Invergordon (Inverness) Highland Day Tour Excursion Reviews

From Invergordon, cruisers can take a Highland Day Tour to see and experience much of what the region is famous for, from castles and gardens to stunning views and whiskey tastings.
The tour guide had worked for the Culloden historical site for 20 years and was very knowledgeable ...
Sail Date: August 2019
The tour guide had worked for the Culloden historical site for 20 years and was very knowledgeable about the history of the area, particularly the civil war led by Prince Charles Stuart. Loch Ness, and other sites were part of the tour.
The tour guide had worked for the Culloden historical site for 20 years and was very knowledgeable about the history of the area, particularly the civil war led by Prince Charles Stuart. Loch Ness, and other sites were part of the tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We went to Uruquat Castle and Loch Ness.
Sail Date: June 2019
We went to Uruquat Castle and Loch Ness. Great tour guide, beautiful locations. Only let down was the hilariously daft recorded commentary on the Jacobite Warrior boat trip...
We went to Uruquat Castle and Loch Ness. Great tour guide, beautiful locations. Only let down was the hilariously daft recorded commentary on the Jacobite Warrior boat trip... Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Cruise & Maritime Voyages
We took a private Highland Experience tour north from Invergordon with our guide George Richie.
Sail Date: May 2019
We took a private Highland Experience tour north from Invergordon with our guide George Richie. He is a real local, and showed us places the big buses can't go, with a short hike to falls and other nature sights that will make you ... Read More
We took a private Highland Experience tour north from Invergordon with our guide George Richie. He is a real local, and showed us places the big buses can't go, with a short hike to falls and other nature sights that will make you say "Wow." We visited Dunrobin Castle with enough time to see the interior, have lunch, see the museum and a 45 minute Falconry show. It was a wonderful day! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Wonderful day!
Sail Date: May 2019
Wonderful day! Full day tour of the Highlands. Saw a few places where "Outlander" was filmed. If I had to repeat a tour from this cruise, this would be the one I'd pick. Wonderful day with beautiful weather. Highly ... Read More
Wonderful day! Full day tour of the Highlands. Saw a few places where "Outlander" was filmed. If I had to repeat a tour from this cruise, this would be the one I'd pick. Wonderful day with beautiful weather. Highly recommended. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We booked a private tour with Invergordon tours and saw Castle Leod, Urquhart Castle, Culloden ...
Sail Date: May 2019
We booked a private tour with Invergordon tours and saw Castle Leod, Urquhart Castle, Culloden Battlefield, and Clava Cairns. The scenery was lovely.
We booked a private tour with Invergordon tours and saw Castle Leod, Urquhart Castle, Culloden Battlefield, and Clava Cairns. The scenery was lovely. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Driver/guide picked us up in full Scottish kilt gear.
Sail Date: May 2019
Driver/guide picked us up in full Scottish kilt gear. Drove through the beautiful highlands to Eilean Donan Castle, not one of castles in any excursion list but it was beautiful, worthy of its Scotland most photographed castle reputation.... Read More
Driver/guide picked us up in full Scottish kilt gear. Drove through the beautiful highlands to Eilean Donan Castle, not one of castles in any excursion list but it was beautiful, worthy of its Scotland most photographed castle reputation. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Way too long of a bus ride and not worth the price paid for this excursion.
Sail Date: September 2018
Way too long of a bus ride and not worth the price paid for this excursion. Tour guide was not very dynamic, enthusastic or knowledgable.
Way too long of a bus ride and not worth the price paid for this excursion. Tour guide was not very dynamic, enthusastic or knowledgable. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We had an idea that we wanted to see Dunrobin Castle (as seen in "Barry Lyndon") but also walk ...
Sail Date: August 2018
We had an idea that we wanted to see Dunrobin Castle (as seen in "Barry Lyndon") but also walk around a town . . . Our driver complied and customized a very nice trip where we took some time, stopped several times for pictures ... Read More
We had an idea that we wanted to see Dunrobin Castle (as seen in "Barry Lyndon") but also walk around a town . . . Our driver complied and customized a very nice trip where we took some time, stopped several times for pictures and enjoyed the beautiful town of Dornoch. We also enjoyed walking around Invergordon and highly recommend McCrae's for souvenirs, etc. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
We had a nice day excursion bus tour to Urquhart Castle, Inverness and Cawdor Castle.
