Our trip to the Isle of Skye was a present to my husband for his 60th birthday. It was a very special trip, made so by Ruth, our guide, who was really fantastic. We loved the whole experience. The mini bus was very comfortable and it was good to meet our fellow travellers. The weather was fabulous and the scenery stunning. As the trip was well organised we felt we saw everything you would want to see.
The B and B in Skye was excellent- clean, views of the sea and an excellent breakfast.
The icing on the cake was when Ruth shared a wee dram with us all to celebrate my husband's birthday on the banks of a stream! We would highly recommend the trip and are planning to take our son and his girlfriend on the Islay whiskey tour next year.
Our three-day tour to Skye from Edinburgh was a fantastic way to see a lot of Scotland over the course of just a few days. Our tour guide, Ally, was an amazingly knowledgeable guide -- with seemingly boundless energy. He started talking to us as we pulled away in Edinburgh and didn't stop for three days! The knew the history behind every one of the sights we saw, with some really great local flavor. His knowledge of our tour route was equally impressive -- we saw a number of great locations that most tours wouldn't even have known about. While our day on Skye was certainly the highlight, days 1 and 3 were also fantastic -- with stops in the highlands (breathtaking) and Eilean Donan castle and Loch Ness on the final day. But Skye is magical... our hotel was right on the water in Portree and everywhere you look on Skye is another stunning vista. For anyone considering this tour you should know one thing: You're going to spend three long days on a bus -- and much of it on narrow, winding roads. It's a comfortable mini-bus and our tour was full of very nice people... but the tours pack in a ton of sights -- so expect to spend much more time driving than exploring. (It's not ideal for the easily car-sick.) But there's no better way, in my opinion, to see much of Scotland in only three days. You could never see so many things if you were driving yourself, that's for certain. And Ally was a consummate professional every step of the way.
Our authentic Scottish tour guide was engaging and knowledgeable about the area. He made an effort to learn about the people in the group first thing and was helpful and informative. Our accommodations were excellent on Skye with views of the lake and were within walking distance of the shops and restaurants in the beautiful town of Portree. Jamie is by far the best guide we have ha so far on any of the tours we booked for this trip.
We were in a small group of only 16, so it was a very interactive tour. Jamie, our driver and tour guide, really made the trip fun and very educational. The things you get to see are beautiful, if you're going to Scotland, I would say this tour is a must.
Our tour guide, Ruth, was fantastic. The stories were really great. The tour was a lot of fun. The seafood at Skye was some of the best we have eaten and I live in Florida. I chose to go on this tour, but my wife was not so sure. However, Connie thought the Skye tour was the best of our two week trip to Scotland and London. The tour had a good combination of bus and hiking. The bed and breakfast we stayed at was far better than we expected. The towns we stopped at were well chosen and very interesting. One note was that all the people on the tour except us (60s) were young (20s). This was not a problem because all the people were friendly. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone that visits Scotland.
I never thought myself to be a tour person - but my experience through Rabbie's has completely changed that. Experience of a lifetime - Scotland is one beautiful place! Highly recommended.
Loved the tour as a great introduction to the Scottish Highlands. Our tour guide, Emily, was fantastic! Made learning about the area fun and informative.
The 3 day Isle of Skye tour was great. We saw an amazing amount of places in 3 days. I loved the Isle of Skye it is very beautiful and so very green. Our driver Aiden was great - he gave us lots of information about Scottish history and the areas we visited and played a great mix of Scottish music along the way as well. I would recommend the trip to others for sure. My only gripe was that my B and B was a pretty long walk from the center of Portree and I did not have a map and walked alone. I was reimbursed for taking a cab back to the B and B after dinner in Portree the first night. It is more difficult to find a single B and B room. However the B and B itself was nice, the food was good and plentiful, and the hostess was very friendly. Overall it was a great trip - I plan on coming back again some day. I also enjoyed staying in Edinburgh a couple of days seeing the castle and going on a ghost tour a night :) I would have booked a ticket in advance to see the Military Tatoo if I had known about it ahead of time. They were sold out over a month in advance. I love old castles which is one of the reasons I had wanted to come to Scotland.
