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NC500 fans can plan ‘trip of a lifetime’ as travel firm launches new itineraries

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TOURISTS who enjoy travelling along the North Coast 500 can now plan the ‘trip of a lifetime’ along the popular tourist route.

A travel firm has officially launched a series of new itineraries that can help visitors plan the ultimate trip around Scotland’s answer to Route 66.


A travel firm has launched new packages that cover the whole NC500Credit: PA
The itineraries have been dubbed the 'trip of a lifetime'


The itineraries have been dubbed the ‘trip of a lifetime’Credit: Alamy

Highland Coast Hotels is now offering a range of bespoke itineraries that will take people along the scenic route around the Scottish Highlands.

The packages have the option to span across either seven, ten or 14 days from Inverness to Dornoch, Brora, Tongue, Kylesku and Plockton.

Tourists can also travel through some of the smaller towns and villages in some of the longer stays.

Guidance is provided by experts at Highland Coast Hotels who can arrange the entire tip in advance.

And the trip includes an overnight stay at a choice of seven different landmark hotels around the route as well as dining options.

The experts can also arrange outdoor activities and visits to local attractions as part of the itinerary.

So whether you want to take a leisurely stroll along white-sand beaches at sunset, or have a go at paddleboarding in turquoise waters, the trip can find exactly what you’re looking for.

It even gives tourists the chance to watch, or take part in, the popular Highland Games.

Visits to some of the world’s oldest distilleries are also on offer.

Prices for spring 2024 start from around £215 per person, per night, and are based on two people sharing a deluxe room.

The North Coast 500: Scotland’s Spectacular Coastal Route

For those considering travelling the route in the summer, prices start from £250 per person, per night.

And in October it goes back down to starting prices of around £215 per person, per night.

Highland Coast Hotels has acquired seven landmark hotels across the Highlands since it was established in 2021.

These include the award-winning Kylesku Hotel, Newton Lodge, Tongue Hotel and Plockton Inn.

It also includes Royal Golf Hotel, which sits on the first tee of one of the top most revered links golf courses in the world.

Royal Marine Hotel Brora and Lochardil House were also acquired by Highland Coast Hotels.

The experts can arrange the whole trip around the scenic route


The experts can arrange the whole trip around the scenic routeCredit: Alamy
It has been dubbed Scotland's answer to Route 66


It has been dubbed Scotland’s answer to Route 66Credit: Getty

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