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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!!!!
My husband and I had a fabulous time on this tour. It is a long day, but such a wonderful way to see Scotland. We were only in Edinburgh for 48 hours and I am so glad we booked a tour otherwise we would have missed so much of what Scotland has to offer outside of the city. The bus is very comfortable, there are ample stops and Peter is an excellent guide, truly providing insight into the history of Scotland while being entertaining and personable. I would definitely book another tour when we return to Scotland!
I am so happy we decided to go on this tour! The castles were amazing! Unfortunately, Kilchurn castle was closed for the winter, but we still got to do a photo stop and see the beautiful exterior. Our tour guide, Peter, was very knowledgeable and made the trip enjoyable. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who loves castles and lochs!
Go on this tour. You will not be disappointed. Our guide Aaron Mohr was fabulous. He was very knowledgeable on all the areas and castles we traveled to. I had one day for a day trip from Edinburgh and I am very glad I picked this one. Stunning scenery. Stately castles. Castle ruins. Lochs and a lake. Quaint Scottish towns. Morning mist. Evening sunset. What's not to love? I highly recommend this tour.
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.
Great tour. Well worth the money. The ten hours went by faster than we thought it would and the guide was very entertaining. Beautiful sites and castles. Had we stayed longer we would have done another tour for sure.
We only had about one day to venture outside of Edinburgh and this tour fit the bill. Our guide Jonathan was great, provided us lots of history, facts and information on the country as well as a smattering of jokes. The lochs were beautiful, the castles impressive and the town of Inveraray where we stopped for lunch was adorable. If you just have one day to visit the highlands, this is the tour for you.
By far one of my favorite tours that we took on this vacation. Our tour guide Gill was very knowledgeable and friendly. I learned a great deal of Scottish history on this tour. Amazing day tour for sure!
Excellent! I would recommend it highly. We saw places that we could not have visited any other way. Our guide Gill really knew her history.
The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, the vehicle was clean and everything went very well.
Dave was an amazing tour guide, knowledgable and extremely funny. Tour is as described, amazing castles and lochs, i can't see how anyone could go wrong with this one.
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Dave was a great tour guide. Would definitely recommend this tour! Going in the 16-passenger van made easier to stop at places and get back on the road in a more timely manner.
Had a great time' the guide was knowledgable, funny and managed to get us back to Edinburgh within a reasonable time when all the roads were closed. It was great
Jan was our tour guide and he was very accommodating to our needs. Highly recommended this tour.
Tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of Scotland and had a great sense of humor.
The lochs were gorgeous and the castles picturesque. The mountains and views were spectacular. Wonderful day!
This tour was outstanding! Gillian our driver/guide was great. Very knowledgeable about the history of what we were seeing. Lots of interesting stories about the history of the area.
I did two tours during my stay in Edinburgh, and both were from Viator. The coach is a very comfortable van, which is great for a full day of driving around, and my guide for this tour was Gordon. He knew a lot about the different castles we visited, and took us to the Campbell Castle ruin, Duone Castle, and Inveraray Castle, in addition to Loch Lubnaig, Loch Lomond, and through some truly picturesque scenery. Definitely recommend this tour!
We had a delightful and educational time while with Jillian. Took very good care of our group especailly when we had to change routes due to tragec accident ahead of us. We wasted no time. Well done.
My tour guide Alan was awesome! I was so impressed with his knowledge of Scottish history and his ability to tell amazing stories about everything we were seeing. Best tour ever!
The tour was exactly what I wanted and more. James was the perfect tour guide. He was funny, informative and a wonderful ambassador for Scotland tourism. I would highly recommend this tour and if you goask to be with James!
It was a great tour. Gordon was our tour guide. He's very knowledgeable and friendly.
This day tour was exquisite. Arron, our tour guide, was simply amazing. He regaled us with enticing stories and history of Scotland throughout the day. He was personable and efficient. We saw all the castles on the tour and much of the West Highlands. It rained on and off throughout the day, and Arron made the best of the conditions to ensure we had a high quality experience and that our time was optimized. I would definitely book another tour with this company. 5 stars!
Highlands lochs and castles with Gill was a wonderful tour. Gill gave us lots of information, stories and even music to illustrate Scottish history. She made the trip fun for all in a very relaxed and informative manner and was very flexible about how much time we wanted at each spot. The highlight was Kilchurn - slightly off the beaten track. The tour operator was very organized. It was a great day!