Thomas B USA
If you want to explore the Scottish Highlands, this is the way to go! We traveled on a very comfortable Mercedes bus and saw sights and experienced adventures we will remember for a lifetime. Our guide, Doug was amazing and a wealth of knowledge, relating many stories and history of the areas we traveled. We also got to know and bond with most of the wonderful and diverse people in our group of 16 which added much to the journey. There are many stop-offs during the trip for breaks and time to see the wonderful areas along the way. In Portree, we had excellent accommodations and found this to be a very enchanting seaside town with shops and excellent restaurants. The tour of the Isle of Skye was amazing and the sights and places we visited were incredible and adventurous. This is one trip that should be on everyone’s Top 10 Bucket List.
This was a wonderful trip and we would highly recommend it. Our tour guide Ruth was brilliant, she entertained us with marvellous stories of Scottish History and Scottish songs. Our accommodation at The Pink Guest Portree exceeded our expectations , absolutely super. Everyone very friendly, we were lucky with the weather and wish we could have stayed longer.
A10. The tour guide did everything possible to make the tour a success. The weather was rainy but it didn't "dampen" our enthusiasm. Tour guide very knowledgable, friendly and entertaining. Definitely worth it
This tour was epic! The driver Ally went beyond the itinerary and showed us amazing places and if the weather was too bad for a location he would give us the option to go somewhere else! Great tour, great fun, highly recommend !
This trip was absolutely first class. The scenery incredible, the hotel at Portree first class, and the driver Al with his knowledge of history made it for us. He was courteous, helpful, had a fantastic sense of humour, and his commentary amazing. We learnt so much and it added to a great tour. Kathryn Mills
Excellent trip, however, it would not have been the same if it weren't for our guide Laura. She was extremely knowledgeable and was an excellent story teller. The commentary she provided during the trip added a whole new dimension to the experience of exploring the beautiful and historic Scottish Highlands. Thanks for an awesome trip!
This tour was fabulous and the Isle of Skye was even more beautiful in person than my wildest expectations! Our tour guide, Sarah, was very fun, knowledgeable and organized, and the B and B we stayed in on Skye had the most beatiful views of the lake. Would definitely recommend!!
It was a great trip. Our tour guide was helpful and very entertaining with lots of stories about past and present Scotland. He kept us laughing. The Highlands are now on my top ten most beautiful places visited list. The rumors of bad food in Scotland have been dispelled - everything was tasty and delightful.
Amazing. Absolutely beautiful scenery and the best weather ever. Our tour guide, Ruth was great, full of energy and lots of folklore and history.
An absolute fabulous trip from the very start at Waterloo Place till the end. The amazing funny and hilarious guide Ruth with great anecdotes, stories and her Scottish songs made this trip one to remember, she was the star of the 3 day break, well organised and very caring. Plenty of stops and breaks at the most beautiful places. The tour went through the most stunning and beautiful country sides. The B and B was fantastic. I certainly would recommend your Rabbies.
Excellent tour. The leader (Party Pete) is informative and entusiastic. His pride in and knowledge of Scotland shone through. He provided clear commentary and instructions, which helped the tour flow very smoothly. His anecdotes and music selection added a lot of fun. The B and B (Wood Park) was first rate. Richard and Nick (Australia)
Beautiful places, very nice guide! He explained a lot of thing about Scotland, the history, the land, the people and so much more. He made our tour like a radio play-he told us stories with the perfect music.
Thoroughly enjoyable trip. Richard was knowledgeable and witty guide. Very punctual.
The Isle of Skye tour exceeded our expectations. We hit a double jackpot - 1) Karen (our driver/tour guide); and 2) our B and B accommodations and hostess; were the absolute best! Karen's passion for Scotish history, geography, and natural wonders made the time fly by, and we came away loving Scotland in a way that we had not anticipated. It was a delightful three days that will live with us forever.
Our driver and guide Mav was great. He shared a lot of stories and history with us along the drive. Took us to see amazing sites. Stopped frequently and ran a great tour. The size of the group was good to be able to move through Scotland and was a comfortable size with 16. We met some nice people on the tour. The Almond Bank B and B was great too thanks to Effie!!!!