A very positive experience. What's the difference between this Scotland guidebook and Rick's Best of Scotland guidebook?. We'll stop along the way for lunch and to ogle the craggy views before arriving at our hotel, where we'll enjoy dinner together. So we were glad it was part of the tour. She was so talented, and told great/funny stories. Going on our own would never have been so enriching. Then to arrive in Kenmore and stand on the shore of Loch Tay in the silence and the mist-It was so peaceful and moving--the music, travel, scenery. Both books are packed with hand-picked … awesome! Thanks for joining me here on my blog and via Facebook. The learn, be active, and no grumps philosophy works, for me. Every day was filled with new experiences and opportunities to learn. James was so knowledgeable and informative. The accomodations were varied and fun from Princess style at Bonham to a wonderful B&B, to a very old, quaint inn on the bank of a river. The castle setting was beautiful. The scenery is spectacular, we saw it all, the ocean, the Highlands, forests, waterfalls, valley's and glens, Edinburgh, small towns. To request advance notification of when a tour will be available for booking, please select ‘Notify Me’ next to the departure date and join the list. This morning we'll tour a reconstruction of Scotland's unique crannogs — prehistoric, thatched-roofed defensive huts built on piers out over the lochs — and learn about the Iron Age people who first farmed these lands. Perfect Rick Steves experience. The bus was very comfortable and I was impressed with the amount of available space. 4- Being on the Old Course at St Andrews. I feel like I really KNOW the country when I am finished with a tour. Urquhart castle was the best of the ruined castles and exploring it's many twists, turns and towers was one of my highlight moments.". While Scotland never quite feels crowded, July and August are considered peak season, with long days and the best weather (though never guaranteed). It blew my mind! Loved the food and the restaurants, and the quirky hotels. It was very insightful and unusual. They provided great insight, and kept things running smoothly. "The drive up Glencoe Valley was far and away the best time of the tour.". Over all, excellent experience. We are looking for a couple of tours from Edinburgh that will give us the history and interesting stories while riding in Scotland. Pace was great. Tonight is a great opportunity to enjoy some traditional music in one of Inverness' many fun-loving pubs. "Truly loved the day we took the ferry to the Isle of Mull and then by bus over the island and onto another ferry to the Isle of Iona. Scotland is beautiful, but the real experience was having James as our guide. "Wow moments included Culross (especially for Outlander fans), the sheep dogs, Cawdor castle, the visit to the Isle of Mull, Stirling Castle and the town of Kenmore was a favorite stop, so beautiful.". "Seeing Glencoe after a few days of rain when the water falls were overflowing and the mountains emerging from the fog! It was so peaceful and gorgeous. The group was a very pleasant group of people and traveling with them was quite enjoyable. Also, Victoria Street which served as Diagon Alley.". Great tour. Hope adds a Iceland. I was worried about all the time on the bus, but we made several stops for breaks (and gift shops) and the landscape was beautiful. Still to come: Germany, Switzerland, and more. It was one amazing discovery after the next. Our group was a very congenial group to be with and Ann was an excellent guide. Accommodations and menus were great. Nice bus and well-timed bathroom stops. The final dinner at Harvey Nichols was especially good. A lesson to be learned and followd for a better world. There was one breathtaking view after another! "I would say the sheep dog demonstration and the ride up the ski lift were both WOW moments. It was a great way to see a lot of Scotland and learn the history and culture. I'm a golfer, so it was a treat to be able to walk on St. Andrews and get my picture TAKEN ON THE Swilken Bridge. The owner was truly Scottish and was funny and most proud of his dogs. The Aberfeldly whisky tour was wonderful. Ann made sure to visit each of us throughout the tour as well. One of the best tours ever. The bus however was a problem. We felt we really gained an understanding of the Scottish culture, history and enjoyed the absolutely stunning scenery. We loved our tour of Scotland learning the history with our great tour guide, experiencing the culture & real life demonstrations and not having to worry about driving or getting lost! Lunch took up a lot of