Silversea Luxury Cruises To GREENOCK (Glasgow)

GREENOCK (Glasgow)
GREENOCK (Glasgow)

A titan of culture and character, with a disarmingly warm welcome, Glasgow is a lively, Scottish city with bucket-loads of personality. Built on a bedrock of hard-work, and deep industrial roots, the city is a fascinating balance of old and new. Architectural treasures like the elegant Glasgow City Chambers of 1888 blend with new, angular shocks like the Riverside Museum and armadillo-shaped Clyde Auditorium - both part of a clutch of exciting new developments along the River Clyde’s banks. View more

Also towering over the river - and perhaps Glasgow’s mightiest symbol - is the Titan - a colossal crane and an almighty reminder of Glasgow’s heritage as a constructor of giant battleships and cruise liners. It is far from a grey industrial city these days, however, and leafy parks, manicured gardens and stacked galleries douse the city with its colour and cultural intrigue. George Square is at the heart of it all, overlooked by Glasgow City Chambers and adorned with memorials, columns and statues honouring influential Scots and Prime Ministers of history. The sounds of shoppers and searing bagpipes rattle along the bustling Buchanan Street, where you can stroll and shop to your heart’s content. Stumble across the West End - Glasgow’s quirkier side - which is brimming with brightly painted cafes and pubs of character and characters, and the perfect spot for a sit-down. Glasgow’s Medieval Cathedral is the city’s oldest building and one of Scotland’s oldest cathedrals, while the university is an immaculate, turreted and vaulted temple of learning. With enormous concert halls, overflowing museums and storied castles, Glasgow is one of the United Kingdom’s most characterful, rewarding cities.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

cruises visiting GREENOCK (Glasgow)

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NEW YORK To REYKJAVIK
  • Departure
    Jun 06 2021
  • Duration
    28 Days
  • Ship
    Silver Whisper
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SOUTHAMPTON To REYKJAVIK
  • Departure
    Jun 20 2021
  • Duration
    14 Days
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    Silver Whisper
From US$ 7,920
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Excursions in GREENOCK (Glasgow)

Silver Shore Privato - Greenock by Private Car & English-Speaking Guide - Half Day

Explore Greenock at your leisure during your half-day (4 Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Silver Shore Privato - Greenock by Private Car with English-Speaking Guide - Full Day

Explore Greenock at your leisure during your full-day (8 Hour) sightseeing tour via private car . Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Silver Shore Privato - Greenock by Private Van with English-Speaking Guide - Full Day

Explore Greenock at your leisure during your full-day (8 Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Silver Shore Privato - Greenock by Private Van with English-Speaking Guide- Half Day

Explore Greenock at your leisure during your half-day (4 Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Bannockburn, Stirling Castle & Wallace Monument

Explore some of the people, battles, castles and monuments that helped shape Scottish history during this unforgettable, full-day sightseeing excursion.


Greenock, Glasgow City, Bannockburn Visitor Centre, Battlefield

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 75-minute drive towards Stirling, then across the mighty River Clyde and through the city of Glasgow en route to the Bannockburn Visitor Centre, which brings to life the 1314 battle fought, and won, on this site by Robert the Bruce against the English. During your visit, explore the Visitor Centre and walk around the battlefield site of the Battle of Bannockburn. From here, continue on to the Stirling Castle, one of the most critical strongholds throughout Scotland's history.


About Stirling Castle

From its spectacular setting, high on a volcanic rock above the River Forth, Stirling Castle has controlled one of the main routes between the Scottish Highlands and Lowlands for centuries, earning the title 'key to the kingdom'. Legend has it that King Arthur took the original castle from the Saxons, though there is no evidence of a castle before 1124. Earlier fortifications have given way to today's palatial and beautifully furnished 15th-century residence, the home of the Stuart kings and birthplace of James II. In total, seven battlefields can be seen from Stirling Castle, which was last defended against the Jacobites in 1746. The castle was also home to some of the most famous people in Scottish and British history, and, in times of peace, a relaxing retreat for Scottish royalty.


