Scottish Guided Tours

Our Friends in Tourism

Scotland Travel Pages

At Scottish Guided Tours, we really value our friends. We love making new friends and building relationships with not only Scotland’s vibrant tourism sector, but international partners too. As a result, our Scotland Travel Pages should be a great help in planning tours of Scotland. Travel-related businesses in Scotland and abroad, come in all shapes and guises. Big and small hotels, shops, cafes, or B&B`s. The friendships that we have built over the years help make our guided tours of Scotland the best choice. Scottish Guided Tours rely on our friends in Scottish Tourism to provide quality hotels, B&B`s, fresh Scottish produce, experiences, and of course, Whisky!

Please enquire about our day tours and multi-day tours of Scotland.

A huge selection of destinations means we can tailor your Scotland travels to suit your time frame and interests. We offer Scotland travel planning in conjunction with our friends in the Scottish Tourism industry.

Private guided tours to every corner of Scotland  – Enquire about Private Guided Tours of Scotland 

Scottish Guided Tours - Tours of Scotland

Private Day Tours of Scotland

Explore a variety of private day tours of Scotland with Scottish Guided Tours. Private guided tours offering you complete door to door convenience.

Private multi-day Tours of Scotland

Multi-Day Tours of Scotland

Book an overnight private tour of Scotland with Scottish Guided Tours. Embark on a 2 day private tour or plan a 14 day private tour of Scotland.

Day Tours of Scotland

Bespoke Private Tours of Scotland

Plan your very own, private bespoke day tours or multi-day tour of Scotland. Private guided tours of Scotland focused your time frame and interests.

Why Scottish Guided Tours?

Door to Door Service

Your private tour guide shall greet you at your chosen location. Hotel, B&B or even Cruise Ship Terminal. The most convenient start possible to your private tour of Scotland. Complete Door to Door service from Scottish Guided Tours. 

Tour guide Edinburgh

Your Guide

‘Niall is an experienced Scottish tour guide. Raised in the mountains and glens of Scotland and inspired by his father, renowned Scottish author and historian Dr Rennie McOwan, Niall feels passionately about his role as a bespoke private tour guide.


Our brand new vehicles ensure great views, comfort and plenty of room for all travellers and luggage. Private Tours of Scotland exclusively for your group of travelling companions.

Scottish Guided Tours

Private Tours

Scottish Guided Tours deliver fantastic private tours of Scotland exclusively for your group of travellers. No travellers shall be mixed with any other private groups. Bespoke tours of Scotland designed around your time frame & interests.

Covid-19 Precautions

All vehicles are meticulously cleaned. Face masks and sanitiser are provided. Private guided tours are exclusively for family or fellow travelling companions. Private tours of Scotland are the safest way to travel.

Our Friends

Visit Scotland

Scotland’s national tourism organisation – providing inspirational information & helpful advice on travel 

Saorsa 1875 

A unique boutique Vegan Hotel in Pitlochry. The Uk`s only Vegan Hotel, right in the heart of Scotland.

Veg Jaunts & Journeys

We organize vegan tours for small groups of like-minded travellers. We are also a travel agency and can help you plan your vegan vacation, honeymoon, or milestone celebration. We offer a fun-filled Vegan Day Tour of Asheville, NC, upon request. We began just three years ago and have experienced a lot of growth every year as more of the world becomes vegan-friendly.

Watch Me See

On Watch Me See, I share my top tips for planning a trip to Scotland. You will find itinerary suggestions, destination guides, practical advice, ideas for outdoor activities, hiking guides, tips for vegan travellers and lots of travel inspiration to fuel your wanderlust for Scotland!

Cool Cottages Scotland

A hand-picked independent selection of the best unusual luxury holiday cottages to rent in Scotland – quirky, fun, romantic and unusual places 

The Nomadic Vegan

Your go-to source for insider tips on vegan travel around the world.

I scour the globe to uncover vegan treasures in the most unlikely places! It’s my mission to empower vegans and aspiring vegans to live their travel dreams without compromising their values. Be vegan anywhere. Spread compassion everywhere.

Vegan Adventure Holidays

Hi. I’m Emma—a full-time adventurer, entrepreneur and qualified Health Coach dedicated to helping you have the best vegan and eco-friendly travel experience possible.

I’m an experienced adventure Tour Leader and run vegan adventure holidays in Guatemala, Belize, Costa Rica and Colombia. I love Latin America and have been leading trips and expeditions on the continent for 10+ years.

Built on strong foundations of Guatemalan coffee and Mexican avocados, I also created the Self Guided Members Club, an online learning platform, and community for vegan adventure travellers.

The Old Croft House Vegetarian B&B Isle of Skye 

Come and pamper yourself in our 18c former farmhouse on the Isle of Skye. Enjoy our fabulous views, Vegan and Vegetarian food and family atmosphere. We are also on hand to give you lots of tips on where to visit, walk and eat on the island.


Life is short; make the trip. Stories, tips, photos, lore, and more…A fantastic resource covering all things Scotland

Stationmasters Lodge

Large Group Accommodation in Scotland with stunning lochside views near the Isle of Skye.

