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Shore Excursions

 

Bespoke shore excursions from Greenock

Our Private Hire Department has over 3 years experience organising bespoke shore excursions from South Queensferry, Rosyth and Leith Port. 

Our shore excursions are uniquely tailored to meet your groups' interests and organised around your ships schedule so you can fully enjoy your day tour in the Highlands. With Timberbush Tours, you can book your scottish tour today, and travel as soon as tomorrow; let Scotland inspire you, and we'll do the rest!

We've listed examples of the shore excursions we have organised in the past for small, medium and large groups from Greenock, South Queensferry, Rosyth and Leith. If you have an enquiry, don't hesitate to contact our friendly Private Hire Department on 0131 226 6066 or bespoke@timberbushtours.com.

Shore Excursions from Edinburgh

Departing from South Queensferry, Rosyth or Leith Port

 

Edinburgh City Tour & Military Tattoo

Your Driver-Guide will collect you from your port in the morning and take you on a round trip of Edinburgh City, taking in all of the best sightseeing spots the capital has to offer. We will then travel to the Royal Mile to visit the historic Edinburgh Castle, the UK's best heritage attraction in 2014. Spend time exploring the castle and learn all about its history. 

Afterwards enjoy free time for refreshments and explore the Royal Mile, the city's oldest street, before a visit to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official residence of the British Royal Family in Scotland. From the ancient to the atmospheric Old Town of Edinburgh, we continue by Duddingston Loch into the medieval port of Leith to the Royal Yacht Britannia. The Yacht was home to Her Majesty the Queen for over 40 years, take time to see how the Royal Family spent their time aboard before returning to your port, where your shore excursion ends.

Stirling, Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park

Departing from your port, we begin our Scottish shore excursion at Stirling Castle, one of the most historically significant castles in Scotland. We take plenty of time to explore the 16th Century castle, and learn all of the exploits of Robert the Bruce, and Mary Queen of Scots. 

From Stirling, we travel into the heart of the Trossachs National Park to Kilmahog to see some Highland cattle up close. We then journey to Aberfoyle for refreshments and time to explore the pretty highland village. From here, we travel through the beautiful Trossachs to Loch Lomond; one of Scotland's most breathtaking lochs. We pause for spectacular views, and should time permit, a mini-cruise across the loch, before making our return journey to port. 

St Andrews & the Fishing Villages of Fife 

Your shore excursion departs from port to journey north across the iconic Forth Bridge, into the ancient Kingdom of Fife. We enjoy a photo stop in Aberdour before continuing to the East Neuk of Fife. We then stop in the town of Anstruther, before travelling through Pittenweem, Crail and St. Monans, once thriving fishing centres which were made prosperous by trade within the continent. 

We arrive in the medieval town of St Andrews in time for lunch. Enjoy a walk around the town, home to the oldest university in Scotland and where Prince William met Kate, and view the famous Cathedral and golf course. After a few hours, your tour will journey back to port via the Lomond hills and Loch Leven.

Rosslyn Chapel & Melrose Abbey

Your Driver-Guide will collect you from your port, where your shore excursion begins with a trip to Roslin for Rosslyn Chapel. The chapel walls are covered in thousands of ancient carvings, each with a story of its own. Learn about the myths and legends surrounding Rosslyn, including tales of the Holy Grail and the Knights Templar. 

Leaving Rosslyn, travel into the heart of the Scottish Borders to the historic town of Melrose. Enjoy time for refreshments and even visit the ruined Melrose Abbey, said to be the burial place of the casket containing the heart of Robert the Bruce. 

Our return journey will pause for a stop at Scott's View, before heading to Glenkinchie Distillery. Enjoy a tour and tasting of a rare lowland single malt, before returning to your port, where your shore excursion ends.

 

Shore Excursions from Glasgow

Departing from Greenock port

 

Loch Lomond, the Trossachs National Park & Stirling Castle

Departing from your port, we begin our Scottish shore excursion at Stirling Castle, one of the most historically significant castles in Scotland. We take plenty of time to explore the 16th Century castle, and learn all of the exploits of Robert the Bruce, and Mary Queen of Scots. 

From Stirling, we travel into the heart of the Trossachs National Park to Kilmahog to see some Highland cattle up close. We then journey to Aberfoyle for refreshments and time to explore the pretty highland village. From here, we travel through the beautiful Trossachs to Loch Lomond; one of Scotland's most breathtaking lochs. We pause for spectacular views, and should time permit, a mini-cruise across the loch, before making our return journey to port. 

Inveraray & the West Highlands

Your Greenock Shore Excursion begins crossing the Firth of Clyde and passing Dumbarton, before arriving at Inveraray. The small town was built in the mid 18th Century on the shores of Loch Fyne, and its castle is home to the Duke of Argyle, chief of the Clan Campbell. Spend time exploring the castle and town, before climbing further north into the Highlands. We pause to admire Kilchurn Castle, nestled on the banks of Loch Awe, before reaching Glencoe, one of Scotland's most haunting glens and site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald clan.

Your return journey travels through the atmospheric landscape of Rannoch Moor and the Black Mount, passing Loch Lomond, and arriving at Greenock Port, where your shore excursion ends.

Edinburgh City tour from Greenock

Your Driver-Guide will collect you from your port in the morning and take you on a round trip of Edinburgh City, taking in all of the best sightseeing spots the capital has to offer. We will then travel to the Royal Mile to visit the historic Edinburgh Castle, the UK's best heritage attraction in 2014. Spend time exploring the castle and learn all about its history. 

Afterwards enjoy free time for refreshments and explore the Royal Mile, the city's oldest street, before a visit to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official residence of the British Royal Family in Scotland. After time at the Palace, your shore excursion will return to your port.

Testimonial

We just wanted to say thank you for a very nice tour to Loch Lomond and back. It was so much to see and our bus driver and guide Gary made it easy and interesting for us, when we travelled through the area. We learned a lot and enjoyed every minute of the tour. Well worth every pound and pence!

Peter & Lisabeth Olausson