Castle Tour, Palace, Royal Chapel, Prince's Tower, King's Old Building, Great Hall, Free Time

During your castle tour, your guide recounts the history of this castle whilst pointing out the key areas, including the Palace, Chapel Royal, Prince's Tower, King's Old Building (now a regimental museum) and the Great Hall. Following your castle tour, some free time is made available to explore the castle further at your leisure, or visit the city of Stirling, the youngest city in Scotland, and stop for refreshments and/or lunch at your own expense.


Wallace Monument, Exhibitions

After your free time, your exploration of this history-laden area continues with a visit to the Wallace Monument. Built in 1869, it commemorates the life of Sir William Wallace, who led the struggle for Scottish independence at the end of the 13th century, and whose place in history was secured after his nearby conquest of the English at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297. There are various exhibitions within the Monument, and you may opt to climb the 246 steps to enjoy the outstanding views from the top. At the conclusion of your tour, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 1.75-hour drive back to the pier.

City of Glasgow & Kelvingrove Gallery

Explore the splendid beauty, architecture and history of Glasgow during this half-day tour of the city, and a visit to the Kelvingrove Gallery.


Glasgow Sightseeing

Depart the pier for the approximately 45-minute drive along the southern shore of the River Clyde en route to Glasgow, Scotland's largest city. Glasgow's skyline is a kaleidoscope of architectural gems that encompasses the magnificent 12th-century Cathedral, stunning Victorian cityscape, art galleries and museums, and Art Nouveau-style. Upon arrival, begin your orientation drive through the centre of the city. Along the way, see the statues at the 18th-century George Square, Glasgow's oldest public square, and pass by Cathedral Square, home of the 12th-century Glasgow Cathedral, one of the most historic Medieval sites in Glasgow.


Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

Next, continue on to Kelvingrove for a visit to the Victorian-style Art Gallery & Museum. This large, imposing red sandstone structure is one of Glasgow's landmark buildings, and features a magnificent interior that has been recently restored to its original splendour. Inside, see ever-changing contemporary exhibitions that include dinosaurs, suits of armour, frightening weaponry and treasures from throughout the world. The museum also houses a superb collection of paintings by renowned artists, including Botticelli, Rembrandt, Monet, Van Gogh, Picasso, and Dali, whose world-renowned work, Christ of St. John of the Cross, makes a welcome return to the gallery.


A section of the museum features an exhibit that is dedicated to famous Scottish luminaries, from Robert the Bruce and Mary Queen of Scots to modern-day political figures, and includes costumes, historic artefacts, arms and some wonderful Scottish landscapes. Alternatively, you may opt to explore the museum's other enthralling galleries and exhibits independently. The museum's location also offers splendid views of the 15th-century, Gothic-style buildings of Glasgow University, which is perched on a hillside above the River Kelvin. Following your museum visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 45-minute drive back to the pier.

Cruise on Loch Lomond

Enjoy a cruise on the largest body of water in Great Britain, Loch Lomond. The famously bonny, bonny banks offer spectacular views of the National Park and are deep with history.


Scenic Drive

Depart Greenock and drive northwards for approximately 45 minutes through some beautiful countryside to Loch Lomond, the largest fresh water lake in Britain. As you approach Loch Lomond it will soon become apparent why the area is renowned for its wild beauty and mysterious lochs. Your knowledgeable guide will also recount tales of Rob Roy, the famous 17th century Scottish hero who led the Clan MacGregor into many battles around these valleys.


Balloch and Loch Lomond

Upon arrival at Balloch, board your cruise boat, sit back and enjoy the live commentary whilst you cruise along Loch Lomond surrounded by some of the most stunning scenery.


Helensburgh, Clyde River Bank

On return to Balloch, your panoramic tour will continue over the hill and down to Helensburgh on the banks of the Clyde where you will have the opportunity to take photos of your ship from across the water. From there you will return by road to the ship. The scenic return drive will take approximately 1.5 hours.

Glasgow HIghlights & Free Time

Discover the history and architecture of Glasgow during this picturesque, full-day sightseeing excursion, and some free time to explore the city at your leisure.


