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Coach tours

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Coach tours

Has anyone used Grayline or Timberbush tour companys. My wife and I would like to take a tour of The Highlands and Loch Ness in Sept.What's the pros and cons reguarding taking a 12 hour tour.

Thank you : )

Edinburgh, Scotland
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The trip to Loch Ness from Edinburgh takes at least 3 hours each way so you will spend at least half your day on the coach. I haven't done one of these tours myself but some feel that it is better to do Loch Ness as part of a longer tour so you are not whizzing by everything just to get there and back in the time allowed. If you put Loch Ness Tours in the search box above your post it will bring up previous threads about this subject with lots more opinions and experiences.

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We just returned from Scotland and took the Loch Ness day tour on Gray Line from Edinburgh. We had a very disappointing day as the driver was on a race to get everyone to the Loch Ness boat tour by 1:00. Evidently Gray Line had booked two buses and it was too many people to get them all on the 2:00 boat which is the usual time, so our bus was to be there at 1:00. Our driver passed on curves, honked freely, threw both hands up in exasperation, and in general, we felt unsafe and very rushed. We had one picture stop, but had passed many more beautiful sites by which he didn't even slow down to get a picture out of the bus. We didn't do the boat tour because we knew what it would be like. Others who went complained that it was pretty cheesy for the cost. It really could be a very nice day tour with a different driver. Also, I don't know if the drivers are always the tour guides, too, or if they were short of help that day. The responses from Gray Line were very kind and prompt when we were first inquiring and booking the tour. Now when we asked for a place to send comments, we do not hear from them at all. We will use a different company in Scotland for our next tour.

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Greetings from Adelaide, Australia.

I have heard good and bad reports about both companys unfortunately. I would however, recommend Rabbie's Trailburners - they are a local company based in edinburgh that specialise in scotland and as such, they have many and varied day tours all around scotland. Rabbies have won many awards and are highly recommended here on Trip Advisor.

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