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Culzean Castle, Burns Country & the Ayrshire Coast Small-Group Tour from Glasgow provided by Rabbie's

Culzean Castle, Burns Country & the Ayrshire Coast Small-Group Tour from Glasgow

Culzean Castle, Burns Country & the Ayrshire Coast Small-Group Tour from Glasgow
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Tour snapshot
Explore the birthplace of Scottish poet Robert Burns on a day trip from Glasgow
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
16
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Unless you hire a car, it can be difficult to get out of the city center and discover Glasgow’s surroundings. Tick off three of Scotland’s rural highlights without having to worry about car hire or navigation during a day trip from Glasgow that’s ideal for history buffs. Plus, luxury Mercedes transport ensures your comfort.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Letting someone else drive allows you to enjoy the scenery
  • Enjoy personalized attention from your guide in a group limited to 16
  • Benefit from the insider knowledge of a guide
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Letting someone else drive allows you to enjoy the scenery
  • Enjoy personalized attention from your guide in a group limited to 16
  • Benefit from the insider knowledge of a guide
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2250AYRSHIREG
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned mini-coach
  • Small group tour (max 16 people)
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Admission fees
  • Entry/Admission - Culzean Castle and Country Park
  • Entry/Admission - Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont St, Glasgow G2 3NW, UK Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont Street, Glasgow G2 3NW (Tours will depart from a stance located between Stances 23 to 32).
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Min. age 5 years old. We do not accept children under the age of 5 years.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before departure
  • Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • In order to retain the integrity of the tour and try to ensure that all our customers have the best possible experience, we do cap bookings from any one party to 8 passengers.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Culzean Castle & Country Park – We reserve tickets for you. If you want to visit this attraction, please purchase your ticket whilst on tour.
  • Robert Burns Museum and Cottage - We reserve tickets for you. If you want to visit this attraction, please purchase your ticket whilst on tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned mini-coach
  • Small group tour (max 16 people)
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Admission fees
  • Entry/Admission - Culzean Castle and Country Park
  • Entry/Admission - Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
Departure details
  • Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont St, Glasgow G2 3NW, UK Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont Street, Glasgow G2 3NW (Tours will depart from a stance located between Stances 23 to 32).
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Min. age 5 years old. We do not accept children under the age of 5 years.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before departure
  • Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • In order to retain the integrity of the tour and try to ensure that all our customers have the best possible experience, we do cap bookings from any one party to 8 passengers.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Culzean Castle & Country Park – We reserve tickets for you. If you want to visit this attraction, please purchase your ticket whilst on tour.
  • Robert Burns Museum and Cottage - We reserve tickets for you. If you want to visit this attraction, please purchase your ticket whilst on tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jun 8, 2022
A note from Culzean Castle, Burns Country & the Ayrshire Coast Small-Group Tour from Glasgow
Government guidelines strongly recommended that you wear a mask on public transport and in crowded places. Masks are available onboard our mini-coaches should you wish to wear one. Important: Please be aware that some attractions and other venues may require visitors to wear a face mask.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Buchanan Bus Station
    Killermont St, Glasgow G2 3NW, UK
    Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont Street, Glasgow G2 3NW (Tours will depart from a stance located between Stances 23 to 32).
    See address & details
  • 1
    Culzean Castle and Country Park
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Whitelee Windfarm
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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William W
Las Vegas, NV2 contributions
Rabbies did a great job. On a rainy weekday, they showed up with a very nice bus and educating / entertaining driver and took just 5 of us on the tour. Not sure how they made any money, but it was certainly a great day for us. Culzean castle was a really nice surprise and one of the best castle grounds we ended up touring in both Scotland and Ireland. We saw some of Ayr city as well, and the guide added a lot of local knowledge (and musical entertainment) to make the trip memorable. Would book again.
Written July 4, 2022
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Stuart S
London, UK183 contributions
We had an excellent day tour here with Rabbles from Glasgow, with a leisurely tour of the castle by the ocean, and a wander through the gardens. Then visited the Robert Burns Museum and Old Kirk in Alloway (inspiration for his most famous poem Tam O' Shanter), and enjoyed the beautiful scenery of the Ayrshire countryside with our knowledgable and genuinely kind guide Callum. Well worth the trip, even saw a Scottish wedding going on at the Brig of Don pub.
Written September 5, 2021
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Wuachu
Ascot, UK22 contributions
We were there with the dog. I was a bit disappointed when we arrived and had to pay £27 (family of 4) to enter the country park while the Castle and the kids area was closed.

Even with that I had to say we spent the whole day walking around. The views are just breathtaking. The dog loved it too.