Sail Date: June 2018
We had a nice day excursion bus tour to Urquhart Castle, Inverness and Cawdor Castle. I was disappointed that our guide was Brazilian, not Scottish, however, she was very knowledgeable and pleasant. We had an hour and a half to wander the ... Read More
We had a nice day excursion bus tour to Urquhart Castle, Inverness and Cawdor Castle. I was disappointed that our guide was Brazilian, not Scottish, however, she was very knowledgeable and pleasant. We had an hour and a half to wander the ruins of Urquhart Castle, a little over an hour to wander through Inverness and also just over an hour to tour Cawdor Castle. The drive through the highlands from one stop to another was very interesting, too. We drove by Culloden Battlefield, too, which was a bonus. All in all, a very nice day. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
We really enjoyed this beautiful city, and especially enjoyed the tour we booked independently ...
Sail Date: May 2018
We really enjoyed this beautiful city, and especially enjoyed the tour we booked independently prior to the cruise with a company called WOW Scotland. Excellently done. We saw Brodie Castle, the battlefield at Culloden, Loch Ness, and ... Read More
We really enjoyed this beautiful city, and especially enjoyed the tour we booked independently prior to the cruise with a company called WOW Scotland. Excellently done. We saw Brodie Castle, the battlefield at Culloden, Loch Ness, and Inverness. Worth every penny, and the cost was reasonable. Beautiful cities, Invergorden and Inverness. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Went to DunRobin Castle, saw a great Falconry show.
Sail Date: May 2018
Went to DunRobin Castle, saw a great Falconry show. We saw Falls of Shin, Millionaire View, and the lovely town of Dornoch. Went to the Glenmorangie Distillery, Erin was a great guide at the distillery. Contact Gavin at Invergordontours ... Read More
Went to DunRobin Castle, saw a great Falconry show. We saw Falls of Shin, Millionaire View, and the lovely town of Dornoch. Went to the Glenmorangie Distillery, Erin was a great guide at the distillery. Contact Gavin at Invergordontours and book an adventure. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Nice drive through the scottish countryside.
Sail Date: August 2017
Nice drive through the scottish countryside. Loch Ness kind of a let down. Crowder castle was nice, it is lived in.
Nice drive through the scottish countryside. Loch Ness kind of a let down. Crowder castle was nice, it is lived in. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We went by coach to the Cairngorm's and then through them on a steam train which was fantastic, we ...
Sail Date: August 2017
We went by coach to the Cairngorm's and then through them on a steam train which was fantastic, we saw lots of wild life and went past the battle fields.
We went by coach to the Cairngorm's and then through them on a steam train which was fantastic, we saw lots of wild life and went past the battle fields. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Tour was in afternoon, a walk around the village is a must, check out the murals throughout the ...
Sail Date: August 2017
Tour was in afternoon, a walk around the village is a must, check out the murals throughout the village, from the Station down. People were very friendly, Tour to Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle was very enjoyable, lots of time to look ... Read More
Tour was in afternoon, a walk around the village is a must, check out the murals throughout the village, from the Station down. People were very friendly, Tour to Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle was very enjoyable, lots of time to look around, only downer was the cafeteria was really busy with only one person taking orders. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
A lovely trip through the Scottish Highlands, including a falconry show and the first of many ...
Sail Date: August 2017
A lovely trip through the Scottish Highlands, including a falconry show and the first of many castles.
A lovely trip through the Scottish Highlands, including a falconry show and the first of many castles. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Excellent day with knowledgeable guides.
Sail Date: August 2017
Excellent day with knowledgeable guides. Included Loch Ness cruise
Excellent day with knowledgeable guides. Included Loch Ness cruise Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Had taken the tour previously but our traveling companions had not.
Sail Date: August 2017
Had taken the tour previously but our traveling companions had not. Great day. Good weather. Loch Ness and Urquart Castle did not disappoint.
Had taken the tour previously but our traveling companions had not. Great day. Good weather. Loch Ness and Urquart Castle did not disappoint. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Did a private day tour with Invergordon Tours.
Sail Date: July 2017
Did a private day tour with Invergordon Tours. Our driver was Jym and he was most entertaining. We covered a lot of ground incuding Uruqurt Castle, Loch Ness, Calder Castle, The Battlefields, Glengoyne Distillery, and Black Isle Brewery. ... Read More
Did a private day tour with Invergordon Tours. Our driver was Jym and he was most entertaining. We covered a lot of ground incuding Uruqurt Castle, Loch Ness, Calder Castle, The Battlefields, Glengoyne Distillery, and Black Isle Brewery. Would not bother with the Brewery again. Nothing much to see. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We ordered a minibus for 8 people.
