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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$57.38

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
Lovely Lochs!

This tour was really fantastic. Our tour guide Ally was insightful and entertaining. He also took some mean selfies. I loved this trip and Scotland so much more than I thought I would. Can’t wait to go back. Don’t miss this one.

Thank Laura K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Lee Perry

This was my first tour while in Scotland and was very fortunate to have Nick from Rabbies as driver and guide. He was very knowledgable and gave the perfect mix of history, music and humor to compliment the sites of the tour. Well recommended.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Exciting, beautiful and informative

Very organized tour. Got to see so many wonderful sights in a 1-day tour. My favorite was place was Inveraray Castle, which looked like a castle in a fairytale. Our tour guide Stephen was very friendly and knowledgeable. He created a relaxing atmosphere that allowed...More

Thank Cindy Y
Rabbie's, Public Relations Manager at Rabbie's, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Cindy, Thanks very much for your feedback, we're so glad that you got to see so much but still found the tour to be lovely and relaxing! All the best, Aimee

Reviewed 4 days ago
Great tour!

As a Norwegian the lochs alone aren't THAT interesting (albeit very nice, mind you, Especially Loch Lomond's grandness!), but the castles all the more so! If there's something we don't have back home, it's castles. To get to walk the same paths as Monthy Python,...More

Thank Mykkie75
Rabbie's, Public Relations Manager at Rabbie's, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Mykkie, It sounds like you had a lovely and memorable day, we're really pleased that you enjoyed it all. All the best, Aimee

Reviewed 5 days ago
Wonderful day in the Highlands!

This was a good way to see some of the Highlands on a short visit. Our guide, Amy, was great! She is very professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. We were amazed by her ability to describe several hundred years of Scottish history from memory and in...More

Thank emcelt
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Ashley P
1 May 2018|
Response from Lea O | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You will present your vouchers to somebody (check-in) , they are usually in the front of Rabbie's cafe. Then, they will tell you who your tour guide/driver will be. The buses are parked close to Rabbie's-less than 5... More
Susie P
25 April 2018|
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