Tour 1b - Fairytale Castle, Historic Village and Whisky Galore

Here we have blended the fairy tale of Dunrobin Castle, 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.


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 not included unless you have booked it and it is £10 extra, but 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

Dunrobin Castle

Dunrobin Castle ScotlandVisit Dunrobin Castle — one of the largest castles in Northern Scotland. It is also one of the oldest continually inhabitted houses in the UK, dating back to the early 1300s. The entry cost is included if you have booked tour 1b.

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Madonna - Dornoch Cathedral

Bus tour to 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 (optional)

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

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Prices: Adult - £59.00, Kids - £45

DateVesselTime
25 August 2019Crown Princess10:00Details
02 September 2019Costa Mediterranea10:00Details
04 September 2019Rotterdam 5pm09:30Details
04 September 2019Rotterdam 5pm09:30Details
04 September 2019Rotterdam 5pm09:30Details
05 September 2019Magellan13:00Details
06 September 2019Crown Princess09:30Details
06 September 2019Crown Princess09:30Details
12 September 2019Mein Schiff 410:00Details
17 September 2019Norwegian Spirit10:00Details
18 September 2019Crown Princess09:30Details
24 September 2019Seabourne Ovation11:00Details

Cannot find your ship or your preferred tour in the booking section? We also offer bespoke tours in smaller vehicles. Just let us know when and how many people and we can go from there. 

We like to say ‘yes’ to your requests so will do our best to accommodate you.  Email: info@thistleexcursions.co.uk.

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