Distance Covered- 1400 kms approx. Vehicle - Range Rover Vogue
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
Arrival day in Edinburgh. Complete all documentation and car rental formalities followed with brieﬁng and welcome dinner.
EDINBURGH TO BOAT OF GARTEN
Gentle start using the motorway until exiting at Aberfeldy, and possible visit to The Famous Grouse distillery.
BOAT OF GARTEN TO TAIN
Leisurely start the drive through the Cairngorms down General Wade Road to Fort Augustus, Castle Urquhart and Loch Ness.
TAIN TO TONGUE
NC500 from Dornoch via John O Groats and Dunnet Head (most northerly point).
TONGUE TO ULLAPOOL
This is the NC500 at its best: Stunning views, beautiful beaches (Durness), the best hot chocolate in Scotland at Cocoa Cafe ́and numerous photo stops.
ULLAPOOL TO PORTREE
The ﬁnal part of the NC500, down the west coast including the famous Bealach na Ba and Torridon, and then round Loch Carron and over the bridge to Portree.
A Day to enjoy the Magical Portree and Isle of Skye
PORTREE TO EDINBURGH
Enjoy a splendid drive from Isle of Skye to Edinburgh via Inverary
DEPARTURE FROM EDINBURGH
Travel back home with memories for a lifetime