5 independent reviews for Scotland island hopping vacation, car free

Reviews for Scotland island hopping vacation, car free

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review 9 Aug 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The Isle of Skye was stunningly beautiful, and we enjoyed all of the animals we met along the way.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

For vegetarians - check out local restaurants in advance. Healthy options can be limited. I think that this tour is better for adults - a few bits were "too slow" for our 15-year old (but great for us!)

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

I doubt we made a huge impact, but we did stay at local places, use public transportation, and took part in a sea life survey tour which monitors marine activity in the area.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

We had a fantastic time overall and got a good introduction to the Scottish Isles - enough to know that we definitely want to go back!

review 9 Aug 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Visiting Iona and Skye, not using car just trains and ferries and buses

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

If you are as eco conscious as we are you may want to check that every hotel has similar values. One of the hotels had very few eco credentials and the management could not understand why we would want to travel by train rather than car and kept criticising the vacation. The other hotels were really great with organic food and local produce etc.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes as mentioned above, apart from the one hotel

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Fabulous - the scottish islands are amazing and most of the travel connections worked really well

review 28 Jul 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Probably our first day on Iona - sun was shining and our room had superb views

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Make sure you have thoroughly read the vacation itinerary and know where you have to be and at what time - double check ferry schedules when you get there. Also be aware of the steep climb to the accommodation on Tobermoray.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Not particularly to be honest.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Overall we had a brilliant time but there are a couple of things i should mention. 1. The itinerary had the wrong timing for the ferry back from Iona on day 3. It said we should catch the 9.05 ferry to get the bus on the other side to Tobermoray but in fact the ferry was at 8.45 - the bus was 9.05 not the ferry. We were lucky - we made it by the skin of our teeth. 2. The accommodation at Tobermoray was up a very, very steep hill and i suffer from a heart condition. You should warn people of that fact and give them an option to stay somewhere in the town center. I really struggled to get up the hill and had to stop a few times to let my heart rate settle down.

review 23 Aug 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Wandering around and finding hikes to walk. The meals were amazing. We loved attending the local music brought in at the Festival on Skye (Feis en Eilean). That was where we were able to really get a feel for the island. I don't believe there were many tourists there.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Small bags, like 40 L backpacks work best. The trains and buses can be crowded. Also, the operator had amazing customer service.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

To some extent. I liked supporting the local wool merchants in Mull, but travel on the Isle of Skye takes a big toll on its citizens and infrastructure.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Lovely! We will book something similar again!

review 30 Aug 2015

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Traveling without a car made us travel with less, slow down, and engage more with people around us. So we had a wonderful time meeting people from Scotland and all over, which was great.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Recognize that you'll spend a bit more time getting between places than you otherwise might, so let go of the rush to "get there". And pack light.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

We were in small hotels except for the extra nights we added in cities, and staying in small towns. So we definitely benefited those small business (including many pubs). And the hotels were all fantastic.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

It was a great vacation. We were very happy with it.

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