07 July 2017
4.0 out of 5.0 stars
I’ve never done touristy day tours before, so I was a bit unsure of what to expect when I embarked on Timerbush Tours‘ 12.5hr Highlands tour. The tour promised to be one of the longest and most comprehensive day tours out there, so I was a bit weary at first.
We were greeted by our guide and driver, obviously dressed in kilt and a delightfully silly highland cow hat. He was very energetic and chatty with a rough Scottish humour. I immediately knew this would at least not be a boring tour!
During the long drives between stops, our driver entertained us with traditional Scottish music, short stories and commentaries, as well as recorded histories about the areas we drove through. Just looking out the window at the beautiful landscape passing by and listening to the provided information was absolutely delightful.
We made several short stops for refreshments and one longer lunch stop, the places we stopped at did tend to get quite busy as all the bus tours seem to stop at the same stations, but our driver made good time and we seemed to always be just ahead of the rush, leaving before it got impossibly busy.
Our longest stop was of course at at Loch Ness, where I opted to take the cruise on the lake, which was nice but a little boring. I wish I’d done Urquhart Castle as well, it seemed quite interesting, but I was too worried to not make it back to the bus in time, which was silly.
I especially loved the serene, beautiful landscapes we drove through, I’ll definitely have to return to the Highlands to see more of this beautiful place!
While the long bus tour was definitely exhausting, our driver/guide made it very entertaining and never dull. I absolutely loved the day tour!