Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle & the Trossachs

Shore Excursion from Greenock

Overview

On this Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle & the Trossachs shore excursion from 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.

Prices from £77.00per person

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Tour Duration
Full Day

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Our full day shore excursion from Greenock Port takes you to Luss, one of Scotland’s prettiest Highland villages which sits on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. We know 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 journeys past the village of Aberfoyle and over the dramatic Dukes Pass. This is one of Scotland’s most scenic drives, deep into the Trossachs, dubbed the ‘Highlands in miniature’ thanks to their outstanding beauty. Its thick forest, gushing waterfalls and tranquil lochs were the backyard of one of Scotland’s most notorious outlaws Rob Roy MacGregor.

We stop for lunch in the bustling tourist town of Callander. Crammed with teashops and souvenir opportunities, Callander is often described as ‘the gateway to the Highlands’.

Our tour continues to the town of Stirling and the imposing Stirling Castle, one of the best-preserved Renaissance buildings in the country which has been returned to its original glory. Follow in the footsteps of Scotland’s Stuart Kings, of Mary, Queen of Scots and of Bonnie Prince Charlie. You’ll have enough time for a leisurely visit to the castle to learn about key moments in Scotland’s long, violent, and bloody history.

In its shadow is the site of the Battle of Stirling Bridge where William Wallace (of Braveheart fame) defeated a much larger English army in 1297.

Leaving Stirling Castle, we head west and, time permitting, make a quick stop in Glasgow’s most famous square, George Square, before dropping you off at your cruise ship where your Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle & the Trossachs shore excursion ends.

Loch Lomond Shore Excursion from Greenock

Departure & Return

Departs Patrick St Exit Gate, Ocean Terminal Greenock. Terminal staff members will direct you to the Patrick St exit gate.

Check In: We will be waiting at the departure point 30 minutes prior to your stated departure time.

Departs: As per the departure time shown on your email confirmation.

Ends: Our shore excursions take around 8.5 hours to complete. There are occasions where we must shorten the length of the excursion due to the ship’s departure time. In all events we aim to be back at port a minimum of one hour prior to your ship’s departure.

Returns to Patrick St Exit Gate, Ocean Terminal Greenock.


Late Arrivals

We don’t want anyone to miss out on their experience, however we are sure you understand we must depart on time. It would help us when making your booking to give us a mobile contact number so that we can try and contact you on the day. If you need to contact us, please call us on  +44 141 887 6777.


Children

We regret that we do not carry children under the age of 5 on our scheduled tours.


What’s Included

 Transport in a 16-seat mini coach

 Coach Air Filtration System as standard

 Air Conditioning as standard

 Services of an English-speaking driver-guide

Entry to Stirling Castle

  Meals & Refreshments


What to Bring

In Scotland we can get 4 seasons in 1 day, so we suggest bringing suitable clothing for all conditions, including a waterproof jacket and layers of clothing.

Shoes that are suitable for short walks on uneven paths and rough terrain. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and your camera to capture fantastic memories you’ll make on tour with us!

Most attractions & eating establishments we visit accept card payments, however we recommend bringing some cash with you.


Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your reservation/excursion 15 days or more prior to departure you will be refunded 90% of the excursion price.

Cancellations made less than 15 days prior to departure – no refund will be due.

Cancellations must be made in writing. For further information please refer to our terms and conditions.

In the event your ship is unable to dock for whatever reason – you will receive a full refund.


Tour Highlights

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

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Please have a look at some customer experiences with Discover Scotland Tours.

23/09/19 – Heather

It was the perfect day! We loved everything. Callum was an excellent driver and guide. He was knowledgeable, friendly, funny, and personable. He is really a star.  We have already been talking about next time if we should do the same tour again because we loved it so much or another of your tours so that we see something new. Thank you all for making our visit to Scotland so wonderful.


16/09/19 – Rachael

I want to thank Discover Scotland Tours for a truly exceptional experience. I travel quite frequently and have been on many tours all over the world. It's definitely worth noting that the service and experience provided from your team makes Discover Scotland Tours stand out in excellence among other tours I've bee on. Although I was only in Scotland for the day to do a shore excursion, the members of your tour team left such a great impression on what the country has to offer. I plan to come back and visit for a longer stay to explore even more.  It also pleases me to know that you are a small family company and are able to maintain such a high level of quality in your tours and service, which most larger tour companies struggle to do.Our tour Loch Lomond, the Trossachs & Stirling Castle Shore Excursion with Jeff was wonderful. He had lots of info and fun facts about everything. I also liked that fact that Jeff was very personable. It made the tour feel like it was being given by a good friend vs a total stranger. I also appreciate that fact that when I expressed I was a huge Outlander Fan he was able to point out stuff on our tour that related to Outlander even though our tour wasn't the" Outlander Shore Excursion". Again, thank you for the great experience you gave me. I can't wait to return to Scotland and hopefully book another tour with Discover Scotland Tours! Cheers! P.S. I loved all the highland coo!


