PLEASE NOTE: As we need to drive a considerable distance to deliver this tour bookings are only possible on a per luxury 16-passenger vehicle & driver guide basis. The average price for a dedicated 16-passenger vehicle and guide is £900. Is this what you’re looking for? Then read on:
This is our award-winning ~8.1/2-hour / 120-mile Scotland Eastern Adventure tour departing from the Edinburgh cruise terminal. It is carefully tailored for cruise excursions and has been routed to provide a fine mix of scenery and attractions. Not only are BusyBus tours great value (half a ship’s excursion price for twice the fun!) but we also use luxury latest models vehicles designed to full sightseeing specification with panoramic windows, full PA system, overhead parcel shelves, luggage compartment(s) and forced air ventilation. Everyone is guaranteed plenty of seat space and a full window view. This is sightseeing the way sightseeing was written!
Your tour is fully escorted and narrated with a jolly driver and knowledgeable escort who, invariably, will become more of a friend than a tour guide! Every passenger receives special attention and lots of freebies on the way – including your very own personalised route map and itinerary to remind you of your wonderful time with us.
We will take you to places in Scotland you thought didn’t (or couldn’t) exist and your driver & tour escort will keep you fully informed and advised as to points of interest and general knowledge regarding the ever-changing panoramic views.
Your driver will tailor the day to suit the weather, atmosphere and ambiance of the general group on board making every tour unique, special and memorable. You can partake and participate in as much (or little) as you feel comfortable with throughout the tour and will never be put under any commitment or pressure to do anything that you don’t wish to. It’s your tour and your day. We’ll just make it very special for you.
- We depart Edinburgh Cruise Terminal via the mighty Forth Bridge, taking you to our little secret viewpoint to get a real feeling of this monstrous construction.
- Our first stop off point is the little village of Culross, believed to have been founded by Saint Serf in the 6th Century and formerly serving as a port on the Firth of Forth. Culross is home to many unique historical buildings, some of which can be dated back to the 12th Century. Spend time in this classic former port village and revel in the history and culture of an authentic traditional Scottish Village.
- We will then continue through the beautiful Scottish countryside passing near to the World famous Gleneagles Golf Club and onto the Tullibardine Distillery where you will have time to take the 45 minute optional “Classic Tour” and sample a nip or two of Scotland’s finest vintage Malt Whisky (entry not included, £8.00 per person)
- Our legendary journey continues to the historic Castle town of Sterling, gateway of the Trossarchs and sitting on the edge of spectacular forest-covered hills. Whilst exploring this imposing stronghold, the favourite residence of the Stuart kings and coronation place of Mary Queen of Scots, you will simply be in awe at the magnificence of the location and will easily see why this site was selected all those years ago. Don’t forget to snap-shot the William Wallace Memorial standing proudly on the opposite hilltop. Made famous by Mel Gibson and the film Braveheart. Wallace was to become one of Scotland’s most famous freedom defenders.
- We will continue with our narrated adventure and head southwards towards the city of Falkirk where engineers have devised a brilliant modern solution to combine with a transport system that is centuries old. We will be visiting the Falkirk Wheel where canal boats are hoisted 79 feet by means of a rotating boat lift, the only such lift in the World!
- After leaving the Falkirk Wheel, we will head Eastwards for a short hop to the beautiful and mysterious statues of The Kelpies. Here you are free to enter the visitors centre and take those souvenir photographs that will bring back fond memories for years to come.
- Finally, it’s back to your cruise liner at the Edinburgh Cruise Terminal with a camera-full of photos and a day filled with eternal memories!
