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Private Day Tours from Aberdeen

Inverness Day Tour from AbedeenGo Scotland Tours offers private tours from Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. These bespoke tours are tailor-made to your request and group demographic. Catering to all types of travelers for any group size. From Individuals for VIP treatment, to small groups or larger groups, Corporate and Leisure. You can book these tours via their website at:

Below are some suggested 1 day tours. If you can’t find what you need please contact us at

Scotland Castle Country Private Tour
Privately guided tour from Aberdeen to Scotlands Castle Country. Today we visit two very different castles – Dunottar Castle, Crathes Castle and Falls of Feugh. >>See Tour Details

Royal Deeside Tour - Balmoral CastleRoyal Deeside and Balmoral Castle Private Tour
From Aberdeen we travel West following the River Dee see and hear about this historic Glen, a visit to Balmoral Castle, Highland Holiday home of Royal Family… >>See Tour Details

Loch Ness and Inverness Private Tour
Traveling in a small grouped tour from Aberdeen to Johnstones Cashmere, Elgin, Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, Inverness. >>See Tour Details

Speyside Private Whisky Tour
From Aberdeen we travel to Speyside Malt Whisky Country, Glenfiddich Distillery, Speyside cooperage and Speyside Whisky Tour from Abedeen
Ballindalloch Castle are some of the highlights of tour. >>See Tour Details

Private Whisky and Castle Tour
Aberdeen Whisky and Castle private day tour from Aberdeen we travel North from Aberdeen city, Glen Garioch Whisky Distillery and then the mystical Fyvie Castle. >>See Tour Details

Private Tour to Glamis Castle and St Andrews from Aberdeen
On this day tour from Aberdeen we visit Glamis Castle, the childhood home of Elizabeth, the Queen Mother and the home of golf St Andrews, University, Cathedral. >>See Tour Details

Aberdeen Private Walking Tour
Private Walking Tour of Aberdeen City. Starting from Harbour area, to Union St, Granite Mile, Marshal College, Old Aberdeen Private Walking TourAberdeen, Kings College, St Machars Cathedral >>See Tour Details

Aberdeen Private City Tour
Aberdeen City Tour takes you on a voyage of discovery of Aberdeen. Kings College, St.Machar Cathedral, Footdee Village, Aberdeen harbour, Duthie Park, Granite.. >>See Tour Details

We at Go Scotland Tours pride ourselves on providing a professional and enjoyable experience. All the guides we provide for these services are qualified by the Scottish Tourist Guide Association.


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Guided Walking Tours of Edinburgh Old Town, New Town and Underground Vaults

Put on your walking shoes and discover historic Scotland. Explore places you would not see on a coach tour; see behind the buildings, the closes and under the pavement!

Go Scotland Tours offers a unique experience with guided walks of Edinburgh’s Old Town, New Town and Underground Vaults.

Secrets of Edinburgh Royal Mile Walking Tour

Secrets of Edinburgh Royal Mile Walking Tour
Learn the secrets of Edinburgh’s historic past on this afternoon walking tour of the city’s famous Royal Mile. Secrets of Edinburgh Royal Mile walking tour

For a more personal experience hire a private guide for a Private Walking Tour of Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle

Hidden and Haunted Royal Mile Tour

Historic Vaults of Edinburgh Walking Tour
Visit the Edinburgh Underground Vaults. Witness the unaltered conditions in which real people lived, the notorious bodysnatchers. Historic Tour Edinburgh..

Edinburgh New Town Walking Tour

Hidden Georgian Gems – Edinburgh New Town Walking Tour (BRAND NEW!)
Historical walking tour of the premier street in Edinburgh Georgian New Town access to the finest interior features of some of George Streets famous building.

