COVID-19 Tour Itinerary Restrictions
Due to the past COVID-19 pandemic, many of the whisky distilleries are operating by appointment only for their experience, and booking these will be necessary. These apply to some castles.
We will endeavor to change our tours to cope with these changes. For this reason, we would advise that you contact us prior to booking a tour, so that we can advise on the current situation regarding access to the attractions mentioned in the tour.
How do I book a Private Tour?
To book one of our pre-designed itineraries, go to any tour and click 'Book Now'
This will take you to the description and availability for the tour. Under the BOOK TOUR button, click BOOK NOW and this will take you to our booking system provider with Fareharbor. Please note that there is a system booking fee added to your final price at the time of checkout.
To book a bespoke itinerary, please fill out the form on the following page (click here).
Is booking with you safe?
Yes. We use Fareharbor to process all our tours. No credit card or personal detail information for booking is kept on our website.
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Do you run tours all year round?
Our tours mainly run during the Spring, Summer, and Autumn season, Easter - October 31st, focusing on Whisky, Castles, and Heritage.
We do run some tours out of season. Please note some of the distilleries, castles, and other attractions close when the season ends. Therefore some tours will not be available or can be adapted to reflect the seasonality.
We have tours that run especially outside of the season such as Stargazing, where it even might be possible to see the Northern Lights!
When is it best to book?
We will take bookings for 1 Day Tours up to 24 hours before day of departure, however, this needs to be booked over the phone. The online reservation is open up to 48 hours before departure.
We will take bookings for Multi Day Tours well in advance, we recommend that you book at least 21 days before departure if it's a late booking. It might not be possible to accept late bookings due to administrative procedures and costs, especially during the high season - April 1st to September 30th.
We recommend booking in advance so as to avoid disappointment as our tours could sell out.
Do you take groups?
Yes, we are happy to accept groups on our tours with a maximum of 6 passengers. All our tours are private tours, so only your party will be on it.
We can also arrange a bespoke tour for your party for up to a maximum of 7 - passengers, due to our car capacity.
How can I pay for my tour?
We are happy to accept Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, American Express, Diners Club, JCB, Discover, Union Pay credit cards and Google Pay, Apple Pay and Samsung Pay.
Bank Transfers are also accepted. Please contact us for this payment method.
We can also accept payment on the day by any of the cards mentioned above.
If you wish to pay in cash, please contact us directly by telephone or by email.
What is the age limit on your tours?
We are happy to welcome anyone from the age of 5 years old and above on some of our private tours, for example, Castle and Sightseeing Tours.
Tours include distilleries and breweries, due to the nature of the tour, there is a minimum age of 18.
What languages are your tours in?
Our tours are delivered in English and Brazilian Portuguese.
How much luggage can I bring?
The size of our vehicle on our tours, allow us to carry one piece of luggage per passenger equivalent to 15 kg per person.
What should I wear?
Our tours are not strenuous physical activities tours, the castle tours and coastal landmarks could involve a little walking across grass fields, so we would recommend you wear comfortable clothing and shoes, and a jacket is always advisable.
Some tours such as the Isle of Skye and the NC500, will require good walking boots as these will require quite a bit of hill walking.
We advise do not wear flip flops, ballerinas, high heels and sandals.
What should I bring with me?
We supply water and some small snacks free of charge. But feel free to bring your own snacks and fluids.
Most places accept credit/debit cards, however, we highly recommend you to have some cash on your person as you cannot always rely on the internet access in the Highlands.
Don't forget your camera!
Where does my tour depart from?
We will pick you up and drop you off, from your home, office or hotel. We can also arrange to pick you up from train stations in between Inverness and Aberdeen, but there is a extra charge for Inverness and Aberdeen train stations, please call or email for details.
All tours generally start at 08:00.
Do you offer an airport transfer service?
Yes. If you require an airport transfer to a hotel prior to a tour, you can book this online along with your tour of choice, please note that depending on your hotel location there will be different fees. Please contact us for further details on costs.
If you require a hotel pickup within Morayshire for a tour, this is free of charge. If outside Morayshire there will be a charge.
Tours start at 08:00.
Are there any meals included?
Our tours do not include any meals, just a bottle of water, but our tours will include stops for meals, if on a full-day or multi-day tour.
The restaurant meals or drinks purchased by yourselves are not included in the price of the tour.
What is included in the price of the tour?
- A bottle of mineral water for the duration of the trip
- Private Transportation for your party
- Driving staff
- Mobile charge (Samsung and iPhone)
What is not included in the price of the tour?
- This itinerary does not include flights, accommodation, and airport transfer anywhere along the itinerary
- Entrance to visitor attractions and suggested tours are featured in the itinerary. However, advice on pre-bookings will be shared
- Meals and drinks at lunch stops and any other stop needed
- Entry/Admission charges to castles, natural parks, special tours, whisky-tasting tour, etc
- Travel Insurance, including cancellation insurance
- Ferry charge