Lowlands and Highlands: Four-Day Driving Adventure in Scotland for Two

  • Tasting menu dinner each at Albert and Michel Roux Jr at Inverlochy Castle +
    £134
  • Tasting menu dinner each at Restaurant Martin Wishart +
    £200

Lowlands and Highlands: Four-Day Driving Adventure in Scotland for Two

Various Locations, Scotland

£900
  • Tasting menu dinner each at Albert and Michel Roux Jr at Inverlochy Castle +
    £134
  • Tasting menu dinner each at Restaurant Martin Wishart +
    £200

“There’s no doubt about it, Scotland is an awesome place to go for a drive” Visit Scotland

Why we love it

Absorb stunning mountain landscapes and glittering loch views, never-ending back roads and wide meandering country tracks on a once-in-a-lifetime Scottish driving break, taking in the beauty of Scotland's first National Park, the wildness of the Highlands and vibrant culture of the Scottish capital.

What's Included?

  • Hit the road with three days' premium car hire on this Scottish driving break for two people
  • Relax with three nights of four and five-star accommodation in Glasgow, Fort William and Edinburgh
  • Enjoy the ride with a personalised driving itinerary from Glasgow to Glencoe and Edinburgh

Exclusive to TRULY

  • This package is exclusively available through Truly

Description

Day One – Glasgow:

A port city on the River Clyde in Scotland's western Lowlands, Glasgow is famed for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture, a rich legacy of the city's pre-20th-century prosperity thanks to trade and shipbuilding. Today it's a national cultural hub, home to institutions including the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and National Theatre of Scotland, as well as acclaimed museums and a thriving music scene.

Collecting the car from Glasgow airport, drive the short distance to Glasgow’s Radisson Blu hotel, a modern architectural landmark, and your stay for the evening. From here, you’re free to explore the city centre, its beautiful gardens and squares, and great nightlife. Explore must-see sights, such as The People’s Palace and Winter Gardens, The Lighthouse exhibition centre, and some of the world famous breweries.

Day Two – Glasgow to Creag Mhor Lodge:

Leaving Glasgow, drive north to Loch Lomond; spanning nearly 25 miles Loch Lomond is the largest freshwater loch in Scotland with an archipelago of more than 30 islands. The Loch Lomond and Trossachs area of Scotland was awarded National Park status in July 2002 (becoming Scotland’s first National Park) and was voted the sixth greatest natural wonder in Britain. A picturesque spot for a break from driving along Loch Lomond is the Coach House Coffee Shop, a charming, rustic spot with a roaring log fire in the very pretty village of Luss.

Continuing north, this stretch of road leads into the famed Scottish Highlands and the wonderful world of Glencoe. Situated just under two hours from central Scotland, Glencoe boasts a great collection of high mountain peaks, ridges, rushing rivers and waterfalls which altogether create a magical and mystical land that offers a unique range of activities and plenty of space to roam free - a haven of windswept, rocky splendour and the dramatic landscape.

Creag Mhor Lodge is situated in the Fort William region, north-west of central Glencoe, and is an outstanding Victorian Lodge boasting stunning views over Loch Linnhe. Described as "an unknown gem", guests can enjoy good hospitality, a comfortable "home-from-home" atmosphere and a hearty breakfast the following morning. The main attraction, though, is the Lodge’s quaint whisky bar housing over 340 varieties of Scottish single malts – perfect for a wee drop in the evening after a great drive.

Day Three – Creag Mhor Lodge to Edinburgh:

Departing Creag Mhor Lodge, the road heads west along the coastline to the historic Highland town of Fort William, known as the gateway to Ben Nevis, the U.K.’s highest peak, and Glen Nevis valley, home to Steall Falls.

Turning east, the road leads into central Scotland and through the epic wilderness of the Highlands to Cairngorms National Park, where the road turns south toward Loch Faskally and Pitlochry. A man-made reservoir, Fallasky is lined by the steep wooded hills of Forest Fallasky and is a beautiful spot to stretch the legs as the halfway point between Fort William and Edinburgh. The beautiful neighbouring town of Pitlochry is an ideal spot for lunch. Lying on the banks of the River Tummel, Pitlochry sits in the impressive shadow of its own mountain, Ben-Y-Vrackie; with impressive stone architecture and floral displays, Pitlochry epitomises Highland Scotland.

