Omdat de wegen onder water stonden vanwege de regen is we hierdoor 2/3 overlap met de reis loch ness, gencoe and the highlands zouden krijgen is ons een alternatieve dagtrip aangeboden naar stirling castle, loch lomond en wiskydestileerderij. Na goedkeuring met de organisatie verwachten wij van viator tours dus een creditfactuur omdat deze dagtrip goedkoper is.
Het alternatief was 5 sterren waard en omdat dit interactief isals zeer positief ervaren.
We were only in Scotland for a short trip so we decided to take this tour since it cover a nice area. We were not disappointed. Our weather for late October was perfect. It was a bright crisp fall day. The tour guide, Peter was very friendly and knowledgeable. Brought us to the most scenic parts and we got the most fantastic photos. It was a full day tour and we enjoyed every minute. This tour is highly recommend by me.
Ian was a fabulous tour guide, wonderful story teller! He really set the tone for everything we saw with his historical references and music. We loved everything about it. The bus was very comfortable. I honestly have no complaints. Only thing I could think to change is cut down a few of the stops by 5 min and add that time to the Oban stop, as some of the fish and chips meals took a while to get put out which takes a bit away from walking around.
This was honestly one of the best tours I have ever experienced. I want to thank Ian so much for his outstanding entertainment, knowledge and passion for Scotland and the Highland Culture. As a descendant of a Scottish MacDonald family that migrated to Australia in the 1800's, many of the stories told were very close to home. I have never heard the story of the Glen Coe Massacre told so emotively and driving through the empty highland passes whilst listening to tales of the clearances was just incredible. Passing through Loch Lomond, Inveraray Castle, Oban and Argyll with Ian's commentary and musical accompaniment was simply breathtaking. I really can't recommend this tour enough and I can't wait to get back to the magical Scottish Highlands one day. Thanks again! :
Without exaggeration, this was the best tour I have ever been on.
Every spot we stopped at felt magically beautiful our first stop was Loch Lomond, and I was completely in awe. And each destination after just increased in awesomeness. Between the wonderous landscapes of the Western Highlands, the stories of the clans, and the history in each castle we saw, I was never bored.
Our guide Graham was knowledgeable, funny, friendly, and a great driver. I went on the tour alone, and he made me feel very welcome.The time he spent driving felt balanced with the amount of stops he took us to and the time we spent in each place. He told many stories of the places we were in while he drove. And when there was a traffic jam on the usual route back to Glasgow, Graham took a detour to a huge lake and a bonus castle!
This tour is a full day with a good amount of driving, which I was nervous about about before departing, but with so much fun in the van listening to Graham's playlist of traditional Scottish music, the day went by super fast. And Pro tip: it's totally acceptable to take a nap in the van if you need to :
This tour showed me so much of the country that I never expected to be able to see in a single day, and we got back to Glasgow by 7:30 pm! I would take this tour again and again if I could!