SPECIAL NOTE: For Cruise Liner passengers sailing around Scotland;
We can DRIVE YOU from your Ports of Disembarkation.
FROM THE WESTERN LOWLANDS - GREENOCK/ GLASGOW.
FROM THE NORTHERN ISLES - KIRKWALL/ ORKNEY.
FROM THE NORTH EAST COASTLINE - INVERGORDON (North of Inverness).
FROM THE EASTERN LOWLANDS - SOUTH QUEENSFERRY/ EDINBURGH.
This provides you with a chance to see the landmarks - Lowland and Highland, the Coastlines, Lochs, Castles and Mist on Land! - FOR PART OF YOUR DAY OFF SHIP.
If you wish to leave your ship for a day or two and thoroughly see the mainland - NOT UNKNOWN! - a unique opportunity to augment your Sail - we will Drive You to your next Port in the Cruise Itinerary.
For Short Tours, easy visits, please see our TOURS Page Header and the content explores our SMALL TOURS - which we Specialize in!
PACKAGE 1: SCENIC NORTH of STIRLING (Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park)
A DAY TOUR: Options - these are only samples of what is possible, we tailor the Tour after full consultation and provision of attraction choices to the Client - Stirling, (Distillery Visit) Crieff, Small Glen, Aberfeldy, Kenmore, Loch Tay, Ben Lawers (Mountain Top Views), Killin (The Falls of Dochart), Glen Ogle, Loch Lubnaig, Doune Castle or Loch Katrine (Sail on The Sir Walter Scott Steam Ship) Trossachs. Return to Base/ Stirling > What in short does this type of Tour offer ~ A venture into the start of the Highlands - Scenery / Mountains and Glens. See our TROSSACHS Page for similar option.
PACKAGE 2: CASTLES
A DAY TOUR: The Central Lowlands are peppered with Old Castles ~ some are hidden from the main Tourist Attractions but we can take you exactly to these evocative and revealing relics of a bygone Scotland > places holding the visual D.N.A. of Mary, Queen of Scots and the Stewart Dynasty or gracing the presence past of Robert The Bruce. Situated in beautiful and often remote locations that were designed for Secrecy and Security. We will keep our Council for Clients confirming Bookings! ~ to be revealed and retraced by car and foot.
See our Small Tours Page for a guide to approximate Pricing and Location choices.
The Packages detailed below, from Package 3 onwards, involve a more busy day and involve longer driving distances - also the "Packages" quoted are a GUIDE and Clients can request to travel to ANY AREA OF SCOTLAND - we simply arrange an Itinerary with the Client, that suits and work the logistics of each Day accordingly.
PACKAGE 3: HIGHLAND GRAMPIAN – 10 Hours of Touring - 250 MILES > This is an area which is undoubtedly traversed during / as a larger Tour - where different locations are sought by Clients during the course of an ongoing series of Days or a Round Trip within 1 Day.
Incorporating North Perthshire, (Scone Palace), Distilleries, Pitlochrie - entering the Mountain range of Spittal of Glenshee (Ski Resort). Many possible routes and places to see. Balmoral Castle is reachable, then it's West and over to the A9 Main Arterial Road (Perth to Inverness). A Package of Dramatic Scenery - Better to do this justice with an overnight stay and then move North towards Inverness - and then even more days of Touring. Full list of options on places within this Package available after email inquiry.
THIS PACKAGE COSTS £265 plus an Overnight Driver Supplement of £60.
PACKAGE 4: GLENCOE – a Spectacular Full Day Touring (10 Hours) > Another area which can form part of an ongoing series of Days (including our Islands West of Oban) or, depending on location start and finish, areas of outstanding Natural Beauty that can be seen within a Day. A Mountain Range that keeps on giving - fantastic views and opportunities to stop and walk, with options for onward travel. The coastal route South to Oban is fantastic - Glencoe is the pivotal location for Westbound, Northbound, Highland driving. North West leads to Glenfinnan or Skye (via Eilean Donan Castle, by Dornie - Kyle of Lochalsh) - all for another day and part of a longer Tour / Series of day Tours. Many options for extended days of Touring around this area - Full list of options on places within this Package available after email inquiry.
THIS PACKAGE COSTS £265 plus an Overnight Driver Supplement of £60.
PACKAGE 5: FIFE - An 8 Hour Day - History and Coastal Scenery (Beautiful Harbours).
St. Andrews, East Neuk and Return to your base or onward conveyance. An extended Tour can include the preamble of a visit to a Distillery, en route to Fife, via the Tay Bridge (into North Fife) and might even involve an evening of entertainment / music in a nice Pub or Theatre - tending to suggest you stay overnight and continue your Drive. [South of Fife is Edinburgh and the Central Lowlands]
THIS PACKAGE COSTS £250 but can be reduced where the Tour is less intense / where East Neuk is not included.
