Day trip

Inverness: John O'Groats and the Far North Tour

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67 reviews

Inverness: John O'Groats and the Far North Tour

Activity provider: Timberbush Tours
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A day tour to John O'Groats, the perfect way to visit the most northerly point on the British mainland. You will see Loch Fleet, explore Dunrobin Castle and enjoy stunning scenery on this scenic excursion.

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit John O'Groats
  • Explore Dunrobin Castle
  • See the Loch Fleet
Full description
Your tour departs Inverness before traveling north, up to Loch Fleet 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 complete with long sandy beaches. You will be able to spend time here for refreshments, before continuing on to Dunrobin Castle. A stately home in Sutherland, Dunrobin Castle is the family seat of Clan Sutherland. It resembles a French chateau with it’s towering spires, and overlooks the Moray Firth. You will spend time here exploring the beautiful stately home whilst enjoying some refreshments. You will then continue north through the Helmsdale Clearance to the Highland town of Wick for your lunch break. A former Viking settlement, Wick is the principal town in the far north of mainland Scotland. You can spend time exploring the town and taking in the views across Wick Bay whilst you enjoy your lunch. From Wick, you will 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 iconic photos at the signpost, and enjoy dramatic coastal views, perhaps even seeing some local wildlife! From John O’Groats, you will begin to make your way back to Inverness. You will travel to Dunbeath Harbor for photos, and to Brora, famous for its golf courses and magnificent coastal scenery.
Includes
  • Your driver-guide
  • Meals and entry to attractions
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Stance 6, Inverness Bus Station, Margaret Street, Inverness, IV1 1LT

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

Know before you go

  • This tour operates in all weather conditions, please wear appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 67 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
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It was a fabulous experience! The trip is done in a small group, our guide Marita was very cheerful and dynamic and we had a great day! The program varied slightly from what was announced, but for the better: instead of going to the beach (it was a bit ugly) we went to see magnificent and very well preserved Cairns which we were able to enter! As we took this tour around April/May we were also lucky enough to see seals and puffins, as well as an impressive falconry show at the castle. Thank you very much to our guide! :)

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May 8, 2022

What an eventful day! We were so lucky with the sunny weather and our guide, Marita made sure we had a fantastic time and we saw as much as we could. She is very energetic and knowledgeable about so many things and so enthusiastic about the culture and the Highlands. Thank you Marita, would book again!

May 3, 2022

Malcolm was our tour guide,he provided us lots of history and facts about scotland.He was also a very nice man to chat to when we stopped of at our locations.We had lots of photo opportunities,we had the chance to go into dunrobin castle to explore inside and outside,then we made our way to john o groats.This was the highlight of our trip we got to see some amazing views the famous signpost,we did so much and seen so much within a day this tour is well worth it to go on thanks again malcolm!

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August 30, 2021

Product ID: 190041