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Dunnet Head - most northerly point in mainland Britain
Dunnet Head looking across to Orkney Islands © R Jobson

Caithness Experience

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January — December

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Bespoke one day (or half day) tour with a driver-guide of the dramatic Northern coastline - great wildlife; with scars and ruins from its’ torrid past. Step back in time, see ancient castles and hear tales of Viking links and old clan struggles.

A one day (or reduced half day) private tour with a qualified Scottish Tourist Guide Association driver guide, through the historic Northern Highlands of Scotland.

Highlights:

  • Pentland Firth and the amazing views to Orkney Islands
  •  Dunnet Head, the most northerly point on mainland Britain
  • Nybster Broch the 2,000+ year old ancient archaeology site
  • John o'Groats with its' colourful tourist attractions & sign
  •  Wick with its' seafaring history and links to the Vikings
  • Lunch (local food & drink) at Hotel - Thurso, Wick or John o'Groats

Itinerary:

Our remote and rugged coastline still bears the scars of its’ torrid past with a number of castles and ruins standing guard across the Pentland Firth. Some castles have survived the bitter clan rivalries and dastardly deeds. Step back in time, and hear the tales of the local clan struggles.

Travel along the northern coast through rural areas and former fishing villages and remnants of Pictish and Viking occupation. The views from a 2,000 year old broch across the rocky coastal cliffs is quite stunning - literally begging to be photographed.

Then off to John o’Groats with its’ delightful mecca of cafes and tourist outlets, along with the ever popular ‘Journeys End’ signpost. The village takes its’ name from the Dutchman who ran the ferry from the mainland to the Orkney Islands in the 1500s. Learn about the local clan feuds as we pass their castles, still standing guard along the firth today!

We meander through country lanes to Dunnet Head, the ‘most northerly point’ on mainland Britain! A Stevenson lighthouse stands guard over the dangerous straits and notorious tides. During migration and breeding seasons the cliffs are home to thousands of chattering, busy sea birds including puffins! Hear about the local myths and legends.

The journey following the Pentland Firth takes us through areas with a strong Viking past, and through the strongholds the Sinclairs, Earls of Caithness. It is a leisurely drive through farmlands, heathlands and old ruins to the Royal Burgh of Wick. Before heading back we will ensure you try the local food and drinks (your choice of whisky, gin or beer)!

Historic Caithness is the most dramatic part of the northern highlands of Scotland!

Total tour time: approx 9 hours

Start Time: 9:00 or as agreed

Finish Times: Flexible (can fit to train to Inverness, cruise cruise ship or ferry times)

Pickup / Dropdown Points: Thurso, Wick, Scrabster, Gills Bay, John o'Groats, Mey, or by arrangement.

Clothing: Rainproof/Windproof jacket & sturdy walking shoes.

What’s included:

  • Fully qualified guide – accredited with the Scottish Tourist Guide Association
  • Welcome pack of Scottish snacks, fruit and water
  • All transport costs, fuel, parking, etc

What's not included::

  • Lunch - Food & Drinks unless agreed
  • Admission to attractions and personal shopping
  • Local Whisky/Gin/Beer Tours and Tastings
  • Personal Travel & Loss Insurance.

Prices: Maximum 3 Sedan - £460; Maximum 7 MPV - £520

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Responsible Travel & Tourism

We commit to making our world a little bit better, one step and one experience at a time by:

  •  Membership of: Green Tourism, National Trust, RSPB, World Wildlife Foundation
  •  Working with ‘local businesses and services’ to build our tours
  •  Raising the % of meals on offer, based on local cuisine and produce
  •  Regular rubbish pickups at the local scenic point
  •  Promoting ‘slow tourism’

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Mobile: (0044) 07854638268 / (0044) 07799688379 / (0044) 01955611522

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RobbieMac Tours
RobbieMac Tours
Pentland View
Canisbay
Caithness
Scotland
KW1 4YH

Key facilities

Parking Parking
Starting
John o' Groats Mey Thurso Wick
Length
Bespoke
Transport
Coach Driver guide Minibus Self drive Small coach
Type
Bespoke Large Group (31+) Medium Group (17-30) Private Small Group (1-16)
Languages
English
Themes
Archaeology Castles Food and drink History Landscapes Wildlife

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RobbieMac Tours

We are ‘Good-to-Go’. RobbieMac Tours has achieved certification & has redesigned our current tours to comply with COVID restrictions with the need for social distancing, lots of fresh air, sanitising and the wearing of facemasks – and frm this our 'Wee Walks Tours' were born. Great Scottish Highlands 'Experiences' with: -Bespoke & Custom Tours & Walks -Ancestry & Clan Research & Tours -Corporate & Events Management Tours -Step-on Guiding

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Monday - Sunday GMT 06:30 - 21:00

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