272 Greenock (Glasgow) Cruise Reviews

We didnt visit Glasgow but did see the Robert Burns museum and visited another beautiful castle. Visited the site of battle between the Vikings and Scots.
We didnt visit Glasgow but did see the Robert Burns museum and visited another beautiful castle. Visited the site of battle between the Vikings and Scots. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
We did Glasgow on our own. We talked to the cathedral and got there a half hour before it closed. We walked back to the main plaza where we were to meed our tour bus and had a pint at the Piper Pub. EXCELLENT
We did Glasgow on our own. We talked to the cathedral and got there a half hour before it closed. We walked back to the main plaza where we were to meed our tour bus and had a pint at the Piper Pub. EXCELLENT Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Did the hop on hop of bus in Glasgow. You do have to ride a bus to get to Glasgow. Not much in port.
Did the hop on hop of bus in Glasgow. You do have to ride a bus to get to Glasgow. Not much in port. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Monday marked the end of their first week of British Isle tours, and the ship moved on to Scotland with a port of call stop at Greenock, 45 minutes from Glasgow. Ray and Traci booked a shore excursion with Timberbush tours. The first stop ... Read More
Monday marked the end of their first week of British Isle tours, and the ship moved on to Scotland with a port of call stop at Greenock, 45 minutes from Glasgow. Ray and Traci booked a shore excursion with Timberbush tours. The first stop on the tour was Stirling Castle, about 90 minutes away from the port. The castle has been strategically located on top of a steep hill and overlooked the River Forth crossing. Originally built around 1100, it was mostly destroyed around 1300 and then rebuilt – it was an active British Army training facility until 1965 at which time it was restored and now serves as a popular tourist attraction, concert venue, and even television set. At first, Ray was a bit lukewarm on visiting another castle, but after taking the 60 minute free tour given by castle staff, he was disappointed they only had 90 minutes total to see the site. The architecture was quite interesting with limewashed stonework on the outside giving it a golden appearance due to iron content of the sealant. Inside, regal furnishings gave the feel of its past life. One key difference between Stirling Castle and others is the extensive restoration required due to centuries of use as an active military facility – much of the tapestry and furniture are reproductions so not tarnished by age and available for visitors to use. Due to limited time, Ray and Traci didn’t get a chance to play king and queen by sitting on the dining hall thrones. Another nice touch is the costumed staff who look and talk “in period” giving a first hand description of life during the castle’s heyday. One staff member talked about the importance of golf, although the clubs looked quite challenging for players of that era. Reluctantly, the travelers returned to the bus without getting to explore more of the exhibits at the castle. Lunch in the quaint village of Aberfoyle was next, Ray and Traci found an excellent (and unbelievably inexpensive) restaurant called Liz MacGregors. Traci enjoyed a lentil soup and roll, while Ray had a very tasty grilled ham and cheese sandwich – called a toasty made with very thin bread. They also explored some of the shops and found a grocery store with unexpectedly cheap prices of American goods at least when British pounds are converted to US dollars. The last stop was at Loch Lomond, a large lake in the Trossachs National Park. Like many tours, the bus stopped at this shopping mall located along the lake. While the view was nice, Ray wishes they spent 5 minutes at the lake (mall) and an hour more at Stirling Castle. The tour guides James and David did a good job, and shouldn’t be blamed for the misallocation of time. Ray did some research after the excursion and could not find a tour that just went to Stirling Castle – something he would recommend for future travelers. Before the Crown Princess left, a Scottish bagpipe band serenaded the departing ship with traditional music from the shore. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
We took a free walking tour and bus ride to Newark Castle and Harbor Tour which was excellent.
We took a free walking tour and bus ride to Newark Castle and Harbor Tour which was excellent. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
We prebooked rail fare from Greenock Central (15-minute walk from ship) to Glasgow and walked to George Square and toured the City Center, Walked uphill to the Cathedral, back down to Buchanon Street and took the subway to Partick station ... Read More
We prebooked rail fare from Greenock Central (15-minute walk from ship) to Glasgow and walked to George Square and toured the City Center, Walked uphill to the Cathedral, back down to Buchanon Street and took the subway to Partick station and walked to the Riverside Museum, walked to the Clydeside Distillery for a Scotch Whiskey tour and lunch in the cafe, walked back to the Partick station to Buchanan Street and shopped before taking the train back to Greenock. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
We took the ship's tour to Edinburgh. This was a good tour. They took us to Edinburgh Castle on a walking tour with some time on your own in there. We found a cafe at the very top of the hill and had tea and scones for lunch up ... Read More
We took the ship's tour to Edinburgh. This was a good tour. They took us to Edinburgh Castle on a walking tour with some time on your own in there. We found a cafe at the very top of the hill and had tea and scones for lunch up there. Very good scones there - not dry like those we had elsewhere. Then we drove around town and stopped for about an hour of free time, which my wife and I used to walk to the Miracle Mile and browse around. It was a Saturday and there were lots of street performers, very crowded and very "happening". Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
We took an excursion to the Kelvingrove Museum. Wonderful visit. The highlight was seeing the original Salvador Dali painting of the crucifixion ("Christ of Saint John of the Cross"). Fantastic and truly awe inspiring.
We took an excursion to the Kelvingrove Museum. Wonderful visit. The highlight was seeing the original Salvador Dali painting of the crucifixion ("Christ of Saint John of the Cross"). Fantastic and truly awe inspiring. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
We took a private tour. Very pretty country. Stirling Castle is very interesting and a great place to learn about Scottish history.
We took a private tour. Very pretty country. Stirling Castle is very interesting and a great place to learn about Scottish history. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
We booked an independent tour with BusyBus from Greenock and I’m so glad we did. As there were only six of us in the group, we were able to flex our itinerary to suit. Every stop was great although I particularly liked Kilchurn Castle. ... Read More
We booked an independent tour with BusyBus from Greenock and I’m so glad we did. As there were only six of us in the group, we were able to flex our itinerary to suit. Every stop was great although I particularly liked Kilchurn Castle. To top a great day, the weather was really good too. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Took the ship's Easy Lochs Tour. We stopped at Luss by Loch Lomond - and we took a ferry ride at Dunoon, but otherwise it was a long bus ride around six lakes and mountains.
Took the ship's Easy Lochs Tour. We stopped at Luss by Loch Lomond - and we took a ferry ride at Dunoon, but otherwise it was a long bus ride around six lakes and mountains. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Greenock is about 30 min by train from Glasgow and the train station is about one mile from the dock. Since the stay was only 8:30-4:30 we had to be pretty quick to get on the train, to Glasgow, to see the city, and get back by train. ... Read More
Greenock is about 30 min by train from Glasgow and the train station is about one mile from the dock. Since the stay was only 8:30-4:30 we had to be pretty quick to get on the train, to Glasgow, to see the city, and get back by train. Not enough time even to enjoy Hop-On-Hop Off very much so we just went to the Kelvingrove Museum; don't miss the Dali, Christ of St. John of the Cross. We just had enough time for lunch, a walk downtown, some souvenirs, and then back on the train. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019

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