Take this tour so that you can say that you've 'made it' to the most northerly point on the British mainland. This fascinating tour will also introduce you to the stunning cliffs of the northern coast, the wild magnificence of Caithness and an abundance of wildlife. It's a splendid day out with a difference!
Your journey north starts when you leave Inverness and head across the beautiful Black Isle to the Cromarty Firth. As you drive through this beautiful landscape you'll learn about the history of the region, including the story of First Duke of Sutherland, whose agents were involved in the most notorious of the Highland clearances in the 19th Century.
You'll then travel through the brooding and magnificent landscape of Caithness. This is a beautiful place full of amazing scenery and some of Scotland's most fascinating and rare wildlife. At lunchtime you'll enjoy a coastal stop at one of the region's picturesque harbours. As you eat, there will be the chance to learn a bit about the region's traditional herring fishing industry.
As far North as you can go...
After lunch you'll get to the day's goal: John O'Groats. Here you'll be able to take an "I've been there" photograph. Then you can stroll along the cliff-top path at Duncansby Head and take in the dramatic views of sea stacks and the sea itself. Duncansby is rich in birdlife including guillemot, kittiwakes and, its most famous residents, puffins (until late July). There are binoculars available on-board our mini-coach so you'll be able to get a "close up" view.
Head South through Wick to Inverness...
After your visit to Duncansby, you'll turn southwards for home. You'll travel through more breathtaking scenery and pass through the historic estuary town of Wick before your journey's ends in Inverness.
1 Day Tour to The Black Isle, Caithness, John O'Groats and Duncansby Head!
Day by Day Itinerary:
Departing from Inverness
End of tour
Prices, Dates & What's Included:
2017 Departs: 09:15 | Returns: 19:15 approx
2018 Departs: 09:15 | Returns: 19:15 approx
Departure Point: Stance 7, Inverness Bus Station, Margaret St, Inverness, IV1 1LT
Tuesdays October 17th - March 29th
Tuesdays & Thursdays April 3rd – 11th October
Prices Per Person
Adult Price £55 (GBP)
Senior (60+)/Student £52 (GBP)
Child ( 5-16) £52 (GBP)
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**children under 3 years of age are not accepted. See below for more price notes
The tour price includes the services of a highly qualified driver guide that are passionate about Scotland eager to show off this beautiful country.
Note that entrance fees and meals are not included.
The type of vehicle employed on our tours varies depending on the number of passengers travelling on a particular departure. Generally tours are operated by 16 or 19 seat minibuses and 29 & 33 seat luxury mini-coaches. All vehicles are modern and specially built for comfortable touring. All vehicles have either forced-air ventilation or air-conditioning plus large panoramic windows to ensure the very best views. ABS, secondary breaking systems and a host of other safety features will ensure a safe trip.
CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS FOR SCHEDULED TOURS
When a passenger wishes to make a cancellation of a scheduled 1 day tour tour the following charges apply:
- Within 24 hours of the tour departure, no refund will be given.
- Within 2 to 3 days before the tour date 50% of the tour price will be payable unless the seat can be re-sold in which case the passenger will receive a full refund..