THANK YOU Arron for making this trip so wonderful! Had a lot of opportunities to take great pictures or grab a cup of coffee. Beautiful highlands and a great tour guide :) Definitely recommend!
The tour was great! Our driver, Jonathan was a lot of fun!
The van was confortable and although the trip was really long, the views were spectacular so it was worth it
Amazing day! Our guide, Heather, was warm and welcoming, extremely knowledgeable and informative and kept us constantly entertained. My daughter and I still talk about all the things we learned and saw. We took the optional Loch Ness boat trip and it was well worth it. I would definitely suggest this tour to anyone.
We loved our tour guide, Heather!!! This was the best trip - small bus with multiple stops for pictures. Heather was extremely knowledgeable. Note: Don't waste your time or money on the Loch Ness cruise. It's super touristy - save yourself some stress and grab a nice lunch in the small village instead.
Would recommend this trip to anyone. We had the best trip and our tour guide was amazing.
This was a fantastic trip to the Highlands. Our driver/guide Al M. was the best of the best. He was funny, educational, and very focused on making our trip everything it possibly could be. If you only have one day to visit the highlands, this is the trip to take and be sure and ask for Al M. to be your driver/guide.
An excellent journey seeing key sights. Much time on road due to distance from Edinburgh. OUr tour guide/driver Richard was very knowledgeable and helped pass the time with interesting commentary.Best to do this tour in Spring/Summer as better weather and longer daylight. Highly recommended.
Amazing trip, i would recomend everyone to do it. The guide i went with Eric was really good, funny, andexplained a lot of cool stories about Scoland and the places we pass though.
After a unfortunate traffic jam when leaving Edinburgh, we decided to replaced the boat tour
with some extra stops a Scottish village with a Christmas shop, whiskey factory and a Sweene todd inspired
barbershop next door to a McDonald butchery!, A quick stop at the Doune castle Wholy Grale, Winterfell scenic.
The great and inspiring guide Jodie with a burning hart for Scottland even though she had a secret anfather from Ireland filled the journey with interesting and sometimes terrible stories about Scotland and events in it's history.
With great passion she talked almost during the whole journey with some pauses with favorith Scotish music,
Proclaimers and other pop/folk music.
So now we know a lot about Mary Queen of Scots, why the Cambells even nowdays are not welcomed to Glenncoe to visit the McDonalds.
a incident that might have given the ide to the Stark wedding massacre in Game of Thrones. We were also told the tragic background to
the Bonnie banks o' Loch Lomond song together with hard times after the Scotish Jacobite rebellion.
Big thanks Jodie for making the journey memorable. We will with interest follow the Scotish exit after brexit discussion and the possible future name change of Fort William.
great time had by me and the family. was worth us opting for a tour than driving around ourselves given the depth of knowledge of the guide who peppered us with facts through the journey. we couldn't have crammed so much of history, visit all the key spots in a day and have so much fun.
definitely recommend for a first time visitor to opt for even if you have a lot of time on your hands!
This was a great day excursion. Our guide Heather was really good and the scenery on the drive was unbelievable. A bit of a long day but well worth it.
I was going to be in Edinburgh for a few days but I knew I wanted to go the Highlands so after some searching on Viator, I found this tour with mostly positive reviews.
The tour itself is run by Rabbies which is definitely one of the main tour operators going out of Edinburgh from what I saw. We must have had 5 or 6 tours leaving at the same time, not all doing the same tour, but there were about 3 that were doing ours.
Get to the meeting point early. I was in Edinburgh at the end of September during the middle of the week and they had about 6 tours leaving at the same time with everyone having to check in at the same time. I can only imagine it's crazier during the busy seasons. Protip: the cafe can be a bit slow. Your tour will leave without you if you are still in the cafe. I almost missed mine.
