SHORE EXCURSION - CITY OF GLASGOW
FROM GREENOCK (GLASGOW) OCEAN TERMINAL
On your Shore Excursion you visit the vibrant City of Glasgow, the cultural capital of Scotland with the medieval Glasgow Cathedral & Provands Lordship,the oldest building in the city.
You stroll through Victorian George Square and Merchant City with its statues to Scotland’s great and good with the commanding City Chambers. This building has a marble interior 2nd only to the Vatican. Not forgetting Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum with masterpieces by Remberandt, Monet Renoir, Van Gogh and Dali.
Do you have the children with you? Let’s visit the Riverside Museum – very modern building containing a view of Scotland’s transport history including a real Tall Ship, showing the living condition of sailors during the age of sail.
There are so many places of interest in Glasgow to cover in one day, so if there is a particular place you wish to see then we will do our best to accomodate you.
what to expect
Visit the vibrant City of Glasgow, the cultural capital of Scotland with the medevil Glasgow Cathedral & Provands Lordship, Victorian George Square and Merchant City with it’s statues to Scotlands great and good. Not forgetting Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum with masterpieces by Remberandt, Monet Renoir, Van Gogh and Dali.
We will travel east through Greenock and Port Glasgow to the City of Glasgow with views of Dumbarton Castle and Ben Lomond on the opposite other bank of the river.
On arrival in Glasgow, we will drive through the west end and visit Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery with views of the stunning University of Glasgow towering above Kelvingrove.
We then make our way to Cathedral District and visit Glasgow Cathedral, the only medieval cathedral on the scottish mainland (dating from 1100’s), The Provand’s Lordship. The Oldest House in Glasgow dating back to 1471 and the St. Mungo Museum of Religions with views over to the Necropolis, which is Glasgow’s elaborate cemetery ,created in 1833. It was inspired by the Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris.
Moving on, we travel to Glasgow Green and visit The People’s Palace, which gives a unique view into how Glaswegians lived, worked and played in years gone by to the present day. Standing proudly outside is the Doulton Fountain. The world’s largest terracotta fountain, made for display at the Glasgow International Exhibition of 1888.
Now into the Merchant City and we visit George Square with its very impressive City Chambers, (completed in 1888) and statues of the great and good. A short distance away is the Gallery of Modern Art and the Duke of Wellington Statue (with adorned traffic cone).
Are you a fan of the architect Charles Rennie McIntosh? There are several examples of his excellent work within the city centre.
After our tour of Glasgow City we make our way back to the ship and if time permits we will visit Lyle Hill with magnificent views over the Clyde Estuary.
We will return you to your cruise ship approximately 60-90 minutes before your scheduled departure time.
Due to its proximity to many of Scotland’s attractions, Greenock (Glasgow) Port Shore excursions are usually in high demand, so please book well in advance and reduce the chance of disappointment.
Duration: 6-8 hours