The Loch Lomond, Stirling and Taste of the Highlands Shore Excursion - 1 day tour
The Loch Lomond, Stirling and Trossachs Shore Excursion
One day tour
Get a real taste of Scotland on this enthralling shore excursion from Greenock. Visit imposing Stirling Castle, a favoured home of the Scottish Kings and Queens then, after stopping at Kilmahog Woollen Mill, enjoy a scenic drive through the Trossachs, known as the “Highlands in miniature”. This excellent tour concludes with a memorable visit to picturesque Loch Lomond.
Stirling Castle - explore the Royal apartments and savour the stun views over Stirling and beyond
Kilmahog - visit the famous woollen mill and say “hello” to Hamish, the famous “Hairy coo”
The Trossachs - discover a land of magnificent lochs and soaring peaks
Rob Roy - learn the story of Scotland’s famous outlaw and loveable rogue
Aberfoyle - enjoy a pleasant stroll along the banks of the River Forth
Loch Lomond - savour the vista of this stunningly beautiful lake
Movie locations - Rob Roy, Braveheart and Outlaw King
Full Tour Itinerary
Welcome aboard your Glasgow shore excursion from Greenock. On disembarkation from your ship, meet your Guide for a fantastic tour through the beautiful Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
Our tour starts with a scenic drive towards Glasgow then onwards through “Braveheart” country, where you will hear tales of our famous Scottish freedom fighters Robert the Bruce and William Wallace.
It was once the home of the Scottish Kings and Queens, so during your visit, you’ll get the chance to discover the Royal Palace, the Chapel Royal and the impressive Great Hall, where many State occasions took place.
Next, we travel into the natural beauty of The Trossachs, an area known as “the Highlands in miniature” which is famed for its shimmering lochs and soaring mountain peaks. This is where the Highlands meet the Lowlands.
Our scenic drive takes us along the banks of Loch Venachar and through the tiny village of Brig O’Turk. We’ll stop to admire the vista over Loch Achray before continuing over the Duke’s Pass to enjoy the spectacular views.
We will break our journey in the pretty village of Aberfoyle so you can enjoy something to eat and learn all about the great Scottish folk hero, Rob Roy Macgregor, at the local visitor centre.
Leaving Aberfoyle behind, we continue onwards through the National Park to reach Loch Lomond, known as the “Queen of all Scottish Lakes.”
We’ll spend time by the“bonnie, bonnie banks” so you can enjoy a stroll to admire the views and see some of the many islands that are scattered across the loch. With towering mountains as a backdrop - it makes for a picture-postcard view!
Later we return to Greenock across the Erskine Bridge, which offers magnificent views of the River Clyde and the ship-building town of Clydebank. It’s where the famous liner Queen Mary was built.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect on this Shore Excursion Tour?
Maximise your time ashore by choosing one of our popular shore excursions, available from Invergordon, Edinburgh (South Queensferry) and Glasgow (Greenock).
Each tour has been carefully planned to fit each ship’s itinerary so you can be confident that your guide will be waiting for you when you come ashore and at the end of the day you won’t miss the boat!
Each tour is led by a local guide or driver/guide who will entertain you with an informative and entertaining commentary in English.
As with all our tours these shore excursions have been carefully designed with stops and free time at all the key sights.
If you’d like to up-grade your time ashore then select our “Classic' excursions which include admission fees in the tour price.
What are the optional extras on this tour and how much do they cost?
To give you maximum flexibility the cost of admission fees and other optional extras are not included in the tour price. This gives you complete freedom to choose as the mood takes you. On this tour there is the option to visit
Following the link above will give you more information about this attraction including current admission prices. At some locations a special discount is offered to tour participants, your driver/guide will give you more information if this applies. Payment can be made in cash or by most major credit/debit cards.
What should I bring with me?
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!
Will there be a tour commentary?
Each tour is led by an experienced driver/guide who will provide an informative and entertaining commentary in English.
You’ll hear tales of the Clans, bloody battles and the famous characters that have shaped the history of Scotland. You will learn too of the landscape that surrounds you and of the nature that makes Scotland so special.
Be ready to have a laugh as well - you’re bound to be told some really corny jokes!
Will there be stops for meals and are they included in the price of the tour?
Meals are not included in the tour price, but we will make stops where you can get refreshments and something to eat.
If you wish, you can bring a packed lunch or pick up lunch items at a previous stop.
Vegetarian food is widely available in Scotland.
- Transport by luxury air-conditioned mini/midicoach
- Live commentary in English.
- Services of an experienced driver/guide
- Service charges and taxes
- Admission charges
- Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
- Gratuity to your driver/guide
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There is no child discount available on this tour.
We’re really sorry but children aged under 4 years cannot travel on this tour.
Book by paying a 20% deposit. Make date changes or get a full refund with 48 hours notice before travel. Click here for more information.
In order to give you maximum flexibility admission fees are not included in the cost of this tour.
Please see the FAQ section for more information on this tour.
This shore excursion has been designed to complement the cruise itinerary of the following ships calling at Glasgow (Greenock): Crown Princess, Celebrity Reflection, Mein Schiff 4 and Mein Schiff 5.
The joining instructions including the tour departure and return times will be shown on your tour voucher.