storr – a rocky hill on the Trotternish Peninsula of the Isle of Skye. Any visit to the Isle of Skye is incomplete without savouring the wealth of history and clan legend on offer at Dunvegan Castle & Gardens. Built on a rock in an idyllic loch side setting, Dunvegan is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and has been the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for 800 years. Before heading back to the hotel, sample the finest Single Malt Whiskey at the world famous Talisker distillery (P.S: The distillery option is strictly for the non-drivers only).
North Coast 500
After a few days of remote and rugged goodness, a change of pace is sure to fire things up a notch.
There’s nothing quite like the freedom of the long open road. Never-ending back roads, wide meandering country tracks and beautiful bends through some of Scotland’s finest coastal scenery are just a few things you can expect today as we drive along the North Coast 500. The North Coast 500, ‘Scotland’s Route 66’ is named as one of the top coastal road trips in the world.
Trust us, you will be left spellbound and speechless as Scotland opens its arms and welcomes you to take in the stunning beauty of god’s generous gift to mankind. We will make leisurely stops, take photographs, take short hikes or just stroll along the rivers and streams. Along the way, we will also stop to try our hand at Fly Fishing, a popular way of catching fish in Scotland! There is no rush to get to the hotel and we will take our own sweet time to reach the traditional Tongue Hotel in the evening.
John O Groats
Today is going to be one of those days that you are going to remember for the rest of your life because today, we are going to drive to John O’ Groats, the northern most point of United Kingdom. Very few people have ever made it this far up north in the UK and it sure is going to be one proud moment when we reach the tip of the UK and have no more road left to drive on. The only way forward is to take a U turn and start driving south! Visit the northern most post office of the United Kingdom, pick up some souvenirs and after taking just about enough pictures, we will drive towards the Macdonald Morlich Hotel, our home for the night.
Have you had enough of the mountains? Fine. Let’s take a break from the winding roads of the mountains and head towards the ocean as we start driving south all along the coast to reach Loch Ness.
If you’re looking for peaceful walks, perfect picnics or just sheer natural beauty, Loch Ness is the perfect spot. No holiday in Scotland is complete without a visit to Loch Ness. Over 20 miles long, a mile wide and 700 feet at its deepest, Loch Ness is the largest lake in Scotland by volume. The surrounding area is filled with historic attractions, natural wonders, cosy places to stay, and superb eateries. The Loch Ness Monster is just one of the many myths and legends to be discovered in this particularly beautiful part of Scotland.Who knows, you could be the person who actually proves the Loch Ness Monster (Nessie to her friends) is real!
Loch Ness is full of surprises! You can sit back and enjoy the landscape, explore the history of the area, visit the charming towns and villages like Fort Augustus, Foyers, Cannich, and Drumnadrochit, or just relax and enjoy the great outdoors.
Cairngorms National Park
Today is our last driving day, but don’t start feeling sad about the drive coming to an end already as there is still a lot of country waiting to be explored! As we continue driving south towards Edinburgh, we will make a stop at Cairngorms National Park. Twice the size of the Lake District, the Cairngorms National Park has more mountains, forest paths, rivers, lochs, wildlife hotspots, friendly villages and distilleries than you can possibly imagine. Mother Nature dealt the Cairngorms a hand full of aces. That’s not fair, but that’s how it is. Five of the UK’s six highest mountains lie inside the park, and there are 55 Munros – mountains over 3,000 ft. There are huge forests of ancient native trees, cascading waterfalls, and more wildlife than you can possibly imagine. After we are done exploring this nature’s marvel, we will head back to our hotel and get together for one final dinner and reflect upon the amazing time spent together over the last 1 week.
Fly Back Home
Today your Scotland journey comes to an end. As heartbroken as you’ll be to wave goodbye to this incredible country, you will be leaving with countless memories, new friends and unforgettable experiences.