Greenock Ocean Terminal; Half-Day Tour to the West Highlands

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Embark on a perfect half-day tour for cruise visitors and explore the West Highlands. Enjoy Lochs, Glens, Villages and Castles, with a vehicle and driver exclusively for you and your personal group.

Highlights

  • Marvel at the stunning scenery of the West Highlands
  • Enjoy the comfort of a modern tour vehicle
  • Picture postcard Luss on Loch Lomond
  • The Rest and be Thankful, One of the great photo stops in Scotland

Description

Start your day with a pickup by your driver at the door of the cruise arrivals hall. Climb aboard the minibus with your personal group and embark on a 45 minute drive from Greenock along the River Clyde then across the Erskine Bridge and into the Highlands. Enjoy your first stop in the village of Luss on the Western short of the Loch Lomond. Walk past the sandstone and slate cottages to the pier with it's wonderful views across to Ben Lomond and up and down the Loch. A very short walk and into the atmospheric Luss Graveyard which has graves dating back to the 5th and 6th centuries.. Marvel at a Viking grave from the 11th century complete with a Viking Hogback Stone on this 30 minute stop. Travel to The Rest and Be Thankful, only a 27 minute scenic drive from Luss. Passing through Arrochar, at the head of the fjord, Loch Long, you will drive through high and steep sided Glens before arriving at The Rest and Be Thankful, traditionally for travellers and drovers to rest at the top, and be thankful for having made the highest point. For centuries the pass has been affectionately known as The Rest and Be Thankful, or simply 'The Rest'. Inverary, on Loch Fyne is a lovely village in a grand scenic setting on the western shore of Loch Fyne, as well as strolling in the village, a walk to the picture perfect Inverary Castle is very popular for visitors. There are shops worth browsing for souvenirs, an excellent whisky shop which will let you sample some quality Scotch. There are also some food takeaways, although tour guests love the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar, the take-away fish and chips is the favourite and siting at the outdoor tables with wonderful views of the Loch and Mountains somehow makes them even more delicious. Leaving Inverary we have a very scenic 65 minute journey along the east shore of Loch Fyne and through the heart of the Cowal to Kirn at the entrance to the Holy Loch and onto an open ferry. Make the 15 minute crossing of the Firth of Clyde on the small open deck ferry boat and admire the views up and down the Firth and back towards the steep sided glens. We drive ashore just 10-minutes away from your cruise ship.

Includes

All guiding fees and vehicle costs Cruise ship pick-up and drop off Local driver-guide Transport by private vehicle Bottled water

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