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Review of Gray Line Scotland

Gray Line Scotland
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Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and The Scottish Highlands Day Trip from Edinburgh
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Loch Ness and The Scottish Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh
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Alnwick Castle, Lindisfarne and The Scottish Borders Day Trip from Edinburgh
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Owner description: Gray Line offers sightseeing tours around Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland's Capital City and arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Historic yet vibrant with cultural and culinary delights and architecturally stunning. Using Edinburgh as a base we take you round Scotland where Landscapes can change quite dramatically in 30 minutes. Guaranteeing a kaleidoscope of memories in just one day. We can collect you from your hotel or guest house to begin your journey.
Reviewed 27 August 2014 via mobile

9 hour tour from Edinburgh through Glasgow, Loch Lamond, the Highlands and Stirling Castle...
Long story short- amazing...
You should give it a try :)

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Reviewed 26 August 2014

We were picked up in front of our hotel on time which made for a good first impression. Luckily we were some of the first guests to be collected as it became a little hectic as the numbers increased and the driver seemed to spend a lot of time getting everyone seated just as he wanted it. After some seat swapping and general confusion we finally left Edinburgh on our way to The Highlands and Loch Ness. The driver was the tour guide and he was full of great information and really seemed to enjoy telling lots of stories.
As far as sightseeing, it became obvious that summer may not necessarily be the best time as lots of places were hidden behind trees that had been planted especially to block the view. There was a lot of "Look to your left you might just see the top of the castle", " Look through the trees and you will get a glimpse of the lake", as we drove further north, the landscape changed dramatically, it became,wild and rugged interspersed with beautiful valleys and little rivers and streams, just as i had imagined. The tour allowed for an optional short cruise on Loch Ness and although you just cruise up the loch for 30 minutes turn around and come back, it was still fun, There were a couple of photo stops, which gave you time to stretch your legs and take in the scenery. As always on these tours it is the driver/tour guide that can make or brake the day and ours was just wonderful, he was a skillful, careful driver, knowledgeable, and personable, Ok some of his jokes were corny and would full in the category of "Dad Jokes" but he was still very funny and entertaining. The bus was full to capacity and sometimes that can mean delays as there is always someone who seems to dawdle and keep everyone else waiting, but on this occasion we were lucky and delays were kept to a minimum thanks in part to the driver. who kept an eye on everyone and was quick to round people up and keep moving.
This was a long day but if you only have a short time in Scotland and you want to see and experience some of the Highlands, this is a good way to do it.

Thank Robyn H
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GrayLineScotland, Tours Consultant at Gray Line Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2014

Thank you for your review. It's great to know that you enjoyed the beautiful Scottish scenery.

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Reviewed 26 August 2014

You dont get to the see much of the highlands on this shorter tour. But you do see Stirling and Loch Lomond and pass through Glasgow.

Stirling castle has a £14pp entry fee on top of tour fee of course. So keep that in mind.

When you get to Baloch to see Loch Lomond the bus pulls up right next to the boat Astina to take you on a 1 hour boat tour which is £10 per person

However no one told us that you can walk up to the mouth of the lake in under 10 minutes and walk around some of the perimeter too where there is a lovely pebble beach, yachting etc. We told the driver about this and it seemed like NEWS to him.

We found out by visiting the nearby tourist information center. So please keep in mind you do not have to go on the boat.

Thank Sidji
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GrayLineScotland, Tours Consultant at Gray Line Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review your tour with us.

Balloch is the beginning of Loch Lomond and the gateway to The Highlands. Most people want to enjoy the full experience of the loch and find that a cruise is the best way to do this, taking you further up the loch, enjoying the peace and quiet one can only experience from being away from the town.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your alternative to the cruise and we will make sure our driver
guides know to give people this option in the future.

We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Scotland and Edinburgh and it was a pleasure to welcome you on board.

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Reviewed 23 August 2014

We have just returned from the Inverness day tour. Right from the start Kevin was humorous and knowledgeable. As Edinburgh is our home we decided to do a bus tour during our bank holiday weekend. Not sure what to expect we were pleasantly surprised by the witty banter Kevin had and learnt things we never knew about our home country. We met lots of people from other countries (everyone on board) and thoroughly enjoyed the day. Liquid sunshine and all.
Thank you Kevin.

Thank Debbiemcm
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GrayLineScotland, Tours Consultant at Gray Line Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2014

Thanks for the great review.

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Reviewed 22 August 2014

Had come to Edinburgh as a trip down memory lane remembering holidays in Scotland with my father originally from Glasgow. We chose the Loch Lomond, Trossachs and Stirling castle tour. We were promptly picked up at the Apex City Hotel by Alan with a lovely cheery welcome. We really enjoyed our short visit to Glasgow which was a lovely surprise as we hadn't heard many good things about it. We loved what we saw and it brought back many happy childhood memories. We carried on to Loch Lomond where instead of the boat trip we just had a nice walk by the lake and a pleasant sit down on the benches by the shore. Then onto Aberfoyle for lunch where everyone could go where they wanted. There's nothing I hate more than the typical tours where you're herded off like sheep. We had a pub lunch. Then for me, what was the best part of the tour - the run in the Trossachs - what magnificent scenery. The mountains, the trees, the heather and the lochs and on top a lovely sunny day. Onto Stirling castle where you could visit the castle or like we did a 7 minute walk down (and about 25 back up) to the old town which was very pleasant. We were taken back to Grassmarket where our hotel was which was very nice as by then it was raining quite heavily. The tour in itself was excellent but it became fantastic thanks to our driver/guide Alan who was so knowledgable and interesting without being "heavy". My husband and I would like to thank him for being a great driver, a great guide but especially for being "a really nice guy". Thanks Alan

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GrayLineScotland, Tours Consultant at Gray Line Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2014

Thank you for your great review. Sounds like you had a fantastic day. Alan will be delighted to read your comments.

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