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Scotch Whisky Winter Tours

Go Scotland ToursAs we prepare for 2019 Go Scotland Tours will still be offering a limited amount of tours for those travelling to Edinburgh, Glasgow or Inverness in the cold winter months. Scotland’s landscape changes throughout the season so don’t miss out on the opportunity to see the snowy mountains and glistening lochs. A perfect time of year to escape the crowds and grab a wee dram of whisky on one of our distillery tours. Join one of our group tours from city centre or hire a private guide for your own personal tour experience of Scotland in the winter.

Keep up to date on tour offers in Scotland with the Go Scotland Tours Newsletter. We will let you know new tours being offered from all different types of themes in all parts of Scotland. Very often we will have specials that we post on our Facebook PageTwitter, and Blog. So make sure to follow if you haven’t already!

Scotch Whisky Winter Tours

Warm your insides up by hoping on one of our whisky day tours this winter. Go Scotland Tours can arrange one of our proffessional tour guides for a private tour with a tailor-made itinerary. Hear about the fascinating history of Scotland’s famous spirit and how in modern times it has become a strong industry. See the process from the barley to the cask to the glass. What is your favourite whisky? Maybe we have a tour that goes there.

Our Edinburgh Highland Whisky Tour has become a popular way to experience whisky, a castle, and the highlands in one day. We start with a visit to Deanson Distillery which is based just outside Stirling. A unique distillery which is inside a converted mill. Deanston’s Virgin Oak Whisky is one of the only Scotchs that ages in a first use cask. From here we make a quick visit to Doune Castle otherwise known as Castle Leoch in Outlander but before then it was Swamp Castle in Monty Python. Enjoy lunch in a traditional Scottish Pub before your scenic drive through the Highlands. Then the Famous Grouse Experience will be our last whisky stop.

From Inverness or Aberdeen you can go to the popular Speyside Whisky region on a private tour. Speyside has the most concentration of whisky distilleries in Scotland which makes it very easy to see 2 or 3 in one day. Our tours can take you to the most popular whiskies such as Glenfiddich and Glenlivet. Tailor-made bespoke private tours can also be arrange to such distilleries as Macallan, Aberlour or Benromach. Experience the sweet Speyside whisky and beatiful highlands in the winter.

Other private whisky tours available include Auchentoshan and Glengoyne from Glasgow, and Edradour Distillery and Blair Castle from Edinburgh.

Or you could join a group for a whisky tour from Edinburgh, Glasgow or Inverness.

Edinburgh Group Tours

Discover the capital of Scotland and it’s medieval streets on a walking tour of the Royal Mile. Keep out of the cold and rain and decend to the underground of Edinburgh and hear the chilling tales and ghost stories.

Edinburgh group tours continue to run in the winter time. Such day tours as Loch Ness, Loch Lomond/Stirling Castle, Rosslyn Chapel/Dunfermline, Hadrians Wall/Borders, Wallace/whisky tour and more.

Day Tours from EdinburghDay Tours from Edinburgh– Full day Scotland tours from Edinburgh going to Loch Ness, Highlands, Stirling Castle, Scottish Borders, Rosslyn Chapel. Also Half day walking city tours of Royal Mile and Edinburgh Underground.

New for 2019 – Group Tours from Aberdeen

New for 2019 we will be offering regular tours from Aberdeen city centre. Tours to Dunnotar Castle, Royal Deeside, Balmoral Castle, Speyside and more. Please check back with us soon for more details.

Shore Excursion Tours from Scotland

Go Scotland ToursLet our guides at Go Scotland Tours take you on a fun filled and historical interesting day tour from a cruise port in Scotland. We offer Scotland Tours from all Edinburgh ports such as South Queensferry, Newhaven, Rosyth and Ocean Terminal (Leith). As well we can pick you up from Greenock near Glasgow and Invergordon near Inverness. You can either join one of our regular group tours or have a privately guided tours of Scotland from you cruise ship.