Heartland Travel

Tours of Scotland. Mini Coach Tours of Scotland “At Heartland Travel, we are proud and privileged to welcome you onboard our fun and historic Scotland tours.”

Aviemore Mountain Lodges  

4 Large luxury Self Catering Houses for rental in Inverdruie Aviemore. Explore the heart of the Cairngorm National Park all year round.

Burnside House

Luxury Self Catering in the Heart of Stirlingshire. Situated midway between historic Stirling and Callander, the gateway to the Trossachs, Burnside House is a new, architecturally designed, self-catering luxury house sitting in one acre of its own grounds, in the village of Deanston near Stirling.

The Lotus Heart Sanctuary

Lotus Heart Sanctuary is an inclusive Scottish based independent grassroots non-profit organisation for human & non-human animals, environmentalists, vegans, peace activists, animal/human rights activists, people following an SBNR/spiritual path – or anyone who lives a truly kind, compassionate, caring, ethically motivated and conscious lifestyle….or who wants to learn about starting to do so!

Les Taxi 

Friendly, reliable taxi`s in Stirling & Dunblane. Airport shuttle services & local tours.

Rustic Cabins

On the North Coast 500 route, our self-catering accommodation is the perfect holiday home in the Scottish Highlands.

The ultimate guide to the Isle of Skye in the Highlands of Scotland.

Rowan Tree Publishing 

Rowan Tree Publishing specialises in books for children (and sometimes grown-ups!) that have a Scottish connection or theme. Whether non-fiction or fiction, all our books are affordable and perfect for pocket money purchases or gifts.

Stirling Alive in Scotland

Everything you need to know about the City of Stirling.

Rustic Tours 

Bespoke guided tours in the North of Scotland. From fun day trips to multi-day excursions. Our private tours have fully flexible itineraries to create your perfect day out.

Your Travel Route; Create your Travel Route; Best Travel Route planner.

Visitors wishing to see and explore the best of Scotland choose from a number of excellent Scottish independent tour operators. In early 2021, in response to the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic, these small, family-run businesses decided to work together and created The Scottish Independent Tour Operator Association (SITOA).

Looking for a holiday cottage on the Isle of Skye? As the first comparator dedicated to holiday rental research, Likibu is a search engine which has been designed to ensure that you can find the best deal. Likibu finds and filters every possible destination and accommodation option for you to find the best rental among its 5 million properties. Working with globally recognised powerhouses such as Airbnb, HomeAway and, among more than 25 other partner sites, it’s never been easier to book your holiday rental: compare, choose and save!

The best in UK holiday attractions and accommodation partner with Scottish Guided Tours 

Founded in 1997 as the nation’s premier vegetarian/vegan/eco-travel agency, Green Earth Travel, LLC, remains on the cutting edge of destinations with conscience offering a wide range of travel options for those who care about the planet.
Today Green Earth Travel, LLC and travel expert, Donna Zeigfinger, company President/owner, focus on Volunteer Vacation packages and Adventure Travel – specializing in arranging individualized excursions Donna’s years of travel experience, outstanding customer service, and behind-the-scenes savvy bring to life your fantasy dream vacation. Whether for a weekend or several weeks – just let your imagination be your guide!

At Tierno Tours, we arrange tours of Europe and Central America with an insider’s knowledge of what’s available. After a discovery consultation, we match your wants with an itinerary that suits you best.  Our goal is to always exceed your expectations because we want to leave lasting memories for you to look back on year after year. Join us and enjoy the vacation of a lifetime!

Discover Scotland in a personalized and unique way with Private Tours of Scotland. Our passionate Scottish tour guides offer tailored tours to fit your interests and schedule, providing an unforgettable experience of Scotland.

