Custom Tours

A custom tour gives you the chance to custom build your own personalized independent tours or short breaks 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, England, Wales, and Ireland. 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 the country, or a particular area or topic.

Small group and private customized 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. Tours have included the Peak District, the Lake District, the Cotswolds, Kent, East Anglia, Cumbria, Northumberland and York, as well as throughout Ireland.

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.

Discover this lesser visited part of Scotland.

Wild Doric Country, Castles & Coastline

Glorious Aberdeenshire with its expansive wild and lonely mountain areas, stunning rugged coastline, farming life and whisky making with classic malts such as Glendronach and Glenglassaugh, world-class traditional music and storytelling, castles, craft and art. Unforgettable food and drink experiences. Try your tongue at some Doric and get to know some of the finest people around. Carefully crafted tour for you, 4 days recommended.

On this tour:

  • Visit to Elgin Cathedral in the morning, Glenfiddich distillery tour, lunch at the distillery, Drive through the Cabrach, once a place for illicit distilling, stay at Alford/Fyvie
  • Start with a visit to Fyvie Castle, (Sang/song: The Bonnie Lass o Fyvie)
  • Visit the Battlefield of Harlaw, near Inverurie (Sang: The Battle of Harlaw)
  • Kinkell Church, where the grave of the leader killed at Harlaw is still visible. Lunch: Chapel of Garioch
  • Maiden stone, (Sang: Maiden Stone)
  • Bennachie, walk up the Devil’s Trail, (Sang: Bennachie)
  • Whisky and sleep at the Pitoddrie House Hotel
  • Journey to Drum Castle, (Sang: Laird o Drum)
  • Visit Cullerlie Stone Circle – Reference: the Stone Age Scotland Story in Scots
  • Explore Dunottar Castle
  • Lunch at The But n Ben at Auchmithie – incredible local food, stunning setting
  • Visit St Vigeans and its Pictish Museum
  • Stay in Dundee

Photo of Slains Castle, credit: North East 250 / Damian Shields