Self-Drive Holidays
7 Nights
  • Fully customisable itinerary
  • Prices from: £990 per person
  • Best time to go: April - October
  • Transport: Rental car included (optional)


Beautiful lakeland
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Soak up the peace & tranquility of the beautiful Scottish Lakeland, where the outstanding natural beauty of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park provides opportunities to enjoy romantic strolls through leafy woodlands or loch-side tracks. 

Historic castles
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Perched atop Castle Hill, Stirling Castle is the former home of the Stewart monarchs. Further north, Urquhart Castle overlooks mysterious Loch Ness and on the shores of Loch Duich, Eilean Donan must be Scotland’s most beautiful & photogenic castle.

Isle of Skye
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The Isle of Skye is popular for its stunning and dramatic volcanic scenery, including the iconic Storr and spectacular Quiraing. Portree is its colourful capital.


Cuillin mountains
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Enjoy a cruise into the heart of the Cuillin mountains, with spectacular views of the peaks and ridges that tower over the Isle of Skye.

Coral Beaches
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Take an enchanting walk to the Coral Beaches, located just north of Dunvegan on the coast of Skye, where sun-bleached algae turns the water a dazzling blue. 

Shakespearean romance
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Take the time to explore the fairy-tale 14th century Cawdor Castle and Loch Ness, both romantically linked by Shakespeare with Macbeth.

A Romantic Highland Getaway

Experience a wonderful honeymoon in the magnificent Scottish Highlands. This self-drive tour of Scotland encompasses the Scottish Lakeland, spectacular Glencoe and the magical Isle of Skye, as well as the brooding Loch Ness and finally tranquil Perthshire. 

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From your starting point of Edinburgh, this trip will take you west, into the serenity of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. Here, the Scottish Lakeland provides a calm and relaxed setting to start your trip. 

Make your way north on a stunning scenic journey, through Glencoe and across the remote and wild Rannoch Moor, into the heart of the Scottish Highlands. This is followed by an equally remarkable journey on the Road to the Isles, as you make your way over the Sound of Sleat to the Isle of Skye. 

Explore Inverness, the Capital of the Highlands and mystical Loch Ness, enjoying a selection of the country’s finest mountain and loch-side scenery. This area of Scotland boasts some magnificent and romantic castles, such as Eilean Donan and Urquhart Castle.

Your Highland Honeymoon continues through Highland Perthshire – home to some of the most beautiful lochs and villages in Scotland, including the picturesque Victorian spa town of Pitlochry – before your romantic trip ends in Edinburgh. 


Suggested Itinerary

The holiday ideas on our website are just examples of the amazing trips we offer. Think of this itinerary as a starting point which can be tailored into something completely unique to you by our award-winning specialists.

We love the opportunity to use our first-hand knowledge and experience to design and deliver the perfect, bespoke holiday experience for you.

Day 1: Edinburgh to the Trossachs
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Your romantic journey begins by travelling north to visit magnificent Stirling Castle as it sits on its high volcanic rock, before continuing on to the beautiful Scottish Lakeland.
Overnight – The Trossachs

Day 2: The Trossachs Sightseeing
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The outstanding natural beauty of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park provides wonderful walking opportunities. You can walk in the mountains or enjoy romantic strolls through leafy woodlands or easier hill or loch-side tracks. There are numerous scenic drives to enjoy and lovely villages to explore, or take a leisurely boat trip on Loch Katrine.
Overnight – The Trossachs

Day 3: The Trossachs to the Isle of Skye
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A wonderfully scenic journey takes you across wild Rannoch Moor and through spectacular Glencoe and into the heart of the Scottish Highlands. Travel on the magnificent Road to the Isles and then by ferry over the sea to the Isle of Skye. The short sailing across the Sound of Sleat provides great views of Skye and back across to the West Coast.
Overnight – The Isle of Skye

Day 4: Isle of Skye Sightseeing
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A full day on Skye to visit romantic Dunvegan Castle, sample some fine island whiskies, or climb aboard a fabulous boat cruise into the heart of the Cuillin mountains. One of Scotland’s very best restaurants is nestled on the remote shores of Loch Dunvegan, and all around are superb opportunities for walking and gazing at the magnificent sea views.
Overnight – Isle of Skye

