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Small Group Tour Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
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Vacation / Holiday Package Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.

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Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

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In the Heart of the Scottish Highlands

Road Scholar
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13 days
$ 259 / day
$ 3,299
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Join historians as they offer a view into Highland Scotland’s ancient history, the downfall of Gaelic clans, the Highland Clearances and New World emigration.
  • Discover the castles, clan lands and romance of the famous Isle of Skye.
  • Step back in time at Stirling Castle, one of the largest and most historically important castles in Scotland.
Visits:
Edinburgh, Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Ness, Stirling Castle, The Isle of Skye, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Bonnie Scotland

7 days
$ 260 / day
$ 1,819
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Glasgow : Welcome dinner; orientation drive
  • Loch lomond: Cruise the loch
  • Glengoyne : Guided tour of the whisky distillery
  • Stirling : Visit Stirling Castle
  • Fort william:
  • Glenfinnan : Take pictures of the monument and the Harry Potter viaduct
  • Mallaig–armadale: Cross the Sound of Sleat by ferry
  • Culloden moor: Visit the battle site’s visitor centerTOMINTOUL
  • : Coffee, shortbread and a private guided tour of the Earl and Countess of Mansfield’s stately home
  • St. andrews: Practice at the Golf Center
  • Edinburgh : Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle, visit the former Royal Yacht Britannia and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant
  • Famous for its historic castles, fascinating and often bloody history, breathtaking scenery, lively cities, charming villages, and the legendary Loch Ness monster, Scotland fills visitors with a sense of magic and delight
  • On this Scotland tour you’ll get an introduction to this enchanting country, starting with a guided tour of a whiskey distillery north of Glasgow and ending in fascinating Edinburgh
Visits:
Edinburgh, Glasgow, Loch Lomond, Loch Ness, Eilean Donan Castle, Stirling Castle, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Bonnie Scotland with London

10 days
$ 269 / day
$ 2,687
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Glasgow : Welcome dinner; orientation drive
  • Loch lomond: Cruise the loch
  • Glengoyne : Guided tour of the whisky distillery
  • Stirling : Visit Stirling Castle
  • Fort william:
  • Glenfinnan : Take pictures of the monument and the Harry Potter viaduct
  • Mallaig–armadale: Cross the Sound of Sleat by ferry
  • Culloden moor: Visit the battle site’s visitor centerTOMINTOUL
  • : Coffee, shortbread and a private guided tour of the Earl and Countess of Mansfield’s stately home
  • St. andrews: Practice at the Golf Center
  • Edinburgh : Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle, visit the former Royal Yacht Britannia and enjoy dinner at a local restaurantEDINBURGH-LONDON
  • Famous for its historic castles, fascinating and often bloody history, breathtaking scenery, lively cities, charming villages, and the legendary Loch Ness monster, Scotland fills visitors with a sense of magic and delight
  • On this Scotland tour you’ll get an introduction to this enchanting country, starting with a guided tour of a whiskey distillery north of Glasgow and ending in fascinating Edinburgh
Visits:
Edinburgh, Glasgow, Loch Lomond, Loch Ness, London, Paris, Bath, Chester, Cotswolds, Lake District, Stonehenge, York, Eilean Donan Castle, Stirling Castle, England, Scotland, United Kingdom, Wales
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The Isle of Skye

3 days
$ 48 / day
$ 144
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Eilean Donan Castle - An iconic and gorgeous 13th century castle that once warded off Viking invasions.
  • Glencoe - Be moved by the sheer beauty and tragic tales of one of Scotland’s most famous landscapes.
  • Quiraing Mountain Pass - Skye’s outstanding geological stunner. These strange formations gave Skye its nickname, the ‘Winged Isle’.
  • Neist Point - The location of a dramatic lighthouse and a great place to spot dolphins, whales, porpoises, and basking sharks.
  • Five Sisters of Kintail - Legend says a local wizard turned five sisters into these mountains so he could preserve their beauty.
  • Loch Ness - This loch holds more fresh water than all of the lakes in England and Wales combined. But does it also contain the Loch Ness Monster?
Visits:
Eilean Donan Castle, Glasgow, Loch Ness, The Isle of Skye, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Wilderness Walking: The Outer Hebrides and Skye

