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Explore Caithness, the Far North East Highlands
Brough Harbour © North Coast Explorer

Caithness Explorer Single Day Tour

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March — October

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Join us for a private bespoke guided tour of the North Highlands in a premium 4X4. Taking a maximum of 4 people, each tour provides an unrivalled personal experience & travelling no more than 100 miles per day leaves plenty of time for exploration.

Be reassured, in line with all Government and Public Health safety guidelines, we have completed a full Covid-19 Risk Assessment and been accredited with the UK-wide Tourism Industry Standard and Consumer Mark - We're Good to Go'.

Overview: This one day explorer tour will reveal ancient history and stunning landscapes in equal measure.

The historic county of Caithness has so much to offer, yet if you only drive through on the main road without stopping – as many do – you are likely to miss out on the many sights and experiences which it holds.

Travel just off the beaten track and you can discover a land shaped by history dating back over 400 million years, a wild and scenic coastline marked by unspoilt sandy beaches and dramatic cliffs and a myriad of sea birds and other wildlife. Be introduced to, and enthralled by, some of the unique vistas which keep people coming back for more.

Tours typically start anywhere along the route to suit your needs.


● Dunnet Head – Britain’s most northerly point and home to colonies of nesting sea birds

● The Castle & Gardens of Mey – once home to Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother

● John O’Groats – the site of the world-famous signpost

● Duncansby Stacks – 6000-year-old sandstone sea stacks

● Nybster Broch – the remains of an Iron Age fortified home

● Castle Sinclair Girnigoe – a ruined medieval castle, once the seat of The Clan Sinclair

● Old Pulteney Distillery – occupies the same site as it did when it was founded in 1826

● Stone of Buldoo and Achavanich Stones – prehistoric ritual standing stones

Contact details

North Coast Explorer Tours
Mey House
East Mey
KW14 8XL
Caithness and North Coast Sutherland area Helmsdale John o' Groats Lybster Thurso Wick
Driver guide
Bespoke Private
Archaeology Castles Food and drink Geology Gin History Landscapes Photography Whisky Wildlife


Tour company information

North Coast Explorer Tours

Travel in luxury and style as you take one of our premier chauffeured tours covering the North Highlands & North Coast 500. Local knowledge gained from more than 14 years of exploration in the area enables us to create a customised tour itinerary which provides unique, immersive and unrivalled experiences for our guests. This is not a tour bus full of strangers on a predefined route. This is travelling in comfort, with no more than 4 people, in our top of the range Land Rover enjoying your own exclusive itinerary . Relax and discover the best of what the North Highlands has to offer.

Opening times

March to October inclusive (other times by arrangement)

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