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Sailing Cruise Tours in Scotland

Whisky and Music Sailing Cruise Tour of West ScotlandBrand new for 2013 Go Scotland Tours is offering Sailing Cruise Tours of the west coast of Scotland. A unique opportunity to explore the waterways of Scotland on board the Flying Dutchman. With only 4 departures throughout the year make sure to book before the cabins dissapear. See the links below…

Whisky and Music Sailing Cruise Tour of West Scotland (Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights)
Departure Date: Sunday, September 1, 2013
Departure Point: Troon Marina

Sailing Cruise Tour of Scottish Highlands and Caledonian Canal (Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights) Sailing Cruise Tour of Scottish Highlands and Caledonian Canal
Departure Date: Sunday, September 22, 2013
Departure Point: Oban North West Pier

Arran, Islay and Northern Ireland Sailing Cruise Tour (Duration: 11 Days / 10 Nights)
Departure Date: Thursday, August 22, 2013
Departure Point: Oban North West Pier

Exploration of Scottish Western Isles Sailing Cruise Tour (Duration: 11 Days / 10 Nights)
Departure Date: Sunday, August 11, 2013
Departure Point: Oban North West Pier

Arran, Islay and Northern Ireland Sailing Cruise Tour

Scotland Tours Featured Pages

Go Scotland Tours Newsletter

Season greeting from Go Scotland Tours! It has been a great year and have met many wonderful friends from all over the world. This next year we have even more great Scotland tours in store for you. Much of the sights and landscape were a base for the popular animated movie ‘Brave’. Keep up to date on tour offers in Scotland with the Go Scotand 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 in which we post on our Facebook Page, Twitter, and Blog. So make sure to follow if you haven’t already!

Scotland Tours Featured Pages

For 2013 we will be introducing featured pages on themes and and destinations with information on special tour offers. To begin we have created city tour pages for Edinburgh and Inverness. A great resource for people taking a city break and want to discover the city and its surroundings

Inverness Tours

Come visit Inverness, The Capital of the Highlands, and stay a while. With a wide range of hotels and cosy B&Bs it is the perfect place to take a break. The highlands are full of culture, thrilling history and some of the most breath taking landscapes in the world. Inverness offers various options for full day tours from the city going in all directions. From a half day cruise tour to Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle, a full day Tour to the Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle, and to the wild Applecross. The intensive 14 hour tour to Orkney is a very popular attractions. New for 2013 there are now 3 day tours to both Orkney and the Outer Hebrides. Also there are now regular tour departures from Invergordon Cruise Port. See our Featured Inverness Tours Page >>

Edinburgh Tours

Whenever in Scotland on tour you will find yourself in Edinburgh at some point. The historic city of Edinburgh can be the start point for your grand tour of Scotland but is also a great place for a city break. It would take you more than a few days to discover this amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site. The open top bus tours are ideal for touring the city and there are six to choose from! The Royal Mile is a special place to visit, discover its secrets on a walking tour or go deep into its underground vaults for a haunting experience. You will also find many choices of excursions outside the city to choose from; Rosslyn Chapel, St.Andrew’s, Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and more. If you are looking to escape from the crowd we also can arrange private local tourist guides in Edinburgh. See our Featured Edinburgh Tours Page >>

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Invergordon Shore Excursion – Scheduled Tours

New for 2013 we are offering scheduled group tours for cruise ships from Invergordon Cruise Port. Join us on a unique tour discovering the highlights of Inverness and the Highlands. Including a chance to meet a real Nessie Hunter! After exploring the depths of Loch Ness we go to the capital of the Highlands, Inverness. After a chance to tour the city in your own way we go to Cawdor Castle, Culloden Battle Field and Clava Cairns. All the best highlights plus we’ve lined up luxury coach transportation (one of the finest coaches available in Scotland!). These great value tours are just £60 per person.

