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When it comes to exploring Scotland, Glasgow is an ideal starting point. From here, you can embark on a variety of tours to see the stunning landscapes and historic sites the country has to offer. In this blog post, we’ve rounded up some of the best tour companies to help you plan your Scottish adventure.

Rabbie’s Tours

Rabbie’s Tours is an award-winning tour company with a great reputation in the UK and across Europe. They offer personalised service and expertise in guides, making them one of the best choices for a tour of Scotland. They specialise in small group tours, and are known for detouring from routes that other tour companies cannot offer. Plus, they are eco-friendly!

Their Loch Ness tour is the most popular day tour, covering Loch Lomond, Glen Coe, Fort Augustus, and an afternoon around Urquhart Castle, with time to explore the castle ruins or cruise on Loch Ness. Before ending in Glasgow, you will stop by Pitlochry. However, due to their personalisation of travelling in private groups, small coaches are used and they are unable to bring your big luggage with them. So when you book with them, make sure you book with Unbaggaged ahead of your tour to sort out your luggage. You can book your tour with Rabbie’s Tours on their website:

Timberbush Tours

Timberbush Tours is another award-winning tour company that departs from Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Inverness. They offer both group and small personalized tours with sizes ranging from 7 to 25, and have tours to a variety of locations across Scotland. They specialize in day tours from Glasgow and have a wide variety of tours to choose from, including whisky tours, castle tours, and scenic tours.

If you’re looking to cover as much of Scotland as you can in a single day, then the Loch Ness, Glencoe, and the Highlands tour is the right fit for you. However, if you just want to relax and prefer a gentler-paced day with time to explore, then our St. Andrews and the Fishing Villages of Fife may be the ideal tour. Timberbush also has a special Outlander tour that they offer only from Glasgow, which covers many Outlander filming locations such as Doune Castle, home of Outlander’s MacKenzie Clan, the burgh of Culross, the location of Claire’s herb garden, and the market cross of Cranesmuir Village, Callander House, Linlithgow Palace, and Blackness Castle. You can book your tour with Timberbush Tours on their website:

Highland Experience Tours

As the name suggests, Highland Experience Tours focuses more on the mountains in the north of Scotland. If you’re looking to enjoy the beauty of the mountains, this tour departs from Glasgow to places such as the Highlands, Orkney Skye, Loch Ness, Oban, and Glencoe or even just the nearby city such as Stirling. They offer a range of tours from one day up to eight days, suiting your itinerary and budget. You can book your tour with Highland Experience Tours on their website:

Discover Scotland Tours

Discover Scotland Tours is a family-owned, award-winning company that operates small group tours of Scotland. They provide 1-day trips or multi-day tours taking you to some of the most stunning and historic. You can book through the site on their website:


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