Highlights of Scotland Custom Private Tour With Scottish Local

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Highlights of Scotland Private Day Tour Luxury Chauffeur

From $718.21

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


There’s no need to coordinate your own visit to the blustery Scottish Highlands, Lochs, and whisky distilleries, when you can explore in luxury on this full-day, comprehensive, and customizable tour. Your local driver will tell stories as they transport your private tour group between attractions in comfort and style, freeing you up to enjoy the scenery and experience the best Scotland has to offer.
  • This comprehensive tour is excellent for first-time and returning visitors
  • Customize this highlights of Scotland tour to your personal needs and interests
  • Forget complicated meeting points, as door-to-door transfers are included
  • Travel luxuriously in a Mercedes Benz and don’t worry about rental cars

What's Included

  • Private Excursion (1 to 6 Passengers)
  • Door to Door Service
  • Cruise Ship Pickup and Drop-Off
  • Services & Stories of a Scottish Local
  • Wi-Fi Access
  • Bottled water
  • Entrace Fees to Visitor Attractions
  • Gratuities (Passenger Discretion)

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Pickup details

Edinburgh - All Locations

What To Expect

The Kelpies & The Helix (Pass By)

Stirling Castle

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Duke's Pass (Pass By)

Loch Katrine

1 hour 15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

The Highland Cow

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Callander (Pass By)

Roman Camp Hotel

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Deanston Distillery & Visitor Centre

1 hour 15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Doune Castle

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Royal Burgh of Culross (Pass By)

Forth Bridges Viewpoint

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

Highly recommended for anyone to get the most out of Edinburgh in a short amount or limited time frame.


