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Great day trip before our 10 day tour of the British Isles started. Our guide was most passionate about his home and shared some great history and insight into the culture and political climate of Scotland.
Loved this trip and seeing a port village in this beautiful country! Our guide was friendly and knowledable
Fergus, our driver and tour guide, was great source of information about Scottish history and culture.
We really enjoyed the sights along the trip and Oban was great quaint, little town with excellent seafood options.
Do not miss the distillery in there and we wish we had couple of hours more to explore ferryboat rides that were available.
This day trip was amazing value, our driver John was so knowledgeable about the History, Flora and Fauna. I so enjoyed his genuine love and enthusiasm for the History and landscape of Scotland.
Savvy Sightseer USA
This is a great trip to get a full and varied look at Scotlands beautiful lakes, highlands, castles and coast. In between stops, John, the Highland Experience mini-bus driver, kept the group entertained with a nice mix of humor, history and trivia. Inveraray Castle is an option well worth taking seniors ask for the concession price!. The 13th Duke of Argyll, Chief of the Clan Campbell, and his family still live in the castle, but a wing is open to the public. Rooms are beautifully decorated and a testament to lavish living as well as pride of heritage. Theres some lovely tucked away sights along the route most travelers would likely miss on their own: Falls of Falloch, Castle Kilchurn and St. Conans Kirk are such standouts. Oban on the west coast is a nice little town and good for wandering through shops or getting something to eat. The weather was not suitable for a walk up to McCaig's Tower, but on a sunny day it would have been nice to take in the views of Isle of Mull and the harbor from there. Viator has again partnered with an excellent local tour group to provide a wonderful day I highly recommend both.
At the beginning of the tour, it was not impressive. But it just got better and better. Now I understand that Scotland has such rugged beauty with quite some wilderness and long history. Our tour guide John was quite efficient and also a good story teller. I learned a lot about the Scottish history and also some weird stories from him. Oban was a lovely town. I wish we had a bit more time there. Kilchurn castle looked so mysterious from the distance. As I am a big fan of Downton Abbey, I would highly recommend to spend some extra money to visit the Inveraray Castle, where they made Downton Abbey Christmas 2012 episode. It was a long drive but with frequent breaks. My Scottish colleague told me to visit Oban and west part of Scotland. Listen to the locals!
This was a fantastic trip - great guide and wonderful sights to see. It could not have been better - the weather was perfect!
Absolutely fantastic tour. Our guide Brian gave us a detailed commentary all the way with hilarious anecdotes littered through out. A must do if you want to experience scottish culture and history as well as take in the sights.
Oban was wonderful if only for the FOOD! Fresh seafood on the wharf, eaten standing up in the rain was an added laugh and a great experience of a lifetime! Great castles/palaces/stately homes too! Not to be missed no matter what the weather though the sun did shine throughout the day highlighting the massive expanse of Scottish scenery. A the the driver as well whose name I have sadly forgotten since it was quite a while ago. My first experience at rating the tour was when we first arrived home but somehow it never got posted and I have been too busy since to try again. But with careful prodding from Viator, I am trying once again.
Interesting excursion that included sights for all tasts. Enough time to visit all sights. Not too long in the bus.
So much fun! Had plenty of time at all of the sites and Robbie was incredibly entertaining!
Susan P Canada
I had an amazing experience. A nice relaxing way to experience the west coast of scotland. Highly recommended this one. Willie our tour guide provided us with a short history of Scotland...very entertaining. Thanks Willie.
Stops in the village of Loss and in Oban were the highlights. Enjoyed lunch in a restaurant on the wharf in Oban.
Would have enjoyed spending more time here being a sea port right on the water was a different perspective to the Scotland we had been experiencing.
The guide was extremely knowledgeable about the region and history of Scotland. Trip length was a perfect balance between driving and stops for sightseeing. I really felt I got my money and #39;s worth.
This is a wonderful use of time when in Scotland, one I can't recommend high enough. You have to see this country anyway you can, and their vans are a very comfortable way. The itinerary was thorough and the guide's spiel is informative, to say the least. The only knock on the trip was the soundtrack of Scottish music played here and there. Quiet contemplation would have been as nice if not nicer.
Michael was our driver and guide on the Oban and Western Highlands day tour. He is engaging, eloquent, knowledgeable and entertaining. He is the best tour guide we have had to date. The coach was clean and comfortable and the tour was well organized. Great value for the price. A terrific way to see the beautiful countryside of the western highlands and learn the history.
This was a great tour led by Fergus. We got to see many places and were given just the right amount of time to spend in these places. Of course, now that I've seen them and heard some history about them, I will be returning some day in the future to visit again. Fergus was very knowledgable and friendly and a lot of fun.
Fantastic. The driver was very informative and fun. Beautiful scenery, good stops with plenty of time to see some highlights of that particular area. Definitely recommend. Only downfall would be the directions on the meeting point. The information from Viator says to meet at the Tourist information centre ... which I went to, but it wasn't the location, I then had to run about 2kms to the bus stop where they were waiting for me. Made it extremely stressful by giving the wrong directions on the meeting place.
This is a great tour! We loved our guide. He was interesting and informative. He told us stories and about the history of Scotland as we traveled between stops. We never felt rushed and always had plenty of time to explore and take photos. The bus was also comfortable and in great condition. We would definitely recommend this tour!
A power-packed day full of beautiful and diverse scenery with ample time to stop and enjoy every stop. Our guide was amazing! Not only did he prep us with information prior to each stop but he also gave us a complete and detailed history of the fight for Scottish independence while driving!
Comfortable pace, affable guide, lovely scenery…a pleasant and relaxing day.
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