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This was the first trip I took with Viator and I was glad I had done so. The tour guide was amazing - at times, we had a little trouble following his scottish accent but it was otherwise fine. He was amazingly well-versed in History and gave us not only the commentary about the places we visited and passed through but also shared anecdotes which provided information about life in Scotland. His delivery kept us engrossed. I was most impressed by his stories which told us about how some well-known English phrases had come about.
Scotland was debating on Secession at the time and he also told us about the prevalent mood in the country. This trip led me to choose Viator in other countries. I have found them to be slightly expensive but safe and reliable.
Had a great tour guide Barney and was one of my favorite things I've done so far as an abroad student.
This was a great day trip. Our driver/guide Roger made it extra special with his interesting and humorous commentary. The scenery is beautiful and open country is a wonderful contrast to Edinburgh which was great. The long day is worth the trip. Days are short in the winter, which we knew, but would not have missed it. Rabbie's put together a fun and informative trip. We opted not to do the Loch Ness boat trip and had a relaxing lunch and a beer at The Bothy. Have to say the warm fire was much enjoyed! Would recommend this for anyone wanting a taste of the Highlands and rural Scotland.
The tour was guided by Jonathan from Rabbies Tours. Jonathan had excellent historical knowledge of the Highlands with a great sense of humor. He blend of history and comic relief made the trip thoroughly enjoyable. In addition, Jonathan had choreographed music relevant to the area or subject matter that was a really nice touch. The beauty of the area speaks for itself. Plenty of stops along the way for bathroom breaks orbiters to eat/shopping! Highly recommended and be sure to ask to be in Jonathan's group!
Great tour but in winter you will miss out on scenery as the sun sets early just after 4pm. Excellent tour guide.
My guide Jonathan was very friendly and knowledgeable even though he had never heard of the tv show Outlander. He told us the places to go to get the best photos/ views. He even offered us suggestions to try when we made stops at little places on our tour. The places we visited were breathtaking.
If you are short on time, this is a great way to see so much of Scotland in a condensed amount of time. We had a great tour guide Ewan who was very entertaining and very knowledgable. It is a lot of time to be on a tour but it was well worth it and breathtaking views. I wish we had had more time in Glen Co to take more pictures but with the amount of the country you're seeing, it was understandable why we couldn't! Would highly recommend this tour.
This was a truly amazing tour! Jude was a wonderfully entertaining and informative guide. The scenery was spectacular, and our stops were all interesting and well timed. I would do this tour again in a heartbeat.
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.
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