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“Exceptional Day!”

Discreet Scotland Day Tours
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Owner description: Enjoy a private tour of Scotland from your hotel door step. Travel in one of our luxury 4x4 Range Rovers and visit Scottish Castles, Lochs, Mountains and historic sites. With no time restrictions, you can spend as long or as little at each location as you wish. Choose from Edinburgh, Highlands, Royal Castles,Stirling and Loch Lomond,Scottish Borders, Adventure climbing, Remote Scotland or a Bespoke Tour.
Wilmington, Delaware
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17 reviews
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“Exceptional Day!”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

We only had two full days in Scotland and wanted to make the most of both of them. We hired Discreet Scotland for our first full day to visit two of Scotland's castles, Balmoral and Glamis. What we got was some of the most beautiful countryside scenery, a lovely day where we didn't have to do any of the driving (so no fighting over the map, GPS or anxiety about the other side of the road) and one of the nicest and fun to be with tour guides, Geoffrey (gosh, I hope I'm spelling that right) as well as the two castles. Talking with him in the car was equally as fun as the sights we got to see. He charmed my teenage daughters especially when they learned he could play AC/DC on the bagpipes! This is not a jammed packed tour. Driving from Edinburgh to Balmoral doesn't leave time for much else so don't plan to "see it all". We got exactly what we expected. First class service and a delightful first taste of Scotland. Our guide even stopped at a local stand and we enjoyed some of the best strawberries, blueberries and raspberries we've ever tasted! That little extra went a long way with us.

Visited July 2014
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Arlington, Virginia
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“Highly Recommend - A Great Way to See Scotland”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

We had an excellent experience with Discreet Scotland Private Tours. The Range Rover vehicle was spacious, comfortable and able to go off-road to see sights tour buses cannot. Our guide was a skilled and courteous driver. He was very considerate of our needs and desires, and quite knowledgable about Scotland, especially its history and geography. We were most interested in finding good photo ops, and he directed us to plenty. We could just as easily concentrated on castles, whisky distilleries, nature, or any other particular feature of this beautiful country. Our guide knew just where to go. In addition, the advance logistical details were handled very smoothly, always a plus. We hesitated briefly about the price, but in the end it was worth every penny. Hiring a car is expensive as well, and with Discreet Scotland Tours, we did not have to worry about reading maps, driving on the 'wrong' side of the road, or traveling with a group of strangers on a large tour bus. We could follow our own schedule and spend as much (or as little) time as we wished at any given stop. We highly recommend Discreet Scotland Private Tours to anyone, and we hope to return to Scotland again to make use of their services.

Visited July 2014
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 reviews
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“Outstanding tour guide”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

We had a wonderful time with Matthew, our guide...my entire family loved him, from my 10 year old daughter to my 70 year old father! His car had plenty of room for the six of us, and was impeccably clean. He helped plan our day according to our wishes, and we saw everything we wanted to, yet at a relaxed pace. Matthew is incredibly knowledgeable about all of Scotland, as well as charming in his delivery! We will definitely visit Scotland again, with Matthew as our guide!

Visited July 2014
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39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Best family vacation”
Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

Matthew is an outstanding representative for Scotland. We saw so many "off the beaten path" highlights of Scotland. Very accommodating for our teenage kids interests. Plenty of time to free roam the waterfalls and outdoors a bit. Great mix of scenic landscapes and historical sites. Far and away the best segment of our vacation and our year and a half of living in Europe.

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Warren, New Jersey
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“Best tour guides”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

We had two different tour guides over three days. They were both so professional and knowledgeable. They were also a pleasure to spend time with.

Visited July 2014
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