|Date||Shipping Line||Vessel||Time in Port||Tour Departure*|
|10th April||Cruise & Maritime||Astoria||09.00-20.00||09.30|
|1st May||Cruise & Maritime||Marco Polo||09.00-19.00||09.30|
|10th May||Princess Cruises||Royal Princess||07.00-19.00||07.30|
|13th May||Norwegian Cruise Line||Norwegian Jade||08.00-18.00||08.30|
|15th May||Phoenix Reisen||Artania||11.00-23.00||11.30|
|17th May||Royal Caribbean||Brilliance of the Seas||07.00-18.00||07.30|
|22nd May||Princess Cruises||Royal Princess||07.00-19.00||07.30|
|30th May||Holland America Line||ms Zuiderdam||08.00-18.00||08.30|
|2nd June||Regent Seven Seas||Seven Seas Explorer||08.00-18.00||08.30|
|3rd June||Princess Cruises||Royal Princess||7.00-19.00||07.30|
|6th June||Norwegian Cruise Line||Norwegian Jade||08.00-18.00||08.30|
|8th June||MSC Cruises||MSC Magnifica||09.00-20.00||09.30|
|11th June||Oceania Cruises||Nautica||08.00-18.00||08.30|
|12th June||Phoenix Reisen||Deutschland||08.00-23.00||08.30|
|15th June||Princess Cruises||Royal Princess||07.00-19.00||07.30|
|23rd June||Royal Caribbean||Brilliance of the Seas||07.00-18.00||07.30|
|24th June||Holland America Line||ms Zuiderdam||08.00-17.00||08.30|
|26th June||MSC Cruises||MSC Meraviglia||07.00-17.00||07.30|
|2nd July||Holland America Line||ms Prinsendam||08.00-18.00||08.30|
|9th July||Princess Cruises||Royal Princess||07.00-19.00||07.30|
|11th July||Regent Seven Seas||Seven Seas Navigator||08.00-18.00||08.30|
|13th July||Norwegian Cruise Line||Norwegian Jade||08.00-18.00||08.30|
|14th July||Silversea||Silver Wind||04.00-21.15||08.30|
|21st July||Celebrity Cruises||Celebrity Eclipse||07.00(+1)22.00||07.30|
|21st July||Princess Criuses||Royal Princess||07.00-19.00||07.30|
|23rd July||Crystal Cruises||Crystal Serenity||08.00(+1)22.00||08.30|
|29th July||Royal Caribbean||Brilliance of the Seas||07.00-18.00||07.30|
|30th July||Oceania Cruises||Marina||08.00-19.00||08.30|
|1st August||Voyages to Antiquity||mv Aegean Odyssey||09.00-19.00||09.30|
|2nd August||Princess Cruises||Royal Princess||07.00-19.00||08.30|
|2nd August||Holland America Line||ms Zuiderdam||08.00-23.59||08.30|
|3rd August||Holland America Line||ms Prinsendam||08.00-18.00||08.30|
|7th August||Princess Cruises||Pacific Princess||09.00(+1)18.00||09.30|
|7th August||Holland America Line||ms Koningsdam||08.00(+1)17:00||09.30|
|9th August||Celebrity Cruises||Celebrity Eclipse||09.00(+1)18.00||09.30|
|11th August||Silversea||Silver Wind||15.30(+1)21.00||09.30 12/8/18|
|12th August||Seabourn||Seabourn Ovation||09.00(+1)18.00||09.30|
|13th August||Hapag Lloyd||ms Europa||17.00(+1)16.00||07.30 14/8/18|
|14th August||Princess Cruises||Royal Princess||07.00-19.00||07.30|
|16th August||Princess Cruises||Pacific Princess||07.00(+1)01.00||07.30|
|16th August||Windstar Cruises||Star Breeze||07.00(+1)01.00||07.30|
|18th August||Regent Seven Seas||Seven Seas Explorer||08.00-18.00||08.30|
|21st August||Holland America Line||ms Prinsendam||08.00(+1)01.00||08.30|
|23rd August||Princess Cruises||Pacific Princess||09.00(+1)18.00||09.30|
|26th August||Princess Cruises||Royal Princess||07.00-19.00||07.30|
|5th September||Holland America Line||ms Prinsendam||08.00-18.00||08.30|
|6th September||MSC Cruises||MSC Magnifica||07.00-17.00||07.30|
|7th September||Princess Cruises||Royal Princess||07.00-19.00||07.30|
|15th September||Norwegian Cruise Line||Norwegian Jade||08.00-18.00||08.30|
|17th September||Oceania Cruises||Nautica||08.00-18.00||08.30|
|17th September||Hapag Lloyd||ms Europa 2||08.00-18.00||08.30|
|26th September||Norwegian Cruise Line||Norwegian Jade||08.00-18.00||08.30|
|27th September||Seabourn||Seabourn Ovation||08.00(+1)18.00||08.30|
|7th October||Cruise & Maritime||Marco Polo||01.30-23.00||07.30|
A few common questions answered:
- Our tours are scheduled to the docking timetable and are specifically run for your cruise liner.
- We usually depart 1-hour after docking and always return a minimum of 1-hour before “all aboard”.
- BusyBus personnel will be at quayside to meet you in hi-vis yellow “BusyBus” jackets. All docking personnel know BusyBus well.
- We do not include lunch but will provide you with plenty of options. We will have plenty of time in a suitable location for lunch. You are more than welcome to bring a pack-lunch with you.
- We use a variety of luxury vehicles ranging in seating and always ensure plenty of on-vehicle space with window views.
- We do not “force” unwanted attraction entries, refreshments, lunch and souvenirs on you. We will make recommendations throughout the day based on quality, value and experience only. BusyBus receives NO REWARD for recommendations.