Accommodation needed for this tour
We highly recommend letting us sort the accommodation for you for an extra cost. But you are more than welcome to book your own accommodation if you wish.
Our one-day Greenock Shore Excursion will transport you from your British Isles cruise to historic Stirling Castle then sightseeing through the Trossachs National Park before admiring the beauty of Loch Lomond. You will experience the history behind Scottish heroes such as Robert the Bruce and Rob Roy with a memorable visit to Stirling Castle, see some highland cattle at Kilmahog, and end the day with stunning views of Loch Lomond.
As you depart your British Isles cruise, your day begins with your Greenock shore excursion heading through to ‘Braveheart’ country, to visit Stirlingshire and Stirling Castle, arguably one of Scotland’s most important fortresses. Below the Castle, the Old Town of Stirling is still protected by its original walls, built in the 16th Century to protect Mary, Queen of Scots from Henry VIII. Here we will stop to enjoy time to tour the castle, learn all about the exploits of Robert the Bruce and the infamous Scottish Queen, and enjoy refreshments at the castle’s charming café.
From Stirling, you begin your journey into the beautiful Trossachs National Park, well known as ‘the Highlands in Miniature’ for its craggy hills, sparkling lochs and striking woodlands, and is the meeting place of the Lowlands and Highlands of Scotland. Writers such as Sir Walter Scott have been inspired by the beauty of the area, and the Trossachs was home to folk hero Rob Roy MacGregor and his ‘Children of the Mist’.
In the heart of the Trossachs your shore excursion will make a stop at Kilmahog to maybe see some highland cattle up close. We then journey to the village of Aberfoyle located just below the Highland faultline, to enjoy a bite to eat and time to explore.
From Aberfoyle, we travel to our final stop at the ‘bonnie, bonnie banks’ of Loch Lomond, one of the most breathtaking and largest lochs in Scotland. Here we have time to stroll around the beautiful loch and observe the many islands, and spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. We then travel back to your British Isles cruise where your Greenock Shore Excursion will conclude.
The Trossachs National Park
The Driver-Guide for your shore excursion will meet you at the entrance gate at Greenock port.
You can find the exact location via this Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/YH55j.
If you need any further information, please contact our Reservations Team directly.
We kindly ask all passengers to ensure they are 15 minutes early.
No, optional extras are not included in the tour price.
The price of your Greenock shore excursion includes the services of a friendly, knowledgeable and experienced Driver-Guide, and transportation on one of our luxury coaches.
All optional extras – attraction entrance fees and meals – are not included in the price of your tour and are payable on the day of travel. This is to allow our guests the freedom to choose which optional extras they would like to take part in on the day.
Optional extras for your tour are as follows:
Price valid from May 2021. Price may be reduced if certain areas of the Castle are not open.
We also offer Fast-Track tickets for attractions, allowing you to skip the queue. These tickets are only available when booked and paid for in advance. Please contact our friendly Reservations Team for more information.
Please note that many visitor attractions may not accept card payments, so please ensure you have cash with you on the day. If you have any questions about this please contact our Reservations Team on +44 (0)131 226 6066 - open 07:30 - 18:00 daily.
Yes, all of our tours are in English.
Your trip to Edinburgh will be taken by an experienced, knowledgeable and friendly English-speaking Driver-Guide.
As we like to give you as much time off the coach as possible with the opportunity for walks, we recommend you bring warm and/or waterproof clothing, wear comfortable walking shoes and take sun-block or a hat for sunny days.
Don't forget your camera to capture all the lovely scenery and wildlife you'll encounter on your tour!
Since we cannot allow hot food on our buses you could also bring a cold packed lunch with you to make the most of your time at each stop, this would be particularly time-saving in the busier months!
We welcome children over 4 years old on our tours, and children aged between 4-16yrs are eligible for the concessionary rate.
We regret we are not able to carry children under the age of 4.