Wow what views! We were blown away by the spectacular scenery and the grandeur of Scotland. Wow just wow. We had many stop offs where we could explore the location/towns and take pictures! 12 hours flew by! Honestly didn and #39;t think it would but it did and we had some great Scottish music for company!
Audrey was a fantastic guide, we had a lot of factors against us - weather, bridge being shut, traffic - but she entertained us with fabulous Scottish history stories and stopped at some truly beautiful spots. She was a lot of fun and this tour was a great way to see other parts of Scotland.
it was such a beautiful day!!!!
i would of regret it much if we came to scotland and not have gone to that trip
special thanks to our driver,guide,historian, officer and much more ... Jeff!!!!!
This tour was dynamite. Only down side was the reduced daylight because we took the tour in December - but the tour guide played plenty of Scottish music and regaled us with history and tales. We enjoyed this tour so much that we booked the same tour company for a day tour of St. Andrews and the fishing villages. I have no hesitation in recommending this tour to anyone.
The day trip to the highlands was amazing! We had a really wonderful tour guide, Francisca, who was engaging and bubbly. Scottish history was introduced in storytelling fashion cue different voices and sound effects, making it more interesting and engaging. There were songs by Scottish bands played on the van as well, making the Scotland experience much more alive. It wasn't all just talking and listening to music, there were also quiet moments for the participants to rest.
We had a smooth journey up to the Highlands with enough pit stops for us to rest, as well as lots of short stops at scenic spots for us to capture the beautiful scenery on our cameras.
This was quite a flexible tour as well there was a boat tour on Loch Ness that was optional. So we had quite some time to explore the area if we choose not to go on the boat tour.
The ride back home was nice too, with fun facts being included as we passed by several iconic structures such as the Fourth Bridge.
To end off, this the tour group size is just right. We had 13 members on the van out of the maximum 16, and it was a cosy number. The duration and tempo of the tour was also very well-managed.
Special shoutout and thanks to our tour guide Francisca who was so actively sharing with us what she knows and offering to take photos for us as well at the photo spots! :
amazing view throughout car ride, very long and intense car ride but tour guide stieve keep us entertained throughout the tour.
It was so great to see a whole other side of Scotland! I'd suggest going before it starts getting dark by 4pm though.
We had a wonderful time! The scenery is spectacular and the day was well paced. Our guide Karen was fabulous! She is encyclopedic knowledge about Scottish history and her Scottish pride is contagious.
Our tour guide was great..we had the best day and got the best pictures
Wonderful experience, strongly suggest to join the small group day trip! Amazing landscape, sweet and passionate guide, and meet friends !
Our guide, Mac, was probably the best tour guide I've ever had! We left from the meeting point right on time, and on the drive over Mac told us all about the history of the highlands. He was an incredible story teller and his tales really brought the landscape to life and made all the difference. You could tell how much he really loved Scotland and the highlands. At each pit stop he'd pick up trash while we were taking pictures because he wanted preserve the beauty of the highlands. He was so kind and such a dedicated guide. We made quite a few stops to take pictures. These stops were beautiful, and Mac was really good about keeping everyone on schedule because daylight is precious in Scotland in December. There is A LOT of driving on this tour, but we got to see so much so it was worth it. Our longest stop was for lunch at Loch Ness. You have to decide between doing the boat tour and having a sit down lunch, because you really only have 20-30 minutes of time to eat if you choose the boat tour. I did the boat tour and thought it was worth it. My only regret for this tour was that I did it in December, because by the time we left Loch Ness the sun was already setting, so we didn't actually get to see any of Cairngorms National Park as we were driving through it. Still, I had a fantastic time. This tour is a great value for your money and I'd recommend it to anyone.
Our tour guide Erin Mohr made the trip really fun and informational! I took this trip with my boyfriend and we both had a great time. It's a lot of driving so if you get car sick, I recommend some medicine. The trip followed the timeline well and provided a lot of time for great pictures. I went during December and it was absolutely amazing to see the Scottish highlands!
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!
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