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North Coast Explorer

Inverness, United Kingdom
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About North Coast Explorer
Premier chauffeured tours tailored just for you. Local knowledge gained from more than 14 years of North Highland exploration enables us to create a customised tour itinerary which provides unique, immersive and unrivalled experiences for our guests. This is not a tour bus full of strangers on a predefined route. This is travelling in comfort and style in our top of the range Land Rover enjoying an itinerary created exclusively for you. Relax and discover the best of what the North Highlands has to offer.
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My husband and stayed at the Granary Lodge, Mey (fantastic place) for three nights with Robert taking us for one of the days. We cannot recommend Robert highly enough. He is a superb guide - affable with an incredible width and depth of knowledge of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rox and I were lucky to have The Granary recommend North Coast Explorer to help us discover Scotland's north coast. Robert is a knowledgeable and affable guide whose tour's highlights were prehistoric sites that otherwise we would have missed. Higly recommend.More

Date of experience: September 2019
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North_Coast_Explorer, Owner at North Coast Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review of your day tour with us, we are glad you enjoyed it. We go to great lengths to research the North Highland region to locate places of interest and then, using a little creativity, make a memory of your time there....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are three Australians and we spend the day with Robert on The Flow Country tour - fascinating and very informative about history and geography and everyday life in the area. We all loved it and learned so much from Robert , who is very...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Penny H
North_Coast_Explorer, Owner at North Coast Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Despite some rather inclement weather, we had a fun day did we not? My abiding memory of your time exploring the North Highlands with us will be watching you sip your complimentary shot of whisky whilst you surveyed the Helmsdale river from our secret viewpoint,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My two friends and I LOVED our 5-day tour on the NC500 with Robert. Thanks to Robert’s immensely careful efforts, it was easy for us to customize his draft itinerary to suit our wishes and interests. He analysed in detail a long list of suggested...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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North_Coast_Explorer, Owner at North Coast Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Ellie for your generous review. We so enjoyed planning and delivering your 5 day tour that we would happily do it all over again! The North Coast 500 is an amazing route with so much to see and do. Despite our best endeavours,...More

Reviewed July 7, 2019

Seeing the North Coast with Robert is like spending the day with an old friend who can't wait to show you around. His knowledge of and affection for the area knows no bounds, yet he took the time before and during the tour to customize...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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North_Coast_Explorer, Owner at North Coast Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Denise, What a day! Thank you so much for taking a personalised day tour with us - we are so pleased that Mike and yourself enjoyed your time here in the North Highlands. Customisation is our ethos, we do not provide a vanilla tour...More

Reviewed June 19, 2019

Our tour with North Coast Explorer was a great experience. We took the ferry from Orkney to John O’Groats where Robert met us. He expertly combined our WWII interests with the many Caithness attractions, including the Castle of Mey, Dunnet Head [where saw puffins], Hill...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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North_Coast_Explorer, Owner at North Coast Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! It was great to be able to take you both off the beaten track to explore one or two of the lesser known sites of WW2 in the North Highlands. Guests are always fascinated and amazed to discover that hidden...More

Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

Robert provided us and another couple with a wonderful of Northern Scotland. He picked us up at our cruise ship and took us to both the popular sites, like Dunnet head and John O'Groats as well as sites off the beated path were the large...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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North_Coast_Explorer, Owner at North Coast Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Bruce, We had a great day, didn't we? The look on your faces as you embarked upon the surprise tour of a medieval castle hosted by the owner himself was priceless! Particularly as the Castle is a private residence and not open to the...More

Reviewed October 3, 2018

I found Rob and North Coast Explorer as I had booked a room at the Mey House, where Rob and Sally-Ann have a wonderful B&B (separately reviewed). I'm not sure there is a better way to see the amazing scenery and historic sites of Caithness...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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North_Coast_Explorer, Owner at North Coast Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Hello Sue, I am glad you enjoyed your day touring the sites and sounds of the North Highlands. I thoroughly enjoyed hosting you and will never forget the look on your face when I encouraged you to crawl along the entrance to the Neolithic burial...More

Reviewed July 18, 2018

We had a wonderful day with Rob recently on his North Coast Explorer Tour. With more to see in the area than there is time for in one-day, Rob tailors the tour to meet the interests of his group. We visited historic sites, natural wonders,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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North_Coast_Explorer, Owner at North Coast Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Hi Lawrence, Thank you for your review of your days tour with us. We are so pleased you enjoyed the day, we enjoyed hosting you too! The East Coast is a great place to take guests on a single day tour, particularly for history lovers...More

Reviewed July 10, 2018

Booked a tour for me and my wife, as well as my parents. Rob has a very comfortable vehicle with plenty of room. He uses a microphone so that everyone can hear while he is driving. We visited Duncansby stacks, Castle Sinclair Gerigoe, Hill o...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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North_Coast_Explorer, Owner at North Coast Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2018

Hi Sarah, Thank you so much for your review! I do so love life here in the North Highlands and taking guests on a North Coast Explorer tour is my opportunity to share my passion for the area with others. It seems that I have...More

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