Loch Ness. Culloden Battlefield. Glenmorangie Distillery. Dunrobin Castle. Dornoch Cathedral. Beauly Priory. Inverness. Urquhart Castle.
Loch Ness. Culloden Battlefield. Glenmorangie Distillery. Dunrobin Castle. Dornoch Cathedral. Beauly Priory. Inverness. Urquhart Castle.
Loch Ness. Culloden Battlefield. Glenmorangie Distillery. Dunrobin Castle. Dornoch Cathedral. Beauly Priory. Inverness. Urquhart Castle.

Spaces on our tours for the following ships docking in Invergordon/Inverness coming up soon: 

  • CROWN PRINCESS  & Star Pride - 26 June - 24 seats on Tour 2a 9.15-4.45 (THIS TOUR INCLUDES: CAWDOR CASTLE, CLAVA CAIRNS, CULLODEN VIADUCT, CULLODEN BATTLEFIELD, INVERNESS, LOCH NESS, BEAULY PRIORY, ROSSSHIRE VILLAGES) 
  • Seaborne Quest & AidaAura - 27 June - 6 seats Tour 1b 9-3.45
  • Norwegian Spirit & Rotterdam - 29 June - 14 seats on 3 Tours 9-3.45
  • Costa Mediterranean - 3/7/19 - 12 seats - Tour 1b & Tour 2 in small bespoke vehicles. 11-6.00.

Book on this website - all seats £59 each for 6  to 7 hour tour.

We like to say ‘yes’ so if you can’t find what you are looking for or would like a special tour please email us on info@thistleexcursions.co.uk. 

Welcome to Thistle Excursions

Thistle Excursions has been created for your pleasure - to provide you with a unique tour and experience of the Highlands when you land in Invergordon either via the port of the Cromarty Firth or other means.  You are all welcome on our trips

We aim to be courteous, kind, understanding, engaging and interesting and our guides will be there to answer all your questions

Our tours are set to leave at  9.00 or 10.00 however for ships arriving later, the departure will be approximately 1 hour after ship docks.  The itinerary is indicative and times alter according to ship’s individual arrival and departure. We are aware of your leaving time and will have you back at least 1 hour before your ship leaves, so please be assured you are in safe hands. 

If you cannot find what you are looking for or your ship is missing please email us as we do offer bespoke tours on our 8 seater Eurobus. Email info@thistleexcursions.co.uk

Thistle Excursion Tours - see the majesty of the Highlands

Latest News

Fluffy Nessie

Today one of our guests sat her own Fluffy Nessie on the wall beside Loch Ness - she was determined to capture Nessie, LOL. She had a wonderful day on her tour to Cawdor Castle with Becky for her guide. Full Story...
Thursday, June 13th 2019

Culloden Viaduct and Hogwarts Express

This week the media were all excited to film the Harry Potter's Hogwards Express which normally goes from Fort William to Mallaig across the Glenfinnan viaduct, travel from the Inverness railway station to the Aviemore station, crossing the Culloden viaduct which we see on our Tour 2 and Tour 2a... Full Story...
Saturday, May 25th 2019

Bus Tours Invergordon

We will book you onto our coaches and you will leave Invergordon to discover the highlights you have chosen to visit and see in the Scottish Highlands.  We have made it as affordable as possible, as it is important you enjoy it and leave wanting to experience more.  Maybe we will see you again in a few years.  The Highlands of Scotland has much more to offer than a day's tour and we know you will want to return after your "taster" session. 

Most of our bus tours are with English speaking guides, although we do provide a tailored service for our German cruise passengers. In time we hope to offer you tours in all your own languages.

We are happy to answer any questions before you book - feel free to email us, preferably in English, although we can translate.

We look forward to meeting you soon.

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