SHORE EXCURSION - LOCH LOMOND & INVERARAY CASTLE
FROM GREENOCK (GLASGOW) PORT
One your Shore Excursion of Loch Lomond – Inveraray and Kilchurn Castle, you will experience some of the best scenery and history that Scotland has to offer.
You travel through the stunning Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park as you make your way to the picturesque town of Inveraray. Visit Inveraray Castle, the 15th century home of The Duke of Argyll, head of the Clan Campbell or alternatively why not visit Inveraray Jail and see for yourself what life in this place held for convicted men, women and children in the 19th century. Their futures were sometimes “transportation” to Australia.
After Lunch you travel over the Old Military Road then follow the coastline of Loch Fyne before journeying to the beautiful Loch Eck and onward towards Hunters Quay.
A short ferry trip bring you to the seaside town of Gourock where You will visit Tower Hill or alternatively Lyle Hill with spectacular views over the Clyde Estauary to the Argyllshire Hills.
Travel along the stunning bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, over the Arrochar Alps to beautiful Inveraray Castle, and soak in breath-taking Scottish mountain scenery.
We will then travel north towards the “Bonnie Banks” of Loch Lomond and stop at the beautiful conservation village of Luss, where you get stunning views of the loch and Ben Lomond, our most-southerly “Munro” (Scottish term for mountains over 3000ft).
From here we will be on your way to Inveraray Castle on the shores of Loch Fyne and the ancestral home of the Dukes of Argyll since the 15th century. The castle is still the home of the current the Chief of the Clan Campbell, and is set in beautiful large gardens overlooking Loch Fyne. From here we cross from the castle into the town, which was once a Royal Burgh, where we will have lunch in one of the local hostelries or visit Inveraray Jail and learn what prison-life was like for men, women and children 200 years ago.
After lunch, We then make our way along the old military road, through the Arrochar Alps. At the top of Glen Croe we will stop at the “Rest and be Thankful” for photos looking down the glen. It was named by redcoats after the 1745 jacobite rebellion as they were building the old military road and were grateful to reach the top of the glen.
You now journey along the coastline of Loch Fyne to the beautiful Loch Eck with its mirror-like water, as you head for the Holy Loch and Hunters Quay on the outskirts of Dunoon.
A short ferry trip brings you to the seaside town of Gourock where you will have a photo-stop at Tower Hill or alternatively at Lyle Hill in Greenock with panoramic views over the “Tail O’ The Bank” and the Argyllshire Hills.
It is now a short trip back to your Cruise Ship.
We will return you to your ship approx. 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