1 Day Scottish Castle Tour in the Highlands from Edinburgh

Escorted day excursion in the Highlands of Scotland by bus with Rabbies

Explore some gorgeous Scottish castles on an inexpensive mini-coach tour departing from Edinburgh which includes the famous Stirling Castle and Kilchurn Castle. Rabbie's have a 5-star rating and are a Scotland-based tour company who arrange a wide range of personalised short and multi-days tours all around Scotland. They use 16-seat coaches and organise only small group tours.

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While you will spend a fair amount of time on the move, there are many stops and many chances to be out taking in the scenery, the castles and taking pictures. The drivers are Scottish tour guides and are well known for being knowledgeable, friendly and highly entertaining. The reason they do what they do is because they are passionate about Scotland and about showing visitors the best that Scotland has to offer.

2009 Adult 'West Highland Lochs & Castles' Tour Prices: £33 to £39

2009 Discount 'West Highland Lochs & Castles' Tour Prices: £30 to £36

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  • Price includes transport by 16 Mercedes minicoach, services of tour guide and a discount card
  • You receive instant confirmation of your booking upon payment
  • There is a 10% admin charge if you cancel more than 3 days before tour departure, potentially no refund if you cancel less than 3 days before
  • Rabbie's is a Scottish Tourist Board 5 Star Tour Operator, their head office is on the Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Tour Details

Departs at: 9.30 am

Returns at: 7.30 pm approx

Tour Duration: 10 hours approx

Tour Dates and Times: The West Highland Lochs & Castles day excursion departing from Edinburgh runs on the following days of the week: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, all year long.

Departure point: 207 High St, Edinburgh

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Schedule of the West Highland Lochs & Castles Day Tour
from Edinburgh for 2009 and 2010
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

* Does not run on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve or New Year Day.

Which Scottish Castles and Beautiful Places Do You See on This Tour?

The bus departs Edinburgh and goes via Stirling Castle, Doune Castle, Callander, Loch Luibnaig, through Braes of Balquhidder and Breadalbane, then onto Loch Awe and Kilchurn Castle, through Inveraray on the shores of Loch Fyne, where you see Inveraray Castle, then to 'Rest and Be Thankful', along the shore of Loch Lomond, through Luss and back to Edinburgh.

Reviews of this West Highlands and Scottish Castle Tour

We really enjoyed this tour; it is much better to travel on a minivan than a normal bus--the tour is friendlier. The minivan was comfortable and the guide was really funny and had a great knowledge of Scottish history. His narrations of the Scottish history were accurate, interesting, vivid, funny and never boring. We also listened to some Scottish folk music along the day, always relating to something we had seen or someone the guide had mentioned. My wife and I had an amazing day. We loved the visit to the Kilchurn Castle, with the guide giving us a nice explanation and a walking tour into the castle. It was a pity that we had to choose between visiting the Inveraray Castle and the village. We chose the castle and we really enjoyed it, but we would have loved to have one hour or half an hour to walk around Inveraray. I also thought that the stop at Luss was too short; Loch Lomond is a really beautiful place, and the village seemed very nice. A 10-minute stop was not enough. We truly recommend the tour. Was a great way to see some of Scotland other than the big cities, especially if you're traveling without a car. We appreciated our tour guide and driver, excellent companions. Particularly liked the idea of the map of Scotland pinned on the minivan roof above the dash and the chatty way of giving modern viewpoints as well as lots of Scottish history. Thanks very much to the weatherman upstairs for cooperating, too! Blooming gorse on the hillsides and optional haggis and single malt at lunchtime, what could be a better way to visit the bonny banks and braes! Had a great time - I typically do my own thing and don't do organized tours. However, being a chicken to drive in the UK, I decided to give Rabbie's "West Highland Lochs and Castles" day tour a try. It initially looked like there were only going to be 5 people on the tour, until at the last minute 7 lads who were studying in London joined our group. I must say, they were the life of the party. The driver/tour guide Bob tried to find out what part of the tour most people were interested in. I have decided that Bob has the patience of a saint. Most of our group was very easy going, but there is always that one person who gets on everyone's nerves. Bob handled her like a true professional. The lunch stop was a very nice inn along the way with a nice selection on the menu and reasonably priced. The tour van was comfortable and the large windows allowed great views. I think everybody had a great day and I for one would try another Rabbie's tour. Finally a big thank you to Bob who made a lone traveler feel welcome.

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