From Greenock we initially travel along the banks of the River Clyde, crossing over the Kingston Bridge in central Glasgow before we reach Stirling. From Edinburgh we travel through West Lothian until reaching Stirling:
The first place we travel through is the battlefield of Bannockburn, where in 1314 King Robert the Bruce led the Scots to victory over the English. We then continue into the small city of Stirling passing through by medieval heart of the and see the many fine buildings including the Church of the Holy Rude, Argyll's Lodging, and the Old Town Jail. You could easily spend the whole day in Stirling but the main attraction is the visit to the mighty Stirling Castle , which in my opinion is Scotland's finest medieval castle. It has stunning views from the battlements over to the National Wallace Monument , which can also be visited. Next we could head to Doune Castle of Monty Python and the Holy Grail fame before heading into the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park at Callander. There are a couple of great options for lunch in this area in some real Scottish Inns and Taverns that DON'T cater for large coach parties!
Perhaps stop to take pictures of Hamish the Highland Cow before heading to the banks of Loch Venachar. We take the simply stunning Dukes Pass road through the Trossachs, traveling through the small picturesque towns of Aberfoyle and Drymen before arriving at Balmaha. This is the much more quiet and picturesque (no buses allowed!) side of the Bonnie, Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond. It's then a comfortable drive back to the ship at Greenock or South Queensferry.
This tour is also available from South Queensferry