This fascinating tour will introduce you to the stunning cliffs of the northern coast, the barren magnificence of Caithness and, hopefully, an abundance of wildlife. A splendid day out with a difference! Runs Tuesdays and Thursdays from April to October.
Tour Highlights: The Black Isle, Nature Watching, Golspie, Pre-historic sites, John O’Groats, Duncansby Head
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. We’ll 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!).
There will be a stop in John O’Groats 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). There are binoculars available on-board our mini-coach so you can get a "close up” view.
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 journey’s end in Inverness.
· Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
· Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
· Gratuity to your tour host
· Transport by luxury air-conditioned minicoach
· Services of an experienced tour host
· Service charges and taxes
Min Age3 years
Tour Vehicle TypeMini Coach
Departure PointFrom: Visitor Information Centre Bus Stop, Bridge Street, Inverness, IV2 3BJ
Departure TimeCheck in: 09:00 hrs Departure: 09:15 hrs
Expected return TimeTour returns at: 19:30 hrs
Duration of TourFull Day
Months of OperationApril, May, June, July, August, September, October
Rates & Dates
Tuesdays and Thursdays - 31 March to 8 October, 2015
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31 March to 8 October, 2015
Child rates apply from 3-12 years inclusive.
We regret that children under 3 are not carried on this tour.
- Prices are quoted per person per tour
- Customers must provide a valid credit card number.
- Limited availability : advanced booking required.
- Any booking is subject to our Booking Terms.
- Child rate apply from 3-12 years inclusive. We regret that children under 3 cannot be carried on this tour.
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