Shore Excursions

Cruise: Private Personalised Day Shore Excursions

Short personalised tours from Edinburgh or Glasgow to the Highlands or go city hopping.
The Forth Bridge

Arriving by cruise ship at a Scottish port and wish a personal shore excursion tour?

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Cruises are becoming increasingly popular as a way to see Scotland with stops around the coast of Scotland.  While preset shore excursions offer a great way to see the locality a private tour can take you to the places not always on the tourist map.

Black Kilt Tours can arrange a personalised tour for up to four people (and no you don't have to be gay, just someone who wants to get the most out of their tour - and not by coach) from the following ports: Glasgow (Greenock*), Edinburgh (Port of Leith, South Queensferry or Rosyth).  Here is just some examples:

All tours are tailor-made - What would you like to see?

Arr: Edinburgh (Leith, Rosyth and N.Queensferry)

With so much to see and depending on time you are spoiled for choice:

Edinburgh City
The Kingdom of Fife (Forth Bridges & St. Andrews)
The Borders (Melrose Abbey) Rosslyn Chapel
Stirling Castle and the Trossachs
Falkirk Wheel & The Kelpies

Arrival: Glasgow (Greenock)*

Glasgow City
Stirling and the Trossachs
Falkirk Wheel & The Kelpies
Ayrshire Coast and Robert Burns
New Lanark and the Falls of Clyde

*Greenock is a controlled port and access must be coordinated with the Port Authority in advance (don't leave it too late).

loch lomond
Joe & Robert,
New Jersey USA


"Ross was on-time and picked us up conveniently after our departure from the ship [Emerald Princess, Greenock] in the morning and quickly whisked us off for our private tour. I cannot express how charming, knowledgeable and friendly Ross is. He explained much history of the country as we drove to and from our destinations.

I could not believe how much we were able to squeeze into one day, it was an excellent experience that i would gladly repeat. Ross is just so flexible in customizing your experience! We stopped for a coffee at one point and even stopped for an excellent lunch during the day. Loved every minute of our time with Ross."

About Booking a Tour

First check availability and provisionally reserve your date.
To confirm your booking a booking fee of £50* per day, which will be deducted from the tour price is payable via paypal on the prices page.
Please advise me of the arrival port, name of ship and shore times.
Let me know if there are any particular places you would like to see and the type of places you would like to visit.
* per tour not per person
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