Keep up to date on tour offers in Scotland with the Go Scotland Tours Newsletter. We will let you know new tours being offered from all different types of themes in all parts of Scotland. Very often we will have specials that we post on our Facebook PageTwitter, and Blog. So make sure to follow if you haven’t already!

Shore Excursion Tours from Edinburgh

For 2018 Go Scotland Tours are offering a unique opportunity to join a small group tour from South Queensferry for a tour of Edinburgh city and castle. The tour will be guided by a Qualified Blue Badge Guide from the Scottish Tourist Guide Association. This will include a personal walking tour of Edinburgh Old Town and Castle. But before headed to Edinburgh we will head to the mysterious Rosslyn Chapel which is renowned for it’s Templar Knight connections and used in the Dan Brown movie, The Da Vinci Code. This is a small group tour of no more than 15 people. Book now as this tour has limited availability. See our tour online for more details and dates.

If you prefer a more personalized tour or your ship is in Edinburgh on a date the regular tour does not run we also have a selection of private tour. The private guided tours include an Edinburgh Panoramic, Royal Yacht Britannia, the haunted underground vaults or St Andrews “Home of Golf” and much more. We can also custom tailor a tour if you have something else in mind. See our tours online or contact us for more details.



Shore Excursion Tours from Greenock (Glasgow)

Go Scotland Tours will continue to offer the popular group shore excursion from Greenock, near Glasgow. On this tour you will have a chance to visit the mighty Stirling Castle with views of the Wallace Monument. The a scenic Highland drive to the Trossachs and along the Duke’s pass for lunch in Aberfoyle. After lunch we then head to the Bonnie Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond before returning to your cruise ship. Visit the website for more details.

You can also hire a private guide from Greenock no matter what your group size is. We have access to a range of different sized vehicles for every touring purpose. Our qualified guides can take you on a city tour of Glasgow and/or to a distillery near by for a whisky tasting. We have a selection of suggested itineraries to choose from or you can tailor make your own tour.


Private Tour to Stirling Castle, The Trossachs and Loch Lomond from Greenock Cruise Port

Private Tours from Greenock Cruise Port– Private City tours of Glasgow, tours to Whisky Distilleries, scenic highland tours, Inverary Castle and much more.



Shore Excursion Tours from Invergordon (Inverness/Highlands)

From Invergordon Go Scotland Tours will still be offering a Group Tour for most dates a cruise ship will be at port. Enjoy a tour to the scenic highlands and the famous Loch Ness with it’s friendly monster “Nessie”. Take walking tour of the historic Culloden Battlefield to here the fate of the Jacobites. Then see the near by standing stones of Clava Cairns. Topping the day off with an exclusive tour of Brodie Castle. Go to the tour online for more details.

Private tours can also be arranged from Invergordon cruise ship port. Our suggested tours include Classic Highlands and Inverness, Dunrobin Castle and a whisky tour. Or you can custom make your own be-spoke tour, contact us for more details.




Private Tour to Dunrobin Castle and Dalmore Distillery from InvergordonPrivate Tours from Invergordon Cruise Port– Private guided Shore Excursions from the Highland cruise ship port of Invergordon near Inverness.



Customer Reviews

See some of our latest customer reviews for private tours of Scotland…

“This is a must do tour! Micheal, our guide was informative, personable, engaging and accommodating. We would highly recommend the tour! There was so much important and significant history of Scotland contained in the tour, things that I never imagined! WELL WORTH THE EXPENSE! „
Ronald Wentzel from United States

“I cannot say enough about how fabulous our tour was of the Scottish Highlands. Our guide Andy Plews made this not only an enjoyable and unforgettable trip, he made it so interesting my mother and I both are committed to continuing our own research into the Scottish Highlands and the Clans that thrived there so many years ago. Andy filled every minute with factual descriptions of how life was back in those days as well as colorful stories of the different clans and their individual members history. He is an amazing guide and a wonderful person. All in all it was a fantastic trip and I would close in saying if you are considering going to Scotland and you want a trip that will leave you with nothing but unbelievable memories then ask for Andy Plews. „
Tim Evans from United States

