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Secret Loch Ness, Inverness & Cawdor Castle Tour from Invergordon
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Secret Loch Ness, Inverness & Cawdor Castle Tour from Invergordon

By Thistle Excursions - Invergordon Bus or Coach Tours
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This bus tour from Invergordon features highlights from Outlander, Culloden, Castles, Loch Ness & Nessie! It packs in a lot for one day's tour and is very affordable and good value for money. Our website contains full details of all tours and booking. Our tours are specially put together after taking feedback from YOU. We have surveyed your desires and requests and put them together in our tours. Our guides will impart their knowledge of their local Highlands and answer any of your questions. Please check the tour times on our website, as the times listed here are approximate. As a general rule tours leave 30 minutes to 1.5 hours after the arrival of the ship and return at least 1 hour before ship departure time. Please check our website which has the exact tour departure and return times for every tour. We try to take this tour in a 4, 8 or 16 seater vehicle. Thank you
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Ages 0-100, max of 16 per group
Duration: 6–8 hours
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Live guide: English
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  • Entrance to castle cost is included in your booking price.
  • Entry/Admission - Cawdor Castle


Start:
  • 37 Shore Rd, Invergordon IV18 0EH, UK
    If docking at Invergordon pier disembark cruise ship, walk 2 minutes to the harbour gates, Invergordon IV180EH. It is signposted to where the independent tour guides wait or look for our Thistle Guide wearing purple and a Thistle lanyard.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Infant seats available
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Stroller accessible
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 112983P5

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Wheelchair travellers difficult
    • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
    • There is a steep path to the waterfall and also 95 steps up to the Inverness castle viewing gallery. You may wait in the tea room instead of going to the waterfall and you do not have to go to the viewing gallery - you can wait elsewhere,
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    Secret Loch Ness, Inverness & Cawdor Castle Tour from Invergordon price starts from £141.48. Discover and book Secret Loch Ness, Inverness & Cawdor Castle Tour from Invergordon on Tripadvisor
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    Secret Loch Ness, Inverness & Cawdor Castle Tour from Invergordon cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Secret Loch Ness, Inverness & Cawdor Castle Tour from Invergordon on Tripadvisor
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    • You'll start at
      37 Shore Rd
      37 Shore Rd, Invergordon IV18 0EH, UK
      If docking at Invergordon pier disembark cruise ship, walk 2 minutes to the harbour gates, Invergordon IV180EH. It is signposted to where the independent tour guides wait or look for our Thistle Guide wearing purple and a Thistle lanyard.
      See address & details
    • 1
      Cawdor Castle
      Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
      See details
    • 2
      Loch Ness
      Stop: 45 minutes
      See details
    • 3
      Inverness
      Stop: 90 minutes
      See details
      Pass by
      Inverness Castle
    • 4
      Clava Cairns
      Stop: 15 minutes
      See details
    • 5
      Robertson’s Farm Shop Beauly
      Stop: 30 minutes
      See details
    • 6
      Culloden Battlefield
      Stop: 30 minutes
      See details
    • 7
      Loch Ness Region
      Stop: 30 minutes
      See details
    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
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    • Thistle Excursions - Invergordon Bus or Coach Tours
      202
      Invergordon, Scotland
      Joined in December 2018
    • 239kristinem
      0 contributions
      Worth visiting
      Really fun tour that didn’t take all day. We took a bus tour that took us to a boat tour then to the castle. The bus tour resumed after the castle tour. It was really comfortable and interesting
      Written 24 October 2023
    • Inspire20820086444
      0 contributions
      Change and cancel stops without any warning.
      The tour lists the sites you will see and states they may take you in various types of vehicles including large buses. What it doesn’t explain is if they get enough people to fill a bus they will skip promised stops with various excuses. We were told that the bus was too heavy for the bridge, then that you couldn’t park a large bus there, and a few other reasons. They choose the transportation method and will adjust the tour accordingly. We missed two of the stops listed and weren’t even told until headed back. I wouldn’t book with them again and would book with another company. What we did get to see was done well.
      Written 18 October 2023
    • Margaret H
      0 contributions
      Well worth going on this tour.
