Best of the Scottish Highlands

8.75 hours | Glasgow (Greenock) | GR3-100
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Points of Interest

  • Loch Lomond
  • Inveraray Castle
Shopping Opportunities, Includes meal, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Discover the beauty of Scotland on this full-day, moderately active journey. Begin at your pier where you will board your motorcoach and set out on a drive through the scenic and lush Scottish Highlands.

Your destination: the bonny, bonny banks of Loch Lomond, famed in legend and song. The second largest freshwater lake in Scotland, this loch's southern end is dotted with islands and its northern end resembles a fjord.

En route, be sure to have your cameras at the ready as you cross Erskine Bridge with distant views of Glasgow. Visit Luss, a pretty village on the west shore of Loch Lomond. In Gaelic, "lus" means plant or herb, and the village in spring and summer is abloom with vibrant roses and wildflowers. Stroll Luss and view the stone cottages, or walk out onto the pier for a closer look at Loch Lomond. Enjoy the opportunity to peruse the quaint shops for souvenirs. Then, enjoy a brief stop at Rest and Be Thankful, a scenic overlook of Highland Glens and Mountains, so named for the words inscribed on a nearby stone by soldiers who built the military road in 1753.

Tour the magnificent Inveraray Castle, one of the earliest examples of Gothic Revival and Scots Baronial architecture. The castle, which dates from 1770, is the seat of the Duke of Argyll, head of the Campbell clan. The highlights of your tour include the collection of family portraits, tapestries, and the Armory Hall, which alone contains 1,300 pieces of art, and finely appointed rooms boasting an exquisite collection of French 18th-century furniture, English china, family artifacts and objects d'art.

Take some time to shop at the castle gift shop and in the town of Inveraray before stopping for a delicious lunch at a local country hotel.

Your scenic return journey will have you traveling along the breathtakingly beautiful Loch Eck and Holy Loch en route to the village of Hunters Quay where you'll board a ferry and cross the Firth of Clyde. From there you will drive the short distance to Greenock.

Special Notes:

The drive to Luss takes approximately one hour. The scenic return route is approximately two hours.



Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a scenic drive enroute to Luss for shopping and free time

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
01:00
Time at site:
00:45
Free time at site:
45
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
Yes

Photo stop at the scenic viewpoint: Rest and Be Thankful

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
00:15
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
50
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Inside visit of Inveraray Castle

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
01:00
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
1000
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
No

Lunch at a local hotel and free time in Inveraray

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
02:00
Free time at site:
45
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
100
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Scenic drive past Loch Eck and Holy Loch to a ferry ride across the River Clyde

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
01:25
Time at site:
00:45
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
50
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:20
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No