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Plan your Scotland trip here. Our independent Fly Drive Scotland Travel program gives you the freedom to explore history-steeped market towns, idyllic villages, the Whisky Trail, Loch Ness, the glens and the glorious highlands of Scotland. See rugged landscape and remote isles made famous by the DaVinci Code and films such as Braveheart. Explore the Western Highlands, Inner Hebrides and the Orkney Islands, if you wish. You may combine Scottish farmhouses, Scotland's country homes, Edinburgh hotels, manors and even romantic castles in Scotland to form your perfect Scotland vacation! We have car rentals throughout Scotland and the rest of Britain. Whether you choose a Scotland bed and breakfast, a baronial country home, or a fantasy castle, all the accommodations we recommend for you will be up to your standards - and ours. If you would like to stay at an unusual out-of-the way hotel not listed here, please ask. We will be happy to plan any itinerary for you, the way you want it. Your self drive destination is Scotland.
See all of your self drive Scotland choices here, or browse our Scotland Travel Specials below:

Spend a week in a Scottish Castle

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Package deals to Scotland - Package deals to Edinburgh
For the best in Scottish travel, or planning your independent visit to Britain, arranging a car rental in Edinburgh, or one in Glasgow, take a look at the following discounted vacation packages. Bed and breakfasts and castles can all be part of your dream vacation.

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Scotland B&B tour - Self drive Scotland
  • What our B&B package deal to Scotland includes:
  • Round trip airfare Newark - Glasgow on United Airlines. Book your own flights from your hometown.
  • Self-drive standard car with unlimited mileage and tax for 7 days to visit Scotland. Large cars, minibuses and automatics are available.
  • 7 nights accommodations at your choice of 320 Scottish B&B's, room with bath. See list here.
  • Vouchers are provided for each night of your stay. You call ahead to make reservations. Stay for any number of nights at any property.
  • Full hearty breakfast is served each day. This may include home-baked breads, farm-fresh eggs, cereal, sausage and bacon.
  • Value-Added Tax (V.A.T.) and service charges.
  • YES! You can stay longer.Ask for rates.
  • Passport Case with "What You Need To Know Before You Go"
  • Lynott Tours Baggage Strap
  • Rent a cellphone for $29.
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Most B&B's are open April-October. During other months, availability may be limited.
B&B JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEP OCT
JFK/NEWARK 2051 2051 2021 2116 2149 2149 2193 2153 2036 2066
The prices are for general information only and not a reflection of current seat availability. Airfare is subject to change unless ticketed. Price based on instant purchase. CHILD RATES APPLY WHEN A CHILD UNDER 12 SHARES A ROOM WITH 2 ADULTS. When your trip spans two time periods, higher prices apply. Blackout Periods: Dec. 13-Jan 06. Suggested self drive Scotland itinerary.


What is worn under the kilt? There is the answer given by all Scotsmen - regardless of whether they have underwear on or not - is: NOTHING WORN, ALL IN FIRST CLASS WORKING ORDER!  

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Two Week Self Drive Vacation with B&B's Scotland all inclusive Scottish car tours

Price Includes:
  • Round trip airfare Newark - Glasgow on United.
  • Self-drive car with unlimited mileage and tax for 14 days. Car rental in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, and many other cities. Large cars, minibuses and automatics are available.
  • 14 nights accommodations at your choice of 220 Scottish B&B's. All accommodations are with private bath. A booklet with addresses and phone numbers is included with your travel documents. Choose some from each category for maximum flexibility.
  • Vouchers are provided for each night of your stay. You call ahead to make reservations, or if you prefer, we will reserve them all before you go for a charge of $10.00 per person per reservation. Stay for any number of nights at any property.
  • Full hearty breakfast is served each day. This may include home-baked breads, farm-fresh eggs, cereal, sausage and bacon. (Continental in Edinburgh.)
  • Value-Added Tax (V.A.T.) and service charges.
  • Passport Case with "What You Need To Know Before You Go"
  • Lynott Tours Baggage Strap
  • Rent a cellphone for $29.
  • YES! You can stay longer. Ask for rates.
    TWO WEEK B&B JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEP OCT
    JFK/NEWARK 2999 2999 2969 3089 3122 3122 3209 3169 3009 3039

    The prices are for general information only and not a reflection of current seat availability. Airfare is subject to change unless ticketed. Price based on instant purchase. CHILD RATES APPLY WHEN A CHILD UNDER 12 SHARES A ROOM WITH 2 ADULTS. When your trip spans two time periods, higher prices apply. Blackout Periods: Dec. 13-Jan 06