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Seats are limited so we reccomend to book in advance…

16th May – Caribbean Princess – 49 Seater Luxury Coach £60

22nd May – Celebrity Infinity – TCBC

1st June – Caribbean Princess – 49 Seater Luxury Coach £60

9th June – Caribbean Princess – 49 Seater Luxury Coach £60

12th June – Celebrity Infinity – TBC

19th July – Caribbean Princess – 49 Seater Luxury Coach £60

31st July – Caribbean Princess – 49 Seater Luxury Coach £60

12th August – Caribbean Princess – 49 Seater Luxury Coach £60

14th August – Celebrity Infinity – TBC

25th August- Caribbean Princess – 49 Seater Luxury Coach £60

4th September – Celebrity Infinity – TBC

18th September – Carnival Legend

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Inverness, Loch Ness and Scotland Tours 2012

Discover the wonderful world of the Scottish Highlands. With many more Scotland Tours available from various location throughout Scotland there is a grand variety of options. New for 2012 day tours from Inverness to sights such as Isle of Skye, Eilean Donan Castle, Applecross, Caithness, Whisky Tour and more. Multi-day tours to Loch Ness, Glencoe, the Highlands and Skye are also departing more frequently from Edinburgh and Glasgow. On this edition of Go Scotland Tours Newsletter we will update you on the various speciality Scotland tours available for 2012.

Regular Tours from InvernessRegular day tours from Inverness will be operating daily throughout the summer. Day tours that take you thorough some of Scotland’s most iconic scenery, past Loch Ness and Eilean Donan Castle reaching the Isle of Skye. Experience the scenic beauty on a tour to one of the remotest areas of Scotland, the Applecross eninsula. Journey over the Black Isle for some dolphin spotting by Moray Firth, monster spotting on Loch Ness and visit Glen Ord Malt Whisky Distillery. Tours from Inverness also going to the most northerly point on the British mainland of John O’Groats and excursions to Orkney Island. Also half day cruise tours to Loch Ness, and walking tour of Inverness – the Capital of the Highlands. For a personal touch you can hire a private guideto give you an in-depth experience of the highlands.

2 Day Loch Ness ToursA tour of Scotland and the highlands would not be complete without a visit to Loch Ness. Spend a night on the shores of Loch Ness for an extra chance to spot our beloved monster. Drumnadrochit is at the centre of Loch Ness and the place of the two visitor centres. Fort Augustus is consider the hub of Loch Ness and is where most of the cruises depart that are equipped with sonar which is needed on your hunt for Nessie. Inverness is also popular for these overnight tours, a great spot for nightlife you must check out a Ceilidh at the Hootananny. Other tour options exist such as a ride on the Jacobite Steam Train used in the Harry Potter Movie, Bonnie Prince Charlie at Glenfinnan Viaduct, and Eilean Donnan Castle which was the scene of The Highlander movie.

Combo Tours ScotlandCombo tours of Scotland are a great way to explore as much of Scotland as you can in one trip. Join us on a Scotland Island Hopping Adventure or Extravaganza! Scotland tours for up to 16 days on a journey along the western isles of Islay, Mull and Iona, Lewis and Harris, and more. These tours combine popular destinations like the Outer Hebrides and Orkney, The Whisky Coast Explorer, and even the Isle of Skye with the Lake District. An ultimate Scotch Whisky tour combo goes to Islay “the Whisky Isle” and the ever popular Speyside, a malt whisky heaven. These Scotland tours are not one continuous tour but two or more tours combined into one. This gives you a chance to meet more new travelling friends and the charming guides.

Start planning for your trip to Scotland now and contact a Go Scotland Tours representative!

Bute – Tourism Mecca of the Clyde

The beautiful Isle of Bute – often called “Scotland’s Madeira” – has been a hotspot for tourism for almost 200 years. For generations of Glaswegians, a trip “doon the watter” to Rothesay and other Bute resorts was the highlight of their year.

Isle of Bute TourSheltered by the long arm of the Mull of Kintyre, nestling into a fold of the rugged Cowal Peninsula, yet only 90 minutes from the centre of Glasgow, Bute’s mild dry climate helps to make it one of Scotland’s favourite tourist destinations.

