John O’Groats and the Far North

from Inverness

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This fascinating tour introduces you to the rugged beauty of Caithness, striking northern coast cliffs, and the chance to spot some local wildlife. 

Departing Inverness to head across the Black Isle to the Cromarty Firth.  A 27m (90’) statue of the first Duke of Sutherland towers above the town of Golspie. The duke’s agents were involved in the most notorious of the Highland Clearances in the 19th century. You’ll learn more about this period of Scotland’s history later in the tour.

We soon arrive in Caithness, a remote county whose traditional industry was herring fishing. Many harbours were constructed here during the 19th century to meet the increasing demands of this ever-expanding industry. We will make a stop at one of these charming harbours for a quayside picnic lunch (weather permitting).

We will also stop in John O’Groats for that "I was there” photograph at the very tip of the British mainland. We then make our way to stunning Duncansby Head, for a stroll along the cliff-top path, rewarded with views of sea stacks and coastal views.  Duncansby is renowned for its birdlife including guillemots, kittiwakes and, its most famous residents, puffins (until late July). 

From Duncansby, we turn southwards through Wick, where there will be a comfort stop, to reach journey’s end in Inverness.

Tour Highlights: The Black Isle, nature-watching, Golspie, pre-historic sites, John O’Groats, Duncansby Head and Wick.

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Prices (Per Person)

Adult from:   £45.00

Child from:   £42.00

Product Code: HEX 00146

Seasonal Price Range

Child rates apply from 3-15 years inclusive.
We regret that children under 3 are not carried on this tour.

Product code: HEX 00146

Dates of Operation

All year

Tuesdays and Thursdays
7 April to 15 October, 2020

Departure Information

Check in: 09:00 hrs
Departure: 09:15 hrs
From Platform 7, Inverness Bus Station
Margaret Street, Inverness, IV1 1LT
Tour returns at: 19:15 hrs

The name of the local tour operator and full departure information will appear on your tour voucher/confirmation.

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What's included

• Transport by luxury air-conditioned minicoach
• Live commentary in English
• Services of an experienced tour host
• Service charges and taxes

What's NOT included

• Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
• Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
• Gratuity to your tour host

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