St. Andrews, Pitlochry & Stirling Castle Self-drive Tour

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  • 4 Days
  • Car Rental Included
  • 3 Breakfasts Included
  • Telephone support in English
  • Detailed itinerary
  • From €294

A Romantic Road Trip in Scotland

Scotland can be your next romantic retreat. This 4-day Scotland road trip provides the perfect balance between nature, adventure and romance. The route has been designed specially to discover the most charming corners of the country, while not being too far from Edinburgh. See and feel the spirit of lowland and highland Scotland in just 4 days. For another tour of a similar length, check out our Self-drive Oban, Loch Lomond, and Glasgow Tour and browse our entire range of Scotland Self-guided Tours if you’d like more options. To choose between.

During your romantic getaway, you will discover some of the most beautiful natural scenery of the Highlands from the wilderness in Cairngorms National Park to the smooth beaches of St Andrews. With overnight stays in the fairy tale city of Edinburgh, you will feel the history as you walk through the Old Town. You can experience the history and traditions of these enigmatic lands at Stirling Castle too. Scotland offers so many surprises.

Castles, valleys, lakes, fishing villages, islands, palaces, natural parks … We have every reason to recommend this trip! Keep reading to learn more, and please get in touch if you have any questions. 

What's Included

  • 3 nights in an authentic accommodation and hotel in a double/twin room with en-suite bathroom
  • 3 breakfasts
  • 4 day car rental
  • Sat Nav/GPS
  • Detailed itinerary for the whole trip in English
  • Telephone support in English for the duration of your journey in case of queries or problems

What's Not Included

  • Flights to and from the UK
  • Tickets for any suggested places in the itinerary such as castles, museums etc.
  • Lunch / Dinner
  • Travel insurance
  • Comprehensive car hire insurance cover

Itinerary for this Romantic Road Trip in Scotland

Day 1Arrival flight to Edinburgh

The perfect way to arrive in Scotland is a visit to Edinburgh, one of the world’s most versatile cities. The medieval feel of the cobbled streets of Old Town is perfectly balanced with the more modern and Victorian architecture of the New Town. These two quarters are separated by the ever-lively and pretty Princes Street Gardens, both districts have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Edinburgh Castle is another must see for history buffs. If you still have the energy, remember to visit the National Museum of Scotland. To close the day we recommend you take a stroll up to Calton Hill, where you can capture the best panoramic views of the city.

Day 2St Andrews, Glamis Castle, Dunkeld and Pitlochry

It’s time to go on tour, the day has come to pick up your rental car and hit the road. After crossing the Firth of Forth, alongside the the iconic Forth Rail Bridge, you will head north and enter Scotland’s rolling lowlands. The first stop along the way is St Andrews, one of Scotland’s oldest towns and famous worldwide as the birthplace of golf. We then recommend a visit to Glamis Castle, famous for it’s notorious ghost stories, and then onwards to discover the beautiful Dunkeld Cathedral, on the banks of the River Tay. Tonight you will stay in Pitlochry, a picturesque Victorian village ideal to spend a romantic evening together.

Day 3Bruar Waterfalls, Queen's View, Stirling Castle, Edinburgh

A stone’s throw from Pitlochry you will find the spectacular Bruar Waterfalls and magnificent Queen’s View, where you can capture the outlook that stole the heart of Queen Victoria in 1866. Next stop is Stirling. Scotland’s history was heavily influenced by events that took place in this beautiful medieval town, in particular the battles of Stirling Bridge and Bannockburn. A visit to Stirling Castle provides a grand view of the impressive National Monument to William Wallace. On joining the M9 motorway, be sure not to miss the giant sculptures of the Kelpies to your right, the famous horses of Celtic mythology will announce that you will soon be arriving back in Scotland’s capital city of Edinburgh.

Day 4Return flight

Return flight.


Romantic Escape- St. Andrews, Pitlochry and Stirling Castle