Driver/tour leader was excellent. Good selection of music while we were on our way back to Edinburgh. Hadn't heard Andy Stewart sing 'Donald, where's ye troosers' for at least forty years.
The kind weather helped make the day memorable. Loved the visit to Stirling Castle.
Tour was wonderful...my favorite part of the trip! Our guide Jonathan was very knowledgeable, friendly and personable! We ran into fog when heading to our first stop, Stirling Castle, so we were not able to get a lot of pictures, so Jonathan stopped back by on the way home so we could take a few! We made a few extra stops along the way to take pictures and get up close and personal with the Highland Cows!! They are a must...quite adorable!! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone...and especially having Jonathan as your guide!
Our tour guide/driver was Eric and he was entertained us with stories, whiskey tasting instruction, excellent music and a great singing voice. The ride was scenic, the castle tour was informative and the loch was lovely. We also enjoyed a nice lunch in Aberfoyle. It's a full day but I still believe the tour could benefit from an additional half hour at the castle, as there is so much to see. Otherwise, a perfect way to spend a day while in Edinburgh.
This was a wonderful way to see the highlands, lochs and castles!!! Yes, it was a cloudy, drizzly day in Scotland. But...our tour guide Alan was incredible. He had so much knowledge about the history of the area...and an incredible way of imparting that knowledge. He was quiet and let us relax when needed which was a huge plus!!! We got to see the most wonderful things....getting to wander around an ancient castle was so great. I would recommend this tour to everyone. Just be sure to dress accordingly and don't wear good shoes!!! It gets cold and muddy in November!!
I'm looking forward to doing other tours with this group in the future!!!!
Quite a wet day so this did affect the tour. The castles we visited were spectacular from ruins to a lived in castle and the scenery throughout the tour was stunning. Our tour guide was very informative and his café recommendation for lunch was sensational.
We only had one day to travel outside of Edinburgh and we are really glad that we chose this tour. Gordon, our driver and guide, was fantastic. He was entertaining and educational. There were 15 of us in a comfortable van and we were able to see the highlands, castles and lochs. The scenery was beautiful and overall it was a fantastic day.
A great tour. A special shout out to Ewan B. our tour guide for being helpful, informative and a fantastic tour guide. The bus was comfortable, clean and made for a very pleasant journey. If you ever get chance, take this tour! The only way it could be better would be more time at Stirling Castle.
guide/driver is the best. castle was great. loch is overrated
Go on this tour. You will not be disappointed. Our guide Aaron Mohr was fabulous. He was very knowledgeable on all the areas and castles we traveled to. I had one day for a day trip from Edinburgh and I am very glad I picked this one. Stunning scenery. Stately castles. Castle ruins. Lochs and a lake. Quaint Scottish towns. Morning mist. Evening sunset. What's not to love? I highly recommend this tour.
Wonderful guide Stephen on small group tour. Castle was fascinating and Loch Lomond was beautiful.
I am so happy we decided to go on this tour! The castles were amazing! Unfortunately, Kilchurn castle was closed for the winter, but we still got to do a photo stop and see the beautiful exterior. Our tour guide, Peter, was very knowledgeable and made the trip enjoyable. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who loves castles and lochs!
The tour guide was very nice. Very funny with a lot of interesting information about Scotland and the different locations that we visited.
It would have been better if we would have been allowed to spend more time at Stirling Castle. Its pretty large and considering that we returned to Edinburgh so early it would have been nice to spend the extra time at Stirling Castle. We should have stayed there until it closed.
Very good . Tour guide was energetic , informative and very entertaining . Group size was good . The stop at Loch Lomand was about the right amount of time . Sterling Castle needed more time and the stop at the small town for lunch was okay but could have swapped that for more time at Sterling Castle . I understand that scheduled lunch stops are always the deal with 1 day bus tours but it did mean less time at Sterling castle . Highly recommended for a 1 day tour
Lovely day travelling to the highlands to see the gorgeous lochs and amazing castles. The scenery was breathtaking. Our guide Alan was wonderful, very knowledgeable, he told great stories and was very entertaining and delightful. It was a great day!
A good tour, though I was disappointed that the entry fees into the castles was not included in the price of the tour. I thought that for the price paid they should have been. Not many lakes stopped at either - just the two from memory.
You can not expect a day trip more relaxing than this. When we arrived sterling castle it was raining heavily. The weather got better in the end of castle visit. The rest of the day was rain free and we enjoyed it. Gordon was very friendly, funny and very knowledgeable guide. We liked the way he introduced Scottish history and music. He also recommended us food and drinks in local restaurants, which was worth tasting. If you are looking for a day trip, i will definitely recommend it.
Really enjoyed the tour. Lots of time to see the castle and get wonderful pictures of Loch Lomond. Our tour guide Ewen kept us entertained with Scottish history while on route. All in all a most enjoyable day.
Dave was an amazing tour guide, knowledgable and extremely funny. Tour is as described, amazing castles and lochs, i can't see how anyone could go wrong with this one.
We only had about one day to venture outside of Edinburgh and this tour fit the bill. Our guide Jonathan was great, provided us lots of history, facts and information on the country as well as a smattering of jokes. The lochs were beautiful, the castles impressive and the town of Inveraray where we stopped for lunch was adorable. If you just have one day to visit the highlands, this is the tour for you.
Great tour. Well worth the money. The ten hours went by faster than we thought it would and the guide was very entertaining. Beautiful sites and castles. Had we stayed longer we would have done another tour for sure.
We really enjoyed the tour of the castles. The guide Eric was very knowledgeable and he gave a great deal of information which enhanced the tour experience. This is a very worthwhile tour and we recommend it as a great day trip outside of Edinburgh .
The tour was good and the tour guide great. We had issues with some passengers not showing up we waited then we had other guests who did not return on time we waited. This made it impossible to do the one thing I purchased this tour for...walk around Kilchurn Castle. I was pretty bummed to say the least. Other than that, the tour covered a lot of territory. The tour guide Sandy, did a great job. He knew his history and did try to accommodate all of his passengers. Overall a great experience.
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This tour isn't that great. You get a view of the highlands yes, but besides that, you only get to go to 2 castles. You go to the one in the picture which just has a pretty garden, and one used in Outlander which is in ruins, and also the best one, which was the highlight. The other castles you just drive by. The best castle and most famous Irish castle where William Wallace fought, all you do is drive up about a mile away from it and take a picture. It's just disappointing when you just go to it and don't even get close. The tour guide was excellent, but this tour could be better if you saw less of the highlands and more of he castles, because there are better highland tours available.
Nothing like what I thought it would be. Spent the majority of the time in the bus with barely enough time to sneeze when we did stop. The longest stop was about an hour and you had a choice between seeing the castle or having lunch. When the tour descrition says admire the Sterling Castle, they should add from afar, while driving 50 mph by it. NOTE: It's a lot of miles to cover in one day and you'll see most of it from the window of a mini-bus.
I would recommend this day tour. Our driver Richard was very knowledgeable and interesting. The small buses are very comfortable and can go on narrow roads so you are not on the highways all the time. We had plenty of time at Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond. A really relaxing day.
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