No matter what sort of break you are looking for, Bute provides the ideal tourism package. Formerly a favourite residence of Scotland’s kings, the island abounds in historic buildings and remains. Split by the line of the Highland Boundary Fault, the contrasts in its scenery make it Scotland in miniature, a peaceful delight for the walker or cyclist. Long, wide sandy beaches offer the perfect seaside escape; while Rothesay, the bustling capital, provides evening entertainment galore.

Many tourists to the island are captivated by its ancient history. Inhabited for at least 10,000 years, Bute is full of easily accessible prehistoric remains. Burial cairns and standing stones, dating back to the Stone Age, are to be found all over the island, along with later Bronze Age tombs. From the Iron Age, a ring of hill fort sites surrounds the island, most notably Dunagoil in the south west, commanding spectacular views across the Sound of Bute to the mountains of Arran. Dunagoil was occupied into the early historic period, and was a principal residence of the ancient kings of Dalriada. Crannogs, or Iron Age lake dwellings are found in Loch Quien and Loch Dhu in the centre of the island

Isle of Bute TourNo tour of Bute would be complete without a visit to St Blane’s Chapel in the south of the island, less than a mile from Dunagoill fort. In the 7th century this monastery rivalled Iona as a centre for early Christianity in Scotland. Legend surrounds the origins of St Blane, but he seems to have been a native of Bute who was educated by monks in Ireland. On his return, some time around 600 AD, he founded his monastery in a secluded spot of outstanding beauty. The ruins of a 12th century church now occupy the mound which probably contained the original monastic church, but tourists can still see, around the foot of the surrounding cliffs, the traces of the ancient buildings of the monastery, along with the surrounding cashel, or precinct wall. The site still exudes a numinous air of calm and tranquillity.

The circular form of Rothesay Castle, dating back to the 12th century, is unique in Scotland. It has been the site of many a bloody siege, from its early days resisting the Vikings to Cromwell’s men in the 17th century. In the 14th century it became a major royal fortress, and the favourite residence of King Robert III. To this day, Prince Charles’s title in Scotland is Duke of Rothesay, marking the castle’s strategic importance as the guardian of the approaches to the Clyde.

Bute has been in the possession of the Crichton-Stuart family, Marquesses of Bute, since the 14th century. No tourist can leave Bute without visiting their magniificent home at Mountstuart, a few miles south of Rothesay. This astonishing Victorian Gothic house was built in the late 1870s, after its predecessor was destroyed by fire, and is a treasure trove of priceless works of art and splendid interiors. The landscaped and heavily wooded grounds make full use of the beautiful rolling country of South Bute.

Isle of Bute TourFor Bute’s countryside is a pure delight for the tourist. The Highland Boundary Fault, running from Rothesay through Loch Fad to Scalpsie Bay, separates the more rugged terrain of North Bute from the rich rolling farmlands of the south. The island’s manageable size – some 15 miles by 4 – makes it ideal country for the walker or the cyclist to explore, savouring the many-layered magic of its landscape. Particularly in the south, the tourist can appreciate the natural fertility of the land from the many working farms – indeed, the very name “Bute” may mean “island of corn”.

The island is surrounded by quiet sandy beaches. The village of Kilchattan Bay – now sleepy, but formerly a bustling resort in its own right – overlooks a spectacular arc of sands, while on the west coast Ettrick Bay, with its welcoming tearoom, was formerly connected to Rothesay by tramway. Scalpsie Bay further south is renowned as a spot for viewing gray seals.

Finally, Rothesay itself. Most of the present town was developed in Victorian and Edwardian days, when tens of thousands of tourists descended each summer for their annual holidays. People packed into every available space – look at the number of attic windows to be found – and those not lucky enough to find a room slept outdoors in the Skeoch Wood!

Isle of Bute TourEveryone arrived on one of the famous Clyde steamers. In their Edwardian heyday, dozens arrived and left each day, and the sight of two or more steamers racing each other to get in first to a vacant berth was by no means uncommon! Even today tourists can appreciate something of that atmosphere as they approach “sweet Rothesay Bay” on the ferry from Wemyss Bay; while the full effect can be enjoyed if they join the paddle steamer Waverley for a cruise, perhaps round the island and through the Kyles of Bute.

