Around the British Isles Queen Elizabeth Cruise Cunard Fred Olsen 30th July 2012


Welcome to the Highlands of Scotland
Private Small Group Tours

30th July 2012
Please book early as private tours will be in High demand


To the Royal Burgh of Dornoch
Drive along the waters edge of Loch Fleet
Then to Dunrobin Castle, Gardens and the Falconry Display
The Falls of Shin
During your day you also have a Tour and a Wee Dram at an exclusive Highland Single Malt Whisky Distillery

Departure as close to
as possible
(Please get a good breakfast early)

The Royal Burgh of Dornoch
Stroll around Dornoch and visit the Cathedral

Dornoch Info Link...Click


Loch Fleet
Occupies a stunning coastal location where the river Oykel flows through a silted tidal basin.
Common seals are regularly seen out on the sandbars at low tide

You can enjoy great views of wildfowl and waders. Sand dunes and coastal heath land rich in wild flowers
Click Here....


Arrive between 10.00-11.15

Dunrobin Castle is the most northerly of Scotland's great houses and the largest in the Northern Highlands with 189 rooms. Dunrobin Castle is also one of Britain's oldest continuously inhabited houses dating back to the early 1300s
Home to the Earls and later The Dukes of Sutherland.

Dunrobin Castle was built around 1275 AD

This impressive castle is the most northerly of Scotlandís great houses, and also the grandest

A vast array of collections make for an interesting visit as you can browse through the bedrooms, nurseries, studies and public rooms at your own pace

A walk through the beautiful gardens

Then to be treated to one of the very best Falconry displays in the UK given by the Castle Falconer
"Andy Hughes"

Click for more Falconry pictures.....


Dunrobin Castle was used for the Film location for Rosamunde Pilcher's novel

"Winter Solstice"

 And in "2005" the film crew were back shooting the sequel

"Summer Solstice"

After Dunrobin Castle we have an option of visiting

To compliment the tour
The original distillery was first established by the Marquis of Stafford (Duke of Sutherland)
  in 1819
now called Brora, and with new distillery built in 1968 has taken the original name
The visit includes a look at both Distilleries
Or if your group would like to go for a walk then how about
Big Burn

Please Click the picture for walk details...

 Then take a scenic drive and a chance for you to see the Highlands
on our way to

"The Falls of Shin Visitor Centre"
 This is a truly wonderful experience for all the family
Set in the Achany Glen, amongst spectacular Highland scenery is where we stop for Lunch

When the glaciers melted after the last Ice Age in the UK , the Highland landscape was formed, creating Glens and Lochs. Erosion by debris, boulders and gravel led to the formation of the River Shin and the Falls of Shin which are a natural feature of the River, and are next to the visitor centre. 

Here you can watch from the viewing platform Atlantic Salmon

Battle to return to their place of birth to spawn the next salmon generation.

The visitor centre shop has a range of superb quality local crafts, and exclusive luxury gifts

Light refreshments such as, morning coffee or afternoon tea, even a full three-course meal, the restaurant is open daily offering delicious seasonal, home made food.
And a chance to do some souvenir shopping in the Highlands

Falls of Shin now "WORLD RENOWNED" Banoffee Pie mmmmm! and a seasonal Strawberry version, double mmmmm ! !

We then take the scenic route for our return,  over the summit of
"Struie Hill"
Making our way to the

The Dalmore Distillery

"Millionaires View"

With wonderful views across the water to the mountains of Sutherland and beyond
passing through the award winning floral displays in the town of Alness


Arriving at the visitors centre for a Tour and a Wee Dram...
To learn the history and to see how

The Dalmore is created

And of course a Wee Dram to finish your day....

"Slainte Mhath"
Pronounced Slan je varr, this is the Scottish/Gaelic for cheers and good health)

Returning to your Ship from 16.00 - 17.00
Depending on sailing time

Or in time to take a walk around Invergordon's Mural Trail and High Street

Exclusive Booking for Private Small Groups and Family Tours
£275 up to 4 persons
up to 8 persons
£63 per person for group of 6
 £48 per person for group of 8
(Plus entrance fee's for private group tours)
Exclusive Concession's Available

Small Group Tours

This can also be enjoyed in 2 parts if you would like to return to your ship for lunch
Priced from £75 Per Person min 4 persons

We offer this tour as an alternative to the many people that take the large 50 seater coach tours and excursions


If it's only 2 of you who wish to travel around as a private charter

Please Contact us

Bookings are now being taken for 2012 Season
(A larger or Second vehicle can be arranged for groups of more than 8)

Note:-We reserve the right to visit the same places of interest in a different order

"We look forward to meeting every one of you"  

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You can also enjoy this tour as a
"One Day Holiday"
We can collect you from Inverness Airport or from The Caledonian Sleeper at Inverness Railway Station
first thing in the morning
A quick drive around before a Full Scottish Breakfast to set you up for the day
An evening meal at The Snowgoose in Inverness before you leave...

Telephone 01862 842260
International Dial +44 (0)1862842260

Postal address

No2, Pine Lodge
IV18 0LL