Relax and enjoy Scotland’s splendour with Rabbie’s Tours. The Scottish Highlands and Islands are Europe’s last great wilderness so why not escape with Rabbie’s personalised small group tours. Small groups with a maximum of 16 passengers mean you can discover the real Scotland, get off the beaten track and onto the back roads that other tours cannot manage.Your educated driver/guide is there for you, dedicated to making your visit to Scotland memorable and enjoyable whatever your requests.
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Full Day Tour – Ref: OUTL
Leave Edinburgh and travel back in time as your driver-guide takes you over the Forth Road Bridge to Culross. This virtually-unchanged 16th century village overlooks the sea and poses as the fictional town of Cranesmuir. You have time to visit Claire’s herb garden, explore the palace, or wander the ancient streets while you imagine what life must have been like 400 years ago.
You journey past Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument to Doune Castle, or as it’s called in Outlander, Castle Leoch. This formidable building gives you an insight into the living conditions of a Scottish earl in the 14th century. You can also listen to an excellent audio guide about how this castle was used as a filming location for Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Your next stop is Linlithgow Palace. Here you have time to enjoy beautiful views to the Forth bridges, have a picnic by the loch, and explore the ruins of Mary Queen of Scots’ birthplace. And if you’re feeling brave, you can visit the spot where that gruesome Outlander scene took place.
You then travel the short distance to Blackness Castle. It’s an impressive castle that’s known as the ‘ship that never sailed’ because it resembles a giant stone boat. You have time to walk along the ramparts and explore the fictional headquarters of Jack Randall. Midhope Castle is your next highlight. Unfortunately, visitors are unable to go inside the castle, but Jamie’s lovely Lallybroch home is still an essential photo opportunity for any fan of the show. Before we go over the bridge and back to Edinburgh, you have a final stop in the colourful harbour area of South Queensferry.
DEPARTURE POINT< Departs from 6 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG next to the East End of Princes Street. Please be there ready 15 minutes before the departure time. Inclusions - Transportation by top of the range minicoaches for a more personal service. Forced air ventilation as standard. Services of a professional Rabbie's driver/guide. Exclusions - Entrances, Lunch and refreshments. DEPARTURES: Tour departs Daily at 09.15 hours and returns back to Edinburgh at 17.45 hours approx. There are no tour departures on the: 01/01/20, 12/11/20, 25/12-26/12 &01/01/21-02/01/21