Shore Excursions from Invergordon ...


The number of cruise ships visiting Invergordon steadily grows; and so does the number of people choosing our shore excursions.


Your locally-based, qualified tour guide will meet you on the quay at Invergordon. For groups of seven or less you will be looked after by a driver/guide; larger groups will have a coach driver and tour guide.


We've been looking after cruise ship passengers for ten years and we have a good idea now of what people enjoy in their short time here (and, importantly, how to avoid the crowds when a large ship is in port!).


- Evening sun on Cawdor Castle -


The most popular tour includes Culloden Battlefield, the Clava Cairns, Cawdor Castle, Inverness and Urquhart Castle by Loch Ness. We do not recommend a tour of the excellent but very detailed Culloden Battlefield exhibition since this is quite time consuming, but rather a tour of the field by the guide, and a chance to use the various facilities of the visitor attraction. Depending on sailing times, there is normally also time to look at Beauly which is a charming small town with a 13th century priory.


Dunrobin Castle

- Dunrobin Castle -


You may, alternatively, head north by Glenmorangie Distillery to the cathedral town of Dornoch (good shopping opportunities here) and then on to the wonderful château-like Dunrobin Castle where there are falconry displays twice daily.


Or perhaps you would just enjoy some wild highland scenery and wildlife? Let us know your priorities.


Black Highland CowOn any tour we can divert here and there to accommodate individual interests or when photo opportunities - like Highland cows or basking seals - present themselves.


The tour will occupy all the available time between disembarking and the time recommended for return to the quay.


Lunch is normally taken at the café at one of the attractions.




The costs (including petrol, insurance and taxes, but not lunch or entrance fees) are as follows:


Up to three people

GBP 360

Deposit: GBP 120

4 people

GBP 390

Deposit: GBP 120

5 - 7 People

GBP 470

Deposit: GBP 120

8- 15 People

GBP 690

Deposit: GBP 240


Note: if small children are involved, four people can be taken for GBP 360, five or six people for GBP 390 and eight people for GBP 470.


The deposit is non refundable within eight weeks of the tour date.

The balance is payable at the end of the day.


A deposit can be placed by going here.

Note - please use Ref: 'TOUR'



Entrance fees for 2015 are as follows:


Adult Entrance at Cawdor is GBP 10.50, Concessions GBP 9.50.

Adult entrance at Urquhart is GBP 8.50

Adult entrance at Dunrobin Castle is GBP 10.50, Concessions GBP 8.50.

Adult entrance at Glenmorangie Distillery is GBP 5.00

No entry fees for the Clava Cairns, Dornoch or Beauly.



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By the River Ness

By the River Ness


"Thank you for an incredible day. We enjoyed your stories and explanations! Everything went well on our trip - even the weather cooperated."
Margalit Sturm Francus, USA


"Alastair thanks again for a great tour of the Highlands. Your wealth of knowledge of the region's history made the day come alive. We had a wonderful time."
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