that 3 hour time frame. My husband got to shear one of the sheep.". the people were friendly and helpful and genuinely appreciated us visiting their country. "We loved seeing St. Andrews. This was our first RS tour and it exceeded our expectations. We could have used at least 4-5 house there. All the places we stayed were beautiful and allowed he people were so kind. We had a chance to visit places that represent more than 1,000 years of human history. Amazing to see. The rain can be a bit of a downer, so be prepared at all times for any weather...often within a 10 minute span. The sheep dogs and shepherd were a unique experience. Amazing how he can control 5-6 dogs with different whistle commands at the same time. Learning about Scotland's history and following political events was most intriguing but also concerning. "The countryside - the nature, the animals, the air - the landscapes and then reminiscing with fellow travelers at the end of the day discussing what we had seen and learned.". The day before our tour began I spent the day at the National Museum of Scotland...amazing! After settling into our hotel, we'll take an orientation walk of Georgian Edinburgh, before setting you free for dinner on your own. Rick's 48 itineraries include Italy, France, Turkey, Ireland, Britain, Spain, and much more! Sleep in Glasgow. The views were breathtaking.". I loved the variety of sites we visited, the food, and mostly the locals we met and interacted with. We were able to see the countryside, and we also were able to see a small herd of Harry Coo cattle. Dec 19, 2016 - Enjoy your Scotland vacation on a Rick Steves tour! The scenery was breathtaking and I also enjoyed the people on the tour. I appreciated Rick's apparent positive relationship with the weather gods and how little precipitation we experienced. "Our human/animal wow was Neil Ross and his sheepdogs. Starting in underrated Glasgow and ending in royal Edinburgh, you'll wander over the Isles of Iona and Skye; explore the rugged Highlands; ponder lochs Ness, Lomond, and Tay; try a wee dram at a whisky distillery; shake paws with a sheepdog; study the fairways at St. Andrews; and time-travel about the castles of Edinburgh, Stirling, and Urquhart. The clootie well was totally unexpected and a last minute choice due to weather issues cancelling our regular plans. I know we only touched on the southern end of the highland but to see the lochs, glens, and rugged peaks was overwhelming. "Hard to find just one moment but I do remember being moved by the way the Neil Ross could get his dogs to herd the sheep. "The was no one "wow" moment. The strenuous days were STRENUOUS but worth it. Only one glitch and I'll reserve that for later! Helen Houston was fabulous. I thoroughly enjoyed my tour around Scotland!The itinerary was packed with fun and history! "I really enjoyed Kenmore and the Crannog. The guides are so knowledgable and so personable. We'll get an early start with a winding drive along Skye's ruffled coastline, rocky peaks, and rolling fields, including the Trotternish Peninsula, with its cinematic pinnacles and cliffs. Her tour brought us back to the 1800's, the poverty, smells, the everyday...she was a time traveler! We also had time to explore on our own,and create our personal experiences as well. Loved the Whisper Sets - so much easier! We decided to try the Rick Steve's tour because of the smaller size of the group. The mussels were Devine!!". The pace was perfect in terms of the number of activities each day. The tour itself covered so many sites, some special ones off the beaten track like the crannog visit. Because of Liz we will be going on future Rick Steve;s tour. The weather was great, it rained when it was supposed to, and the sites were great. You can feel the history. Breakfast is provided, but there are no group activities today. The tour seemed to offer a very good overview of what Scotland has to offer. Sleep in Oban (group is split between two B&Bs). Only 16 weeks old! The food and lodging were often extremely good and the efficiency of group travel was noticeable. The schedule allowed extra perks, memorably a wonderful stop for scones. The itinerary (see comments at the end of the survey) for the most part was interesting and provided a good understanding of the history and culture of Scotland. And so it was clear: We needed a full-fledged Scotland guidebook. We previously did one of your Ireland tours. Meals were much better than on previous tours to Bulgaria and the Dalmatian Coast. "Hard to put a finger on that favorite wow moment , there were so many. 1) Visiting St Andrews "The Old Course". And the rushing river! As I travel