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The North Coast 500 Explorer Tour
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North Coast 500 Explorer 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 tour will show you the very best of the classic NC500 but as well as the iconic attractions, we will still spring enough surprises over the five hundred miles to make you think about the Highlands in an entirely different way.

The North Coast 500 is a staggeringly beautiful route. As well as deserted beaches, mighty mountains, picturesque lochs and iconic wildlife there are medieval castles, prehistoric burial chambers, historic golf courses and enough outdoor activities to tire even the most active of adventurers.

If all this seeing and doing is too much to contemplate then there are also the distilleries, wonderful seafood, artisans and the warm Highland hospitality to investigate and experience too!

What’s more, with your experienced guide by your side, you won’t have to concern yourself with navigating the miles of single track roads that you’ll encounter over long sections of the route.

Sit back, relax and allow us to lead you on an exploration of the North Coast 500.

Tours typically last 6 days and start at Inverness or anywhere along the route to suit your needs.


TYPICAL HIGHLIGHTS:

● Dunrobin Castle – ancestral home of the Duke of Sutherland

● John O’Groats – the end of the road with the famous sign

● Dunnet Head – the British mainland’s most northerly point

● Lochinver – the food capital of the Highlands

● Inverewe Gardens – coastal gardens with impressive California Redwoods

● The Torridon Pass – dominated by the mighty Beinn Eighe

● Bealach Na Ba – the twisty tortuous route to Applecross

COVID-19 information

In recognition that this business has confirmed that they have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

Contact details

North Coast Explorer Tours
Mey House
East Mey
Thurso
Caithness
Scotland
KW14 8XL
Starting
Applecross Dornoch Inverness Inverness Airport Lochinver Thurso Torridon Wick
Length
6
Days
Transport
Driver guide
Type
Bespoke Private
Languages
English
Themes
Archaeology Castles Food and drink Geology Gin History Landscapes Photography Whisky Wildlife

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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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