Scottish tours and Shore Excursions

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Scotland is a world class cruising destination with cruise ships visiting ports such as Greenock (Glasgow), Edinburgh, South Queensferry, Portree on Skye, Invergordon near Inverness, Orkney and Oban on the west coast of the country.

 

There is so much to see at each destination and there is no better way to experience the country than on a cruise ship allowing you to visit so much of the country in a just couple of days that would normally take you a few weeks.

 

The popularity of Scotland as a cruise destination is thanks to the recent publicity as well as the more conventional reasons. It has been named the top filming location in the world and with shows such as Outlander and hit blockbusters like James Bond, you can see why. Scotland acts almost as a character in its own right, wowing audiences with the dramatic scenery and friendly wildlife.

 

Clyde Coast Tourism and Invergordon Tours have teamed up to make the ultimate cruise package allowing you the peace of mind that you will be looked after at each port and taken to some of the most awe inspiring places in the country. We offer coach tours and private tours and depending on your group size, can bespoke itineraries to match your needs.

 

Private Cruise Tours of Scotland:

 

Sitting by the beach on Ayr
One of our lovely groups enjoying a dram on an Ayrshire Beach

 

We can organise private tours to suit your needs and what you would like to see. We can advise what is possible with your cruise timetable as it is our utmost priority to get you back to your ship on time. If you book more than two private tours with us, you save 15% on each consecutive day.

 

Included Ports and what you can see:

 

  • Greenock Port - Greenock is well placed to see a number of destinations, the most popular of which include Loch Lomond, Stirling, Ayrshire and the city of Glasgow.
  • Edinburgh Ports (South Queensferry and Newhaven) - Edinburgh is well placed to see delights such as Edinburgh City, St Andrews, the Border region and Rosslyn Chapel.
  • Invergordon Port - Invergordon is perfect for those wishing to see Loch Ness, Culloden, Inverness and some real Highland castles and distilleries.
  • Oban Port - You can have a trip to the isles such as Mull and Iona, or explore Argyll with delights such as Inveraray, Kilchurn Castle or Oban itself. You are also not too far away from sights such as Glencoe which is a dream destination with the most awesome scenery.
  • Portree Port - Skye is definitely an item for anyone's bucket list. If you are lucky enough to be visiting this port, we would love to show you some of the most iconic sights such as The Fairy Pools, the Tallisker Distillery, Kilt Rock and Dunvegan Castle.


All our private tours include bottled water, snacks and a complimentary dram of Scotch whisky.

 

*Our private tours are subject to availability and are booked very quickly. Contact us to avoid disappointment*

 

Please contact us today to see what we can do for you.

 

Small Group Cruise Coach Tours of Scotland (up to 29 persons):

 

Group Tour outside the People's Palace in Glasgow
Slainte Mhath from one of our lovely group tours in Glasgow

 

 

Glasgow Port Shore Excursions

 

Inveraray and Loch Lomond Tour

 

See both extremes of how people lived in Scotland in days gone by on this tour against the backdrop of some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. Visit the Inveraray Jail and Inveraray Castle before we make our way along the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, enjoying lunch at an 18th century tavern.

Included: Bottled water, snacks, entrance fees and a complimentary dram of Scotch.
Not Included: Meals

Price: £85 per adult; £83 per senior (over 60); £30 per child (under 15)

 

Glasgow City and Whisky Tour

 

Join us on one our most popular tours to Scotland’s largest city where we are spoiled for photographic opportunities with the many architectural delights and sights of historical significance. We start the tour at Kelvingrove museum where you can indulge yourself in paintings by the greats such as Dali, Rembrandt and of course the Glasgow Boys. You can also experience the history of Glasgow here and the building itself is also quite spectacular. We then visit the Cathedral and oldest house before enjoying some free time to shop or grab a bite to eat on Scotland’s busiest shopping street - Buchanan Street. Before making our way back to the ship, we visit the Auchentoshan Whisky Distillery where you will enjoy a tour of Scotland’s only triple distilled Malt.

Included: Bottled water, snacks, entrance fees and a complimentary dram of Scotch.
Not Included: Meals

Price: £55 per adult; £53 per senior (over 60); £23.50 per child (under 15)

 

 

Edinburgh Port Shore Excursion

 

Rosslyn Chapel and Whisky Tour

 

Come along on this voyage of discovery through myths and legends on this fantastic tour. See the building that inspired the great romantics such as Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott and more recently Dan Brown with his blockbuster novel - the Davinci Code. Here you can make your own mind up as to what secrets it holds. We also have lunch at a medieval castle nearby, once home to the Clan Ramsay. Before returning to the ship, we make one last stop at the Glenkinchie Whisky Distillery, otherwise known as the Edinburgh malt for a tipple or 2.

Included: Bottled water, snacks, entrance fees and a complimentary dram of Scotch.
Not Included: Meals

Price: £85 per adult; £83 per senior (over 60); £23 per child (under 15)

Important Information

Inclusions:

On all our tours we include your guided tour, bottled water, snacks and a complimentary dram of Scotch / children's activity pack.

Exclusions:

We not not include meals or entrance however we can assist in a cost effective solution for your entrance for your whole trip. If you are visiting more than one port, please let us know as you may qualify for an Explorer Pass or Scottish Heritage Pass which will save you a lot of money on admission during your stay.

 

Languages:

We offer a multilingual service. See the languages we offer below and if you book please put in your requested language in the special requirements field on the booking form.

  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Italian

 

Fun Facts:

  • Currency in Scotland: British Pound (£)
  • Weather: We have quite a wet and mild climate so it is always advisable to bring a rain jacket or umbrella. Suitable footwear is also advisable, nobody wants wet socks :-)
  • Temperature: Average summer temperature is 19°C / 66.2 F
  • Gratutities: It is not complusary to tip in Scotland, however if you feel that the service was deserving, the going rate is 10%. This is not set in stone either but it can assist you in what you wish to contribute.