Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. This constituent country covers the northern third of the Great Britain Islands and has a rich and complex history as well as being populated for around 12,000 years. Today, around 5.5 million people are living in Scotland and there are many reasons why you should visit.
The local cuisine is unique, with Haggis being the best representation of Scottish cooking. You can expect partly cloudy weather throughout the year in Scotland which surprisingly does not dampen the atmosphere but enhances it. The most well-known Scottish customs are kilts and bagpipes, and if you are keen to visit this destination here are 5 awesome tours that will make you want to visit Scotland immediately.
Heartland’s Private Tours of Scotland
Heartland’s private guided tours of Scotland will provide you with the most amazing experience when it comes to visiting Scotland. The tour bus will pick you up directly from your accommodation and then take you on a day-long tour or multi-day tour and will also take you back to your accommodation before dinner.
These tours are personalized to fit your schedule and whatever works for you. The driver and guide is Eddie Thomson who will take you around to some of Scotland’s sites including Oban, Glencoe, Isle of Skye, and many more. The cost of the tour is around 50 pounds per hour with a minimum of 6 hours per tour.
The Ghost Bus Tours – Edinburgh
The Ghost Bus Tours in Edinburgh are unique tours where you can expect to hop onto a black double-decker bus and be immersed in spooky stories about Edinburgh. The tour guides are actors who entertain guests for 75 minutes as they ride through the city. As you visit all the top sites such as Edinburgh Castle, you can expect commentary from the guides that serve as entertainment as well as a source of information.
Other sites on the tour include the Grassmarket, New Town, and the Royal Mile to name a few. To enjoy these tours of haunted tales, you will depart from Waverley Bridge at 6pm and 7:30pm every day, with an extra 9pm ride on Friday and Saturday. Tickets cost 18 pounds per adult.
Once Upon a Whiskey Tours – Glasgow’s West End Whisky Tour
If you’re a whiskey lover, you will enjoy this tour of Glasgow’s West End. Each stop on the tour is one of four bars where tourists can sample the four single malt Scotch Whiskies. You can also expect guides to share some trivia and facts about whiskey along the way which will teach you a great deal about this whiskey.
The tours cost around 60 pounds and take place every day from 4:30 – 7pm and the starting point is Ben Nevis Whiskey Bar. Participants must be 18 years or older.
Scotland’s Wild Tours – Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Tour
This tour is 8 hours long and the bus journey starts and ends next to Loch Lomond which is inside Trossachs National Park – the first national park of Scotland. This tour includes the viewing of mountains, lakes, valleys and waterfalls to name a few, and travelers can enjoy a 2-hour nature walk as well.
The tour guides will provide information regarding the history, geography and culture of the location, and the tour is limited to just 8 people. The tour operates daily at 9am from April to October for around 50 pounds per adult and 43 pounds for kids aged 12 – 15.
Cruise Loch Ness – Daily Cruise
Lastly, we have Cruise Loch Ness Daily Cruise that offers visitors sites that include the Loch Ness sole island, Fort Augustus Abbey and Cherry Island. While on the cruise, there are guides who provide information regarding each site including the history of the area in a fun and entertaining manner.
The main attraction is the coastal scenery filled with beautiful natural surroundings, which is why most people take the boat ride. The total duration of the cruise is 50 minutes and the departure point is the southern end of Loch Ness. The cruise departs hourly from 10am to 4pm and you can expect cruises from April up until December for just 9 – 15 pounds per ticket.