John o' Groats
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  • From John O'Groats: Orkney Islands Day Trip

    1. From John O'Groats: Orkney Islands Day Trip

    Start the tour by boarding the ferry at John O'Groats. Take the 40-minute ferry crossing, keeping a lookout for marine wildlife including puffins and orcas on the way. When you arrive on Orkney, board a luxury coach which will be waiting for you to begin your tour of the island. As you set off, enjoy the commentary from a local guide. First, see the Churchill Barriers built during the First World War. Stop in Kirkwall which is Orkney's capital city and discover St Magnus Cathedral, shops, the museum, and the scenic harbor. Continue along the northern coast of Scapa Flow and admire the beautiful views of the Hoy hills. Then, arrive in Stromness, one of Britain's most picturesque towns. Stroll through the winding street, visit the museum, and find plenty of places to eat lunch.  Next, set off for the neolithic village of Skara Brae, established in around 2,500 BC and which has been hidde...

    This tour is good value, the bus driver/tour guide was very friendly, helpful and informative. The Orkney Islands have an interesting history, the Neolithic Villge was spectacular.

  • Inverness: John O'Groats and the Far North Tour

    2. Inverness: John O'Groats and the Far North Tour

    Your tour departs Inverness before traveling north, up to Loch Fleet to the village of Golspie. The village, situated on the north sea coast is nestled next to Ben Bhraggie and is an attractive little seaside resort complete with long sandy beaches. You will be able to spend time here for refreshments, before continuing on to Dunrobin Castle. A stately home in Sutherland, Dunrobin Castle is the family seat of Clan Sutherland. It resembles a French chateau with it’s towering spires, and overlooks the Moray Firth. You will spend time here exploring the beautiful stately home whilst enjoying some refreshments. You will then continue north through the Helmsdale Clearance to the Highland town of Wick for your lunch break. A former Viking settlement, Wick is the principal town in the far north of mainland Scotland. You can spend time exploring the town and taking in the views across Wick Bay...

    Very enjoyable and good value for money. Our guide Ray was super knowledgeable and interesting

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What people are saying about John o' Groats

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 83 reviews

A very well organised trip , in a comfortable coach and with a very well informed driver, passionate about his home island, who kept us passengers engaged with his facts, figures and explanations. We visited the key places expected with good time slots to get a flavour of the history and life of the island. The boat trip across can be a little rough, but our day it was perfect. Possible sighting of cetacea was not to be for us sadly.

This tour is good value, the bus driver/tour guide was very friendly, helpful and informative. The Orkney Islands have an interesting history, the Neolithic Villge was spectacular.

Great crossing on the ferry,then the bus trip took us around the islands with the driver being a very good driver as well as tour guide, all in all a very enjoyable day.

such an amazing trip, spectacular scenery, stops were just the right amount and could not have asked for a better guide, very informative mixed with s ottish humour. x

Very enjoyable and good value for money. Our guide Ray was super knowledgeable and interesting