The only way to beat the booze bus and high volume of RBT line ups around the Highlands is to leave your car at home if you’re going to drink.

There are grave dangers associated with imbibing and getting behind the wheel. Indeed, if you do drink and drive in the Highlands, be prepared to get caught. The police here are vigilant and good on them for being so, I say.

In any case, with myriad options to shuttle you around, there’s no need to take your car on any alcohol-included adventure.

From The 05 Club to organised cellar door tours, nearly every driver you encounter is a long time Highlands local. So, you may even be regaled with some colourful local history. What a way to beat the booze bus!

Beat The Booze Bus With A Grand Day Out

This wine tour company offers gourmet food and wine tours with an on-board chef as your  guide. Join a scheduled tour or book a private outing.

The 05 Club

This efficient mob operates as a private taxi service. They also offer wine and food tours, with two 13 seater vans and a luxury 21 seater passenger coach for larger groups.

Highlands Chauffeured Hire Cars

This company can arrange private wine tours to some of the best cellar doors in the area. They can even throw in art galleries, antique shops, open gardens or other scenic areas.

The Highlands Tour Co. 

Specialising in local tours, this company offers a new themed expedition each month. Indeed, it is a unique and fun way to beat the booze bus. With specific tours of wineries, breweries and restaurants, you’ll also enjoy samplings from local liquor producers.

The Grape Escape Southern Highlands Wine Tours
This team can tailor your tour to your needs, desires and time frame. They can also can come up with a package so you can forget about decision making. Either way, you’ll be far from disappointed. They can also arrange tours around annual events in the Highlands, such as Brigadoon at Bundanoon, Tulip Time and the Food and Wine Festival.

Highlands Food and Wine Tours

Eat, drink and let someone else drive you home.  Explore olive oil farms, go truffling, unearth an array of incredible cellar doors or enjoy tasting plates at a restaurant or two.

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