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  • Loch Kishorn
  • The Bealach na Bass Pass
  • Applecross Village
Scenic Applecross
See, Visit & Explore: The Black Isle, Lochcarron, Bealach nam Bo Pass, Applecross, Loch Torridon, Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve and Achnasheen

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1 day tour from £45

Mondays
09 May to 26 September 2016


Adult Price from £ 45
Child Price from £ 42

Notes

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

Product code: HEX 00095

Tour Summary

A day of scenic beauty as we travel to one of the remotest areas of Scotland. Applecross is a World away in its pace of life, perfect for those seeking beaches, walks and wildlife.

Visit Lochcarron which sits on the banks of the loch that shares its name. This idyllic village will set the scene for the rest of our day together. Next we explore the stunning Applecross Peninsula with a journey over the Bealach na Ba, an epic mountain road that climbs to over 2,000 feet! Relax in the tranquil surroundings of Applecross before returning to Inverness along the banks of Loch Torridon and through the Ben Eighe National Nature Reserve.

Tour features:

  • Visit Lochcarron, Bealach na Ba Mountain Pass and Loch Torridon
  • Lunch stop: Applecross
  • Depart from and return to Inverness
  • Tour duration: 9 hours
  • EVoucher: No need to print your voucher - just show it on your smartphone and go!
  • Signature Day Tour

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Our journey commences with a drive across the Black Isle to Garve and the village of Achnasheen beyond. Our first stop will be in the pleasant village of Lochcarron, which sits on Loch Carron. Weíll take a detour to Ardarroch where there are good views over Loch Kishorn to the mountains on the opposite shore.

Next we make the dramatic climb over the Bealach nam Ba, which means the Pass of the Cattle, in Gaelic. The Pass is the third highest road in Britain and climbs to over 2,000 feet (600 m)! Weíll stop at the summit for breathtaking views across to Raasay and the Isle of Skye (weather permitting!) before commencing our descent to Applecross Village.

On our arrival in Applecross we can spend some quality time enjoying the spectacular seascapes or discovering the sad tale of the highland clearances at the local heritage centre. In this area wildlife aboundsónature lovers look out for red deer, pine marten (one of the rarest of British mammals) and otters.

From Applecross we will make our way along the banks of Loch Torridon to Shieldaig where we will make a further stop before travelling through the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve to Kinlochewe. From Achnasheen we will retrace our outward journey to 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. Youíll 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 - youíre 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.
Iíve missed my tour because I was late, can I get a refund?
Weíre sorry but refunds or credits wonít 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 mini/midicoach
  • 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.
Returns at 18.00 hrs


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