Seen und Schlössern der West Highlands

Highlights:

~ Kilchurn Castle
~ Inveraray
~ Doune Castle
~ Loch Awe
~ Rest and Be Thankful pass
~ Conservation village of Luss
~ Loch Lomond National Park

Ein fantastischer Ausflug in das Herzen der westlichen Highlands. Geniessen Sie einen Blick auf die Ruinen des Kilchurn Castle, das beindruckend am Anfang des Loch Awe thront. Sie haben auch die Gelegenheit Inverary Castle zu besuchen, der Sitz des Duke of Argyll.

Wenn Sie alte Schlossruinen lieben, Geschichten alter Clan Rivalitäten, brilliante Seenkulissen, fürstliche Herrenhäuser und beindruckende Berge, dann ist diese Tour die richtige für Sie!

Rufen Sie uns doch an, wenn Sie das gewünschte Reisedatum online nicht finden können - wir zaubern dann etwas für Sie.

Preis/Erwachsene: £41.00 - £52.00
Preis/Ermäßigung: £38.00 - £49.00
Abfahrt: 08.15
Rückkehr: 18.30 approx
Abfahrt: Jeden Tag (ganzjährig)

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Erleben Sie die Stimmungen des westlichen Hochlands und entdecken Sie die seine bezaubernden Seen und Schlösser.

Sie fahren an Stirling vorbei und halten bei Doune Castle, die mittelalterliche Festung die als Drehort für Monty Pythons Film “Der Heilige Gral” diente. Von hier aus fahren wir weiter in das schottische Hochland. Nach dem Mittagessen können Sie dann die Burg Kilchrun Castle* besichtigen, die gewaltig inmitten des Loch Awe liegt und von hohen Bergen umsäumt ist.

Von hier aus, besuchen Sie die weissgetünchte Ortschaft von Inveraray, Sitz der Burg des Duke of Argyll. Später überqueeren wir den Bergpass namens “Rest and Be Thankful” und fahren weiter zum Loch Lomond, meinem der schönsten Seen Schottland's. Wir besuchen das unter Denkmalschutz stehenden Dorf Luss, bevor wir den Rückweg nach Edinburg antreten.

Treffpunkt
Rabbie's Café, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh. Siehe Karte

Im Preis enthalten
~Transport in modernsten Mercedes-Minibussen mit 16 Sitzplätzen für einen persönlicheren Service.
~Bus mit Klimaanlage
~Professioneller Fahrer/Reiseleiter von Rabbie's

Nicht inbegriffen
~Mittagessen und Erfrischungen
~Eintrittsgelder für Sehenswürdigkeiten und Attraktionen

Ermäβigungen
Studenten, Personen über 60 Jahre und Kinder von 5 bis 15 Jahren.

Wichtiger Hinweis
Da Sie nicht den ganzen Tag im Bus verbringen sollen und wir Ihnen Gelegenheiten zu Wanderungen in freier Natur geben werden, empfehlen wir Ihnen, geeignete Kleidung und Schuhe auf Ihre Schottlandreise mitzunehmen. In Schottland kann es sehr nass werden!

Diese Angaben in deutscher Sprache dienen rein informativen Zwecken. Die Touren werden in englischer Sprache abgehalten und unsere Dienste werden ebenso ausschlieβlich in Englisch erbracht.

Kundenrezensionen

Hiya, let me start off by saying that I wrote a tripadvisor review and as soon as I hit sent, I realized that my phone kept spell correcting Ewans name to Evan. At least I think that was wbat happened, I wasnt able to go back and check/revise. Urgh! So apologies up front, I totes blame my phone :). Anywho! The tour was amazing and I couldnt have asked for a better guide. A fellow GoT fan with plenty of anecdotes, what?! Best birthday ever! Overall stellar storyteller who obviously loves his job very much. Totes braw, cheers EWan, its been a true pleasure. PS: He will also take great pictures of you, with plenty of candid moments captured! Bai!
Bianca Bee - 05/01/2017

Hiya :) we had a wonderful Tour with Arron and Nic last sunday. Apart from amazing wheather and wee bonnie locations we enjoyed the way the Tour was planned and the funny and relaxed atmosphere. Scotland is te best and Rabbies makes it even better :)
Sarah Lemmen - 30/11/2016

You were absolutely brilliant boys making our tour a fab fun day. Thanks boys.
Lindy - 30/11/2016

This tour was really great. I highly recommend it for those who want to expirence the feeling of real freedom. The landscape is so peacful! Your tourguide was amazing, too. Jude is so funny and enterprising. Im now a real expert in scottish history. Great job, Jude. Thank you!
Katja Dorninger - 23/07/2016