Greenock, Glasgow City, Orientation Drive, Tolbooth Steeple, University, Kelvingrove Museum

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 45-minute drive to Glasgow, the largest city in Scotland. With over 1,800 listed buildings, and as the hometown of architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Glasgow is renowned as being one of the most magnificent areas of 19th-century architecture. Some of Britain's best museums and galleries can be found in Glasgow, along with brilliant music venues and many delightful eateries. Upon arrival, take a panoramic orientation drive through the city centre. Along the way, your guide points out key areas of interest, including the historic Tolbooth Steeple, magnificent University buildings and Kelvingrove Museum, en route to the Cathedral Precinct.


Glasgow Cathedral, Lower Church, Gothic Architecture, Stained-Glass Windows

Next, a visit is made to the Glasgow Cathedral. Dating back to the 13th Century, the present Cathedral sits on the site of the traditional burial place of St. Kentigern (or Mungo, as he is more popularly known), Patron Saint of Glasgow. His tomb became a place of pilgrimage, and the building around it grew and was beautified as the city grew in importance. Part of the stone base of the shrine survives, and can be seen in the Lower Church. The crowning glory of the Cathedral is the Lower Church, a splendid example of 13th-century Gothic architecture. The Cathedral also houses one of the finest collections of post-war, stained-glass windows extant in Britain.


Free Time for Sightseeing, Shopping, Dining, Etc.

Following your visit to the Glasgow Cathedral and introduction to the major sites of the city, continue to George Square and enjoy some free time to discover the city further at your leisure. George Square is not only Glasgow's oldest public square and the heart of the city, but it also boasts more statues than any other square in Scotland. You can explore historic sights, browse the shops and boutiques, and/or stop by one of the many pubs or cafés for food/drinks at your own expense. At the appointed time, re-join your guide and re-board your coach for the approximately one-hour drive back to the pier.

Leisurely Luss on Loch Lomond

Explore the picturesque conservation village of Luss, nestled on the banks of the famous Loch Lomond, during this scenic, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Greenock, Loch Lomond, Luss Village, Cottages, Flower Displays

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive to the picturesque conservation village of Luss, nestled on the western shore of beautiful Loch Lomond. Legend has it that the village takes its name from an adaptation of the French for the heraldic flower, the iris, or Fleur de Lys. A rich deposit of bluish-grey slate stones runs through the village, and neat rows of cottages come alive in spring and summer with elaborate flower displays. Much of the village was built to house workers from the nearby slate quarries in the 18th and 19th centuries. Today, you can still find mounds of beautifully-stacked slate stones around the village.


Guided Walking Tour, Smokehouse, Luss Church, Video Presentation

Upon arrival, join your local guide for a walking tour of the village. Along the way, pass by the local Smokehouse, where the fish is traditionally smoked over beach wood. Just to the south of the centre of the village, and still overlooking the Loch, is Luss Church. Built by the Colquhouns in 1875, this lovely little church is worth exploring, and a visit inside provides an opportunity to view a short presentation.

End-of-the-Pier View, Free Time, Shopping, Dining

No visit to Luss is complete without taking in the view from the end of the pier, with Ben Lomond standing proudly over Loch Lomond. Following your walking tour, some free time is made available to sit and relax, do a bit of shopping, and/or stop by one of the many lovely bars or restaurants at your own expense. At the conclusion of your tour, re-board your coach and commence the approximately one-hour drive back to the pier.

Loch Lomond and Glengoyne Distillery

Experience the exquisite beauty and spirits of the Irish countryside during this bespoke, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Greenock, Irish Countryside, Glengoyne Distillery, Dumgoyne Hill, Waterfall, Panoramic Views

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 45-minute drive north, through the beautiful Irish countryside en route to the Glengoyne Distillery. Often referred to as 'Scotland's Most Beautiful Distillery', Glengoyne is nestled at the foot of Dumgoyne Hill, boasts a delightful waterfall, and offers spectacular panoramic views over the Campsie Fells and Glengoyne.


