Best of the North East Highlands
Shore Excursion from Invergordon or Ullapool
other bookings available upon request
   Take the roads less travelled...
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This tour is available as a shore excursion from Invergordon or Ullapool, or other bookings upon request.
Rustic Tours could be your private driver and guide, taking in the best of the North East Highlands. 
Escape the crowds and let us take you to some of the hidden gems and roads less travelled.
Being a private group tour, you have the choice of which locations and activities you would like to experience.​​

Your day exploring the North East Highlands may include;

  • ​Take a stroll through the pine forests, spot rare wildflowers and birds at Loch Fleet Nature Reserve.
  • Make a visit to Dunrobin Castle & Gardens, the picturesqe home of the Dukes of Sutherland.  During the summer months there are often Falconry displays in the garden.  Or see the familys ancient seat at Skelbo Castle
  • Visit the royal burgh of Dornoch.  You can spend time in this charming town and visit Dornoch Cathedral, do some shopping, have a session of whisky or gin-tasting.​  
  • Take a stroll along the golden sands of Dornoch Beach
  • Step back in time 2000 years to the Iron Age fortress of Carn Liath Broch.
  • Take a woodland walk to Raven Rock Gorge.
  • We can take you on a drive along the 'back roads'
  • See some historical artwork scattered across Easter Ross's beautiful countryside, including the Pictish Edderston Cross-slab or Clach Biorach Standing Stone.
  • Enjoy a dram of whisky at Balblair distillery
  • Explore inside Rosemarkie Caves
  • Enjoy a round of Golf, or go mountain biking at Highland Wildcat Biking Trails.
  • Spot rare wildflowers and birds at Loch Fleet Nature Reserve
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​During your cruise ship shore excursion you can sample some of these highlights, or choose your favourites and spend more time there.  With a private guided tour, personalised for you and your group, the choice is yours. .  Your Rustic Tour Guide will happily share with you the some historical tales and information as we explore the North East Highlands.​​  For more information see About Us or read about our Bespoke Tours.   Or click here for information about the Cost of our Tours.