Our very knowledgeable and congenial tour guide made this a great day. The van was comfortable, the scenery was beautiful, and it was a perfect introduction to the Scottish Highlands. If we are lucky enough to return, we will definitely book more tours!
Great trip with a very good driver/guide Richard who gave us a great understanding of Scotland and its history. The Highlands beautiful and breath taking. Recommended this trip and the boat trip at Loch Ness too.
We loved this tour! Our guide Joe was absolutely great. He took us to places not on the regular tour schedule, had great information and was very entertaining. The incredible views both in the highlands and on the Isle of Skye were breathtaking and the steam train was a real highlight of the trip. Don't miss this tour.
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This tour was amazing and the guide Pete was very nice and knew everything about the history of the Highlands. I would definitely recommend it. The fact that it is a small group in a mini bus is even better.
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!!!!
Mac is awesome!
A great tour guide and a great personality.
Very knowledgeable and I highly recommend this tour if you want to see the highlands and experience Loch Ness.
This is a great tour for getting a taste of the highlands in only one day, and the scenery is breathtaking! There were frequent rest stops, which was greatly appreciated.
Very good tour to the highlands to do if you visit Edinburgh and have an extra day!
A great experience of Glencoe moutains, Highlands and lakes. another feature of stopping over at Fort William if added would be an useful asset. Would definitely try out Viator at other locations.
Nice day trip of Lochness, Glencoe and Highlands. However the daytrip is not enough to visit all the beauty of the Highlands. If have more time would recommend longer trip
Awesome day out to see the highlands in the distance Loch Ness and the beautiful fresh air a day to remember. The guide was well versed and a very entertaining chap. Would recommend Viator to all my friends.
If you don't have a car, this is a convenient way to see the highlands. Incredible views on this tour. Went during the winter so got dark reasonably early and missed a bit of scenery on the trip home unfortunately. Driver was very knowledgeable.
1 Bad weather, it rained almost the whole day well, mother nature calls so no one expect it
2 Probably picked the wrong day for the tour, most of the shops in town were close but we're given 20 mins min to explore when there's nothing much to do
3 Spent most of the time inside the coach travelling from 1 point to another
4 We didn't even stop at Highlands, was very disappointed that we didn't even get to see the highland cow!
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.
Beautiful day trip to the west Highlands. JAN, our guide, was full of historical details, music and information about the Glencoe/ Lock Ness area. With several stops including less known spots and no crowds, I recommend this day trip to anyone interested in the Scotland countryside!
Our tour guide Dave was a good driver, a good story teller, a DJ, and a passionate Scot. There were 23 people on this tour, most are couples, friends and families, and 5 solo female travelers including me. We got along well. I was constantly awed by the stark beauties of the Scottish Highlands and the lochs. The landscape of the highlands are so different from the lowlands. We visited Loch Ness at Fort Augustus, the southern tip before turning west to the Isle of Skye. We visited Eilean Donan Castle often called the most picturisque castle in Scotland before crossing the bridge to the Isle of Skye. The B and B I stayed in Portree capital of Skye was very clean and comfortable. The landlady made me porridge hot oatmeal upon my request, before a full Scottish breakfast. We experienced typical weather on the island, fog, gusty wind, rain, stop, rain, stop, etc. on the second day. We went to many places on the Isle of Skye and took breathtaking pictures of the sea and rocks and heathers. There were sheeps and cows, more of them than people. More castles. The 3rd day we took the ferry to Malliag, beautiful view but very windy and cold. Took the Jacobite Steam Train from Malliag to Fort William, the Hogwart Express going over the famous viaduct. Taking pictures on the train is not easy, best to drive and take the pictures from below. Overall, I highly recommend this 3-day tour and I love the highlands!
This was wonderful! Great tour guide Barney, great companions, great weather, beautiful scenery, and fascinating stops. Orkney's sites were awesome Maes Howe, Skara Brae, Stennis, etc.. Guide made great suggestions for restaurants. B and Bs were lovely and friendly. Not enough time in Inverness, but then there never is. We saw a lot more of the Highlands than I expected on this trip. Culloden battlefield visitor center exhibit was new to me, and well worth the stop.
i was really looking forward to this tour, as I had likmited time in Scotland and thought this would get me a decent view of the Highlands. I was not disappointed at all. The guide Sandy was great - he knew his Scottish history and knew all about the sights we visited. He was super personable and engaged in many one-on-one conversations during the trip. Plus he was a great driver! The one varibale in tours like this which can spoil it is the vehicle but the 16-passenger van was great. Comfortable and clean. My only 'complaint' is the lack of cup holders for water bottles and a garbage bag. I thoroughly enjoyed the trip, the sights, and would recommend the tour and the local tour company.
Ally P was a super tour guide. The Highlands were gorgeous. On our next trip to Scotland would like to take some of the multiple day tours that are available.
Highly recommend the highlands tour, our guide Audrey was awesome, super knowledgable and funny and made for a great day. The amount of stuff you get to see in one day is incredible.
This is a professionally arranged trip and we enjoyed every moment of it. We were taken in mini vans and the guide was friendly and knowledgeable. The scenery on the way to the highlands was a sight to behold. I would rate it has a five star expereince and would definitely recommend to everyone.
Heather our guide was super cute, animated, informative and you can really tell she's in love with Scotland, its natural beauty, its history and culture.
Considering its a long tour, Heather broke up the journey with enough stops to make the trip comfortable.
Driving through the highlands was like being on another planet. From the moors to the huge mountain peaks to the quaint villages scattered about and of course the lochs this a great way to see it all.
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!
We really enjoyed seeing the beauty of the Highlands and feel we learned a lot about Scotland on the tour. Eric was wonderfully informative and entertaining. The three Scottish songs he sang were a highlight of the tour for his voice was lovely. Three cheers for a terrific tour guide!!!
This was a fantastic tour and highly recommended. Our guide, Jonathan was very entertaining and full of interesting facts. Stops along the tour, in small towns like Callandar and Pitlochry, are great. The highlands are amazing and there will be plenty of photo opportunities. There's plenty of choices for lunch at Fort Augustus. Best way to see the highlands from Edinburgh.
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