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Review of WOW Scotland Tours

WOW Scotland Tours
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Inverness Outlander Tour
Ranked #1 of 15 Food & Drink in Inverness
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The WOW Scotland Isle of Skye Tour from Inverness is a 12 hour action-packed day which visits top sights such as the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock, the Quiraing, the Cuillin Mountains, Portree, Eilean Donan Castle and Urquhart Castle. We are the only company to offer a separate tour driver and tour guide on this route, as well as a brand new and well-appointed mini-coach featuring front row and extra legroom upgrades, USB charging and free WiFi. We also offer two exciting Speyside tours from Inverness; our hugely popular Whisky Bus and our Highland and Speyside Explorer Tour, which visits two key Outlander sights. For those who are fans, we also have an evening Outlander Walking Tour of Inverness. If you are arriving on a cruise ship, we would love to show you the very best of Scotland from Invergordon, Glasgow/Greenock and Edinburgh/South Queensferry. See Scotland in style with WOW; number 1 provider of tours in Inverness on TripAdvisor, and 5 star rated by VisitScotland.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

• We did two enjoyable Bus tours with Wow! Scotland. One out of Invergordon (Inverness Cruise port of call), the other out of South Queeensferry (Glasgow Cruise port of call).
• From Invergordon port, we crossed the Moray Firth & headed north east to Brodie Castle where we spent one & half hours on a guided tour of the Castle (lovely) with a bit of time afterwards to explore the grounds. After that our bus backtracked south west with ongoing commentary (was it Bill? or, Andy?) on scenic country roads passing by Auldearn, and Cawdor village enroute to Clava Cairns (a Bronze Age circular chamber tomb) where Gordon explained the ins, outs & relationships of the main tomb & surrounding cairns. Tho’ it was chilly in the wind his presentation was captivating with very few of our group doing a quick round-a-bout of the site to head back to the warm bus.
• Leaving the site one could catch glimpses of the Glenfinnan viaduct in the distance. Still in use today it is built from mass concrete and unlike today’s concrete structures does not contain any metal reinforcement.
• Next up we found ourselves at the Culloden Battlefield where a presentation was done on the Battlefield - still chilly in the wind I must admit we bypassed it & spent time in the gift shop, read what literature there was – and enjoyed the included box lunch whose contents we ordered prior to starting the tour.
• On a country road again, we pulled off the side of the road to take in a beautiful vista of a lake stretched out before us. Aye (we are in Scotland after all), Loch Ness it was. Stopping at Dore, home of Steve Feltham – the Loch Ness “Nessie” hunter we scanned the Lake to no avail leaving our stop with only pictures of the lake, Steve’s habitat & Dore environs. (By-the-by I doubt there’s a tour that does all we’ve encompassed so far)
• We made our way next to Inverness where we parked next to St Andrews Cathedral for some 40 minutes’ free time before heading back to the ship close to 8 hours after starting the adventure.

• Next day we tendered ashore at South Queensferry where Rob and a bus was waiting to take us on our day’s adventure. Enroute to our first stop, St Andrews, we drove past Sir Jimmy Shand’s (older Folk may recognize the name) home town of Auchtermuchty. In St Andrews, the group split – some to visit the British Golf Museum & environs, while the rest wound up at St Andrews Cathedral on a guided tour. For us, the nearly 2-hour visit was not enough (2 others as well who delayed our departure!)
• Falkland up next is a perfect example of how Wow! Scotland has these ‘beyond other tours hotspots’. A beautiful environmental “Conservation” village with: 1 or 2 houses of worn thatched roofs; a palace (named ‘Falkland’ - who would have guessed?) with gardens/grounds; and a shop buying & selling violins in a village of 1,180 (2008 census no less} across the lane from the delightful ‘Fayre Earth’ Knick knack shop (where you can buy a coffee too). TV crews like the town – 2 TV series (one being Outlander) have filmed on-location here portraying the City of Inverness.
• Lastly, but, by no means least – One of Scotland’s most important cultural sites - Dunfermline Abby, Nave & Palace with admission to the ruins covered by Wow! Scotland. We missed the guided tour (blush, blush) when we got distracted by the current building on the site of the old abbey Choir - the parish church of the church of Scotland (still with the name Dunfermline Abbey). While not unusual for Churches of the period the inside sights leave one in awe – worthwhile enough to shop the very small gift shop and/or leave a donation there. We also stopped at a bit larger gift shop at the ruins entrance, but, went no further as stairs & narrow passageways were a bit daunting. Regardless, the grounds and buildings/ruins are enough to hold your attention anyway.
• The visit took close to an hour and quarter. You do need a guide here to get full benefit of your visit, however, just walking the site, talking to others, and reading about it is ok though you miss a lot of Dunfermline history, lore, etc. In either case, you can easily see why this is such an important cultural site & glad it was part of the tour.
• There you have it, after 8 hrs or so since starting, the tour was at an end we were off to the boat. It was a great day’s tour and certainly meaningful.

• Thank you, Gordon, Kaye and the Wow! Scotland team for two very enjoyable tours which we enthusiastically recommend to all readers. You won’t be disappointed.

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WOWKay, Owner at WOW Scotland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

"WOW! WOW and a WOW!"....and WOW again, to the amount of useful information you have included in your review! What a great insight into our Invergordon and Edinburgh/South Queensferry Shore Tours for others considering these trips, thank you so much!

For the Invergordon tour, we are so glad that you felt we fitted a lot more into the day than other tours do. As you only have around 10 hours in port we try to maximise every single minute of your day, in order that you can make the most out of the Scottish Highlands. One thing to note is that the viaduct you saw was the Clava Viaduct (not Glenfinnan) which is also stunning, albeit not as famous!

Our South Queensferry tour visits a number of places which are off the main tourist trail - we are glad that you enjoyed all of these places so much. As you mentioned, we would rather that you had a meaningful day as opposed to just ticking sights off a list!

Thank you so much for the splendid endorsement, and we hope that you enjoyed the rest of your British Isles cruise on the Royal Princess.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I took the isle of Skye day tour with wow Scotland, toured by Sandy and Christian. It was really the best thing we did during our short stay in Scotland. Sandy was really friendly and knowledgeable, and a super fun tour guide. We did lots of stops for photos. Very comfortable and clean bus too. Would definitely recommend wow tours.

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WOWKay, Owner at WOW Scotland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the five star review and recommendation - they are much appreciated! We are so glad that you had a wonderful day on our Isle of Skye Tour - Sandy and Christian aim to ensure that the fantastic scenery is complimented by interesting stories and lots of laughs so will be glad to hear that they did a great job!

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