Loch Lomond and Edinburgh Military Tattoo Shore Excursion

From the port of Greenock (Glasgow), sit back, relax and admire the beauty and tranquillity of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. With picture postcard views at every corner, its forest covered mountains and shimmering highland lochs will take your breath away. You’ll have time to wander around the picturesque highland village of Luss. From the peace and serenity of Loch Lomond to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, a spectacular international pageant of marching bands, musicians and dancers, all in the floodlit setting of Edinburgh Castle.

Main Departure Point
Greenock Ocean Terminal

Costs:
£126.00 to £138.00 per person.
(Prices are inclusive of your entry ticket to the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo).

Please note we are unable to take children under 5.

See the Details & FAQ tab for optional extra costs and further information.

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Departing from Greenock Ocean Terminal, your small group tour travels to Luss, one of Scotland’s prettiest highland villages sitting on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. As you stroll around the village you’ll find rows of little cottages that come alive in spring and summer with over-flowing floral displays. These avenues of blooms will lead you to the pier where you can enjoy panoramic views of Loch Lomond and of Ben Lomond on the other side.

Although developed in the 18th and 19th centuries to house workers from nearby slate quarries, there has actually been a Christian settlement here for at least 1500 years. The village’s beautifully restored Church, founded by Celtic Saint MacKessog, makes for a fascinating visit. The ancient graveyard is even more curious. We know that the Vikings, led by King Haakon, passed through Luss in 1263 as they plundered local communities. In the churchyard you’ll find an example of their ‘hogback’ grave, a stone sculpture thought to date back to that 1263 raid.

From Luss our small group tour heads through the dramatic Dukes Pass, one of Scotland’s most scenic drives, deep into the Trossachs, dubbed the ‘Highlands in miniature’ thanks to their outstanding beauty.

The name ‘Trossachs’ comes from the Gaelic meaning ‘the bristly country’. Its thick forest, gushing waterfalls and tranquil lochs were the backyard of one of Scotland’s most notorious outlaws Rob Roy MacGregor, who gained notoriety as a bandit and soldier but ended up a Scottish folk hero. He’s immortalised in the film Rob Roy and in the historical novel of the same name by Sir Walter Scott, who was also inspired by this wild, romantic landscape to pen his epic poem Lady of the Lake.

A tour of Scotland wouldn’t be complete without photographs of our unofficial mascot, the long-horned Highland cow. Your friendly driver-guide will be sure to point out our ‘hairy coos’ on your journey.

We will take a short comfort break in the bustling tourist town of Callander before we travel to Stirling Castle, where we will have time for a quick photo stop and the chance for a light bite.

Next, it's on to Edinburgh and "show time" where we will arrive in time for you to get a flavour of our capital city before taking your seat to savour the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. This is a spectacular international pageant of marching bands, musicians and dancers from all over the world, all in the floodlit setting of Edinburgh Castle. Leaving Edinburgh, we head west dropping you off at the port of Greenock where your excursion ends.

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Departure & Return Information
Our Loch Lomond and Military Tattoo shore excursion takes around 12 hours to complete. In all events we aim to be back at port a minimum of one hour prior to your ships departure time. Your email confirmation will detail the departure time of your excursion.

Departs
Greenock Ocean Terminal
Our coaches are parked at the Patrick St exit. There are terminal staff members who will direct you to the Patrick St exit. When you get there you will see your Discover Scotland Tours driver-guide waiting with a sign.

Return Drop Off Point
Greenock Ocean Terminal.

Tour Inclusions
Costs are for transportation by air-conditioned 16 seat mini coach and the services of an English speaking driver-guide. Your entry ticket to the Military Tattoo is included on this excursion.

Tour Exclusions
Meals and refreshments.

Tour Highlights
Loch Lomond, Ben Lomond, Highland Village of Luss, The Trossachs, Callander, Stirling Castle and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Edinburgh Tattoo - Important Information

The Edinburgh Tattoo has strict regulations on what can be brought in to the venue and visitor conduct while inside. The following regulations are listed in their Terms and Conditions:

  • Photography and recording of any part of the Event and its arena, should be used for non-commercial, personal purposes only. 
  • The use of photographic equipment, mobile telephones, tablets or other electronic devices, must not inconvenience any other person in the arena. The use of tripods and monopods, and flash photography are forbidden.
  • We do not permit the opening of umbrellas during the Event as it may obstruct the view or harm other Ticket holders.

The following are not permitted within any Venue:

  • animals (with the exception of assistance dogs);
  • laser pens
  • alcohol;
  • bottles (more than 500ml), cans or glass containers;
  • any item which may be interpreted as a potential weapon including sharp or pointed objects (e.g. knives); and
  • illegal substances.

Only small bags 20 litres or less are permitted and all bags will be searched. 

Full T&C's for the event can be found here: https://www.edintattoo.co.uk/tickets-terms-and-conditions

As the event is not covered and umbrellas are not permitted, we advise all passengers to wear warm waterproof clothing. You may also wish to bring a small blanket to use during the show.

FAQs

Where do we meet the coach?

Our coaches park by the Patrick Street exit gate to the terminal. There will be members of terminal staff to guide you in the correct direction upon exiting the ship.

How long does our excursion last?

Our Shore Excursions depart one hour after the ship has docked and are due to return around 1 ½ hours before departure in most cases. Exact timings are dependent on the cruise times so please ask if you require more details.

What happens if our ship is unable to dock?

In the unlikely event that your ship is unable to dock - you will receive a full refund.

Do you shore excursions only depart from Greenock Ocean Terminal? (What ports do you leave from?)

Yes, as we are a Glasgow based company the only port which we serve is Greenock.

Departure Time: Your email confirmation will detail your departure time.

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