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The trip included a lot of interesting stops, especially in Inveraray. The highlight of the trip was definitely Oban. There were a lot of great seafood options available and the views from McCaig's Tower were amazing!
Jamie, our driver, was outstanding in every way courteous and patient with other vehicles, drove safely and cautiously, answered every question thoroughly, highly intelligent and organized, very knowledgeable in a plethora of topics, and created an environment of fun while learning.
The guide was great even thought the weather that day was terrible. He knew of a fantastic water fall.
got some really interesting and impressive pictures. I would recommenced this tour in good or Bad weather .
Great trip. Magnificent scenery. Tour guide was also good. Well worth doing. Oban just beautiful. Seafood was spectacular. The biggest and tastiest oysters I have ever had on my life and not outrageously expensive. Many great stops with 'things'to see.
We made a few stops at some really amazing places for stretching our legs or taking some fotos of the breathtaking landscape. Our driver Steve was amazing! He showed us where to get the best seafood in Oban, made us laugh a lot and answered all our questions.
This was one of the best tours my family has had, ever! Would highly recommend it.
Thank you so much
That was a great trip. My appreciation to Michael who has done an outstanding job in driving as well as guiding us.
robertp5050 United States of ...
Cameron did a great job driving and discussing the scenery/towns we visited - this tour is a must for seeing the beautiful scenery outside of Edinburgh - and driving these roads yourself would be a dicey game. Strongly recommend.
Florence C USA
Had an amazing time!! If you are staying in Edinburgh for a few days and have already done the famous Loch Ness trip, and are looking to do a second excursion, then I highly recommend this one - esp if you are a lover of seafood. Oban is the seafood capital of Scotland and the seafood doesn't get fresher than this. You get beautiful views of the harbor and skyline. There's never a shortage of restaurants for all budget levels and endless shopping opportunities from souvenirs to boutiques. If it's authentic, no-nonsense, casual, really good quality seafood you are seeking, then I recommend the quaint little green shack located right behind McCraig's Warehouse souvenir shop the locals would agree it's be best and near the train station. Just follow along the pier and the delicious smell of fresh seafood being cooked until you reach it. The seating is outside and ordering is quick and simple. Try the Grand Platter - which includes a sampler of all kinds of seafood lobster, crabs, mussels, scallops, fish, etc. etc. - it's plenty for two people. However, if you're craving fish n chips, try the place directly across from the McCraig's Warehouse souvenir shop. It's very fresh and good as well. I can literally spend a whole day at Oban. Our wonderful and friendly tour guide Michael from Highland Experience Tours was great. He was very informative and knowledgeable. He was approachable and pointed out all the different sights, histories, and fun facts along the way. He made our journey fun, exciting, and relaxed. We made numerous photo stops, which was awesome. I enjoyed the Falls of Falloch, and the stop at St. Conan Kirk because I really appreciate old churches. The village of Luss is cozy and had a great view of Loch Lomond. If I had to gripe about one thing, I guess it would be to have more time in Oban. I loved it that much! This was the perfect trip!!
I loved the tour! Our guide Cameron was very funny and knowledgeable. He stopped a few times so we could take photographs. The landscape is beautiful and Oban a nice town to stay for a few hours. I would definitely recommend this tour!
Nice tour with knowledgeable and friendly tour guide (Tom). Beautiful country and nice motor coach.
Great, Scottish countryside is beautiful. Oban is a lovely wee fishing harbour and is nice to walk around. Our guide was very good and got a lot of information on surrounding area. All in all a very pleasant day.
The views of the highlands were/are spectacular! Oban is Beautiful, and beautiful views from the Mccaig tower! our tour guide was awesome!! he even incorporated additional stops at other locations of old churches to add to the experience. He had lots of great stories about the clans, and would even look up things if asked. highly recommend this tour
The tour was a really enjoyable trip. The scenery was breathtaking! The driver was very courteous and knowledgeable. We felt very safe with his driving skills. It was an exceptional tour..
Our original tour was canceled because the driver was sick, but the tour company representative (Katrina) communicated the change early, was very thoughtful, and got us booked on another tour. I'm sure the original tour would have been great, but the Loch Ness/Glencoe/Highlands tour we ended up on was better than we could have imagined. Our guide/driver, Kenny, was absolutely delightful, engaging, funny, and informative. We loved him. We made many stops, we felt well taken care of, we had fun, we saw amazing things, plus the weather was fantastic. I can't recommend this tour -- or Kenny -- highly enough!!
From breathtaking scenery to fascinating history, you've got it all on this tour! It is a wonderful way to see the Scottish highlands if you don't have much time. The guide was extremely knowledgable, but also kept us thoroughly entertained for the whole trip with his stories, re-telling of the history of the region, intermingled with his "Dad jokes" and unique sense of humour. Even when the start of the Glasgow marathon saw the closing of half the streets in Glasgow, so the driver/guide had to re-orient himself to find his way out of the city, he never appeared flustered or angry. This was a thoroughly enjoyable tour which I would highly recommend.
Guide seemed to have some personal issues as he wasn't as friendly as some of the others. I did 8 day trips in Edinburgh and Dublin and this guide was by far the worst. But it was a sunny day and visiting the locations was excellent.
This trip was FANTASTIC. Small group, 6 people in a mini-van. The driver/guide was John Paul who was so informative and knowledgeable on all the aspects of history and culture. I thought the trip was worth the price and I would book another tour with Viatour. Kudos to John Paul for making a memorable trip to Oban and the West Highlands. This tour was great since it gave you a contrast of the coast and highlands. Well worth it!br/> Cathryne Sundel- New York City/USA
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