The far north tour
Bus tours

The far north tour

Availability: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Duration: up to 11 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Marvel at the wonderful scenery and fascinating history of the Black Isle
  • Explore the amazing wildlife and breathtaking cliffs of the Duncansby Stacks
  • Visit John O’Groats and enjoy its incredible nature
What to expect

As you leave Inverness, journeying north and heading across the beautiful Black Isle to the Cromarty Firth, your guide will tell you about the history of the region, including the story of First Duke of Sutherland and the 19th century Highland clearances. You will then travel head onward to Caithness, passing through dramatic and magnificent landscapes, filled with some of Scotland’s most fascinating and rare wildlife, so keep your eyes peeled.

The next stop will be at one of the region’s picturesque harbours, where you will have time at your disposal for lunch. As you enjoy your meal, you will learn about the region’s traditional herring fishing industry before working off your fayre with a gentle walk to Cairn Liath for some Iron Age history. Next up: John O'Groats. Once there, you can stroll along the cliff-top path at Duncansby Head and take in the endless blue hues, only interrupted by iconic sea stacks. Bring your bird-watching gear as Duncansby is home to many winged creatures including guillemots, kittiwakes and, perhaps most excitingly, puffins. As you head home, you will experience more wild and wonderful scenery and pass through the historic estuary town of Wick. A day full of history, nature and culture.

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What's included
  • Professional driver-guide
  • Transportation on a mini-coach with air-conditioning
What's not included
  • Food and beverages
Reduced price
  • Children (3-15 years): reduced
  • Adults (65+ years): reduced
  • Students (with valid ID): reduced

Inverness Bus Station
Margaret Street
Inverness IV1 1LT

Meeting point:

Please meet your tour at Stance 7 of Inverness Bus Station.

What to remember
  • As you will travel in mini-coaches, luggage space is limited. You can bring one cabin sized piece of luggage, 55cm x 40cm x 20cm, which cannot exceed 15kg, to be stored in the boot of the bus and one small handbag or rucksack to have on the bus with you
  • This tour does not accept children under the age of 3
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  • Seasonal Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the year, please see calendar
  • Departs from meeting point at 8.00am (check in 7.45am)
  • The tour returns to the meeting point around 7.15pm
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Highland Experience Tours
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 3 days before the activity begins. If you cancel up to 2 days before, you can still receive a 50 % refund.

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