Lochs & Châteaux des Highlands de l’Ouest
circuit 1 jour

  • Loch Awe trees
  • Loch Awe mountains
  • slide
  • Inveraray Castle & Duke of Argyll
  • Kilchurn Castle at Loch Awe
  • slide

Une merveilleuse journée passée au coeur des pittoresques Highlands occidentales.

Plan du circuit

Highlights

Lochs
Mountains
Castles
Film Locations
National Parks

Endroits à découvrir


- Inveraray

- Doune Castle

- Loch Awe

- Rest and Be Thankful Pass

- Conservation village of Luss

- Loch Lomond National Park


Votre voyage


Le circuit comprend les magnifiques ruines du château de Kilchurn occupe une superbe position à l'extrémité du Loch Awe, où se trouve le château d'Inveraray, bastion du duc d'Argyll.

Si vous aimez les vieux châteaux en ruines, les récits sur les anciennes rivalités entre clans, les lochs sur la côte ouest, les demeures seigneuriales et les paysages montagneux exceptionnels, alors vous trouverez ce circuit insurpassable.


Les Détails

Departs From
  • Rabbie's Cafe Bar, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG
  • From 02/09/2019 (inclusive)
    St. Andrew's and St George's West Church, 13 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PA
  • From 13/09/2019 (inclusive)
    Rabbie's Cafe Bar, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG
Departure Time
Check-in closes at 08.00 (tour departs at 08:15)
Retour
18:30
Bagage
Vous ne pouvez transporter que 14kg maximum de bagages par personne lors de nos circuits, sous la forme d'un bagage similaire à un bagage cabine pour avion (environ 55 cm x 45 cm x 25 cm) . Vous pouvez également garder avec vous un petit sac léger pour vos effets personnels.
Discounts

Étudiants, personnes de plus de 60 ans et enfants (entre 5 et 15 ans)

Important information
  • Emportez des vêtements imperméables et des chaussures de marche
Tour inclusions
  • Transport dans un minibus Mercedes de luxe à 16 places
  • Climatisation standard
  • Anecdotes et services d’un chauffeur-guide de Rabbie’s
Tour exclusions
  • Entrée dans les attractions touristiques

Itinéraire


En passant par Stirling vous irez au château médiéval de Doune où le film Holy Grail de Monty Python et de l’Outlander a été filmé. Vous serez ensuite transporté au cœur des Highlands écossaises. Avant le déjeuner, vous vous arrêtez pour prendre des photos du château de Kilchurn qui se situe au bord de Loch Awe et qui est entouré de montagnes imposantes.

De là vous visiterez Inveraray, petite ville du 18ème siècle où se trouve le château du duc d’Argyll, avant de traverser le passage qui mène à Loch Lomond. Vous vous arrêterez dans le village de Luss qui se situe sur les berges du lac. De là vous retournerez à Edimbourg en vous arrêtant brièvement près de l’impressionnant château de Stirling.


Itinéraire (English)

Leaving Edinburgh, you travel west, past Stirling castle to your first stop at Doune Castle.

This castle was built over 600 years ago and is still in great condition. You’ll have time to visit the castle. And if you’re a fan of 'Monty Python and The Holy Grail' or the ‘Outlander’ series, you can learn about how the castle was used as a filming set.

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 make a short stop at Loch Lubnaig and continue over the Braes of Balquhidder.

From Balquhidder the tour winds its way through the tough knot of mountains known as Breadalbane (meaning the 'high country of Scotland').

Before lunch, you have a photo stop to admire Kilchurn Castle, a magnificent ruin situated in the edge of Loch Awe and former home of the Campbells of Breadalbane.

You 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, take time to explore the town and or head to the Old Jail or maritime museum.

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'.

From here you skirt around Loch Long and down to the "Bonnie, Bonnie Banks" of Loch Lomond. You make a short stop at the conservation village of Luss, where you can wander around taking in 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.



