Our Classic Highland tour is the best way for cruise ship passengers at the Port of Invergordon to explore the local area including Loch Ness, Culloden Battelfield, Clava Cairns, Cawdor Castle and Inverness. This tour operates from all Ruby Princess and Carnival ships and we operate from other ships on demand.
The Classic Highland Tour Itinerary
The Battle of Culloden was the last pitched battle fought on British soil. It was the final, bloody confrontation of the 1745 Jacobite Rising and it happened just outside of Inverness. We will have time to visit the battlefield and find out all about the events of April 16th 1746. Gordon will be showing you some of the weapons that the Jacobite Highlanders used against the British and you will have a chance to pose for photos and hold the weapons yourself! Entrance is free & a short tour will be provided. Please note that we will not visit the exhibition centre.
Clava Cairns is an exceptionally well-preserved group of prehistoric burial cairns which were built around 4000 years ago. This Bronze Age cemetery has a whole range of interesting historical structures to explore such as passage graves, ring cairns, a kerb cairn, and standing stones. Entrance to Clava Cairns is free of charge.
Cawdor Castle is perhaps best known as the home of Macbeth in Shakespeare’s famous ‘Scottish Play’. and is still lived in today by the Dowager Lady Cawdor.As well as an impressive interior the castle also boasts amazing grounds. We will spend 1.5 hours here to give you the ample time to look around and soak up the atmosphere. After exploring the castle and grounds there is a wonderful café/restaurant where you can relax and enjoy a cup of tea and a scone! Many of our customers have asked us why we visit Cawdor Castle rather than Urquhart Castle – this useful blog will provide the answer for you! Entrance to Cawdor Castle in included in the tour price.
We will drive to the banks of Loch Ness to get the best possible view of this world-famous attraction. You may also have a chance of buying a Nessie souvenir from legendary Nessie Hunter Steve Feltham (that’s if he’s not out hunting Nessie at the time!). There is also a great pub here so a chance for a beer, whisky, coffee or soft drink too!
In historic Inverness Gordon will give you a guided tour of his home city, providing an historical insight combined with amusing stories and anecdotes that only the locals know.Of course, you may just want to do a bit of shopping or visit a local pub instead!
The Classic Highland Tour Info
This goup shore excursions from Invergordon is competitively priced at £69 per person (US$115 approx). There will be a maximum of 49 places per tour. When you book with us you are booking the following;
- 49 seater coach featuring AC, on-board restroom and PA system
- A company which has over 200 5 star ratings on Trip Advisor
- A company you can trust; member of both Visit Scotland and Visit Loch Ness
- One of the most popular guides in the Highlands (as rated by TripAdvisor); Gordon Pearson will share his knowledge and passion for Scotland with you from the minute you step off the ship
- Pick-up close to the pier
- Free entry to Cawdor Castle (worth £10)
- Complimentary Scottish refreshments and snacks on board
- Money back guarantee if your ship is unable to reach port
Please click here to go to our FAQs section, which provides further information on transportation, the tour, your guide and payments and cancellation
Invergordon Group Shore Excursion Dates 2014
Ruby Princess - 30th July (only 1 seat available**), 11th Aug, 23rd Aug, 4th Sept
Celebrity Infinity – 6th Sept
**Please note that we still have private tours available on 30th July (priced at £350 for up to 3 people)
So what are you waiting for! Book now for an amazing day out in the Scottish Highlands from your RubyPrincess or Celebrity Infinity cruise ship from Invergordon (we can also offer private tours for groups of up to 49 from other ships too!)Book your group shore excursion now!
Please click here to go to our FAQs section, which provides further information on transportation, the tour, your guide and payments and cancellation.