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North Coast 500 & Orkney

Experience the majestic scenery of Scotland's wild north coast

Best Time To Go

Mar - Oct. Enjoy long, light summer nights in June & July

Why not...

…extend your holiday to include some times in Inverness?

Prices From

£1265

No of Nights

11
Self-Drive
Self-Drive

Experience the majestic scenery of Scotland's wild north coast

North Coast 500 & Orkney

Best Time To Go

Mar - Oct. Enjoy long, light summer nights in June & July

Why not...

…extend your holiday to include some times in Inverness?

Prices From

£1265

No of Nights

11

The perfect pairing of wilderness and wonder: drive Scotland’s answer to Route 66 and combine with the magical islands of Orkney.

The North Coast 500 has garnered an enviable reputation as one of the world’s great touring routes – known as Scotland‘s answer to ‘Route 66’ – and offers keen drivers challenging roads and breath-taking scenery, while Orkney – just a 90-minute ferry crossing away – is like another world, where ancient Neolithic history meets unique landscape and more terrific driving.

Our unique road trip itinerary combines both with alluring, comfortable accommodation.

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Day One – Inverness to Wester Ross

Day Three – North to Ross-shire

Day Five – The North Coast and Caithness 

Day Seven – Across the Sea to Orkney

Day Ten – Return to Mainland Scotland and Head for Royal Dornoch

Day Twelve – Completing the North Coast 500

Location

This self-drive touring holiday will take you around the north coast of Scotland, with your first two nights’ accommodation in Shieldaig, followed by two nights in Ross-shire and two in Thurso. You will then travel by ferry to Orkney for three nights, and finally finish back on the mainland in Dornoch.


Pricing

£1265 per person in March, £1295 per person in April & October, £1375 per person in May through September.

Price is based on two adults sharing a double or twin en-suite room for 11 nights on a bed and breakfast basis in our hand-picked selection of small hotels and guest houses and return ferry crossings to Orkney.

Before your departure, you will receive personalised holiday information including full directions, recommended routes, and suggestions on places to visit depending on your interests and our local knowledge to help you get the most from your holiday.

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Along the North Coast 500 (Part 1)

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