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Suggested Self Drive – The Northern Highlands

8 day car hire from $224 per vehicle*
Flights are additional

Sale Period

Until 31 Mar 19


8 day car hire from
per vehicle*Flights are additional

The Northern Highlands

Home to some of Scotland’s most impressive wilderness and hospitable towns. This itinerary will take you through Cairngorm National Park, towards the least explored areas of the north east and north westerly tip of the country. Exploring Scotland is easy. In the countryside, the roads are excellent, well signposted and largely toll free. Distances between towns are short and driving is on the left hand side of the road, same as in New Zealand.

Choosing your Rental Car
Take into consideration the size of the vehicle you require. We strongly recommend a minimum 1.4 litre for two adults. If the vehicle is to be used for day touring from a central base and not for transporting your luggage, a smaller vehicle may be adequate. We suggest you book your car before leaving home as this will save money and ensure you get the car of your choice.

8 days car hire from $224 per vehicle*
*Based Hertz Group B Car UK (excluding Northern Ireland)
Travel: 01 Apr 18-31 Mar 19

Day 1: Edinburgh
Visit some of Edinburgh’s famous attractions including the Royal Mile and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Day 2: Edinburgh – Perth – Aviemore (204km)
Travel north over the Firth of Forth to reach Perthshire’s stunning scenery. In the picturesque Victorian town of Pitlochry visit Edradour, the smallest whisky distillery in Scotland. Explore the Cairngorm National Park on your way up to Aviemore.
Day 3: Aviemore – Inverness – Thurso (221km)
Journey through one of the least explored areas of Scotland, up to Inverness and along the north eastern coast. As the road snakes towards Thurso, be sure to stop at the magnificent Dunrobin Castle.
Day 4: Orkney Islands
Take the ferry to the Orkney Islands to see Skara Brae and Maeshowe, the prehistoric sites that predate the Pyramids.
Day 5: Thurso – Tongue – Lairg (130km)
Travel on the single track coastal road to Tongue. The road will take you south by the mountains of Ben Loyal and Ben Klibeck to the village of Lairg.
Day 6: Lairg – Fort Augustus (128km)
Loch Ness stretches its bitterly cold waters for 38 kilometres between Inverness and Fort Augustus. The shoreline is a beautiful scenic drive.
Day 7: Fort Augustus – Loch Lomond (172km)
Follow the famous Caledonian Canal to Fort William as you head towards Loch Lomond, the largest loch in the whole of Great Britain.
Day 8: Loch Lomond – Glasgow (53km)
Enjoy the tranquil beauty of the Loch’s wooded shores and island vistas before a scenic drive to the energetic city of Glasgow.

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Terms and Conditions

Valid for sales until 31 Mar 19 • Prices are land only per person share twin, in NZ dollars for cash or cheque purchase only • Advertised prices are correct as at 04 Apr 18 but may vary due to exchange rates and include VAT. All prices and products are subject to availability at time of reservation. Specific booking conditions apply to each of the services offered. • Surcharges may apply over trade show and special event periods. • Closeouts and Seasonal & Week/Weekend surcharges may also apply. All deals shown exclude airfares which are at an additional cost. • We strongly recommend comprehensive travel insurance be taken at the time of booking, amendment & cancellation fees may apply • Min/Max stays apply − please ask your House of Travel consultant


Sale Period

Until 31 Mar 19

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