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      Get active and explore the beautiful Highlands of Scotland at your own pace.

      31 review(s)

      Welcome to the Highlands

      The trips featured here are available for private groups of two or more people. They are designed to allow you to explore the magnificent landscapes of the Scottish Highlands while enjoying a number of activities on the way. Trips are designed as self guided walk or cycling, or self-drive.

      Depending on the trip, you may be joined by a guide on certain days for planned activities. 

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      Self Drive Holidays

      On the self-drive trips, you’ll enjoy a combination of guided and self-guided activities as you explore the Scottish Highlands at your own pace. Drive along quiet roads through some of the most stunning scenery Scotland has to offer.

      On a few days, you’ll enjoy the company of a Wilderness Scotland guide to lead some of your activities such as canoeing, biking or sea kayaking. For the days you’re self-guided we’ll provide you with plenty of suggestions for scenic walks along with route notes and maps. All you need to do is drive from point to point. At the end of each day, you can enjoy the comfort of superior accommodation, generally in 4 or 5 star country houses and castles.

      Our Self Drive Holidays

      6 Self Drive Trips with 31 Reviews

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      • Enjoy fabulous scenic Winter hiking in the beautiful Cairngorms National Park with an expert guide.
      • Relax and unwind as you cosy up with a hot drink in front of the fire.
      • Gaze in wonder at the endless stars in the clear winter night skies.
      • Enjoy a special wildlife experience as you walk with the Cairngorm Reindeer herd in the hills.
      • Customise the itinerary to create your perfect trip with upgrades and extra days.
      Region:
      Cairngorms and Central Highlands
      Duration:
      5 night(s)
      Difficulty:
      Your Own Pace
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      • Enjoy fabulous scenic winter hiking in the beautiful Cairngorms National Park with an expert guide (great options for all abilities)
      • Relax in your luxurious 5* hotel and cosy up with a hot drink in front of the fire
      • Gaze in wonder at the endless stars in the clear winter night skies
      • Breath cool clean air and enjoy rejuvenating treatments in the spa
      • Customise the itinerary to create your perfect trip with optional upgrades and extra days
      Region:
      Cairngorms and Central Highlands
      Duration:
      4 night(s)
      Difficulty:
      Your Own Pace
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      • Canoe along the Caledonian Canal, an impressive 60 mile long connection between the West Coast of Scotland and the East Coast.
      • Soak up the comforts of the stunningly located luxurious castles and lodges in the Scottish Highlands.
      • Enjoy a range of activities such as hiking, canoeing, biking and sea kayaking with the support of our experienced guides.
      Region:
      Multi-Location
      Duration:
      6 night(s)
      Difficulty:
      Your Own Pace
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      • Learn about the historic capital and UNESCO World Heritage site, Edinburgh on a privately guided tour.
      • Enjoy a boat cruise on Loch Katrine, at the heart of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.
      • Relax in 4 and 5 star castles and hotels while indulging in the mouthwatering Scottish cuisine.
      Region:
      Multi-Location
      Duration:
      6 night(s)
      Difficulty:
      Your Own Pace
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      • Soak up the magnificent views of Britain's highest waterfall while cruising on Loch Glencoul.
      • Enjoy a walk out to Dunnet Head, the most northerly point on mainland Britain.
      • Choose from a variety of cliff, coastal or mountain guided and self guided walks.
      Region:
      Multi-Location
      Duration:
      7 night(s)
      Difficulty:
      Your Own Pace
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      • Discover the majesty of Scotland's West Coast from magnificent glens to enchanting islands.
      • Enjoy hikes with your private Wilderness Scotland Guide for some days and explore at your own pace during the rest of your trip.
      • Spend a night on the magical Isle of Eigg; one of the jewels in Scotland's crown.
      Region:
      West Highlands including Knoydart
      Duration:
      6 night(s)
      Difficulty:
      Your Own Pace

      Our holidays reviewed in your own words...

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      Every client receives a feedback survey when they return from their guided, self guided or tailor made holiday with us. Once completed the review is published on our website just as soon as our database updates. The little touches and details are important to us and where issues are raised we make positive changes to our trips to improve your experience.

      That’s why we read each of our client’s reviews and although we don’t respond to all of them, if it’s glowing feedback then we get the satisfaction of helping to make your holidays truly memorable.

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      Gunvor Rottensten

      Self-Drive - Winter Highland Cosy Cairngorms

      Age: 70 - 80
      Country: Luxembourg
      Trip Date: 29/01/2020
      Trips Taken: 10

      The Bottom Line

      The Bottom Line

      Our Cozy Cairngorms trip gave us all we had been promised. We loved the Fife Arms Hotel in Braemar, the massage on the first afternoon was just what we needed after our walk, and the afternoon with Katie very interesting and enjoyable.

      IE

      Inga Ebert

      Self-Drive - Winter Highland Cosy Cairngorms

      Age: 60 - 70
      Country: Luxembourg
      Trip Date: 29/01/2020
      Trips Taken: 9

      The Bottom Line

      The Bottom Line

      Super trip and so glad that it was made possible. Loved to be in Scotland this time of year and we had excellent weather. And we arrived 29 jan and toured with you but then we continued to Ballater and walked another 3 days (seven Bridges, Sgor Buidhe and Loch Muick circuit) and then to Inverurie where we walked from Pittodrie house (several walks around Bennachie) so we only returned home yesterday - blown by the wind! But another succes story!! Will be back in Scotland 2 april.

      TP

      Tracey Prevost

      Self-Drive - Skye & The North West Highlands

      Age: 50 - 60
      Country: Canada
      Trip Date: 15/10/2018
      Trips Taken: 1

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