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Address: Dunoon PA23 8GZ, Scotland
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A Passion for Scotland - Our tours take you off the beaten track and allow...

A Passion for Scotland - Our tours take you off the beaten track and allow you to see Scotland from the best perspective. We offer a bespoke private tour service which will deliver a customized tour, providing the itinerary which is perfectly created for your group, picking up from anywhere in Scotland. Traveling in a very small group, your private experience of touring Scotland will be personal and enlightening.

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Multigeneration 9-day Highlands and Islands Tour--Beyond Hopes and Expectations

We celebrated my parents' 40th anniversary with a Best Scottish Tours 9-day Highlands and Islands itinerary, and couldn't have asked for a more wonderful gift for them. Our group... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 February 2017
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

We celebrated my parents' 40th anniversary with a Best Scottish Tours 9-day Highlands and Islands itinerary, and couldn't have asked for a more wonderful gift for them. Our group was multigenerational and included my parents (ages 80 and 82), my sister (30s), myself (30s) and my 11 year old son. So many things about this trip were wonderful that it's... More 

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4 Thank Molly M
best-scottish-tours, Guest Relations Manager at Best Scottish Tours, responded to this review

Wow Molly M, what a great review. Here at BST HQ the tale of the mobile phone is already part of BST legend! You've hit the nail on the head regarding our philosophy, we want to give our guests a tour that can be a little spontaneous, surprising and we are lucky enough to have a group of drivers that... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I frequently travel with a group called Branahan Tours. This year Branahan booked our travel with Best Scottish Tours. We were unfamiliar with this new tour group and we did not know what to expect. Our tour guide, Terry, was amazing. From the moment we landed in Scotland until the day we departed, he made us feel at home. He... More 

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3 Thank Laura G
best-scottish-tours, Guest Relations Manager at Best Scottish Tours, responded to this review

Dear Laura G, thanks for reviewing your October Best of Scotland tour. It was great to be able to arrange such a lovely tour based on your agents requests. Terry, as with all our drivers, is such a great ambassador for us. We hope you keep in touch with all our news (you can register for a newsletter on our... More 

Milford, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

My husband and I have always wanted to visit Scotland, but I thought that it would be difficult to find a company that offers small group tours. When I found Best Scottish Tours online and read all of the positive reviews I was very excited. We were interested in going on the 6 day Outlander Tour but the dates posted... More 

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best-scottish-tours, Guest Relations Manager at Best Scottish Tours, responded to this review

Dear Kathy0616, Terry sends his regards and loves that the Clanadonia CD is triggering good memories. We get many questions around the 'small group tour' tag, and we are happy to say we genuinely are a small group specialist. As you say, we have the flexibility to move dates around where logistically feasible as we don't pre book accommodation, tying... More 

Winston Salem, North Carolina
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304 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

My husband and I have wanted to visit Scotland for years, and have become even more interested in the country since becoming huge fans of Outlander, so we were thrilled when we found Best Scottish Tours while researching online. Initiating contact with the friendly folks at BST was easy, and they were in touch with us regularly regarding dates, logistics,... More 

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best-scottish-tours, Guest Relations Manager at Best Scottish Tours, responded to this review

Dear sardawg, thanks for such a fantastic review of your tour. This certainly and action packed tour, showing you the locations for the Outlander series, plus more and with Terry at the helm you get all the historical links as well. We love giving our guests a few wee surprises during the tour, there's more to our tours than we... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We had 5 days with George in Scotland we were the only couple on this tour and it was so relaxing George adapted the tour to suit our interests and we felt like we were chauffeur driven everywhere George gave us plenty of time to be on our own and we never felt any hassle it was so relaxing just... More 

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best-scottish-tours, Guest Relations Manager at Best Scottish Tours, responded to this review

Dear Shane S, Thanks for reviewing your 5 Day Highlands and Islands tour with George. He said you had wonderful weather on Skye which was an added bonus! I'm so glad you had the chance just to relax and enjoy your break and see those areas of Scotland at a pace that suited you, it really makes a difference to... More 

Irvine, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I’ve recently returned from the 7-day Best of Scotland Tour, and although I don’t usually write reviews, my experience with Best Scottish Tours was so positive I thought I should share it. Scotland is a country that I have wanted to visit for some time, but as a solo traveler and someone who doesn’t prefer large tour groups, trying to... More 

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best-scottish-tours, Guest Relations Manager at Best Scottish Tours, responded to this review

Dear francescabellini, thanks for taking the time to write such a great review of your recent tour with us. You point out some very important aspects of our service; the prompt replies to queries pre tour are important to us, as all our guests need to have questions answered in a timely manner to enable them to make decisions about... More 

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

An absolutely marvelous tour experience! Driver and guide extraordinaire, Terry, possessed a vast knowledge of Scottish history, culture, politics and geography that enriched our visits to castles, battlegrounds and archeological sites scattered among the landscapes of mountains, lochs, seaside shorelines and rocky cotter plots. There were just five guests traveling in a VW van that allowed us to roam the... More 

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best-scottish-tours, Guest Relations Manager at Best Scottish Tours, responded to this review

Dear Kathrynmclain, sincere thanks for sending in your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your time out with Terry and your wee group. Our aim is to let you see some of the less travelled places and our hotels are specifically chosen to give our guests more of a local flavour, so it's great to hear that this was appreciated... More 

Norwich, Connecticut
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41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We were on the same tour as 956Cheryl (see below) and I totally concur in her assessment. One of the absolute requirements in a choice of our tour group was that it be a small group. I had several tour representatives tell me that 30 was a small group. In our Best Scottish 10 day "Grand Tour", there were just... More 

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5 Thank David C
best-scottish-tours, Guest Relations Manager at Best Scottish Tours, responded to this review

Dear dlcul, your description of the 10 day tour fits with how we hope we are perceived - genuinely small groups, professional, informative, spontaneous, flexible, light hearted and all in all a wonderful experience. Thanks for mentioning the choice of hotels as it is a task we don't take lightly - we have to have the right mix of service,... More 

Fallon, Nevada, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This was the best tour we have ever taken. Our guide Terry was very knowledgeble and passionate about this beautiful country. Spending 10 days with him added to our experience. We learned so much about the history and each day was filled with WOWS! We had a wonderful iternerary that took us to so many places we would not have... More 

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best-scottish-tours, Guest Relations Manager at Best Scottish Tours, responded to this review

Dear 956Cheryl, your lovely review is much appreciated - I sent a link to Terry to say you had reviewed the tour as it's only right he's advised how good he is!. I've said it before, but we are only as good as our incredible drivers/hosts. We aim to have day after day of Wow, and taking you on the... More 

Palo Alto, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Chris, our guide, was fantastic and was so full of knowledge. The countryside was beautiful and the pace of travel perfect. The group was friendly and we all got along very well. The accommodations and dinning were wonderful. The weather was great. Enjoyed the castles and the Isle of Skye the most. The van was very comfortable, with very large... More 

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best-scottish-tours, Guest Relations Manager at Best Scottish Tours, responded to this review

Dear Carl and Beth, Your review sums up the tours very well, I like hearing that elements of the tour have been beautiful, perfect and wonderful - it means we are doing the right thing! The point you have emphasised is the pace - there is no sense in coming to Scotland and driving around it in 3 days -... More 

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