Private Tours Of Scotland

Our team provide private tours of Scotland that include enchanting castles, breath-taking scenery, the world’s finest whisky distilleries, majestic mountains, fairy-tale stories of battles and romance all wrapped in a bespoke private tour. An experience like no other.

Our experienced team of tour designers have an extensive knowledge of Scotland and we pride ourselves on crafting the most enchanting and luxurious travel packages.

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    All of our tours are fully bespoke – customised to suit your tastes and requirements.

    Our experienced team of private tour designers have extensive knowledge of Scotland’s hidden treasures and pride themselves on creating the most delightful bespoke itineraries to give our guests inspiration. We can cater for any group size, large or small. Our list of destinations is a long and glittered list of gems, each offering and experience that only inspire and treat our guests to wonderful memories, including Scotland’s finest hotels, historic venues, traditional whisky distilleries, scenic driving routes, awe-inspiring landscapes and majestic golf courses. Our private tours of Scotland will take you to both the tourist hot spots and the hidden gems.

    Luxury Private Tours Of Scotland

    An eye for detail and care for our guests is what defines our private tours at Private Tours Scotland. From a day trip to 14+ day tours, we are Scotland’s tour operator of choice. Our experience lies in creating private tours to meet your exact specifications. An off the rack suit or dress may fit you but nothing is going to fit you better than a custom-tailored version that is measured down to the inch. From your initial enquiry, we will acquire all of the key details needed to craft a beautifully tailor-made private tour itinerary to cater to all of your needs. The experience is just as much about the journey as the events and tourist attractions. From start to finish, our private tour packages in Scotland include assigning you with a private chauffeur tour guide to escort you swiftly to each destinations. We can guarantee you will never forget your bespoke tour of Scotland

    Full-Service Scottish Private Tours

    Join us on a journey that will rewind the clocks and take you to the very heart of Scottish folklore. Get in touch below and receive your customized Scotland private tour to create long-lasting memories with you and your loved ones

    Our specialist team of tour designers will share their extensive knowledge of Scotland and craft a bespoke private luxury tour package that will create an unforgettable adventure.

    Travel in Style & Comfort

    Travelling in luxury and comfort is prerequisite one of Scotland's leading tour operators. It’s the small things on a private tour that make the difference from an enjoyable holiday to an outstanding one and so our approach is simple. The journey is just as important as the resorts and events. We have an outstanding fleet and private chauffeurs here in Scotland, that will escort you to each destination in style and comfort. In addition to an expert private chauffeur driver we can include an experienced tour guide for the duration of the trip. The tour guide will take your round each venue, enriching your experience with historic knowledge and legendary tales of the past We provide a wide range of tours including whisky tours, walking tours, golf tours, city tours, sightseeing tours guided tours ,tours of the Scottish highlands and more. A Scottish tour with Private Tours Scotland is laced with stunning scenery, fine cuisine, local culture and an in depth exploration of this beautiful country.

    Mercedes Vito (up to 5 people)
    Mercedes V-Classes (up to 6 people) - optional luggage trailer
    Mercedes V-Classes (up to 6 people)
    Mercedes Sprinter (8 people)
    Mercedes Sprinters (up to 16 people)
    Executive Coach (29, 37 or 49 seats)

    Ultimate 10 Day Luxury Scottish Tour

    Enchanting castle. Medieval folklore. Serene Scottish Highlands. Legendary Scottish whisky.

    This 10-day ultimate luxury Scottish tour will take you on a magical journey through the most breathtaking destinations in Scotland, giving you a unique insight into the different cornerstones that make up the proud Scottish identity.

    Just like the Scotch, this is a blended experience that includes a mixture of history, whisky, wildlife, and Highland exploration, all wrapped in luxury.

    Itinerary Overview

    Arriving in the medieval city of Edinburgh, you will immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of history and medieval legends. You will begin your Scottish journey by visiting the city’s crown jewels, including the Scott Monument, Holyrood Palace and The Royal Mile.

    You will then take a day trip to the heart of Scotland where some of the bloodiest and most iconic battles were fought in The Wars of Independence.

    This historical insight will then transition into a geographical one, where you will travel to the beautiful West Cost of Scotland to witness some of the most inspiring landscapes that have been carved into the Scottish countryside.

    Despite the enchanting beauty of the Scottish west coast, the true majesty of Scotland’s awe-inspiring landscapes lies further north in the legendary Highlands.

    Here you will witness the picturesque Scottish mountains, steeped in tradition and folklore. Nestled deep in the Highlands are the traditional whisky distilleries where you will discover the secrets behind Scotland’s famous spirit.

