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West Highlands, Lochs and Castles Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh provided by Rabbie's

West Highlands, Lochs and Castles Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

West Highlands, Lochs and Castles Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
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About
Beat the crowds and opt for an alternative sightseeing experience of the Scottish Highlands on a hassle-free day trip from Edinburgh. A great choice for history buffs, this excursion transports you to medieval castles, lochs, and the rugged Breadalbane Mountains. Receive personalized attention in a group limited to 16, and leave the tour with a discount card for select Edinburgh shops, restaurants, and attractions.  
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Stress-free day trip to the West Highlands of Scotland from Edinburgh 
  • Travel between dispersed Highland highlights with ease and efficiency 
  • Small-group tour for a more personalized experience
  • Travel by a top-of-the-range 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
What to expect
  • Your tour begins with pickup from a central Edinburgh departure point. Board a top of the range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach destined for Scotland’s West Highlands. Stop first at Stirling to visit Doune Castle—the film site of Monty Python and The Holy Grail. As your mini-coach traverses dense forests and rolling hills, your guide provides commentary that details Scottish legends such as William Wallace and Rob Roy MacGregor, the Scottish equivalent of Robin Hood. See the scenic areas of Luss, Loch Lomond, and The Trossachs National Park before heading to Inveraray where you have the option to visit the castle (open April - October) or wander around the town and have lunch. This guided tour concludes with drop-off at your original Edinburgh departure point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Stress-free day trip to the West Highlands of Scotland from Edinburgh 
  • Travel between dispersed Highland highlights with ease and efficiency 
  • Small-group tour for a more personalized experience
  • Travel by a top-of-the-range 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
What to expect
  • Your tour begins with pickup from a central Edinburgh departure point. Board a top of the range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach destined for Scotland’s West Highlands. Stop first at Stirling to visit Doune Castle—the film site of Monty Python and The Holy Grail. As your mini-coach traverses dense forests and rolling hills, your guide provides commentary that details Scottish legends such as William Wallace and Rob Roy MacGregor, the Scottish equivalent of Robin Hood. See the scenic areas of Luss, Loch Lomond, and The Trossachs National Park before heading to Inveraray where you have the option to visit the castle (open April - October) or wander around the town and have lunch. This guided tour concludes with drop-off at your original Edinburgh departure point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 225003
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Small-group tour (maximum 16 passengers)
  • Transportation by top of the range 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Driver/guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Admission fees
  • Entry/Admission - Doune Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Inveraray Castle
Duration
10h
Departure details
  • Rabbie's Cafe Bar, 6 Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3EG, UK
Additional information
  • Min. age 5 years old. We do not accept children under the age of 5 years.
  • Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • Please note that Inveraray Castle is open from April to October only
  • Check in closes 15 minutes prior to departure
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • In order to retain the integrity of the tour and try to ensure that all our customers have the best possible experience, we do cap bookings from any one party to 8 passengers.
  • Doune Castle – We reserve tickets for you. If you want to visit this attraction, please purchase your ticket whilst on tour.
  • Inveraray Castle - The castle is only open on a few selected dates this year. On those dates, you will be able to buy a ticket from your driver-guide whilst on tour.
  • On the dates when Inveraray castle is closed, we will try to arrange a photo stop instead.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Due to safety inspection and possible maintenance work, Doune Castle is closed until further notice.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Inclusions
  • Small-group tour (maximum 16 passengers)
  • Transportation by top of the range 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Driver/guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Admission fees
  • Entry/Admission - Doune Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Inveraray Castle
Departure details
  • Rabbie's Cafe Bar, 6 Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3EG, UK
Duration
10h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Min. age 5 years old. We do not accept children under the age of 5 years.
  • Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • Please note that Inveraray Castle is open from April to October only
  • Check in closes 15 minutes prior to departure
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • In order to retain the integrity of the tour and try to ensure that all our customers have the best possible experience, we do cap bookings from any one party to 8 passengers.
  • Doune Castle – We reserve tickets for you. If you want to visit this attraction, please purchase your ticket whilst on tour.
  • Inveraray Castle - The castle is only open on a few selected dates this year. On those dates, you will be able to buy a ticket from your driver-guide whilst on tour.
  • On the dates when Inveraray castle is closed, we will try to arrange a photo stop instead.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Due to safety inspection and possible maintenance work, Doune Castle is closed until further notice.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 24 Jul 2020
A note from West Highlands, Lochs and Castles Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
• Face coverings are mandatory and must always be worn. • Infrared thermometer temperature check during check-in for tour. Passengers with temperature readings above 38 degrees will not be able to travel for health and safety reasons. • Simple Covid-19 health questionnaire upon arrival.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Rabbie's Cafe Bar
    6 Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3EG, UK
    See address & details
  • 1
    Rabbie's Cafe Bar
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Doune Castle
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Luss Village Paths
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Rest and be Thankful
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Inveraray Castle
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Nikky & Chelsi
1 contribution
Awesome!
