-Delve into the natural beauty of the north
North Highland Tour From Invergordon
Falls of Shin
Discover some of the most amazing sights, sounds and tastes the Highlands has to offer with tours from Invergordon cruise port. Our local guide will meet you as you disembark from your cruise ship and take you on a Scottish Highland shore excursion like no other.
Go on your own personal Highland adventure, taking in the natural beauty of Millionaire’s View and the Falls of Shin. Delve into the history of Dunrobin Castle, gardens and grounds, and take time for culture and shopping at the famous town of Dornoch. Finally sample one of our well-known exports, the ‘water of life,’ at Glenmorangie Distillery, before heading back in good time to re-join your ship.
You should know...
For all our booking options, you are booking the whole vehicle, no single seat booking is available, this also means a more private and custom tour experience for a reasonable price
Our tours from the port of Invergordon begin as soon as you disembark from your cruise ship, around an hour after the ship arrives in port. Your guide will be waiting to greet you — you’ll recognise them by their Historic & Scenic Tours placard bearing your Surname. From there your guide will escort you to one of our comfortable minibuses, where complimentary snacks and bottles of water will be made available for your tour.
Alness & Millionaire’s View at Struie Hill
The North Highland Tour From Invergordon commences, passing by the town of Alness towards Millionaire’s View at Struie Hill, an elevated viewpoint overlooking the Dornoch Firth with spectacular views towards the mountains of Sutherland. We will spend around 30 minutes here, plenty of time to take a walk around and get some fantastic shots of the landscape.
Lairg & Falls of Shin
We will then set off towards the village of Lairg, where the Falls of Shin are located. This beautiful waterfall is a must-see when visiting the area, especially in the summer and early autumn months when if you're lucky you might spot salmon leaping from the river below.
The tour then proceeds towards Dunrobin Castle, one of Scotland’s most impressive stately homes and the largest in the northern Highlands. We will spend around 1 hour 30 minutes here, plenty of time to take in the impressive museum collections and falconry demonstrations. An excellent opportunity to learn more about this gorgeous, historic estate and the Clan Sutherland, for whom this place is the family seat.
From Dunrobin, it’s a short drive to the town of Dornoch, former royal burgh and home to some of the most gorgeous beaches and coasts in the Highlands. Famous for its 400 years of golfing history, Dornoch is a popular destination for visitors. The beautiful town centre and Cathedral are straight out of a painting and steeped in history. Spend some time perusing the many boutique shops offering the finest of local food and craft, as well as the 13th-century Cathedral, for around 1 hour.
Finally, the road takes us to Glenmorangie Distillery, one of the most famous whisky distilleries in Scotland, also known as the ‘vale of tranquillity’. Learn more about the whisky-making process perfected by the ‘Men of Tain,’ legendary craftsmen who make the famous blends using traditional methods passed down through the generations. Round off your adventure by tasting a dram of the award-winning whisky on offer, before heading back towards Invergordon, returning at least 1 hour prior to your ship’s departure.
Whether you have a passion for plants, a fascination for birds or fancy doing some seal and otter spotting, Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve provides a place to experience nature's delights in a magnificent setting. Linger on the edge of the tidal basin at low tide to watch the intense feeding activity of hungry wading birds. Walk onto the sand dunes and you can enjoy the carpet of wildflowers that nestles on the dunes against a grey lichen backdrop. Or wander in the woodland and smell the fresh scent of pine needles, whilst searching out rare pinewood plants.
Complimentary with your tour
Alongside a guaranteed wonderful day out, a modern & comfortable tour bus and a knowledgable tour guide to take you around the Highlands of Scotland, these extra items all come as complimentary with this tour
Water & Snacks
With any tour you book, we will provide bottles of water and snacks for the journey
Meeting Point & Flexibility
Our tours are never rushed, but we are conscious of timings, ensuring that we pick you up and drop you off at the port in good time for your ship’s arrival and departure.
At Historic & Scenic tours we know that day tours should be about seeing and experiencing as much as possible while still making time to fully absorb the sights and sounds around you.
Our tours are always flexible, and we will work with you to make sure you experience your Highland adventure on your own terms.
Pick Up Time
1 Hour after your cruise ship arrives Between 8-9am
Drop Off Time
At least 1 hour before your ship’s departure
For a full refund, cancel at least 72 hours prior to the start date.
If the booking will be cancelled after this period, no refund will be made.