A friend and I are planning a trip to Scotland in May. We want to rent a car and drive ourselves around; we both dislike the canned tours where you have no flexibility. I did a bus tour of Britain several years ago with Trafalgar and I don't want to do the same thing again. I'm working with my travel agent and Brendan tours, and have contacted myguidebritain.com about the same thing. We wanted to compare accomodation choices, prices, etc. What does anyone think about just booking the airfare and car online and winging it once we're there for b&b's/hotels/etc.? May is not high season, and there is so much information on the web. I book b&b's for the vacations my hubby and I take each year over the net and have not been disappointed, but I'm just a little leary of booking with the online company - at least if something isn't right with Brendan I have my travel agent to fall back on. For instance, Stonefield Castle is listed with Brendan as a 5 star accomodation, but the reviews here were very disappointing.
Anyone have any suggestions? Any information would be appreciated!