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Winter Romance in Scotland

(7 days / 6 nights)

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A special place for your special occasion

Give your romantic getaway that extra special touch with Scotland‘s warm hospitality and magical surroundings. Experience the old world charm of Edinburgh and take a relaxed-pace road trip along Scotland’s east coast and central Highlands. By day, take in attractions such as the city of St Andrews, the valley of Glencoe, Loch Lomond, Trossachs National Park and the historic abbeys of the Scottish Borders region. By night, treat yourself to some luxury at charming hotels and grand country manors.

7 days / 6 nights

Price p.p. from

Approx 858 GBP

The amount will be charged in GBP

Type

Self-Drive

Interest

Countryside and natural scenery, Honeymoon & Romance

Season

1 Nov - 31 Mar

Departure

Daily

Driving distance

520/835 km/mi

Itinerary

A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.

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  • Day 1: Welcome to Edinburgh

    At Edinburgh Airport you will be met in the arrivals hall by a private driver who will bring you to your charming accommodation in Edinburgh.

    After settling in, go out and explore. Edinburgh has a long and storied history, so there’s no shortage of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, museums and landmarks to visit. Or take a stroll through the elegant Georgian architecture of New Town towards Princes Street, the bustling high street, for a view of the majestic Edinburgh Castle lit up at night.

    Spend the night at Nira Caledonia Hotel in Edinburgh.

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  • Day 2: St Andrews & Dunkeld

    Start your drive today across the remarkable Forth Road Bridge to Fife and follow the scenic coastal route to St Andrews. Take some time to explore this beautiful and historical city, famous for its old ruins, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club that was founded in 1754 and the University of St Andrews, the oldest in Scotland dating back to 1410.

    Continue onwards to the lovely village of Dunkeld, perched on the banks of the River Tay, and then to The Hermitage area. Here you can visit beautiful cathedral ruins or take a winter walk through the peaceful woodlands to view the Black Linn Falls and Ossian’s Hall of Mirrors.

    Spend the night at Cromlix House Hotel in Perthshire.

    Driving distance: 250 km / 155 miles

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  • Day 3: Glen Coe to Loch Lomond

    Head to the magical Glen Coe, a valley combining famous Highland scenery and history. This journey takes you past sights such as the grave of Rob Roy, the notorious outlaw and folk hero, at Balquidder and the beautiful Falls of Dochart in the village of Killin. For a fun photo opportunity, don’t miss the Doune Castle, featured in the classic film Monty Python & the Holy Grail and the Outlander TV series as “Castle Leoch”.

    From Glencoe, continue towards Oban, a scenic route with views of Loch Linnhe. Make a stop at the picturesque Kilchurn Castle, one of the most photographed, atmospheric castle ruins in Scotland. On this route you can also stop at the charming village of Inveraray with its white washed houses on the shores of Loch Fyne, before reaching Loch Lomond in the late afternoon.

    Spend the night at the Cameron House in the Loch Lomond / Trossachs National Park area.

    Driving distance: 290 km /180 miles

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  • Day 4: Leisure Day in the Trossachs

    Use this day to take full advantage of the upscale amenities of your hotel, beautifully located on the banks of Loch Lomond. You could opt for a champagne cruise on the loch or perhaps a drive to Glasgow, Scotland‘s largest city and a thriving hub of culture, history, shopping, dining, arts and entertainment.

    Spend another night at the Cameron House.

  • Day 5: The Scottish Borders

    Drive south today and head for the magnificent Scottish Borders area. On the way there are numerous picturesque villages, such as Peebles, on the banks of the River Tweed that you might wish to explore.

    You can also visit one of the “Borders Abbeys” such as Jedburgh, Dryburgh or the renowned St Mary’s Abbey in Melrose – a partly ruined monastery of the Cistercian order, the first of its kind in Scotland. The ruins make for a hauntingly beautiful sight, especially with moody clouds hanging low overhead. While in this region, don‘t miss a stop at the scenic Scott‘s View.

    Spend the night at the Roxburghe Hotel in the Borders area.

    Driving distance: 190 km /120 miles

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  • Day 6: Back to Edinburgh

    Head back to Edinburgh today. On the way you can visit Glenkinchie Distillery, founded in 1825 that today produces an award-winning 12-year-old single malt whisky.

    We also recommend a stop at the Rosslyn Chapel. Founded in 1446, it’s well known for its beautiful setting and unique and mysterious carvings, which have prompted quite a few speculations over the years. Most notably, the chapel is connected to legends of Freemasonry, the Knights Templar and the Holy Grail. In fact, it was prominently featured in the novel and film The Da Vinci Code.

