Ocean Terminal Greenock, Glasgow by Tartan Tours Scotland
Ocean Terminal Greenock
Visiting Ocean Terminal Greenock, Glasgow in one of the many cruise ships that now call at the port. Why not look at taking one of Tartan Tours Scotland's private tours for 2 - 6 people. Ocean Terminal Greenock, Glasgow is situated in the heart of Inverclyde and is only a short drive to many of Scotland's main tourist attractions. After sailing up past the beautiful scenery on the Clyde, we are sure you will want to see even more of this stunning part of the world. All our main tours are detailed within our site and can be offered and tailored to suit your requirements and the time you have available ashore. One of the major benefits of Ocean Terminal Greenock, Glasgow is that within Greenock and Inverclyde we have some of the very best scenery and architecture anywhere in Scotland. So much so we have recently added a 2 hour tour of the local area, we can take you to places that the large tour operators miss due to restrictions in size. We will show you breath taking views, stunning buildings and areas of historical interest, with collection and drop off at The Ocean Terminal.
We cater for all your needs, which includes collection and drop off, transportation, and your personal tour guide for all our tours of Scotland..
We suggest you allow 2 hours to ensure you make full advantage of this memorable day with Tartan Tours Scotland
Maximum tour size - 6 people, contact Tartan Tours Scotland now for details and availability of Ocean Terminal Greenock Tours.
Greenock has come a long way since its small fishing town beginnings and became world famous for Sugar and Ships and boasted the oldest shipbuilding business in the world dating back to 1711. Sadly the days of heavy industry have long gone, although the recent revival of Fergusons Ship Yard in Port Glasgow has kept shipbuilding alive in the area. Greenock and Inverclyde also played a huge roll in the 80s and 90s with blue chip such as IBM setting up in the area offering much needed alternative employment just when the last of the big shipbuilders were closing their doors for the last time. The clearing of the old docks however opened up the waterfront area, and made the views and area more accessible, and now visitors can walk along the waterfront while taking in the spectacular scenery. Greenock has great road and rail links with the centre of Glasgow being reached in just over half an hour. The river Clyde has always been important to Greenock and Glasgow, and today Ocean Terminal Greenock has become a major destination for cruise ship visitors from all over the world.
There are plenty of local attractions to keep visitors amused while docked at Ocean Terminal Greenock, Glasgow. The views from Tower Hill, Lyle Hill and from Gourock Esplanade are some of finest in Scotland. Newark Castle is a hidden gem, The McLean Museum and some of the most historic buildings in Greenock such as the Custom House (1817), Mariners Homes (1850) and Dutch Gable House (1755) are also worth seeing, along with the old Sugar Sheds. In the centre of Greenock you can not help notice Victoria Tower part of The Municipal Buildings which was completed in 1866 and stands 245 feet tall. For nature lovers Loch Thom and Lunderston Bay have proved popular with locals and visitors for many years. The Clyde and Greenock has seen a revival in recent years with all the Cruise ships arriving, but the past has not been forgotten and the PS Waverly the worlds last sea going paddle steamer still does daily cruises on the Clyde from late spring to early autumn.
To check availability of this tour please contact Tartan Tours Scotland using our contact page and we will be only too happy to arrange a fantastic private tour just for you, while you holiday in Scotland.
Or why not look at some of our other tours that are offered by Tartan Tours Scotland from Ocean Terminal Greenock, Glasgow, William Wallace, The Kelpies, The Falkirk Wheel, Loch Lomond, Bannockburn. Inveraray, Stirling Castle , Outlander , or our new Whisky and Wallace and Outlaw King Tours Get that Braveheart Feeling with William Wallace, The Kelpies modern day 30ft sculptures, The Falkirk Wheel a marvel of engineering , Loch Lomond with its Bonnie Bonnie banks, Bannockburn with Robert The Bruce, Inveraray with its fantastic Castle and Stirling Castle dating back to 1400s. All fantastic day trips and remember we can design your very own tour with us, just contact us with your requirements and we will do the rest.