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Tour 5 - Secret Loch Ness, Inverness, Castles, Waterfalls & Refreshments provided by Thistle Excursions - Invergordon Bus or Coach Tours

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Tour 5 - Secret Loch Ness, Inverness, Castles, Waterfalls & Refreshments

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Our tours are specially put together after taking feedback from YOU. We have surveyed your desires and requests and put them together in our tours. We provide a quality experience, with free water, free rainmacs and a guide or driver guide on our minibuses. Our guides will impart their knowledge of their local Highlands and answer any of your questions. Please check the tour times on our website, as the times listed here are approximate. As a general rule tours leave 45minutes to 1.5 hours after the arrival of the ship and return at least 1 hour before ship departure time. Please check our website which has the exact tour departure and return times for every tour. This bus tour from Invergordon features highlights from Outlander, Culloden, Castles, Loch Ness & Nessie! It packs in a lot for one day's tour and is very affordable and good value for money. Entrance to castle is INCLUDED in the £59. Our website contains full details of all tours and booking.
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Inverness Castle
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Loch Ness
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • 3
    Stop: 40 minutes
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  • 4
    The Falls of Foyers
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Stop: 90 minutes
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Important Information
Departure Point
Shore Road, Shore Rd, Invergordon IV18, UK Saltburn, Invergordon IV18 0JP, UK
6–8 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Entrance to castle cost is included in your booking price.
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Inverness Castle
  • Entry/Admission - The Falls of Foyers
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair travellers difficult
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • There is a steep path to the waterfall and also 95 steps up to the Inverness castle viewing gallery. You may wait in the tea room instead of going to the waterfall and you do not have to go to the viewing gallery - you can wait elsewhere,
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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caroltis wrote a review Mar. 2020
Austin, Texas37 contributions15 helpful votes
Today I had to cancel our excursion with Thistle because our cruise was canceled due to the virus outbreak. Just as she has been all along the way of my researching and scheduling, Maxine was gracious and kind and immediately refunded the money we had paid for this excursion.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Response from ThistleExcursions, Owner at Tour 5 - Secret Loch Ness, Inverness, Castles, Waterfalls & Refreshments
Responded 1 Apr. 2020
Thank you so much for writing that. We are suffering but know you are too so want to make it as easy as possible for you to get your money back and start again next year. See you in 2021, as you say God willing.
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Joyce Ellis wrote a review Mar. 2020
Los Angeles, California2 contributions
We were scheduled to cruise on the Regal Princess May 4 to the UK. We booked several tours and one of them was with this company. Our cruise was cancelled due to the Novel Corona Virus. It was easy to cancel online. Their cancellation policy is generous. In addition, Maxine
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Date of experience: March 2020
Response from ThistleExcursions, Owner at Tour 5 - Secret Loch Ness, Inverness, Castles, Waterfalls & Refreshments
Responded 16 Mar. 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for me even though you couldn’t come to Scotland. I truly hope we will be able to take you on one of our tours in the future. You will be made most welcome. Maxine x
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By: Thistle Excursions - Invergordon Bus or Coach Tours
Great service
We had planned to do Tour 3 with Thistle during our cruise. Unfortunately, our cruise was cancelled yesterday due t
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Great company
We were very disappointed to cancel this tour when our cruise was cancelled but were EXTREMELY pleased when we were
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Excellent Company
Very quick communication. Excellent service when we needed to cancel. We will definitely use Thistle Excursions whe
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Excellent customer service in a difficult time
In this pandemic we unfortunately had to cancel. I was quite pleased with the quick response and personalized note
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Cancelled - Tour operator very kind and understanding
As our cruise had been cancelled we had to cancel the tour as well. We got an immediate response and refund. We can
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Really good tour operator
Quick communication,nice contactand really professionnal. I would like to do another trip with them as soon as poss
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Wonderful customer service would book with them again
We were scheduled to go on a shore excursion to Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle in late May however our cruise was c
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Thistle was a life savor during COVID!
Unfortunately, I could not do Tour 1 with the Dunrobin Fairy Tale castle, but boy did I want to! I had to cancel si
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Very friendly and professional organisation of tour plus handling during pandemic
I had lots of E-Mail contact with the owner of Thistle Excursions to plan a personal trip. Maxine was very helpful
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Cancelled - Tour Operator Communicative and Understanding
We had planned on going on a cruise that would have taken us to Invergordon, Scotland this upcoming summer but canc
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Exceptional service with cancellation
We had booked what Maxine called a Bespoke Tour!! The itinerary was taylored to our individual needs. We were so
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"Uncommon Dedication"
Due to cancellation of our cruise to the British Isles scheduled at the end of May 2020, I reached out to Maxine Sm
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Thistle Excursions' Commitment to Providing Customers with Excellent Experiences
Thistle Excursions' owner/operator was extremely responsive and helpful in providing the details that we needed wh
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Fantastic service during difficult times
We had arranged a private "Outlander" shore excursion for our May 2020 cruise, which unfortunately was cancelled du
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Maxine responded immediately to confirm our cancellation and refund. We will definitely book with her company agai
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  • Duration: 6–8 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian
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