South Queensferry Shore Excursion (Edinburgh)
Cruise Ship Shore Excursions from South Queensferry Traditional Tourist Trip This tour has the itinerary that many visitors to our country associate with Scotland when wishing to explore as much as they can in one day. We begin the excursion by you being greeted with your tour guide, the Kilted Piper at South Queensferry port. We proceed on to the historic and stunning Stirling Castle, with breathtaking surroundings and highland cattle grazing in a nearby field. You can explore the castle at your leisure and take part in the tours of the castle, offered by the custodians. From there, you are free to enjoy lunch in many of the city’s recommended restaurants and cafes, then have some retail therapy time if you wish. Alternatively, we can proceed on to Deanston Whisky distillery, boasting some of the country’s finest whisky. You may also lunch here if that is more to your liking than in the city. There will also be the opportunity of a tour and to sample the whisky distilled here. We conclude the excursion with a visit to one of our most famous battlegrounds, Bannockburn. This was the site of Scotland’s most famous victory in the war of independence in 1314, led by Robert the Bruce. There is a visitors centre on site also, which offers the opportunity of participating in battle re-enactments and an impressive walk through 3-D tour of the battle itself. You shall then be returned to your ship, stopping off for any photo opportunities you may wish on the way.
South Queensferry Excursion Two
Cruise Ship Shore Excursions from Edinburgh Crowd Free Zone Tour Are you longing to escape the hustle and bustle of the traditional busy tourist locations? Let us whisk you away to the peaceful tranquility of small quirky period set little villages and a quieter, yet beautiful historical castle. You’ll be greeted by your friendly guide, Graeme the kilted piper, and be taken to the beautiful scenic olde world little town of Falkland in the kingdom of Fife. This idyllic little place is a step back in time and still, boasts many of the 17th and 18th-century homes and hostelries from yesteryear. Falkland Palace was the country retreat of the Stewart Kings and Queens of Scotland. We will then proceed on to another very picturesque conservation town, Culross which has been maintained by the National Trust for Scotland since the 20th century ensuring its traditional feel and uniqueness. You will also have the opportunity to lunch here in the highly recommended Lallybroch Cafe. Afterwards, you may wish to explore Culross Palace which has stunning floral gardens at the rear and the palace itself steeped in history. Your excursion concludes with a visit to Blackness Castle, situated on the shores near Queensferry. This is a beautiful well preserved 15th-century fortress, steeped in history and well worth a visit, with lovely photographic opportunities of the nearby newly built Queensferry bridge, recently opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. At Kilted Piper Tours we wish your day to be a memorable one and will do everything we can to ensure we cater to your needs throughout your trip and make your visit to our country one you will have fond memories of…
Meet & Greet Service
We will pick you up in our 7 passenger seat MPV and transport you throughout the duration of your tour or excursion.
We Source Hotels
We will source for you, recommended local hotels & guesthouses in the local tour area during your stay.
Hotels & Guesthouses
Local Tour Guide
You get a professional tour guide who wears the traditional Highland dress and plays the Bagpipes on Request.
Shore excursions from Invergordon
Cruise Ship Shore Excursions from Invergordon Loch Ness Highlands Tour You will be met at the Port of Invergordon by the kilted piper, and your tour will commence with a drive through the scenic Highlands towards the historical, famous Loch Ness (remember to bring your fishing net to capture Nessie). Our first port of call is the stunning Urquhart Castle, set in spectacular surroundings overlooking the mystical Loch Ness. Here you will have ample time for photo opportunities of Loch Ness and the castle. This is a must-see for tourists visiting the highlands. We continue our Highland journey to Culloden Battlefield, for many tourists, one of the most powerfully emotive and poignant locations experienced on their visit to Scotland. Here being the setting for the last battle of the Jacobite rising in 1746, a brutal bloody end to the supporters of Bonnie Prince Charlie, ‘The Young Pretender’. Many have described the site as ‘eerie’. A chance to experience a trip back in time and participate in a Living History Presentation and viewing the clothing, weapons etc is an option available to those who wish to further explore this historical location and Jacobean times. We then make a very short journey to Clava Cairns, (the Prehistoric Burial Cairns of Bulnuaran of Clava) a group of three Bronze Age cairns located near Inverness. These cairns are exceptionally well-preserved prehistoric site. Clava Cairns is hugely significant of a distant history of Highland Scotland, dating back about 4,000 years. A post note..this site was the inspiration for Craigh na Dun, featuring in the period series, ‘Outlander’. We shall break for lunch for approximately an hour at one of our recommended eateries in the areas en route to our next location. Concluding our excursion, we think no Scottish tour is complete without a visit to a whisky distillery. We will arrange a tour of one of our famous distilleries offering you a tasting session and a chance to discover the methods of distilling Scotland’s national tipple. Throughout the tour, we will be happy to stop for photo opportunities on request. We will then take a scenic drive back to Invergordon in plenty of time to meet your ship ***NB*** If you prefer to spend your offshore time exploring our national sport of golf, we can offer the opportunity of a round of golf at one of our beautiful scenic set courses within the Highlands, with a whisky distillery tour to enjoy a wee dram before departing our Scottish shores. At Kilted Piper Tours, we pride ourselves on being flexible, to create your tour the way you want it and make your time with us a memorable one. ”It’s not just a trip..it’s an adventure.”