    Indulge in this private Scotland tour that will immerse you in the very fabric of Scottish culture and treat you with memories that will last a lifetime.

    Luxury Accommodation

    The Balmoral. The Isle of Eriska Hotel. Benderloch. The Marmalade Hotel. This glittering list of luxury hotels is la crème de la crème of Scottish hospitality, offering a stunning blend of elegance and comfort that will envelop you from the moment you step through the door.

    Each of these world-renowned hotels has a unique style and character, with a different history, a different charm, and a different story that will give you a glimpse into the rich heritage and culture of Scotland.

    But all of these hotels have one characteristic in common – they share an unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional service and unparalleled luxury.

    The Culinary Experience

    This Scottish tour offers a unique culinary experience that will allow you to taste traditional Scottish dishes, including haggis, neeps, and tatties, and our hearty fish and chips. Each dining experience will spoil you with a wide selection of beverages that will add to the luxury experience.

    Throughout your journey, you’ll have the opportunity to dine in some of the country’s finest restaurants, including Michelin-starred establishments, where talented chefs will serve exquisite dishes made from their secret cooking recipes.

    Romantic Tour of Scotland

    Embark on a romantic coastal tour of Scotland, where you will be swept away by the mesmerizing natural beauty, fascinating historical landmarks, and rich cultural treasures that await you at every turn.

    From the picturesque seaside villages to the rugged cliffs through to the pristine beaches, you and your loved one(s) will create unforgettable memories in the charming towns and cities that embody Scotland’s deep-rooted traditions.

    Itinerary Overview

    This private tour of Scotland begins in the beautiful and romantic city of Edinburgh, where you will visit the city’s most iconic landmarks, including the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, and Calton Hill.

    Next, you will be chauffeured to the Kingdom of Fife and visit one of the most majestic golf courses in the world, St Andrews.

    You will then escape to the beautiful Cairngorms and further north to the tranquil Scottish highlands where you will uncover hidden gems as you explore ancient castles, roam windswept shores, and discover the country’s unique cultural heritage.

    This tour is designed to be a magical and unforgettable journey, taking you on an adventure through one of the world’s most captivating and beautiful countries, and giving you memories that will last a lifetime.

    Luxury Accommodation

    Indulge in the luxurious hospitality of some of Scotland’s most prestigious hotels where you will experience the warm, welcoming service of the locals. From the grandeur of historic castles to the modern elegance of boutique hotels, each location will provide you with a luxurious and personalized service that will make you feel right at home.

    Unwind in luxurious guest rooms, indulge in exquisite cuisine, and relax with spa treatments that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. These will be the special moments when you and your loved one will wind down together and reflect back on a romantic day full of unforgettable experiences, creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

    The Culinary Experience

    Prepare to go on a culinary journey that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you wanting more. Savour the finest local produce, from freshly caught seafood to prime Scottish beef, and indulge in an array of exquisite dishes that showcase Scotland’s rich culinary heritage.

    You will dine in famous restaurants, some of which are located in historic castles, where you will be treated to world-class cuisine prepared by some of the country’s most talented chefs. It’s the champagne culinary experience that will spoil you with an exquisite drink selection and breathtaking views of some of Scotland’s most beautiful sights.

    The Ultimate Scotch Whisky Tour

    Set off on an exciting journey through the heart of Scotland’s whisky country where you will visit some of the most famous whisky distilleries in the world. In this private tour, you will discover the whisky-making process of each distillery which follow their own special recipe that’s been passed down since as early as the 18th century.

    From the peaty drams in Islay to the fruity aromas in Speyside through to the salty coastal malts in the Highlands, the Ultimate Scotch Whisky Tour promises an immersive experience that will live long in the memory.

    Itinerary Overview

    Starting in the medieval city of Edinburgh, you will travel through stunning Scottish landscapes and visit some of the most prestigious and traditional whisky distilleries such as Glenlivet, Glenfiddich, and Talisker.

    Along the way, you will sample a variety of whiskies, from peaty Islays to smooth Speysides and discover the history andrich culture of Scotland’s national drink. The magic of a whisky tour lies not just in the sampling of different whiskies, but also in the stories and histories behind each distillery.

    By learning about the unique techniques and traditions of each distillery, you will gain a deeper appreciation for the complex flavours and personalities of different whiskies – it’s the stories that add to the character.

    This is one of our highest in demand private tours of Scotland because it provides you with a unique opportunity to uncover the heritage of Scotland’s national drink. Whether you are a seasoned whisky drinker or a curious beginner, this tour is the perfect way to experience the best of Scotland’s whisky culture.

