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Self-drive wild Scotland & Ireland

10 days from $5,145pp

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Tour highlights

  • Explore the mountainous Nevis Range and Glencoe.

  • Taste a dram of whisky in a Scottish Castle.

  • Wonder at the beauty of the Isle of Skye’s unique landscape.

  • Hike in Glendalough and the Wicklow Mountains.

  • Visit the Cliffs of Moher where you can spot puffins.

  • Explore the rugged landscape of Connemara National Park.

Price includes:

  • Fully insured vehicle rental
  • All accommodations
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

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  • Upon arrival into Glasgow, you'll pick up your rental car and embark on your trip to Glencoe. This is a beautiful journey whose landscape only gets better the deeper into the Highlands you travel. Spend the day exploring the dramatic scenery of the area, including ascending into the Nevis Range by mountain gondola and exploring Loch Leven and Glencoe.

  • This morning, you'll leave Glencoe and travel to Mallaig to catch the ferry to the Isle of Skye. The journey to Mallaig is a gorgeous one as you'll be driving next to the railway line which was used as the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter films. Enjoy the brief ferry ride over to the Isle of Skye and take in the sights from the sea. The trip will take about half an hour. Upon arrival on Skye, you will visit Dunvegan Castle and Gardens with a private guide, where you'll learn more about the MacLeod clan. After the tour, experience life as a MacLeod while enjoying a wee dram of whisky.

  • Today, enjoy a walk with a local guide to experience the natural beauty of Skye up close and personal.

  • This morning, you will travel from the Isle of Skye to the Cairngorms. Along the way, make sure to stop in the picturesque seaside village of Plockton, visit Scotland's most iconic castle, Eilean Donan, and take in the views of Loch Ness.

  • This morning, hold on for a bumpy adventure as you explore the Rothiemurchus Estate by Land Rover with a private countryside ranger. Return your rental car at Edinburgh airport and check in for your flight to Dublin. Once you've cleared customs, you'll be transported to your hotel. After you've had a chance to settle in, make your way over by cab to Ireland's most popular attraction, the Guinness Storehouse. Your tickets are included for this self-guided tour, and include one complimentary pint of Ireland's flagship beer. This evening you will enjoy an evening of folklore and storytelling at one of Dublin's oldest pubs.

  • Today, you'll embark on a full-day tour of the monastic ruins of Glendalough and the glorious Wicklow mountains with a knowledgeable local hiking guide.

  • This morning, you'll collect your rental car and drive to Ennis. The journey crosses the heart of the country and takes just under three hours depending on traffic.

  • Today, you'll spend the day exploring the iconic Cliffs of Moher and the spectacular limestone karst pavement scenery of the Burren, ending your day in and around Galway.

  • This morning, set out to explore Connemara National Park. Take in the wild and rugged scenery and enjoy all that natural Ireland has to offer.

  • Early this morning, you'll leave Galway and drive to Shannon airport. Drop off your rental car and board your international flight home.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodations, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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When to go

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Glasgow
 
Glencoe
 
Edinburgh
 
Dublin
 
Galway
 

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