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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 the picturesque highland village of Luss for our first stop of the day.

There has been a settlement here for over a thousand years at least and it is known that the Vikings passed through Luss in 1263 plundering the nearby communities. You can stroll along the bonny banks of Loch Lomond or just wander around the village. Mackessogs Church is a fascinating place to visit with items of historical interest both inside and outside the church. Of particular interest is the “hog back” Viking grave dating from around the 11th century.

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.

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.

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.


Costs are for transportation by air-conditioned mini/midi coach and services of a professional driver-guide.


Lunch and Refreshments

Tour Departure Point
Greenock Ocean Terminal

Greenock Ocean Terminal

Departure Time
Your email confirmation will detail your departure time.

Return to Ship
This varies dependent on your ships departure time but your arrival back at port will be a minimum of one hour prior to your ships departure time.

Optional Extras

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

All payable on the day

Tour Highlights

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


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 not able to dock or is extremely late in arriving?

In the unlikely event that your ship is unable to dock or is extremely late in arriving then you may be able to claim on your travel insurance. If your ship arrives late but a tour is still possible then your tour will run. If it is too late for your tour to run, then a travel insurance claim would be your next step.

Your confirmation email should be sufficient evidence that a tour has been booked but please get in touch if you require any further assistance.

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.

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Highland Lochs, Glens & Castles Shore Excursion
Stirling Castle & Loch Lomond National Park

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