Self-Drive Itineraries

Here at The Tartan Road, we specialise in Scottish self-drive holidays. All of our self-drive tours are completely bespoke: we customise them to give you the perfect holiday.

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 with a car.

Driving yourself gives you the freedom to explore off the beaten track and at your own pace. The roads in Scotland are sometimes quite narrow and winding, but don't let that put you off. Driving in Scotland is easy - there's not a lot of traffic and most of the time you'll be going slowly to enjoy the scenery!

Argyll Coastal Route

Argyll Coastal Route

4 Days / 3 Nights

Self-Drive Holiday

Food 

Starting on the banks of Loch Lomond and following the coast north to Fort William, the official Argyll Coastal route is a compact and stunning coastal road trip. Discover the dramatic scenery, incredible history and excellent food of Argyll on this short itinerary.

from £640 p.p.*

A Gin-lover's Scottish retreat

A Gin-lover's Scottish retreat

6 Days / 5 Nights

Self-Drive Holiday

Luxury  Gin 

This trip combines some of our favourite Scottish gins, excellent distillery tours and unforgettable experiences with some pretty incredible scenery! We hope you'll love it as much as we do. There are now so many top-of-the-range Scottish gins available that we were spoilt for choice when putting together this itinerary.

from £995 p.p.*

Classic Scotland with Castle Stays

Classic Scotland with Castle Stays

6 Days / 5 Nights

Self-Drive Holiday

Luxury  Castles 

This itinerary has a castle stay every night - we've found a beautiful route taking in some of the most incredible scenery and experience that Scotland has to offer. Whether you have fond memories of childhood tails of dragons, knights and heroic adventures, an appreciation of grand and wonderful architecture or simply want to feel like a Laird or Lady for the day, there's something magical and exciting about staying the night in a castle.

from £1085 p.p.*

North East Scotland Grand Tour

North East Scotland Grand Tour

6 Days / 5 Nights

Self-Drive Holiday

Castles  Whisky  Gin 

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 1-week itinerary is one of our favourites.

from £626 p.p.*

South West Coastal 300

South West Coastal 300

6 Days / 5 Nights

Self-Drive Holiday

The ultimate luxury road trip in South-West Scotland. From rolling hills and forests to magical coasts and lochs, incredible hotels, delicious food, this self-drive tour will captivate you from the moment you arrive.

from £1025 p.p.*

Argyll Coastal Route in Winter

Argyll Coastal Route in Winter

4 Days / 3 Nights

Self-Drive Holiday

Winter 

Starting on the banks of Loch Lomond and following the coast north to Fort William, the Argyll Coastal Route is a compact and stunning coastal road trip, perfect for the winter months. Discover the dramatic scenery, incredible history and excellent food of Argyll on this short itinerary.

from £640 p.p.*

South West Coastal 300 from London

South West Coastal 300 from London

7 Days / 6 Nights

Self-Drive Holiday

Winter  From England 

The ultimate luxury road trip in South-West Scotland. From rolling hills and forests to magical coasts and lochs, incredible hotels, delicious food, this self drive tour will captivate you from the moment you arrive.

South West Coastal 300 in Winter

South West Coastal 300 in Winter

6 Days / 5 Nights

Self-Drive Holiday

Winter 

The ultimate luxury road trip in South-West Scotland. From rolling hills and forests to magical coasts and lochs, incredible hotels, delicious food, this self-drive tour will captivate you from the moment you arrive.

North East Scotland Grand Tour in Winter

North East Scotland Grand Tour in Winter

7 Days / 6 Nights

Self-Drive Holiday

Winter  Castles  Whisky  Gin 

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 1-week winter itinerary is one of our favourites.