Suggested Cruise Ship Tours

Dornoch, Dunrobin Castle and Glenmorangie Distillery

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 3 - Dornoch, Dunrobin Castle, Glenmorangie Distillery (approx. 7 hours)

We travel north to the historic town of Dornoch, visiting the cathedral (see below) and the Jail.

Dornoch Cathedral in the historic town of Dornoch. The cathedral was chosen by Madonna as the location for her son's christening in December 2000 and the nearby Skibo Castle for her marriage.

Photo credit: Santa Cruiser / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND

We continue Tour 3 in a northerly direction, spotting some seals en-route if we are lucky, to Dunrobin Castle at Golspie in time for the falconry display in the grounds. We then visit the magnificent castle itself which is very reminiscent of a French château.

Dunrobin Castle has been the home of the Earls and Dukes of Sutherland since the 13th century. The castle was completely re-modelled in the French style in the mid 19th century by Sir Charles Barry. the architect for the Houses of Parliament in London.

Photo credit: jack_spellingbacon / Foter / CC BY

From Dunrobin, we continue Tour 3 to our next stop, a whisky tasting at the famous Glenmorangie Distillery which stands near the shores of the Dornoch Firth at Tain.

The Glenmorangie Distillery is located at Tain in Ross-Shire and produces the famous Glenmorangie single malt whisky. The production of alcohol is believed to have started at Morangie Farm as far back as 1738 when a brewery was built there which shared the Tarlogie Spring, the farm's water source.

Photo credit: Bob Hall Photos / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND

After leaving the distillery, we conclude Tour 3 by taking a scenic drive over the mountains to "Millionaires' View" for a spectacular view of the Dornoch Firth, then returning to your cruise ship at Invergordon via flower-filled Alness.

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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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