Create Your Own Tour with Private Hire

Blog 23 Apr 2019

Customise your dream tour with Timberbush Tours
This blog is by Shea from Private Hire.

Are you looking for a unique experience exploring the captivating Scottish scenery? Your journey begins the moment you contact Timberbush Tours Private Hire and start building your own itinerary with the professional team. This is where you can create your own tour based on your group’s preferences on locations and sights to be seen in this wild and wonderful country.

Private tours can span from the set-tour itineraries found on our website, to off-the-beaten-track itineraries which can mix it up with added stops, extra night’s in the Highlands, Island hopping and ‘walking 500 miles’ in your dream tour.

On Day 1 of you tour, you will be picked up at your chosen location in a coach from our brand-new bespoke Mercedes Benz fleet. People of all ages are welcome, with children’s seats available upon request. You will meet your personal driver-guide for your tour who will be a friendly, professional Scotland-enthusiast. Your private driver-guide will commentate on your journey with stories of history, myths, legends, facts & figures and practical information for each place you pass and stop at. The driver-guide will communicate ideas and options for most stops and with their help, you can explore Scotland in your own magnificent way!

Everything will be tailored to your needs with stops organised at appropriate timings for better food options and views etc., as well as many stops for comfort breaks, photo opportunities and designated stop for visiting specific sights and attractions. Private Hire itineraries are so flexible that we even let you choose your own accommodation so you can make sure your stay is exactly your preference – whether it be a glamping pod in Aviemore or a 5* Highland hotel - then we can build the itinerary around this!

  • Do you want to stop in the lovely town of Luss for stunning views of Loch Lomond?
  • A quiet stop at Dores Beach on the banks of Loch Ness?
  • Would you like a quick stop at Kilmaghog to take pictures of the cute Highlands coo’s?
  • Would you like to stop in Aviemore to have a picnic by Loch Morlich?
  • Would you like to stop at Britain’s first open air museum to see how the feisty Highlanders lived during the 18th and 19th century?
  • A hike to the stunning Old Man of Storr on Skye?

Anything is possible on a Private Tour! Contact to begin your journey!

Group photo in Skye

An example of a 7 day private hire tour

Let us paint you a picture of the ‘braw’ places you can experience whilst here;

Day 1

Departing from Edinburgh, Stirling for free time at the Castle or Wallace monument, Doune Castle (for any Outlander fans), Deanston distillery tour to taste what Scotland deems the ‘water of life’, Loch Lomond and Trossachs National park drive, the famous Glencoe drive & Rest and be Thankful Pass, Glenfinnan Viaduct for Harry Potter fans, and ferry to Skye overnight.

Day 2

Full day of exploring the Isle of Skye - options include fairy pools, Lealt Falls, Old Man of Storr, Cuillins, Neist Point, Talisker Distillery, Dunvegan Castle and Kilt Rock. Overnight on Skye to soak up more island life and enjoy a night in one of the pretty Bed and Breakfasts.

Day 3

Uig to Tarbert ferry, for a day on the Hebrides; the Isles of Harris and Lewis are western island gems - options include Calanais Standing Stones, Dun Carloway, Lews Castle etc.  Enjoy an overnight stay in Stornoway for a final night on the Isles before travelling south towards Loch Ness.

Day 4

Lewis to Ullapool ferry, a scenic cruise on the famous Loch Ness, searching for the famous monster – ‘Nessie’, a visit to the beautiful Urquhart Castle, a visit to Culloden Battlefield to learn of the most famous Jacobite defeat against the English, and then an overnight stay in Inverness – known as the capital of the Highlands.

Day 5

Inverness to Tomatin distillery for a tour and more of that glorious whisky, Aviemore lunch stop in the cute cafes in town or a picnic by Loch Morlich, stop in cute Pitlochry town, a stop at Dunkeld Cathedral, Hermitage Walk for beautiful woodland scenery and waterfalls, overnight in the area, for example in The Fife Arms, a unique Highland hotel in Braemar.

Day 6

Head to St Andrews, for free time at; the Cathedral Ruins, St Andrews Castle, on the famous West Sands beach, for shopping, cafes etc., then a coastal drive via the fishing villages of the East Neuk of Fife such as Anstruther for a photo stop (famous fish and chips here!), Culross or Aberdour photo stop for any Outlander fans, Queensferry photo stop for the iconic bridges over the River Forth, before heading back to Edinburgh for the night.

Day 7

A full-day city tour of our beloved capital, Edinburgh! Start your morning by visiting the famous Royal Britannia Yacht, head into the centre for a tour of the Old Town, then you can have some free time to wander along the Royal Mile and grab some lunch, do some shopping and perhaps a visit Edinburgh Castle! After this you can visit Holyrood Palace, view Arthurs Seat, then you will head to Carlton Hill for great views over the city before finishing your tour.

Contact so we can start creating the perfect adventure for you, today!