There was one thing I knew I had to do when visiting Scotland. In fact, I added an extra day to my time in Edinburgh, just so I could take a day tour to visit the Scottish Highlands. My next step was figuring out how I was going to get there. And I did a lot of research. And that’s because there are a ton of tour companies based out of Edinburg that do similar day trips. But I wanted to go with a smaller group, which is how I ended up choosing rabbies.
A Little Bit About rabbies
rabbies has 25 years of experience running tours around Scotland. They’re sustainable and because you’re in a small group, the trip ends up being more intimate. And the great thing about that is that you actually end up having more time to explore because you’re not waiting around for people to get back on the bus. (Speaking of busses, you’ll spend the day traveling in a very comfortable Mercedes Benz, 16 passenger bus, that is either air conditioned or heated).
The Tour Guides
My lovely tour guide Nick was fantastic! He was so eager to be there and he runs these trips all of the time. He was enthusiastic and incredibly knowledgable. I learned a lot of interesting facts from him, not only about the places we visited, but also about Scottish history.
You can choose from day tours to two week long tours. The options are endless with rabbies!
As I was there for just a few days, I opted for the West Highlands, Lochs & Castles tour. It was the perfect choice! We explored Lochs, mountains, castles, and national parks!
The tour stopped at several different locations including Kilchurn Castle, Inverary, Doune Castle (which was on the pilot episode of Game Of Thrones!), Loch Awe, the Rest and Be Thankful pass, Conservation village of Luss, and Loch Lomond National Park.
Everything was stunning!
I have gotten a number of questions about the weather and if it was freezing on this tour. Yes, I visited the highlands the last weekend of October, but I have to say we were so blessed with the weather. Our tour guide Nick kept saying that they never get weather like that, so I was super happy.
But, I also spoke to him and asked him how cold it can get on these tours. He explained to me that while the weather in Scotland can be grey and cold, the highlands are beautiful during wintertime. The landscape changes over the months, I witnessed stunning, colorful leaves, and as it gets later in the year, you may even experience snow!!
To Sum It Up…
Travel with rabbies! Seriously! I cannot say enough nice things about this tour company. Everyone I encountered was super friendly and I got to see so much!
I was a welcomed guest of rabbies on the West Highlands, Lochs & Castles Tour, but as always all opinions are my own!