Glasgow (Greenock), UK

Introduction to Glasgow (Greenock)

Glasgow - Scotland's largest city - offers vibrant culture, an abundance of attractions and fantastic shopping. No wonder it's one of Britain's most visited and most sought-after cities.

A former 'European City of Culture' and host of the Commonwealth Games in 2014, Glasgow - voted the world's friendliest city - is one of Britain's most popular and interesting cities, offering arguably the U.K.'s best shopping outside of London, vibrant nightlife, stunning architecture and a diverse array of attractions including world-renowed museums, fascinating art galleries and unique exhibitions.

During your stay in the city you'll also be perfectly placed to embark on trips to the incredible national parks and mesmerising lochs of the Scottish Highlands and join our tours toCowal and Dunoon to witness the unique atmosphere and sea of kilts and bagpipes at the annual Highland Games in August. 

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CITY OF GLASGOW (TOUR A)

  • Take in the highlights of Glasgow from the comfort of your coach
  • Expand your knowledge with a visit to the city’s renowned museum, Kelvingrove Gallery
  • Browse one of Europe’s greatest art collections

 

Panoramic Coach Tour
Price£22.00 - £32.00
DurationApproximately 4 Hours
Walking level 1 - minimal or no walkingMinimal or no walking

Embark on a panoramic tour of Glasgow, once the second city of the Empire and now a vibrant multi-cultural location. Admire wonderful views of the imposing Cathedral dedicated to St Mungo and the incredible modernist architecture of designer Charles Rennie MacIntosh. 

Travel from Greenock along the River Clyde, and learn about the contribution of shipbuilding to the growth of the city; at one time 75 percent of ships in the world were built here. Discover the grandiose heart of the city - George Square, which is home to an imposing series of statues of Glasgow’s great and good. Admire the Provand’s Lordship - Glasgow’s oldest building dating from 1471, and the Museum of Religious Life and Art (external views only). Next you can appreciate the impressive Gothic architecture of the Cathedral as you view the exterior, before passing the Necropolis, or City of the Dead - the city’s main graveyard and site of a huge statue to John Knox.

Continue with a drive to a beautiful area of the city known as Kelvingrove, taking in the West End and viewing several examples of the beautiful architecture of Charles Rennie MacIntosh on the way. In Kelvingrove you drive through the city’s main park before arriving at the old University to view the historic buildings. In particular, you should take time to look out for the wrought iron gates that allow access to the main building – the crests crafted into the gates tell the history of the University all by themselves.

Finally, take in a visit to the Kelvingrove Gallery and Museum which is home to thousands of exhibits and treasures and recently was restored to its former glory. During your visit, there is a chance to see Salvador Dali’s original St John of the Cross.

TOUR DESCRIPTION IS CORRECT FOR 2015 CRUISES

Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? This tour is suitable for most guests, as it is a city drive with approximately 45 minutes of walking at the Kelvingrove Gallery with wheelchair access. Guests must be able to board the coach unaided. The itinerary may operate in reverse order to that described.

 


Cowal Highland Gathering, Scotland

Cowal Highland Games

  • Immerse yourself in the unique Highland Gathering at Dunoon
  • Spend your time watching the various events which make up these splendid Highland Games
Price£56.00
DurationApprox. 7 hours
LimitationLimited capacity
Walking level 3 - extensive walkingExtensive walking
Free time includedFree time included

Come to the Cowal Highland Gathering and be part of one of the biggest, most spectacular, Highland Games in the world.

Board your coach and transfer the short distance from Greenock to McInroy's Point where you board a ferry for the crossing to the Cowal peninsula and the resort of Dunoon, where there is just a short drive to the world famous Cowal Highland Gathering.

This Highland Gathering is the largest, most spectacular Highland Games in the world. It is an unbeatable event for all the family and regularly attended by up to 23,000 visitors who come here to soak up the unique, friendly atmosphere and stunning highland location.

