8 Best Tours In Scotland - Updated 2023

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Scotland has a rich vibrant history but you might only have a week to enjoy that beautiful country and soak in all of its historical atmosphere. From munros to castles, how can you fit all the sites that you want to see in such a short time? The wise tourist knows that the best way to see Scotland is to find the best tours that guide a visitor through the important sites without wasting their time. Here is a list of the best of the best tours in Scotland.

1. From Edinburgh to Glasgow

Newark Castle mansion
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See the heart of Scotland as you travel from the capital, Edinburgh to Glasgow. This 7-day tour takes you through the heart of Scotland and lets you explore a total of 9 destinations, giving you the total Scottish experience. Don’t be alarmed at the price of the tour, as it includes accommodation and meals!

Bonnie Scotland

Price: from 1,535 USD / 1176.79 GBP

Number of Guests: 1

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2. The Skye is the limit

Isle of Skye
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This tour will bring you to the Isle of Skye and make you not want to come back. Visit castles, beautiful lakes and mountains on this 3 day tour that covers 9 destinations. Once you have visited this Scotland highlight, you will not want to go anywhere else.

3 Days of Skye

Address: Skye, Scotland

Price: from 214 USD / 164 GBP

Website: 3 Days of Skye

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3. A Scottish journey to castles

Edinburgh Castle Autumn
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Nacckers used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Take a breathtaking tour of Scotland’s majestic castles. This tour brings out the best that Scotland has to offer as it takes you from the city to the mountains to the sea and Scotland’s lochs. You can’t ask for a better tour of the country.

A Scottish Journey - Castles

Address: Edinburgh Scotland

Age Range: 40 - 90

Price: from 2,807 USD / 2,152 GBP

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4. The monster within: Skye, Highlands & Loch Ness

Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness, Inverness, Scotland (17101840068)
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Giuseppe Milo used under CC BY 2.0

If you wanted to see the Loch Ness monster, then this is the tour for you. The starting point of the tour is in Edinburgh, taking you to the land of the myth where you can determine if the legend is true or not. Also, you will be able to view the picturesque highlands as you debate the monster’s existence.

Skye, Highlands & Loch Ness

Address: Loch Ness, Scotland

Price: from 158 USD / 121 GBP

Age Range: 5 to 99

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5. The land & the sea: Scottish Highlands & Islands

Scottish Highlands
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To get a better picture of Scotland and Scottish life, one must take a trip through the Highlands and then venture to the sea. Great cultural rewards await those who like adventure and want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the Scottish cities. Explore the rural nature of Scotland and se the whole picture of the country.

Scottish Highlands & Islands

Address: Highlands Scotland

Price: from 2,983 USD / 2,287 GBP

Age Group: 3-99

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6. Go West Young Man: Western Lochs Scotland

Source: Photo by Flickr user Richard Szwejkowski used under CC BY-SA 2.0

This 7-day tour takes you to the western shores of Scotland as well as winding your way through the Scottish highlands. This tour is designed for the hiker in the family and may not be for everyone. For 1,256 USD (963 GBP) you get meals, accommodation, and transportation making this a very convenient and relaxing tour when you are not out there trekking through the hills of Scotland.

Western Lochs & Highlands

Address: Western Lochs Scotland

Price: from 1,256 USD / 963 GBP

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7. See the world from Scotland: 5 Day Best of Scotland tour (from USD 1.0)

See the World
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This wonderful 5-day adventure brings you to the top of the Scottish Highlands where you can see the world. The wonders of Scotland unfold for you as you travel through the beauty this country has to offer.

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5-Day Best of Scotland Experience from Edinburgh

Duration: 5 days

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8. The Harry Potter Special (from USD 943.0)

Ride the Rails
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Take a ride on the Harry Potter train as you experience the wonders of the Isle of Skye and the Scottish Highlands. This 3-day journey will whisk you away from your daily grind and plant you in a world of fantasy as you explore Scotland and its beauty.

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Highlands' Isle of Skye, Hogwarts Express 3-Day from Edinburgh

Duration: 3 days

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A few words

Any one of these excursions will deliver the beauty of Scotland and provide you with an experience you will cherish for a lifetime. Great for that romantic getaway, honeymoon, or family affair, these tours have everything you need. Some of the tours allow you a choice in accommodations, so look at the details before you book and make sure you get the right hotel or B&B that meets your needs.

You will get over your fear of monsters once you visit Loch Ness or your fear of heights once you scale the Scottish Highlands. Enjoy a little fantasy and ride the train that Harry Potter rode or just relax on the Isle of Skye.

The breathtaking beauty of the country will astound you. You will be amazed at how so much beauty can be contained in such a small country. Each tour is specially designed to maximize your enjoyment and bring you the best that Scotland has to offer. Forget the pyramids and the Eiffel Tower, come to Scotland to have the vacation of your dreams. The variety of tours allows you to customize your vacation or quick getaway and gives you the trip you always wanted.

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