Tour Departs: Greenock, Glasgow, or north Ayrshire - up to 8 passengers.
Cost: £GBP - Includes vehicle, driver, guiding services & bottled water. (does not include entry fees to visitor attractions or lunch)
Tour Includes: Experiencing Kilmartin Glen and Dunadd Fort with a private guide.
Kilmartin Glen and Dunadd Fort
See spectacular vistas of Scottish lochs and enjoy a visit to Kilmartin Glen and Dunadd Fort.
Passing beneath “The Cobbler” (Ben Arther), we journey through the “Arrochar Alps” and on for a photo-shoot at the spectacular viewpoint known as the “Rest and be Thankful”. Then we may stop for lunch in Inveraray and check out the Clyde puffer “Vital Spark”, once used for transporting coal, moored in the harbour.
Onward we go alongside Loch Fyne, through Lochgilphead and into Kilmartin Glen, before the short climb to the summit of Dunadd Fort, Next stop is the site of the prehistoric standing stones at Nether Largie.
Finally, we enter the village to visit Kilmartin Museum and see exhibitions of local archeology finds. On the return journey to Glasgow, we take time to stop at the pretty conservation village of Luss on the shores of Loch Lomond.
Our first stop is the famous viewpoint “Rest and Be Thankful” for panoramic views and a photo opportunity.
Onward to Loch Fyne, once renowned for abundant herring catches and perhaps eat lunch at the George hotel in Inveraray. This 1860 family-run hotel in a building dating from 1770 features flagstone floors and 4 fireplaces.
Entering Kilmartin Glen, we first ascend Dunadd Fort, where Scottish Kings were crowned and enjoy the panoramic views across the glen. Then we proceed to the prehistoric site at Nether Largie the standing stones and burial cairns within the area.
Our vehicle allows us to venture where the big coaches cannot go and park alongside Luss pier to enjoy spectacular views across Loch Lomond towards the islands and Ben Lomond. The long running Scottish soap opera, “Take the High Road”, was filmed in and around Luss in the 1980’s. On leaving Luss, we trave back to your accommodation in Glasgow.
WHERE AND WHEN:
Meet up location: I will meet you at any place in and around Greenock, Glasgow, or north Ayrshire.
The official meeting point for Greenock cruise passengers is the “Foot Passenger Exit”, a short walk from the ship, where I will meet and greet you.
End location: At the end of the tour I will return you to a location of your choice within the Greenock, Glasgow or north Ayrshire area.
Duration: 8 hours, I am very flexible for your time of pick up and return.
Estimated Local Cash Needed: 35 GBP
What’s Included: Tour includes vehicle, driver, guiding services and bottled water.
What’s Extra: Entry fees to visitor attractions, food and refreshments.
Tour Type: Cultural, historical, Shore Excursion, Youth and Family.
Transportation Method: 8 passenger Vauxhall Vivaro minibus.
Activity Level: Light.
Kid Friendly: Yes.
Language: English (fluent).
Maximum travelers: 8Book Now