Scottish tours and Shore Excursions

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The Edinburgh Tattoo
The Edinburgh Military Tattoo
Loch Lomond
It's not called the "Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond" for nothing
The Drovers Inn
Best Pub of the Year 1705
Highland Coo
Meet the Locals along the Trossachs Route
Loch Lubnaig
A very pretty Loch where there is always a hive of activity from fishing to kayaking.
Stirling Castle
One of the most impressive of Scotland's ancient fortresses
Queen's Inner Hall at Stirling Castle
Discovering Unicorns
Edinburgh Castle
The Home of the Tattoo
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Edinburgh Military Tattoo Tour

The Edinburgh Military Tattoo is a world famous event which broadcasts to around 100 million people all over the World. The first Tattoo took place in 1950 and it has become one of the main reasons tourists flock to the Edinburgh in August.

Clyde Coast Tourism are now offering Tattoo tours bringing our guests to the event and bringing them back to the event at least 1 hour before your ship leaves. Although we do not book your tattoo tickets, we can assist in booking them for you. If you would like us to purchase your tickets, please let us know and we will be delighted to assist. Alternatively, you can book your tickets here: http://www.edintattoo.co.uk/tickets

Our tour departs from Greenock and we will make our way to Edinburgh passing through the gorgeous Loch Lomond and Trossachs Park and Stirling Castle. We will then make our way to Edinburgh in plenty of time for the show.

Please Note: For any of our guests who have mobility problems, please let us know since access is restricted to all vehicles on the Royal Mile. We will be able to organise transport to the event in a special convoy. (Not available on Saturday showings)

Please read the below and make sure you note the correct times and itinerary for your cruise date as they are different. 

 

Tour Date: 11th August 2018 (book the 7.30pm Tattoo performance)

Highlights of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo Shore Excursion from Greenock: 

  • Luss
  • Loch Lomond
  • Kilmahog
  • Loch Lubnaig
  • Stirling Castle
  • Edinburgh

Edinburgh Military Tattoo Shore Excursion Itinerary

  • 9am - Meet at Greenock Port and make way for Loch Lomond.
  • 10am - Arrive at Luss and marvel at the beautiful islands that sit in the Loch.
  • 10.30am - Make way for the Drovers Inn at Inverarnan where we will enjoy a refreshment (not included). We will have another brief stop on the Loch enroute at a viewpoint called Inveruglas.
  • 11am - Arrive at the Drovers Inn. “Pub of the Year 1705”. You can have a coffee here and comfort stop (not included)
  • 11.30am - Make way for Stirling Castle. On this route we will make 2 short rest stops at Kilmahog to see 2 resident Highland Coos - Hamish Dubh and Honey; as well as visiting Loch Lubnaig.
  • 1pm - Arrive at Stirling Castle and enjoy a visit for 2 hours. There is also a cafe and restaurant here for those who wish to grab a bite to eat. (entrance to castle and lunch not included). Please purchase a Historic Environment Scotland Pass which will gain you access to the castle with no need to queue and includes other attractions during your cruise like Edinburgh Castle.
  • 3pm - Make way for the Tattoo. We will arrive in Edinburgh early which will give you some free time to explore the shops, grab a bite to eat or enjoy a good Scottish dram in an Edinburgh City tavern. This is non guided however, your guide will be on hand at all times should you require some assistance. We should arrive in Edinburgh between 4 - 5pm traffic depending.
  • 7.30pm -Tattoo Starts. The show lasts for approximately 100 minutes, We will be waiting on hand at the end of the show where we will meet you and bring you back to the bus. We ask that everyone makes their way promptly to the meeting point to get back to Greenock in plenty of time.
  • 9.30pm - Make way back for Greenock
  • 11pm - Arrive back at your ship in plenty of time.

 

Tour Date: 22nd August 2018

Highlights of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo Shore Excursion from Greenock: 

  • Balmaha on Loch Lomond
  • Stirling Castle
  • Edinburgh

Edinburgh Military Tattoo Shore Excursion Itinerary

  • 12pm - Meet at Greenock Port and make way for Loch Lomond.
  • 1.15pm - Arrive at Balmaha for spectacular views of Loch Lomond. Stay here for around 30 minutes.
  • 1.45pm - Make way for Stirling Stirling Castle.
  • 3pm - Arrive at Stirling Castle and enjoy a visit for 2 hours. There is also a cafe and restaurant here for those who wish to grab a bite to eat. (entrance to castle and lunch not included). Please purchase a Historic Environment Scotland Pass which will gain you access to the castle with no need to queue and includes other attractions during your cruise like Edinburgh Castle.
  • 5pm - Make way for the Tattoo. We will arrive in Edinburgh early which will give you some free time to explore the shops, grab a bite to eat or enjoy a good Scottish dram in an Edinburgh City tavern. This is non guided however, your guide will be on hand at all times should you require some assistance. We should arrive in Edinburgh between 6 - 7pm traffic depending
  • 9pm -Tattoo Starts. The show lasts for approximately 100 minutes, We will be waiting on hand at the end of the show where we will meet you and bring you back to the bus. We ask that everyone makes their way promptly to the meeting point to get back to Greenock in plenty of time.
  • 11pm - Make way back for Greenock
  • 12.30am - Arrive back at your ship in plenty of time.


Cost: £80 per person.

Includes: bottled water and snacks. 
Not Included: Entrance fees to attractions, Tattoo tickets and meals.

Tip: If you are planning to visit a number of heritage properties you may be able to purchase a Historic Environment Scotland Heritage Pass which will save you money across your entrance in Scotland.

We also conduct tours at Invergordon and Edinburgh Ports. For more information, please contact us.

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*A £5 booking fee is charged on all online and telephone bookings*

 
Price:
 
  • £80 / $107/ 96 EUR
 
Please note that the amount is calculated in GBP and all other currencies are subject to the current exchange rate. 
 
Group sizes will be up to 25 persons.
 
Dates:
 
11th August 2018 (early showing)
22rd August 2017 (usual showing)
 
Important Information:
 
Umbrellas are not allowed at the Tattoo event and it is highly advisable to bring waterproof clothing with a hood, hat and a small blanket.
 
Please note that we meet at the exit of Greenock Port on Patrick Street. We will endeavour to meet you all promptly as you come off the ship however due to the numbers of people coming out of the Port at one time it can get confusing. Please look out for the signs "Clyde Coast Tourism" and we will bring you to the bus. If you have any trouble locating us, please call +44 (0) 1475 779166. Please store this number for the duration of the trip and be sure to provide us with a reachable contact telephone number should we need to get hold of you on the day.