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3-Day North Coast 500 Small-Group Tour from Inverness
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3-Day North Coast 500 Small-Group Tour from Inverness

By Rabbie's
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Ages 5-99, max of 16 per group
Duration: 3 days
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Live guide: English
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  • Driver/guide
  • Small-group tour (16 passenger max)
  • Transport by air-conditioned mini-coach
  • 2 nights en-suite accommodation with breakfast
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Admission fees
  • Refreshments and meals (pre-booking evening meals after 7pm is highly recommended)

Departure details
  • 1 Ardross St, Inverness IV3, UK Please meet your Rabbie's guide at the bus stop next to Inverness Cathedral, Ardross Street, Inverness, IV3 5NS. Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour departs.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2250P80

  • All Inverness tours will depart from the bus stop next to Inverness Cathedral, Ardross Street, IV3 5NS
  • Booking three or more people? We can accommodate up to 8 guests in a group, please add each required room to your basket separately
  • Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • During winter months (Nov-March), tour may not go to Applecross due to bad weather on high route and daylight hours.
  • Minimum age for travel on this tour is 5 years
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

  • If you cancel at least 22 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 21 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

What is the departure point for the 3-Day North Coast 500 Small-Group Tour?
The tour departs from the Bus stop near Inverness Cathedral
Is parking available near the departure point for the 3-Day North Coast 500 Small-Group Tour?
Parking can be difficult to find in the center of town. It is highly recommended that you take advantage of the excellent public transportation that is available.
How early should I arrive for the 3-Day North Coast 500 Small-Group Tour?
Check-in closes 15 minutes before your departure time. The tour departs on time, so please do not arrive late.
Can I bring luggage with me on the 3-Day North Coast 500 Small-Group Tour?
You may bring up to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) and a small bag for onboard personal items.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2250P80