Heading south, drive through the great Scottish towns of Perth and Dunfermline before reaching Scotland’s vibrant, hilly capital, Edinburgh. With its medieval Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town with gardens and neoclassical buildings, Edinburgh is a truly European city. Looming over the city is Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny, used in the coronation of Scottish rulers, as well as Arthur’s Seat, an imposing peak in Holyrood Park, and Calton Hill, topped with the city’s monuments and memorials.

On the last night of this Scottish driving break, enjoy one night at the four-star Malmaison Edinburgh. This boutique hotel, with its chic, spacious rooms and stylish facilities, sits on the banks of the Forth in Leith – just 10 minutes from the city centre. Explore this beautiful city, its wonderful, undulating landscape, and revel in its nightlife before returning the car to Edinburgh airport in the morning, bringing an end to this epic Scottish adventure.

Description

Day One – Glasgow:

A port city on the River Clyde in Scotland's western Lowlands, Glasgow is famed for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture, a rich legacy of the city's pre-20th-century prosperity thanks to trade and shipbuilding. Today it's a national cultural hub, home to institutions including the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and National Theatre of Scotland, as well as acclaimed museums and a thriving music scene.

Collecting the car from Glasgow airport, drive the short distance to Glasgow’s Radisson Blu hotel, a modern architectural landmark, and your stay for the evening. From here, you’re free to explore the city centre, its beautiful gardens and squares, and great nightlife. Explore must-see sights, such as The People’s Palace and Winter Gardens, The Lighthouse exhibition centre, and some of the world famous breweries.

Day Two – Glasgow to Creag Mhor Lodge:

Leaving Glasgow, drive north to Loch Lomond; spanning nearly 25 miles Loch Lomond is the largest freshwater loch in Scotland with an archipelago of more than 30 islands. The Loch Lomond and Trossachs area of Scotland was awarded National Park status in July 2002 (becoming Scotland’s first National Park) and was voted the sixth greatest natural wonder in Britain. A picturesque spot for a break from driving along Loch Lomond is the Coach House Coffee Shop, a charming, rustic spot with a roaring log fire in the very pretty village of Luss.

Continuing north, this stretch of road leads into the famed Scottish Highlands and the wonderful world of Glencoe. Situated just under two hours from central Scotland, Glencoe boasts a great collection of high mountain peaks, ridges, rushing rivers and waterfalls which altogether create a magical and mystical land that offers a unique range of activities and plenty of space to roam free - a haven of windswept, rocky splendour and the dramatic landscape.

Creag Mhor Lodge is situated in the Fort William region, north-west of central Glencoe, and is an outstanding Victorian Lodge boasting stunning views over Loch Linnhe. Described as "an unknown gem", guests can enjoy good hospitality, a comfortable "home-from-home" atmosphere and a hearty breakfast the following morning. The main attraction, though, is the Lodge’s quaint whisky bar housing over 340 varieties of Scottish single malts – perfect for a wee drop in the evening after a great drive.

Day Three – Creag Mhor Lodge to Edinburgh:

Departing Creag Mhor Lodge, the road heads west along the coastline to the historic Highland town of Fort William, known as the gateway to Ben Nevis, the U.K.’s highest peak, and Glen Nevis valley, home to Steall Falls.

Turning east, the road leads into central Scotland and through the epic wilderness of the Highlands to Cairngorms National Park, where the road turns south toward Loch Faskally and Pitlochry. A man-made reservoir, Fallasky is lined by the steep wooded hills of Forest Fallasky and is a beautiful spot to stretch the legs as the halfway point between Fort William and Edinburgh. The beautiful neighbouring town of Pitlochry is an ideal spot for lunch. Lying on the banks of the River Tummel, Pitlochry sits in the impressive shadow of its own mountain, Ben-Y-Vrackie; with impressive stone architecture and floral displays, Pitlochry epitomises Highland Scotland.

Heading south, drive through the great Scottish towns of Perth and Dunfermline before reaching Scotland’s vibrant, hilly capital, Edinburgh. With its medieval Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town with gardens and neoclassical buildings, Edinburgh is a truly European city. Looming over the city is Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny, used in the coronation of Scottish rulers, as well as Arthur’s Seat, an imposing peak in Holyrood Park, and Calton Hill, topped with the city’s monuments and memorials.