First held in 1894, the event is steeped in history and rich tradition as well as also having new elements added. There really is something for everyone - from highland dancing, pipe bands, wrestling, heavy athletics including the world famous event of tossing the caber, to solo piping, drum majors, ceilidh, children’s entertainment, fun run and local food. Cheer on the competitors as they battle it out for championship titles.

You will enjoy free time at the gathering to explore the various events and areas before leaving with some great memories of the day, returning to the coach for the transfer back to the ferry and your ship in Greenock.

THIS TOUR WILL OPERATE FOR CRUISE M1524 ONLY - PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS OPTION GIVES ENTRANCE TO THE HIGHLAND GAMES, WITH WALKING AND STANDING THROUGHOUT (PLEASE BOOK CODE GRK/XS IF YOU WOULD LIKE A SEAT AT THE GAMES)

Is this tour right for you?

TOUR NOTES: This tour is not suitable for those with limited mobility or wheelchairs, as there will be walking of approximately 500 metres to reach the venue and walking and standing throughout. The terrain can be uneven with slight inclines. Please note that refreshments are not included, but there is the opportunity to purchase them if you wish. You will spend approximately four hours at the event, which is outdoors, so please dress appropriately for the weather on the day.


Cowal Highland Gathering, Scotland

Cowal Highland Games

  • Immerse yourself in the unique Highland Gathering at Dunoon
  • Spend your time watching the various events which make up these splendid Highland Games
  • A seat is included with this option - TOUR CODE XS
  • SEATED TICKETS ARE CURRENTLY SOLD OUT - GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE
Price£65.00
DurationApprox. 7 hours
LimitationTICKETS SOLD OUT
Walking level 2 - moderate walkingModerate walking
Free time includedFree time included

Come to the Cowal Highland Gathering and be part of one of the biggest, most spectacular, Highland Games in the world.

Board your coach and transfer the short distance from Greenock to McInroy's Point where you board a ferry for the crossing to the Cowal peninsula and the resort of Dunoon, where there is just a short drive to the world famous Cowal Highland Gathering.

This Highland Gathering is the largest, most spectacular Highland Games in the world. It is an unbeatable event for all the family and regularly attended by up to 23,000 visitors who come here to soak up the unique, friendly atmosphere and stunning highland location.

First held in 1894, the event is steeped in history and rich tradition as well as also having new elements added. There really is something for everyone - from highland dancing, pipe bands, wrestling, heavy athletics including the world famous event of tossing the caber, to solo piping, drum majors, ceilidh, children’s entertainment, fun run and local food. Cheer on the competitors as they battle it out for championship titles.

You will enjoy free time at the gathering to explore the various events and areas before leaving with some great memories of the day, returning to the coach for the transfer back to the ferry and your ship in Greenock.

THIS WILL OPERATE FOR CRUISE M1524 ONLY - THIS OPTION INCLUDES A SEAT AT THE GAMES BUT IS NOW SOLD OUT (FOR GENERAL ADMISSION PLEASE BOOK TOUR CODE GRK/X)

Is this tour right for you?

TOUR NOTES: This tour is not suitable for those with limited mobility or wheelchairs, as there will be walking of approximately 500 metres to reach the venue and walking throughout. The terrain can be uneven with slight inclines. Please note that refreshments are not included, but there is the opportunity to purchase them if you wish. You will spend approximately four hours at the event, which is outdoors, so please dress appropriately for the weather on the day.


PANORAMIC LOCHS (TOUR C)

  • Marvel at Scotland’s rugged landscape of mountains and lochs
  • Explore the beautiful Loch Lomond, which offers magical views
  • Travel into the mountains to Rest and be thankful, a vantage point offering stunning views over the local peaks

 

Activity Tour Panoramic Coach Tour
Price£27.00 - £37.00
DurationApproximately 4.5 Hours
Walking level 1 - minimal or no walkingMinimal or no walking
Free time includedFree time included

On this tour you will explore the beautiful Loch Lomond - Scotland’s largest freshwater lake – and take in a visit to the charming village of Luss, which is set on its bank.