      Great tour and wonderful guide who was a local with lots of knowledge about the areas visited. Enjoyed all aspects despite some rainy weather at Culloden. Lovely drive through the Scottish countryside.
      Written 27 September 2023
    • H3071LFlorim
      0 contributions
      Battles, Castles and Monsters
      Inverness was one of our cruise port stops and we booked this excursion independent of the ship. Mo was a fantastic guide and provided lots of information at each stop. I liked that we were able to stop at a bunch of different places and also receive the relevant background information before exploring them. Mo had a great sense of humor and kept the group entertained throughout the tour.
      Written 26 September 2023
    • Helaineusa
      0 contributions
      A Great Sampler of Places
      We had Mo as our tour guide and she gave a great narrative of everything we saw. She was very knowledgeable and pleasant. This tour was a great way to see a sampler of things with one day in port at Invergordon. There was a lot to see and we made it back to the ship in plenty of time. We had some free exploration time with specific time limits which everyone respected. It was well worth the time and money.
      Written 26 September 2023
    • Marlene A
      0 contributions
      Wonders of Inverness
      No was informative and entertaining. The time at each stop was just right. She gave us all the information we needed to enjoy each stop
      Written 26 September 2023
    • 959ginnym
      0 contributions
      Excellent tour of Inverness and Loch Ness region
      Mo was an excellent tour guide {and driver} very knowlegeable and humourous . She gave us an excellent whistle stop tour in the time allowed of Inverness, Culloden. Loch Ness and Urquhart castle. Thanks very much.
      Written 19 September 2023
    • Sightsee42113703904
      0 contributions
      Great experience covering everything you mustn’t miss.
      This tour was very well done by Mo. very good information and presentation. She was great. The places we went were great and everything was accessible for us Seniors. I did expect that the tour group and vehicle would be only 6 or i people so I’m not sure where the cross up was. It worked out just fine though.
      Written 16 September 2023
    • keithtW6014LF
      0 contributions
      The Loch Ness Urquhart Castle tour was wonderful! Inverness, the Cairns, Culloden were real highlights too.
      We booked this tour for the day our cruise ship was in port in Invergorton. Thistle Excursions had tailored this Tour to fit our our ship's arrival and departure date and times. They had our ship listed on their web site when we booked the Tour. They made sure we were back to the ship one hour before departure. Our tour guide was easy to find. She was waiting for us at the end of the dock, as planned, just a short walk from the ship. The tour was in a nine passenger van. June was our tour guide. She was very personable and knowledgeable. She made the tour feel like a pleasant family outing. The tour included stops at Culloden battlefield, the prehistoric Cairns and standing stones (really cool!), the city of Inverness, a drive along Loch Ness, a stop at Urquhart Castle and a stop at a small farm and country store to see some Scottish Highland "hairy coos" ( shaggy longhorn cows). The tour was timed well. I didn't feel rushed. The time spent at each stop was just about right. June also described how each place fit into the "Highlander" stories . I highly recommend this Thistle Excursions tour. Keith T.
      Written 14 September 2023
    • Voyage66063378961
      0 contributions
      Lovely Day in Invergordon and Beyond
      Lovely and very informative guide who made our tour wonderful. She is a local and added so much more to our day! Our tour guide and Driver were with Thistle Excursions and were both expert in their trade.
      Written 14 September 2023
    • lindahY9341ZY
      0 contributions
      Interesting and enchanting
      Our driver, Peter, was gracious and an excellent driver on some narrow hilly roads. The bus was well-maintained and he responded to our needs. Our guide, Mo, was very informative and amiable. She kept our interest with her knowledge and funny comments. She was very easy to talk to and we. Had many common interests and experiences.
      Written 12 September 2023
    • mikiho1
      0 contributions
      Excellent tour
      We did this tour with Gordon. Excellent tour and couldn’t recommend it any higher. Very informative and made the trip so personal. We absolutely loved it!!!! Gordon is very attentive to his clients. Super super nice person!!!’
      Written 12 September 2023
    • Storyteller623792
      0 contributions
      Good tour to see a lot in a limited time!!