    With expert guides, luxurious accommodations, and unforgettable experiences, the Ultimate Scotch Whisky Tour is a must-do for anyone who loves whisky and Scotland.

    Luxury Accommodation

    This private tour offers a truly luxurious experience, with accommodation that is both comfortable and stylish. Each hotel has been carefully selected to ensure that you have the perfect base for your whisky adventure.

    Upon your arrival, you will be chauffeured to the Machrie Hotel & Golf Links where you will wind down in their luxurious spa.

    On Islay, you will stay in a luxurious hotel that overlooks the sea, offering breathtaking views of the island’s rugged coastline. The hotel’s elegant rooms and high-end amenities will ensure that you feel pampered and relaxed throughout your stay.

    In the Highlands, you will stay in a charming country hotel near the Cairngorms National Park. Surrounded by stunning scenery, the hotel offers a peaceful retreat after a day of distillery tours and tastings where their cosy rooms and warm hospitality will make you feel right at home.

    In Edinburgh, you will stay in a centrally located five-star hotel, where you can enjoy the city’s rich history and culture. The hotel’s elegant rooms and luxurious amenities will ensure that you’re well-rested and ready for the days ahead.

    The Culinary Experience

    No private tour of Scotland is complete without an exquisite culinary experience. The Ultimate Scotch Whisky Tour by Private Tours Scotland offers a diverse gastronomic adventure that showcases traditional Scottish cuisine and modern twists on classic dishes.

    Guests will enjoy a traditional Scottish breakfast, private whisky tastings with gourmet dinners that feature locally sourced ingredients and fresh seafood, and a seafood lunch paired with a selection of Islay whiskies.

    Throughout this private tour, guests will also sample local delicacies and artisanal products, such as Scottish shortbread and handcrafted chocolates. The tour’s expert guides and chefs ensure that guests have a memorable and authentic experience that highlights the best of Scotland’s culinary culture.

    Deluxe 8 Day Tour of Scotland

    Private Tours Scotland’s Deluxe 8-Day Scotland Tour is a well-rounded and immersive journey that highlights Scotland’s rich culture, history, and natural wonders. This all-inclusive package offers a wide range of activities throughout the country, providing guests with a deep understanding and appreciation of Scottish culture.

    On this tour, you will visit iconic landmarks that are steeped in history, go on private walking tours to uncover some of Scotland’s bloody history and venture deep into the Scottish Highlands where you will experience true serenity.

    History. Culture. Natural beauty. You will experience it all and leave with a rich understanding of Scotland’s heritage, as well as unforgettable memories that you will share with your loved ones.

    Itinerary Overview

    The tour begins in the stunning Scottish capital, Edinburgh, where you will explore the city’s iconic landmarks such as Edinburgh Castle, Calton Hill, and the famous Old Town. You will have a private guided tour across the city where your guide will take you to the heart of Edinburgh’s bloody past.

    Next, you will be taken on one of the most scenic driving routes in the country, from Loch Lomond to Glen Kinglas through to Glen Croe. Here you will be immersed in deep tranquillity as you take in the breathtaking views of some of the world’s most stunning scenery.

    But there is more to come. You will then eventually venture north, to the Scottish Highlands and visit the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct, the train bridge that connects Harry Potter to Hogwarts. Activities include a ferry trip from Mallaig to Armadale, country walking and a visit to the Glenfinnan Monument.

    You will then experience the magic of Skye where you will visit the Fairy Pools and discover the stunning natural beauty of this rugged island before ending the trip once again in the beautiful Scottish Highlands.

    Luxury Accommodation

    This private tour offers a truly luxurious experience, with accommodation that is both comfortable and stylish. Each hotel has been carefully selected to ensure that you have the perfect base for your whisky adventure.

    Throughout the tour, you will stay in a mix of 5-star hotels, Victorian estate houses, and cosy but opulent lodges, each carefully selected to provide the ultimate in luxury and comfort. The accommodations are located in some of Scotland’s most picturesque and iconic settings, from the bustling city of Edinburgh to the remote wilderness of the Highlands.

    The hotels and castles offer a range of amenities, including fine-dining restaurants, spas, and fitness centres. You will be able to relax and unwind after a day of exploring Scotland’s rich cultural heritage and natural beauty in the comfort of their luxurious accommodations.

    The tour also provides guests with the opportunity to experience the warm hospitality and rich culture of Scotland. The accommodations are designed to showcase Scotland’s unique heritage and provide an authentic Scottish experience that guests will cherish for years to come.

    The Culinary Experience

    The Deluxe 8-day tour of Scotland will give you a chance to explore Scotland’s finest cuisine from, traditional Scottish fare to modern fusion dishes. The tour takes guests on a culinary journey across the country, showcasing the diverse and rich food culture of Scotland.

