The rating is from a 2-4, thus a 3.
Several things to note - in order of appearance before you spend 500+ dollars -
First, if you want to see Balmoral Castle - ask your driver to take you there first not last. We arrived after 4pm and had pre-purchased tickets but could not tour the castle (only the grounds) and could not receive the audio as they stop giving them out at 4:00 on the dot.
This left us with less one hour to take in the outside of the castle, which was the number one reason we wanted to do this tour.
Second, David is a nice but quiet guy who is a driver. He is not a tour guide. He offered very little spontaneous information about the castles or Scotland. If we asked a question he provided a short polite answer. This did not feel like a tour but a very long Uber drive.
Third, the Glamis Castle tour was led by a knowledgeable docent but this stop takes more than one hour if a cruise ship group is in line ahead of you. Our driver was not aware of this timing and reported he had never been on the tour! But it is well worth the visit.
If this tour day can be re-tooled and some Castle or Scotland facts can be provided beyond a basic wiki page, with the order of the trip reversed, it would be lovely!
Note 10-5 is not accurate.
You need to leave earlier and the your day takes 9 hours (with no extra stops) not 7 hours.
It’s a rushed day for even just 3 stops!