Departing from Greenock, you will travel east to reach the opposite side of the Clyde via Erskine Bridge. Continuing north you shall reach Loch Lomond. The scenery here becomes suddenly more dramatic. Loch Lomond is the epitome of the Scottish scenic splendour, offering unique views of high mountains and blue waters.

Next, enjoy a stop in the picturesque village of Luss. Legend has it that the village takes its name from an adaptation of the French name for the heraldic flower - the iris or fleur-de-lys. According to the legend, a local girl married a high-ranking French officer in the 14th century. She died in France but her body was returned to be buried by Loch Lomond. The fleur-de-lys strewn on the grave by her husband are said to have taken root and have grown here ever since. The Luss you will see today owes much to the local landowners, the Colquhouns, who lived in nearby Rossdhu Castle. Time at leisure will be given for you to perhaps take a leisurely walk on the bank of the Loch or stop for a drink in a local pub (at your own expense).

Re-joining your coach, continue northwards along the Loch and at Tarbet, you will take a change of direction to reach the ‘Rest and be Thankful’ viewpoint, where a brief photo stop will be made.

En route back to the quayside you will travel past Loch Fyne, Loch Eck and Holy Loch.

TOUR DESCRIPTION IS CORRECT FOR 2015 CRUISES

Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? This tour involves a minimal amount of walking. All guests must be able to board the tour transport unaided. The walking on this tour is during free time, so at guests’ own discretion. For reference, the ferry ride takes approximately 45 minutes back to Greenock.

 


STUNNING LOCH LOMOND (TOUR D)

  • Appreciate the stunning scenery as you sail along Scotland’s most beautiful lakes
  • Enjoy an opportunity to shop on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomand 

 

Activity Tour
Price£40.00 - £50.00
DurationApproximately 4 Hours
Walking level 1 - minimal or no walkingMinimal or no walking
Free time includedFree time included
Shopping time includedShopping time included

A boat trip is the perfect way to enjoy and appreciate Loch Lomond. During your relaxing cruise, you can marvel at the picturesque and tranquil scenery.

Leaving Greenock behind, you will travel by coach towards one of Scotland’s most famous lakes - Loch Lomond. The centrepiece of the National Park, it is the largest expanse of freshwater in Great Britain. Here you will enjoy an approximate one-hour cruise, offering breathtaking views of Ben Lomond, which is the southernmost Munro Mountain in Scotland and a paradise for walkers. Your cruise, in this picturesque and scenic area, will sail past several of Scotland’s most elegant Victorian stately homes built by rich Glasgow merchants. One of the highlights of your boat trip will be the sight of Inchmurrin - the largest island of the 60 isles of Loch Lomond. The legacy of the island‘s occupation can still be seen today in the ruins of the 7th century monastery and the Lennox Castle. Nowadays, the isle is home to ten residents and a few farm animals, but during its various ownerships it is reputed to have been visited by such greats as Saint Mirrren (whom the island is named after), Robert the Bruce, King James 6th of Scotland and Mary Queen of Scots.

After your leisurely cruise return to Balloch for a short coach transfer to the Loch Lomond Shores. Enjoy time to amble around the luxury outlet of Jenners Department Store and leading brand shops, as well as local jewellery and art and craft shops. Following your free time you will travel back to Greenock via Dumbarton - once the centre of the Kingdom of the Strathclyde Britons with its famous fortification on volcanic basalt, or Dumbarton Rock.

TOUR DESCRIPTION IS CORRECT FOR 2015 CRUISES

Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? Please note that there will be a short walk to reach the boat, which is wheelchair accessible. All guests must be able to board the coach and the boat unaided. Walking at Loch Lomond Shores is during free time, so will be at guests’ own discretion. Refreshments are not included, but may be purchased on the boat or during our free time (at your own expense). The tour itinerary is subject to change as, at the time of going to print, the boat timetable has not been confirmed.

 

 


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