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  • North Coast Explorer

The Grand Explorer Tour

Updated: Feb 5, 2021

To give the North Highlands coastal area the time it really deserves, you need a minimum of 7 days. However we are also happy to spend longer guiding you around this wonderful area if your time allows. This tour also includes a a few forays inland as well to give you a full and varied picture of all the North Highlands has to offer.

Once you make an enquiry, we will ascertain what your needs and preferences are so that we can tailor the tour ideally to your expectations. Creating an itinerary just for you, you can then amend it as you wish to create your final travel plans. And if there is somewhere specific you wish to see or visit we can include that too.

We have noted some typical highlights for this tour below, but these just skim the surface of what is possible. Our unique database of locations, views and points of interest holds over 2500 entries all researched by North Coast Explorer. And it is this database which is used to put together your ideal journey.

It has taken more than a decade of exploration to gain the knowledge and familiarity to create this tour. Now we look forward to sharing this with you.

Possible Highlights on this tour:

  • Glenmorangie Distillery – home of the famous single malt

  • The Falls of Shin – leaping salmon during Autumn

  • Dornoch Cathedral – 13th century church once destroyed by Clan Mackay

  • Whaligoe Steps – breathtaking Victorian rock cut steps and fishing station

  • Duncansby Stacks – 6000 year old sandstone sea stacks

  • Dunnet Bay Distillery – award-winning gin and vodka distillery

  • Drum Hollistan Puffin Colony – thousands nest here in season

  • Strathnaver Trail – 5000 years of history in one river valley

  • Balnakiel Beach17th century ruined church overlooking an expansive sandy beach

  • Altbea Perfume Studio –soaps and perfumes hand made in the Highlands

  • Views over Skye – silhouettes of the island from Applecross

  • PLUS – galleries, shops, restaurants and much more!

Things you need to know:

  • 7 day minimum tour duration

  • Fully tailored to your requirements

  • Suitable for up to 4 people

  • Pick up and drop off from your chosen location, although typically Inverness

  • Touring time is usually from 9.00 to 17.30 each day depending on the agreed itinerary

  • For further information, please call, email or use the form on our Contact Us page

Enjoy the views below of some of the sights you may see along the way!

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