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Activities & Transport

  • Trekking
  • Wildlife Watching
  • Museum
  • City Tour
  • Hiking
  • Rental Car

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13 Day Beauty of Scotland and Jewels of Paris

Cosy 4 * hotels - Road trip at a cool pace - Mix of nature and culture - 2 nights in the Highlands
Unique about this tour:
  • Combine Scotland and Paris for a unique and contrasted experience between history, wilderness and culture
  • Slow-paced road trip in East Scotland : more time to explore and "feel" the country!
  • Entire day in Cairngorms National Park to plunge in the wild beauty of the Highlands
  • One-day visit of Paris with some of the must-sees and an all-day visit of Versailles

If you're looking for the beat of a music festival, the adrenaline of an outdoor adventure, or the experience of a breathtaking road trip that will bring you back into the Middle Age through mysterious castles, then Scotland's the spot for you.

This trip focuses on the wonders of the Eastern part of the country, from the vibrant and majestic Edinburgh to the wild Highlands and the Cairngorms National Park.

Being definitely a trip of contrasts, you will end with a stay in Paris, coming back to civilization and one of the most fascinating capitals of the world.

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Services

Included
  • 12x nights in 3-4 traditional and boutique hotels
  • 8x days car rental with vehicle adapted to the size of the group
  • Flight : Edinburgh – Paris on Economy Class with 1 checked bag (23kg)
  • Activities and excursions mentioned in itinerary
  • A very detailed road book with suggestions for visits
  • Telephone assistance in case of emergency.
Excluded
  • City tax at the accommodation
Optional (Available upon request)
  • 2h small group tour in Edinburgh on day 1
  • 2h small group tour about the history of whisky and tasting in Edinburgh on day 1
  • Half-day small group tour to Giverny from Paris on day 12
  • 3-hour small group artisan food tour at Canal St Martin

Example Trip to customize

Edinburgh  

Welcome To Scotland!

Welcome to Scotland!



Arrive at the airport in the morning. Pick up your rental car directly at the airport.



Drive to your hotel, drop off your luggage and check in.

Day 1
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Royal Scots Club 3*

Edinburgh  

Traverse The Wonders Of Edinburgh

Not only a capital city, Edinburgh is also the leading festival city in the world, home to phenomenal summer festivals, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 



Packed with medieval tenements, narrow wynds in the Old Town and the sweeping elegance of the Georgian New Town, there's no question that Edinburgh deserves its reputation as one of the most stunning and enthralling cities in the world.



Enjoy a day at leisure to visit Edinburgh on your own. you can go on a walking tour, or taste whiskey, as well as learn about its production!

Day 2
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Royal Scots Club 3*

Saint Andrews  

Travel To Saint Andrews

Leave Edinburgh and venture out into the Kingdom of Fife, taking the Forth Road Bridge (look out for the remarkable structure of the Forth Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the newly constructed Queensferry Crossing).



Follow the brown signs for the Fife Coastal Route to take in the sparkling coastline and the picturesque villages of the East Neuk.



Arrive in St Andrews in the afternoon.

Day 3
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Rufflets Country House 4*

Aberdeen  

Enjoy The Magical Dunnottar Castle

Self-drive to Aberdeen. Reach Dundee, then follow the brown tourist route signs marked for the Angus Coastal Route and spend part of today taking in the ever-changing coastline of the east of Scotland, with its cliffs, sheltered bays and harbor towns.



On route to Aberdeen, make two stops to discover Scotland's most spectacular historic attractions: Arbroath Abbey and Dunnottar Castle. Curving gracefully along the east coast, the Angus Coastal Route links the cities of Dundee and Aberdeen, passing a range of charming towns, beautiful nature reserves and more than a few great attractions.



Enjoy splendid views of the Grampian Mountains to the west and sparkling North Sea to the east as you drive north.



Arrive in Aberdeen in the afternoon.

Day 4
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Comfort Accommodation

Copthorne Hotel 4*

Elgin  

Drive To Elgin Yourself

Self-drive to Elgin.



Today you can spend the morning in Aberdeen experiencing one or two cultural highlights before journeying through the beautiful Aberdeenshire countryside, taking in one of the region's many castles before you reach the market town of Elgin in the Moray area of the Highlands.

Comfort Accommodation: Jomarnic B&b 3*

Day 5

Aviemore  

Spend Time In Aviemore

Self-drive yourself to Aviemore in the heart of Cairngorms National Park. Today, spend the morning in Elgin before driving south through Speyside, home to Scotland's Malt Whisky Trail, and Royal Deeside, an area much loved by the British monarchy.