    You will dine in a variety of different establishments, ranging from the Balmoral’s prestigious Number One restaurant to the famous Torrish restaurant nestled in the Highlands, through to organised luxury picnics in Oban.

    By the end of the trip, you will have sampled the best of Scotland’s culinary offerings while experiencing the warmth and hospitality of the Scottish people.

    Bucket List Golf Tour of Scotland

    Set off on a unique journey that promises to take you through some of Scotland’s most picturesque golf courses. This is one of our most popular luxury private tours of Scotland because it combines the ultimate golfing experience with the chance to discover the stunning beauty of Scotland’s landscapes, including its rugged coastlines, famous lochs, and picturesque villages.

    From Ayrshire’s Golf Coast to Gleneagles through to ‘The Home of Golf’, St Andrews, you will create unforgettable memories in one of the most immersive golf tours of Scotland.

    But the experience goes just beyond the greens: you will also experience the very best that Scotland has to offer, from indulging in its world-renowned culinary scene to magical whisky tours to staying in historic castles steeped in history, this trip promises an unforgettable journey.

    Itinerary Overview

    Your tour will tee off in the historic Glenapp Castle where you will wind down in 5-star luxury before embarking on your golfing adventure. You will then have your first swing at a golf club at Trump Turnberry in one of the most scenic golf courses in the world.

    But there are many headline acts to come. The star-studded list also includes Gleneagles, The King’s Course,  Kingsbarns, Carnoustie, and Castle Stuart. In between, hitting birdies in these iconic courses, you will also be treated to a tour of the legendary Dalwhinnie Distillery to discover that’s been producing whisky since 1897.

    And of course, you will experience a fine dining experience that will spoil you with a variety of exquisite dishes overlooking the stunning Scottish landscape. Your last swing of a golf club will be on the prestigious Royal Dornoch, where you will end your tour with a birdie before flying out from Inverness.

    Luxury Accommodation

    Expect luxurious hospitality from the moment you arrive on one of our most exclusive luxury private tours. You will be treated to sumptuous hospitality at a glittering array of award-winning and historic hotels, with the historic Glenapp Castle being just the beginning of what’s in store.

    Many of these hotels come equipped with spas, pools, and immaculate gardens, providing you with the perfect setting to unwind and reflect on your adventures in comfort.

    At the heart of the hospitality experience, is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the different stories that have moulded the character of these hotels, some of which go as far back as the early 19th century.

    From Glenapp’s 5-star hospitality to the legendary Old Course Hotel through to the tranquil setting of the Ness Walk Hotel, you will feel right at home in some of Scotland’s most iconic hotels.

    The Culinary Experience

    Along with your golf tours throughout the country, you will experience a fabulous gastronomic adventure where you will delight your taste buds with the finest of Scottish cuisine.

    This private tour places a strong emphasis on luxury, offering you the chance to dine in a diverse range of environments, each with its own distinct recipes, personality, and charm.

    From the prestige of Michelin Star to the warm intimacy of the Bothy restaurant through to Forgan’s rustic comfort, you will experience the true taste of Scotland’s rich culinary traditions.

    Historic Outlander Themed Tour

    Rewind the clocks and take a deep dive into Scotland’s rich history through the lens of the Outlander. This will be a magical journey that will take you to the battlegrounds, castles, and locations that have shaped Scotland into what it is today.

    And of course, you will visit some of the places where Outlander was shot, allowing you to relive some of your favourite moments from the show and immerse yourself in the historic Edinburgh Old Town.

    Whether you’re an Outlander fan or simply a lover of history and culture, this tour promises to be an unforgettable adventure that you will cherish with your loved ones.

    Itinerary Overview

    The tour begins in Edinburgh where you will explore the city’s treasures and bloody history with your bespoke walking tour guide. You will visit Edinburgh’s most iconic landmarks along with some of Outlander’s filming locations.

    After visiting the breathtaking Hopetoun House, you’ll be chauffeured to Stirling, where you will delve into the heart of Scottish history by exploring the battlegrounds of one of its defining battles. This was where William Wallace and Robert the Bruce fought in the Wars of Independence that you may have seen in Braveheart and Outlaw King.

    While the tour is primarily focused on Scotland’s rich history, you’ll also have the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the country’s vibrant culture.

    This includes a visit to Scotland’s oldest whisky distillery, as well as an exploration of the breathtaking Scottish Highlands, allowing you to experience the natural wonders and unique customs of this historic country.

