John O'Groats & the Far North


The Stacks at Duncansby Head The Stacks at Duncansby Head
Leaving Inverness to go up north Leaving Inverness to go up north
John O'Groats - 'the end of the road' John O'Groats - 'the end of the road'
Duncansby Head Duncansby Head
See the local wildlife See the local wildlife
The Emigrants Monument in Helmsdale The Emigrants Monument in Helmsdale
Puffins Puffins
John O'Groats John O'Groats
Stunning scenery at the top of mainland UK Stunning scenery at the top of mainland UK

The John O'Groats Experience

Adult Price from £55
Concessions from £52

Tour Description

Take this tour so that you can say that you've 'made it' to the most northerly point on the British mainland. This fascinating tour will also introduce you to the stunning cliffs of the northern coast, the wild magnificence of Caithness and an abundance of wildlife. It's a splendid day out with a difference!

Northward Bound...

Your journey north starts when you leave Inverness and head across the beautiful Black Isle to the Cromarty Firth. As you drive through this beautiful landscape you'll learn about the history of the region, including the story of First Duke of Sutherland, whose agents were involved in the most notorious of the Highland clearances in the 19th Century.

Through Caithness...

You'll then travel through the brooding and magnificent landscape of Caithness. This is a beautiful place full of amazing scenery and some of Scotland's most fascinating and rare wildlife. At lunchtime you'll enjoy a coastal stop at one of the region's picturesque harbours. As you eat, there will be the chance to learn a bit about the region's traditional herring fishing industry.

As far North as you can go...

After lunch you'll get to the day's goal: John O'Groats. Here you'll be able to take an "I've been there" photograph. Then you can stroll along the cliff-top path at Duncansby Head and take in the dramatic views of sea stacks and the sea itself. Duncansby is rich in birdlife including guillemot, kittiwakes and, its most famous residents, puffins (until late July). There are binoculars available on-board our mini-coach so you'll be able to get a " close up" view.

Head South through Wick to Inverness...

After your visit to Duncansby, you'll turn southwards for home. You'll travel through more breathtaking scenery and pass through the historic estuary town of Wick before your journey's ends in Inverness.

John O'Groats & the Far North Route Map

Tour Highlights


and the Cromarty Firth

John O’GroatsJohn O’Groats

‘The end of the road’

Duncansby HeadDuncansby Head

Amazing wildlife and stunning cliffs


A historic estuary town

The Black IsleThe Black Isle

Wonderful scenery and fascinating history

Tour Details

Summer And Winter
Departure Days:
Tuesdays and Thursdays
3rd April to 11th October

09:15 / 19:15
Reference: Tour No 22

   Check-in Closes 15 mins prior to departure at pick-up point


Tour Reviews

Just back from a great day trip north to John o' Groats with Chris. A memorable trip that gives a great insight into the geography, history and people of the north. Chris is fantastic at making the trip special, adding insights and stops to add to the memories. Great value. Highly recommended.


(mick3187 – Trip Advisor – October 2017)


We had an awesome day riding from Inverness to John o Groats and back. Our guide, Chris, made several stops at interesting points drawing our attention to a great variety of attractions along the way. A very pleasant day out indeed!

( bialacolme - TripAdvisor - July 2017)


Touring with our naturalist guide/driver, Sinclair made the trip informative and delightful. His knowledge of the Sutherland and Caithness land seemed endless. His care for us and his going the second mile by helping us identify birds and flowers much appreciated. He definitely exceeded our expectations. Although the day is long, we much recommend this tour.

( joellengc - TripAdvisor - June 2017)

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