Self-Drive Holidays
7 Nights
  • Fully customisable itinerary
  • Prices from: £1055 per person
  • Best time to go: April - October
  • Transport: Rental car included (optional)


Isle of Arran
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Known as “Scotland in Miniature,” Arran has a little bit of everything, boasting steep mountains, glorious beaches, deep glens and shimmering lochs.

Fantastic wildlife
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Search for whales, otters, dolphins and basking sharks in their natural habitat on a wildlife watching trip, and keep an eye on the skies for golden eagles soaring overhead.

Isle of Mull
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Enjoy the outstanding scenery of the Isle of Mull, home to magnificent sea cliffs, white sandy beaches, and mountains that rise 3,000 feet from the crystal clear sea.

Historic castles
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Experience the weight of history at Duart Castle on Mull, and relish beautiful views of the romantic Dunvegan and Armadale Castles on Skye.

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

Romantic Loch Lomond
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Relax on the bonnie banks of the famous Loch Lomond at the heart of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, where quaint loch-side villages enjoy stunning views of the surrounding hills.

An Idyllic Island Honeymoon

This island-hopping self-drive tour explores three island gems on the West Coast of Scotland, blending stunning scenery with one of the most romantic destinations in the world. Journey by land and by sea through the natural beauty of Scotland as you visit the magical isles of Arran, Mull and Skye.

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Starting on the Isle of Arran, you could not hope for a better introduction to all the beauty which Scotland has to offer. Known as “Scotland in Miniature,” Arran combines imposing mountains, deep glens, shimmering lochs and glorious beaches and provides great opportunities for wildlife spotting. 

This is followed by the irresistible Isle of Mull, where rare and beautiful wildlife coexists with peaceful island villages. The island’s main village is the colourful fishing port of Tobermory, with a bustling harbour and vibrant local hospitality. 

Your third majestic island on this self-drive honeymoon is the Isle of Skye, renowned for its beautiful geological scenery and abundant wildlife. Here, the romantic Dunvegan Castle awaits, as well as one of Scotland’s very best restaurants, nestled on the remote shores of Loch Dunvegan.

The final stop is the stunning Loch Lomond, where tranquil waters and loch-side villages provide a relaxing end to your unforgettable Island Honeymoon.

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: Glasgow to the Isle of Arran
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Your romantic journey begins by taking the ferry across the sea to the Isle of Arran. Known as “Scotland in Miniature,” Arran boasts steep mountains, deep glens and shimmering lochs.
Overnight – The Isle of Arran

Day 2: Isle of Arran Sightseeing
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The west coast of Arran is rugged with glorious beaches and provides great opportunities to spot wildlife. Arran Aromatics is worthy of a visit, as is the Island’s Distillery, home to the Arran Malt.

Brodick Castle looms over the bay at the foot of Goatfell, Arran’s highest peak. A climb to the top of this iconic mountain offers wonderful views to Ireland and the Mull of Kintyre.
Overnight – The Isle of Arran

Day 3: Isle of Arran to the Isle of Mull
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Depart Arran by morning ferry and travel along the wonderfully scenic western sea-board to Oban, the hub of the southern Hebrides and Gateway to the Isles. From here you are bound for the majestic Isle of Mull, your next island destination.
Overnight – The Isle of Mull

Day 4: Isle of Mull Sightseeing
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Those with a fascination for history will enjoy Duart Castle. Tobermory is the island’s main village with its multi-coloured houses scattered around the peaceful harbour. Nearby, the Isle of Iona, known as ‘The Cradle of Christianity,’ is a special place with impossibly turquoise waters, dazzling beaches and hidden coves.

Mull is famous for its stunning wildlife – you could join a whale & dolphin watching trip which will allow you to view these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.
Overnight – The Isle of Mull

Day 5: Isle of Mull to the Isle of Skye
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Your Island Honeymoon continues to the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, the most westerly point of the British mainland – experience wonderful views to the small isles of Rum, Eigg & Muck. Travel on the magnificent Road to the Isles and then by ferry over the sea to the Isle of Skye.
Overnight – The Isle of Skye

Day 6: 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 cruise which will take you 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 – The Isle of Skye

Day 7: Isle of Skye to Loch Lomond
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Travel from the Highlands to the Lowlands with a drive along the Great Glen and through Glencoe. Your final night will be spent on the banks of Loch Lomond in a quaint loch-side village which enjoys spectacular views across the loch.
Overnight – Loch Lomond


Day 8: Depart Glasgow
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Before you leave Loch Lomond enjoy a boat trip on the famous loch. Glasgow is less than a one hour journey away, where your unforgettable Island Honeymoon will sadly 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 £1055

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 £1305

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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