      This tour is very good. The only issue I had with it was too much time at Cawdor Castle and too little time at Culloden. But we were on a tour with two other people not part of our party and I know they enjoyed the amount of time spent at Cawdor. That all having been said, I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. My husband and I had limited time off a cruise and David, our tour guide, packed a lot of Scotland in that limited time. He even included a little extra visit to an off the beaten path location. As it’s a surprise, I won’t specifically name it so David can continue to surprise guests. Overall, I recommend this tour.
      Written 8 September 2023
    • time2trail
      0 contributions
      Best Tour Experience!
      Mo was the best and knowledgeable tour guide. She and the driver made this an truly 1st class experience. Highly Recommend Thistle Excursions to anyone traveling this part of the world. Bonus if you get "Mo".:)
      Written 7 September 2023
    • 26heinzs
      0 contributions
      Best tour I ever spent, will go again
      The tour was great, a bus for 8 people brought us to the promised locations and showed also some smaller highlights (farm w/ Scott caddie, ice shop). Due to the little bus we were ahead of many bigger coaches, and served and treated carefully, really well informed by our female guide and she has taken care of all the material like maps, tickets etc. we were served with during the tour. Excellent service, and at the end of the day the group felt all like the same: really impressive excursion, could not gone better. Thanks to our well prepared driver and guide.
      Written 4 September 2023
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    Joyce Ellis
    Los Angeles, CA3 contributions
    Mar 2020
    We were scheduled to cruise on the Regal Princess May 4 to the UK. We booked several tours and one of them was with this company. Our cruise was cancelled due to the Novel Corona Virus. It was easy to cancel online. Their cancellation policy is generous. In addition, Maxine wrote me to say she was sorry that we had to cancel and made sure our cancellation was immediately recorded. We will definitely book again with thgem when we can take a cruise in 2021!
    Written 14 March 2020
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    Thank you for taking the time to write a review for me even though you couldn’t come to Scotland. I truly hope we will be able to take you on one of our tours in the future. You will be made most welcome. Maxine x
    Written 16 March 2020
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    martin w
    1 contribution
    Sept 2023 • Friends
    Our guide Mo was exceptional. She shared an amazing amount of information, both historical and local lore. She took us to various sites and explained some of their history and let us explore them on our own. It was a great day and I would recommend it anyone.
    Written 11 September 2023
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    Thank you for recommending us. Mo loves her job. She’s so good at it too.
    Written 12 September 2023
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    caroltis
    Austin, TX39 contributions
    Mar 2020
    Today I had to cancel our excursion with Thistle because our cruise was canceled due to the virus outbreak. Just as she has been all along the way of my researching and scheduling, Maxine was gracious and kind and immediately refunded the money we had paid for this excursion. It's heartbreaking for me because our fabulous adventure was cancelled but even more so because companies like Thistle are taking a tremendous hit. BUT... when we reschedule our cruise, and we will Lord willing, we will also reschedule with Thistle. I'm so impressed with the personal touch they provide and the quick communications. I have no doubt that we would have been thrilled with our excursion booked with them and we look forward to actually experiencing it !!
    Written 30 March 2020
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    Thank you so much for writing that. We are suffering but know you are too so want to make it as easy as possible for you to get your money back and start again next year. See you in 2021, as you say God willing.
    Written 1 April 2020
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    Haley A
    1 contribution
    Oct 2023 • Family
    We loved this tour!!! Beautiful all-day tour through the beautiful Scottish Highlands. We loved that our guide was local and knew the area well. The tour was super flexible and they catered to our family's needs. Would absolutely book again.
    Written 26 October 2023
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    Thank you for taking the time to write this. Often folk don’t bother. Very kind.
    Written 2 December 2023
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    Constance B
    4 contributions
    Jul 2023 • Friends
    A fantastic tour. We didn’t see Nessie-jk. Loved the castles and our guide was very knowledgeable. Very accommodating and highly recommend.
    Written 3 August 2023
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    Thank you Connie. Appreciate this. Lovely to meet you.
    Written 3 August 2023
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    Barry W
    Missouri City, TX16 contributions
    Jul 2022
    The boat ride was easy not too much movement. The water and surrounding sceanary was beautiul and the castle tour was fascinating
    Written 12 July 2022
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    Thank you for your feedback. Glad you enjoyed your bespoke tour with June.
    Written 13 July 2022
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