SCOTLAND TOUR BEST OF NORTH COAST 500 ROUTE
Rather than completing the entire 500-mile North Coast Route in Scotland, we have curated the best sections and included two nearby drives that are a must-do. To begin your Scotland driving adventure, start in Edinburgh and en route spend two nights in Inverness, the cultural capital of the Scottish Highlands.
BEST OF THE NORTH COAST 500 ROUTE IN SCOTLAND
Embark on an unforgettable Scotland Tour through breathtaking coastlines, serene lakes, and iconic Scottish castles, all connected by some of the world's most stunning driving roads.
The journey begins in Edinburgh and features only the most awe-inspiring parts of the NC500, as well as a drive through the ancient volcano crater at Glen Coe and the picturesque roads of the Cairngorms National Park.
You will be equipped with a programmed GPS for effortless navigation and enjoy luxurious accommodations at the best hotels along the route. Get ready to experience the unique and dramatic landscapes that can only be found in Scotland.
Day 1 ▪️ ARRIVAL
Individual Arrival to Edinburgh, UK
Welcome to your Scotland adventure!
Up on arrival enjoy a comfy private transfer to your hotel. The programmed GPS; a printed road-book and car of choice will be delivered in the early evening. Besides a short tour briefing you will also enjoy on-call support throughout your trip.
Day 2 ▪️ NATIONAL PARK & BALMORAL
Travel from Edinburgh on picturesque country roads that wind through the lush greenery of Cairngorms National Park, and ascend Scotland's highest mountain pass, before arriving at Balmoral Castle, the summer residence of the British royal family.
Not far from there, the Malt Whisky Trail awaits, offering visitors the chance to explore numerous Scottish distilleries and sample some of their finest whiskies. You can then retire to your boutique-style hotel, located at the official start of the NC500 Route in Inverness, and enjoy a glass of whisky by the fireplace in the evening.
including Luxury Hotel at Inverness
Day 3 ▪️ LEG 1 OF NC500 ROUTE
Experience the ultimate driving pleasure as you navigate the best sections of the official North Coast 500 Route. This exceptional road offers an uninterrupted journey, with very few distractions to take away from the pure enjoyment of driving.
The route takes you along endless back roads, wide and winding country tracks, and stunning twists and turns through some of Scotland's most breathtaking landscapes. Along the way, you'll come across an iconic bridge that marks the most northern point of our NC500 Driving Tour. Beyond this point, the road becomes narrow and uneventful, so we have you turning to pick up another route back into Inverness.
including Luxury Hotel at Inverness
Day 4 ▪️ LEG 2 OF NC500 & GLEN COE
Drive along the shores of Loch Ness, and keep an eye out for the legendary lake monster as you pass the remains of Urghurt Castle. Later, visit one of Scotland's most iconic landmarks, Eilean Donan Castle, which has been famous for centuries, long before its appearance as a 007 Bond filming location.
Next, journey through the ancient volcano crater at Glen Coe, where the splendor of the region is enhanced by the natural waterfalls and mountains nestled in the moonlike landscape. Upon reaching Stirling Castle, explore one of Scotland's largest and most important castles, boasting historical and architectural significance.
As you make your final stretch back to Edinburgh, keep a lookout for The Kelpies, the renowned horse sculptures created by Andy Scott.
including Luxury Hotel at Edinburgh
Day 5 ▪️ DEPARTURE
private transfer to airport/station.