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    Scotland B&B's with a Farewell Castle Night Vacation
    Scotland car tours - Fly drive ScotlandDalhousie Castle
  • What our package deal to Scotland includes:
  • Round trip airfare Newark - Glasgow on United Airlines. Book your own flights from your hometown.
  • Self-drive standard car with unlimited mileage and tax for 7 days to visit Scotland. Large cars, minibuses and automatics are available.
  • 6 nights accommodations at your choice of 220 Scottish B&B's, room with bath. See list here.
  • Vouchers are provided for each night of your stay. You call ahead to make reservations. Stay for any number of nights at any property.
  • Your last night of your stay is spent at romanticEilean Donan castle, one of the most romantic Scottish castles Dalhousie Castle , or Borthwick Castle near Edinburgh, Dornoch Castle, or Stonefield Castle. Our special, unique hotels exude the grace of a bygone era. Step back in history and savor the experience of staying in a medieval castle. Standard rooms are included in the price. Select your favorite room from luxurious junior suites to deluxe upgraded rooms, some with four poster beds at added cost.
  • Full hearty breakfast is served each day. This may include home-baked breads, farm-fresh eggs, cereal, sausage and bacon.
  • Value-Added Tax (V.A.T.) and service charges.
  • YES! You can stay longer. Ask for rates.
  • Passport Case with "What You Need To Know Before You Go"
  • Lynott Tours Baggage Strap
  • Rent a cellphone for $29.
    RATE PER PERSON SHARING A TWIN ROOM IN USD.  ALL PRICES ARE INCLUDING TAX.
    B&B/CASTLE JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEP
    JFK/NEWARK 2223 2217 2187 2347 2347 2347 2459 2419 2234
    The prices are for general information only and not a reflection of current seat availability. Airfare is subject to change unless ticketed. Price based on instant purchase. CHILD RATES APPLY WHEN A CHILD UNDER 12 SHARES A ROOM WITH 2 ADULTS. When your trip spans two time periods, higher prices apply. Blackout Periods: Dec. 13-Jan 06

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    Stay in a Scottish Castle or Manor- go castle hopping in Scotland

    Edinburgh – Aberdeen – Highlands – West Coast – Edinburgh
    This beautiful individual 8 day car tour provides visitors with a unique experience to remember for a long time to come. Airth Castle, near Edinburgh & Glasgow, Kildrummy Castle, Kildrummy (Aberdeen), Swallow Tulloch Castle in Dingwall (Highlands), and Ballachulish Hotel, near Fort William (West Coast)

    Travel Scotland Price includes
  • Round trip airfare from Newark
  • Self-drive standard car with unlimited mileage and tax for 7 days to visit Scotland. Large cars, minibuses and automatics are available.
  • 7 nights accommodation in accommodation
  • Day Itinerary Hotel Location
  • Day 1 Arrival Edinburgh Airth Castle, 4* near Edinburgh
  • Day 2 Edinburgh Airth Castle, 4* near Edinburgh
  • Day 3 Royal Deeside Ardoe House, 4*
  • Day 4 Highlands Tulloch Castle, 4* Dingwall
  • Day 5 Highlands Tulloch Castle, 4* Dingwall
  • Day 6 West Coast Ballachulish Hotel, 3*+ near Fort William
  • Day 7 Edinburgh Airth Castle, 4* near Edinburgh
  • Day 8 Departure Edinburgh
  • Scottish breakfast.
  • 7-day Historic Scotland Explorer Pass (valid over 14 days)
  • City Sightseeing Edinburgh Tour (approx. 1 hour, hop on/hop off, ticket valid for 24 hours).
  • Value-Added Tax (V.A.T.) and service charges.
  • Passport Case with "What You Need To Know Before You Go"
  • Lynott Tours Baggage Strap
  • Travel Insurance is available
  • Rent a cellphone for $29.
  • YES! You can stay longer. Ask for rates.

Itinerary Day 1 Arrival Arrive at Edinburgh/Glasgow Airport and pick up your self-drive car. Head for your splendid Hotel in the Edinburgh area. Enjoy the grandeur of this Hotel tonight or travel into Edinburgh.

Day 2 Edinburgh Today is for Exploring Edinburgh and the surrounding area. Though its streets are steeped in history, Edinburgh is a thriving modern capital – the Festival City. Elegant and exciting – truly one of Europe’s great cities. Edinburgh Castle dominates the city skyline, is full of history and is a fantastic introduction to Scotland. Within the walls there is St Margaret’s Chapel, the Stone of Destiny and the Scottish Crown Jewels to visit. Aside from the Castle there is the Old Town and Georgian New Town offering their contrasting Architecture, excellent Museums and Art Galleries; the Royal Yacht Britannia, Holyrood Palace and much more.If you want to escape the city then explore the delightful surrounding countryside, where you can play golf, visit Roslin Chapel, Linlithgow Palace or go for a walk along one of our beautiful beaches. Overnight Edinburgh area.

