Thursday, 22 January 2009

Scotland's New Downloadable Driving Itineraries

Instead of spending hours and hours of Internet research, travellers can now visit website to download all the information about attractions, routes, lodging and restaurants, and peiece together into a feasible itinerary.

"When some American friends came here on holiday, they had badly misjudged Scottish travel times and missed lots of great places that don't get mentioned in guidebooks," says native Scot Mike Peddie, co-founder of Secret Scotland with his wife Aurelia. "We realised the need for self-drive itineraries by locals who knew which places to see and which to skip, the best towns for overnight stays, and realistic scheduling of attractions and scenic drives."

Unlike travel agents, Secret Scotland Tours claimed to have no financial interest in the recommendations made to travelers. And unlike printed guidebooks, their itineraries are frequently updated on worthwhile attractions, travel times, routes, lodgings and restaurants.

Secret Scotland's more than 25 tour itineraries start from $7 and vary not only according to the starting point (Glasgow, Edinburgh or Inverness) and the number of days (3 to 14 days) but also according to interests, such as scenery, castles, whisky, seafood, Scottish culture and more. Itineraries come in the form of an instant download from the website, with customized itineraries available upon request for a few dollars more.

All customers receive emailed answers to any additional questions that come up while planning their Scotland self-drive holiday.

To download a copy of "The 12 Most Memorable B&Bs in Scotland", go to:

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