The Tartan Road is launching soon

We'll be providing bespoke holidays in stunning Scotland. Based in the heart of beautiful Argyll, we're perfectly placed to help you discover all that Scotland has to offer.
We will take care of your hire car, accommodation, excursions and experiences. You just turn up and explore! Our tailored adventures are suitable for all ages and budgets.
Drop us an e-mail at [email protected] if you'd like to know more.

Why book with The Tartan Road?

Local Experts

Our headquarters are near Oban on the west coast of Scotland. We are one of the few tour operators based in the Scottish Highlands. Our local experts use their knowledge to create your bespoke itinerary. You'll explore at your own pace, with guidance on the area to make sure you don't miss the unmissable!

Scotland Self-drive Specialists

We think a self-drive holiday is one of the best ways of exploring Scotland. From the dramatic mountain scenery of the Highlands and the raw beauty of the Islands to the gentle hills of the Borders and the culture of the cities, this small country is easy to explore by car. We spend a lot of time self-driving in Scotland ourselves, so we can tell you all you need to know to have a wonderful experience!

Bespoke Service

Every one of the holidays we put together is different. Whatever you love, whatever you enjoy and whatever your needs, all of our itineraries are tailored for you. We start from your wishes and interests and go from there. The sample itineraries on our website are just an indicator of what is possible - and hopefully a source of inspiration.

Book with confidence

As a tour operator, all of the holidays we sell are covered by the package travel regulations. This means your holiday arrangements with us are 100% financially protected. When you pay us for your holiday, your money is safeguarded by a guarantee that you will be refunded in the unlikely event of our insolvency.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most common questions we get asked about Scotland. If you want to find out more about Scotland, travelling here, contact us and we'll do our best to help.

Between the cities, Scotland has an excellent public transport network, but outside of that, the best option is usually driving.

There are a few options for driving around Scotland:

  • Bring your own car
  • Hire a car
  • Hire a guide or chauffeur

If you're travelling out to the islands, then it might make sense to fly.

We're biased, but we think you should go everywhere in Scotland! Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • If you love unspoilt dramatic scenery, then visit Sutherland and Caithness in the far north.
  • If you want quaint coastal towns, try Berwickshire or the Moray Coast
  • If you want to see sparkling lochs and towering mountains, go to the Cowal Peninsular to see the Argyll Secret Coast

Our Favourite Itineraries


Argyll Coastal Route
Argyll Coastal Route

Beginning in Tarbert on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, and meandering its way through mountains and along the stunning Argyll coastline for 130 miles up to Fort William, this …

North East Scotland Grand Tour
North East Scotland Grand Tour

The north-east of Scotland is full of the most spectacular mountains, dramatic coastlines and vibrant cities - and has more castles than just about anywhere else!This itinerary is based on …

Classic Scotland with Castle Stays
Classic Scotland with Castle Stays

Castles hold a special appeal for so many of us. Whether we have fond memories of childhood tails of dragons, knights and heroic adventures, an appreciation of grand and wonderful …

Featured Blog Posts


Scotland's Best Beaches
Scotland's Best Beaches

There are few beaches as special as those in Scotland. On a wild day, with the wind in your hair, the salt in your mouth and the sound of the …

Unmissable Scottish Island Day Trips
Unmissable Scottish Island Day Trips

Scotland has over 900 islands. Many of these are really only accessible for those able to stay for a few days, particularly as they often require considerable time to reach.If …

Top Wildlife Boat Trips in Scotland
Top Wildlife Boat Trips in Scotland

Scotland's coastal wildlife is often a huge motivator for visiting the country. The low population density and unique climate here mean there is an abundance of many species seldom found …