Established in Edinburgh in 2004, Absolute Escapes are award-winning specialists in self-drive holidays in Scotland.

Why book a self-drive holiday?

The logistics of planning a holiday can be overwhelming - accommodation choices, ferry times and car hire - so that’s why we’re here. We’ll listen carefully and craft the perfect self-drive holiday for you.

Our outstanding reputation has developed through a deep passion and knowledge of Scotland - we firmly believe that your visit should be truly unforgettable. A self-drive holiday gives you the freedom to travel at your own pace and our local knowledge will allow you to discover the very best experiences.

Why book with Absolute Escapes?

We don’t believe in off-the-shelf packages. Our itineraries are tailored to create truly individual travel experiences for our clients.

We select your preferred style of accommodation to suit your tastes and budget. From simple to luxurious guest houses, inns and hotels, we have decades of experience in selecting the very best choices and we’ve been lucky enough to stay at most of them too!

We can confidently say that booking a holiday with Absolute Escapes means:

  • You will stay in accommodation which has been hand-picked using our first-hand knowledge of the best places to stay
  • We have over 500 excellent reviews. Don’t just take our word for it, read our independent client reviews on the
  • 100% financial protection through our membership of ABTOT
  • 24-hour support from our dedicated team

Our popular Shetland & Orkney: Escape to the Edge itinerary is a wonderful way to discover Scotland's northernmost islands.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team if we can help you plan an unforgettable trip to Orkney - we would love to hear from you!

- Send us an online enquiry

- Phone us - +44 (0)131 610 1210

- Email us -

- Write to us - Absolute Escapes, Dovecot Studios, 10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1LT