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West Highlands, Lochs and Castles Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh provided by Rabbie's

West Highlands, Lochs and Castles Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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A note from West Highlands, Lochs and Castles Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
• Face coverings are mandatory and must always be worn. • Infrared thermometer temperature check during check-in for tour. Passengers with temperature readings above 38 degrees will not be able to travel for health and safety reasons. • Simple Covid-19 health questionnaire upon arrival.
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Updated 24/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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 medieval castles, 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.  
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Rabbie's Cafe Bar
    6 Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3EG, UK
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  • 1
    Rabbie's Cafe Bar
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 2
    Doune Castle
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Luss Village Paths
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 4
    Rest and be Thankful
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 5
    Inveraray Castle
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • You'll end at
    Rabbie's Cafe Bar
    6 Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3EG, UK
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Stress-free day trip to the West Highlands of Scotland from Edinburgh 
  • Travel between dispersed Highland highlights with ease and efficiency 
  • Small-group tour for a more personalized experience
  • Travel by a top-of-the-range 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
What to Expect
Your tour begins with pickup from a central Edinburgh departure point. Board a top of the range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach destined for Scotland’s West Highlands. Stop first at Stirling to visit Doune Castle—the film site of Monty Python and The Holy Grail. As your mini-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. See the scenic areas of Luss, Loch Lomond, and The Trossachs National Park before heading to Inveraray where you have the option to visit the castle (open April - October) or wander around the town and have lunch. This guided tour concludes with drop-off at your original Edinburgh departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Rabbie's Cafe Bar, 6 Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3EG, UK
Duration
10h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Small-group tour (maximum 16 passengers)
  • Transportation by top of the range 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Driver/guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Admission fees
  • Entry/Admission - Doune Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Inveraray Castle
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Additional Info
  • Min. age 5 years old. We do not accept children under the age of 5 years.
  • Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • Please note that Inveraray Castle is open from April to October only
  • Check in closes 15 minutes prior to departure
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • In order to retain the integrity of the tour and try to ensure that all our customers have the best possible experience, we do cap bookings from any one party to 8 passengers.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Due to Covid19 restrictions, the visit to Doune Castle will be a photo stop only before August 26, no internal tours of the castle are available at this time.
  • For your optional Doune Castle and Inveraray Castle tickets you must reserve your time slot in advance. Please use the link printed on your voucher.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Luana wrote a review Nov 2020
7 contributions14 helpful votes
This was our second tour booked with Rabbies and couldn't have had a better experience during our weekend trip to Scotland! Nick, our guide was such an amazing guide!!! So knowledgeable, extremely funny and a great story-teller! The tour is amazing, packed with breathtaking
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Date of experience: October 2020
Vera S wrote a review Oct 2020
Hertford, United Kingdom30 contributions21 helpful votes
I had booked the Whiskey tour but with the new lockdown measures, I switched to this one. We started with a stop at the Forth bridge, the Kelpies and loch Lubnaig, then we visited the Castle of Doune and stopped for lunch at Iveraray. We continued with a stop in Luss and a final
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Date of experience: October 2020
Wendy H wrote a review Sep 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom14 contributions5 helpful votes
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I lucked out on the weather for this tour as we had a warm sunny day to explore some of the great lochs and castles in the Scottish Highlands. Our guide, Catty, was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour. One of my favourite stops was at Loch Lubnaig simply for its
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Date of experience: September 2020
Response from Rabbies_Aimee, Guest Relations Manager at West Highlands, Lochs and Castles Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 25 Sep 2020
You certainly did luck out with the weather - incredible photos, Wendy! Thanks so much for sharing. It sounds like a fantastic day. We hope you can make it back to the Highlands again soon and that the sun will shine on you again! All the best, Aimee
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Patti K wrote a review Sep 2020
South Orange, New Jersey15 contributions15 helpful votes
We have been on two tours with Rabbies and really enjoyed both. Very knowledgeable tour guides with a sense of humor who know the roads. Super comfy minivans. When we asked for an extra coffee stop, our tour guide was really obliging. When we had difficulty getting tickets to a
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Date of experience: September 2020
Saparella wrote a review Sep 2020
Hamburg, Germany2 contributions2 helpful votes
Enjoyed a lot this tour with Andy. He answered all the questions and explained us everything. Amazing landscape and history. Nice deep dive in the west highlands. Must do tour with this guide.
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Affordable and Friendly
Never regretted booking this tour. Bill was especially nice and professional. Had fun taking photos.
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Fantastic tour and wonderful tour guide
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Amazing experience, landscapes and guide too ! Thanks Grant for sharing your enjoy and your knowledge about Scotlan
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A trip to remember
I had the best experience of the Scottish Highlands and this tour operator I highly recommend. I was the only one i
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Fantastic Highlands/Loch Ness Tour
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Excellent Tour Guide
Stephan was really excellent and professional Tour guide. Enjoyed the Tour.. Scotland was magnificent.
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Worth it!
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Touring safely During Covid Restrictions
From the beginning, it was clear that Rabbies takes the covid precautions very seriously. Each bus was equipped wit
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Touring Safely During Covid Restrictions
From the beginning, it was clear that Rabbies takes the covid precautions very seriously. Each bus was equipped wit
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My 22yo daughter and I did this tour and it was so fun! There were only 3 of us on the bus, which was great. Gillia
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Great tour
This is a great tour to get a glimpse of Scotland. Jim the tour guide was lovely and really fun, he told us a lot o
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Highlands, Lochness and Glencoe
Great! Worth more than you paid for. Excellent Tour Guide Stephan. Will defo come back! 🌄🏔🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
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Breathtaking Scotland
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  • Duration: 10h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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