Classic Scotland Self Drive
Fort William • Inverness • Perthshire • Edinburgh
In Scotland you're never far from fantastic attractions, all set amongst some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes in the world.
If you admire the detail and architecure of age-old castles or the serene beauty of green landscapes and winding lakes or maybe your a lover of the tales and stories of the Harry Potter movies, Scotland will leave you impressed. On this 'magical' journey you will experience stunning Scottish scenery featured in the famous Harry Potter movies, including the Jacobite Steam Train.
Self Drive Package (Incl. Flights from JNB)
May - Aug' 21
Drive from Glasgow to Fort William, passing through dramatic landscapes used as backdrops in many Harry Potter films. (175 kilometres)
Take a trip on the Hogwarts Express (known as the Jacobite Steam Train) which travels over the famous Glenfinnan viaduct towards the coastal town of Malliag.
Mallaig was founded in the 1840's when the owner of the North Morar Estate, Lord Lovat, divided up the farm on the coast here into a series of parcels of land and encouraged his tenants living around Loch Morar and Loch Nevis to resettle in what became Mallaig and establish a fishing village.
Today Mallaig is a busy fishing port and ferry terminal with services to Skye and the Small Isles. Arriving in Mallaig we have over an hour and a half to enjoy a walk round and take in the atmosphere: there are shops, bars, restaurants and plenty of fish and chips to be enjoyed during the lunchtime stopover.
Travel north to the Inverness area and stop at Urquhart Castle located on the banks of Loch Ness and look for Nessie, the illusive monster.
Loch Ness and Inverness, is a hub of activity for adventure-seekers all year round, offering many amazing outdoor activities. From walking, fishing and kayaking, to golfing, mountain biking and paragliding, there is a multitude of wonderful things to do – all set against the breath-taking backdrop of the stunning Scottish Highlands.
Spend the day at leisure exploring the highlands or visiting local attractions. You could visit Culloden Manor, where the last battle on British soil was fought or visit Cawdor Castle which dates back to the 14th century and is the castle linked to Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'.
On route to Perthshire explore the impressive Cairngorm Mountains and visit Aviemore Wildlife Safari Park, Blair Castle and the House of Bruar.
Known as the 'Big Tree Country', in Perthshire you are never far from a remarkable tree, whether that happens to be oldest living thing in Europe, the last descendant of Shakespeare's Birnam Wood or the widest conifer in Britain.
Visit Perth, beautifully situated on the River Tay before arriving in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital. Strolldown picturesque and vibrant Victoria Street or walk through the cobbled streets of the medieval Old Town, from Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Steeped in history, Edinburgh seamlessly blends old and new, providing locals with the perfect destination to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of a diverse and vibrant city.
Visit Alnwick Castle which was featured as Hogwarts in the first two Harry Potter movies before you return to Edinburgh.
Return to Glasgow airport to drop off the vehicle and depart for the airport for your return flight.
- Return flights from South Africa
- 7 nights’ accommodation in 3 or 4 star hotels
- Daily Scottish Breakfast
- 8 day Europcar Car Rental
*Note that the Jacobite Steam train operates: Mondays to Fridays from 24th April to 27th October. Saturdays & Sundays from 17th June to 1st October.
- Tickets for the Jacobite Steam Train
- Travel Insurance (available on request)
- Visas (required for South African Passport holders)
- Meals not specified
- Optional excursions not specified
- Items of personal nature
Prices are subject to change due to airfare increases, currency exchange, fluctuations and any unforeseen circumstances, without prior notice.