with Rick Steves’ Europe Tours, research my guidebooks, and make new TV shows, I’m reporting on my experiences across Europe. Better than I expected. We were blessed with exceptional weather, which made Scotland shine at its very best. We visited the best of Scotland in 10 days. ", "Glencoe Valley- natural scenery and history". "There were many WOW moments! I thoroughly enjoyed this trip. Our driver was excellent. (2) Standing on the bridge of the 17th fairway at St. Andrews. Having seen this course on TV many times, it was a great experience to be there. You know I've done other tours with other company's and I can't help but compare. Maybe a little short on modern Scottish culture and the arts. It is a beautiful country full of surprises. Loved the itinerary...a good taste of the region. Hairy cows. We don"t hear or see much in the way of Iron Age history. Helen the the key to a great tour... "The castle in Edenburgh and the royal road". We wish we would have thought ahead enough to attend a second night at the end of the tour since the tour ended back in Edinburgh. "I really enjoyed the drive to Glencoe and the scenery. Every day of the tour was fascinating. Today we'll wind our way through the Gothic streets of Edinburgh's old town, seeing the best of the city on foot. And, the Crannog center was an educational treat.". I can not imagine a better experience! I felt it was a good balance of togetherness and time to explore on our own. High quality B&B's, not fancy hotels. Also, shepherding with Neil- seeing a14 week old border collie successfully manage the herd was amazing!". We had a great guide, Anne, and one of the best groups of folks we have ever traveled with. A perect end to a day in Scotland.". Was so happy hiking at the Heritage and seeing the waterfall.". It was wonderful.". The tour route took us into beautiful and diverse territory and our two island hop was a wonderful experience. This was our first Rick Steves tour and when we returned home we signed up for another for next year. Our tour guide was just the best....can't wait for my next one ! I get why Rick doesn't go there, but I think you need to think about informing the tour members of the event, and providing information on how to go there. Sunset views back in Edinburgh at the last supper Nice, big bus. The hotels were all nice, and the meals delicious. Collecting sea glass at low tide early in the morning in Oban Nigel was very knowledgeable and kept things interesting. I think it was meant to be. "I absolutely loved the entire city of Edinburgh and its vibe. Good pace The tour was very well organized. Thank you! Supplement $975. "The ski lift ride in the Highlands certainly was an experience.At the top, the view of the surrounding Highlands was breathtaking. "The personal interactions stand out for me. Sticky Toffee Pudding - what a tasty and wicked dessert - I am amazed I have any teeth left ! Another WOW moment was the sheep dogs and watching Neil give the dogs commands that they dutifully obeyed, even when he give them in a low voice. ), "So many... one moment was the realization that the ancient people were not primitive at all, but were very highly skilled. I want to send kudos to you for Elizabeth as our tour director. First and foremost, Anne is excellent; she knows her stuff, she kept the tour on schedule, and she has a fun/relaxed/helpful personality. Castles were pretty. Several wow experiences at the several castles we visited. A close second "wow" moment was Stirling and Stirling Castle.". This was our first trip to Europe, so I wasn't sure what to expect. "Loved the road up to Glencoe, with the narrow road and waterfalls. We will definitely do another Rick Steve tour. Garden in Culross circa 1700 was fascinating that they're recreating it. We had a lot of rain, but we were prepared so it didn't matter. all of the details regarding lodging, meals and This was our 6th tour. I loved her passion for her art and now have a new appreciation for the "pipes".". It's a lovely day. Martin kept us moving and I really enjoyed his sense of humor. "I think I would have to say the visit with Neil. Tonight we'll return to the mainland to enjoy dinner together. Tour Account › Travel Forum › Home / Travel Forum / To the North / Scotland tours; Please sign in to post. The people were very accommodating and friendly. The crannogs were facinating, and I greatly appreciated the opportunity to learn about the way of life. Even though we visited his farm on a cold rainy day we were amazed with the intelligence of his dogs. It was my 1st time to do a tour, and oh my! The tour was wonderful! We so enjoyed the magnificent scenery and