7 days
$ 236 / day
$ 1,655
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Visit one of the most diverse and spectacular regions of Europe, indulging in the wild scenery and rich history of the islands
  • Experience the rich ornithology of Lewis, spy red deer and golden eagles on Harris, and seek out otters on Skye
  • Enjoy exceptional Highland hospitality at our carefully selected guest houses, set in magnificent locations on the coast
Visits:
Eilean Donan Castle, Scottish Highlands, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye Scotland

Walking Connection
Premier
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9 days
$ 261 / day
$ 2,348
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Custom Walking & Hiking Itinerary
  • Small Group of 14 or Less.
  • Amazing Highlands
  • Beautiful Seacoasts
  • Expert Walking Guides
  • Excellent Local Cuisine
  • Sample Fine Whiskey and Brews
  • Historical Inn Accommodations
  • Rich Scottish History
  • Hosted By Gene & Jo Ann Taylor
Visits:
Edinburgh, Eilean Donan Castle, Inverness, Scottish Highlands, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Compass Buster

10 days
$ 77 / day
$ 769
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Explore Beautiful Isle of Skye
  • Enjoy the Jacobite Steam Train (aka the 'Hogwarts Express')
  • Clava Cairns and Culloden as seen in Outlander
  • Loch Ness free day with adventure activity options
  • Traditional Hebridean blackhouse
  • Eilean Donan Castle
  • Eerie Glencoe, the ‘Weeping Glen’
  • Callanish Standing Stones
  • Skara Brae Stone Age village
  • Visit an Island whisky distillery
  • Orkney and Tomb of the Eagles
  • Ceilidh dance in Oban
Visits:
Doune Castle, Edinburgh, Eilean Donan Castle, Inverness, Loch Ness, Orkney Islands, Stirling Castle, The Isle of Skye, Scotland, United Kingdom
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The Scots Irish Tour

11 days
$ 190 / day
$ 2,085
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Enjoy Walk along part of the Royal Mile and visit Edinburgh Castle
  • Discover some of the island and visit the Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle to understand the history of the powerful Lords of the Isles
  • Enjoy the views of the magnificent Highlands as you drive south through Glen Coe
  • Visit Titanic Belfast to learn about this famous liner through state-of-the-art displays
  • Explore Glenveagh National Park where Captain Adair built Glenveagh Castle in 1870
Visits:
Eilean Donan Castle, Galway, Loch Ness, Ireland, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Scottish Isles & Glens

13 days
$ 195 / day
$ 2,541
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Scottish Evening in Edinburgh: This fun evening starts with a 4-course dinner where you can sample the traditional Scottish dish of haggis, neaps and tatties. Then the music, dance and storytelling begins and offers you an insight into many aspects of Scottish life.
  • Eilean Donan Castle: This iconic castle is surrounded by majestic scenery. The first fortified castle was built in the mid 13th century and re-built through the centuries. Partially destroyed in a Jacobite uprising in 1719, Eilean Donan lay in ruins for the best part of 200 years. It took 20 years to restore from 1912 until its opening to the public in 1932.
  • Stay 2-Nights on Isle of Orkney: Experience island life on the largest island of the Orkneys and enjoy the majestic and historic sights throughout the island. Stay in the capital, Kirkwall, where you will have free time to browse around on your own and dine independently..
  • 5,000-Year-Old Village of Skara Brae: These 5,000-year-old ruins are of an incredibly well preserved stone settlement containing an intricate maze of dwellings. The site was revealed in 1850 by a violent storm and is now one of the most famous Neolithic sites in Northern Europe.
  • Whisky Tasting on Isle of Arran: Scotland is world-famous for its whisky, which is distilled all around the country. Walk through a working distillery to view the many steps of how whiskey is produced from the simple ingredients of malted barley and water. Try a sample “wee dram” at the end of the tour.
  • Highland Scenery: The northern part of Scotland is called the Highlands and provides wonderful scenic views as you travel through the high mountains, many of them covered in heather, or along rugged coastal routes.
Visits:
Edinburgh, Eilean Donan Castle, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Scotland: Highlands and Islands