21 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
Showing 1-10 of 21 reviews
Great day
Susan_H, Sep 2023
Brian was a great driver. We were able to see all the sights we had planned. The van was comfortable for all four of us.
Beautiful countryside but quite pricey.
Wendy_P, Sep 2023
Our driver William was very helpful with my husband who is physically challenged. The car was super comfortable. We only wished that he had kept the conversation going a bit more as we drove for miles without a word as to what we were seeing.
Edinburgh, Scotland (cruise port)
Katherine_C, Sep 2023
Truly an amazing day. We were able to walk around the Kelpies as well as Stirling Castle. Part of our group did a tasting/tour at Deanston Distillery while the other half went shopping. We stopped to feed some highland cows (Hamish) and enjoyed a relaxing lunch at Roman Camp Bistro. Our guide was magically able to also fit in a tasting at Glenturret Distillery before getting us back to the cruise port. If you only have 1 day to see the area, THIS is the tour to accomplish everything (all the highlights).
Enjoyable ride,...
Enjoyable ride, comfortable van. Great overall experience. Driver was very friendly and great companion.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
So Pleased the day met expectations, thank you for your business and kind words
Wonderful day visiting...
Nelson_W, Jul 2023
Wonderful day visiting sites with William, He was knowledgeable, friendly, and receptive to our wants.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thanks Nelson for your kind words, we will make sure they are passed on to William. We appreciate your business and trusting Aura Journeys to be part of your vacation.
randy_b, Jun 2023
Fantastic, great driver/guide. I highly recommend to anyone. Made the day wonderful. Was very informative.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you for your business and kind words, we are pleased that your day met expectations. We appreciate allowing Aura Journeys to be part of your vacation here in Scotland.
Scotland is AMAZING and Brian was OUTSTANDING!!
Shallon_H, May 2023
Brian was an absolute delight! He made our trip and was full of information, humor and great tips. Our whole family fell in love with Scotland and Brian was a huge reason. Our trip was a perfect blend countryside and classic Scottish sights. Super comfortable vehicle, provided us with waters, plenty of opportunities to stop off and adjust our itinerary based on what we wanted to see. Brian knew the area really well, took us to all of the great places and was very friendly - he made the trip exciting and fun - BEST tour guide we have ever had! A+++++++++
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Thanks Shallon for your awesome review, great to hear that Brian gave you all a Scottish Experience to remember too.
Beautiful Highlands DayTrip
Christina_B, Apr 2023
Brian was a wonderful guide! He was knowledgeable and personable and provided a lovely tour. Highly recommend this personalized day trip! Christina
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thank You for booking, we will ensure Brian receives your feedback. Being trusted to show you the Scottish Highlands was an honour.
Private Tour
Travis_G, Mar 2023
Had a good time with William. He was very knowledgeable about so many things. If you want to see outside of the city this tour is for you. The one suggestion I would make is to schedule less things so you can have enough time at the destinations you really want to see. Only so much time to fit things in.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thank you for your kind words and time. Of course your business too. Thank You for allowing Aura Journeys to be part of your Scottish Adventure.
Wonderful day trip!
Sadie_M, Nov 2022
We had a wonderful time exploring more of the Scottish countryside with William as our guide! Super responsive and very willing to tailor the day to make it what we wanted. Definitely would recommend this day out if you’re looking to see a bit of more of Scotland outside of Edinburgh!
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Thanks Sadie for your lovely review, we will ensure William gets your kind words too. We do appreciate you trusting Aura Journeys while in Scotland.
Just Do It!
Taylor_L, Sep 2022
If you are on the fence about doing this, don't think, just do it! I wish I could give this more than 5 stars. William is the absolute best! He worked with us to get in the couple of sites we wanted to be sure to see as well as gave us a list of his suggestions. We had so much fun seeing The Kelpies, South Queensferry, Deanston Distillery, Callander to see a Hamish cow followed by a beautiful lunch spot at the Potting Shed, Aberfoyle and Stirling Castle. We cannot thank William enough for such a wonderful day! We truly got the full Scottish experience. We cannot sing William's praises enough. Such a fun day! He even worked hard to try to rearrange his schedule to add another day for us! William, we hope to be back one day to see you! Be sure to look us up if you are in Chicago! - Taylor, Kevin, Al, Katie, Joyce, Steve
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Good Morning Taylor, Kevin, Al, Katie, Joyce and Steve - So Pleased William looked after you all and gave a great experience. He takes great Pride in making sure all our visitors get a great Scottish Experience.
Best way to see Scotland
Renee_N, Jun 2022
Oh what a trip!!!…I would recommend William and this trip as the best way to see the Scotland highlands. Get off the royal mile and see what Beauty lies beyond!!..listening to Gerry Cinnamon music and exploring the country side with Williams knowledge cannot be beat!!..
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Hi Renee thank you for leaving such a lovely review, William will be so pleased his service helped you all enjoy Scotland. Our Drivers put a great deal in to ensure you have a great day, once again thank you.
Day trip from Edinburgh
Steve Y, Oct 2019
Great day with William, our driver and guide. William is knowledgeable of the region and addressed our questions with a blend of personal experience and history. Sites included small towns, castles, boat excursion on a loch, terrific lunch lakeside and a distillery tour. Just seeing the Scottish countryside was delightful. The pick-up was seamless, door to door from our hotel.
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Thank You Steve for your lovely review, we will ensure William is given your kind words. Thank you for allowing Aura Journeys to be part of your adventure.
Excellent Guide and driver
Jacqueline V, Sep 2019
We had the best guide and driver ever! We did many tours in Scotland and Ireland and this one topped them all. Murray was a careful, caring, excellent driver and extremely knowledgeable/ He made the all day tour a delight and we are so pleased with his manner and professionalism. He was the best!
Response from Host, Dec 2021
So pleased the service given met expectations and gave you a great Scottish Highlands experience. We will ensure Murry gets your kind words too.
Most comfortable way to travel and see many sights!
Genette_S, Jun 2019
Our guide was so delightful. We had good weather and when our planned boat excursion on a lake was delayed, we were able to quickly form another plan and move on to see more. We experienced so much that day and were guided and driven around in a luxurious and comfortable van where we could face each other and socialize and talk. Absolutely enjoyable day with a lot of information, sight seeing and experiencing local culture ending it with a beer stop in a local pub. Highly recommended for anyone to get the most out of Edinburgh in a short amount or limited time frame.
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Thank You Genette for the review and of course your business, so pleased your private tour met expectations and gave you all a great experience of Scotland
William the Great!
Excursion58634637873, Apr 2019
We had a tremendous time on our guided tour with William! He showed us the sites and tailored the day to great hotspots. William was lovely to chat with and kept all guests in mind for places to visit.
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Thank you for the review we will ensure "William the Great" is passed your feedback and kind words.

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