Travelling Eastwards from Greenock
brings you to Glasgow. First, drive through to the outskirts
of Glasgow to visit the Burrell Collection, one of the
world’s most famous art collections. It is a treasure
trove of more than 8000 items ranging from ancient civilisation
to the Impressionist period. The wide-ranging collection
of objets d'art forming the Burrell Collection was bequeathed
to the city by millionaire shipping magnate Sir Alexander
Burrell in 1944. Burrell's eclectic tastes are represented
by European tapestries, Chinese jade, French Impressionist
paintings, Persian rugs, medieval stained glass—and
even whole rooms brought here from Burrell's former
home, the 16th-century Hutton Castle.
Explore at your leisure. Your guide and stewards of
the gallery will be on hand to answer any of your questions.
On leaving the Burrell, head into the centre of Glasgow
for a panoramic tour. Glasgow is renowned as one of
the most dynamic and exciting cities in the UK. It combines
the sophistication of a major European cultural capital
with the history, heritage and scenic splendour of Scotland.
After the coach tour (lasting around 45 minutes), guests
may continue back to the ship, or stay in Glasgow to
explore at their leisure (and make their own way back
to Greenock either by taxi, train or ship’s shuttle