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The 3-Day Isle of Skye tour was the highlight of our 2 1/2 week trip to Ireland and Scotland. Ally was the best -- he knew his history well, was animated, entertaining, funny, and an excellent driver. I hope the company realizes what a jewel they have in him. These small group tours are the way to go. We loved being taken to all of the out of the way places, climbing up the hills to get those spectacular views. I can't say enough about the wonderful time we had. Thanks!
Great guide Ally. A pure font of knowledge. Great tour. Scenery magnificent. B and B great. Views. Hospitality.
Highly recommend tour
HIGHLY RECOMMEDED!! From start to finish, we absolutely loved this tour! Our Rabbies tour guide, "Wee" Peter Falconer (last name?), was awesome and truly made our tour special. He was always super entertaining, informative, and helpful. The scenery was spectacular(!), and the tour was run very well.
Although only 3 days long, this tour covered a lot of Scotland and well worth doing. Our driver/guide Michael, had so much knowledge, dates, facts and figures of each area. The senery was beautiful and we were very lucky to have 3 days of warmth and sunshine.
This tour to the Isle of Skye with Rabbie's Trail Burners was absolutely incredible! It completely exceeded my expectations! The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about Scotland's history and the areas where we traveled, and he made it entertaining. He made a lot of stops along the way there and on Skye, often off the main road, for some amazing photo opportunities. I believe I saw much more than I ever would have if I made the trip on my own. He was also very accommodating to everyone's needs for food/bathroom breaks. The town of Portree, where we stayed for 2 nights on Skye, is in a quiet little harbor, and it was the perfect place to stay on Skye. My only regret is that the trip was too short. This is definitely a trip I will never forget!
Mav was a wonderful tour guide, knowledgeable, kind and humorous when he needed to be. We thoroughly enjoyed this trip!
The tour was truly memorable. The historical sights and natural wonder were remarkable.
the tour was much easier than driving as no navigation was necessary. The small size of the bus made entrance / egress at the many stops easy. The small number of people on the bus enabled the participants to easily find enough restaurant space in the towns we visited. Eddie, our driver and guide, was a wealth of historical information and anecdotes. He truly made the trip a memorable experience. He worked in concert with the other Rabie's drivers to ensure a quality experience for all. In our case, 2 buses left Edinburgh at the same time but took different routes to avoid crowding along the way. The drivers also compared notes whenever they met up to help improve the experience for all. Eddie also allowed flexibility on the trip so that the tour content on the Isle of Skye included participant preferences (e.g. stopping at Dunvegan Castle for an extended time). Eddie's driving was extremely professional and very courteous to others on the road. He even arranged to drop off a couple to catch another Rabie's bus to Glasglow (saving them time) and dropped us off at our rental apartment in Edinburgh on the way home saving us time and money.
The tour was absolutely fantastic! Our guide (Audrey from Rabbies) made it worth it! She shared all sorts of stories: history, folklore, and the like, as well as fitting music for different locations on the tour. We were blessed with perfect weather, but I'm sure it would have been amazing in the rain as well. Each day, we visited a number of sites. There was a good amount of walking around/trails to places as well as a few get out-snap a few photos-get back in stops. The small group of 16 was the perfect number to travel with as well. Accommodations were nice as well (I chose the bed and breakfast). Not only do I highly recommend this tour, but I would love to go back and take another tour with the same company!
We were very very lucky with the weather so it made the trip really pleasurable. Our guide, James, had the nicest personality and knew the history exceptionally well, it was fun listening to his tales, he really made the trip! We got to see a good variety of places with just the right amount of stops, the Isle of Skye in particular, was awesome, both my daughter and l loved the island and were surprised at the size of it and all the wonderful places to see there. Our accommodation in Portree was brilliant, the breakfast was excellent and we had a nice room with comfy beds. Would love to do it again!
beyond our expectations !
the guide (Pete) was absolutely smashing (funny, entertaning, informative) ,
the Isle of Skye is like TELISKAR whisky, .........very special!
The tour guide, Mav, was excellent. He had a great sense of humor that kept us entertained and had interesting historical information on many sites that we passed throughout the 3 day tour. Overall, this was an excellent way to see a large portion of the Scottish highlands in a relatively short amount of time.