the fun look at famous sites - but I was struck by how much I learned of the culture and history of Scotland (without being boringly force-fed!). Ann was very responsive to everyone's well being, and really made the trip very meaningful. Liz went over and above with her little extras on our tour. It gave me a clearer sense of Scotland as an individual place with an individual identity, not just part of the UK. Rick Steves' Europe. "Sterling Castle was the best part of the tour. All three couch driver we had was excellent and friendly. To date I must say I like OAT the best. "The open-air Scottish Crannog Museum took me back to another time in history. Even though it was windy and He's honest about where to buy things. Beauty surrounded us each day and presented itself in so many ways. I would go back there tomorrow to spend my time and see all of the sites. This was a fantastic tour Guide Anne was a fount if information about her beloved Scotland, and was an incredible hostess. It was a fantastic tour! :), "Watching border collies in action on a sheep farm was probably my favorite, among other special experiences: hearing the bag piper, walking along the river Tay, soup and scones with cream at a country hotel, walking around Oban.". "It was probably the Royal Mile guided tour. We were ready to have an all inclusive trip that still allowed us some freedom. It was fun to share and experience things with everyone. Before posting, please read our Community Guidelines, especially if you represent a business or service in the travel industry. He intently watched the shepherd. "These occurred every day. Plus lots of free time to explore on your own. Great trip. "Taking the Rick Steve's well defined walk along the river in Inverness. The Isle of Iona and the comedic local driver were a great experience. passed and how stress free it is having almost Our tour guide Anne was excellent. I would have loved to experience Scotland in a 14 day tour! The veil is definitely "thin" there as the saying goes. These were both wonderful and would have been missed if we had not been on the tour.". Even during the uncooperative weather I loved being there. "The sheepdog visit was the "wow" moment for me. Nonetheless, we boarded the ferry that morning and the weather was the worst we had experienced all week. The tour itself was excellent. Her reciting of Robert Burns "Address the Haggis" was thrilling! We had so many experiences that do it yourself planners would either not have known about, or didn't have access to. Bus driver was great.". Bus: 4 hours. Rick Steves Scotland, the complete guide, offers more coverage of more destinations in a mostly black-and-white format.. The weather was perfect. "One of the tour lead guide through one of the museums learning the history of Scotland.". We had a great group of fellow travelers and an outstanding tour guide who taught us much about her home country; unfortunately, I have had trouble retaining all of the history! 2)Seeing the country side particularly the ride through Glencoe Valley". And tour guides were excellent. For more information about transportation options for getting to and from your tour, see your Rick Steves Scotland guidebook. Shearing the sheep was an added extra.". ", "I have no particular Wow moments. The one thing that I missed in Scotland was visiting the small villages with time to interact with the locals. Thanks to the itinerary , level of independence and an amazing guide, the trip fair exceeded my expectation. And secondly, our tour guide, was just absolutely fabulous. Our meals together were very fun. The host, tour guides, and special guests really rounded our introductory immersion into Scotland. Each of the individual guides did a great job of making their area come to life, especially Rita in Edinburgh, and Neil the shepherd with his border collies. Friendly and efficient. Unfortunately, we cannot control the weather and we hit rain and fog along the way. She was thoughtful of my physical needs during our tour. "All the authentic castles we mind-blowing.". Oct 8, 2019 - Explore England with Rick Steves' Europe. Thanks for joining me here on my blog and via Facebook. "Actually, I don't have a "wow" moment as the whole tour was a wow moment for me.". For Martin, that song, I'm Gonna Be, by the Proclaimers is stillI stuck in my head. Simply wonderful watching these dogs do the work they love and our farmer host was so willing to show off all their skills. Light walking: 2–4 miles throughout the day on mostly level terrain. I keep thinking that every tour I go on is the best tour, but this was the very best (our 6th tour) because of Liz, our guide! His