Day 3 Edinburgh - Highlands After your Full Scottish Breakfast depart Edinburgh heading north crossing the Forth Road Bridge with its dramatic views of the Victorian feet of engineering the Forth Railway Bridge. Continuing north visit Perth and Scone Palace the family home of the Earl of Mansfield and also the site of the famous coronation Stone of Scone, brought there in the 9th century by Kenneth MacAlpine, King of Scots. Continue to Pitlochry, a small Highland town. Stop at the Salmon Ladder where you may be lucky enough to see salmon leaping! From Pitlochry, travel towards Inverness You will take the very scenic & dramatic road over the Drummochter Pass one of the highest roads in Scotland. Descend into Speyside an area of Scotland famous for its whisky producing tradition. Overnight at Ardoe House

Day 4 Inverness Travel northwards towards Inverness. In the morning follow the Whisky Trail and visit one of the many famous distilleries in the area. You can visit Glenfiddich, McCallums, Grants, Cardhu and many more. Each gives an audio-visual show and then a guided tour of the distillery to learn of the processes and for many the highlight is a tasting at the end of the tour. The choice of what to see and do in the Speyside area is huge – there are castles – Brodie, Cawdor (made famous by the Shakespeare’s Macbeth), and Ballindalloch. Visit Culloden Moor, site of the last land battle on British soil, wander around Inverness, capital of the Highlands, take the Strathspey Railway from Boat of Garten to Aviemore and watch the Ospreys at Loch Garten. Accommodation in Dingwall.

Day 5 Highlands (Sutherland) Today begins with a visit to the capital of the Highlands, Inverness before heading for a day trip into the northern highlands. Head for the Kessock Bridge and the Black Isle, in reality a peninsula decked out in a thousand shades of green. A maze of quiet country roads and forest tracks, the area is a delight to explore. It is a naturalist paradise with attractions such as the bird reserves and Munlochy and Udale Bay and the famous dolphins that can be best viewed on cruises from Cromarty. Continue north visiting Dunrobin Castle and Gardens bringing to life the lives through the centuries of the Earls of Sutherland. Here you can enjoy a display of the ancient sport of falconry in the gardens of the castle. Return to Dingwall.

Day 6 Highlands – West Coast Today travel south via Loch Ness. Loch Ness forms part of the Caledonian Canal a feat of some great engineering by Thomas Telford linking East Scotland with West by using a series of lochs linked by a canal system. Make a stop at Urquhart Castle, a very scenic spot and also the place where the most sightings of «Nessie» have been. Continue towards Fort William, which nestles beneath the highest mountain in Great Britain – Ben Nevis. If time allows, why not take a ride up in a gondola at Anoch Mor that on a good day will offer stunning views over the west coast. From Fort William, continue south to Ballachulish.

Day 7 West Coast - Edinburgh You will drive through Glen Coe, the dramatic and historic glen (valley), scene of the 1692 massacre of part of the MacDonald clan by soldiers of King William. Its steep sided mountains offer superb walking and climbing. Red deer, wildcat, golden eagle and rare arctic plants can be seen among the breathtaking peaks and spectacular waterfalls. Travel onto Stirling and visit Stirling Castle, magnificent both in its situation on a commanding rocky outcrop and in its architecture. Of outstanding interest are the Great Hall and the Gatehouse of James IV, the marvellous palace of James V, the Chapel Royal , remodelled by James VI, and the artillery fortifications of the 16th and 18th centuries. The castle was a favourite royal residence and the birthplace of James II in 1430. From Stirling continue to Edinburgh.

Day 8 Departure Sadly, it’s time to leave Scotland. Make your way to the airport to join your flight home.

Itinerary II: HolyroodDay 1 Airth Castle Arrival Arrive at Edinburgh/Glasgow Airport and pick up your self-drive car. Explore your arrival city. Head for your splendid hotel in the Falkirk area. Airth Castle Hotel is a 14th Century Castle and converted Stables nestled in 14 acres of wooded parkland and landscaped gardens, providing a world of relaxation at one of Scotland’s most exclusive country retreats. Enjoy the grandeur of your hotel tonight

Day 2 Airth Castle Travel onto Stirling and visit Stirling Castle, magnificent both in its situation on a commanding rocky outcrop and in its architecture. Of outstanding interest are the Great Hall and the Gatehouse of James IV, the marvelous palace of James V; the Chapel Royal remodelled by James VI, and the artillery fortifications of the 16th and 18th centuries. The castle was a favourite royal residence and the birthplace of James II in 1430. See the weavers create a masterpiece in the Tapestry Workshop.

