Hebridean Island Hopping

Self-drive Vehicle Options

Scotland is a wonderful country to explore by car; the scenery is spectacular and a car allows you to enjoy the country at your own pace. Absolute Escapes has an excellent relationship with a number of car hire operators and between us we are able to offer superb service, quality vehicles and great value for money.


Vehicle Categories

Select from 5 types of vehicles - Economy, Compact, Intermediate, Large and People Mover (MPV).

When comparing car hire costs it’s important to check what’s included in the price. The rates we obtain are fully inclusive, with no extras for such items as airport pick-ups and licensing fees etc.

Our package prices include the following elements as well as touring information, maps and detailed directions to ensure you enjoy discovering Scotland independently.

>   Third Party Insurance
>   Vehicle Damage Cover
>   Vehicle Theft Cover
>   Unlimited Mileage
>   Tax

All cars are available to pick-up at a range of locations across Scotland, including airports and city centre locations.

We can also arrange one way hires, if you are flying into one airport and returning from another. There is usually a local charge for one way hires – approximately £ 30.00.

Economy Vehicle - Renault Clio (or similar)
from £ 17.00 per day

>   up to 4 people
>   1.2 litre engine, Manual Transmission
>   Air Bags
>   Luggage: 2 suitcases

Compact Vehicle - Renault Megane (or similar)
from £ 21.00 per day

>   up to 5 people
>   1.6 litre engine, Manual Transmission
>   Air Conditioning
>   Air Bags
>   Luggage: 2 suitcases
>   Automatic Transmission available from £ 27.00 per day

Intermediate Vehicle - Vauxhall Vectra (or similar)
from £ 26.00 per day

>   up to 5 people
>   1.8 litre engine, Manual Transmission
>   Air Conditioning
>   Air Bags
>   Luggage: 2 suitcases
>   Automatic Transmission available from £ 27.00 per day

Large Vehicle - Mercedes C180 (or similar)
from £ 65.00 per day

>   up to 5 people
>   2.2 litre engine, Manual Transmission
>   Air Conditioning
>   Air Bags
>   Luggage: 3 suitcases

People Mover (MPV) - Renault Grand Scenic (or similar)
from £ 36.00 per day

>   up to 5 people
>   1.6 litre engine, Manual Transmission
>   Air Conditioning
>   Air Bags
>   Luggage: 3 suitcases
>   Automatic Transmission available from £ 52.00 per day

Important information

Drivers must produce a full, current driving license and must be at least 23 years old. If you are under 23 years old a surcharge will apply. Special rates may also apply if you are over 65, have held a driving licence for less than 2 years, or you have any driving endorsements.

Additional Drivers can be registered and paid for locally on collection of the vehicle at the rental station. Please ensure all drivers bring their driving license.