Classic Self Drive - Scotland June 2019
17th June to 23rd June 2019
Rental Cars: Nissan Qashqai (Or Similar)
Embarq's Self Drive Tour of Scotland will take you through the most magical mountain passes, rugged coastlines and stunning islands. Drive the zippy Nissan Qashqai (or similar) on the famous North Coast 500.
The high point of the tour will be a drive around and a day at one of the most romantic destinations in the world
The Isle of Skye (meaning Cloud Island).
This dramatic coastline surrounds some of the most exceptional and varied sceneries one of the rarest in the world. The history, the legends, the scenery, the weather, the music and the poetry combine to produce something extraordinary. It has been justly said that Isle of Skye is a conclusive proof that, sometimes, God was just showing off. Spend time with the locals, visit some world-famous single malt distilleries, stay in luxurious Scottish castles and soak in the culture. Come and hear Scotland narrate a story like never-before.
Arrive in Edinburgh
EDINBURGH TO BOAT OF GARTEN
Complete all documentation and
car rental formalities followed with
and welcome dinner.
Gentle start by skirting round Edinburgh and on motorways for a brief spell, on to Crieff for a visit to the Glenturret Distillery. Riding through the Sma' Glen on the highest roads in Scotland, to the Boat of Garten.
BOAT OF GARTEN TO LOCHINVER
Initially heading to Fort Augustus at the southern end of Loch Ness. Then heading north to visit Castle Urquhart. From here, visit further north to Lairg, then crossing the iconic Kylesku Bridge and nally Lochinver.
LOCHINVER TO GLENELG
Travel south from Lochinver to Ullapool. Next taking in the superb west coast and the famous Bealach Na Ba (3rd highest road in Scotland) before visiting Eilean Donan Castle and heading on to Glenelg for the evening.
PORTREE (DAY TRIP) TO GLENELG
A day dedicated to exploring the beautiful Isle of Skye. Starting with the famous Glenelg Ferry (the last hand turned ferry in Scotland) then to Portree, Stafn and Uig on the North of Skye. We then head south for a tour of the famous Talisker Distillery before heading back to Glenelg for the night.
GLENELG TO EDINBURGH
Heading back on more mainstream roads but through spectacular vistas nonetheless. We head south, past Stirling, back towards Edinburgh.
DEPARTURE FROM EDINBURGH
Travel back home with memories for a lifetime.