Two remarkable inter-war buildings can be seen from the pier. Just to the right, as you look at the town, are the Winter Gardens, now beautifully restored, with restaurant and cinema; while further round is the splendid art deco Pavilion of 1938 – still a focal point for entertainment and community. A recent major grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund will be spent restoring parts of the town centre to their full glory.

The Isle of Bute. Less crowded now that in its Edwardian heyday, so it is most unlikely that visitors will have to camp in the woods! But still full of natural beauty, fascinating history and the entertainment facilities of a major resort. No tour of Scotland is complete without spending time in the gem of the Clyde.

Article written by John Duncan

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Highlands, Islands and Whisky Tours in Scotland

Highlands, Islands and Whisky Tours in Scotland Scotland Tours. Scotland offers a diverse landscape from the picturesque highlands to the breathtaking islands. With more departures of small group tours of Scotland in 2011 you will have various chances to discover these unique destinations. A variety of whisky tours are available to the different whisky regions around Scotland such as Isle of Islay and the famous Speyside. For those looking to go to the far extremities of Scotland there are tours to the Outer Hebrides and Orkney… On this edition of Go Scotland Tours Newsletter we will update you on the various speciality tours available in Scotland for 2011.

Whisky lovers are in for a treat. Experience the popular whisky regions of Islay and Speyside on a small group tour of Scotland. Tour the Scottish island paradise of Islay; see its stunning scenery, ancient history, traditional culture and 8 of Scotland’s finest whisky distilleries. The Islay Whisky tour distillery visits can include the smoky and peaty Ardbeg, Laphroaig and Lagavullin (on the south coast), the lighter Bruichladdich (near Port Charlotte)Islay Whisky Tour Scotland – Laphroaig , Bowmore (the oldest working distillery on Islay), Kilchoman (the newest and smallest) and the biggest producer on the island; Caol Ila.

Around half the working distilleries in Scotland are in the Speyside Whisky region of the Highlands, but you will discover a lot more than just whisky on this tour. Ancient castles, sweeping valleys, majestic mountains and mighty rivers, all combine to offer you an unforgettable experience. You will learn why all single malts are different and how to recognise those differences. This Speyside Whisky Tour includes a selection of distilleries such as; Blair Atholl, Glenfiddich, Aberlour, Cardhu and The Glenlivet.

Get away from the crowds, experience local life and get a real “edge of the world” feeling on an incredible 5 day tour to the Inner and Outer Hebrides: wild, rugged landscapes and yet a place of tranquillity and calm. The Great Hebridean guided tour encompassing the Isle of Skye, Lewis, Harris, the Lowlands and the Highlands. Explore some of the finest scenery in the world: the Cuillin Mountains, Callanish Standing Stones, Harris’ pristine beaches, and more.

Transport back in time on a tour to the Orkney Islands and far north of Scotland. Explore the archipelago island of Orkney with guides that know all the best places to visit; the 5000 year old village of Skara Brae; standing stones at the Ring of Brodgar and Stones of Stenness; the Neolithic Chambered cairn of Maes Howe; the Italian Chapel and St. Magnus Cathedral and more.

The opportunity to explore the highlands with a qualified guide is an experience that can’t be missed. There are a variety of choices to select from a 5 day extensive Highland Tour, 3 Day Isle of Skye Tour, to a 2 Day Loch Ness Tour. There are also one day tours available from Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Inverness. A tailor-made be-spoke tour can also be customized for you with a private driver guide.

Please feel free to contact us for any travel arrangements in Scotland


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Go Scotland Tours Gift Certificates

Season Greetings from Go Scotland Tours

Wishing you Happy Holidays and all the best for New Years!

