Gita di un Giorno ai Laghi e ai Castelli delle Highland Occidentali

Punti salienti:

~ Castello di Kilchurn
~ Inveraray
~ Castello di Doune
~ Loch Awe
~ Passo Rest and Be Thankful
~ Il villaggio di Luss
~ Loch Lomond National Park

Una fantastica escursione di un giorno nel cuore delle spettacolari Highland occidentali. Visiteremo le splendide rovine del castello di Kilchurn, nella sua magnifica posizione alla testa di Loch Awe, e il castello di Inveraray, residenza del Duca di Argyll.

Se amate gli antichi castelli, i racconti di antiche rivalità dei clan, i laghi della costa occidentale, le mansioni baronali e splendidi scenari montagnosi, allora troverete difficile superare questa escursione.

Preghiamo di contattarci telefonicamente se la data nella quale desidera viaggiare non è prenotabile on-line.

Prezzo/Adulti: £41.00 - £52.00
Prezzo/Concessione: £38.00 - £49.00
Andata: 08.15
Ritorno: 18.30 approx
Partenza: Every day (All year)

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Informazioni e itinerario

Catturate lo spirito delle Highlands occidentale ed esplorate alcuni dei nostri laghi e castelli più atmosferici. Dopo aver passato Stirling vi fermate al Doune Castle, fortezza medievale e set del film “Monty Python e il Sacro Graal”. Da qui continuate verso nord, attraversando le meravigliose Highlands scozzesi.

Dopo pranzo, potete godervi una visita al Kilchurn Castle, situato in posizione magnifica alla testa del Loch Awe e circondato da montagne torreggianti. Da qui potete visitare Inverary, la deliziosa cittadina del XVIII secolo, imbiancata a calce, dove si trova il castello del Duca di Argyll, prima di continuare verso lo spettacolare passo che porta a Loch Lomond, chiamato “Rest and be Thankful”, fermandovi al piccolo e grazioso villaggio di Luss, situato sulle sue bellissime rive. Da qui tornate a Edimburgo, fermandovi brevemente al maestoso castello di Stirling.

Punto di partenza
Rabbie's Café, Waterloo Place,Edimburgo. Clicca qui per aprire la mappa.

Incluso nel prezzo
~Trasporto su minibus Mercedes di classe superiore, per un servizio più personale.
~Aria Condizionata come norma.
~Servizi di un guidatore/guida professionista di Rabbie’s Trail Burners.
~La Carta Sconto di Rabbie’s Trail Burners. Con questa potete ottenere degli sconti in ristoranti, negozi e attrazioni locali.

Non incluso nel prezzo
~Pranzo e bevande.
~Tutte le attrazioni per visitatori.

Prezzo scontato
Studenti, persone che abbiano compiuto i 60 anni, bambini e ragazzi tra i 5 e i 15 anni.

Informazione importante
Poichè diamo molta importanza al tempo che passate fuori dal minibus e vi diamo l’opportunità di passeggiare tra la natura, vi raccomandiamo di indossare vestiti e calzature adatti alla vostra gita. La Scozia può essere molto umida!!

Queste informazioni in lingua italiana vengono offerte unicamente a titlolo informativo. Le gite sono in inglese e i nostri servizi vengono forniti unicamente in inglese.

Commenti del cliente

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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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