North Coast 500 and the Orkney Islands - 5 day tour

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Tour Summary

North Coast 500 and the Orkney Islands
5 day/4 night tour

Travel north through Loch Lomond and the Trossachs to stunning Glen Coe. Explore Loch Ness and a host of historic sites before setting sail for Orkney. Once there, wander the remains of ancient civilisations before returning to tour the NC500 route and experience the natural wonders of Smoo Cave and Rogie Falls, the historic battle site of Culloden Moor, and the beauty of the Cairngorms.

Price range: £545-£685

Loch Ness - visit Fort Augustus to take a stroll along the banks or enjoy a “monster” cruise

Helmsdale - learn the sad tale of the Highland Clearances and see the moving Emigrants statue 

Stones of Stenness - see the mighty monoliths that formed a giant ceremonial circle built over 5,000 years ago

North Coast 500 - experience the Scottish drive of a lifetime

Cawdor Castle - discover the exquisite interior and beautiful gardens 

Movie locations - Venus Peter, Being Human and The Eagle

Guest house accommodation included

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Full Tour Itinerary

Frequently Asked Questions



  • 4 nights guest house or hotel accommodation 
  • Location: Inverness (1): Kirkwall, Orkney Islands (2) and Ullapool (1)


  • Scottish/Continental breakfast (4)

Tour Essentials

  • Transportation by luxury air-conditioned mini/midicoach 
  • Ferry to the Orkney Islands
  • Live commentary in English
  • Services of an experienced driver/guide
  • Service charges and taxes


  • Admission charges 
  • Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
  • Gratuity to your driver/guide

Departure information

From Glasgow

From outside The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, opposite Buchanan Street Bus Station
19 Killermont Street
Glasgow G2 3NX

Check-in: 10:00 hrs
Tour Departs: 10:15 hrs
Tour Returns: 20:30 hrs

From Edinburgh

From The Ensign Ewart
521-523 Lawnmarket
The Royal Mile
Edinburgh EH1 2PE

Check-in: 08:45 hrs
Tour Departs: 09:00 hrs
Tour Returns: 19:30 hrs

Child details

Concession discounts apply to adults aged 60 years and above; students and children aged 4 to 15 years inclusive.

We’re really sorry but children aged under 4 years cannot travel on this tour.

Photo-ID may be requested to confirm discount entitlement. 

Price Notes

Book Assured
Book by paying a 20% deposit. Make date changes or get a full refund with 8 days notice before travel. Click here for more information.

The price of this tour includes guest house accommodation with en-suite bathroom.

If booked in advance you can depart from Glasgow and return to Edinburgh. This facility is available at no extra charge! Please make your selection during the booking process

Admission Prices
In order to give you maximum flexibility admission fees are not included in the cost of this tour. 

Please see the FAQ section for more information on this tour.

Product code
TB 02923

Tour route map

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