Guided Tours - of Scotland
day tours from glasgow and edinburgh
day tours from edinburgh and glasgow
Guided Tours of Scotland

Autumn / Winter: 10% discount on November / December 2019 tours* 
Winter 2020: 20% off January and February tours by booking now!!*
Spring / Summer 2020 & 2021 tour bookings being taken now - book now to guarantee your preferred dates!

Private Driver & Guide Service
Customized, private touring  by minivan, including; day tours from Glasgow & EdinburghHighland touring, tours of Scotland, island hopping trips & multi-day tours of Scotland or even a Grand Tour of the British Isles, lasting anything up to two weeks. I can create a personalized Scottish tour for you, or you can have a browse at some of my planned itinerary suggestions and day trips, such as Outlander Location Tours & NC 500 Tours, all with flexible schedules to allow for spontaneity and exploring!













On a private tour, which can begin and end at a location of your choice, I can  show you the off -the - beaten - track areas that the bus tours can't reach, such as Mull, Easter Ross, the Outer Hebrides and Shetland,  as well as the better known places such as Stirling, Loch Ness, Orkney, Oban, Glencoe and the Isle of Skye.  As a native Scot I take great  pleasure in showing  visitors around the country of my birth, offering a relaxed and informative approach to touring, which allows you to explore without worrying about time, logistics, missing anything, driving on the left etc


Booking Enquiry
Getting a quote and/or itinerary proposal for your private, escorted tour is easy, just email me at guidedtoursofscotland@gmail.com or fill out the tour enquiry form and I will take care of the rest, drawing up a personal itinerary unique to you. Tours of Alba, the gaelic name for Scotland, (and the rest of the British Isles) can begin or end anywhere in the UK or Ireland to provide you with the flexibility to make the most of your vacation. You can book your inbound and outbound airport transfers with me too, so that your Scottish holiday gets off to the best possible start.
 
Multi-day tours of Scotland can be anything from two days to three weeks, and for the longer trips can include parts of Ireland, England and Wales too. Start and end of tour locations are flexible, anywhere in the British Isles, to suit your travel itinerary, giving you the option of flying into one city / country and out of another. On a multi-day itinerary, depending on the duration, you would normally spend each night in a different location, although it is also possible on longer schedules to use one place as a hub for two, three or four night and day-trip out from that place each day.

With its proximity to the Highlands and Atlantic Coast, Scotland's largest city offers a plethora of options for day trips to the surrounding countryside. Loch Lomond National Park is only 45 minutes away and in two hours you could be enjoying the serenity of the Isle of Bute or the island of Arran, often called 'Scotland in Miniature'. Also within driving distance of Glasgow are; Oban, Inveraray, Glencoe, Perthshire, Stirling and Edinburgh.


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Situated on the East Coast, Scotland's capital city provides plenty of opportunities for day-trips to the surrounding area. Choose from a trip down East Lothian's 'Golf Coast' which could take you down as far as Northumberland, including Holy Isle and the castles of Bamburgh and Alnwick (aka Hogwarts!). Due south of Edinburgh lies the Southern Uplands and the Borders area, famous for its many abbeys. To the north is the county, or 'Kingdom', of Fife with castles galore and the beautiful small city of St Andrews. A little bit further north again takes you into the Perthshire Highlands and the Central Highlands of the Cairngorms National Park.

With so many whisky distilleries to choose from, 120 and counting, it is hard to know where to start. That's where I can help, by recommending a tour that will encompass a wide variety of different whisky styles, regions (there are six; Highland, Lowland, Island, Islay, Speyside and Campbeltown), logistics (some are easier to get to than others) and ages (some distilleries have literally just opened and some are centuries old). 

All of the tours that I provide are personalised and unique to those who book me - no two tours are the same. Firstly, I will ask you if you have any specific places that are on your must-see list and in addition I will ask if you have any specific interests to take into account, such as; whisky, hiking, photography, art, restaurants etc. Taking that information into account I will then incorporate it with my own suggestions of places to visit, logistics, recommended restaurants and hotels and build your customized itinerary from there.

Kind regardsGreg (your personal Scottish tour guide)


 " Dear Greg, I just wanted to write to let you know what a fantastic two days we had with you. For David to see his childhood home and haunts in such a relaxed way was something we will always treasure. I had always hoped that this would be the highlight of our trip but it so exceeded our expectations. We would like to thank you for the effort you put in to make those two days so memorable for us and especially David. The fact we were able to see everything we wanted to and extra was due to your research and planning and it was much appreciated. We have been singing your praises far and wide and hope this will bring you some more business. 
Thanks again. Annette and David McGinlay, Christchurch, New Zealand.



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* winter discount does not apply to the following dates 20 December 2019 to 5 January 2020 (inclusive)