Lots of activities crammed into those 3 days. The best was the afternoon spent at Dunvegan Castle
This tour exceeded all our expectations. Tony our tour guide and driver made our tour so enjoyable. His knowledge of facts of the area, and mythology along with song were wonderful. Tony also was very sensitive towards all the guests' needs. Everything ran on time and very calm. Highly recommend.
Excellent guided tour! Our guide was a wealth of information and sensitive to individual needs.
Our tour guide Lee was exceptional! We learned the history of Scotland while viewing Loch Ness , and the Highlands and the Isle of Skye. The view was beautiful and the funny stories Lee told helped make the trip exceptional.
Scot was a great tour guide. There were about 30 people total and we managed to see a lot within the 3 days. The landscape is gorgeous, but I was a bit let down by the Hogwarts Express - the tickets were second-class, so we didn't get the full Harry Potter experience.
A great trip and an amazing guide. Sandy was such a lovely storyteller. Thank you!
After many mishaps out tour company and their guide were amazing to help us catch up to the group!!! The accommodating and helpful nature alone has sold me and I will use them again! Tony you wee a fantastic guide, great storyteller and an all around pleasure to be around.....you love what you do!!!
This tour was amazing. Our guides, Tony and Sinclair, were extremely well-knowing and amusing and they managed to show us the essence of Scotlande in just three days.
this tour was amazing. Our guides, Tony and Sinclair, made it even better with their vast knowledge of local history and myth. Their tales of Elfin, the fairy king, and others, was fantastic. I would recommend this trip to anyone.
Everything was exceptional! Our guide , Duncan, was brilliant- great knowledge of history, entertaining stories, music, where to find Harry coos.... The places we visited were beyond beautiful and lodging perfect.
We had a wonderful experience in spite of the weather - cold, windy and often wet. Our tour guide/driver was Joe and he provided a wonderful experience and information we would not have received form most guides. He being a true Scottish Highlander, with the accompanying brogue, provided above and beyond service. Can't thank him enough for all he did.
Our tour guide, Tony, was amazing. He added so much to the tour. His stories were fantastic and his knowledge of history was impressive. We definitely want to go on another tour with him in the future.
We got off to a rough start as our guide, Joe, was a bit of a drill sergeant. But by day 3 we found him to be funny, very knowledgable and quite enjoyable. The scenery and the places we stopped couldn't be beat. It was an amazing tour!
Tour was wonderful. Joe our guide was very knowledgeable and took us to some really exciting spots and places that we were not expecting. He gave us a lot of history and background, an awesome guy! My only gripe was the hogwarts express ride left a bit to be desired. Would book again with Joe !
It was awesome! The scenery, the history, and the people were great! And having a tour guide who knew the history made it better. Scott was amazing and kind. He even made a little detour so we could see something we wanted to see but wasn and #39;t on the itinerary.
One really cannot say enough about this trip. It was the highlight of our holiday in the UK. Everything about this trip that was set up by Highland Tours was amazing. The most special part of this trip was our tour guide, Scot. He is an invaluable resource. His genuine passion for everything Scotland bled through every story he told making the trip so enjoyable. What could have been many hours on the bus listening to music was broken up with his stories about the history of Scotland. While I certainly cannot speak to the other tour guides available, I cannot imagine doing the trip again without Scot. We chose the B and B option, and had a lovely accommodation with an excellent view of the sea and mountains in the background from our room. My only suggestion for the future would be to offer a trip geared towards younger/outdoorsy focused people. One piece of advice for travelers is to sit on the left side of the bus on Day 1 and 3, much better views!
This tour was great! We crammed in a lot over three days -- stops at castles, distilleries, breweries, loch ness, little towns in the highlands, and beautiful spots across the isle of skye. Our guide, Tony, was super informative, giving us background on the local history and folklore, once-upon-a-time stories, and funny anecdotes. Even when things went wrong on our last days, an accident closed the rode leaving Skye, and then our ferry left early with no notice so we had to catch a later one..., he was calm and organized and got us where we needed to be, when we needed to be there.
I was a little apprehensive about taking a bus tour, but we never spent too long on the bus without a stop, and all the stops were long enough to stretch your legs, use a restroom, or see whatever there was to see. Even if you're not a bus tour person, I would recommend this as a great way to see a lot and get a great overview of the highlands!
We loved this tour! Our guide Joe was absolutely great. He took us to places not on the regular tour schedule, had great information and was very entertaining. The incredible views both in the highlands and on the Isle of Skye were breathtaking and the steam train was a real highlight of the trip. Don't miss this tour.
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This was an amazing tour. Our guide Duffy was the best. We enjoyed the commentary as we explored all of the destinations. It was a fantastic way to see some of Scotlands beautiful countryside. I thoroughly recommend this tour.
Everything about this tour was fantastic. Except the bus. Not particularly comfortable. Fascinating and very interesting. Would definitely recommend.
This was a lovely tour, beautiful scenery, nice people. Joe the driver was very knowledgeable and entertaining, at times laugh out loud funny. I greatly enjoyed this trip and would recommend it.
This tour was amazing! We had Duffy as our tour guide and he really made the tour extra perfect. There were greatly timed bathroom breaks I have a bladder condition and THOROUGHLY appreciate this feature in a tour and each stop provided us with such a variety of experiences. Castles, gardens, Jacobite train, memorials, waterfalls, bays... it was outstanding. We were two of five younger adults on our tour and my partner and I had great fun with the others. This was easily my favorite part of my two month trip through Europe! Everyone must do this. It's worth the time and money and it definitely something you will love and cherish
Our tour guide Dave was a good driver, a good story teller, a DJ, and a passionate Scot. There were 23 people on this tour, most are couples, friends and families, and 5 solo female travelers including me. We got along well. I was constantly awed by the stark beauties of the Scottish Highlands and the lochs. The landscape of the highlands are so different from the lowlands. We visited Loch Ness at Fort Augustus, the southern tip before turning west to the Isle of Skye. We visited Eilean Donan Castle often called the most picturisque castle in Scotland before crossing the bridge to the Isle of Skye. The B and B I stayed in Portree capital of Skye was very clean and comfortable. The landlady made me porridge hot oatmeal upon my request, before a full Scottish breakfast. We experienced typical weather on the island, fog, gusty wind, rain, stop, rain, stop, etc. on the second day. We went to many places on the Isle of Skye and took breathtaking pictures of the sea and rocks and heathers. There were sheeps and cows, more of them than people. More castles. The 3rd day we took the ferry to Malliag, beautiful view but very windy and cold. Took the Jacobite Steam Train from Malliag to Fort William, the Hogwart Express going over the famous viaduct. Taking pictures on the train is not easy, best to drive and take the pictures from below. Overall, I highly recommend this 3-day tour and I love the highlands!
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