Day 3 Edinburgh – Royal Deeside You will depart in the direction of Aberdeen. You will visit Scone Palace, the home of the Earl of Mansfield. Scone is a castellated palace, enlarged and embellished in 1803, incorporating the 16th century and earlier palaces. The Moot Hill at Scone was the site of the famous Coronation Stone of Scone (The Stone of Destiny), brought there in the 9th century by Kenneth MacAlpine, King of Scots. In 1296, the Stone was seized by the English and taken to Westminster Abbey. In 1997 the Stone was returned to Scotland and is now in Edinburgh Castle. You will continue through Royal Deeside. Outside Aberdeen, visit Crathes Castle which has royal historic associations dating from 1323 when the Land of Leys were granted to the Burnett family by Robert the Bruce. The castle features some remarkable late 16th century painted ceilings. There is a large walled garden and the great yew hedges date from 1702 with fascinating examples of topiary. You will continue through Royal Deeside to Aberdeen.

Scottish teaDay 4 Royal Deeside - Highlands Travel northwards towards Inverness. In the morning follow the Whisky Trail and visit one of the many famous distilleries in the area. You can visit Glenfiddich, McCallums, Grants, Cardhu and many more. Each gives an audio-visual show and then a guided tour of the distillery to learn of the processes and for many the highlight is a tasting at the end of the tour. The choice of what to see and do in the Speyside area is huge – there are castles – Brodie, Cawdor (made famous by the Shakespeare’s Macbeth), and Ballindalloch. Visit Culloden Moor, site of the last land battle on British soil, wander around Inverness, capital of the Highlands, take the Strathspey Railway from Boat of Garten to Aviemore, watch the Ospreys at Loch Garten. Accommodation in Dingwall at Tulloch Castle. Tulloch Castle dates from the 12th Century, when first the Bains and later the Clan Davidson laid claim to its lands. Like its lively history, the Castle's fortunes have changed many times. Now, it is once again a magnificent fortress, with a ready welcome for travellers. When you arrive, you will be met with Tulloch’s countless period features including the 250-year old panelled Great Hall. As you enter the magnificent hallways you will pass by painstakingly restored original fireplaces and ceilings and you will begin to realise that this is only the start of an experience you will never forget.

Highlands GardensDay 5 Highlands (Inverewe Gardens)Enjoy a day visiting the West Coast of Scotland. Journey across to Ullapool, a quaint fishing village. Then travel down past the dramatic Corrieshalloch Gorge to the Inverewe Gardens, run by the National Trust for Scotland. These magnificent gardens have a famous rhododendron collection and who would expect to find palm trees in Scotland. Return through the magnificent scenery of the Torridon area and past Loch Maree. Return to Dingwall.

Scottish highlandsDay 6 Highlands – West Coast Today travel south via Loch Ness. Loch Ness forms part of the Caledonian Canal a feat of some great engineering by Thomas Telford linking East Scotland with West by using a series of lochs linked by a canal system. Make a stop at Urquhart Castle, a very scenic spot and also the place where the most sightings of Nessie have been. Continue towards Fort William, which nestles beneath the highest mountain in Great Britain – Ben Nevis. If time allows, why not take a ride up in a gondola at Anoch Mor that on a good day will offer stunning views over the west coast. From Fort William, continue south to Ballachulish.

Castle VenlawDay 7 West Coast - Edinburgh You will drive through Glen Coe, the dramatic and historic glen (valley), and scene of the 1692 massacre of part of the MacDonald clan by soldiers of King William. Its steep sided mountains offer super walking and climbing. Red deer, wildcat, golden eagle and rare arctic plants can be seen among the breathtaking peaks and spectacular waterfalls.Stay at Airth Castle.

Day 8 Depart for home

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RATE PER PERSON SHARING A TWIN ROOM IN USD.  ALL PRICES ARE INCLUDING TAX.
MANORS & CASTLES JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEP
JFK/NEWARK 3228 3228 3198 3275 3416 3401 3416 3520 3288
The prices are for general information only and not a reflection of current seat availability. Airfare is subject to change unless ticketed. Price based on instant purchase. CHILD RATES APPLY WHEN A CHILD UNDER 12 SHARES A ROOM WITH 2 ADULTS. When your trip spans two time periods, higher prices apply. Blackout Periods: Dec. 13-Jan 06 NEW! We can accept payments in US dollars, euros and pounds sterling. Please ask for our wire transfer details.
Automatic car, add $125 , total, not per person. Additional single supplement payable at B&B's. When your trip spans two price periods, higher rates prevail.

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