12 days
$ 415 / day
$ 4,778
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Well-paced journey through Scotland
  • Glasgow touring
  • Glasgow’s unique architecture
  • Private curator-guided tour of Pollok House
  • Beautiful Scottish Highlands scenery, including Loch Lomond, Trossachs National Park, Glencoe, Loch Ness
  • Evocative ruins of Urquhart Castle
  • Isle of Skye excursion
  • Historic Culloden Moor
  • Medieval St. Andrews
  • Edinburgh touring, including Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood
  • Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (Select departures only)
  • Pleasing mix of guided touring and time for independent exploration
Visits:
Edinburgh, Eilean Donan Castle, Glasgow, Loch Ness, The Isle of Skye, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Hebridean Hopper

5 days
$ 74 / day
$ 369
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Be amazed at the sheer beauty of the Isolated Outer Hebrides
  • Discover the myths, legends and stunning scenery of the Isle of Skye
  • Go Nessie hunting on Loch Ness
  • Wander the Callanish Standing Stones
  • Explore the traditional Hebridean blackhouse
  • Find out how whisky is made on an Island whisky distillery visit
  • Take in the majestic beauty of Eilean Donan Castle
  • Be awestruck by stunning Glencoe
Visits:
Edinburgh, Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Ness, Stirling Castle, The Isle of Skye, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Highland Fling

5 days
$ 74 / day
$ 369
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Isle of Skye’s awe-inspiring scenery
  • Ride the Jacobite Steam Train as seen in Harry Potter (summer only)
  • Visit a Highland whisky distillery
  • Overnight on the banks of Loch Ness
  • Ferry across the sea (summer only)
  • Ceilidh the night away in Oban
  • Be awestruck by stunning Glencoe
  • Discover the Outlander scenes of Culloden
  • Take in the majestic beauty of Eilean Donan Castle
  • Wonder around the Hermitage Forest
  • “Stay Wild” and plant a tree in HAGGiS Grove (selected trips only)
Visits:
Edinburgh, Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Ness, Stirling Castle, The Isle of Skye, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Scotland and Ireland Vacations

13 days
$ 139 / day
$ 1,809
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Visit Edinburgh’s famous Botanical Gardens
  • Explore bizarre landscapes of the Trotternish Peninsula
  • Visit town of Portree
  • Discover Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain
  • Visit historical places Holyrood Palace
  • Discover Cliffs of Moher
  • Experience the stunning views in Scottish Highlands and in Isle of Skye
  • Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Guinness Storehouse
Visits:
Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Edinburgh, Eilean Donan Castle, Galway, Glasgow, Kilkenny, Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, Ireland, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Scotland Vacation Tours

6 days
$ 142 / day
$ 849
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Discover Edinburgh and Glasgow
  • Visit Edinburgh’s famous Botanical Gardens
  • Explore Scottish Highlands, packed with wild mountain scenery
  • Visit historical place like Holyrood Palace
  • Experience the stunning views in Skye Island
  • Visit Loch Ness & Loch Lomond
  • Discover Trotternish Peninsula
Visits:
Edinburgh, Eilean Donan Castle, Glasgow, Scottish Highlands, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Scotland Family Vacation

9 days
$ 705 / day
$ 6,349
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Tour of Scottish Castles
  • Loch Ness Exhibition Center and Canoeing
  • Callanish Standing Stones
  • Horseback Riding and Archery at Rothiemurchus Estate*
Visits:
Dunnottar Castle, Edinburgh, Eilean Donan Castle, Glamis Castle, National Museum of Scotland, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Scottish Highlands, The Isle of Skye, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 Eilean Donan Castle Tour Reviews - Summary 100% Recommend

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Great 0
Average 1
Disappointing 0
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4.5
Guide
4.0
Activities
4.8
Lodging
4.3
Transportation
4.5
Meals
4.5

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A fabulous tour with fabulous people!

