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  • Duncansby head
  • John O'Groats
  • Puffin
John OGroats and the Far North
See, Visit & Explore: Seal spotting, Golspie, Helmsdale, Duncansby Head, John OGroats and Hill O Many Stanes.

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1 day tour from £55

Tuesdays and Thursdays
22 March to 13 October, 2016


Adult Price from 55
Child Price from 52

Notes

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

Tour Summary

View rolling countryside, stunning seascapes, tiny villages and historic harbours as we head to the Far North.

Nature is to the fore - well go seal spotting at the Cromarty Firth and on our cliff-top visits youll see a wide variety of birdlife including guillemot, kittiwakes and, of course, those cheeky puffins (until late July). Well step back in time to the Neolithic period (around 5,000 years ago) when we visit the curiously named Hill o Many Stanes (Hill of Many Stones). Theres time for a souvenir photo at John OGroats and an extended stop at nearby Duncansby Head where you can enjoy some the finest coastal scenery in Britain. All in all a wonderful day out with a difference!

Tour features

  • Visit Helmsdale, Duncansby Head and John OGroats
  • Lunch stop: Dunbeath
  • Depart from and return to Inverness
  • Tour duration: 10 hours
  • EVoucher: No need to print your voucher - just show it on your smartphone and go!
  • Signature Day Tour [i]

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We leave Inverness behind and head across the Black Isle to the Cromarty Firth. In Golspie, high above the town, is an astonishing statue, 27m (90') high. This is of the First Duke of Sutherland, whose agents were involved in the most notorious of the Clearances in the Highlands during the 19th Century. Well hear more about this sad episode in the history of Scotland as we make our way northwards.

Soon we will be in Caithness. The traditional industry of this remote county was herring fishing and during the 19th Century many picturesque harbours were constructed here to meet the needs of this ever-expanding industry. We will make a stop at one to enjoy a quay-side picnic lunch (weather permitting!).

The Hill o Many Stanes is a strange sight to behold. It was erected by the inhabitants of Caithness and eastern Sutherland, around 4,000 years ago. The 200-plus stones, none of which are more than waist height, are arranged in at least 22 rows. Experts think that this site was built either as a gathering site or for religious ceremonies.


There will be a stop in
John OGroats for that "I was there photograph before making our way to stunning Duncansby Head where, after a stroll along the cliff-top path, there are views of the dramatic sea stacks and seascapes to enjoy.Duncansby is rich in birdlife including Guillemot, Kittiwakes and, the most famous residents, Puffins (until late July).

After our visit to Duncansby we turn southwards for home. Our journey will take us through Wick and there will be a comfort stop along the way before we make journeys end in Inverness.


 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can children travel this tour?
Children aged 3 years and older are welcome to travel on this tour. Children aged 3 to 15 inclusive travel at the appropriate child rate. We are sorry but children below the age of 3 cannot travel on this tour.
How many people will be in the group?
The group size is normally between 16 and 29 passengers. At times of peak demand (such as on public holidays) larger coaches may be used.
What features will the coach have?
You will usually travel in a modern eco-friendly mini or midi touring coach which is equipped with air-conditioning, comfortable reclining seats, large picture windows and seat belts.
Will there be stops for meals and are they included in the price of the tour?
Meals are not included in the tour price, but we will make a stops where you can get refreshments and something to eat. If you wish, you can bring a packed lunch or pick up lunch items at a previous stop. Vegetarian food is widely available. 
Will there be a tour commentary?
Each tour is led by an experienced driver/guide who will provide an informative and entertaining commentary in English. Youll hear tales of the Clans, bloody battles and the famous characters that have shaped the history of Scotland. You will learn too of the landscape that surrounds you and of the nature that makes Scotland so special. Be ready to have a laugh as well - youre bound to be told some really corny jokes!
 
Can I reserve specific seats on the coach?
Seating on this tour is on a first come, first served basis and cannot be pre-booked. If you are travelling as part of a group please make sure that all members of the party arrive at the departure point together.
Ive missed my tour because I was late, can I get a refund?
Were sorry but refunds or credits wont be issued if you miss your tour because you are not at the departure point on time. In fairness to all our passengers coaches will not wait if you are late. 

What's Included

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

Not Included
  • Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
  • Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
  • Gratuity to your tour host

Departure information

Check in: 09:00 hrs
Departure: 09:15 hrs
From Visitor Information Centre Bus Stop
Bridge Street
Inverness, IV2 3BJ
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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