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    Dunrobin Castle

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    John O'Groats Sign

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John O'Groats, Dunrobin Castle & the Far North

Our 1 day John O'Groats tour from Inverness is the perfect way to visit the most notherly point on British mainland! See Loch Fleet, explore Dunrobin Castle and enjoy stunning scenery on this one day tour from Inverness; capital of the Highlands.

Tour Details

Duration:
11hrs 15mins
From:
Inverness
Departures:
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun (from April 2020)
Leaves at:
08:15
Returns by:
19:30

What's included?

  • Knowledgeable Driver-Guide
  • Luxury, modern, air-conditioned coach
  • Written translations (on request)

Not included?

  • Entrance to attractions
  • Food and drink

 

 

Our tour departs Inverness and travels north, up through to Loch Fleet where you might be able to spot some seals and a range of birds – make sure you have your camera ready! Our John O’Groats tour continues on to the village of Golspie. The village, situated on the North Sea coast is nestled next to Ben Bhraggie and is an attractive little seaside resort, with long sandy beaches. Spend time here for refreshments before we journey on to Dunrobin Castle*.

A stately home in Sutherland, Dunrobin Castle is the family seat of Clan Sutherland. It resembles a French chateau with its towering spires and it overlooks the Moray Firth. You'll have time here to explore the beautiful stately home, gardens & museum and enjoy some refreshments in their tearoom.

Before reaching John O’Groats we continue further into the North Highlands through Helmsdale to the Highland town of Wick for our lunch stop. A former Viking settlement, Wick is the principal town in the far north of mainland Scotland. Spend time exploring the town, enjoying views across Wick Bay, whilst you enjoy your lunch.

After our visit to Wick, we then travel to John O’Groats; the most northerly point on British mainland. Here you’ll be able to stroll along the cliff path, take your iconic photo at the signpost, enjoy dramatic coastal views and perhaps see some local wildlife. John O’Groats is one of the best places in the UK to see Atlantic puffins, you might also see some grey seals or even an orca!

From John O’Groats, we begin to make our way back to Inverness. We travel to Dunbeath Harbour for photos, and to Brora, famous for its golf courses and magnificent coastal scenery before your John O’Groats tour returns home to Inverness.

*OPTIONAL EXTRAS

Dunrobin Castle

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FAQs

Inverness Departure Point

Your one day tour from Inverness departs at 08.15 hrs from Inverness Bus Station (Stance 6).  

You can view our departure point via the following link: https://goo.gl/maps/Di184JkubW42

Check-in opens 15 minutes prior to the stated departure time and closes 5 minutes prior to the stated departure time. We recommend that all passengers arrive in this window as tours must depart on schedule.

No, optional extras are not included in the tour price.

The price of your one day tour from Inverness includes the services of a friendly, knowledgeable and experienced Driver-Guide, and transportation on one of our luxury, modern, air-conditioned coaches.

All optional extras - attraction entrance fees, loch cruises, food and drinks, etc - are not included in the price of your tour. This is to allow our guests the freedom to choose which optional extras they would like to take part in on the day.

Rates for your optional extras are as follows:

1st April 2019- March 2020:

  • Dunrobin Castle, Gardens & Museum: £12.00 adults, £10.00 concessions, £7.50 children

We have negotiated a discounted rate for the above attraction which is visited whilst on tour.

Please note some attractions do not accept credit cards, entrance fees must be paid in cash only.

No, you don't need to worry about pre-booking any of the optional extras.

All the optional extras can be booked on the day and your Driver-Guide will advise you of how to book. We negotiate discounted rates for you, ensuring you'll always get a great deal at Scotland's top visitor attractions.

Please note that many visitor attractions and accommodation providers may not accept card payments, so please ensure you have plenty of cash with you on the day. If you have any questions about this please contact our Reservations Team on +44 (0)131 226 6066 - open 7am-10pm daily.

Yes, all of our tours are in English.

Your tour will be taken by an experienced, knowledgeable and friendly English-speaking Driver-Guide.

If you require a written translation of your tour, just let us know at the time of booking and we'll arrange one for you. Written translations are available for this tour in the following languages:

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Chinese (Mandarin)

You can also view and download translations by clicking here.

As we like to give you as much time off the coach as possible with the opportunity for walks, we recommend you bring warm and/or waterproof clothing, wear comfortable walking shoes and take sun-block or a hat for sunny days.

Don't forget your camera to capture all the lovely scenery and wildlife you'll encounter on your tour!

Since we cannot allow hot food on our buses you could also bring a cold packed lunch with you to make the most of your time at each stop, this would be particularly time-saving in the busier months! 

We welcome children over 5 years old on our tours, and children aged between 5-16 years are eligible for the concessionary rate.

We regret we are not able to carry children under the age of 5.

 

 

  • John O'Groats
  • Loch Fleet
  • Golspie
  • Dunrobin Castle
  • Helmsdale
  • Wick

Tour Photographs

  • A group of Atlantic puffins, commonly found at John O'GroatsAtlantic puffins
    Mark Caunt
  • Brora Beach and surrounding sceneryBrora Beach
    Alena Kravchenko
  • A rainbow over Loch FleetLoch Fleet
    Graeme Shannon
  • The Highland town of Golspie and its shoreGolspie
    Pxl.Store