Category: Bus Tours

Lothian Buses Open Day

I visited Lothian Buses Open Day at Annandale Street in Edinburgh for the first time because I knew Lothian Motorcoaches where going to be there 29/9/18.

I arrived at Annandale at 11:30am, Waiting in the queue to get in and i was not far from the entrance.

Having a look around the depot was very impressive seeing all the vehicle buses displayed  also getting information and tips about the services

My favourite part was when I got to Lothian Motorcoaches, it was great to finally meet both of the Coaching and Touring Manners (Willie Hamilton & Kevin Slater) also some of the team too.

Willie Hamilton Is a giant compare to me because he is so tall, i had to step back and look up hehe.   Should of asked Willie to get down on his knees and then he would be the same size as me, oh dam I wished i did PMSL oh well maybe next time huh.

Kevin Slater was very interesting to tell me a few things about there Tours coming up and a little bit about there service they provide at Lothian Motorcoaches.  Awwww thanks kevin, he is so adorable friendly bubbly guy.

What I’ve learned and seen from this service, has been fantasticalso to knew there improving things all the time to suit everyone needs and to show them an great experience  that they have not seen before.

Interesting fact about Lothian Motorcoaches, is that they have 10 double decker, 5 new 61 seat coaches, 3 x 50+ seat coaches and 2 x 16 seat new minibuses plus a lot of vintage vehicles.

Lothian Motorcoaches have there new Tour Brochure out now, to get a copy just visit one of Lothian Buses Travel Shops.

 

The out come of visiting Lothian Buses Open Day was really good and well worth the visit for a couple of hours.  Thank you Lothian Buses and the rest of the services.

Scittish Day Tour – Distillery Tour, Scone Palace & Viewpoint of the 3 Bridges

I went on a Scottish day Tour with Lothian Motorcoaches to the Distillery Tour, Scone Palace & Viewpoint of the 3 Bridges 7/9/18

When I got to Charlotte Sqaure early before the Coach arrived, this man walking towards me and said “im Douglas, the guide for the tour” i said “you forgotten something thing ___ your coach hehe” Douglas replyed “it will be here soon, i stay close from here and James is driving the coach”

 

When everyone boarded the Coach, we headed to our fist destination which was the  Distillery Tour (Famous Grouse Experience) this was very interesting to find out more of the Famous Grouse.   Could not take picture for policy regulations  but i learned so much anyways from our Guidr Diane at the Distillery Tour.

After the great experience from the Famous Grouse, we headed back on the coach to our sencond destination, which was Scone Palace.

This was amazing to see, having a look around inside the palace was huge and interesting to see everything displayed.  Could not take picturesin side for policy regulations.

After I took a look around there grounds outside, which was beautiful and relaxin.  Took a few photos, as you are allowed to do that.    Before leaving i saw an Owl called Haggis which was adorable.

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Next we are all heading to our final destination which was the Viewpoint of the 3 Bridges.  I’ve seen this so many times but it’s always great to come back to and see.

A massive thank you to James our driver & Douglas our Guide for making this day enjoyable, just perfect.

The outcome of this day trip was outstanding from start to finish once again, really spectacular and the more I go on Lothian Motorcoaches Tour, the more I get hooked on.  Yes I’m  definitely a big fan of theirs now 100% behind them.

Scottish Day Tour -Aviemore & The Cairngorms

I went on a Scottish Day Tour with Lothian Motorcoaches to Pitlochry, Avimore & The Cairngorms 14/8/18.

Everyone who was going on the Tour had to get the Coach at Charlotte Square, when the Coach arrived we met our Guide Scott and our driver Chris.

Our first destination was Pitlochry where we had a long walk round the Dam, bouncy bridge and the main street then we headed back to the Coach. It was amazing walk, just what I needed to warm up in the morning hehe also the views of it was great.

Our second destination was The Cairngorms where we got the train to the top of the mountain, which was pretty cool as I’ve never done it before.


Once we got to the top of the mountain, the view was totally magic. A bit of drizzly of rain but it started to come good with the sun coming out.

After seeing the the view, we went in the cafe to get something to eat before heading back on the coach to our final destination.

Because of the weather with the rain, there was a change of place, instead of going for a walk in the Heritage, we went to House of Bruar. Having a look around and buying chocolate fudge and having a cup of coffee was nice but the weather turned out nice when we were at the Cairngorms so I was disappointed we didn’t change to having a walk in the Heritage afterall.

The outcome of the day Tour was incredible from the start to finish, my best thing of the day was The Cairngorms, just the thought standing on top a mountain looking a the view was just amazing.

Well recommended to visit and have that great experience. Can’t wait to visit sometime in the future.

Scottish Day Tour – Fife Coastal Trail

I went on a Scottish Day Tour – Fife Coastal Trail with Lothian Motorcoaches 2/8/18.

The coach picked us all up at Charlotte square, just round the corner from Fraser’s (top of Princess Street) we started getting introduced to Scott our Guide for the day also James as he was showing Graham directions as it was his first day driving this route Round Fife.

We were heading of to St Andrews where it was very nice walking around passing a Golf Course, St Andrews castle, St Andrews Cathedral, University Square Park and also had a cup of tea before heading back to the Coach.

Our next location we were heading to was Kingsbarns Distillery Visitor Centre which was pretty cool getting shown round by Kate our Guide. Learning a lot about ins and out  of whisky, we also seen a small video clip and had a wee dram taste at the end.

Heading back to the Coach to our final destination was Anstruther where we had something to eat out side looking over to the boats.

Overall it was just amazing day, really enjoyed ever minute of it. It’s true what people say that St Andrews is a lovely place to visit. Thank you to Scott, Gramham and James for making this day tour so perfect for us all.

Edinburgh Bus Tours

I went on the Edinburgh Bus Tours to see more  of Edinburgh that I might not came across before.  It was very interesting plus I actually learned a few things going round the city.  I am from Edinburgh for 4 years and when you life somewhere, you tend not to explore the place because you live they, I’m glad I took some notice in the hometown I life in.

Edinburgh Bus Tours are well recommended and ideal to explore the City of Edinburgh and to learn so much about the Old Twn/New Town of Edinburgh.

If your visiting Edinburgh for the first time, you will be impressed with the history of the Capital Historic city and with the scenic views from the open tops.  .

There is so much to see from Edinburgh Castle, National Museum of Scotland, Our Dynamic Earth, Royal Yacht Britannia and so much more, something not to be missed.

Edinburgh Bus Tours  has 3 Tours buses and the green Edinburgh Tour has a Live Guide and the bue Majestic Tour has earphone.   There is 14 stops that you can top off/on the location.

The bus stop will show you a sign with Edinburgh Bus Tours on it, if you don’t see it, that means the Edinburgh Bus Tours won’t stop there.

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Majestic Tour – Blue Tour Bus

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Edinburgh Tour – Grean Bus Tour

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CirySightseeing Tour – Red Tour Bus

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For more information on Edinburgh Bus  Tours please visit there site  CLICK HERE