This scenic route also covers in the majestic Cairngorms National Park, where the landscape of impressive mountains, rushing rivers and deep forest won't fail to capture your imagination. Scotland's Malt Whisky Trail is the only trail of its kind in the world.



Set in the heart of stunning Speyside, this trail takes in seven world-famous working distilleries, one historic distillery, and the fascinating Speyside Cooperage. Speyside is famous for its wonderful whiskey and is often called 'Malt Whisky Country'.

Day 6
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Nethybridge Hotel 4*

Aviemore  

Visit Aviemore And Try Windsurfing At Loch Morlich

The Cairngorms National Park is huge, but from the bustling outdoor hub of Aviemore you could have all these adventures in just one day.



Pretend you're Father Christmas and visit the UK's only free-grazing reindeer herd at Glen More. A present of a carrot might be appreciated.



Take a ride on the highest railway in Britain. You'll step out of the top station at a giddy 1,097 m (3,599 ft) above sea level.



Go windsurfing and have a smoothie at a beach cafe. It might be 40 miles from the sea, but Loch Morlich has its own golden sand beach, complete with a watersports centre. Travel back in time on a steam train along the Strathspey Railway.

Day 7
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Nethybridge Hotel 4*

Edinburgh  

Explore The Sights Of Edinburgh

Drive to Edinburgh today. 



Head south from Highland Perthshire, taking in one of the country's favorite beauty spots and stopping in Perth, a city which straddles the River Tay.



Explore the city streets and make time for the Black Watch Museum, where you can uncover the dramatic history of Scotland's foremost Highland regiment.



Only a 20 minutes' drive away from Pitlochry lies Dunkeld, where you'll find The Hermitage. This magnificent woodland site dates from the 18th century and is now managed by the National Trust for Scotland.



With tall trees and tumbling waterfalls, it's no surprise that it is popular with both walkers and photographers alike. Follow the trails along the banks of the River Braan.

Day 8
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Holiday Inn Airport Express Hotel 3*

Paris  

Welcome To Paris!

Drive to the airport and drop off the vehicle.



You will then catch your flight to Paris. On arrival, transfer to your hotel.



Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 9
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Hotel Central St Germain 3*

Paris  

Explore The Sights Of Paris

After breakfast, make your own way to the meeting point of your activity. Get to explore Paris the local way. During this small group stroll through the City of Light, you can finally throw away that map and leave the navigation to your passionate Parisian expert!



Your 6-hour sightseeing adventure includes the most breathtaking sights in Paris in a friendly, informative & exciting walking tour. Hear fascinating stories, facts, and local tips that will tap you into the majesty of the city.



Of course, you’ll hit up classics like Montmartre, the Louvre, and Notre Dame Cathedral, and you’ll finish the day with a cruise offering the best views of the city and of course, the Eiffel Tower.

Day 10
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Hotel Central St Germain 3*

Paris  

Discover Majestic Versailles

Take a nice trip to Versailles in a comfortable air-conditioned bus departing from central Paris, just near the Eiffel Tower.



Upon arrival at the Palace of Versailles, an expert guide will take you on a 2-hour guided tour of the Palace and the Gardens.



Skip the long lines and enjoy priority access to the Palace. Learn about the history of this unique palace and hear impressive stories about the lives of the Kings and Queens.



Discover the massive grounds with your guide and learn about the secrets of the hydraulic system of Versailles.



Admire the perfect architecture of these French Gardens, the alleys and ponds, the fountains and groves imagined by André Le Nôtre.



In the afternoon, you will have around 4-hours of free time to continue your stroll in the gardens, enjoy a nice meal by the Grand Canal and visit Marie Antoinette’s Estate.

Day 11
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Hotel Central St Germain 3*

Paris  

Enjoy A Day At Leisure

The day is yours to spend as you wish! 



You have many possible options. Wander through the flower garden at Claude Monet's former home and see his famous lily pond. Walk across the Japanese bridge recognizable from his work.



Explore his home, set up as it was when he lived there. Visit the Museum of Impressionism, dedicated to the art movement started by Monet. You can also go on a delicious 3-hour small group foodie odyssey through a picturesque local neighborhood & upcoming Paris gastronomy epicenter.



This will open your senses to a whole new world of French culture.



It’s packed with inspiring locales and tastings along the way, with a personable expert to fill you in on each mouth-watering product.

Day 12
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Hotel Central St Germain 3*

Paris  

Farewell, France!

Today, you will enjoy a private transfer to the airport. 



Safe travels home, and visit again soon!

Day 13