Self Drive vacations Perthshire Scottish Highlands

Self Drive Vacations Tours offers the visitor a superb diversity of attractions to suit a wide range of interests.

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About Self Drive vacations & tours

Looking for exclusive Self Drive vacations & tours of Perthshire and the Scottish Highlands, then look no further? To accompany each tour I have produced comprehensive printable information packs to assist in your planning. Extended tour duration is based on the selection from any number of vacation day tours.

The city of Perth is centrally situated with easy access to most of Perthshire's attractions. For example, it is possible to visit such popular places as Trossachs, Loch Rannoch, Pitlochry, Blair Atholl within a day from this central base. Unfortunately you would miss most of the splendid off route attractions as you speed by!

I'll point you to all the resources I can think of that will help you and share my tips and ideas about where to go, where to stay and what you don't want to miss on your vacations. 

If there is anything you may want to know about Perthshire or vacationing, just go to the form at the bottom of the page and drop me a line! It's really that easy.
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Planning: Self Drive Vacations

The following key points will give you a start in the planning of your vacation:

  • First time visitors not sure where to go?
  • How to Plan your Road Trip Transportation
  • Limited time but still want to see the most you can?
  • Too busy to spend hours surfing the Net and want local information from those who live here?
  • Want peace of mind knowing the information is provided by someone who lives locally and know the area intermittently?
  • Want to stay in charming, personally hand-picked accommodation rather than taking ‘pot luck’?
  • Want to trace your Scottish ancestry or visit a distillery and taste your favourite Scotch Malt whisky?
  • Want to visit your clan castle and immerse yourself in theculture and history of previous generations?

At Perthshire Travel Guide I believe in offering a very “hands on” personal service using my local knowledge and experience to design atailor-made self drive vacation tour guide which is carefully planned just for you to suit your interests, budget and time. I’ll take the stress and hard work out of arranging your perfect vacation.

I have produced this website through years of experience and personal research throughout Perthshire in the Scottish Highlands. I will show you places to visit from spectacular historic castles to secret glens full of purple heather, from beautiful lochs to ancient standing stones and megaliths, from scenic views to wind-swept mountains.....the choice is yours.

As a result I am delighted to offer Self Drive vacation tour guides and - so browse my site. If you would like a special tour, tell me what you like and leave the rest to me.

All Self Drive vacation tours include the following:

  • Accommodation to suit your vacation budget.
  • A full list of car rental companies at each airport, with prices and contact details.
  • A list of hotels at each airport, with pricing guidelines and contact details.
  • A list of overnight accommodation in each town en-route, with pricing guidelines and contact details.
  • Suggestions for places to eat and drink in each overnight stop.
  • A break down of each day's travel, with distances and driving times, along with suggestions for places to stop for lunch or snacks, photo opportunities, and places to visit, along with opening times and entry fees.
  • A comprehensive road map.

So, contact us today to receive your pack.
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Summary of Day Tours

You choose from the attractions shown in this tour. It has been set out for flexibilty, to suit your pace. I have taken the phylosphy 'See More... Drive Less'. I have only listed a selection of places to visit. The complete tour package includes comprehensive route instructions, information sheets for all attractions and accommodation available.

You may wish to have a total relaxing vacation in Perthshire Scottish Highlands. Have you considered a bespoke luxury tour, your choice of places to visit and stay made up from a selection of our day tours!

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For less than £10.00(plus post and package), or by email, you'll receive a self drive vacation pack.

Tour - Dunkeld & Birnam
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This day tour starts from the 'Fair City' of Perth, heading north on the A9 to Inverness, passing by Scone Palace, Stanley Mill and the Scottish Liqueur Centre before reaching the gem towns of Victorian Birnam and Dunkeld. Spending most of the day here will not disappoint you. You may wish to take in the 'Off-route' attractions mentioned, the choice is yours but doing so will reduce the time spent in Dunkeld and Birnam. This will be your overnight stop.

Whisky Tour 1

  • Start at pickup point at Crieff or as agreed.
  • Travel to the Glenturret distillery. Enjoy the tour and samples as you go through the process. Famous for the Grouse blends.
  • Approx midday…. Stop for lunch break.
  • leave heading towards Loch Earn, climbing up Glen Ogle for Killinand The Falls of Dochart. The Breadalbane Folklore Centre is located in the Old Mill close to the falls.
  • Other places of interest are;
  • Finlarig Castle, once owned by Black Duncan Campbell
  • Moirlanich Longhouse
  • Return to Crieff


(Glenturret can cater for several languages on these whisky Tours and will show you a film of the marketing of the famous Grouse blend.)

Whisky Tour 2

  • Start at pickup point at Crieff or as agreed.
  • Taste malt whisky at Aberfeldy Distillery; visitors can call in onDewars World of Whisky, one of the more organised distillery visitor centers you are likely to find when touring around Scotland.
  • Lunch at The House of Menzies Coffee Shop
  • Visit nearby the 16th century Castle Menzies
  • Return to Crieff via the ‘Sma Glen’.

Castle Trail Tour

You will probably only manage to see two or three castles in an 8 hour day Tour, depending on whether you go inside all of them or not.

  • Start at pickup point at Crieff or as agreed.
  • Travel and Tour towards The Fair City of Perth to see the following Castles..........(I suggest three in 8 hours )
  • Methven Castle at Methven(private-no access to the public)
  • Huntingtower Castle near Perth
  • Elcho Castle Perth
  • Balvaird Castle near Perth


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Total Cost

One of the most import questions you need to know the answer to is;How much will this self drive vacation cost. To help you to get the cost in your own money, I have included a currency convertor calculator below.


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