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Shore Excursions from Greenock

Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle & Trossachs Shore Excursion

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From the port of Greenock (Glasgow), sit back, relax and admire the beauty and tranquillity of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. Stunningly beautiful with picture postcard views at every corner, it’s forest covered mountains and shimmering highland lochs will take your breath away. You will also have time to wander around the picturesque highland village of Luss.

Stirling Castle is historically and without doubt one of the most important castles in Scotland. Home of the Stuart Kings and Mary Queen of Scots, you too can explore this grand castle where Knights, nobles and foreign ambassadors once flocked to the Royal Court at Stirling Castle to revel in the castle’s grandeur.

Departing from Greenock Ocean Terminal, we make our way to Luss – Scotland’s prettiest little highland village which sits on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. Enjoy a walk down to the pier where you will find rows of little cottages that come alive in the spring and summer with beautiful flower displays on all sides. There has been a settlement here for over a thousand years at least and MacKessogs Church is a fascinating place to visit. The Vikings, led by King Haakon passed through Luss in 1263 and you can see the Viking hogback grave which is thought to be dated from the raid of 1263, when the Vikings pillaged the communities around Loch Lomond.

From Luss our journey takes us through the dramatic Dukes Pass into the Trossachs, described as the Highlands in miniature due to its outstanding beauty. The name “Trossachs” comes from the Gaelic meaning “A Bristly Place”. The Trossachs was home to one of Scotland’s most notorious outlaws Rob Roy MacGregor and was the inspiration behind Sir Walter Scott’s epic poem “Lady of the Lake” after he spent time in this wild but romantic landscape. In amongst the stunning scenery we will try and get some pictures of our Hairy Coo’s.

We will make a stop for lunch in the bustling tourist town of Callander. Crammed with teashops Callander is often described as gateway to the Highlands.

After lunch we will make a short stop for photo’s at Doune Castle which dates back to the late 14th century. It was Swamp Castle, Castle Anthrax and Camelot in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. More recently it was used as Winterfell in Game of Thrones and the fictional Castle Leoch for the TV adaption of the Outlander novels.

Stirling Castle, home to the Stuart Kings is one of Scotland’s most important castles and is associated with many great and historical figures such as Mary Queen of Scots, William Wallace (Braveheart), Robert the Bruce and Bonnie Prince Charlie.

You will have enough time for a leisurely visit to the castle where you can learn about the key moments of Scotland’s long, violent and bloody history and the battles of Scotland’s past, including Stirling Bridge where William Wallace (Braveheart) defeated a much larger English army in 1297 and Bannockburn where Robert the Bruce did the same in 1314.

Leaving Stirling Castle and time permitting we will make a quick stop in Glasgow’s George Sq just to soak up the atmosphere of this vibrant and wonderful city before dropping you off at Port where your excursion ends.

Departure & Return Information
Our shore excursions take around 8.5 hours to complete. There are occasions where we have to shorten the length of the excursion due to the ships departure time. 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.

Returns
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.

Tour Exclusions
Lunch, refreshments and entry fees to visitor attractions

Tour Highlights
Loch Lomond, Ben Lomond, Highland Village of Luss, The Trossachs, Callander, Stirling Castle & Glasgow

Optional Extras

Stirling Castle
Adults £15.00
Seniors £12.00
Students £15.00
Child £9.00

All payable on the day

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.

Can we reserve our tickets for Stirling Castle in advance?

Advance booking isn’t necessary. You can pre-book on the Historic and Environment Scotland Website if you would like to.

Are there guided tours available at Stirling Castle?

Stirling Castle currently has guided tours throughout the day which are included in your Stirling Castle ticket price. Timings of these tours are not guaranteed to coincide with our arrival times however. Audio Guides are also available to hire for a small fee when you are inside the castle.

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

To book this tour call us on 0141 887 6777 or online Book Now
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Costs:
Adults 16-59
£52.00

Seniors 60+, Students, Children 5-15
£50.00

For optional extra costs please see Details & FAQs.

Please note we are unable to take children under 5 years of age.

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