Sail Date: July 2017
We ordered a minibus for 8 people. Our driver took us to all the possible places around, include Castle, Distilerry, stunning vies, etc. Highly recommended
We ordered a minibus for 8 people. Our driver took us to all the possible places around, include Castle, Distilerry, stunning vies, etc. Highly recommended Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Loch Ness and two castles good tour
Sail Date: July 2017
Loch Ness and two castles good tour
Loch Ness and two castles good tour Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The motor coach was comfortable and the tour guide was good.
Sail Date: July 2017
The motor coach was comfortable and the tour guide was good. We stopped at Cawdor castle, Culloden, Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness. the lunch in Inverness was terrible and a complete waste of time. we didn't get to see any of the ... Read More
The motor coach was comfortable and the tour guide was good. We stopped at Cawdor castle, Culloden, Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness. the lunch in Inverness was terrible and a complete waste of time. we didn't get to see any of the city as we were trapped in the hotel banquet room for the better part of two hours. While the highlands were beautiful, this tour was my least favorite. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This time we booked with Crusing Excursions and I was very pleased with them.
Sail Date: June 2017
This time we booked with Crusing Excursions and I was very pleased with them. Again, we left the ship about 90 minutes before our tour was to leave to get our cherished front seat. We looked for a Cruising Excursions rep where we were ... Read More
This time we booked with Crusing Excursions and I was very pleased with them. Again, we left the ship about 90 minutes before our tour was to leave to get our cherished front seat. We looked for a Cruising Excursions rep where we were told they would be, but we were so early, we understood why no one was there. We kept walking toward other busses outside the port gate and we found 2 Cruising Excursions busses. Mike/Mick looked at our paper and told us we’d be on his bus. He came back in a few minutes and let us get on the bus – very friendly and helpful (the bus had USB plugs – very helpful, but no WiFi. I think no WiFi is a good thing - the people should be looking at the beautiful scenery – not glued to their phones). About 8:20 Caroline came. She and Jeff were at the prescribed location over at the port and the rest of the passengers were on board before the leaving time of 9:00 AM. We drove directly to Beauly and were given time to explore the little village. Caroline told us several things to see in the village, including where the restrooms were. All people were back on board at the assigned time and we left for Loch Ness and after that Inverness. As we were driving between the different locations, Caroline (and sometimes Jeff) were great at telling about what we were seeing, the history of the area, and Caroline told a lot about the geology of the area. Caroline was very pleasant and helpful to all the passengers. We got back to the ship about 3:02 - over 2 hours before the “All onboard” time – YEAH! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Good a bit rushed and crowded at times but worth it.
Sail Date: May 2017
Good a bit rushed and crowded at times but worth it.
Good a bit rushed and crowded at times but worth it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Dunno in Castle and the birds of prey show afterward were fantastic!
Sail Date: May 2017
Dunno in Castle and the birds of prey show afterward were fantastic!
Dunno in Castle and the birds of prey show afterward were fantastic! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We went with Wendy from Iona Highland Tours.
Sail Date: May 2017
We went with Wendy from Iona Highland Tours. She's the owner, and she also had trainee Eddy with her. We saw everything you'd want to see and then some. The tour busses were all pulling off at other lookout points to see the ... Read More
We went with Wendy from Iona Highland Tours. She's the owner, and she also had trainee Eddy with her. We saw everything you'd want to see and then some. The tour busses were all pulling off at other lookout points to see the castle on Loch Ness, but she found us just the right smaller one. We saw the cathedral, Cowdor Castle, an ancient burial with mysteriously placed stones (that doubled as a sundial--very neat), a fort with tremendous history and the battlefield that changed Scottish history forever. Her van has wifi and she had chargers for us too (but the wifi ran out of data early on--don't think it is a regular occurrence though). Wendy was fantastic but if you go with her, you should know that she's expanded her business and the other two guides working with her are very new (and at least one has a very strong Glasgow accent) so be sure to request her specifically. Eddy seems very nice and warm, but she's putting him into the field too soon after not enough training (in my opinion). I don't know who the other one is. You can find Wendy Ford through an internet search. Just FYI: the one downside was that she brought up her commitment to right-wing politics in the UK and celebrating Brexit. It really put a damper on the day. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line