The tour guide, Mav, was excellent. He had a great sense of humor that kept us entertained and had interesting historical information about many of the site that we passed throughout the 3 day tour. Overall, this was a great way to see a large portion of the Scottish highlands in a relatively short period of time.
Excellent weather, hilarious tour guide and beautiful scenery. You'd be mad if you didn't pick Rabbies. Our guide made every single bit of the tour interesting including the drives to the attraction. He played music appropriate to where we were or where we were going and also told us some very interesting folk tales. If you get Jamie Smith as your tour guide, you're bound to have a good time.
Apart from visiting Skye, you can stop by at the Dalwhinnie Distillery for a spot of whiskey tasting on your way back from Skye and the Highlands.
This thoroughly enjoyed this tour and I will definitely try other tours that Rabbies has offered. I do recommend this tour if you haven't visited Skye or Scotland. It covers most of the main attractions including Loch Ness.
Our driver and tour guide was named Eddie. I would give him an AAAAAA++++++++++ This one tour made up for all the bad ones we had previous! This was an AMAZING TOUR!! Nothing could have been more perfect. PRICELESS would pretty much sum up this tour. Eddie took us to places that were so incredible and the beauty was magical and unreal!! We even ended the tour with not one but three of the most beautiful rainbows one has ever laid eyes on. This tour is soooo worth the money. We stayed at the most wonderful B and B called Almondbank, the owners name is Effie and she made us feel like we belonged there, The view from our room was God Given. We personally want to thank everyone for a remarkable and unforgettable tour!!!!! Matter of fact we are ready to go back!!!!!AAAAAAA++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
This was a wonderful tour, and we were very fortunate to have a nice, sunny day while touring the beautiful Isle of Skye. Our tour guide David was very knowledgeable about Scotland and its history. He did a great job of keeping us entertained and informed, and brought us to many beautiful places we would never have found on our own.
David, the tour guide was great! Very knowledgable. At the end of the tour, I felt that I truly experienced the Isle of Skye. Accommodations were fine also.
Outstanding...saw places and things we would have never found on our own. Liam's commentary on local history and culture really made the trip worth while. B and B in Portree exceeded our expectations, we would highly recommend this trip to any one wishing to see the Northwest of Scotland.
This was one of the best tours I have been on. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the area and he always made us feel comfortable. Andrew was our tour guide. We stayed at the B and B and really enjoyed our stay. This tour is an absolute must.
If anyone wants to travel around Scotland, Rabbie's company it's the best option. Value for price, excellent tour guides, comfortable transportation, small groups its the best feature......really liked it! Great job.....all the tour guides were great...Eddie and Jaime....thank you so much!
We booked the trip to celebrate my fathers 70th birthday. Although the weather was quite unstable with rain and winds we all agreed the trip was amazing. The nature and scenery was fantastic, and so was our guide and driver, Karen. We will definitively go back to Scotland. I can really recommend tours with Viator, we loved every minute of it.
Our Edinburgh, Isle of Skye trip was the best we have ever, ever done, the history, sheer beauty, wildness, cold, remote landscape with the most welcoming people, not to mention our Rabbies tour guide; Euwin Kenneth McLeod, a bushman, full of tales and stories, kilt folding and fun, we loved it all, the best of our Europe, Denmark, Scottish trip. The homeland of ancestors, walking on the land and feeling the history is unbeleivable. Thank you Scotland.
We had a wonderful time on our tour of the Isle of Skye. Our guide was Ross and he came all decked out in his kilt and his Scottish accent. He went out of his way to make our visit a success. He made changes on the go to try to avoid the periodic rain showers and he was very considerate to those of us on the tour with mobility issues. We learned a lot about Scottish history and loved the scenery!
From start to finish our guide took great care of us . Barney's background on all the sights we saw was interesting and informative.... the accommodations that were picked for us in the B and B were wonderful...and the Isle of Skye tour was beyond all of our expectations --Thank you so much
we have been telling everyone we know to go and experience it for themselves and we will definitely use your tour again on our next trip .
The best tour I have ever taken!!
We went for the highlands 3-day trip with Barney. He's a superb story-teller, very funny and informative - not boring at all!!!. During the trip, he stopped at as many spots as possible (for 5 mins or so) so we could take pictures!! He was also very good at giving us washroom stops.