• Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Make the best of your time in port with a full-day shore excursion from Glasgow through Scotland’s dramatic countryside. Aboard a comfortable coach, wind through the Scottish Highlands to Doune Castle and the famous Stirling Castle, coronation place of Mary, Queen of Scots. Hear about legendary warfare that rattled the region, then continue on to Trossachs National Park for a stop at the charming village of Aberfoyle and Loch Lomond.


  • Full-day shore excursion to Stirling Castle, Trossachs National Park and Loch Lomond
  • Revel in the scenery of the beautiful Scottish countryside
  • Explore the sights of Stirling Castle including James V’s Palace, one of Scotland’s finest examples of Renaissance architecture
  • Snap photos of the historical Doune Castle and see Highland cattle in Kilmahog
  • Enjoy free time to explore the quaint village of Aberfoyle in Trossachs National Park
  • Get up close to the largest lake in Scotland, Loch Lomond
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Glasgow Shore Excursion: Loch Lomond, The Trossachs and Stirling Castle

Visit Loch Lomond on your shore excursion

Your 7.5-hour Glasgow shore excursion begins with morning pickup from Greenock Port. Meet your guide and board the air-conditioned coach for a short ride through the rugged Scottish countryside to Stirling.

Your first stop is Stirling Castle, a critical medieval stronghold and former residence of Scottish royals including Mary, Queen of Scots. With your 1.5 hours of free time here, stroll the grounds and snap photos, or purchase an optional interior tour and see some of the spectacular rooms including the Great Hall and James V’s Palace. Learn about the site’s colorful history riddled with battles such as the Battle of Stirling Bridge, led by the legendary William Wallace. Then continue to Doune Castle for another unique photo opportunity.

Afterwards, head into the wild country, coursing though rolling hills and green pastures to Kilmahog at the edge of Trossachs National Park. As your coach travels through the Highlands, admire the natural and cultural sights like ‘wee hairy coos’ (cattle) with long, thick coats set against a breathtaking backdrop.

Your expert guide will narrate the journey through Trossachs National Park, giving historical context to the present-day surroundings like the sweet village of Aberfoyle nestled in the forest. Explore the town and grab some lunch (own expense) before heading to Loch Lomond, the last stop on your trip. Stroll on the banks of this tranquil lake and buy yourself a nip of local whisky.

Your full-day trip concludes with return service to Greenock port, arriving by evening.

Worry-Free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Greenock port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

Linda F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

A great day out in the countryside.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Wonderful driver and guide. We came looking for family history and he had great knowledge of the area to help us.
Long day but worth it.

John B United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This whole trip has been an experience in history. This tour was no exception. Loch Lomond was a very peaceful place where one can understand why the locals are so in love with it. Far more than Loch Ness. The Trossachs reminded me of my home in California. But Stirling Castle was special. The history of modern civilization is found here.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Wonderful scenery. The drive through the Trossachs was beautiful. We thoroughly enjoyed the cruise on Loch Lomond. The guide and driver were great!!

Leslie L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Great tour, great commentary, and bus was a good size as well - 3/4 full.
Excellent value!

Ann S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Loved this tour from the pier in Leith. An excellent small group where we saw some amazing countryside and Stirling Castle. The setting of Stirling was particularly interesting after having watched Braveheart again.

Nancy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Amazing tour very knowledagable guides


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

We loved Scotland and timber bush tours!Barry was awesome!The sterling castle,Koch lumped and everything in between!Loved it great value

Fred M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Wonderful experience. We had a wonderful guide, very knowledgeable. I learned a lot of history. Beautiful countryside. Highly recommend the tour.

Angela I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Wonderful tour, our guide, Stuart was very knowledgable and entertaining. Would highly recommend.

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