Public Transport Directions
Driving in the UK can sometimes be a bit daunting if you're coming in from overseas. Leaving aside things like navigation, there are also strange highway laws, signage, and hazards like 'roundabouts' to negotiate. All this has to be done of course driving on the left-hand side of the road, with a right-hand steer vehicle, and possibly using a manual gear shift. It's also worth remembering that the UK is a small land-mass and traffic frequently experiences congestion. Stepping straight-off a plane and being immediately pitched into this melee isn't fun for the unaccustomed! If you're unlucky enough to damage the vehicle in the process, you can also find yourself taking an additional charge. Ideally you want you're opening drive to be hit from the first tee, not the Edinburgh one-way system.
A lot of American based operators will offer self-drive options. We can do that too. It isn't difficult to arrange. We can't help but feel however, that this is a reflection on their own remoteness from the point of delivery rather than a customer preference?. It's possibly easier to transfer the stress and responsibility to the customer rather than having to arrange and manage everything from 4000 miles away?
We make an escorted drive our default provision as it takes away the burden. As it happens the costs involved are not significantly different, indeed, under certain circumstances the escorted driver option can actually work to be less expensive
We offer you both options, but the fact that we make the escorted drive our default should be interpreted by those of you weighing things as to where our firm recommendation lies