professionalism, candor and wit made the tour an excellent experience. "Would probably be meeting Neil Ross and watching him work the sheep with his border collies and seeing the farm and puppies. Beds, meals and entertainment were good. It was a great tour. Alan was a good driver, respectful and accommodating. I am glad I bought a couple children books directly from Neil illustrated his life stories. Just love the way your tours are organized and run! The tour was great! "I particularly enjoyed the sheep dog demonstration.". Julia, our tour guide inspired curiosity and engagement with her extensive knowledge of Scotland. Every day was full of new experiences and amazing sights. We'll visit the 800-year-old abbey, where monks created the remarkable Book of Kells — a rare bright spot in Europe's Dark Ages. On the down side, it seemed we spent a lot of time on the bus and Scotland has the most uncomfortable beds I've ever slept in. I would add Glasgow to this trip (we did it on our own.) Take it from our tour members: Each of our tours in Ireland and Scotland — from soaring cathedrals to friendly pubs to hard-working sheepdogs — comes filled with unforgettable experiences…, "The most breathtaking moment was at Trinity College, just after seeing the Book of Kells. "My favorite wow moment was the guided tour of Old Edininburg where we saw the window overlooking the cemetery and school where JK Rowling was inspired to write Harry Potter. The food overall was quite delicious and really fun to try.". The sheep farm sheep dog demonstration.". Of course snipping some wool and holding a wee pup warmed my heart.". Anne Doig is a pro as a guide. All the tour speakers showed they really loved their jobs and that added to the talk.". On our own, there is no way that we would have seen/done all the wonderful things that the tour simply provided for us. The group members connected well with each other. We loved our guide, Julia, and had a great group of fellow traveler. Oh and the Sheepdog demo was WOW!". Home / Blog ; Posted on July 16, 2013 January 5, 2018 by Rick Steves. I enjoyed the history and learning about modern Scotland, the people and their culture. "Isle of Mull and the bus ride to the ferry to Iona was most beautiful and entertaining. Scotland was all that was expected and much more. Scotland was beautiful. Scotland tours. After orientation and transportation lessons, be able to navigate towns and cities on your own. From our hustory lessons, wonderful gaelic, and modern Scotish music while on the bus, to our wanderings around the beautiful countryside of Scotland, Liz was there for us enriching our experience and helping us experience the rich history of Scotland.". No bus. "There were too many wow moments to pick one: Iona, St. Andrews, Glen Coe. Made me realize how provincial we are when we learn about the Mayflower and the first Americans! The agenda was just right; enough tours and activity but didn't burn us out. Surprisingly great weather. Great!!! Second wow moment is a visit to Iona island. This was our first Rick Steves tour and we really enjoyed it. His expertise and love for his country helped to excide our expectations. His knowledge and love of Scotland and his happy spirit made the trip very memorable. Sleep in Inverness. It was quite interesting to watch the large group of dogs work the sheep (and my wife got to shear a sheep). This was our first trip to Europe, so I have nothing to compare this experience with, but I will say it would be a hard act to follow!! I loved it!". Good group of people. "We had a piper named Gilly come to our dinner one night and she was - well, WOW!! Most of all, our guide, Julia, was amazing (see #s 4 & 5 below). Mostly cloudy, but not a lot of rain. A close second was the "Working Sheepdogs" demonstration in Leault. I thought it would be somber because of the massacre there but it was the opposite. His unique knowledge and understanding of the Scottish history and its people was outstanding. We felt very safe everywhere & the people were very friendly. There’s nothing like a good sheepdog show…and I just saw my favorite ever, with Neil Ross at Leault Working Sheepdogs. Words cannot describe the magical feeling of the islands, and the surrounding ocean.". Martin, and bus driver David, were a great team and worked well with our group. A bit of inclement weather was encountered, but our guide and fellow travelers made the best of it. The activities were wonderful and meals together were great. Ireland: Dublin City Walk 1 — South Bank. Being able to experience the country and have everything so organized and easy was great. "1- The visit to the crannog. It