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$71.29 Day Trips & Excursions

John o’Groats and Duncansby Head Day Trip from Inverness

Leave Inverness by luxury minivan and head north, across the dramatic Black Isle Peninsula and Cromarty Firth. As you travel through northern Scotland’s beautifully barren plains, your expert guide will talk you through some of the area’s fascinating history. Learn about the notorious First Duke of Sutherland, who evicted several Highland villages in the 19th century, making enemies of many Scots in the process.After an hour of driving, you’ll reach the coastal village of Caithness – home to some of Scotland’s most fascinating wildlife like red deer and grey seals. After exploring the wee village at leisure, your guide will meet you for lunch (own expense) at a café in the pretty harbor and, as you eat, you’ll learn all about the region’s traditional herring fishing industry.In the early afternoon, you’ll arrive in John o’Groats – the most anticipated stop of the day! Famed as the northernmost dwelling on the British mainland, the tiny hamlet is set in a sensational landscape of rugged open moorland, and is blessed with some of the finest wildlife in the country.After stopping for an obligatory ‘I’ve been there’ photo in John o’Groats, you’ll head on to the nearby sandstone cliffs at Duncansby Head – the mainland’s true northeastern point. Known as ‘Seabird City,’ the spectacular cliffs are alive with a rich variety of seabirds, and you’ll see guillemots, kittiwakes and maybe even puffins during a bracing cliff-top walk with your guide. Watch out for the rocky inlets known as the Stacks of Duncansby before heading back to your minivan.Back on board, you can continue spotting the area’s fascinating wildlife. The journey south passes through the historic estuary town of Wick, and you’ll arrive back in Inverness in the early evening.

$309.78 Multi-day & Extended Tours

The North Coast 500 3-Day Tour from Inverness

Day 1Set off from Inverness at 08:00am and begin your journey on Scotland’s ‘Route 66’. It’s an epic drive with loads to squeeze in. Just make sure you have plenty of space on your camera.Heading for Ullapool, we spend the first day weaving through the North Coast 500’s winding roads. Your driver-guide will take you to towering mountains, banks of shimmering lochs, and the shores of beautiful beaches. We reach the scenic port town of Ullapool in the late afternoon. You will spend the night here at one of the local guesthouses or hotels, depending on your preference.Day 2Today, the scenery gets progressively more beautiful, rocky, and mountainous. As you travel north, your driver-guide will take you to some of the most beautiful sights in Scotland.Your itinerary depends on the weather and your guide’s expert tips, but you may have a chance to venture into the deep Smoo Cave, wander the ruins of Ardvreck Castle, and gaze at gorgeous white beaches. You stop for lunch in a Highland village and spend the evening in the beautiful town of Thurso**.** Departures up until 31st March 2019, will stay in Wick instead.Day 3Today you get plenty of opportunities to get off the coach and explore cosy fishing villages, epic cliffs, and ancient Neolithic sights. In the morning we have a chance to visit a fine Scottish Highland Whisky distillery. The road leads you further south, where you have a chance to stop for lunch.Then you continue the epic North Coast 500 route southwards where you can enjoy the green valleys and sea views as you travel to Dunrobin Castle. You have time to explore the stately home, learn about the Dukes of Sutherland, and find out how it has been used as both a school and a hospital. Finally, we arrive in Inverness in the early evening for approximately 7:00pm. 

$486.06 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4 day North Coast 500 - small group tour

Day 1 The Ultimate Scottish Road Trip.  Leaving from Edinburgh the first stop will be in a pretty Perth-shire town and then through the Cairngorm National Park to Inverness for lunch.  Here we will be joined by the rest of our travelling companions.  Relax as your guide tells tales and stories of Scotland as you arrive at your overnight in Wick. Day 2 Today start with a stop the the most northern point on the British mainland- John O'Groats and Duncansby Head.  You may be lucky to see a puffin or too.  The route take you too white sandy beach and dramatic cliffs as you explore the most remote part of Scotland. Finally to your overnight in Ullapool. Day 3 The road continues to Applecross with time to explore this charming small town. Then up and over the Bealach na Ba, or Pass of the Cattle; one of the most epic and winding roads in Scotland.  Onto Corrieshalloch Gorge and time to test your head for heights on the bridge and viewing platform over this dramatic gorge.  We arrive back in Inverness for overnight. Day 4 Monster spotting today as we driver along the shore of Loch Ness.  Here you will be able to join a cruise and tour Urquhart Castle*.  Lunch in Fort Augustus situated on the southern shore of Loch Ness.  Glen Coe awaits and time to stop for photographs before we head back to Edinburgh.

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John O Groats & the Far North

Our tour departs Inverness and travels north, up through to Loch Fleet where you might be able to spot some seals and a range of birds – make sure you have your camera ready! Our John O’Groats tour continues on to the village of Golspie. The village, situated on the North Sea coast is nestled next to Ben Bhraggie and is an attractive little seaside resort, with long sandy beaches. Spend time here for refreshments before we journey on to Dunrobin Castle.A stately home in Sutherland, Dunrobin Castle is the family seat of Clan Sutherland. It resembles a French chateau with its towering spires and it overlooks the Moray Firth. You'll have time here to explore the beautiful stately home, gardens & museum and enjoy some refreshments in their tearoom.Before reaching John O’Groats we continue further into the North Highlands through Helmsdale to the Highland town of Wick for our lunch stop. A former Viking settlement, Wick is the principal town in the far north of mainland Scotland. Spend time exploring the town, enjoying views across Wick Bay, whilst you enjoy your lunch.After our visit to Wick, we then travel to John O’Groats; the most northerly point on British mainland. Here you’ll be able to stroll along the cliff path, take your iconic photo at the signpost, enjoy dramatic coastal views and perhaps see some local wildlife. John O’Groats is one of the best places in the UK to see Atlantic puffins, you might also see some grey seals or even an orca!From John O’Groats, we begin to make our way back to Inverness. We travel to Dunbeath Harbour for photos, and to Brora, famous for its golf courses and magnificent coastal scenery before your John O’Groats tour returns home to Inverness.