Your Journey

Chesapeak Tourist
Chesapeak Tourist
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You Won't Regret a Tour with Niall! In the spring of 2018, our party of 3 adults visited Scotland for the first time. We arranged a day-long private tour outside of Edinburgh with Niall McOwen. Before arrival, we exchanged emails about our expectations. Some attractions the three of us asked to see were probably the usual tourist fair for first time visitors, but Niall also took us to places we didn't even know to ask about! Mr. McOwen was considerate, interesting, knowledgeable and truly concerned about the desires of our group. Around mid-day, the restaurant he chose provided us with good food, a bit of shopping and some time for us to get to know each other better. Getting to see this beautiful country through his eyes helped me to understand more of Scotland, its history and its citizens. If we are ever blessed to visit Scotland again, Niall will absolutely be included as part of our trip.
Lori Q
Lori Q
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An Epic Day to Remember! Scottish Guided Tours offers some preplanned itineraries, but their specialty is in working with you to customize a single or multi-day tour to fit your specific needs. We’d been to Scotland in the fall of 2017 and started planning our second trip as soon as we got back. We wanted to go to places a bit off the beaten track this time, so contacted Niall McOwan of Scottish Guided Tours. Niall built on our “must see” request, and suggested some other sites that worked well with our schedule. He picked us up from our hotel, and gave us an absolutely epic day to remember! One highlight was visiting an Old Kirk that is the final resting place of the famous Highlander Rob Roy MacGregor. Just behind the Kirk, we hiked up a trail that took us to a rallying point overlooking Loch Voil. A stone cairn at marked the place where Clan MacLaren would have lit a fiery cross to summon their men to battle. The view from this spot was just breathtaking! Throughout the day, Niall filled us in on the significance, history, and lore related to our stops. In addition to taking us to absolutely stunning viewpoints and ruins, he knew the best places to stop for lunch, coffee, and restrooms. 🙂 Our entire experience with Scottish Guided Tours from planning to the drop off back at our hotel was smooth, professional, friendly, knowledgeable and fun! I can without any hesitation recommend this service to anyone looking for a custom tour in and around Scotland.
Laura M
Laura M
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First guided tour, Don’t often write reviews but felt the need to for our trip. We live in Spain and decided on a little trip back to the motherland,we were not disappointed and our trip was made even better by Niall,his knowledge and passion for his country and what he does is evident,not your bog standard repitive tour guide,there was not one day of our trip that he didn’t have us laughing. Can highly recommend Scottish guided tours,we will return and when we do,we will definitely be booking with Niall.
Kirstie B
Kirstie BEdradour Distillery & Best of Scotland Day Tour
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Best of Scotland & Edradour Distillery Day Tour We spent a really entertaining and informative day with our guide, Niall ( Neal in Gaelic). He took us north to see the three bridges from different eras that span the Firth of Forth. It was fun to see a train go over the old one. Then we were off to Dunkeld, the river Tay, a wee hike in the woods to find a salmon ladder (alas,, no salmon running at that moment), coffee at a charming shop in Dunkeld, a tour at Edradour Distillery, the only remaining hand made single malt whiskey in Scotland, and the smallest to boot. We had a quick look at the village of Pitlocry, and ended the day at Loch Tummel to see The Queen's View. One more coffee stop, and it was back to Edinburg. But the best part of this fine day was the time we spent with Niall, who was a font of information, jovial and witty. As one does, we compared cultures, talked about everything under the sun, and laughed together much of the time. If you are looking for a tour guide with a warm demeanor and a kind and helpful personality, Niall is the best.
Ickles Family
Ickles FamilyPrivate Tour of Scotland
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Best Day Ever!!!! My family and I had the good fortune to have Niall as our personal tour guide for a day during our vacation to Scotland. We found that one day wasn't enough! Niall taught us more about his country in 10 hours than a professor in History could have done in 10 weeks. He was an absolute pleasure to be around. He made sure our day was spectacular from beginning to end. We can't wait to go back and let Niall show us more!
DMarieCExtraordinary & Outstanding
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Extraordinary and outstanding! With all the great tour guides I have hired, Niall stood out. He was with our family from Nov. 21-25. He picked us up at the Edinburgh airport and we started touring immediately. seeing the Kelpies, South Queensferry and the Forth Bridges all in the first afternoon. After that, we spent four more days together while he regaled us with history, legends and fairy stories. He listened and did not interrupt. Niall seemed to know how much to talk and how much to listen. He played the most beautiful Scottish music as we drove. We felt immersed in Scottish history and culture. He even wore his kilt for two of the five days. He went out of his way to accommodate our dietary needs. (It really helped that he is vegan himself.) We traveled through ancient woodlands, burial sites, battlefields, castles, fairy pools and fairy glens, mountain ranges, Outlander, Harry Potter and other film sites. We ended up enjoying him so much that we considered him part of the family and wanted him for the rest of our stay. Finally, we all noticed how kind Niall was with not only us, but with everyone including other drivers, restaurant staff and hotel staff. I only hope that he will be available when we return. We thought that Scotland was magical and that magic was mainly because of him. We would never tour with anyone else. Niall is the very best.
Wendy M
Wendy MPrivate Tours are the best!
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Private tours are the best! Spending a day doing what you want to do is the best tour option! We had been on many small group tours and found them enjoyable, but for the ultimate tour experience, choosing your day exactly how you want is definitely the way to go! Niall, at Scottish Guided Tours, is the man for the job! He picked us up at our hotel, and we spent the day exploring the Trossachs National Park. We visited four lochs (lakes), several historical locations, explored at our own pace and hiked to breathtaking locations that we wouldn't have known about if it weren't for Niall's expertise of the area. You don't need a headset to explain every step of the way when Niall is happy to provide you with history and insight into each location. He is also kind, funny and a great companion for touring around (he knows all the great food stops, too). During our last visit to Scotland, I felt the tour stop locations were a bit crowded, and I wanted to do a little more hiking into the depths of the beautiful forests of Scotland. We hiked to incredible mountain viewpoints, beside streams and along lochs. It was the best! Of course, if hiking isn't your thing, the beauty of Niall's tours is that you can do anything you want - well, with time and distance considered. 🙂 Don't hesitate, contact Niall to discuss 'your' trip. You won't regret it!

Book a Loch Ness Day Tour – Explore Stirling Castle & Loch Lomond with a Private Tour Guide – Rosslyn Chapel & Hadrians WallOutlander Tours plus many more private guided tours of Scotland… Contact us