The Wonders of the West Coast
Our first stop on this tour is the iconic Inveraray Castle. The ancestral seat of the Dukes of Argyll, Chiefs of Clan Campbell, since the early 15th century and currently occupied by the 13th Duke & his family. The castle was also used as the location for the 2012 Downton Abbey Christmas special.
Next, we will make our way to the nearby town of Inveraray. With its quaint shops & traditional feel, you can take your time exploring the former Royal Burgh before enjoying lunch at a local restaurant.
Rested & refreshed we will take our leave and travel to the bonny banks of Loch Lomond, enjoying the breathtaking scenery along the way. Here we will stop at some of the most picturesque viewpoints in Scotland, where you can enjoy amazing views across the loch.
Our final stop is the tiny conservation village of Luss. Originally named the 'Dark Village' the area has been inhabited since medieval times. With traditional granite cottages & stunning lochside views, there's nowhere better to bring our day to an end.
0800hrs:Departure from Ocean Terminal, Greenock (or pre-arranged collection point)
1000hrs:Arrival at Inverary Castle and remain for
1130hrs:Cross to Inverary Town for sight seeing,
shopping and lunch.
1300hrs:Leave Inverary and travel to Loch Lomond &
1500hrs:Arrive at Luss for short visit.
1530hrs: Leave Luss
1600hrs:Arrival back at Ocean Terminal.
(All times are approximate).
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection
Duration: 8 hours
Tour times may vary slightly due to weather and traffic conditions as well as seasonal opening times.
You will be driven in a new, 2016 model Volkswagen Transporter T5 combi vehicle. The vehicle is maintained to the highest standard, is clean, very comfortable and air conditioned.
I can accommodate a maximum of 4 passengers. If your party has more than 4 please contact me, a larger vehicle can be arranged at an additional cost.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 GBP - This will be more than enough to cover lunch and any admission costs.
Please note; I am not a licensed guide and will not be able to guide you inside of historical monuments. I can, however, accompany you inside and provide a brief overview.
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Don't visit the Loch Lomond area of Scotland without taking a tour hosted by James. His many stories and fun facts are both educational and entertaining! In the first few minutes after you meet James, you realize how much he loves his home country of Scotland and how proud he is to show it off to visitors. James is also a whiskey expert and he will also amaze you with his magic tricks. A truly unforgettable experience!