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14 stops
Day 1
Inverness - Ullapool
Day 2
Ullapool - Thurso
Day 3
Thurso - Inverness
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  • abroadstudent235
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    Best way to see Scottish highlands!
    The trip was incredible!! We got to see so many stunning Scottish landscapes and our tour guide informed us of so much of the history and culture.
  • Veganishh
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    10/10 tour!
    This tour was fantastic! Kev was a truly wonderful tour guide - very friendly and knowledgeable with many interesting stories. There were a good amount of stops so you didn’t feel like you were on the bus too long. Highly recommend anyone travelling through Inverness with a day to spare to book this excellent tour.
  • Jeduthun Z
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    Inclement weather but an amazing day!
    The weather was absolutely miserable in Skye - nearly zero visibility and winds and rain that seemed to be going 100km an hour! We didn’t get to see the Quiraing in its full glory or even the Old Man of Storr and a few other mountains BUT it was still such an amazing experience and tour and a lot of it was because of our guide Helen. We loved her energy and she gave wonderful anecdotes and stories about Scotland. Really enjoyed her stories about Nessie and the folklore. Additionally, as someone with ridiculous US student loans to pay for, I also really appreciated that she gave us a few pointers on what’s not worth spending our money on 🤣 Even if the weather was not ideal the places we got to see were still so breathtaking and that’s just a testament to how beautiful this country is.
  • abbymN2689HA
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    10/10 would recommend!! Helen!!
    Phenomenal tour of Skye and the Highlands - followed our unreal tour guide named Helen, a gifted story teller and historian that made the trip unmatched. Would rave about her and this tour to anyone.
  • Glminton
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    Gem of the Highlands - especially tour guide Helen!
    My daughter and I were on a trip to the UK and a friend told us to visit Skye. We knew very little about the area so found this tour on Trip Advisor and felt truly lucky to come across such a gem! Our tour guide, Helen, was absolutely brilliant. She’s engaging, funny, and so knowledgeable. It felt as if she was our advocate in seeing every beautiful and interesting thing that the Highlands had to offer, while giving us fascinating historical context along the winding, scenic drives. For all that we got to see and experience that day, this tour is an unmatched deal.
  • DeedeeDC
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    Unforgettable
    We will never forget this wonderful trip through Lewis, Harris, and the Outer Hebrides. Our little group visited fascinating historical sites, stunning landscapes and gorgeous beaches, learning about Scottish history along the way. Everything about Rabbie’s was friendly, organized, and well-planned. Helen was an expert guide who made long drives feel short with her stories and local song choices, and we felt like we were leaving behind a friend after the three days were over. My son was the only kid on the trip, and Helen was great with him. We highly recommend this experience and hope to take a trip with Rabbie’s and Helen again someday.
  • phyl51
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    Fantastic Tour
    I did the Isle of Skye tour with Duncan as the driver/guide. Duncan was phenomenal! His knowledge of the language; the culture; the music; along with the plant and wildlife brought a great insight to everything that we experienced. The Isle of Skye tour itself is a long day at 12 hours but it is worth it if you wanted to experience the beauty of the island. Every turn of the road has a view that takes your breath away.
  • Katie S
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    Amazing
    Me and my partner had such a good day, can’t thank you enough, travelling Scotland has been amazing and this is in the top 3!!
  • SimonW658
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    Excellent experience with wonderful & thoughtful service by Helen
    Great and unforgettable experience, it’s amazing sightseeing and wonderful and friendly services by Helen
  • TreacleBeak1
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    Over the sea to.......
    Had a fantastic all day trip with Duncan at the helm. Great knowledge and story teller and an excellent driver with his partner Mercedes, especially on some of the hairier roads. Lots of knowledge, many Dad jokes and frequent stops. Highly recommend.
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    Great day and learnt the history
    We was met by Alec who welcomed us onto the bus. The journey was fun and entertaining, he gave us lots of information about the loch Ness and the stops around it was perfect. We really enjoyed the experience and got to go on a boat around the loch. Will definitely recommend doing this tour 🙂
  • BarbaraG2663
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    Enjoy the view 😉 let Elle take the wheel!
    If you're researching for a cruise excursion alternative or just dont want to drive in the Highlands, contact Elle Tyler from Rabbies. History proficient. Super sweet. We arranged a private hire from cruise for our wish list: a Clootie Well, Culloden, Loch Ness and Singleton. She thought of everything and when she pulled out her picnic basket like Mary Poppins with hot tea/ coffee and snacks, we were blown away, especially on the very rainy day (worst rain in area in 40 years, even Singleton closed early for flooding). She even brought us to the smallest gin distillery in Scotland, Great Glen along Loch Ness ... so glad we did. Besides gin, we bought handmade tartan Nessies for all the grand-girls. A hire is a great idea ... enjoy the view!!
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    Couldn't recommend more
    Amy was a great guide. Very knowledgeable, yet the experience was memorable from feeling connected to the land and culture.
  • JDevice
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    Wonderful day in the Highlands
    We had a wonderful day guided and driven expertly by Amy, who had a huge and wide-ranging knowledge of the area which she shared beautifully. She managed to tell us about the history, flora and fauna of the areas we were passing through while driving safely and courteously, and even shared a few pieces of music which perfectly complemented the stories and places. This part of the world is just stunning, and Amy was an excellent guide.
  • shynades2023
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    Excellent Trip
    We had an excellent time yesterday with Gregor. He was very knowledgeable about all the places we went to and he was patient with some of our group who move a bit slower. The sights were great and the timing at each place couldn’t have been better. There was a fair amount of driving, but we had plenty of chances to stop and look around. Thanks again!
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Lisa H
Indianapolis, IN3 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
You cannot go wrong with a Rabbies Tour- we did the 3 day NC 500 out of Inverness with James as our guide and he was amazing. He did a terrific job when challenges arose, he accommodated people’s wishes for the trip & he did an amazing job navigating the tricky single track roads. The scenery is stunning and it was truly the trip of a lifetime!
Written May 28, 2023
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Trezzy2003
London, UK14 contributions
Apr 2023
We had the most wonderful 3 day tour of the NC500 coast. The scenery was out of this world, the stop offs beautiful, the history thought provoking and rich, the storytelling sublime and our driver extraordinaire was Kev. Kev must be one of the most generous, enthusiastic and fun tour guides in Scotland. This is the first tour that we have done in Scotland and we were blown away by the service of Rabbies Tours. We were fortunate to have lovely weather so the visibility was delightful. I cannot recommend Kev and Rabbies Tours highly enough.
Written April 27, 2023
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Linda M
22 contributions
May 2023 • Family
When you put your trust in others reviews and it turns out perfectly! Never visited the Highlands before and we’re so glad we chose Rabbie’s to do it with. Our guide James was brilliant he was extremely knowledgeable a brilliant driver, caring and considerate of of all our needs. He took us some places we would never have found on our own. The hotels that Rabbles booked for us we clean and comfortable and a reasonable price
Written June 1, 2023
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Gillian M
2 contributions
Jun 2021
Seana kept us entertained with her fokelore stories, her knowledge of geology, flora and wildlife and her enthusiasm of her beloved area and Scotland in general.
The tour was wonderful, saw so much in a short time. A great way to see and experience it if you are nervous about driving the route (I was). Rabbies booked my accomodation which was excellent.