Day 5: Isle of Skye to Inverness
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Depart Skye and travel past the most famous and romantic of Scotland’s castles, Eilean Donan, standing majestically on an island at the point where three great sea lochs meet. Your route takes you by the shores of brooding Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle and onto Inverness – the Capital of the Highlands.
Overnight – Inverness area

Day 6: Inverness Sightseeing
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A full day to explore Inverness and visit fairy-tale Cawdor Castle, a 14th century castle romantically linked by Shakespeare with Macbeth. Or explore Speyside, one of the loveliest areas of Scotland with its mountains, pristine pine forests and sparkling lochans.
Overnight – Inverness area

Day 7: Inverness to Highland Perthshire
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Travel from the Highlands to the Lowlands with a drive through the heart of our country into beautiful Highland Perthshire. En-route visit Blair Castle or Dalwhinnie Distillery, the highest distillery in the Highlands.
Overnight – Pitlochry area


Day 8: Depart Edinburgh
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After breakfast, it’s less than a two hour drive back to Edinburgh, where your unforgettable Highland Honeymoon will come to an end.

What's Included?

Your holiday includes:

  • Carefully selected en-suite accommodation for 7 nights including traditional Scottish breakfast
  • Comprehensive information pack
  • Personalised itinerary with our recommendations for the best places to eat and drink and sightseeing suggestions
  • Map of Scotland with our recommended driving route
  • 8 days rental of an Economy car (other vehicle categories available) including comprehensive insurance
  • All ferry crossings (as per your itinerary)
  • 24-hour emergency contact number
  • Full financial protection

Your holiday doesn't include:

  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Lunches and evening meals

Accommodation & Prices

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We know that after a busy day of sightseeing an exceptional place to stay makes all the difference. That’s why all of the accommodation we select is hand-picked using our first-hand knowledge of the best places to stay.

Our discerning team has a wealth of experience, and we extensively research and regularly review all of the accommodation we select for our clients.

Please choose from one of our accommodation categories below. If you wish to combine these categories or perhaps upgrade for a special occasion let us know in your enquiry.

Accommodation type
Price per person
4* Guest Houses and 3* Hotels
From £990

A collection of quality 4* Guest Houses and 3* Hotels often located in beautiful locations which provide an excellent standard of accommodation.

Tastefully decorated and furnished, these properties are generally owned and operated by locals who have a genuine passion for their region which they are keen to share with you. Their warm hospitality is sure to be a highlight of your Scottish experience.

Boutique Guest Houses and 4* Hotels
From £1480

Our Premium category includes a unique collection of luxurious and stylish boutique Guest Houses and small 4* Hotels. These are wonderfully charming and intimate and run with great flair by their owners.

It also comprises larger 4* Hotels selected for their high standard of accommodation, exceptional service, and great location. These range from traditional luxury to contemporary Hotels.

Special Places to Stay
Exceptional Hotels and luxury Resorts
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From award-winning luxury Hotels to unique country retreats, all of which offer exceptional accommodation with superb facilities and outstanding service.

These are truly magical places and amongst the best Scotland has to offer. The perfect choice when you would like somewhere really special which can be a treat for the night or for your entire holiday.

Car Hire

Our packages include car rental and comprehensive insurance for the duration of your holiday. Absolute Escapes has an excellent relationship with a number of car hire operators and we are able to offer quality vehicles and great value for money.

If you plan to bring your own vehicle, we are also able to offer this itinerary without a rental car.

All our packages include:

  • Collision Damage Waiver
  • Super Damage Excess Waiver
  • Third Party Insurance
  • Theft Waiver
  • Tax
Vauxhall Corsa or similar
  • Good for 2 people
  • Maximum of 4 passengers
  • 2 large suitcases
  • Manual or automatic transmission
Ford Focus or similar
  • Good for 2 – 4 people
  • Maximum of 5 passengers
  • 2 large suitcases
  • Manual or automatic transmission
Volkswagen Passat or similar
  • Good for up to 4 people
  • Maximum of 5 passengers
  • 3 large suitcases
  • Manual or automatic transmission
VW Sharan or similar
  • Good for 5 people
  • Maximum of 7 passengers
  • 3 – 4 large suitcases
  • Manual or automatic transmission

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