“John was very prompt to Pick us up for our tour and was extremely knowledgeable! He kept us entertained with stories, facts, humor and poetry. We felt safe with his driving and he squeezed in extras when he could. I would highly recommend! „
Celeste Rind from United States

“My husband, daughter and I had the pleasure of going on this tour. Mike O’Rourke was absolutely wonderful. He adjusted our trip based on our interests and was so knowledgeable and friendly. I would highly recommend using this service. We got to see Scotland in a much more personal way than with a larger group tour. We would do it again without hesitation. „
Nancy Marvel from United States

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Go Scotland Tours Winter Discounts

Come visit Scotland this Winter with Go Scotland Tours. For a limited time we are offering discounted tours from Edinburgh, Inverness and Glasgow. Take a short break to the Highlands and Discover Loch Ness and hear the stories of the most famous monster in Scotland. Experience the Isle of Skye and Fort William on one of our guided tours.

Take a break in the Capital of the Highlands with daily tours from Inverness to the Highlands. A complete tour of Loch Ness, day tour to Glen Affric, Speyside Whisky tour, Cairngorms National Park, then take a trip to the stunning Eilean Donan Castle.

From Glasgow we offer a half day tour to Loch Lomond and Glengoyne distillery as well as a half day tour to the Kelpies and Falkirk Wheel.

The tours below are being offered at a 10% discount until March 1, 2018…

From Edinburgh

Loch Ness and Inverness Highland Capital Tour from Edinburgh (2 Days / 1 Night)

Isle of Skye and West Highlands Landscape Tour (4 Days / 3 Nights)

From Inverness

The Complete Loch Ness Day Tour from Inverness (Full Day – 7 hours approx)

Loch Ness and Glen Affric Tour from Inverness (Full Day – 7 hours approx)

Cairngorm National Park and Speyside Whisky Tour from Inverness (Full Day – 9 hours approx)

Torridon, Applecross and Eilean Donan Castle Tour from Inverness (Full Day – 11 hours approx)

Speyside Whisky and Moray Firth Tour from Inverness (Full Day – 9 hours 30min approx)

From Glasgow

Loch Lomond and Whisky Distillery Half Day Tour from Glasgow (Half Day – 5 hours 15min)

The Kelpies and Falkirk Wheel Half Day Tour (Half Day – 4 hours approx)

Scotland Tours 2017: Edinburgh and Beyond

Go Scotland ToursExplore Scotland from Edinburgh in 2017 with Go Scotland Tours.Over the winter we have been working hard writing a vast range of itineraries and tour options for visitors to Scotland. We have introduced many ways to discover the wondrous city of Edinburgh with full and half day tours. On a private tour you can escape the large groups with your own personal guide. Go beyond Edinburgh on an island hopping adventure and Scottish Highlands tour.

Keep up to date on tour offers in Scotland with the Go Scotland Tours Newsletter. We will let you know new tours being offered from all different types of themes in all parts of Scotland. Very often we will have specials that we post on our Facebook PageTwitter, and Blog. So make sure to follow if you haven’t already!


Full Day Private Guided Tours from Edinburgh


From Edinburgh come with Go Scotland Tours on a day our discover the sights of the Edinburgh and it’s surroundings. Take an adventure to the top of Arthur’s Seat for panoramic views of the city and it’s surroundings. Then discover the underground mystery of Gilmerton Cove; is it a Secret Drinking Den? Witches Coven? Secret Meeting Place?
Private Tours of Scotland
Go Scotland Tours also offers many different options to taste the Spirit of Scotland. Tours to distilleries with extensive whisky tastings. You can combine the distilleries with some local sights or make a full day dedicated to whisky. These distillery options included Glenkinchie Lowland Whisky or Highland Whiskies of Deanston, Glenturret (Famous Grouse) or Edradour.