Covid measures were excellent

Thank you Seana, it will stay with me forever

Gillian
Written June 28, 2021
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johnO65KV
Centurion, South Africa55 contributions
May 2022
The natural beauty revealed to us on the NC500 tour was unsurpassed by all previous travels made by this octogenarian and septuagenarian wife. Care and consideration displayed by Helen Sim, our tour guide, was faultless. Her encyclopedic knowledge of Scottish history and culture added so much value to this experience. Her humorous anecdotes entertained our group. The unanimous applause given at end of tour reflected the appreciation of each participant. Well done Helen and thank you again.
Written June 16, 2022
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Rohinton E
Glasgow, UK11 contributions
Sep 2020
We did the Rabbies North Coast 500 Tour from Inverness 24-26 Sep. It was an amazing and unforgettable experience! Our Driver and guide Shona, was a fantastic, friendly, knowledgeable and highly professional guide. She had a wealth of knowledge and kept us entertained and well informed. An amazing tour as are all Rabbies tours. Highly recommended
Written September 27, 2020
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Kim te Pest
3 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
The tour was exactly as I had hoped. Our guide Kev was welcoming, kind, knowledgeable and really funny. The weather was really Scottish, but he anticipated really well.
The landscape and view was amazing!!!!! And I enjoyed all the background information.
I would highly recommend it to anyone and everyone!
Written May 14, 2022
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176cathy
London, UK36 contributions
Oct 2021
This was a brilliant tour of the NC500. Weather was varied, but we made the most of it. Our guide and driver Willie was excellent, very knowledgeable and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. Willie made sure we were able to take advantage of any great photo opportunities, which there were several. We saw so much in such a short time. Rabbie’s booked the accommodation in advance, which I was happy with. I’d definitely recommend this tour with Rabbie’s.
Written October 24, 2021
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Whitehalltraveller
Pinner, UK412 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
I hadn’t heard of the North Coast 500 tour before booking but it really appealed to me and I am so glad I did book it. It is truly unmissable and offers stunning scenery, I cannot emphasis this enough. You travel from Inverness to the west coast following the coastal roads all the way around the tip of the UK back to Inverness. You will not be disappointed!

We had 14 people in our group with a fantastic tour guide/driver (Murray), who had the perfect temperament, love for his country and for the job which shone through! To be able to drive over 500 miles, keep up the patter and point out places on the map above his head, he was excellent. We stopped regularly for the toilet, photos, refreshments, lunch. He dropped us off at our hotel/B&B and collected us in the morning.

The only downside to Rabbie’s Tours was accommodation, as a solo traveller, I had asked to be placed in the same accommodation as the majority of the group, they were unable to do this and I booked my own accommodation (which wasn’t hard to do) but I do think that they should give more assistance to solo travellers, as they make up a huge proportion of travellers today.
Written June 26, 2019
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JanDamm
Alheim19 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
We took the tour with Emily and it was amazing! I could talk at length about all the things she did right (apart from being hugely knowledgeable, passionate and entertaining), but suffice it to say that even my usually critical German mind could not think of a thing to improve! Full marks. I'll be checking for a Rabbie's option from now on before looking at any other tour operators.
Written August 27, 2022
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3-Day North Coast 500 Small-Group Tour from Inverness provided by Rabbie's

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4,320 minutes