Bus Shore Excursion From Port of Glasgow
Day Trip Cruise Excursion From Glasgow (Greenock)
BusyBus (Scotland) delivers this award-winning full-day 140-mile Scotland Adventure sightseeing tour departing from the Glasgow’s Greenock Ocean Terminal specifically tailored to meet cruise arrivals. 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 (up to half the cost of a cruise tour) but they are twice the fun!
We 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 is meant to be done in Scotland!
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 is encouraged to participate in the day as much as possible to ensure that you have a wonderful time with us.
Glasgow Cruise Excursion
As with all BusyBus shore excursions we keep our prices simple and to an absolute minimum. There is no catch! We really will delight you with your driver & tour escort keeping you fully informed and advised as to points of interest and general knowledge throughout the tour.
We do not force on you (on a pre-pay basis) lunch or unwanted attraction tickets because, quite simply, there is so much choice to see and do that we will leave those choices up to you on a pick & mix, go-as-you-please basis. What we will do is make sure you’re fully informed as to what’s on offer, the bargains to be had and assist in creating the best possible day out for you.
- TROSSARCHS NATIONAL PARK
- LOCH LOMOND
- RIVER CLYDE
- KILCHURN CASTLE
- INVERARAY TOWN
- INVERARAY CASTLE
- VILLAGE OF LUSS
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 ambience 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.
Departing from Greenock (Glasgow) cruise terminal, you will have a fully narrated journey which is intertwined with a hint of Scottish audio entertainment. Hear Mel Gibson’s Braveheart “Freedom Speech” when he (as William Wallace) prepares to defend Scotland from King Edward 1st in 1297.
LOCH LOMOND AND THE TROSSARCHS NATIONAL PARK
Our journey will travel along the southern bank of the River Clyde crossing at the Erskine Bridge before heading on to the Trossarchs National Park with the outstanding beauty of Loch Lomond.Here, on the banks of Loch Lomond, we will stop for some superb photograph spots with views of the Loch.
After leaving the Loch we head North to Tyndrum which provides a brief stop to enjoy the World famous Green Welly facilities. All will become clear but if you want to cheat and get a preview you can do so by clicking here.
Onwards to one of the highlights of the day. A short, 15 minute flat hike through Scottish Countryside brings us to Kilchurn Castle, a ruined 15th century structure on a rocky peninsula at the north-eastern end of Loch Awe. Free access to the Castle is sometimes restricted by water levels in the Loch but we will do our best to enjoy this sacred, isolated marvel.
Next we will visit the town of Inveraray which is home to Inveraray Castle & Gardens (optional entrance fee of ~£10) on the shore of Loch Fyne, Scotland’s longest sea loch and fishing “capital”. It has been the seat of the Duke of Argyll, chief of Clan Campbellsince the 17th century. Inveraray itself is a delightful town providing ample shopping and all things Scottish!
Time will fleet by (do you like that?) as we take in stunning views of the Lochs and Glens en route to our next stop at Rest & Be Thankful which boasts superb views mixed with a hint of Scottish History. The Highlands are “delivered” to you in style!
We will continue with our scenic adventure keeping our eyes peeled for any Scottish pipers along the way before our final stop to explore the peaceful, tranquil village of Luss where stone-skimming on the waters edge or a stroll on the white sandy beach can be enjoyed. After leaving Luss, it is back to your ship with time in hand before sailing away from the magic that is Scotland!
A few common questions answered:
- Our tours are scheduled to the docking timetable and are specifically run for your cruise liner.
- We usually depart 30 Minutes after docking and always return a minimum of 1-hour before “all aboard” – your ticket will clarify your exact times.
- 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.
- Don’t pre-purchase attraction entry tickets as many factors can effect our arrival time. Your driver escort knows the attractions well and will ensure you get the best available ticket prices and are treated just as importantly as those who tied their cash up in advance! Simply pay on the door.
- 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.
