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“Truly the trip of a lifetime!”

Best Scottish Tours
Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Dunoon
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A Passion for Scotland - Our tours take you off the beaten track and allow you to see Scotland from the best perspective. We offer a bespoke private tour service which will deliver a customized tour, providing the itinerary which is perfectly created for your group, picking up from anywhere in Scotland. Traveling in a very small group, your private experience of touring Scotland will be personal and enlightening.
Reviewed 20 June 2014

I didn't know what to expect when embarking on this journey with my two best friends, and have been singing the praises of BST since my arrival home. Jennifer arranged a stellar itinerary for our group, with accommodations to match. The customer service and attention to detail provided by the staff was superb; we were actually joking at one point that our wonderful tour guide, Matt, was even able to manipulate the weather for our benefit. Touring with a small group enabled us to make stops and take detours as Matt grew to know us and anticipated our interests and needs. As days passed it became less of a tour with a guide and more of a tour with a long-lost friend sharing a passion for his country. I fell in love with Scotland on this tour and will happily use BST in the future should I be lucky enough to go again. The experience was absolutely priceless.

5  Thank Lisa M
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

We set out on BST's 9 day Highlands and Islands Tour on May 23 hoping to see some good scenery and experience a little of Scotland. What we got was way above and beyond this! Whilst it's hard to take a bad photo in Scotland, our driver Matt knew all the best spots to stop at and really looked after us. What we experienced was not just a tour but an experience that we'll never forget: a glimpse of a country spectacular to look at, good food (and plenty of it), and comfortable hotels. Matt was generous with his knowledge and time and nothing was too much trouble. The insights into Scottish history and culture were fascinating. We highly recommend BST to anyone.

1  Thank Rob W
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

This is my first group tour. I am now spoiled and ruined for other tour companies. BST has done their homework and booked lovely hotels with gourmet meals. The small group allows for flexibility and options. We were able to go and see places that other tour companies don't offer and can't do due to group size. Our tour guide Chris was incredible. He knew the answer to just about every question asked. He provided wonderful historic commentary and allowed us a look into every day life on Scotland. Chris was guide, host, friend taking care of our every need and accommodating requests for photo opps.

I can't recommend Best Scottish Tours enough!

2  Thank SBigger
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

8 Day Colours of Autumn tour with the Jacobite Train

BST is an excellent company. It delivers what it advertises!! This was a great trip!! The accomdations were outstanding! Less is better in terms of the number of travelers on a trip. A small group is so flexible! Scotland is a beautiful country! Employees are listed as an expense (minus income) on a business's Income Statement but in reality excellent employees are invaluable ASSET!! Jennifer setup the whole trip and did her job in an excellent and friendly manner! She is an ASSET to BST! Christopher was our guide on Monday and he was great! Matthew was our guide/driver for the other 7 days and he did an outstanding job!! He is knowledgeable, funny, a great driver and a very nice person. He was a pleasure to be with and a pleasure getting to know! He is an ASSET to BST! By choosing BST you will be making the absoulute right choice to see Scotland!!

6  Thank Frank P
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

Small group travel is the way to go! 7 women were lead thru Scotland in a small van with a wonderful driver. Chris navigated impossible roads in Skye and elsewhere while filling us in on the history and culture of the area. He remained flexible and added to our already full itinerary. Thanks to him I was able to add an author's tour in Edinburgh which was not originally scheduled.

We stayed in small lodges with welcoming hosts. Jennifer Kennedy is in charge of bookings and is on the spot. We even enjoyed a transatlantic call prior to departure.

I would certainly recommend them.

4  Thank Joan483
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