    Back in Edinburgh, return your rental car and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure, perhaps with a fine dinner to top off your amazing journey.

    Spend the night at Nira Caledonia Hotel in Edinburgh.

    Driving distance: 105 km /65 miles

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  • Day 7: Departure

    After your memorable adventure, enjoy a comfortable private transfer back to Edinburgh Airport. If your flight is in the afternoon, use the morning to enjoy some last-minute shopping, visit one of Edinburgh’s museums or simply relax and take in the charming atmosphere of the city.

    If you wish to spend more time in Edinburgh or Glasgow before or after the tour, ask your travel consultant about adding extra nights or services, such as private airport transfers. We can also extend your trip with stays in Nordic destinations, such as Iceland or Norway, where you might be able to see the northern lights.

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Map

Here’s a map of Scotland, to help put things in perspective.

Accommodation

Sleep soundly, in the accommodation type of your choice, and wake up ready to enjoy another day of exploration.

Quality

Rooms with private WC and shower (or bath) in a boutique guesthouse, three- or four-star hotel or the best accommodation of that s..

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Rental car

Enjoy the journey, with authorization for two drivers and free GPS in the rental car of your choice.

Toyota Yaris
or similar

  • x4
  • x3
  • x1
  • M

Toyota Yaris
or similar

  • Type: A
  • Passengers: 4
  • Luggage: 1
  • Doors: 3
  • Transmission: Manual

Kia Picanto (automatic)
or similar

  • x5
  • x3
  • x1
  • A

Kia Picanto (automatic)
or similar

  • Type: B
  • Passengers: 5
  • Luggage: 1
  • Doors: 3
  • Transmission: Automatic

Vauxhall Astra
or similar

  • x5
  • x5
  • x2
  • M

Vauxhall Astra
or similar

  • Type: C
  • Passengers: 5
  • Luggage: 2
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Manual

Toyota Auris (automatic)
or similar

  • x5
  • x5
  • x3
  • A

Toyota Auris (automatic)
or similar

  • Type: D
  • Passengers: 5
  • Luggage: 3
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Automatic

Vauxhall Insignia
or similar

  • x5
  • x4
  • x4
  • M

Vauxhall Insignia
or similar

  • Type: E
  • Passengers: 5
  • Luggage: 4
  • Doors: 4
  • Transmission: Manual

Ford Mondeo (automatic)
or similar

  • x5
  • x4
  • x4
  • A

Ford Mondeo (automatic)
or similar

  • Type: F
  • Passengers: 5
  • Luggage: 4
  • Doors: 4
  • Transmission: Automatic

BMW 520 (automatic)
or similar

  • x5
  • x4
  • x4
  • A

BMW 520 (automatic)
or similar

  • Type: G
  • Passengers: 5
  • Luggage: 4
  • Doors: 4
  • Transmission: Automatic

Vauxhall Zafira
or similar

  • x7
  • x5
  • x1
  • M

Vauxhall Zafira
or similar

  • Type: H
  • Passengers: 7
  • Luggage: 1
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Manual

Kia Sportage
or similar

  • x5
  • x5
  • x3
  • M

Kia Sportage
or similar

  • Type: I
  • Passengers: 5
  • Luggage: 3
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Manual

Mercedes Vito
or similar

  • x9
  • x3
  • x9
  • M

Mercedes Vito
or similar

  • Type: J
  • Passengers: 9
  • Luggage: 9
  • Doors: 3
  • Transmission: Manual
  • *upgrade to automatic available upon request

Price per person from

Approx 858 GBP

The amount will be charged in GBP

Monthly price comparison Our best price per person when booking for two.

2017
2018

Tour Information

Travel seasons and price savings
July and August are Scotland’s busiest travel months, known as the high season. August is an especially busy month in the City of Edinburgh, due to a number of major festivals taking place throughout the month. The Isle of Skye can also be quite congested in July and August, with its status as one of Scotland’s ‘must see’ destinations. During this season, there is less availability at accommodations and attractions tend to be the most crowded.
 
Booking a tour in the shoulder season — May and June — offers a more peaceful travel experience, a better chance at reserving preferred accommodations and prices that are as much as 15% lower than high season. For even greater savings and fewer crowds, consider booking in the low season, April and October. 
 
 
Good to know:
Currency rate
All bookings are charged in British Pounds (£, GBP). Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate. Therefore, conversions from GBP to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day.
 
After booking with Nordic Visitor
After booking your package with Nordic Visitor, you will be contacted within two working days by one of our travel consultants, who will serve as your dedicated contact person for all of your travel needs before, during and even after your holiday. Your travel consultant will provide you with details about your booking and your remaining payment (if not paid in full). You will also receive more information about what to expect during your holiday.

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