On the last night of this Scottish driving break, enjoy one night at the four-star Malmaison Edinburgh. This boutique hotel, with its chic, spacious rooms and stylish facilities, sits on the banks of the Forth in Leith – just 10 minutes from the city centre. Explore this beautiful city, its wonderful, undulating landscape, and revel in its nightlife before returning the car to Edinburgh airport in the morning, bringing an end to this epic Scottish adventure.

Route Summary

Day One:
Collect car from Glasgow airport
Enjoy one night at Radisson Blu Glasgow

Day Two:
Drive to Loch Lomond via Luss (approximately two hours from Glasgow)
Stop for some lunch at the Coach House Coffee Shop in Luss
Continue toward Fort William, following the A82 to 'Highland' (approximately 90 minutes)
Enjoy one night at Creag Mhor Lodge
Optional upgrade: dinner at Albert and Michel Roux Jr at Inverlochy Castle in Fort William (approximately 30 minutes from Creag Mhor Lodge. Dinner jackets required for men at Inverlochy Castle hotel restaurant)

Day Three:
Head west via Fort William and Blair Castle to Loch Faskally (approximately 2 hours from Creag Mhor Lodge)
Arriving at Loch Faskally, we recommend spending a few hours exploring the loch, before driving into Pitlochry for lunch at Victoria's Restaurant & Coffee Shop (approximately a seven-minute drive)
Drive from Pitlochry to Edinburgh (approximately one and half hours)
Enjoy one night at Malmaison Edinburgh
Optional upgrade: dinner at Restaurant Martin Wishart in Port Leith (approximately four minutes walk from Malmaison Edinburgh. Dress code is smart/casual)

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue, with travel dates within 12 months.

Flights are not included to give you maximum flexibility with your travel arrangements.

Please note that no cancellations or amendments are possible once the booking is confirmed.

Car Hire: Drivers must be aged 23 years or over.

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least six weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

Route Summary

Day One:
Collect car from Glasgow airport
Enjoy one night at Radisson Blu Glasgow

Day Two:
Drive to Loch Lomond via Luss (approximately two hours from Glasgow)
Stop for some lunch at the Coach House Coffee Shop in Luss
Continue toward Fort William, following the A82 to 'Highland' (approximately 90 minutes)
Enjoy one night at Creag Mhor Lodge
Optional upgrade: dinner at Albert and Michel Roux Jr at Inverlochy Castle in Fort William (approximately 30 minutes from Creag Mhor Lodge. Dinner jackets required for men at Inverlochy Castle hotel restaurant)

Day Three:
Head west via Fort William and Blair Castle to Loch Faskally (approximately 2 hours from Creag Mhor Lodge)
Arriving at Loch Faskally, we recommend spending a few hours exploring the loch, before driving into Pitlochry for lunch at Victoria's Restaurant & Coffee Shop (approximately a seven-minute drive)
Drive from Pitlochry to Edinburgh (approximately one and half hours)
Enjoy one night at Malmaison Edinburgh
Optional upgrade: dinner at Restaurant Martin Wishart in Port Leith (approximately four minutes walk from Malmaison Edinburgh. Dress code is smart/casual)

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue, with travel dates within 12 months.

Flights are not included to give you maximum flexibility with your travel arrangements.

Please note that no cancellations or amendments are possible once the booking is confirmed.

Car Hire: Drivers must be aged 23 years or over.

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least six weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

How it works

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  • Relax and enjoy

    Simply show up and savour the memory that will last a lifetime.

Location

Glasgow 301 Argyle Street, Glasgow G2 8DL

North Ballachulish, Fort William, Inverness-shire PH33 6RY

1 Tower Place, Edinburgh EH6 7BZ

Radisson Blu Hotel Glasgow 301 Argyle Street, Glasgow G2 8DL

Creag Mhor Lodge North Ballachulish, Fort William, Inverness-shire PH33 6RY

Malmaison Edinburgh 1 Tower Place, Edinburgh EH6 7BZ

Lowlands and Highlands: Four-Day Driving Adventure in Scotland for Two

  • Tasting menu dinner each at Albert and Michel Roux Jr at Inverlochy Castle +
    £134
  • Tasting menu dinner each at Restaurant Martin Wishart +
    £200

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