This tour was really great. I highly recommend it for those who want to expirence the feeling of real freedom. The landscape is so peacful! Your tourguide was amazing, too. Jude is so funny and enterprising. Im now a real expert in scottish history. Great job, Jude. Thank you!
Katja Dorninger - 23/07/2016

This tour was really great. I highly recommend it for those who want to expirence the feeling of real freedom. The landscape is so peacful! Your tourguide was amazing, too. Jude is so funny and enterprising. Im now a real expert in scottish history. Great job, Jude. Thank you!
Katja Dorninger - 23/07/2016

xo
Bess Garrett - 07/06/2016

I hope i win another tour! Can i get that hugh? Hugh? PLEASE!!!!!!!
Bess Garrett - 07/06/2016


Ian and Julie Conway - 26/03/2016

A great day out. Our driver and guide, Neil, was friendly and informative, and the scenery was spectacular. Highly recommended!
Ian and Julie Conway - 26/03/2016

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Here are the latest customer photographs from this tour - click an image for enlargement and slideshow.

 

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West highland Loch and castles by Jon

West highland Loch and castles by Jon

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tour with Big Arron by Lindy

tour with Big Arron by Lindy

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Magical Day by Lindy

Magical Day by Lindy

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Bonnie Highlands in November by Yannik Louven

Bonnie Highlands in November by Yannik Louven

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Scotland September 2016 by Chris and Leon

Scotland September 2016 by Chris and Leon

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Highlands tour by Alex Stolis

Highlands tour by Alex Stolis

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Full Itinerary (English)

Depart Edinburgh at 8.15 and travel west, past Stirling castle to your first stop at Doune Castle. This area of Scotland has certainly seen its fair share of fighting and warfare. Stirling castle was once known as the 'Key to Scotland', and it was here that William Wallace (immortalised by Mel Gibson in the film Braveheart) defeated the English army in 1297. After William Wallace's death it was Robert the Bruce who continued the fight for independence and you will pass the site of his most famous victory in 1314 at the Battle of Bannockburn

Then you arrive at the fantastic medieval stronghold of Doune castle. Built for Robert Stewart, the Duke of Albany, over 600 years ago the castle is still in great condition and you will have time for a short visit and photos. You might even have seen the castle before, it was made famous by the film 'Monty Python and The Holy Grail' and more recently the "Outlander" series based on the books by Diana Gabaldon, with many scenes filmed here.

You then continue through Callander and cross the Highland boundary fault line leaving behind the rolling farmland for the wild mountains and forests of the Highlands. You will make a short stop at Loch Luibnaig before you continue over the Braes of Balquhidder, the final resting place of Highland outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor. Made famous by Sir Walter Scott, Rob Roy was a sort of Highland Robin Hood, he stole from the rich, but never quite got round to giving it to the poor!

From Balquhidder the tour winds its way through the tough knot of mountains known as Breadalbane (meaning the 'high country of Scotland'). Following a break for lunch we stop to visit Kilchurn Castle, a magnificent ruin situated in the middle of Loch Awe and former home of the Campbells of Breadalbane. You will continue along the banks of Loch Awe through Campbell country to the picturesque town of Inveraray on the shores of Loch Fyne. Here you can visit the 18th-century castle and home of the Duke of Argyll, chief of the Campbell clan. The town was built at the same time as the castle and has the air of a classic 18th-century planned village with its straight wide streets and dignified Georgian houses. You can take time to explore the town and maybe call at the Old Jail or the maritime museum, the Arctic Penguin.

Leaving Inveraray, you take a drive up through the steep-sided mountains known as the Arrochar Alps to the great viewpoint at 'Rest and Be Thankful'. It was given its name in 1753 by the weary soldiers who had just finished building the old military road up through Glen Croe. From here you skirt around Loch Long and down to the "Bonnie, Bonnie Banks" of Loch Lomond. This is Scotland's largest loch and it takes its name from the mountain Ben Lomond on the eastern shore. You make a short stop at the conservation village of Luss, with its quaint houses and stunning views across the loch. From here you make your way back to Edinburgh, with a short photo stop underneath Stirling Castle.

Return time - approx 18.30

Photography Credits: Visit Britain, Visit Scotland, Britainonview, Mike Hasted, Luke Sheppard, Ingrid Rasmussen, Pawel Libera, Tony Pleavin, Craig Easton, David Angel, Martin Brent, Bob Berry, Paul Watts