Les Opinions

5 Stars!! Highly recommend!

Kessie Posted on 29/06/2019

5 stars easily for this! This was valuable meaningful experience (that I would highly recommend!) in large part because of the tour guide, William Drummond. This was my first day trip and I will likely only book with Rabbie’s from this point. It is very well organized and worth the money. The tour was efficient and covered a lot of ground for a day trip!! We had as much autonomy as we could at each stop and each stop was important. Will be booking another. And thank you, William, for your story-telling Scottish music!! 127988917607917602917619917603917620917631

Great tour with Fiona

Vickie Kristensen Posted on 01/06/2019

We had a great trip today with Fiona. She is really good at her job and knowledgeable of the area and Scottish history. We highly recommend the tour and especially her as a guide.

Highland Lochs and Castles

Ryan Kerr Posted on 16/05/2019

Our tour guide Graham was fantastic. He was very amiable and informative, and his taste in music is perfect! Had a great time and would sincerely recommend to anyone!

lovely enjoyable day

Lauren Posted on 03/12/2018

Had a wonderful 1 day tour experience to the West Highlands with Andy D. He was a great tour guide, quite funny (loved the humor around Scottish men in kilts and my looking for a husband hah!), and the weather turned out to be not too bad. It would have been lovely if Inverary Castle was open in December as it looks gorgeous from the outside, but alas...

An enjoyable day!

Owen Debbie Tate Posted on 19/11/2018

Gavin was the best tour guide! He encouraged our group to mingle and shared personal stories of his life in Scotland. He made us feel very welcome in his country.

An enjoyable day in the Highlands!

Owen Debbie Tate Posted on 19/11/2018

Gavin was the best tour guide! He encouraged our group to mingle and shared personal stories of his life in Scotland. He made us feel very welcome in his country.

West highlands

James lanns Posted on 10/05/2018

It was a lot of fun. Our tour guide Shannon was funny and knew quite a bit about the history of the highlands.

Grrrrreat Day with Arrrrrrrrrron rrrrrrroling our rrrrrrrs

Jen Destours Posted on 02/05/2018

Excellent day with Arron as our guide. Really couldnt ask for more except some sunshine and if hed found a Bay City Roller to add to our group, that would have been outstanding. Beautiful country and hope to come back soon.

Mac

Linda Scott Posted on 04/04/2018

2 1/2 years ago I took a tour with Mac to the West Highlands. He was a great tour director but what really impressed me was the fact that he picked up trash at all of our stops. Fast forward a year and because of his example I now go out daily in my neighborhood and pick up trash as well. Mac is just an outstanding example of how we should all take responsibility for our surroundings. Thank you Mac for a great tour!

West Highland Tour.

Brian ORourke Posted on 01/02/2018

Ive visited the West Highlands in the summer but wanted to experience it in the winter - mission accomplished! We had everything the Scottish winter had to offer, even sunshine. Our guide for the tour was Barney, very informative and friendly. The driver was Kieran, who was learning the job, Im sure he will be a big success. There were only two other passengers apart from myself, a couple from Lyon, France, making it almost like a private tour. Enjoyed all the stops on the trip, some brilliant scenery with the snow showing off the Highlands in their magnificent best, loved it. Next trip for me will be the 6 Day Outer Hebrides Tour in June - really looking forward to another Rabbies Tour!

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Do you offer hotel pickups in the departure cities?

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We don't recommend bringing your car into the centre of our departure cities. It can be hard to find parking, and there are excellent public transportation services.

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Do you take children on your tours?

We regret we don't carry children under the age of five on our scheduled tours.

You can ask us about the tours we recommend for younger children. And if your child is less than 1.35m tall, you should let us know, so we can provide them with a suitable booster seat.

How much time do I get off the bus?

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Why do you exclude visitor attractions?

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Do we need to bring our own lunch?

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Should I tip the driver-guide?

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