Scottish tours and Shore Excursions

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Scotland Cruise Shore Excursions

Cruise ship tours in Scotland

We specialise in onshore cruise excursions for passengers docking at the Greenock (Glasgow) Ocean Terminal however we also offer tours for ships arriving at South Queensferry (Edinburgh) too.

You can choose and book a tour by selecting your cruise ship in the right hand menus.

 

Why choose a Scottish Shore Excursion with Clyde Coast Tourism?

 

Choosing a cruise in Scotland is an experience you will never forget. Firstly you get to visit some of the country’s most spectacular scenery and visitor attractions. See the big cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh and lap up scenic delights such as Loch Lomond and Loch Ness whilst maybe stopping at a distillery or 2. Feel the hair stand on the back of your neck by standing in the footsteps of your ancestors at Skara Brae on Orkney and William Wallace and others at Stirling Castle. You will instantly fall in love and you will be left with a piece of Scotland in your heart forever.


We organise excursions from Greenock and Edinburgh ports however we can help find an excursion elsewhere in the country too with some of our preferred suppliers. Quality of service is so important to us, afterall you receive a first class experience on the ship, why should you expect any less once you disembark? We are very proud of our 4 star rating with the Scottish Tourist Board and so far, we have received 100% excellent TripAdvisor reviews. We take the opinions of our patrons very seriously and we use this feedback to continually improve our levels of service.

We have a variety of set tour itineraries for groups up to 20 people, which include stops at some of the top attractions. We have organised our itineraries based on ship time tables and comfort breaks. Our routes are tried and tested and we take pride in the fact that we will always bring you back to your ship in plenty time before it leaves.

Some of our trips include destinations such as Glasgow and Loch Lomond from Greenock Port and Edinburgh and Rosslyn Chapel from Edinburgh ports. If you would like to stretch your sea legs you can join us on one of our walking tours. We have constructed them based on a moderate level of fitness and they will ensure a day of fun, history and breathtaking scenery.

We also provide bespoke itineraries so if you have something in mind, we can assist with your request and also advise on your itinerary. Again we can serve groups up to 20 people at any one time

Little Perks

All our passengers receive not only the attention of a knowledgeable guide who will ensure you have a great time, but also water, snacks and complimentary single malt whisky for our legendary toast. If that wasn’t enough, every guest receives a favour bag as a memento of your time with us.

Just for kids.

Cruising is fast becoming a family holiday, so if you are travelling with children, why should that stop you seeing the sights. We cater to children and provide complimentary kids activity packs to keep your little ones entertained throughout the day. We also have snacks and plenty of water on board to take the stress of keeping their food cravings at bay.

One of our Cruise Ship Testimonials

By Michael Gross (and Jennifer Rapaport)

This is a beautiful hike along the "cut." The Cut is a handmade canal built over years in the early 1800's to bring fresh water to the booming industrial revolution's newly invented steam-powered factories on the coast around Greenock. Catriona Stevenson was our guide. She was delightful, very helpful and extremely knowledgeable.

We took a "short" version of the hike, but that was well over 4 hours at a medium pace. Scottish weather is variable so take layers including rain gear. Trail shoes or hiking shoes help on the gravel and small rocks. Don't go without good foot gear. There were many groups of hikers, some older but faster, along the way. The canal goes on for miles. It is amazing that the project was done with pick and shovel. Stone bridges still survive. Many of the gates appear to be functioning. The air was fresh. The heather was blooming. Views down to the city, the River Clyde and the highlands beyond were splendid.

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.