I took my daughter on this trip. It was her first time in Scotland. Our guide Paul was amazing and the trip exceeded our expectations. I highly recommend this for anyone looking to get an overview of the Highlands without the hassle of driving.
I had a great time, Im glad i chose this tour, the guide Jude is very nice and funny, she made us laugh the entire trip, I highly recommend this tour.
Frankie was terrific. Her dramatic storytelling made for a fun trip. We loved the trip and only wished we had time for a longer tour. We highly recommend this tour and especially Frannie the German Scot!
Fran, was my tour guide and she was great! She kept us entertained and was attentive to the group's needs. The Highlands are majestic and peaceful. The scenery is something right out of a painting. This tour is a must for anyone who wants and overview of the Highlands and castles. Of course, there is always a desire for more time to explore, but given the amount of sites we covered it was time well spent.
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Jan was a great guide.
He made the tour special.
I can't praise this tour enough! Rabbie's provided my family a fantastic tour of the West Highland lochs and castles. The itinerary covers a lot of ground in a single day, but it's organized quite well the time spent at the sites doesn't feel too rushed, and the intervals spent in the van don't feel too drawn-out. There are frequent stops along the way to buy snacks, use the toilet, stretch your legs, and take pictures. Views of the countryside from inside the van are as spectacular as those of the castles and lochs themselves!
Our tour guide and driver, James, was very kind and knowledgeable. He walked around each location with the group and regularly offered to take photos for us. While safely and skillfully navigating the van along the winding roads, he managed to deliver an insightful guided commentary. Between these history lessons, he played Scottish folk music, which perfectly complemented the breathtaking sightsdense forests of pine and grassy hills of golden gorse! I'd highly recommend this tour to anyone. Wear comfortable shoes, bring bottles of water and a raincoat, and make sure your camera battery is fully chargedyou're going to need it!
Great tour and great tour guide. Very informative and well thought out. I highly recommend this tour!!
Excellent tour. Fran, our guide and driver for the day, was amazing. Her stories were lively, she was very knowledgeable about Scottish history and the landscape. Doune Castle was great.
This is our first time in Scotland. Eric, our guide was very good and knowledgable, always ready with all the interesting historical anecdotes from the places we visited. We particularly enjoyed the Doune Castle. The Inveraray Castle was very grand and the garden was very beautiful.
Mav was fabulous! He went out of his way to drop us at our hotel in Inveraray even though he didn't have to. He was very kind and a big help to us. We didn't take the whole tour - thought it would be a fun way to get from Edinburgh to Inverarary and it was. Castles, Lochs, shops, fabulous scenery.
Beautiful lakes and castles, very friendly tour guide. The bus was very comfortable.
Loved this tour! Jan ( our guide) really made it great. The castles and lochs were fun to see, but we particularly appreciated Jan and #39;s commentary. He recited poems, played songs , and had slipped in some great jokes while discussing Scottish history and culture. Thanks Jan!
Absolutely loved this day tour! Graeme, our tour guide, was awesome - very entertaining and incredibly knowledgeable! Our coach was super comfortable - air conditioned, with large windows for viewing the glorious scenery. We were given ample bathroom/refreshment stops along the way. The absolute highlight for me was the visit to Inveraray Castle, where we were given ample time to enter the castle only 8 euros!, wander the grounds and visit the gift shop. Another highlight was the Rest and be Thankful stop up the side of the Mountain. Rabbies was an exceptionally good tour company, very professional and well organised from start to finish! A highly recommended tour - worth every cent - I'd definitely do it again!
Our driver James was excellent. Very knowledgeable and pleasant. Loved the Celtic music he played during our drive. My only complaint was lack of cupholders or easy access storage for your purse, etc., without having to put it overhead.
excellent trip!!! our guide Eric was very funny and had great knowledge about history and whisky: if we had more time,we would go on another trip too:
Overall the day trip was great, Jeff was an excellent host and made us feel quite welcome. He was also a wealth of information relevant to the trip and region. The road to Doune castle was blocked and we had to drive around a long detour but Jeff handled it quite well , making sure to get to all the stops. I would highly recommend this tour.
This trip was a memorable experience! It was a very good combination of beautiful scenery, a travel back in the past of Scottish history, charming castles, nice music and as we were lucky - nice weather too. In about 8 hours of travel we were able to see 4 castles and the lakes the castles are located at plus 2 additional lakes - Loch Lubnaig and Loch Lomond. We used to stop at each sight and we were given time to enjoy it and take pictures, while during the travel, our driver and guide John was telling us about the places we visited, interesting stories of Scottish history for example about William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, about the clans and life in the Highlands...After each legend, he played us a traditional Scottish song singing about the same legend, in the end we finished with bagpipes and some contemporary Scottish music like the one of Amy McDonald. John was an extremely good guide, very professional as well as a very kind and friendly person. Throughout all the hours he didn't get tired of telling us stories of Scotland, it was obvious he did this with passion and love for his country and could make us feel the Scottish spirit too :
If you don't like to take too long hours tour, this the the best you should get. Our Guide Mr Eric so wonderful and informative, also in small group tour I met a few new friends perfect for solo traveler too. Every place we visit is enough time to walk around, the small town Inveraray is my highlight, you should go explorer and walk around. No complain this your ,you should book it! Excellence West Highland experience ! Thank you.
Our photos will never be able to capture the beauty of the Scottish Highlands. Was a great tour.
I booked for myself and my friend. The tour was just brilliant. Our guide, Paul, was so knowledgeable about everything and so willing to answer questions and have a bit of a laugh with all of us. The tour was on schedule despite some missing people at one stop. The route itself was lengthy without being too tiring or being rushed. We had a really great time and I'm already planning on going on another tour.
You'll not find a finer, more knowledgable, more interesting, passionate, proud, and patriotic guide than James B. Our 10 hour tour seemed like only 2 hours because of his attention to detail, his gregarious and affable manner, his presentation of history facts and lore. As I former high school history teacher in California, I told him to tell his mother that if I were to start up a new school, I would want him on my staff. I don't have a bigger compliment than that.
A lovely day out! We visited many different sites, beautiful castles, castles ruins and lochs. It is definitely a must if you want to know about the Scottish history and especially The Highland and the lochs.