Multi-day trip

North Coast 500: 3-Day Small-Group Tour from Inverness

Multi-day trip

North Coast 500: 3-Day Small-Group Tour from Inverness

Activity provider: Rabbie's Small Group Tours

From US$ 476.51 per person


Scotland's 'Route 66' is a rollercoaster road of ruined castles, pristine beaches, dramatic cliffs, and charming villages. On this 3-day small-group tour from Inverness, you explore all of it in the comfort of a luxury, 16 seat mini-coach.

About this activity

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Duration 3 days
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 16 participants


  • Explore Dunrobin castle and witness gothic architecture
  • Visit Shieldaig, one of of Scotland's most picturesque locations
  • Discover an ancient chapel here and a famous pub that serves delicious seafood
  • Look out to the North Sea at the island of Britain's most northerly point
  • Take a walk through a beautiful forest and discover a gushing waterfall
Full description
Day 1: Set off from Inverness and begin your journey on Scotland’s ‘Route 66’. It’s an epic drive with loads to squeeze in. Just make sure you have plenty of space on your camera. Heading for Ullapool, you will spend the first day weaving through the North Coast 500’s winding roads. Your driver-guide will take you to towering mountains, banks of shimmering lochs, and the shores of beautiful beaches. We reach the scenic port town of Ullapool in the late afternoon. Day 2: Today, the scenery gets progressively more beautiful, rocky, and mountainous. As you travel north, your driver-guide will take you to some of the most beautiful sights in Scotland. Your itinerary depends on the weather and your guide’s expert tips, but you may have a chance to venture into the deep Smoo Cave, wander the ruins of Ardvreck Castle, and gaze at gorgeous white beaches. You stop for lunch in a Highland village and spend the evening in the beautiful town of Thurso. Day 3: Today, get plenty of opportunities to explore cosy fishing villages, epic cliffs, and ancient Neolithic sights. In the morning you will have a chance to visit a fine Scottish Highland Whisky distillery. The road leads you further south, where you have a chance to stop for lunch. Continue on your epic North Coast 500 route southwards where you can enjoy the green valleys and sea views as you travel to Dunrobin Castle. You have time to explore the stately home, learn about the Dukes of Sutherland, and find out how it has been used as both a school and a hospital. Finally, you will arrive back in Inverness in the early evening to finish your tour.
  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • 2-nights accommodation (Bed and Breakfast en-suite)
  • Driver Guide
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Entry fees to visitor attractions

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Meeting point

All Inverness tours will depart from the bus stop next to Inverness Cathedral, Ardross Street, Inverness, IV3 5NS. Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour departs.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Tours operate with a maximum 16 passengers for a more intimate and personalised service
  • Please bring suitable clothing and footwear for country walks
  • Accommodation: Choose from a selection of small, locally owned guesthouses and B&B's. All rooms are en suite. For individual travellers, please select the single accommodation option. For 2 or more people travelling together, please choose the twin room shared option
  • Minimum age to participate is 5 years
  • You're restricted to 14 kg (31lbs) of luggage per person. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items
Customer reviews

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based on 4 reviews

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December 25, 2021

Excellent trip. Worth every penny. Got to see so much of the highlands we would never have found in our own. Highly recommend.

September 22, 2020

Willi was a great guide. we have seen many great places that we would never have found otherwise.

October 27, 2019

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