12/09/19 – Sandra

We very much enjoyed Scotland (would love to move there) and very much enjoyed our tour.  We would recommend your company and the tour we were on.


27/08/19 – Virginia

Overall, I can emphatically say that our group was very happy with your tour company.    We loved the fact that we traveled in mini-coaches that seated a smaller group of people rather than the big buses.   It made the tour more enjoyable and personable. Andrew was our kilted drive/guide and he was cheerful, knowledgeable, kind and very accommodating.  Since the individuals on our bus had no other plans that day, there was no rush to return to the ship by a certain hour.  This allowed Andrew to take small detours along the way to view some additionally beautiful sites.  During long stretches of road when Andrew wasn't speaking, he replaced the silence by playing some folk/celtic music.  It made everyone smile while we admired the country side outside our window. Our tour was 8 hours, we covered a lot but no one wanted it to end!  If we had an additional day in Glasgow, I would have not hesitated to book another tour with your company. Keep doing what your are doing.  We loved it!


23/08/19 – Mary

Our driver and guide was Andrew who was absolutely wonderful.  His commentary was so appreciated and the warmth of his personality was evident throughout the tour.  It was such a pleasure to be on his tour.  Thank you. We also loved Scotland.  It is so beautiful.


21/08/19 – Rhonda

Was an outstanding day! There was a group of 12 of us together and the 4 others on the tour were also off the cruise ship. We all had a wonderful time. Both Elizabeth and myself are travel agents and will definitely be sharing our experience with clients we have visit in the future. Cheers


29/07/19 – Michele

We loved the tour as well as the smaller bus environment! Less waiting time for everyone to come back to the bus, the guide was fun, entertaining , informative and asked questions from us as the day went along. We had Callum for this particular tour and he made sure we were having a good time on the tour and to let him know if we needed anything as the day want along. My mother loved him out of the 9 or so tours we did around Ireland and Scotland because he was young and energetic and he represented Scotland with some youthful optimism. One of the teenage girls loved that we stopped and were able to feed the highland cows too. When she got back on the bus after that stop she exclaimed she was “so happy”. That stop made her day and was all she talked about for several days afterward. If anyone I know is ever going to this area in the future, I would definitely recommend your company and this tour. We were able to see a lot of the countryside thanks to the smaller bus being able to get around on the small roads during our 7 hours in port.


26/07/19 – Jillian

Thank you so much for an absolutely amazing tour. We loved it. Our tour guide, David, was fantastic. He was so friendly, kind, and knowledgeable and very easy to listen to! I would not hesitate to highly recommend him to anyone. When he found out that my parents were Outlander fans he made sure to work lots of tidbits and details about the show and filming into our tour even though it wasn’t the official outlander tour. We also really enjoyed the musical selections he played along the journey. We learned so much about Scottish history and day to day life. It felt like driving around the country with a good friend. Our favorite thing about the tour was how small it was with just eight of us total, our family and one other (who were lovely). It truly felt like a private tour, which was an amazing value. The cruise ship excursions were not nearly as extensive, involve huge buses of forty or more people, and are only slightly lower in price! We were expecting a whole coach of people and were shocked and thrilled to see how intimate our tour truly was!The itinerary was excellent and I wouldn’t change anything. David worked hard to get us to our destinations ahead of the big tours and was very successful. It was so satisfying to see the crowds pour in just as we were leaving. Our absolute favorite part was the Trossachs. What an amazingly beautiful place. We’ve been talking for days about how well David navigated those windy and seemingly perilous mountain roads! The viewpoints he chose to stop at for pictures were excellent. He also snapped our favorite picture of the trip so far of the whole family with the mountains in the background. The whole day, from start to finish, was truly excellent. Thank you again for an unforgettable experience. When we return to Scotland (hopefully soon) we will absolutely book another tour through Discover Scotland.


13/07/19 – Michelle 

Thank you so much for a wonderful tour, our tour guide Johnny was fantastic. Very friendly and a great sense of humour. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone.


07/07/19 – Lisa

 We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. I can't remember the driver's name but he was very knowledgeable, great personality and made it a great day. Everything went well and we were back to the ship in plenty of time. The bus was awesomely clean & comfortable as well. Thanks for a great day!!!

FAQ's

At this time we only operate from the Port of Greenock. We are planning to operate Shore Excursions from Edinburgh ports for 2023

Stirling Castle currently has guided tours throughout the day, however timings of these tours are not guaranteed to coincide with our arrival times.

Audio Guides are available to hire for a small fee when you are inside the castle.

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