PACKAGE 6: The Southern Lowlands and Borders of Scotland - This is a highly recommended option for what can easily comprise a DAY TOUR or be the meandering route South and into England. Beautiful scenery within the hills traversing from Edinburgh down to the Border Towns of Scotland, where ravaging "cross border" feuds meant that claims for land shifted the border line between England and Scotland over the Centuries. This Tour offers the opportunities to investigate particular Gardens and Castles / Homes of a unique style and creativity. Please contact us for the detail and you will be amazed at your options for this culture shift!
The above Tour can be REDUCED TO JUST UNDER 8 HOURS - it can also form part of a Larger Tour with Overnight Stay and Consecutive Days of Touring - See our TOURS PAGE for full Pricing Details.
ASK FOR OVERNIGHT / EXTENDED DAYS in Certain Locations: We can offer a discounted price where Clients wish to relax from constant driving and stay in a place for a day to relax or explore on foot - all in the Planning and Choices we make available for offer - flexibility is key! Note that this may incur a Supplement Charge for Overnight Driver
GOLF PACKAGE – Individually tailored to Customer Demand:
Scotland has rightly earned the title the "Home of Golf" and the amount of Golf Courses with Centuries of History is astounding.
The knowledge of Golfers around the World draws them to Scotland. Each will have their own "must play" courses! Below - in part - is a snap shot of obviously lucrative courses to see and play;
EAST LOTHIAN (near Edinburgh) - Muirfield (British Open venue), Aberlady, Gullane, North Berwick.
FIFE – St. Andrews (The Old Course or the Golf Links and other courses therein) or go towards the East Neuk to Kingsbarns, Craill. All great options.
ANGUS - Across the Tay Bridge - North to Carnoustie - Venue for the 2018 British Open - WE WILL TAKE YOU THERE AND HELP YOU SOURCE THE ACCOMMODATION YOU WANT!
PERTH - Gleneagles (venue for the 2014 Ryder Cup)
History also leads the studious Golfer to visit Montrose Links (near to Carnoustie). Montrose Links has a Heritage of 450 years - a coastal test, perched tight to the sea!
Another course in the same vein is "Royal Dornoch", on the North East Coastline of Scotland - an area again - of outstanding Natural Beauty - The Dornoch Firth, North of Inverness.
GARDENS OF SCOTLAND ~ Stately Homes and Castles, with unique Gardens for those that are happiest there!
ART IN SCOTLAND ~ Let us take you to our finest Galleries, Museums ~ look up and about as you appreciate the finest Buildings over the Centuries, with the many Scottish Styles.
Whisky Trail Tours - so many routes - they can extend from Speyside, beyond Inverness and up as far as you can go - next stop Orkney! - The Highlands, Moray - The vapour trail as you've never know it! A rarefied atmosphere!
New Packages Development - Opportunity for All - Our Commitment
Disability and Ability are all linked to our Provision for All - simply Contact Us via firstname.lastname@example.org - we have a Track Record for embracing and enabling all to enjoy!
We recognize that people look for a Service that specifically meets their needs or preferences in terms of ease - whether it is flexibility to stop at any time - mobility - ensuring a Tour at Your Pace. We are compiling Tours that can fill that niche - simplicity for the customer yet containing that quality factor for every aspect - strolling visits to Gardens, Castles - Taking Your Time - Tea on the Lawn or in that setting you care to visit, followed by that scenic run leading to your quality accommodation.
We will check venues for suitability of access, catering, approach and amenability, before any Tour Compilation, according to specific need or preference - Our commitment to the Best of Service.
Treat yourself, for a little while - any Time Span that suits - from 1, 2, 3 or 4 day Tours - 7 Days and Nights away if you wish - driven and chaperoned to your Hearts Content - according to your time and wishes!
It's a day out for us too and we would look forward to a Tour that makes a difference - we aim to take the strain away from you in traveling - we will pick you up at your Home and Return you Likewise, at the conclusion of your chosen Tour. Simple, Efficient and Sublime.
The choice of a Home Collection, Conveyance and Return Service is offered to anyone within a 200 mile radius of our base in Stirling - Contact us to see what we can do for you.
Customers from England - the Service can facilitate picking you up from your base (hotel or own home) and taking you into Scotland. The return home can involve Tours of the North of England, The Dales, Lake District etc. in what amounts to your own personal car with comfort and peace of mind.
For these Tours/ Trips, we will have specific Prices held - at a ratio commensurate with those quoted herein
A Day trip is conceivable! An overnight stay creating 2 days also available, extensions can lead to 4 Day Trips and even 7 Day Trips if that is what you wish - availability according to Your preference. Let us know what you think of this idea with an email to email@example.com or simply phone 07875 169977.
All of the above information is a GUIDE ONLY - factors regarding Client Wishes will always be taken account of in formulating every Package Tour - all Tours are unique to each Client and are not for publishing in this website. Each Tour is agreed between Benson Drive Scotland and Clients in advance of Tour Commencement. Payment should precede Tour and Price is agreed in advance of Booking.