Scottish tour operator Rabbie’s has introduced new tours that depart from Aberdeen and Manchester, and have added a selection of short tours departing from Inverness, Glasgow, Dublin and Edinburgh as well as doubling the choice of departures from London.
Small groups of up to 16 people can now enjoy three new day-tours from Aberdeen: Dunottar Castle & Royal Deeside; Loch Ness & The Highlands, and a Speyside Whiskey Trail.
Meanwhile the new offering from Manchester includes three-day trips to popular holiday destinations in Wales and Thee Peak District. Other additions to the programme include a three-day tour of Lewis and Harris from Inverness, a three-day tour of Mull from Glasgow, and a three-day discovery tour of the Isle of Wight’s ancient landscape, which departs from London.
Robin Worsnop, founder and Chief Executive of Rabbie’s said, “After the success of launching a departure point in Inverness, we felt ready to bring our ethical small-group tours to new parts of the UK.
“It’s the right time too – all reports are saying Manchester’s tourism sector is growing, and travellers are starting to discover the fantastic locations that lie on Aberdeen’s doorstep.”
Heather Reekie, Director of Marketing & Sales said, “When I first found out we were going to connect with the railway lines with our new package tours, I was surprised other companies weren’t already doing this. Travelling by rail is far quicker and more sustainable than using a car to travel long distances.
“We’re hoping a lot of locals in London will see these packages as a stree-free and affordable alternative to taking a flight, booking accommodation, and working out where to go in a rental car.”
Core to Rabbie’s business strategy, products and services is sustainability and corporate social responsibility, with a strong focus on rural and remote communities. By operating in small groups, Rabbie’s is able to access the back roads and provide affordable travel to make these remote communities accessible to visitors. The company also self-taxes £10 for every tonne of CO2 used; the money is then donated to support projects to preserve the local community and environmental projects.