Oct 2021 • Couples
We had a great time during the tour. Jim Divine was very accommodating and we love his stories that kept us entertained. Thank you so much!!
Written 14 October 2021
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Alex Arcilla
2 contributions
Amazing
Sep 2021 • Couples
Jame Scott our tour guide was amazing!!! He was very entertaining and you can see and feel his passion and dedication to his work.
Written 13 October 2021
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Meghan G
1 contribution
Amazing Guide
Oct 2021
Went on this tour last week and had the most amazing time because of my guide, Jim Scott. Honestly, the weather was not cooperating and every time we got off the bus the clouds rolled in where we wanted to take a photo, however, I would pay to do this tour again just to listen to Jim. He is so knowledgeable and made the rides between spots so fun. I would recommend doing any tour with Jim!
Written 12 October 2021
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Cherish S
7 contributions
Great tour and tour guide
Sep 2021 • Solo
I enjoyed the tour although i felt sorry for our tour guide Adam cause our group was not that well responsive with him, it’s not him though i think our group (6 people who do not know each other very well) were a bunch of shy people, i for one is not really good with small chats. I cannot fault Adam ( i do not know his last name so i don’t know which Adam though, but he’s got this blonde hair, rugged looks and he’s from NZ lol! ) he was really3x gracious and very accommodating to all of us. He really went out of his way to make the trip fun, entertaining and easy for all of us and i like the fact that he lets us takes naps along the trip and he knows when to stop talking lol! I wasn’t able to tip him cause i forgot my card and i don’t have cash with me. I’ll just make it up to him next time if he happens to be my guide again. I enjoyed the trip and i will definitely book my tour with rabbies again. Please give my apologies and appreciation to him and i hope to have him as my guide again the next time i visit scotland. Cheers!
Written 24 September 2021
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viki
10 contributions
Small and Beautiful
Sep 2021 • Couples
I am so glad i chose Rabbies to tour this part of Scotland. It was an amazing day and Jim Scott was a fantastic guide. We were a small group which made it all feel so personal and fun. We learnt lots about Scottish history. traditions and culture - the difference betwern a loch and a lake, what a munro is, all about the Scotish national anthems, different clans, why you shouldn't put ice in whisky..... it was all so interesting AND saw some amazing and breathtaking landscapes, it's hard to pick a favourite, but probably the tranquility of Loch Lubnaigh and Kilchurn Castle. I was worried that we would spend so much time on the mini bus that it wouldn't be enjoyable but i was wrong. If you get a chance to do this tour...do it with Rabbies. I would do it all over again. Thanks Jim😊
Written 22 September 2021
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Sue D
2 contributions
Best day tour with a great tour guide
Sep 2021 • Friends
Done a lot of travelling and this tour was one of the best. Jim Scott was our tour guide. He was friendly and funny from the outset and gave us so much information. This guy was one of the best tour guides I’ve ever had. Hope Rabbies know how good he is. The tour was absolutely beautiful and I fell in love with the beauty of Scotland. If you only have a short time in Scotland then this day tour is perfect. Will definitely be coming back and would definitely book a longer tour with Rabbies again. Thanks Jim for a great day. We all thoroughly enjoyed it!
Written 11 September 2021
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TRW_8
Scottsdale, AZ9 contributions
Another beautiful day in the Scottish Highlands
Aug 2021
We have taken several Rabbie's tours and have really enjoyed each one. We were recently visiting Edinburgh again and took this tour with Jim Scott. He was a great guide--very entertaining with interesting stories and information about Scotland and he is even a photographer and took some great pictures of my family. Another great trip with Rabbie's. Highly recommend them for a stress free way to see Scotland.
Written 7 September 2021
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Nuno P
4 contributions
Great tour with great guide.
Sep 2021 • Couples
Just came off the coach of this with Duncan, a great storyteller, host, driver and trip companion.
The tour is beautiful and gives you a great taste of countryside Scotland and the Highlands.
The stop at Inveraray was beautiful but what won me over was all the great views of the valleys, lochs and castles.
Great experience and great value for money!
Written 2 September 2021
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Anjali
5 contributions
1,000,000% worth every second!
Aug 2021
I absolutely LOVED this tour! Our tour guide, Jim, was an absolute delight and regaled us with brilliant and hilarious narration throughout the tour. I've never enjoyed learning as thoroughly as I did during this tour. The sites were absolutely breathtaking and beautiful! In fact, the next day we did their Hadrian's Wall tour and loved it just as much. Plus, they took appropriate COVID precautions to make sure we were all safe.
If, like us, you only have a few days in Edinburgh, I highly recommend these full-day tours.
Written 27 August 2021
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NJTravelQueen
NJ13 contributions
Beautiful views and culture
Aug 2021 • Family
Great cultural and historical tour. Our guide was Jim Devine, and was extremely knowledgeable, and had a great sense of humor.
Written 22 August 2021
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Fun time with Jim Devine
Jim Devine did a wonderful job of showing us around with expert knowledge. The tour was fun, he was knowledgeable a
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An awesome experience for anyone wanting to visit the Highlands!
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