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WHAT WE SAY: The North Highlands are lands of contrast.

The dramatic west with its mountains, lochs and serrated coastline are iconic and rightly deserve the accolades. With every twist in the single-track road yet another unimaginable vista is revealed!

The north coast has an abundance of the most beautiful and often deserted sandy beaches. The turquoise waters that envelop them are a revelation though a dip in the ocean is for wet-suited surfers or the very brave! The best sunsets are also to be found here.

The east coast sweeps with a curving grandeur that eludes the west. Hugging its many cliff faces are medieval castles, prehistoric ritual sites and picturesque fishing harbours not to mention several whisky distilleries and historic Royal Burgh towns.

To follow the coastline is to circumnavigate the North Highlands. To truly experience it, you need to explore the wilderness of the interior too. Here, you escape to a land that is almost unchanged by modern man yet it holds dark secrets of murderous clan battles and the notorious Highland Clearances. The hinterland is home to many magnificent creatures: roaming deer, soaring eagles and leaping salmon to highlight a few.

Finally, to appreciate the last hidden dimension of the North Highlands, you need head skywards and view the landscape from above. You could climb one of the many peaks to gain a vantage point but most North Coast Explorers prefer to ‘fly’ virtually aboard our Sky Explorer and gaze upon vistas inaccessible to most (see the ‘What is The Sky Explorer?’ section on the News & Offers page).

It took a decade of exploration to gain the knowledge and familiarity to create this tour. Now you can benefit from our experience and embark on a grand exploration of your own – with us as your guides.

To view more photographs like those below, visit our North Coast Explorer Photo Albums and enjoy the views.



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

Drum Hollistan Puffin Colony – thousands nest here in season

Strathnaver Trail – 5000 years of history in one river valley

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!



We can customise the content of this tour to reflect your personal preferences.

Pick up and drop off is typically at Inverness Railway Station, Inverness Airport or any point on the route.

Standard pickup is 9.00 am and drop off is 5.30 pm.

See our terms and conditions for additional information.


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