For a limited time Go Scotland Tours is offering Gift Certificates on selected tours. Give someone close to you the gift of a memory. There is something special about touring with a local guide passionate about their country. A gift that will be remembered forever!

To see tours available for gift certificates click here
(note this offer will last well into the New Year)

Scotland Tours in Autumn and Winter

Scotland Tours in Autumn and Winter Scotland Tours. The summer season has come to an end but don’t let that stop you from touring Scotland. In Autumn and Winter the Highlands come alive with a misty setting reminiscent of what you might expect from movies like ‘The Highlander’ and ‘Rob Roy’. A beautiful scene in the winter with snow caped hills. The Scotland Tours this time of year may be limited in options but the coach tours will be less crowded allowing you to gain a personal experience with the guide and other guests. And if the Scotland Tours you have in mind are not available we would be glad to offer the same tour with a private guide. Full day Scotland Tours from Edinburgh and Glasgow are available year round, and visiting during the off season gives you the opportunity to take advantage of the even lower prices. On this edition of Go Scotland Tours Newsletter we will explain what Scotland Tours are available this winter/autumn.

For a limited time we are offering a 5% discount on selected tours in Scotland. Coupon Code: WINGO1012  –  Click here to see tours available for discount

The Highland Ultimate Experience Tour of Scotland
is the must go on tour to take. This tour includes all the must see sights of the Scotland Tours on the Scottish Highlands and Islands. Travelling through Highlands Perthshire to the famous Loch Ness. It might be colder than usual but Nessie doesn’t mind. Then after onto the Isle of Skye consider among the top sights for its natural landscape, and in the winter you might get a chance to see it covered in white. Departing Skye to the West Highlands we stop at one of the most photographed castles of the Scottish Highlands; Eilean Donan Castle. Continuing through the West Highlands to Ben Nevis, Fort William, Loch Linnhe, Glencoe, and Oban. These multi-day Scotland Tours are available as a 5 day Highland Tours, or in shorter douses with 3 day Skye Tours and 2 day Loch Ness Tours. There are also short half day Loch Ness cruise tours available from Inverness.

Full day Scotland tours from Edinburgh and Glasgow are a great way to tour Scotland if you only have a few days to spare. Experience Scotland Tours in one day with the Loch Ness and Highlands day tour; although this is just a glimpse of the country by coach you will still pass by all the sights you may have read in your guide book. But with out a doubt a must day trip is to the historic Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and Trossachs day tour known as Rob Roy country. Other day tours available include: Oban and West Highlands Tour from Edinburgh or Glasgow, Rosslyn Chapel and Bannockburn tour from Edinburgh, St Andrews and Fife tour from Edinburgh, and a few Whisky day tours.

Explore the city of Edinburgh with the Hop-on Hop-off Bus tour that runs all day stopping at all the famous sights of Edinburgh. Sightseeing in Edinburgh can include such places as Scott Monument, Greyfriars Bobby, Museum of Scotland, # St Giles’ Cathedral, Tron Kirk, City Observatory and more. Discover the secrets of Edinburgh’s royal mile with an afternoon walking tour. If you are brave enough or like to be spooked then you must experience one of the many ghost tours of Edinburgh.

Go Scotland Tours aims to please all walks of life. Bespoke Scotland tours are a unique way to visit the country with a personal guide to take you to hidden corners you may not see on a regular tour. Customized private tours are available for individuals, small and larger groups. Go Scotland Tours can also arrange your corporate events. Edinburgh Airport transfers, transfers to other Scottish cities such as Glasgow and Aberdeen are some of the services available.

Join us this autumn/winter for Scotland Tours from Edinburgh and Glasgow to the Scottish Highlands and Islands. Ideal for those visiting Scotland over Christmas or Hogmanay, Scottish New Years!!

For more advise on planning your trip to Edinburgh be sure to contact a Go Scotland Tours Specialist right away. We look forward to seeing you in Scotland soon.

Start planning for your trip to Scotland now and contact a Go Scotland Tours representative!

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