Suggested Cruise Ship Tours

Glen Ord Distillery, Clava Cairns, Culloden Battlefield and 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 2 - Glen Ord Distillery, Inverness, Clava Cairns, Culloden Battlefield and Cawdor Castle (approx. 7 hours)

Starting off through flower-filled Alness, we go seal spotting near Dingwall, then on to a whisky tasting at Glen Ord Distillery.

The copper stills in the Glen Ord whisky distillery at Muir of Ord near Inverness.

Photo credit: The Poss / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND

Continuing Tour 2, we go on to the City of Inverness for shopping and/or sightseeing. The view below shows Inverness Castle as seen from one of the footbridges over the River Ness.

Inverness Castle and the Eden Court Theatre both have imposing positions overlooking the River Ness in the centre of the City of Inverness.

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Below is a view of the Eden Court Theatre which also stands close to the riverside in Inverness.

Inverness Castle and the Eden Court Theatre both have imposing positions overlooking the River Ness in the centre of the City of Inverness.

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Again continuing Tour 2, we then go on to Cawdor Castle via the pre-historic Clava Cairns and/or Culloden Battlefield,  the site of the final confrontation of the 1745 Jacobite Rising and the last pitched battle fought on British soil. The battlefield is shown in the photo immediately below and Cawdor Castle in the next photo.

A view of Culloden Battlefield near Inverness. This was the site of the last pitched battle on British soil which took place in 1746.

Photo credit: DanieVDM / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA

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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We then return via the Black Isle to your ship at Invergordon.


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Sunset behind the Skye Bridge.

Many thanks to Ingrid Deschryver for providing a number of the photos on this website.

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