Had a really great day with Rabbie's Trail Burners and Jonathon the tour guide was excellent, friendly, entertaining and informative. I think I had a smile on my face the whole way there as such beautiful scenery, I have been around Scotland and in the Highlands twice but this was something else! First stop was Loch Lomond for some photographs, then a stop at Loch Tulla and then Glencoe. I have never seen Glencoe look so beautiful, black mountains net to sunlit mountains covered in snow and shrouded at the top in mist, so atmospheric and great for photographers. Then on to Fort Augustus for lunch and on to Loch Ness where some folk to a boat ride but I went with the tour guide and others to photograph Urquhart castle. We stopped off in Pitlochry for a wee dram and then came back via Aviemore and the Cairngorms, saw Stirling castle lit up in the distance and back to Glasgow. I am not one for long journeys but this was a breeze, it didn't feel one bit long at all, I enjoyed the whole day immensely. I will put some photographs up soon :)
This was one of these best tours I have ever gone on. If you are short on time and want to see the Isle of Skye in comfort then this tour is for you. For only 3 days you actually see a vast amount of Skye and the Scottish highlands, Loch Ness and many many other amazing places along the way.
Our group was only 10 people and we were in a medium sized bus which was very comfortable, the small group made it easy to get to know people and have one on one time with the tour guide, if you want to. There are heaps of photo stops, toilet breaks and places to get food/drinks. Eric, our amazing tour guide, had an impressive amount of knowledge on Scotland and it's history and information about each place we visited. He really made the tour what it is - a very personable, funny guy who accommodates everyone's needs and answers anyone's questions. He was so helpful, passionate and really made the tour exciting all of the time, even when we were just cruising for a couple of hours on the bus to our next stop.
The acommodation is in a town called Portree and the B and B we were put in was excellent. Fantastic view of the surrounding area and harbour of Portree, with a friendly and welcoming owner who cooked the most delicious breakfasts.
Overall this was a well organised, informative, fun and enjoyable tour conducted by a company called Rabbies. I highly recommend it and truly believe I got the most out of Skye and Northern Scotland etc in the short time I had. 5 out of 5!
The guide was chatty for the first 20 minutes but then I got the impression he was over his job. It was an okay tour but I wouldnt do it again but its a great way to see Loch Ness :)
We booked our trip through Viator because of a great two for one deal but Rabbie's was the operator. Our driver and guide was Jamie and he was really one of the best we have encountered. We learned more Scottish history from him in a relaxed and amusing way than on all the rest of our long weekend in Edinburgh. Jamie also tied in pop culture including modern movies like Mel Gibson's Braveheart and Liam Neesons's Rob Roy , Scottish folktales and fairy tales including Kelpies, and of course, whiskey. His conversational and engaging dialogue made the long drive great. He also gave us great insights like where to eat at Fort Augustine and where to avoid and was right on the mark. A couple of tips: Tip:#1: Rabbie's Trail Burners office is actually inside a No.1 Currency Exchange on the Royal Mile, across the street from Subway. Tip #2: The Ncek Deli, which I think used to be the Crown Deli, has quick and great lunches to go for the boat tour of Loch Ness. We tried the jacket potatoes with coronation chicken; absolutely delicious. Bottom Line: Great way to get out outside of Edinburgh and see some of the great Scottish Highlands and Loch Ness.
What a great trip!!! We truly saw Scotland in one day. Karen-our guide, was full of great information and made the drives super fun. The highlights for us were seeing the Glencoe area and stopping for lunch in Loch Ness. We really had a great time. And again, Karen was a great host!!
The best wishes and many thanks from our family to our guide/driver Emily. We booked the day tour from Edinburgh through the Highlands and Loch Ness. It was brilliant! Emily was our guide and we learned a lot about Scottish history. From start to finish Emily took great care of us and everything ran smoothly - even during the snowstorm! We will definitely recommend this tour to our friends.
The trip was excellent! Driver and Guide was amazing and very professional. The Sceneries were wonderful even if it was snowing. The boat ride's a must if you're a Loch ness Monster fan. I will highly recommend it.
What a day! Great in everyway! Thank you!!! The small towns, Loch Ness and Glencoe - my favorite, stellar day!
An experience of a lifetime! The scenery is amazing. Such a long day but so worth it! Keith our guide was just the right mix of telling stories and history and being funny and playing music. So clear that he loves his country.
An interesting episode, someone had decided that they didn't like their original seat and had taken our seat after the first break of the day and refused to budge. Keith handled it with respect to everyone, I was impressed with his diplomacy.
You have the option of taking the boat on Loch Ness to "see the monster", we chose to just stay in the town and walk around, eat lunch. I'm glad we did.
This is our second Viator tour, did Stonehenge a few years back. They are top notch, you are in good hands. One thing I definitely noticed was this bus was smaller than the Stonehenge bus, felt more cramped, viewing was a bit more challenging. In spite of that, I would highly recommend this tour.
The tourguide, Shelby, did not sound boring although she had done the tour many times before! Fantastic nature in the Highlands with waterfalls which had sprung forth since the day before due to heavy rainfall. Captain on the Loch Ness ship really believed in the monster, fascinating! Very satisfied
This tour was absolutely amazing. Whilst it was long in hours it did not seem it at all because there was so much to see along the way, our guide stopped so many times to allow us to take many photos and take in the awesomeness that is the Scottish Highlands. It was everything we expected and so much more! We also opted to do the boat tour at Loch Ness which was great, highly informative and beautiful.
The 2-day Loch Ness and Inverness tour with Rabbies tours was fantastic. The driver Doug also made it a memorable occasion.
We went and viewed Castles and did a whisky tour, saw snow and got to meet great people.
I have since been on a different tour in Ireland and due to Rabbies tours setting the bar so high, with great sights, history and at a great price.... it will b a hard experience for others tours to beat. I will definitely be recommending Rabbies to friends
The guide is extremely friendly, passionate and knowledgeable. I have learnt a lot about the Scottish history. The sights that we visited were all very beautiful. Unfortunately, we have very limited time (5 - 10mins) at each sight; Spending 5 mins to see Glencoe is definitely not enough.
My suggestion for this tour would be:
1) Spend less time at Loch Ness. The 1 hour boat trip is not necessary.
2) Include simple lunch or have the tourists pack their own lunch.
With (1) and (2), there would at least be 15 mins at each sights. If we are going to spend 12 -13 hours on a trip, I am sure most of us would prefer to spend more time sightseeing and taking photographs.
It was all we expected and more! The tour guide, Mac, told the group tons of stories about the clans and battles in the highlands, making the tour even more fascinating. The scenery was breathtaking. The highlands, Glencoe and Loch Ness were simply beautiful. We had the chance to make a boat tour on Loch Ness and try to find Nessie. No luck this time, though... We definitely recommend this tour so that you can fall in love with Scotland as we did. Being from Brazil, Mac was even nice enough to say some words in portuguese!
Great trip and our guide was very knowledgeable. We stopped at many sites along the way to take pictures and the guide was more than helpful taking our family photos. The Loch Ness site was awesome and the food at the restaurant was delicious. The bus was comfortable and the driver allowed us to take many "pit" stops to get a drink, stretch our legs or use the bathrooms. Only con of the trip was if you get the least bit car sick when travelling, do not book this trip as the roads through the highlands and the lochs navigate closely to these geographical features and there are many twists and turns which made me queasy. But overall, great experience.
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