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!).

Tour Includes

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.

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.

On 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 Cost

As follows (including petrol, insurance and taxes, but not lunch or entrance fees):

Number of People Cost Deposit
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.

Now What?

If you would like to know more about the trip then send an email to me, Alastair Cunningham.

OR - If, having discussed dates and arrangements, you would like to go ahead and book a place, you can make your deposit of GBP 120 (Mastercard or VISA) below...

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.