No, not Rabbie Burns, Rabbie’s Tours! Taking a tour of Scotland in one of Rabbie’s minibuses is an excellent way to see the country. Departing from either Edinburgh, Glasgow or Inverness Rabbie’s will get you up close and personal with what makes Scotland so appealing to visitors.

Starting business in 1993 Rabbie’s Trail Burners Ltd. was the first Edinburgh-based small tour company to be awarded the Scottish Tourist Board 5-Star Award in recognition of their very high standards and is now the only one to hold this award.

Take a tour with Rabbie’s and you will see the best of Scotland from cities through towns to small villages and hamlets in out-of-the-way places. Lonely lochs, exquisite island beaches and the stark beauty of rugged mountains can be photographed and studied whilst your driver takes care of the route.


Nor is it simply a rushed journey along a few main roads. Rabbie’s prides itself on taking the route less travelled and stopping whenever a suitable photo-opportunity presents itself or a member of the local wildlife decides to make an appearance for a rare photo-shoot.

There will also be time to stop and get close to the life and history of places, mixing with the people for a real taste of Scotland and your knowledgeable guide will regale you with tales from bygone days and stories of the lives and characters who lived and loved in Scotland.

With a maximum of 16 like-minded passengers Rabbie’s offers more personal attention and gives you more time off the bus to mingle with the locals and their experienced guides and drivers have the knowledge to explore the lesser-known back roads and interesting places most tourists don’t get to see and will provide you with an unforgettable view of Scotland.


Operating almost every day of the week throughout the year Rabbie’s luxury minibuses cover all of mainland Scotland from the borders to the far north as well as the islands of Arran, Skye, Mull, Iona, Lewis, Harris and the Orkney Islands on tours lasting from one day to 17 days guaranteeing you a personalised Scottish experience. Overnight accommodation can be arranged for you but neither that nor any meals are included in the tour price.

Rabbie’s also offer short tours of their home town of Edinburgh with departures every 30 minutes from a stance at Waverley Bridge right next to Waverley Railway Station. Their open-top mini coach ensures you an uninterrupted view of Edinburgh’s famous landmarks such as the Scott Monument, Arthur’s Seat and Edinburgh Castle and is an excellent way for a first-time visitor to see the city.

Rabbie’s Trail Burners Ltd. is a national (UK) company and also offers tours of England, Wales and Ireland but I think I’ll stick to Scotland!




Main image courtesy Bernt Rostad/Flickr CC-BY 2.0 

Bill Kasman

Bill Kasman

A Scotsman born and bred I love to roam Scotland’s hills and wild places taking photographs and writing about my travels around the country and all things to do with my homeland.

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