Guided Walking Tour, Distillation Process, Whisky Stills, Whisky Tasting

Upon arrival at the distillery, take a guided walking tour. Along the way, learn about the history and distillation process of Glengoyne Whisky, utilising the same principles for nearly 200 years. Admire the soaring stills, the slowest whisky stills in the world. Discover why sherry casks add to the distinct and bold, complex flavour, and how the milder climate of the southern Highlands effects the maturing whisky. In addition, learn about how this distillery is committed to helping to preserve the environment by utilising renewable electricity for 100% of its power. Following your tour, sample Glengoyne Whisky and taste the subtle difference that sets it apart from the more rugged malts of the northern Highlands.


Free Time, Gift Shop, Whisky & Souvenirs, Loch Lomond, Duck Bay Marina

Afterward, some free time is made available to browse for whisky and souvenirs in Glengoyne's gift shop. Leaving Glengoyne, re-board your coach and continue on to Loch Lomond. The largest freshwater lake in Britain, Loch Lomond is renowned for its wild beauty and mysterious lochs. A photo stop is made at the lovely Duck Bay Marina, which is nestled amidst spectacular scenery. Your guide also recounts tales of Rob Roy, the famous 17th-century Scottish hero who led the Clan MacGregor into many battles around these valleys. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 1.5-hour drive back to the pier via the serene landscapes and pretty villages of this delightful area.

Hotels in GREENOCK (Glasgow)

POST-CRUISE GRANDE HOTEL: HILTON GLASGOW HOTEL

With a central location in the heart of Glasgow's business district, Hilton Glasgow is conveniently situated for all the city's most popular attractions. A popular choice for business travelers and those looking to experience all that Scotland's largest city has to offer, the hotel is in close proximity to the SECC, great shopping and excellent bars and restaurants.

Extensive facilities, comfortable surroundings and professional, welcoming service ensures that your stay in Glasgow is as successful as possible.The 24-hour business center allows you to stay connected while high-speed internet access and generous work space lets busy guests remain productive within the comfort of their room.

The Livingwell Health Club, with indoor pool and a full range of cardiovascular and resistance machines, is the perfect way to relax and unwind after a busy day in Glasgow. The hotel's choice of restaurants and bars, as well as the Ocean Rooms Spa, Hair Spa and Maclays gift shop ensures that everything is on hand to make your time at the hotel enjoyable and hassle free

PRE-CRUISE GRANDE HOTEL: HILTON GLASGOW HOTEL

With a central location in the heart of Glasgow's business district, Hilton Glasgow is conveniently situated for all the city's most popular attractions. A popular choice for business travelers and those looking to experience all that Scotland's largest city has to offer, the hotel is in close proximity to the SECC, great shopping and excellent bars and restaurants.

Extensive facilities, comfortable surroundings and professional, welcoming service ensures that your stay in Glasgow is as successful as possible.The 24-hour business center allows you to stay connected while high-speed internet access and generous work space lets busy guests remain productive within the comfort of their room.

The Livingwell Health Club, with indoor pool and a full range of cardiovascular and resistance machines, is the perfect way to relax and unwind after a busy day in Glasgow. The hotel's choice of restaurants and bars, as well as the Ocean Rooms Spa, Hair Spa and Maclays gift shop ensures that everything is on hand to make your time at the hotel enjoyable and hassle free.

POST-CRUISE SIMPLY HOTEL: GLASGOW GRAND CENTRAL HOTEL

In the heart of Glasgow stands the historic Grand Central Hotel. A much-loved icon in the city, the hotel has undergone a £20 million refurbishment transforming it into one of Glasgow's most superior, conference, banqueting and short break destinations which once again takes its place as Glasgow's leading four-star hotel. The Grand Central Hotel is the leading business venue and first choice luxury hotel in Glasgow.

PRE-CRUISE SIMPLY HOTEL: GLASGOW GRAND CENTRAL HOTEL

In the heart of Glasgow stands the historic Grand Central Hotel. A much-loved icon in the city, the hotel has undergone a £20 million refurbishment transforming it into one of Glasgow's most superior, conference, banqueting and short break destinations which once again takes its place as Glasgow's leading four-star hotel. The Grand Central Hotel is the leading business venue and first choice luxury hotel in Glasgow.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.