Suggested Cruise Ship Tours

Beauly, Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, Inverness, Cawdor Castle

Cruise Ship Tours

Suggested Tours starting from Invergordon and Inverness

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John's 8-Seater Minibus

John with his 8-seater minibus at Eilean Donan Castle

Cruise Ship Tours

John will meet your cruise ship at various ports around the coast of the Scottish Highlands

Cawdor Castle

Cawdor Castle near Inverness is a popular venue on John's tours

Whisky Tours

The spectacular new visitor centre at Macallan Distillery, just one of the distilleries you can visit

Spectacular Coastal & Mountain Scenery

John's tours take you to many beautiful and spectacular locations in the Highlands

Railway Tours

You can incorporate a trip on the Kyle Railway line into your tour with John

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Suggested Tours starting from Invergordon and Inverness

One of the several cruise ships which put in to the port of Invergordon during cruises around the coast of Scotland.

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Tour 1 - Beauly, Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, Inverness, Cawdor Castle (approx. 7 hours)

Through flower-filled Alness, then Dingwall to Beauly, stopping there to visit the historic ruins of the mediaeval priory. Over the heather-clad Highlands to Urquhart Castle which stands in a commanding position on a promontory overlooking Loch Ness (see below).

Urquhart Castle stands in a commanding position on a promontory overlooking Loch Ness.

Photo credit: IMP1 / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND

Continuing Tour 1, we take a scenic drive along the shore of Loch Ness to Inverness, the Capital of the Highlands, for some opportunities for shopping and/or sightseeing. The photos below show the River Ness as seen from the very attractive Ness-Side Walk.

Autumnal view of the River Ness taken from the very pretty Ness-Side Walk.

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Autumnal view of the River Ness taken from the very pretty Ness-Side Walk.

Copyright ©James Mould

Again continuing Tour 1, we take a trip out to Cawdor Castle (see below), a name familiar to those who have seen or studied Shakespeare's Macbeth. We then return via the Black Isle to your ship at Invergordon.

Cawdor Castle, a name familiar to those who have seen or studied Shakespeare's Macbeth. However, Shakespeare was historically incorrect as in reality Macbeth died over 300 years before the first stone was laid at Cawdor Castle. He has, perhaps sadly, no connection whatsoever with any Thane of Cawdor, or with Cawdor Castle.

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