I definitively would recommend 100%
Written August 29, 2020
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Elaine A
3 contributions
I did this tour recently with my mum, It was a birthday gift for her from myself and my daughter. Our tour guide for the day was Cameron, and he was an excellent driver and guide who very knowledgeable about the tour.
My mum and myself had a fabulous day. Culzean Castle was absolutely stunning, and if you had more time to spend there you could probably spend a day exploring the grounds as well, as there are so many other things to see and do. I would recommend the Home Farm cafe also for a bit of lunch.
On leaving the Castle we headed down the Ayrshire coast, and stopped of in the little town of Dunure where we also got to see the remains of, Dunure Castle which was also quite stunning in it's own way. And from there we headed off to Burns Country, (Alloway the birth place of Robert Burns), where we had the choice to go into the visitors centre or do our own thing. Cameron our guide did point out places of interest for us to look at, for example, Alloway Auld Kirk, Brig O'Doon and the Burns memorial garden and tower, all of which I would highly recommend to go and see .Overall it was as fantastic day especially for my mum who totally enjoyed herself.
Written June 29, 2022
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Ange
2 contributions
What a fantastic place. We spent a sunny day there on 23rd August 2021 , having driven from our accommodation in Ayr. We arrived at 1030 to visit the Castle and grounds . It was lovely and quiet early on , easy to park with different parking spots around the Estate if walking is a struggle. Walking round the castle we were almost alone and met a really informative male volunteer upstairs who clearly loved being there . When we came out of the castle , many more people in the huge grounds with the beach, walled garden , swan lake , deer park, children’s fantastic play area and much more….
We walked round the Estate and after 4 hours ate at the cafe . Food lovely. Really we could have stayed in the grounds until it closed , it was great. Felt the place was special .The beach was so peaceful . We are very glad we decided to go. If you have children take a picnic and rugs to sit on anywhere round the Estate. You’ll have a great day. Dog lovers also clearly enjoy it.
Written August 25, 2021
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madysgrammie
Seattle, WA14 contributions
We boarded our mini-coach right on time outside of Parish Hall in Glasgow, only a 5 minute walk from our hotel. There is no Rabbie's office there, but you will see other buses lined up on the street. Our guide was delightful - sharing stories, songs and his vast knowledge about the area. We loved seeing the wind farm, Culzean Castle, the ruins of Dunure, the beautiful coast, Robert Burn's homestead, Brig o'Doon, and more. It was our second day in Scotland and were so pleased with this Rabbie's tour and especially with Alistair!
Written August 8, 2019
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Richard James P
4 contributions
The seat of the Kennedy clan and once a retreat for President Eisenhower, the castle is historically and architecturally interesting. The magnificent setting is a plus.
Written October 5, 2019
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Bruce S
2 contributions
What a great way to spend a day in the beautiful Scottish countryside. ALLISTAIR is the best guide ever! There was ample time to enjoy each stop and he gave us excellent tips on what to see at each place.
Then he gave us a personal tour around the famous bridge and and Robert Burns monument.
A perfect small coach tour!
Bruce and Linda
Written August 22, 2019
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Cat A
Toronto352 contributions
Couples
It's our first time with Rabbie's and because of the very excellent tour guide, Iain, it made us a committed Rabbie's fan. Iain is exceptionally knowledgeable, passionate about his job and eager to communicate this to his passengers. He has prepared what is almost a presentation consisting of music and his narrative, like a radio show. Each stop he made was explained and the group shown what to do where to go. He is very professional and thorough and is one of the best tour guides we have encountered in our twenty years of travel over 5 continents. The stops he made were all meaningful so we got to see more of the countryside than listed on the itinerary.
Written June 22, 2018
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Hi there, Thanks so much for choosing to travel with us, we're really pleased that you had such a great time and are now committed fans! Hopefully this means that we will get to welcome you back again one day! Kind Regards, Aimee
Written July 3, 2018
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peter h
2 contributions
Rip off most of the castle is a hotel and the main reason for going is now behind a glass panel of a desk and a couple of chairs in the Eisenhower suite .
Written July 2, 2021
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Rabbies_Aimee
It sounds as though your feedback is for Culzean Castle, and not for our tour to the Ayrshire coast which you have reviewed here . If you joined our sightseeing tour and have any feedback about this, please do let us know. Many thanks, Aimee
Written July 5, 2021
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Great history
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Just what I needed. So many great views and so much covered in 11 hours. Lots of great chat, banter and music from
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Lots of Fun
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Great one day tour - must do!
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The Highlands are beautiful and Bobby is the sweetest
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A wonderful way to experience Scotland's rich history and beautiful places.
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Best way to see Scotland in a day!
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EXCELLENT TOUR
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Very accessible one-day tour of some Highland highlights
We spent a very enjoyable day with Grant, who was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour! Sure, we woul
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An exceptional tour from Rabbies delivered by our tour guide Cameron.
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Outlander fans will love it
James was a great guide. If you love outlander, you’ll love this tour. I’ve only watched a few episodes but the tou
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Wonderful trip
Though Stormy weather kept us from making the ferry crossing to Iona, we had a wonderful trip. Ben, our tour guide,
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