was windy that day. ", "Crannog - the group had a great guide,explaining the prehistoric 2-The walk through the Hermitage especially the little stone building where the door opens to a view of the waterfall. I have been on a number of Rick Steeves' tours and James, our guide made the trip for me. Really felt connected. I'm of Scottish descent, and so enjoyed seeing the land of my ancestors in such a comfortable and educational way. I really enjoyed the Rick Steves way of touring, and my main point is everything (especially the sheepdogs) was perfect. We never felt like we were being lead from event to event. We suggest arriving a day or two before your tour begins to allow ample time to get over jet lag and be well-rested for the first few days of your tour. We'll begin today with a visit to St. Andrews, Scotland's oldest university town and a mecca for golfers worldwide. There was a good balance of comfortable bus ride along with an ease of city and castle exploration on foot. the sheep dog demonstration was definitely a wow moment too. Our 4th Rick Steves' Tour. Great diversity of experiences on the tour, with excellent tour guides, great locations to stay, and fun travelers to enjoy the trip with. Pluses = Great leader, good fellowship, nice pace, lots of history, pleasant lodging, good food. Our tour guide was fantastic and very informative. (The putting green.) Also the shepherding demo was pretty impressive.". "My "wow" moment was the sheep dog demonstration. You could imagine what life must have been like during the age of the great clans.". We stopped at a sheep farm that had 3,000 sheep and 18 dogs. Got to play with the newborn collies.". The people on our group were fantastic and food and lodging was very good. The weather was better than expected and Nigel was an excellent guide. That place is beautiful. The one exception was St Andrew's where we only had 2 1/2 hours. This was a wonderful experience. Start a New Topic. I loved the tour. It was an amazing tour. I am not very adventuresome so it was great to have the mix of guided and unguided time. Our Tours. Exceeded any expectations that I brought. This morning we'll tour the powerful Culloden Battlefield — the "Scottish Alamo," where Bonnie Prince Charlie's defeat in 1746 marked the beginning of the end of the Highland clan system. The employee (Karen I think) was passionate about her job and made it so very interesting. "My "wow" moment was the time spent at Glencoe. The size of the group (28) was quite nice as it was possible to interact with nearly everyone. Cathie Ryan ruined us on the Ireland tour. He was very accommodating to our needs and even taking a few small side trips to visit alternate sites. The scenery was beautiful and we were delighted to see the sheep farm and how sheep dogs are trained. We were lucky enough to get out to Mull and Iona......... "Absolutely the boarder collies and the sheep sheering experience.". The only negative comment is it is too short a tour. It was a great tour. Other places we visited didn't allow us enough time to explore. Love everything of this tour, hotels, itineraries, guide, bus driver and daily activities. Being inside buildings 100-1000 years old and imagining the life going on at that time. Not being crowded made the time on the bus enjoyable. Our guide Charlie was energetic, positive, and made sure we all had a good experience. For coronavirus (COVID-19) travel information, All of the hotels on this tour were great. We were very lucky with weather, for the most part, which helped a lot. I had a border collie that was like a hired hand when I was first married but to see these dogs work the sheep was simply amazing. "Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle. We had a wonderful guide (Nigel), who did a great job, and was very knowledgeable about the history of Scotland. Of course, (like so many) I have a Scottish heritage, and James made me feel like I had come home.". On our Best of Scotland in 14 Days tour — among other things — you'll need to happily…. Posted by Debbie (McKeesport) on 03/04/12 02:55 PM. Both sites were "haunted" and lent a sense of both history & spirituality.". The shepherd uttered a command in Gaelic, the puppy came to life. Helen acted as a true guide. Then came back the following day for the history of the Crannog itself. Seeing the Highlands, riding the ski lift up the mountain, visiting Culloden Battlefield, and seeing the mist filling the valley over Loch Ness. The ending of the video at Urquhart Castle definitely caused chills.". The hotels were all very comfortable, clean, and well-located. 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