We will collect you from the Port of Greenock at 08:15am – 08:30am.
As you exit the foot passenger gate, we will be waiting with a board bearing your name.
Once onboard the minicoach, we will head east towards Stirling, passing through Glasgow.
Stirling is a small city and as we climb the Castle Rock we see many fine buildings including the Old Town Jail, the Church of the Holy Rude, Mar’s Wark and the Argyll’s Lodgings.
The main attraction is the visit to the mighty Stirling Castle (admission fee not included), which is Scotland’s finest medieval castle. It has stunning views from the battlements over to the National Wallace Monument, the River Forth and west towards the Trossachs and Loch Lomond.
We should arrive at Stirling Castle just after the gates open and with time for you to purchase your tickets and take stroll to the Outer Close in time for the 10am Castle tour to start.
After you complete your visit to Stirling Castle, we will drop in at Doune Castle. Some of you may recognise it from the hit US TV series “Outlander”, others as the castle from Monty Python’s “Holy Grail”
There is more to this castle that just “Jamie and Claire”, and some coconut shells!!
Doune Castle was built in the 13th century, surviving the Wars of Independence, and the Jacobite Risings, before being taken in to state hands in the 20th century.
A stop for lunch, and an afternoon of panoramic views from the comfort of the minicoach, as we drive through the Trossachs, passing lochs and mountains, as we wind our way ever closer to the Ship.
If we have time, we can have a shopping and rest room stop at a woollen mill, and a photo stop at Loch Lomond on route.
We aim to have you back at the ship in plenty of time for her departure.