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“Oban and Western Highlands Tour...Don't miss this great tour.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Discover Scotland Tours

Discover Scotland Tours
Ranked #2 of 75 Tours in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Discover Scotland Tours are an award winning company that provide 1 day trips and 3 day tours taking you to some of the most beautiful, historic and inspiring places in Scotland. Loch Ness, the Isle of Skye, the Highlands, Glencoe, Loch Lomond National Park, Stirling Castle, Glenfinnan, Mallaig and Jacobite Steam Train, Oban, Whisky Distilleries and much more. Our guests enjoy guaranteed departures, our unique hotel pick up service and a modern fleet of small luxury Mercedes coaches. Scotland can leave you breathless. From the drama and beauty of our mountains and lochs, to the rich history of ancient castles and the exploits of our heroes and villains, there really is something for everyone. Our guides have the experience and training to make your journey as colourful as it is comfortable, but it’s their local knowledge and passion for Scotland that will make your journey truly unique and keep our guests coming back for more.
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“Oban and Western Highlands Tour...Don't miss this great tour.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

This is a beautiful tour, magnificent scenery, relaxing and with lots of photo ops and chances to get out and stretch your legs. Our guide was a great historian especially as he was quite young. He also had a wide variety of music CD's that he played.. all Scotish musicians, some traditional and some modern. We loved Inveraray Castle and were lucky to time it just as a tour of the Castle was starting. Lots to see here ...don't forget to see the kitchen way downstairs. Another highlight is the stop in Oban. We had a lovely lunch at a restaurant at the water's edge recommended by our guide and after lunch had time for another highlight, our visit to the Oban Distillery to taste some very fine scotch and talk with our guide there. Beautiful scenery and stops on the way back. We would highly recommend this and their tour to Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond which we covered on our last trip from Edinburgh.

Visited June 2014
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“Loch Ness,Glencoe & The Highlands”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

We had a great day with Ian through LochNess and the Highlands. His incredibly knowledgeable in Scottish history which made this trip one of the most enjoyable trips that we have ever taken.

Visited August 2014
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“Friendly and informative:)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

Garry was a friendly guide and pointed out all the good photo spots:) Had a great time on this tour. The coach was comfortable and enjoyed a good selection of music to go with the scenery;)

Visited August 2014
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“Discover Scotland---Charlie--The best tour guide on the planet!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

So, after living in London for several years and soon to be moving to NY we decided to go to Scotland for a 3 day weekend. during our stay in Glasgow, we booked a tour to the highlands with 'Discover Scotland'. The next morning Charlie arrived promptly to pick us up with his minibus and a 12 hour adventure was set to begin in the Scottish Highlands and the beautiful Lochs surrounding it.
I have to say that not only are the Highlsnds extraordinarily breathtaking, but having a tour guide like Charlie was the icing on the cake.
Such an exceptionally nice man, very knowledgable and full of stories laden with puns and jokes that made the journey spectacular! We even heard several Scottish tunes on the radio--which was both pleasing and relaxing.
Charlie took us to several stops on the way, and having experiences from the past--we are all expecting to hit tourist traps--but in all honestly--Charlie brought us to the nicest places for lunch and dinner as well as a castle tour and cruise on the famous Loch Ness. everything was very reasonably priced and the food was both tasty as well as genuinely of a Scottish nature.
It has been almost a week since we came back to London now--but everyday I still think about our Scottish Highlands tour, as it was almost a magical experience, so diverse from the scenery in London, so breathtaking, and the warmth and friendliness of the Scottish people in general as well as Charlies in specificity made the whole trip truely splendid.
If there is one regret I have is that when we arrived back to Glasgow in the evening, I did not have any cash left on me to give Charlie a nice tip, I do hope though that this review does Charlie some 'justice'.
So if and when you decide to go to Scotland--absolutely highly recommended!--be sure to make a trip to the Highlands--and if Charlie is around--your satisfaction is sure to be guaranteed!

Visited August 2014
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“Great Value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

Took 4 of the day tours. Great way to see and learn a lot about Scottish history in a short period of time and not worry about the driving.
The drivers were extremely knowledgable and friendly. Thank you to Charlie, Grant, Helen and Garry.

Visited August 2014
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