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Greenock (Glasgow), United Kingdom-port

Founded as a fishing village in the 1500s, this port city in western Scotland serves as an excellent jumping off point for day trips to some Scottish classics. From coach trips to the wilds of northwest Scotland and Loch Lomond to local ferry island hopping jaunts, playing through on one of four local golf courses to forays to one of the major shopping centers, Greenock offers something for everyone. Stroll around the city and take in the architectural delights of Charles Rennie Mackintos, then drop by a local eatery for a cup of cock-a-leekie soup, roast Aberdeen Angus beef and some Blaeberry pie.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Hill House
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Glasgow Highlights & Kelvingrove
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Loch Lomond and the Glengoyne Distillery
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Panoramic Scottish Lochs
    Seated Tour
  • Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Performance
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • Stirling Castle
    Moderate Activity/Walking

Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Hill House

Light Activity /Walking Regent Choice

Duration: 4 hours

Tour Code: GRE-001

Glasgow is a city of marked architectural styles, from the flamboyant art deco of Charles Rennie Mackintosh to the modest Victorian terraced tenement. Join us as we enjoy a panoramic overview of the city of Glasgow and explore the world of Glasgow’s best known architect.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928), architect, designer and artist is celebrated around the world today as one of the most significant talents to emerge in the period which spans the mid-1890s to the late 1920s. His contribution to modern architecture and design is unquestioned. He was born one of eleven children in Glasgow. Combining a progressive modernity with the spirit of romanticism, the Scottish architect created many of the best loved and most influential buildings, furniture and decorative schemes of the early 20th century. Few designers can claim to have created a unique and individual style that is so instantly recognizable.

The Hill House, a stunning building placed to overlook the River Clyde and often cited as Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s most impressive domestic construction. Strategically placed to provide fantastic views of the Clyde, The Hill House provides a grand example of not only the architectural genius of Mackintosh himself but also the intricate touches that his wife, Margaret MacDonald, added in the form of furniture and fabric design.

During your tour of the House, admire the timeless features that appear throughout. Mackintosh was famous for his attention to detail and The Hill House represents all the elegance and forward-thinking that made him so influential in the European Design of the time period. Take time to learn more in the Information Room, providing a historical backstory for Mackintosh and his inspirations, and explore the elegant gardens that have been carefully restored to house plants that would have been available during this time period.

Enjoy a refreshment break at The Hill House before reboarding your coach to return to the ship.

Please note: Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes, dress in layers and be prepared for the possibility of rain.