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

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USD 55.79
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When you visit a country, you often don't want modern buildings, fancy restaurants, and WiFi points. You simply want to step inside a nature documentary, relive a history show, and explore the sights that inspired the postcards. Well, if that’s you, then you’re in luck. Because this tour is exactly that.

It takes you on a journey through Scotland's classic misty castles, sparkling lochs, wee coastal villages and heather-clad mountains.

It’s an one day tour that lets you discover Scotland’s iconic sights, while also showing you some of the country’s best kept secrets.Capture the spirit of the Western Highlands and explore Scotland’s most atmospheric lochs and castles.

Groups are limited to 16 passengers to ensure a more personalised experience.
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 return to the starting point
  • 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
Departure Time
8:15 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Small-group tour (maximum 16 passengers)
  • Transportation by top of the range 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Driver/guide
  • 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
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Mum and I took a day trip across the West highlands with a wonderful tour guide and story teller, Jim Scott. We totally lucked out on the weather and got a perfectly clear winter’s day which made everything we saw that much better - castles, lochs and wee villages. This is
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We had Andy for a guide and driver, he was very sweet and funny , the attractions were interesting and the day was a success even with a gray scotish weather.
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Great trip if you don't have a lot of time in Scotland. You can see a lot of nature, like hill and lakes, also castles and small towns. Our guide/driver Andy was interesting, informative and friendly. Also agency was very responsive and check in was easy.
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We decided to take a chance and book a couple of tours with Rabbie's and I'm very glad that we did! Stephen is a really knowledgeable tour guide with a great sense of humor, and the tour was very well paced so that we could enjoy each stop. Taking this tour has given us a love
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I enjoyed a wonderful day tour. We were very lucky to have sunny weather. Great way to experience Scotland - beautiful lochs and mountains and castles. Our coach Duncan was great, loved his sense of humor and interesting stories about Scotland history.
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  • Duration: 10h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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