Inverness (Invergordon) Shore Excursion: Inverness City, Cawdor Castle & Whisky Tour

Departure point:
1 Day tour
From: 9am - 5pm

We are currently unable to run this shore excursion.

Accommodation needed for this tour

We highly recommend letting us sort the accommodation for you for an extra cost. But you are more than welcome to book your own accommodation if you wish.

Enjoy a one day Invergordon shore excursion tour of the Highlands with us! You will explore Cawdor Castle and its beautiful gardens, have lunch and wander around Inverness; Capital of the Highlands before a short trip to Loch Ness and the Highland town of Beauly. Finishing off the Invergordon shore excursion tour with a visit to Glen Ord Distillery for a whisky tour and tasting before returning to port.

Departing Invergordon, we travel to our first stop of the day, Cawdor Castle. Set amid beautiful gardens in Nairnshire, Cawdor Castle is the ancestral home of the Campbells and dates back to the 15th Century. Spend time here exploring the castle and its picturesque surroundings.

We then leave Nairnshire and journey on to Inverness; Capital of the Highlands. We spend over an hour here, plenty of time to enjoy lunch and walk along the banks of the River Ness and perhaps get some good views of Inverness Castle.

From Inverness, our Invergordon shore excursion continues on to Loch Ness for a quick photo and refreshment break, allowing you the opportunity for a quick bit of Nessie Hunting!

We then travel to Beauly, a small Highland town situated on the scenic River Beauly. Beauly gets its name from the French beau lieu, meaning “beautiful place” – it is believed that this came from a comment from Mary Queen of Scots when she visited the town in 1564. We pause here for photos before our shore excursion moves on to our last stop of the day; Glen Ord Distillery.

Glen Ord is the only remaining single malt whisky distillery situated in the Black Isle and is the home of Singleton Whisky. Enjoy a tour of the distillery, finishing off your Invergordon Shore Excursion with a tasting of the Singleton of Glen Ord 12 year old whisky.

We then return to Invergordon, where your Inverness, Cawdor Castle & Highland Whisky shore excursion ends.

Unfortunately, we are unable to run this tour at this time. 


Tour Overview

Duration1 day
Total Distance124 miles
Pick upPickup from port at 9am
Group sizeUp to 53
AvailabilityAll year round
Minimum ageTravellers need to be at least 5 years-old

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the departure point?

The Driver-Guide for your shore excursion will meet you at the entrance gate at Invergordon Cruise port. If you need any further information, please contact our Reservations Team directly.

We kindly ask all passengers to ensure they are 15 minutes early.

Are the optional extras included?

No, optional extras are not included in the tour price.

The price of your Invergordon shore excursion includes the services of a friendly, knowledgeable and experienced Driver-Guide, and transportation on one of our luxury coaches.

All optional extras – attraction entrance fees and meals – are not included in the price of your tour and are payable on the day of travel. This is to allow our guests the freedom to choose which optional extras they would like to take part in on the day.

Optional extras for your tour are as follows:

  • Cawdor Castle: £13.50 adult, £11.50 concessions, £7.50 children
  • Glen Ord Distillery: £15.75 (unfortunately children under 8 cannot join the distillery tour)

Prices valid from May 2021

Do I need to pre-book the optional extras?

No, you don't need to worry about pre-booking any of the optional extras.

All the optional extras can be booked on the day and your Driver-Guide will advise you of how to book.

We also offer fast-track tickets for attractions. These tickets can only be booked and paid for in advance and come at no extra cost. Please contact our friendly Reservations Team on 0131 226 6066 for more information.

Please note that many visitor attractions and accommodation providers may not accept card payments, so please ensure you have plenty of cash with you on the day. If you have any questions about this please contact our Reservations Team on +44 (0)131 226 6066 - open 07.30- 18.00 daily.

Is the tour in English?

Yes, all of our tours are in English.

Your trip to Edinburgh will be taken by an experienced, knowledgeable and friendly English-speaking Driver-Guide.

What should I bring with me?

Please bring a face covering with you. Hand sanitiser will be provided on board the coach, but we recommend bringing your own.

As we like to give you as much time off the coach as possible with the opportunity for walks, we recommend you bring warm and/or waterproof clothing, wear comfortable walking shoes and take sun-block or a hat for sunny days.

Don't forget your camera to capture all the lovely scenery and wildlife you'll encounter on your tour!

Since we cannot allow hot food on our buses you could also bring a cold packed lunch with you to make the most of your time at each stop, this would be particularly time-saving in the busier months!

Can children travel on this tour?

We welcome children over 4 years old on our tours, and children aged between 4-16yrs are eligible for the concessionary rate.

We regret we are not able to carry children under the age of 4.

Worry Free Shore Excursion

We always ensure passengers return back to their port on time, however in the rare case we can't make it, we will transfer you to your next port of call.

If you can’t find what you are looking for, don't worry! Just because it's not here, doesn't mean we can't do it. Have a look at our private tour page or contact us directly, and we will make it happen!