Custom Tours

A custom tour gives you the chance to custom build your own personalized independent tours or in Scotland, England, Wales, and Ireland.

A custom tour gives you the chance to custom build your own personalized independent tours or short breaks in Scotland. If visiting Edinburgh why not also explore St. Andrews, visit a distillery in Perthshire or get a feel for the Scottish Highlands? Dally a while off the main routes and take in some local folklore. Tours can give you an overview of Scotland, or a particular area or topic.

Recent small group tours have included St. Andrews (golf, castle, cathedral, beaches, eateries, shops and all) and the enchanting villages of the East Neuk of Fife with their varied fishing harbours, crow-step gabled houses, pottery and art studios, the strategically important Stirling Castle and eerie Castle Campbell and distilleries such as Edradour, Bunnahabhainn and Bruichladdich. In the more distant past, tours have even included the Lake District, the Cotswolds and York.

These tours can be enhanced with off-the-beaten track visits including a Gardens Tour, organic farms and shops (e.g. the ‘Pillars of Hercules’), early church sites and open air Christian places of worship, boat trips, low and high level walks, roped cliff walks, tours underground into tunnels and souterrains, blackhouse villages, trip to see Pictish stones, Iron Age brochs, tours of Fairy Pools and Fairie Glens, visits to places connected to literary, artistic and musical figures.

This is our opportunity to craft your Heritage Tour, History and Folklore Tour, Walking Tour, Arts & Crafts Tour, Shopping Tour, City Tour, Adventure Tour or Outdoors Tour to your requirements. We can also arrange cultural tours, including tours incorporating Celtic Connections, Edinburgh Festival, Island and Highland festivals, family events, the Enchanted Wood in Highland Perthshire and experiences specific to an area at a particular time of year.

We recommend vegetarian/vegan/dietary options during your stay, if required.

Early People, Places and Lore

Kilmartin, Argyll and its surrounding area has a plethora of standing stones, stone circles, cup and ring marked rocks, ancient seats of power such as Dunadd, early seat of the Scots. The Island of Iona is a cradle of Celtic Christianity, and close to the cathedral-like columnar basalt that is Fingal’s Cave on the Isle of Staffa.

Follow the early Celtic peoples along elusively deep Loch Tay and by Glen Lyon into verdant and mysterious west Perthshire, visit Europe’s oldest living tree and local source of spiritual renewal, end with a visit to the amazing painted ceilings of St. Marys Church at Grandtully and tranquil Dunkeld Cathedral at the confluence of the Rivers Tay and Braan.

This tour can be combined with a walk and a drink from one of the many sacred healing wells, plus visits to ancient Pictish sites. An immersive and reinvigorating experience!


Following in the footsteps of the early Scots Leave Edinburgh at 8.30am for majestic Loch Lomond ; via Inveraray to lunch wholesome and tasty food at Kilmartin House. Visit the standing stones at Temple Wood and Dunadd Fort (with a footprint and a font that marks this early capital of the Scots). To Oban, and the ferry to the Isle of Mull; stay at the highly cherished Argyll Hotel on the Island of Iona or the homely Seaview Bed and breakfast.

A tour of Iona Abbey, the cradle of Celtic Christianity, followed by a leisurely half day boat trip to Staffa. Travel in the footsteps of Sir Walter Scott, and Mendelssohn to name but a few who were inspired by the island with its famous Fingal’s Cave, and a panoply of puffins and seals. Stay second night on Mull or Iona. Leave Mull for glorious Loch Awe and Loch Tay; enter verdant and mysterious west Perthshire, search for the elusive Cave of Caerbannog; ‘stay at the hideaway Fortingall Hotel.

Explore west Perthshire including visiting Europe’s oldest living tree; find the evidence of the footsteps of the early Celtic Christians as they moved across this artery of Scotland, from Iona to Dunkeld. Visit Dunkeld Cathedral at the ancient pre-Christian confluence, and drink from one of the sacred healing wells around the old ‘city’. Visit Meigle and Abernethy, ancient Pictish Christian sites.