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

I just got back from a 3 week trip in the UK, where I actually took two Rabbies tours. The Isle of Sky was my first tour with them, and it exceeded my expectations. I really can't say enough about how great the experience was traveling with Rabbies.

One of the things that stood out to me about them, and why I decided to book with them, is the fact that I could make the experience fit my budget.

Rabbies lets you select your desired accommodation style, from hostels all the way up to nice hotels, and then they book it for you. And no meals are included during the trip, which again, for me, worked out really well, because I could seek out meals within my budget.

Our guide, Matthew was fantastic (if a bit of a fast driver!!). He had a great sense of humor, and was enormously knowledgable about the area - providing tons of historical and cultural context to what we were seeing, which was a huge plus for me. He also stopped frequently to let us take photos and stretch our legs.

The group was what really made this trip extra special though. We had travelers from all over the world, and a very wide range of ages. Several single travelers, a few families, and a smattering of couples. Everyone got along famously, and it was a shame we were only together for four days.

I can't wait to take another Rabbies tour when I go back to the UK!

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Everything Great but the Guide

3.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

The Scottish Highlands is an incredible place, and there isn't much that can take away from it. Rabbie's 3-day tour to Skye makes the surprisingly far distance manageable, and stops at all of the right places. I particularly like the stop in Pitlochry, which is avoided on other trips. Other great things about the tour include the lodging (my friend I signed up for "hostel" and were put up in a lovely little bed-and-breakfast with a super nice host, other guests had similar experiences!), the bus, which is a spacious and comfortable Mercedes van, the small group size, and the amount of time you are given to explore the many towns and stops along the way. These things definitely helped make the trip wonderful, and are why I loved my journey into the highlands, even in the wind and the pouring rain.

With all that being said, there were two things I wasn't too fond of: the "tour guide", and the fact that no hike is included. Being surrounded by some of the most incredible hiking trails in the world, it would be great if we had the time to do even a 1 or 2-hour loop somewhere. I was itching to get out and actually experience the land, and never really got to beyond climbing the Dun Beag Broch (which was awesome).

The guide also pissed me off. Chick was a charismatic enough guy, definitely very Scottish, but he had next to nothing to offer about the place, historical landmarks, and really anything. We sat for 3 days in a van for hours with this guy, and he not only knew nothing, but happily spouted completely incorrect information. My friend and I, who were studying at the University of Edinburgh, were absolutely appalled at the outlandish "facts" he just made up about just about everything! From absurd statistics like the fact that Scotland runs on 95% wind power (in actually only like 60% is even renewable energy), pointing out castles that and landmarks in Edinburgh that literally weren't what he said they were (he called a random building the Palace of Holyrood, and said Mary Queen of Scots had three children), it was so annoying. I don't know if he was doing it to test us "tourists" and see if we actually knew the truth, or literally did not know, but when other people started asking about basic things later on, he would straight up admit that he didn't know and say he would look it up (he never did). The only thing he really did was preface the Battle of Culloden, telling us he would tell us the story the entire time, and we only actually got to the battleground at the end of the trip.

That was my main issue with Chick, but my friend was also offended by some of his jokes, one was a bit homophobic and others were sexually explicit. I think he was harmless and wasn't hateful or anything, and I wasn't personally bothered, but if you are traveling with children or sensitive to this kind of thing, it may bother you as well.

In conclusion, I was upset with the guide because I expected to learn new information on my tour. Instead, my friend and I would google all the attractions the night ahead and read up so we knew what we were looking at during the tour, and made sure we got correct information.


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