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  -  25 August Dunrobin Castle and Falcons - 22 seats in a coach;  Cawdor Castle and Loch Ness - 4 seats  in a coach £59 

*  Costa Mediterranea - 2 September Dunrobin Castle and Falcons - 8 seats in a minibus, Cawdor Castle and Loch Ness - 8 seats in minibus, Urquhart Castle etc. 4 seats in minibus £59

Book on this website - all seats £59 each for 5 to 7 hour tour in a bus, includes castle entrance charge. 

For tailormade bespoke special tour in 4-8 seater vehicle email us to book at £79 each including castle entrance fee. 

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

Well done Glenmorangie Distillery

THE leading distiller behind Glenmorangie and Ardbeg single malts has been named Master Distiller of the Year for an unprecedented third time. Dr Bill Lumsden was honoured by the International Whisky Competition (IWC) for creating its Whisky of the Year – Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 199... Full Story...
Monday, August 5th 2019

Feedback from the Crown Princess

Maxine,  Thank you so much for fitting us on this excursion!! Elizabeth was a delight, the castle magnificent, and the falconry display unforgettable. You went above and beyond by including us and ending with a gift of whisky! We can’t say enough good things about your organization. I ... Full Story...
Saturday, July 20th 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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