|Date||Shipping Line||Vessel||Time in Port||Tour Departure*|
|2nd May||MSC Cruises||MSC Splendida||08.00-18.00||08.30|
|9th May||Celebrity Cruises||Celebrity Reflection||10.00-20.00||10.30|
|10th May||Princess Cruises||Regal Princess||11.00-22.00||11.30|
|11th May||Norwegian Cruise Line||Norwegian Star||08.00-22.00||08.30|
|12th May||MSC Cruises||MSC Splendida||07.00-17.00||07.30|
|13th May||TUI Cruises||Mein Schiff 3||07.00-19.00||07.30|
|22nd May||Princess Cruises||Regal Princess||07.00-18.00||07.30|
|25th May||Norwegian Cruise Line||Norwegian Star||12.00-21.00||12.30|
|28th May||TUI Cruises||Mein Schiff 3||07.00-19.00||07.30|
|2nd June||Princess Cruises||Regal Princess||09.00-20.00||09.30|
|4th June||Regent Seven Seas||Seven Seas Explorer||10.00-22.00||10.30|
|6th June||Celebrity Cruises||Celebrity Reflection||09.00-19.00||09.30|
|10th June||Norwegian Cruise Line||Norwegian Star||08.00-20.00||08.30|
|14th June||Cunard||Queen Victoria||06.00-19.00||07.30|
|15th June||Princess Cruises||Regal Princess||07.00-18.00||07.30|
|16th June||Royal Caribbean Cruises||Brilliance of the Seas||08.00-20.00||08.30|
|27th June||Princess Cruises||Regal Princess||07.00-18.00||07.30|
|1st july||Cruise & Maritime||Magellan||09.00-22.00||09.30|
|3rd July||TUI Cruises||Mein Schiff 3||07.00-19.00||07.30|
|9th July||Princess Cruises||Regal Princess||07.00-18.00||07.30|
|10th July||Azmara Club Cruises||Azmara Pursuit||07.30-22.00||09.30|
|10th July||Cruise & Maritime||Magellan||09.00-22.00||09.30|
|11th July||Oceania Cruises||Nautica||10.00-19.00||10.30|
|14th July||Celebrity Cruises||Celebrity Reflection||08.00-18.00||08.30|
|20th July||Princess Cruises||Regal Princess||09.00-19.00||09.30|
|30th July||TUI Cruises||Mein Schiff 3||07.00-19.00||07.30|
|1st August||Princess Cruises||Regal Princess||07.00-18.00||07.30|
|2nd August||Oceania Cruises||Marina||10.00-22.00||10.30|
|12th August||Cunard||Queen Mary 2||08.00-18.00||08.30|
|13th August||Celebrity Cruises||Celebrity Reflection||12.00(+1)-02.00||12.30|
|14th August||Princess Cruises||Regal Princess||07.00(+1)-02.00||07.30|
|22nd August||Regent Seven Seas||Seven Seas Splendor||08.00-18.00||08.30|
|24th August||TUI Cruises||Mein Schiff 3||07.00-19.00||07.30|
|26th August||Princess Cruises||Regal Princess||07.00(+1)-02.00||07.30|
|28th August||Azmara Club Cruises||Azmara Quest||08.00-17.00||08.30|
|29th August||Princess Cruises||Island Princess||08.00(+1)-02.00||08.30|
|7th September||Princess Cruises||Regal Princess||07.00-18.00||07.30|
|8th September||Princess Cruises||Sky Princess||07.00-19.00||07.30|
|9th September||TUI Cruises||Mein Schiff 3||07.00-19.00||07.30|
|10th September||Disney Cruise Line||Disney Magic||09.00-19.15||09.30|
|13th September||Windstar Cruises||Legend||08.00-18.00||08.30|
|14th September||Regent Seven Seas||Seven Seas Explorer||10.00-22.00||10.30|
|18th September||Princess Cruises||Regal Princess||07.00-18.00||07.30|
|19th September||Oceania Cruises||Sirena||09.00-18.00||09.30|
|21st September||Norwegian Cruise Lines||Norwegian Star||09.00-18.00||09.30|
* Times are APPROXIMATE. We carefully co-ordinate times to meet & greet you at the quay-side and provide a fully synchronised tour returning at least 1-hour before “all aboard“. We will keep you fully updated via your online booking records if the TOUR DEPARTURE time above changes.
** NOTE: Holyhead (Anglesey) now uses the British Aluminium Jetty for docking. This alleviates the need for tendering and mitigates the risks of poor weather delays and/or cancellations.
…AND FINALLY: We are conscious of passenger concerns regarding the consequences of a late arrival back to ship when using independent excursion providers. In BusyBus’ case, saving up to 50% along with having a wonderful overall experience simply may not be sufficient to convince you, so let me, as Managing Director, re-assure you that all operational aspects of our tours are taken very seriously indeed to mitigate such a risk.
For example, wherever we tour we are always in communication with colleagues, peers, partners and associates who could, at short notice, jump in to assist an immobilised vehicle and/or get passengers safely back to their ship. All our vehicles carry a comprehensive manual that includes emergency procedures, phone numbers, breakdown assistance, medical aid, etc. We are, of course, recommended and known by the Port Authority too and are in regular communication.
If you’re worried about being late back, how do you think we’d feel with stranded souls sitting on the back of our coach?