    Luxury Accommodation

    The Historic Outlander Themed Tour offers a range of luxurious accommodation options to suit your needs and preferences. From five-star hotels to charming guesthouses, you will have the opportunity to stay in some of Scotland’s most stunning and historic properties.

    In Edinburgh, you’ll stay in a luxurious five-star hotel located in the heart of the city. This elegant and stylish property offers all the amenities and comforts you could wish for, including spacious rooms, fine dining, and a range of leisure facilities.

    As you travel through Scotland, you will have the opportunity to stay in a stunning Victorian mansion, a Castle Hotel, and secluded 5-star accommodation in the Highlands that provide you with breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.

    From start to finish, these properties have been carefully selected for their character, comfort, and hospitality, allowing you to experience the warm welcome and personal touch that Scotland is famous for.

    Each accommodation is designed to provide you with a truly luxurious and memorable experience, allowing you to relax and unwind in style after a day of exploring Scotland’s rich history and culture.

    The Culinary Experience

    As you stay in Scotland’s finest hotels, you will experience an exceptional assortment of Scottish cuisine where you will have the opportunity to savour a wide range of flavours and experiences.

    But what also makes this one of our most popular private Scotland tours is the variety of different dining experiences on offer. This ranges from cosy family-run eateries to exclusive restaurants led by renowned chefs, providing you with the opportunity to enjoy a variety of culinary delights on this tour.

    Scotland Private Tours - Frequently Asked Questions

    Although tipping in Scotland is not compulsory, choosing to tip in restaurants is generally seen as polite and can be used as a kind gesture to demonstrate your appreciation of the quality of their service. Although around 10% is seen as the standard tipping rate, if the service has been of a premium standard then don’t hesitate to leave more. Bear in mind that this is entirely up to you and that there is not much of an expectation for you to do so.

    Bartenders serving drinks in bars and pubs in Scotland don’t expect to be tipped by customers, although these are always welcomed. With regards to tipping your walking tour guides or driver tour guides, the same rules apply. Don’t feel obliged to tip but also don’t hesitate to do so if they have demonstrated a stellar service that has enhanced your holiday experience. However if you feel the service has been exceptional on your Scotland private tour then feel free to tip what you feel reflects the service.

    We accept all major credit and debit cards, including:
    - AMEX
    - VISA
    - MASTERCARD
    - MAESTRO
    This can be done online via our secure online system.
    We also accept payment via Wire Transfer or PayPal.

    Booking flights is not part of our private tour package. However, we are happy to advise you on the best routes available. Once you have touched down in Scotland, from start to finish, every aspect of your tour will have been organised and waiting to begin once your driver greets you at the airport.

    This varies from tour to tour, but generally speaking our  private Scotland tour offerings include:
    Accommodation
    Private Driver Guide
    Executive Vehicle
    All Excursions
    Tour Guides / Services of private local guides/guided tour
    Co-ordination and support / 24 h. assistance during the trip
    Your own Personal Tour Designer
    Customised Travel Itinerary
    Breakfast at all Hotels
    TAXES
    The tour cost  varies depending on the number of days, people, time of year and standard of accommodation.

    Bed & Breakfast will always be included in your private tour package, unless instructed.
    Our travel itineraries include lunch and dinner recommendations for you to choose from.
    Once you have decided on your preferred place to dine, a member of our team will contact the restaurant to reserve you a table.
    Lunch and dinner meals are generally not included within our package costs, unless of course specifically requested, we can arrange this.
    We can aslo accommodate special requests from travellers looking to have set menus and wines selected and pre-paid.

    This depends on how you react to the weather although the peak times for visitors in Scotland are between April and September. These sit during the colourful spring and summer months, when visitors are welcomed by warmer and drier weather.
    However, the winter and autumn months also offer their own degree of charm, with festivities aplenty and a variety of exciting events to experience.
    It is to be noted that Scotland has varying weather patterns that can sometimes be unpredictable, with the possibility of rain never being too far away. Mother Nature is a talented architect and has blessed Scotland with a beautiful landscape, filled with colour and natural beauty, which could only have been achieved with a little drizzle. 

    This depends on how you react to the weather although the peak times for visitors in Scotland are between April and September. These sit during the colourful spring and summer months, when visitors are welcomed by warmer and drier weather.
    However, the winter and autumn months also offer their own degree of charm, with festivities aplenty and a variety of exciting events to experience.
    It is to be noted that Scotland has varying weather patterns that can sometimes be unpredictable, with the possibility of rain never being too far away. Mother Nature is a talented architect and has blessed Scotland with a beautiful landscape, filled with colour and natural beauty, which could only have been achieved with a little drizzle.