Tour 1a) Harry Potter, Madonna and Whisky Galore
Tour 1a) Harry Potter, Madonna and Whisky Galore
Tour 1a) Harry Potter, Madonna and Whisky Galore

Tour 1a - Harry Potter, Madonna and Whisky Galore

Here we have blended the fairy tale of Harry Potter and his on screen fame, along with the American starlet, Madonna and her marriage to Guy Ritchie and son's baptism at Dornoch Cathedral.  In Dornoch you will encounter the basic ingredient of Scotland and the Highlands especially – its famous whiskies, by sampling various blends or malts, whilst at the Carnegie Whisky Cellar, experience true malt whisky luxury in the tasting session.  Dornoch has a myriad of little streets to explore, containing amazing and unique shops, as well as delightful cafes.  Discount vouchers for the eating places will be given out on this excursion to make your adventure even more enjoyable.

At Black Rock Gorge, not only do you have an enjoyable short trek through a Highland forest, but you see the geological marvel of the deepest gorge in Scotland.  Harry Potter enthusiasts must have also shared this thought, as they chose this location for the filming of Harry Potter – Goblet of Fire. You might even see a red squirrel, stoat, rabbit, deer or a wild cat.  If you are really lucky you might get an elusive glimpse of the Highland black panther, which haunts our local woodland.

We aim to give you a full day of adventure and enjoyment, making you as comfortable as possible.  We hope you will return again and again to visit the Scottish Highlands, as this is all but a taster session, although you will have plenty of time to experience every aspect of the Thistle tour.

What's included in the price?

Water refreshments will be provided on the coach, as well as waterproof rain macs should you require one.  Entry fees into the Carnegie Whisky Cellar tasting are also included and there is no entry fee to Invergordon museum should you wish to visit at the conclusion of the bus tour.  For £59 this full day tour is a bargain; we aim to please and want to give you a quality experience at an affordable price.

Tour One Itinerary

This tour will see you leaving Invergordon, your Highland port of call, around 10.30

Harry Potter experience - Black Rock Gorge

Black Rock Gorge - Filmed in Harry PotterVisit Black Rock Gorge — the filming of Harry Potter. There is some woodland walking and beautiful fresh air.

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Madonna - Dornoch Cathedral

Dornoch CathedralVisit the magnificent Dornoch Cathedral—Madonna married Guy Ritchie in Dornoch and baptized their son at this church.

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Whisky & Chocolate - Dornoch

Visit Dornoch for a whisky or gin tasting at the Whisky Cellar or try a delicious hot chocolate in Cocoa Mountain café. Also visit the lovely shops and cafes or history trail in this village.

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Whisky Galore - Carnegie Whisky Cellar

Carnegie Whisky CellarWhisky galore at the Carnegie Whisky Tasting centre, have loads of fun blind tasting whisky (or gin mixing if you prefer) and sample the many famous brands.

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Glenmorangie Distillery

Glenmorangie DistilleryThere will be a photo opportunity for cruise passengers

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Coach leaves at 10.30hrs and returns to ship by 17.00hrs

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Prices: Adult - £59.00, Kids - £45


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