Drive east to the other side of the Clyde via Erskine Bridge, before reaching Loch Lomond, Scotland’s largest freshwater lake. Loch Lomond is the epitome of Scottish scenic splendour, offering unique views of high mountains and blue waters.
Make a stop in the picturesque village of Luss. Legend has it that the village takes its name from an adaptation of the French for the heraldic flower, the iris, or Fleur de Lys. According to the legend, a local girl married a high ranking French officer in the 14th century. She died in France, but her body was returned and buried by Loch Lomond. Fleur de Lys strewn on her grave by her husband are said to have taken root and grown here ever since. The Luss you see today owes much to the local landowners, the Colquhouns, who lived in nearby Rossdhu Castle. Take some time to enjoy a walk on the bank of the Loch or have a drink in a local pub.
Continue north along Loch Lomond, to reach the viewpoint of ‘rest and be thankful’, have your cameras ready to capture the stunning views over the local mountains. Watch the dramatic scenery as you pass by the beautiful Loch Fyne, Loch Eck and Holy Loch before boarding the car ferry at Hunter’s Quay.
This excursion will operate by coach. There is 45 minutes of free time at Luss, where walking is at guests’ discretion.