Scotland
Scotland

Scotland Tours

For an amazing walking or cycling tour in unforgettable scenery, check out these exciting tours of Scotland. From the capital city of Edinburgh on the Firth of Forth to the northern Highlands, this country is full of adventurous experiences with a perfect mix of wilderness, history, and civilization. Guided and self-guided tours are available for both walking and cycling tours and are the ideal way to immerse yourself in Scotland. Book either a day tour of Scotland or a multi-week adventure exploring the lochs, islands, glens, and incredible mountains of this scenic country.

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  • Tour the Scottish Isles of Arran, Islay, and Jura by bike
  • Watch for unique wildlife, including birds and sea creatures
  • Visit whisky distilleries and attend a tutored whisky tasting
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  • Hike to some of the Scottish Highlands’ most scenic locations
  • Zip between remote Scottish Isles on a zodiac boat
  • See the impressive Grey Mare’s Tail waterfall
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  • Savour the Great Glen Way as you walk through the staggering Highlands
  • Appreciate the layers of history blanketing this 118.5 km trek
  • Encounter a collection of famous natural attractions
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  • Marvel at the beauty of Loch Lomond
  • Enjoy walking in the pretty Scottish Countryside and along stunning lochs
  • Spend your evenings exploring charming Scottish towns
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  • Cycle around the legendary Loch Ness
  • Visit historic towns and villages in the Scottish Highlands
  • Develop your mountain biking skills with help from a coach
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  • Walk some of the best routes in 4 different national parks in England and Scotland
  • Hike to some of the UK’s best overlooks for spectacular views
  • Learn about the history and culture of Scotland and England
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  • Discover the dramatic coastline stretching across Scotland’s north
  • Come across several lighthouses overlooking the sea
  • Encounter notable historic ruins and landmarks
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  • Ride through the spectacular Cairngorms National Park
  • Take a guided tour of Glamis Castle
  • Explore the best of Scotland’s natural and cultural highlights
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Scotland Guided Tours

Signing up for a Scotland guided tour is more than just having someone to show you the way. Your knowledgeable, friendly, local guides are a wealth of information. They’ll accompany you throughout your holiday and share stories of local folklore and interesting geological history, and introduce you to welcoming locals. They’re there to support you when you need it, answer questions, and take care of all of your logistical needs, giving you an entirely stress-free and enjoyable holiday.

Scotland Self-Guided Tours

Adventurous travelers also have the option to book a Scotland self-guided tour for a little extra freedom and more privacy. While you won’t be accompanied by an expert local guide the entire time, you will have everything else that the guided tours offer. These include arrangements for all logistics, including luggage transfer between inns, pre-planned itineraries, and assistance that’s just a phone call away. You’ll be able to take some side trails, enjoy more time in that one spot you fall in love with, and skip spots you’re not connecting with. This is something you simply can’t do on a guided tour.

Scottish Highlands Tours

Long, narrow lochs, waterfalls, castles, and endless mountains define Scottish Highlands tours. The Highlands have so much to offer for different people that it's difficult not to find an activity that you enjoy. Whiskey connoisseurs can make a stop at one of the many distilleries on their journey, and amateur historians will have plenty of sites to enjoy, like the 4,000-year-old Clava Cairns rocks, the Battlefield of Culloden Moor, and the 13th-century Blair Castle. The valley of Glen Coe is one of the most scenic in Scotland, a stop along the West Highland Way, but also accessible on shorter day hikes. Explore the shores of the many lochs in the area from the water via a kayak or canoe rental. You'll want to make sure you set aside time for Scottish Highlands tours during your visit to Scotland!

Scottish Island Tours

After the Highlands, Scottish island tours are often one of the top highlights for any adventurer visiting Scotland. The Isle of Skye immediately comes to mind, accessible by just a short bridge. This northern paradise offers tours for walking, cycling, and climbing, and is amazing for nature lovers. This island is ideal for spotting puffins, whales, deer, and eagles, just to name a few. You may even spot a dinosaur if you’re lucky, in the form of ancient footprints walking across the many sedimentary areas that give this island the moniker of the Dinosaur Isle. The Outer Hebrides are just beyond the Isle of Skye, which you’ll take a ferry to, exploring small fishing villages frozen in time, ancient stone circles, and spotting even more wildlife. Scotland’s other small islands will fill up even more time for exploration; all you need to do is check out the tours available!

Scotland Walking Tours

There are numerous remarkable Scotland walking tours to choose from based on your physical ability and available time. Scotland’s National Trails are some of the best in the entire United Kingdom. One of the most scenic is the West Highland Way, a 100-mile tour starting in Glasgow and ending in Fort William with an option to climb Ben Nevis. This trail, like Scotland’s other walking tours, passes beautiful glens, ascends ridges with amazing views, and takes you around beautiful lakes. Where the West Highland Way ends the Great Glen Way begins, a slightly shorter walking tour along the Caledonian Canal. Make your way to Inverness past the infamous Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle. These trails will give you a sense of wilderness by day while staying in comfortable inns at night with your friendly hosts, enjoying a pint with some fresh haggis to refuel for the next day.

Scotland Bike Tours

The undulating terrain can make a Scotland bike tour a challenging endeavor, but you’ll be rewarded by outstanding scenery, wildlife, and fascinating history for the effort! Bike tours in Scotland are usually enjoyed as guided or non-guided inn-to-inn tours, complete with luggage transfers every day and exciting itineraries. See all of Scotland cycling from Inverness, in the Highlands, along country roads, and through the wilderness, ending up in Edinburgh a week later. If you'd rather cycle the coast, book a tour on Scotland's North Coast 500 route. This route also takes one week but takes you past spectacular coastal scenery, including the northernmost point in Scotland, waterfalls, and scenic lochs. To get a taste of both coasts and the interior Highlands, try pedaling a coast-to-coast route that will take you through Cairngorms National Park and along Loch Ness.

Scotland’s Scenery

Scotland’s scenery is some of the most beautiful in the United Kingdom, if not all of Europe. Riding along country roads and trekking through the Highlands will expose you to endless mountain views, take you through lush forests, past waterfalls, and around countless lakes. Scotland’s glacial heritage is immediately evident in many different parts of the country where the large sheets of ice have carved out valleys and left massive scars next to the rivers and fjords they created. Ruins of old castles evoke feelings of romantic fantasy, a feeling only strengthened by Scotland’s natural scenery.

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