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West Highland Lochs and Castles Small Group Day Trip from Edinburgh

By: Rabbie's
  • Take a stress-free day trip to the West Highlands of Scotland from Edinburgh 
  • Travel between dispersed Highland highlights with ease and efficiency 
  • Receive personalized attention in a group limited to 16 people 
West Highland Lochs and Castles Small Group Day Trip from Edinburgh
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West Highland Lochs and Castles Small Group Day Trip from Edinburgh
From US$54.98

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 four medieval castles, three 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.  

What to Expect

Your tour begins with pickup from a central Edinburgh departure point. Board an air-conditioned coach destined for Scotland’s West Highlands. Stop first at Stirling Castle, the former residence of Mary Queen of Scots, to take photos of the exterior before visiting Doune Castle, the film site of Monty Python and The Holy Grail.

As your 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.

After a break for lunch (own expense), stop at the tranquil Loch Awe and the ruins of Kilchurn Castle. See Inveraray Castle on the shores of Lake Fyne, and Loch Lomond, one of the largest lakes in Scotland.

This guided tour concludes with drop-off at your original Edinburgh departure point.

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Reviewed yesterday
Vastly exceeded our expectations

My husband and I booked this tour on a whim, mostly because Rabbie's offered smaller tour buses and the reviews on Trip Advisor were strong. As such, we went in not really knowing what to expect, but remained cautiously optimistic. Luckily, we fell in love...More

Date of experience: January 2019
4  Thank Andy S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great tour

Beautiful sights, lovely driver, and learnt a lot about the history of the castles and lochs of the West Highlands from our driver Keith, who had a lot of great stories throughout the day. It’s a great way to see the highlands so I definitely...More

Thank cek27
Reviewed 1 week ago
A lot of beutiful views and great guide

The tour starts early but Rabbies have a cafe where you can have something for breakfast while you wait for you bus. My guide was Audrey (Don’t know if you spell it that way), but she was so much fun, she was so excited that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank minimonts79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent day tour

An excellent tour, Rabbie’s drivers stop at places not included in the itinerary for a quick photo shoot , we saw so much that I’m certain we would have missed had we been driving this route ourselves or traveling in a bigger bus. From boarding...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Tripping52
Rabbies_Aimee, Guest Relations Manager at Rabbie's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thanks for joining us, it's great to hear that you enjoyed all of the sights and were able to learn a thing or two from Charlie! We hope to see you again soon, All the best, Aimee

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Fantastic Tour

I will start this review by saying we don’t normally do tours. With two children we usually like to make our own way. However due to time constraints and the time of the year we decided to take a Rabbies tour to get a taste...More

Thank Westrex
Rabbies_Aimee, Guest Relations Manager at Rabbie's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Thanks very much for your lovely review. Independent travel will give you more freedom to set your own pace but small group tours are a great way of getting a taste of a country, if you have limited time. You don't need to...More

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Response from Westwind56 | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend you contact the travel company to clarify. Our tour had 2 children aged 7 and 9. They were wonderful kids.