Jonathan was our tour guide/driver. Overall he was great. There is clearly a set route, but due to the rain he adjusted as needed and took us to alternate places for us to see things. We hardly saw the other tour groups that were on the same tour except at very specific long stops that we had like at Loch Ness.
It's a relatively small group since you are on a minibus. There are two seats on one side, one on the other, a few rows, aisle down the middle with the back row having 4 seats. Is every group going to sit side by side together? No. Get over it. There is no bathroom on the bus. If you have a small bladder or need to go to the bathroom every hour, you can't go on a tour like this. Go rent a car and go at your own pace. There are preset stops for a reason. You will spend a LOT of time on the minibus just because of the distance that is covered in one day. Remember you are basically going from the bottom of Scotland to essentially past the midpoint and a bit up from there. You are covering a lot of miles/KMs. Also - don't be that person no one can find. Make sure you keep an eye on the watch. Having a bus filled with 14 people waiting for you and then having the driver have to make up that time, it's not cool. We're all adults.
Overall the tour was great. I wish I was there during a time of year where it's not raining all the time. It was gorgeous with it all raining and grey I can only imagine how beautiful it is when it's clear.
This is an all-day tour - 12 hours from 0800 to 2000, however with the stops for refreshments, photo opportunities, and general walk-about and leg stretching, it turns out to be quite unnoticable. The views, scenery, the lochs, the towns are damn near breathtaking. This tour is probably something most people would not or should not attempt to drive on their own so Rabbies, the company who actually conducted the tour, have put together an outstanding day long adventure.
Loved this tour through the highlands! Beautiful scenic route and a really fun and informative guide. Would definitely recommend!
I travel all over the world and always plan day trips and sight seeing on my own. I have never been on a tour and was very hesitant to participate on a tour. I was proven wrong - this tour was the BEST. Nick was an amazing leader - knowledgeable, great perspective, balanced in terms of not talking all the time, helpful, flexible and outgoing! The trip was perfect - I would have never been able to see as much nor drive on the other side of the street! on my own. I'm already planning my next tour with Viator. Thanks for a great day!
Jeanette W USA
Arron was our guide for the day. Rabbies was the tour company. We really enjoyed this 12 hour day tour. Arron was great and we could understand him. He made sure we had enough bathroom breaks and provided us with a plethora of information. Loved this tour!
I loved this tour. Rabbis' people are so great and they do the best for us. All the explanations were amazing. There are a lot stops during the tour, so you can have beautiful views in each one. :
We loved our tour with Fergus! I thought the tour was well-paced but bear in mind, it is a very long day and that all the places we stopped were worth stopping for. They were even willing stop extra places if we let them know ahead of time and had the time to do so. Fergus was a fountain of historical knowledge. I'm not sure that everyone on the tour appreciated the depth of his knowledge, but my husband and I are huge history nerds, so we loved it! This tour is a great way to see a lot of Scotland in one day if you have limited time. We also did the Loch Ness boat tour, and while I didn't think it was anything too special, it was a great way to see the loch and pretty much the only thing to do with your hour at Loch Ness.
This trip was great! The tour guide, Ewan, was informative and funny and took us to some amazing picture spots and gave us a pretty good history of Scotland as we went. A lot of time on the bus but it was a small group that was not overwhelming and frequently stopped so it was doable. A good way to see a lot of the highlands if you have just a day to do it.
Our guide Dave was very knowing of many subjekts: history, social Life now and then, geology and many other and A pleasant facilitator.
He made stops on the rute by various special pisqures places.
I Will warmly recoment this trip.
We loved our tour guide, Paul. He told lots of great stories and gave us a great history of Scotland. The small bus was comfortable.
Great tour but the guide was the best part! He was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Scotland and the history of Scotland. Not only did we get to see all the sights but learned about the history Scotland. This tour was a real highlight of our trip!
It was a fantastic trip! There were so many beautiful little villages and towns with nice people and our driver was Jonathan who is the nicest person in the whole Universe! :D And he also has a great knowledge about Scotland.
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