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.
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 not included::
Prices: Maximum 3 Sedan - £460; Maximum 7 MPV - £520
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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