If whisky is not your thing then delve deep into the history of Scotland on a Real Braveheart Tour. Explore Stirling Castle and then climb tower of the Wallace Monument to learn about our national Heros. There are many other castles and historic homes we can visit from Edinburgh such as the Blair Castle in the Highlands and Glamis Castle the Queen Mother’s childhood home. Or take a trip to the future and present of Scotland to see the amazing Falkirk Wheel and the giant steel horse heads of the Kelpies.

In 2017 we are changing our focus to the tailor-made private tours but some of these sights are also included in Scheduled tours if you would rather join a group.


Private Tours from EdinburghPrivate Tours from EdinburghPrivate guided tours in Edinburgh with official blue badge guides. Driver guided tours of Edinburgh surroundings and private walking city tours of the Historic Royal Mile. Bespoke and Customisable tours of Scotland.


Half Day Tours of Edinburgh New for 2017

New for 2017 Go Scotland Tours have introduced a range of shorter half day tours from Edinburgh. This is perfect for those who have limited time or would rather have the remainder of the day free to explore Edinburgh.
Half Day Tours in Scotland
On a short morning or afternoon tour from Edinburgh we can discover some Scottish historic castles. Stirling Castle was built by the great Stuart Kings and has an intriguing Renaissance Palace within it. The grand home of Hopetoun House is just outside the city. On the ground of the Hopetoun Estate is Midhope Castle featured in Outlander as Lallybroch. Also not to forget the unique designed Rosslyn Chapel built in the 15th century. After take a short walk through the glen to see the ruins of Rosslyn Castle, ancient home of the Sinclairs.

There are many different ways to discover Edinburgh on a half day tour. Walking tours give you an in-depth insight into the history of the Old and New towns. Guided walking tours also go to Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace. These are available as both private and group tours.


Half Day Tours in ScotlandHalf Day ToursIntroducing short half day guided tours from Edinburgh and Queensferry cruise port. Private city tours of Edinburgh Old Town and half day tours to Stirling Castle, Linlithgow Palace, Hopetoun House, Rosslyn Chapel and more.


Edinburgh Shore Excursions

Our guides at Go Scotland Tours are also more than happy to pick you up from your cruise ship when at the ports of South Queensferry, Rosyth, Leith or Granton. Full and half day tours of Edinburgh. Extensive panoramic tours of Edinburgh New and Old Towns. See such attractions as Edinbrugh Castle, Holyrood Palace and the Royal Yacht Britannia. Or have the afternoon at your leisure for some shopping on the Royal Mile. We can also offer St Andrews on a 5 hour half day tour from Queensferry or Rosyth. While most of these are offered as private tours there is also a regular group tour available.


Shore Excursions: Tours from Cruise Ports in ScotlandCruise Shore ExcursionsPrivate tours and regular excursions on the selected cruise ports in Scotland of Greenock (Glasgow), Invergordon (Inverness) and South Queensferry (Edinburgh).
Group Tours also available.


Highland and Island Tour Experiences in Scotland

We have had such a great time taking our guests to the highlands and isles of Scotland we have decided to offer a variety of customized tours. See the mountainous misty Isle of Skye and then an Atlantic adventure to the forgotten islands at St Kilda. Go west and take a trip to the Isle of Arran to see Brodick Castle, Arran Distillery and the amazing landscape. For those whisky lovers take a journey to the peat filled isle of Islay. Combine this with nearby island of Jura or see Campbeltown and Springbank distillery. Below are a few links of new and updated tours we’ve added…

Isle of Skye 3 Day Tour
Skye and St Kilda 4 Day Tour
Islay Whisky 3 Day Tour – Short Break
Islay Whisky 4 Day Tour – Long Break
Islay and Campbeltown 4 Day Tour
Islay and Jura 4 Day Tour
Isle of Arran 3 Day Tour
Speyside Whisky Private 3 Day Tour
Speyside Whisky and Loch Ness Private 4 Day Tour
Private Tour to Orkney 5 Day Tour

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