3 Day North West Highlands Tour

3 Day North West Highlands Tour

A stunning 3 day North West Highlands tour from Inverness including Lochcarron, Applecross, Gairloch, Ullapool, Durness, Tongue, Dunrobin Castle and Dornoch.

Day 1 - Departing Inverness we drive west towards Lochcarron and the wonderful Applecross peninsula. The journey up Bealach na Ba take us over 2000 ft and from the summit we get an extraordinary view of the Highland landscape. The afternoon takes us towards Shieldaig and the Torridon mountains. After exploring the beautiful Loch Maree we finish the day at Gairloch for our overnight stop.

Day 2 - Departing Gairloch we follow the coastal road towards the scenic harbour town of Ullapool with a visit to Corrieshalloch gorge on the way. The afternoon takes us north for a breath-taking drive past the stunning mountains of the North West Highlands before reaching Durness and visiting the wonderful Smoo Cave. Depending on your accommodation booking we will either stay overnight around Durness or further along near Tongue/Bettyhill.

Day 3 - Leaving the north west, we begin our journey back towards Inverness with a stunning drive through the heart of the north Highlands towards Helmsdale and the eastern coastline. The early afternoon takes us to the magnificent Dunrobin Castle and gardens. Leaving the castle we visit the picturesque town of Dornoch before our arrival back in Inverness.

Tour notes:
During all three days we have lots of short photo stops and time out of the vehicle enjoying the stunning scenery. We cover about 150 miles per day and each day has around 4-5 hours driving (quite a bit is on single track and winding Highland roads so it can take a bit longer than normal). This tour cover the majority of the North Coast 500 on the western side but without the Lochinver and Stoer peninsula detour. Should you prefer a slightly more relaxed pace - and the inclusion of the north-eastern corner – then please consider our 4 day North West Highlands Tour.

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Private Tour Price (per tour)

March to October:    £1550

Tour Information

Depart Inverness 9am
Return Inverness
(3 Days)

Tours are exclusively for your private group only (up to 3 persons) and prices are per tour. We only offer private tours and do not combine individuals or separate groups - if your group size is less than 3 the advertised tour price still applies. Prices include all taxes, a driver/guide and ferry tickets but exclude your accommodation costs, meals and entrance fees.

Accommodation options
We recommend that you book accommodation in Gairloch (Day 1) and Durness/Tongue/Bettyhill (Day 2) to make the most of your trip. Whilst we do not book accommodation for you we are happy to help with advice on where to stay.

This route is extremely popular and much of the accommodation (which can be limited) sells out far in advance - we would recommend at a minimum you book this at least six month before. We accept bookings up to two years in advance for this route. Whilst we have suggested the overnight locations, there is flexibility to change slightly to work around accommodation availability.