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 (as much as 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 for Scotland!
Your tour is fully escorted and narrated by a jolly, knowledgeable driver escort who will, invariably, 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.
- 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.
- 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 northeastern 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 Campbell since 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 1-hour 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.
CRUISE ARRIVALS – GREENOCK (GLASGOW) 2018
|Date||Shipping Line||Vessel||Time in Port||Tour Departure*|
|14th April||Cruise & Maritime||Magellan||08.00-18.00||08.30|
|4th May||MSC Cruises||MSC Meraviglia||08.00-19.00||08.30|
|7th May||Princess Cruises||Royal Princess||07.00-18.00||07.30|
|8th May||TUI Cruises||Mein Schiff 3||07.00-19.00||07.30|
|9th May||Norwegian Cruise Line||Norwegian Jade||08.00-19.00||08.30|
|16th May||Cunard||Queen Victoria||09.00-18.00||09.30|
|19th May||Princess Cruises||Royal Princess||07.00-18.00||07.30|
|20th May||Royal Caribbean||Brilliance of the Seas||07.00-18.00||07.30|
|23rd May||Seabourne||Seabourne Quest||08.00-18.00||08.30|
|28th May||Holland America Line||ms Zuiderdam||08.00-17.00||08.30|
|30th May||Princess Cruises||Royal Princess||07.00-18.00||07.30|
|12th June||Princess Cruises||Royal Princess||07.00-18.00||07.30|
|14th June||TUI Cruises||Mein Schiff 3||07.00-19.00||07.30|
|15th June||Oceania Cruises||Nautica||08.00-18.00||08.30|
|23rd June||Princess Cruises||Royal Princess||07.00-18.00||07.30|
|26th June||Royal Caribbean||Brilliance of the Seas||07.00-18.00||07.30|
|6th July||Princess Cruises||Royal Princess||07.00-18.00||07.30|
|12th July||TUI Cruises||Mein Schiff 3||07.00-19.00||07.30|
|17th July||Azmara Cruises||Azmara Journey||08.30-21.30||09.00|
|18th July||Princess Cruises||Royal Princess||07.00-08.00||07.30|
|20th July||Crystal Cruises||Crystal Serenity||07.00-21.00||07.30|
|30th July||Princess Cruises||Royal Princess||07.00-18.00||07.30|
|1st August||Royal Caribbean||Brilliance of the Seas||07.00-18.00||07.30|
|2nd August||Oceania Cruises||Marina||08.00-22.00||08.30|
|3rd August||TUI Cruises||Mein Schiff 3||07.00-19.00||07.30|
|10th August||Holland America Line||ms Rotterdam||08.00-19.00||08.30|
|11th August||Princes Cruises||Royal Princess||07.00(+1)02.00||07.30|
|22nd August||Princess Cruises||Royal Princess||08.00(+1)02.00||08.30|
|25th August||TUI Cruises||Mein Schiff 3||07.00-19.00||07.30|
|3rd September||Princess Cruises||Royal Princess||07.00-18.00||07.30|
|6th September||Disney Cruise Line||Disney Magic||08.00-18.00||08.30|
|12th September||Princess Cruises||Regal Princess||09.00-22.00||09.30|
|19th September||Oceania Cruises||Nautica||08.00-22.00||08.30|
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