Custom and Private Tours
Private Tours ~ General Description & Steps
Book your tour in advance: It is best to book your tour at least 6 months in advance or earlier if possible.
We book your *accommodation, plan the itinerary, cover all transport and guiding from the meet point until return.
*Accommodation costs are not reflected in the amounts below. A nice quality B&B will usually be £90 to £120 per room per night double occupancy.
Typical private tour prices start at:
£225 per person per day for groups of 6 adults or more
£300 per person per day for groups of 4 adults (and upwards for fewer people)
Tours are available from 1 day to 2 weeks long.
Any of the regular tours can act as a model for your own tour or you can
create yours from scratch ~ see tour ideas below.
We offer tours in Scotland, the Scottish / English Borders.
We provide discretion and confidentiality for guests who are normally in the
Note: If you are 4 people or fewer and our custom tour prices are not within your budget, we recommend you join one of our fabulous pre-schedulde tours. They're small groups of 'Scotland loving people' who come along for the same reasons as you.
How to Enquire, Request & Book a Private - Custom Tour
Important: When you fill in the 'Private Tour Enquiry', you must provide the number of guests / the dates or a definitive date range / how many days & and nights you'd like. Without these, we can not give you a quote.
Use the "Make A Private Tour Enquiry" see button below.
We give you some initial feedback on your wish-list to check it's all possible within the time. We give you an approximate cost with any cost-options to consider. We provide a general outline based on your requests. At this point, we do not give a fully planned itinerary. (It would be equivilent to giving you the restaurant recipes!)
Now that you know the general outline, you book and pay a deposit (£200pp) through a link we send you. Note: Tour dates are not held until the deposit is received.
We do further tour planning then finalise your tour contract, covering the final cost and the main itinerary points we've agreed.
You agree the contract by paying the balance. We then plan the tour in detail.
We keep in contact with you, sending packing lists, relevant information and
things of interest to whet the appetite.
On the first day of the tour we pick you up at the meet-point for a great adventure full of the
expected and hopefully some pleasant surprises.
Scotland is an array of beauty ~ Let us help you explore it. Discover the fantastic places with us that others are sadly missing. Be adventurous and skip the overcrowded places like Skye and Loch Ness. Put on your travelling shoes and leave the tourists behind for this journey. Let us help you create an experience with depth and quality of places.
Gardens & Castles tour (available in summer months)
Locations Note: We do not stay on the Isle of Skye. We can stay nearby and provide only the southern end of Skye as a day trip when logistically possible with your location requests. However, the rest of Skye has become extremely overcrowded and unmanageable, over priced and sadly, littered, therefore we are not currently providing 'tours to Skye'. We will re-evaluate this in a year. There are so many other fantastic parts to Scotland beyond Skye and Loch Ness ~ come explore them with us!